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9-30-2011 @ 2:23PM
Marking.Having lead in a raid is all about Marking.If you end up with the lead in raids being one of those 'lul watz skull?' idiots, or the person who randomly puts marks on -party- members rather than mobs...(its pretty common in a 5-man for me to mark sheeping targets with moon, only to see moon move to on top of the hunter pet's head 5-seconds later, followed by a diamond over the warrior, and a square over my mini-pet...)Then it will be chaos...But other than marking - there's no need for a 'lead' per se.Tanks will end up being forced to be raid leads in terms of duties anyway - want it or not.And we'll still have the idiot who calls out every detail of a strat, even on trash pulls, even after people say they know what to do.And we'll still have the idiot who tries to vote kick anyone who actually asks for a strat.But it will just kinda sort itself out over time. People by now have learned how to 'play around idiots' in LFG-5-Mans. They'll figure it out in LF-Raid-25-mans too. Just now you'll have to work around 5 idiots and not one.The thing I most dread will be the idiot who keeps trying to move what groups everyone is in...Player A will put all the tanks and heals into group A, everyone else into the other groups. Player B will try to make some complex grouping based on the strat posted on Elitist Jerks for the 25-man Heroic version. Player C will insist his girlfriend be in his group... Player D will yell STFU-You_Noobs and pull the first mob as soon as anyone tries to mess with the groups... Player E will leave group causing us all to have to re-enter queue... Player F will take a bio break after player E leaves but before clicking their role on the re-queue so we all end up waiting 10-minutes for 'nature to have her way.':)I think the first hour of every LF-Raid will be spent clicking accept on assorted popups and waiting for the people who chose that moment to go AFK to get back and then trying the popup again only to see some other fool went AFK...
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