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1-17-2011 @ 3:59PM
i refuse to use a mic in raid myself as well, all the inane chatter on vent with strange voices which have no connection to character names in game for me are driving me crazy. only one with ability to speak should in my opinion be raidleader and rest should only listen. if you wanna talk about crap on vent go vent (hurr hurr) your sociopath needs on fecesbook i dont play wow to listen to people talking about random stuff.just my 2 cents - voice communication is way too overrated. i know the encounters i know how to react in different situation and why would i need to speak to people i expect to have the same knowledge/ability to partake in the encounter is beyond me.tl;dr voice comm only if its in direction from raidleader to raid team, not the other way around
1-17-2011 @ 4:32PM
"i know the encounters i know how to react in different situation and why would i need to speak to people i expect to have the same knowledge/ability to partake in the encounter is beyond me."What if you didn't know the encounters. What if the encounters had some sort of RNG that made it different each time. What if you were attempting a boss for the first time, and there was no video or strategy guide on it.If you are doing older content that is laughably farmable, yeah, you don't need vent. If you are in a guild that really pushes progression hard, vent is quite necessary. Try some hard modes with a group of people that have never done the boss, with yourself never having done the boss, and with the boss fight being significantly different than the normal mode.
1-17-2011 @ 7:30PM
I take it you're never raid leader. What if you were the only one that really knew the fight? What if you were the only one who noticed something happening that was critical for the rest of the raid to know? One last what if...what if you got disconnected from the game in the middle of a fight but were still connected on vent (i've seen this happen quite often)? Your attitude of "I refuse to use a mic" comes across as quite selfish to me. I am much more tolerant of "I can't use a mic" than "I'm capable and I refuse".
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