Jun 3rd 2010 8:37PM This would have been an opportune time to suggest "ABC" - Always Be Casting.
A lot of what makes a "good" raid healer is thinking on the fly and making quick decisions about who your next target should be within the span of one GCD. This only comes with experience.
What is FAR worse than choosing the "right" target is choosing -no- target. Spending 2-3 seconds debating wether to heal the 10% tank or 10% mage is long enough to kill them both. After a few DPS deaths caused by this, a new healer will learn and make better decisions in the future - but in the mean time - by not wasting GCDs the raid will be better off during this learning experience.
To this end, knowing the haste soft-cap for your class would be a beneficial suggestion.
Just my $.02.
May 25th 2010 6:10PM @ Kaphik
She's right. While it might have been better said "Raiding guilds *worth applying to don't care about GearScore," she's right.
I'm guessing there is more to why you're not getting in than your gear (not being able to provide a WoL, lack of experience, crappy application etc.) that is keeping you out of the guilds you are applying to - if not, and GS really is the deciding factor - then they aren't "good guilds."
Now, if you're applying to guilds working on H-PP or H-LK and you have a 5k GS, its pretty clear you lack the 25man ICC raid experience to come in and immediately contribute.
May 13th 2010 7:10PM The second post on replying to the first comment was unrelated to coherence it was just an example of babble.
May 11th 2010 4:18PM "What's the cat's name?"
May 9th 2010 7:41PM So wait - a ret pally should pass on his main spec BiS boots so some grumpy main spec healer capable of wearing leather can have them rot in their bag for progression? Seriously? Get over yourself.
May 9th 2010 7:36PM God forbid the players that helped you get all of YOUR main-spec gear get first crack at improvements for theirs.
You've already recieved 3 tokens for your offspec, and you are complaining about a set of boots? Sounds like a bit of loot whore QQ to me.
Apr 28th 2010 9:51PM Haste>Spellpower (till your haste is at 856, unless you pick up Celestial Focus in the balance tree, then its 735). Lowering your GCD to 1 second will result in more throughput than straight SP till that point. Once you're there... Sp > Haste > Crit. Hope that helps.
Of course you can get situational about stats, but overall, thats where you should be aiming - but its good to remember - there is no cap for stupid. If you're getting the job done, your gear is fine.
Feb 10th 2010 4:16PM I'll say this from the perspective of a healer and a dps that consistently is 500-1200 GS above the tank I'm paired with.
DON'T PULL MORE MOBS THAN YOU CAN HOLD THREAT ON!
If a dps is pulling threat off of you during a single target encounter - that is entirely on them. If you're the jackass that insists on pulling 3 packs because by some miracle you lived through it once in the past, this is NOT a "omg turn on omenzz" problem.
There are bad tanks and they are growing in number now that the LFG system takes exponentially longer to run as dps. Enough with all of these "blame the DPS" articles.
Feb 8th 2010 2:25PM It only took a few cases of "Omg I have to leave the raid, Mom needs the computer" for us to come up with this policy. It's not meant so your roommate cant hop on to print out a paper - that would be rediculous - its so no one but the player is responsible for when he can or can't play.
Feb 8th 2010 1:44PM Nice article.
In the guild I run, at the top of the application, we have stated "you must not share your account or computer" as one of the requirements for all new applicants - for just this reason.
Its important to remember that skill varies wildly from person to person - so even if the people are drama free, having the lesser skilled one show up to progression is awful for everyone.
Bottom line is that people should understand this before joining any sort of endgame guild. Officers have enough to worry about simply running a raid without adding one thoughtless individual's (or individuals') actions.