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1-26-2012 @ 8:36AM
(Cynical) Things I've discovered while running 5-mans lately to build up Justice points for Heirloom Weapons (or on my Priest to get her some gear):-My best friend's Blood DK alt is the only tank my Priest can trust anymore.-Nobody uses the Lightwell except me (and my best friend). I don't get it.-If you see a Hunter with a Chimera, drop group as quickly as you can. All they will do is spam the Cone AoE on everything and get a severe attitude when you politely ask them to either stop or bring out a different pet. It's also highly likely they forgot to/refuse to turn Growl off. I would imagine it's a similar situation with a Worm pet but I have yet to be able to test this.-Most Melee DPS ignore attacking the target marked with a skull and decide to make their own killing order, drawing aggro and making my mana bar miserable. If a Shield and a Renew isn't enough to keep you alive, well, sorry, but I refuse to heal stupid. Hopefully they learn their lesson and I don't have to drink between every single pull.-Mages are extremely apprehensive and reluctant about conjuring food. It typically takes me having to directly whisper several times, always asking politely, before they agree like it's a major inconvenience. I'm sorry, this is Heroic Grim Batol and even on my ilvl 394 Hunter this place gives me trouble. I'm sure 10 seconds can be spared for a stack or two of Mage food.-Can someone tell me when it became cool to do less DPS than the tank? I'm not even talking about neck-and-neck DPS, I'm talking about the Tank doing a third of the damage to the Boss on his/her own. On a related note, just because I'm in a starting Heroic with you on my Hunter is no excuse to AFK and expect me to carry you. Notice how the tank didn't bat an eye when I MD'd that giant mob to squish you just to make sure you're still paying attention and not on /follow. On a second related note, the tank is not the only one in the group with an interrupt, people. Do I REALLY have to break out my Nether Ray and show you how it's done?-I may be a little bitter. Maybe. Okay most likely.
1-27-2012 @ 3:51AM
On mage tables. I almost always put one down (except when I forget . . . I usually do it as I type the first few letters of the tank's name to my assist macro). The problem? People are in such a hurry, they often just rush off, my poor mage's arms getting exhausted from trying to conjure the damn thing by herself. Same with my lock and the Soulwell. By the time I give up, the group is halfway through killing the first pack of trash.When enough people do that, I assume people aren't interested in free food. :(
1-26-2012 @ 9:54AM
On the subject of Chimeras as hunter pets, it's one of only two pets that can AoE (The other being the worm) and is the only one capable of spamming its ability. Asking them to stop or switch pet is asking them to seriously limit their trash dps, when there's no real need to.
1-26-2012 @ 10:08AM
@HieraklesSee that would be correct if they ever hit more than one target or if they weren't using the ability and nothing else on a single-target fight. As a Hunter, I know the value of the Chimera's cone attack, but that value comes *only if three or more targets are being hit*, which is all dependent on how said Chimera is positioned. Every Chimera Hunter I've encountered doesn't know this and then whines when their damage done stinks, only to take offense to a helpful suggestion to try using more abilities (I try not to be blunt about it. Try). I was a newbie too, but that was while I was leveling. It's time for the endgame, is it too much to ask a player to have something resembling a clue of what they're supposed to do?I know that there are good players out there. I get them often in the three new Heroics, and it's a good, fun time (especially when the healers praise me for never moving of the Dawnslayer fight), but everywhere else when I decide to help the others clear the place faster, I meet some levels of stupid I didn't know could be reached. It's frustraing is all.
1-26-2012 @ 10:16AM
Hey there!I know what you mean regarding Lightwell, even now it is still apparently an alien concept to many players.Whenever Im in a group with a healer who drops on, I use it whenever I can. Probably because I also play a holy priest and ask my guildies to use the Well, and know what a cool tool it can be. So: I definitely know what you mean, and wish it wasnt so!
1-26-2012 @ 10:24AM
Misdirection on slacking DPS is something that always makes me chuckle when I see a Hunter doing it; and you're right, I won't help him out unless I see that the healer isn't in on the joke. After all; I don't want him wasting mana healing said person.Doing less DPS than the tank has been cool for ages, though I have to admit that Protection Paladin DPS is probably rather high. Given the right type of instance, I often have little trouble keeping up with most DPS, unless that person is either much better geared or just an above average good player. For a long time Warrior tanks seemed to have the hardest time of it in terms of DPS, but I'm not too sure these days.As for the Lightwell; after every major patch I am always amazed to see that it's still in the game. It's a total nightmare as Priest because as you say, nobody uses it. I think it comes down to the fact that most people are just too busy with their own character, movement, rotation, etc. & that they take their healing for granted as "something for the healer to worry about".
