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3-17-2011 @ 1:25PM
I think a good indicator of raid readiness both 10k dps and the ability to consistently NOT DIE in heroics. Most heroics do not have fights that require healers to keep dps alive; instead, they rely on incidental, avoidable damage. If you can live through most heroics, except for say Rajh or the guy in SFK, you are prepared to dodge things and stay out of the fire. If you die to Corborus, or Altairus, or Lady Naz'jar, or Ozruk, you are not ready for raiding mechanics and need to work on your situational awareness.
3-17-2011 @ 1:29PM
And just because you have the "Ready for Raiding" achievement doesn't mean squat. I had one party member get it while laying face-down the entire fight. (They went all-out DPS during an aggro reset, and paid for it in full)Plus that fight is easy as cake to avoid the fire and circles. Anyone can do that one. (And I say that as melee(tank) who still continues to do decent DPS on the boss during the flame wall)
3-17-2011 @ 5:49PM
Absolutely correct! I think a lot of DPS have had to "re-learn" the value of CC and staying the hell out of the bad stuff after a steady diet of single-button-asleep-at-the-wheel AoE instancing in Wrath, or face spending a good portion of any fight inspecting the flooring. Now, if only I could train myself to remember that the blue stuff on the ground when you have a Shaman healer is good...Reading the comments further down about tanks taking CC as an insult: please, please PLEASE tanks, when I Hex something on my Resto Shaman and ask the Hunter or Mage to CC as well, I'm not saying something unsavoury about your mother. I'm trying to conserve precious mana so I can keep you and the rest of the group vertical. The number of times I've been abused by tanks for Hexing or had them taunt said CC'd mob anyway...
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