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1-17-2011 @ 4:08PM
This. Very much this.There's plenty of reasons why a person mightn't be able to speak on vent - no mic, broken mic, poor quality mic, too much sound in the background, can't speak due to people sleeping in the next room.Whatever the reason or excuse, even if it's not wanting to be caught out as actually being a guy/girl, or simply chronic shyness - there's zero reason why you can't listen in whilst not having to say a word. At the very least, it saves time with the raid leader having to retype out everything just for one person.As for communicating back - goodness knows there's enough verbose mods out there that'll automatically let the raid know that you've been cursed/spiked/chased or whatever before you even realise that it's happened - and half the time it's someone else's mod anyhow. Failing that, it's not that hard to whip up a quick macro for a specific circumstance just in case.Sure, they may not be perfect solutions, but at least you're making the effort to work around the problem for the benefit of the raid rather than looking like you're just there to get carried by the rest of the guild...
1-17-2011 @ 4:38PM
Healers have 2 important things that must be communicated, if they happen1. Out-of-mana, to ask for a mana tide, innervate, hymn of hope.2. Being incapacitated. This could mean you are mind controlled, stunned, or even being chased by something where you have to run a lot.If the raid doesn't know when these things happen, they can and will cause wipes. For progression content where every global cooldown counts, voice is the fastest way to communicate this information; that being said, chat and macros can do the job well enough for many situations.A big thing with the healer in this article is whether he/she is communicating well with the other healers in /party chat in group 5. In guilds I've been in, oftentimes a separate channel is created, like /join guildnameheal. The officer in this letter hints that maybe this person isn't good with communication to begin with, and that's the bigger issue.
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