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1-16-2012 @ 5:59PM
@Edymnion: Honestly? I think clearing trash should be mandatory. Yeah, I'll get growled and snarled at for suggesting this, but sometimes it would definitely be better if, say, the boss would be invincible or not present until the trash up to it is clear. I know some, typically older-content bosses will cause all the trash to engage you if they get attacked (Selin Fireheart, for example. And I've abused Multishot on Pandamonius to get a screen full of arcing damage numbers on more than one occasion). I know we all want to clear content as quickly as possible, but... Well, skipping trash seems to reek of laziness to me. And typically causes more trouble than it's worth.Couple of horror stories, both from End Time: I join a LFD group and at least half the existing group is dead in Obsidian Dragonshire. By the time I actually fiddle with the goddamn fiddly time-fiddler gate-fiddly-thing (They're unnecessarily fiddly) the rest of the group is DOA. I wait for everyone to get back in, and watch as they try again to sneak by the trash successfully (Though the healer dies in the magma, unbelievably). I whisper to one of DPSes what exactly happened and it turned out that they had wiped three times on the trash because the tank was adamant about skipping it. It's just that the time I was there they were actually successful. They could have killed all the trash and not had a DPS drop in the time it took them to sneak around.The second one happened in everyone's favourite: Azure. DPS group leader ordered us to skip the trash, so instead of a five-minute killathon we wound up doing a ten minute hide-and-seek with the occasional killathon when the mage blinked into a pack. The first wipe happened when, while engaging one pack without issue the group leader stepped back and aggroed another pack. I was the first to notice, first to start CCing as much as I could and the damn mage jumped in and started AoEing everything. Second wipe happened while fighting Jaina; see if you can guess how exactly it happened?Yeah, we all hate trash. Trash only exists to be hated, but the fact that killing trash helps everyone really needs to be hammered into the skulls of some group leaders.
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