1-26-2012 @ 11:06AM
And EVERYONE should eat the dang pink cake between pulls if they are low on health!! Seriously, if I have no mana, I'm stopping to eat. Getting my mana back is the priority since I don't trust pug tanks not to pull quickly. If you eat at the same time we will move forward quickly. If you stand there picking your nose while low on health and wait for a heal, I'll end up eating again and taking up more of your precious time.
1-26-2012 @ 11:12AM
I wish they'd retool light well. Have it be a longer smart heal ala the light wells in Jaina's End Time or the priest t12 proc. It's /almost/ a wasted spec point right now, but none of the options I'd put that point in are quite as good as a 3 minute heal that I can use even if no one else does. (1% haste, the 30% self heal, or a slight PW:S buff)
1-26-2012 @ 11:15AM
With all the abilities of players and mobs, it can sometimes be hard to even see the Lightwell, let alone be able to click it in the mess of the fight. A /p message stating that you've created one would be very helpful (for those that don't do it). I have a much easier time using it in LFR on my healer ("Oh hey, a Lightwell! *click*") rather than on my rogue (*bossleghump*).
1-26-2012 @ 11:38AM
Freebeatfly,A /p message or even a macro that sends a msg to the party or raid once you place the well might be handy, but I think most priests try to place it so it's rather easy to see. Sure, if you're a melee behind a huge mob, it might be tough or even impossible to see it, but usually, I place it so everyone sees it, and as you don't have to hug it to use it, it is usually useable by pretty much everyone in the group.I don't even know why it's so seldomly used... I mean, by now, a lot of people should know that it DOES work and is a nice healing tool... convenient, with quite a range, and even though the gear level has gone up, its heal can actually help a bit.Maybe it's the bad reputation it has gotten after years of being less powerful/useful? In raids with my guildies, I remind them before the pull to use it, and by now, some of them will even ask me where I plan to place it, or ask me to place it in a specific spot they can get to, but it took some time to get them to care about it =)
1-26-2012 @ 12:31PM
I use the Lightwell whenever I can actually find it... love that thing, love it!That having been said... you'd probably find more people using the Lightwell if that little glowing bowl were not univerally accepted as a secondary raid marker that tells the tank "Okay, now park the boss' gigantic monster butt directly on top of this tiny thing".
1-26-2012 @ 12:58PM
I always get a chuckle out of people whining about mages not dropping tables. It's funny to see people who can't be bothered to bring their own stack of drink to a dungeon complaining about mages not being prepared. Want to know a mage secret? 60% of the time, the tank is a raging dumbass who quits the group after the first boss does not give him the loot he wants. 90% of the time, the healer then quits after a minute of waiting. Fifty percent of my groups end up with just me, a hunter, and a cat druid standing around waiting for some fool to accept a dungeon "in progress." So either I have the unfathomable JOY of waiting another half-hour to finish the dungeon... or waiting a half-hour to join a different dungeon where, again, I have a fifty percent chance of getting nothing out of it.I drop a table when I am reasonably sure that my mana cakes are going to fuel the group I am currently in, rather than the group that the tank gets, five seconds after he ditches ours.
1-26-2012 @ 1:40PM
Lightwell = Awesome. But only when people actually use it. To somewhat increase the chances of this, I added a macro to my Lightwell. It goes like this..."That glowy thing floating just above the ground is a Lightwell. Think of it like a healing genie. Click it, and your healing wish comes true. Don't, and I refer to you as "noob" for the remainder of the instance."I thought at first it might be mildly offensive (not that I was all that concerned either way) but the reality is that most of the people I group with end up actually using it, and it makes my job a lot easier. Most people just laugh at the macro. To date I think I've only had to call 2 or 3 people noob for the rest of an instance. Fun times.
1-26-2012 @ 3:13PM
I always use the Lightwell if I can see it. It is wonderful now that you can click it and not lose your target. No DPS loss at all.I am used to watching my own health during fights. I deathstrike if I start getting low in an effort to help the healers out. Especially if I can see the Tank is the one who really needs the healing. That is why I love Lightwell so much. I can get healed and the Healer can focus on the Tank who is keeping said monster distracted so I can bash its butt.It is one of my favorite things. Yay to every Priest who puts one out. ^^
1-26-2012 @ 5:42PM
@Everyone Ever...Even though it's not that big of a deal, when a mage tries to set up a table, please click the swirly thing. If you don't, you've just wasted a 5 minute cooldown and 2 arcane dusts. Also, try not to move while channeling as that cancels the spell - I don't know why, but I take it personally for some weird reason. After that, I only give food to people that join the group new or said they didn't mean to cancel the spell.
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