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WoW Insider and WoW TCG Loot give away a Tabard of Flame {WoW}

Aug 26th 2008 10:27AM Thalassian Oak.
*delves deeper into his Bob Ross memories*

Is Karazhan no longer for entry level raiders? {WoW}

May 18th 2008 4:25PM Yes and no.
Karazhan is an excellent as well as a rather simple instance easy for both gearing newcomers and badge runs.
However, the easyness of Karazhan is a double edged blade.
The problem with it being the lowest tier raid is that it's prone to idiots.
With idiots, I mean the types that show up in full Season 1 with no experience and who don't listen to the raid leader.
Those are the people you want to avoid while raiding.
Don't get me wrong, I might be geared up in Tier 5 but I've been in many successfull Karazhan PuG runs that I've organised. At every time, I avoid people who fall into the profile of "idiot".

TL;DR version:
To all newcomers to Karazhan who want to roll along easily:
-) Prepare. Read the boss tactics and understand them. Sure, it's always unclear until you give it a whirl, but even then it's better to come prepared then to enter without your braincells. Even more if you're in welfare epixx. Raiders will generally blame things on you.
-) Build a reputation. This is even more important if you're a tank or a healer. Run some heroics with some of the higher end guild players and befriend them, not just to get a spot on Karazhan. No..really, befriend them. If you want to raid Karazhan, chances are you'll get along with high end raiders quite nicely.

To all High End Raiders:
-) On Quel'Thalas, we have the PuG Raids in which the guild holds PuGs to SSC and TK every week. Where most people tend to think it's doomed, it's in fact VERY VERY successfull with free loot rules and an overal excellent explanation of tactics. I strongly encourage other guilds out there to do this as well. It's the proverbial "1337".
-) You all started in blues. Think of that the next time you deny that tank who might not be full epic, but is trying damn hard to be. Don't discourage any people down the easymode-road.
-) One PuGger won't break a guild, they might just make one. I've seen full-blue mages outDPS a T5 Hunter, just by knowing what to do in terms of positioning and rotations. I've seen full gladiator Hunters outDPS others who we're considerably better geared in terms of raiding.
Most important. I've seen a full-blue tank who came along with us perform EXCELLENT on every boss. It was his first time in Karazhan. He's now part of the guild and geared up in T5 as well.


TL;DR TL;DR version: The PuGGer you're denying today might be the one you want over a month.

Cheers.

One reason tanks won't PuG {WoW}

Apr 21st 2008 4:07PM /rant.
Been there, done that.
Yes, I'm a tank. And this is the sole reason we're a dying breed.

Why should we waste our time/effort on dropchances when
A) It's not certain that it will drop.
B) The mage might ninja it
C) We have to "babysit" our group.
Instead, we could just spec Arms, lose 10 arena matches a week and get instant gratification in from of easy epics.
But no,
I've grown to accept my role and I rarely PuG unless I know my party members.
Be glad that there are people tenacious like us that actually take our time to tank your instance.
A small "Thank you" wouldn't mind now and then...really...

/end rant.