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9-08-2011 @ 8:55PM
So now you know what your tank is doing (should be doing), as dps or healer, please help him/her to do his job by:-- if you pull aggro, do something to drop it. If you can't, run TOWARD the tank, not away, so he can pull it off you. Also, consider auto-attacking only or stop attacking altogether, so the tank doesn't have to compete with you.-- helping to interrupt. In the interface, turn on casting bars. If you see the boss/a mob casting and it's not getting interrupted, interrupt it.Helpful macro to stop what you're doing and immediately interrupt:/stopcasting/cast NameOfYourInterruptSpellOrAbility-- heal yourself some. If you have mana (or rogue recuperate, or draenei Gift of the Naaru), use it. It will help the healer out; it's not a good thing if you take too much avoidable damage and the healer tries to save you, only to lose the tank. And remember, it's perfectly acceptable to run a few yards away and bandage.-- save the healer. Get your eyeballs off of Recount. If the healer is being beaten on and the tank doesn't see it or can't get to it, stun it/interrupt/CC it, make it mad, off-tank it, bring it to the tank.-- communicate. Tell your party what's going on. Are you going to crowd control something? Make a macro like this. Target something, and %T will show the name of your target./stopcasting/p Now sheeping %T/cast Polymorph-- check your attitude at the door. No one is out to get you, it's not the tank's goal (or the healer or the other dps) to make you have a bad day. Wipes happen, pulls go bad, people lag, people maybe don't know a boss fight as well as you. Shrug it off and move on.And remember, you win when the boss is dead, not when you break your dps record.
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