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8-01-2011 @ 11:23AM
@Zubbiefish:I don't mean the usual wipes while learning a fight, or the understandable, occasional accident that happens to everyone.I'm talking about "That Guy" who only shows up on raid night, undergeared and underprepared, expecting to raid.Not running heroics means that his gear is likely inadequate. It also means that he is learning Cataclysm play mechanics (healers and tanks were hit especially hard with the 're-learn your role' hammer this expansion) during the raid rather than in heroics.That combination of undergeared and underskilled is deadly to progression. It means that at best the guild is nine-manning the fight, and at worst means they are being killed by someone standing where they shouldn't be standing.If all of the healers are going OOM halfway through the boss fight, then the DPS is probably standing in the fire.But if one healer is going OOM (or worse, letting their heal assignment die) before the others, then something is usually wrong.If that healer is undergeared and refuses to gear up outside of raids (regardless of their reasoning), it's unfair to ask the rest of the raid to suffer repair bills and wasted time just to carry them and gear them up - especially when the other nine or twenty-four people have likely been grinding heroics in order to get themselves ready.Ultimately, what I'm saying is this: The hotshot might be "That Guy" for speaking up about the OP's failings, but the OP is also "That Guy" for not holding up his end of the raiding bargain.
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