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6-10-2011 @ 1:20PM
In the little 10 man that i lead, i try to do two things when we wipe. First, i ask about what folks think we need to do differently. Sometimes i think if one person has an issue, i'll ask about it - hunter didn't trap an add? i might ask if the trap idea is workable. I learn all sorts of interesting things about mechanics this way! The other thing i do is look for who's improving, who's doing well, and publicly comment on it. So, even if we wipe all evening (and we do sometimes) everyone gets a 'moment in the sun', to feel good about their hard work. We have all the rules you talked about above, but keeping up morale and keeping the raid focused is the raid leader's job, imo. Our team is the best folks ever!
6-10-2011 @ 2:40PM
Positive feedback, even after a wipe, is a very good way to keep morale up. Another thing I do to help stave off the rage monster is to remember how great it felt the last time the team overcame tough mechanics to conquer a boss. It's an amazing feeling, and so worth the effort.
6-10-2011 @ 3:57PM
Don't tell people what they can't do. Tell people what they can do. Works in PvP all the time for me, and I try to do it in raids.Instead of 'Don't go there' say 'Go there'.It's a small difference, but people feel like they're not being berated for something they did wrong.
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