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6-10-2011 @ 1:40PM
Some of this comes down to just knowing your guild/raid-mates. My guild is made up a large number of RL friends - most of us didn't know each other before WoW but we have, largely, become friends and have social interaction outside of WoW as time and geography allows.For us, blaming someone who is completely and utterly blameless for a wipe can actually take some of the pressure off. Last man to die was a holy priest? Ask him why he didn't tank/kite/kill the enraged boss for the last 750k health. We also have a generic scapegoat who is to blame for anything and everything happens in-game, even if he's not there or not even logged in. Provided he didn't actually CAUSE the wipe, we generally will blame him for what happened. Plus a lot of folks have macros for /g or /ra (or even /rw) that blame him with some sort of silly rhyme - again, humor helps take the edge off wiping.Other things that can help - if theyr'e done properly (in addition to work4latte's EXCELLENT suggestions, above). A good-natured ribbing of anyone who survives the wipe. This includes folks like feigned hunters, vanished rogues, and shadowmelded night elves. Also, for those who collect them, sometimes it helps to refocus by doing through your non-combat pets and picking out a different one that will "help" better with the encounter.
6-10-2011 @ 3:47PM
Egbert is ALWAYS the best pet to help with a fight. :P
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