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8-26-2011 @ 10:37AM
I've had this, but with a healer. Her excuses:1) I'm dealing with whispers the entire raid, I can't help it.2) I have to raid lead and make sure everyone else is doing their job.If the GM is going to be a raider, he/she needs to set hard limits about communication that can happen during a raid. If guildies don't get that their problem can't wait a few minutes or hours until the raid is over, they need to go somewhere else. We instituted a "don't whisper me unless you've mailed me" rule for things that weren't emergencies (and let's face it, what in WoW is really an emergency?) which cut down on officers being harassed during raids. Raid time is for raiding. If you're not raiding, that's fine. We are, so leave us alone for a bit and we'll handle your drama in a moment. If it's a "I'm trying to raid lead" problem, offer to take care of it for him/her. Some people can't watch the meters, the boss, the ground, and the rest of the raid and still maintain their rotation. There's a lot going on. We have a heal lead, a DPS lead, and the tanks pretty much take care of themselves. Being in a group with personal accountability is the best answer here. Having people who are willing to say, "That was me, I stood in X" saves time trying to parse out what went wrong between pulls. If it's a lack of knowledge (rotations, gearing, etc.) then you can either babystep them through by doing the research yourself, or find out who a good player from that class and spec is and suggest your GM contact them. I know it's not perfect, but when we're evaluating a new member for our raid team, we plug them into askmrrobot.com and see if they're even close to where they need to be with gems, enchants, and reforges. It's a quick and not always accurate tool, but like a Gearscore addon, it can give you an idea if that person is in the ballpark.
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