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3-25-2011 @ 3:03PM
Honestly, I feel like the truth is somewhere in the middle and it's everyone's fault. Sure, the raid leader might not be managing his/her chat channels properly, but most people nowadays that runs "communications through vent only" do exactly just that - vent is such a regular part of those raids that raid chat gets all but completely ignored.If the raid is wiping 7 (SEVEN!) times because you can't get all the information through vent, and you're just stomping your foot and pretend it's everyone else's fault, you're not trying hard enough. How about using guild chat? Say, yell (for chat bubbles), whisper to any other raid member? Restart vent? Use your toon's physical position to distance yourself from the boss pull until someone, ANYONE, tell you what is going on?Come on, you can't be that dense.And neither are they.Everyone is just caught up in the heat of the moment and forgot what's the right thing to do, and nobody wants to admit that everyone has a part in the problem. Take some time off, chill until you're rational again, and then apologize to the raid leader, and then ask that, if you can't get an apology, at least an understanding that monitoring raid chat is just as important as monitoring vent chat. Avoid the raid leader like a plague or bring it up to higher authorities if he or she refuses to consider that single concession.One final note: I completely disagree with anyone that says they have to "learn the strat" before coming into a boss fight. Having a general idea of the boss ability and phases? Yes. Memorize everything? No. There's just people like me in the world that simply can't comprehend the spatial requirements of the fight until I see it in "person". Videos in fixed angles don't help much either - they're not in the angle that'd help me visualize the situation better. So learning by doing is the only way that works for me - I just try to make sure I learn everything FAST.
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