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8-26-2011 @ 12:25PM
Let me pose this question, what if the low DPS is due to a disability? Does this change the choice to remove them from the raid even if they're giving their all?
8-26-2011 @ 1:18PM
It depends. How important is progression to your group? The article assumes that progression is a priority. If it isn't, and you just like to goof around in Vent while wiping a lot, then there's no need to worry about performance in the first place.
8-29-2011 @ 10:14PM
I pose to you another question:Is it worth playing if you can't succeed?If the raid member's disability is literally causing the failure of the raid, is it right for that person to insist on a raid spot? Knowing that he is the direct cause of the problem and is preventing his own enjoyment along with the other 9/24 raid members, shouldn't that person volunteer to sit out?Is that a tricky, delicate problem? Of course. Dealing with a disability is hard, not just for the disabled, but for those that interact with them. The unfortunate truth is that disabilities prevent people from doing certain things. Someone paralyzed from the neck down doesn't go skydiving. Someone who is blind does not drive a car. I will make the risky and probably unpopular statement: If someone with a disability is causing the raid to fail, they should bow out.I'm sorry. I am well aware that is not fun to hear. It totally sucks, but life with a disability is hard. Yes, there are some things a disable individual won't be able to do. Effectively raiding current content might be one of those things.
9-02-2011 @ 7:32PM
I will make two assumptions. I will assume that said person has already accepted he or she may be holding his group's progression back and has made it clear he or she does not mind being replaced for the specific fight in question. I will also assume that no replacements are available.In this situation, the very best one can do is try to improve one's spec and gear. If he or she doesn't have the very best gear available from Zandalaris/Farm Tiers, then he or she should make it a priority to get that gear, if possible. He or she needs to look at their gems and enchants and make absolutely sure that they are optimal. He or she needs to look at their spec. Is their spec capable of as much damage as another, but is harder to play? They should consider respeccing. Case in point, Frost and Fire are both within a reasonable margin of Arcane's simulated DPS. However, niche fights notwithstanding, Arcane can pump out high numbers with absurd ease compared to Fire. A player with a disability needs to play the easiest spec on progression fights. It's just courtesy.If all speccing and gearing issues are taken care of, and their DPS is still too low, bearing in mind the above assumptions, you are at an impasse. You can only hope for a better player to come along at some point in the future and fill in for that fight so you can progress.
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