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1-12-2012 @ 3:30PM
One bit on the assisting section. This is a tricky one at times, depending on your tank.Druids on medium sized trash packs that live for a while, will tend to try and get mangle up on multiple targets while thrashing/swiping and keeping pulverize/lacerate up as possible. What that means, they may have blown a bunch of threat abilities on target 1, but then swapped to target 2 to prepare other stuff right as the DPS 'assisted' but got the secondary, less threat target.Same applies with warrior tanks, different abilities, but quite often a heroic throw, charge/pummel a secondary caster, then shield slam the primary target for threat. If someone assists before that shield slam and unloads on the mob that only got hit with heroic throw, threat will be theirs. Good visual aid for a warrior tank, wait till you see them slam their foot down with a thunderclap, at that point you're probably safe to unload.Paladins, it's not as big an issue, unless you're unloading on a ranged target and the paladin is still waiting on their avenger shield to come up.Only reason I felt a need to point this out, is I've unfortunately made negative remarks to good DPS that I know in real life for not assisting, only to find out that they did in fact assist, it just happened to be at a time I was cycling targets. (this is much much less an issue after the last threat change, but never the less the same thing can happen now)So I guess what I'm saying is, use assist sure, but be mindful of your threat from there on out, an initial assist will not necessarily guarantee your safety.As to knock backs...oi vey, for the love of pete glyph that stuff so it doesn't knock back, or take it off you bar for 5 mans. I've kicked people for using those abilities after 1 fair warning to not do it. I physically tense up and grit my teeth when someone uses that stuff in a 5 man, the only thing that even remotely angers me as much is Army of the dead on caster bosses. Bosses like Benedictus, army of the dead, yay I can't get rage, I can't hold threat and now the boss is standing in void that no one can walk in chain casting because that dk just HAD to pop army at the pull.
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