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4-01-2011 @ 4:26PM
"When is a wipe a wipe?"When you wipe. I don't know how it could be more clear, other than to define a wipe - which is to say that it's when everyone has died, as the result of hostile action(s), bad luck and / or stupidity.
4-01-2011 @ 5:22PM
Technically, yes. A wipe is a wipe when everyone's dead. In the most literal sense of the word, you are correct. But what Matt is talking about here is at what point should the raid leader call the attempt a wipe, have everyone still alive purposefully die, and get back in to start the fight again. It's not always an easy call, and as a raider, there are times when I really wish that my RL would just call a wipe when he doesn't. Am I right? Is he right? There isn't a definitive answer. My personal thoughts on the matter: Since I am just a raider, I heal until either the boss is dead or a wipe is called. Obviously, if both tanks are dead or something obvious like that, I may not try so hard, but I have no problems with using CDs to try to keep the fight going as long as possible as long as there hasn't been a wipe called. If all other healers are dead, then I have no choice but go balls to the walls, OOM in less than a minute style healing, and if that's what it takes, so be it. If somehow that's enough to beat the boss, awesome. If not, well, if I didn't do that we would've died anyway. No harm, no foul.
4-02-2011 @ 2:09AM
Ominous - have you ever raided? I mean, apart from your fridge at nights?
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