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3-25-2011 @ 7:28PM
I agree with everyone here that there is more than enough blame to go around. VT did not try and fix the issue that he knew was leading to wipes, the RL was not very attentive to the problems at hand which lead to a whole lot of fail, and the rest of the raid never stepped up and took personal responsibility for making the raid a success (instead of just putting it all at the RL feet even though that obviously wasn't working). That being said the RL is responsible for the failure of the raid. Is that fair? No. But leading a raid isn't about everything being fair: it is about leading 9 other people to success. If I know someone is new to a raid, and still let them in the group, then *I* am taking responsibility to help that new raider so that they have the least negative impact on the raid. Would it be nice if they read up on the encounters? Sure: and fair. But as RL it is not about how fair it is that you have to take time to explain a fight they could have looked up. This is doubly true if it is a spur of the moment raid. It was the RL job to make sure everyone knew the fight; especially a fight that in many ways 1 person can wipe the entire raid in seconds. He should have explained it in vent and got a verbal, or raid chat, confirmation from all new players that they understood the fight. Bam: most unnecessary wiping has been averted. Being a RL isn't easy: you get the same rewards as everyone else but you have to work twice as hard, think twice as fast, know everything that is going on, and deal with all the problems that come up. It is not for the weak of heart. It is not for the inattentive. And that is why most people don't want to be one.Wow, reading what I just wrote makes me see how much raiding is srs bizns.
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