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3-25-2011 @ 2:59PM
I expect all my raiders to know the general strategies for bosses. However, my guild is #2 on the server (1 boss behind #1) and we're progression focused, which Vent Trouble's guild is certainly not. Even with my guild actually being raid oriented, if it's someone's first time doing a boss with us there'll be a brief strat summary just to make sure everyone's on the same page. It's the job of a raid leader (or any officer or experienced raider) to make sure their raid doesn't fall prey to avoidable wipes and the first step to that is communicating with your raiders. Frankly, if the RL couldn't even be bothered to read RAID chat while in a RAID they don't deserve to be in a leadership position. I could see an argument in defense of the RL in a purely casual guild, but then the RL shouldn't be giving Vent Trouble crap for an issue only really applicable to raids.Obviously, in a guild like mine we can't really afford to let someone raid without vent up and being paid attention to, but that's not to say that we can't accommodate someone having technical difficulties. At minimum, someone should have alerted the raid leader to the problems (I'm fairly sure someone did since I can't believe EVERYONE in the raid missed Vent Trouble's messages). If the RL wants vent to be a requirement for continued raiding then given Vent Trouble a few minutes to sort out vent. If it takes too long, replace him and make it clear Vent Trouble needs vent running next time. If the RL wants raiding ability to be the focus, then give him a few mins to watch a video or just type out a 3-4 sentence summary. A good raider can get by with "Stay close to boss during p1 so you can avoid breath, stack up for blackout. Stay with the ranged group in p2 and get away from the group if you get the debuff. Get out of void zones and watch out for deep breath." There, I just summarized V+T in about 15 secs.Since this whole situation would have been so incredibly easy for the RL to prevent (even if the means of prevention was removing Vent Trouble until they could get Vent working properly), I think the blame for this situation lies squarely on the RL's shoulders. I understand why the RL would be ticked off at Vent Trouble, but Vent Trouble made it as clear as possible that he was having trouble with vent. If the RL chose to let that slide, that's on him. Again, I don't believe the RL was unaware of Vent Trouble's troubles simply because 1) he'd have to be a pretty terrible raid leader (or raider in general) to ignore raid chat completely 2) there were 8 other people in the group that would also have had to ignore raid chat 3) if 1 person is consistently a problem, you ask them what's up long before the group disbands.
3-25-2011 @ 3:52PM
I'm w/ this guy, (un)fortunately when you take on the RL mantle you accept further responsibility for the success of the raid... if the RL cannot be bothered to read raid chat then he fails.... and his whole airing of the dirty laundry in guild chat was juvenile and unprofessional.Grom
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