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2-20-2011 @ 8:16AM
In my opinion it completely depends on the situation. A 10man PuG? Then a good raid leader is someone patient enough to recruit worthwhile raid members (meaning they're not known trolls/griefers) and the patience enough to commit through wipes and explain what needs to be done.A 10/25man easy mode guild run with 60% or more of the raid being from the guild? Someone who knows the fights, and has run them, along with one who knows the strengths and weaknesses of each class. NOT just what class/spec has the highest DPS this patch. Easier said than done I assure you, I probably wouldn't have this knowledge if I didn't level each class (and played with each spec on the PTR) to/past Northrend. Patience is of course also required but not as much so because this is a mostly guild run so most drama you'd find in a PuG won't prevail here.25man Hard Mode guild run? I honestly wouldn't know because I'm not in such situations. I feel like the above, along with EXTENSIVE knowledge of the fights, a detailed system for that raid, and some kind of pre-meditation would be required. Most importantly I'd say is patience. The rest is situational.
2-20-2011 @ 8:19AM
Also, I forgot to mention this in my first comment but I feel like a raid leader NOT in the dps role is simply more suited for the job. Maybe it's because I never really got into raids on one of my DPS toons (probably because I honestly didn't do the greatest dps) but whenever I led or someone else led I just felt...right if they were the tank or healer. I guess it's because they have noticeably more responsibility and thus have a higher degree of interest in the overall success, not just winning the roll on that one trinket.
2-20-2011 @ 9:24AM
I've seen fine RLs from DPS classes, hunters and mages who did great. Standing at range, they can watch the whole field of battle with greater ease than some tanks whose screen might be full of angry boss, or healers getting tunnelvision keeping everyone up.
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