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10-22-2010 @ 12:32PM
It's not about watching Recount vs. not, or even about situational awareness, so you can hold that bit of snark. As I said downthread, this is about poor design running up against what can be years of conditioning. On LDW as the most egregious example, Efflorescence looks *just like* her D&D, but for the swirly flowers that can be very easy to miss in a hectic raid environment. I can count on one hand the number of encounters over the years where DPS had to stand in something good. That, opposed to the dozens of fights where "DON'T STAND IN THE FIRE" is the rule. If you spent 5 or 6 years being trained to not put your hand on a hot stove, and then all of a sudden some piece of really good medical technology came out that happened to look just like a hot stove, what would you do?We're talking basic human instinct, here. It will take time and patience for people to adjust, not obnoxious comments about watching Recount. Take two minutes before you raid to show your raiders what your new spells look like, and macro an announcement for when you use them (I believe Healbot even has the latter as a built in function you can set). That solves half the issue right there, the other half is just people getting used to it.
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