Mar 25th 2011 3:44PM It's a 10 man, there's not an impossible amount of chat flying by, or even that many things to arrange. If you can't handle the responsibilities, you're not a good raid leader. It's not an easy job, but people trivialize what it takes to be a good one and minimize their responsibility in making things are going well. A good raid leader finds and fixes problems. It's not enough just to demand, and its not even self-serving to be inflexible. Do you want to win? Or do you want to be a jerk? I would have told that person not to come back until their vent was sorted out, but the ignoring of chat and the supposed unwillingness of the rest of the group to help try to communicate that problem not only speaks badly of the raid leader, but the group as a whole. Find a new group that suits you better, VT. These guys sound like fools.
Mar 25th 2011 3:40PM I'm pretty appalled by Lisa's comment. I'm not a hand holder by any means, but as a raid leader it is your responsibility to monitor chat or discover why someone is screwing up. If you want your raid to succeed, you need to do at least that much. On top of that, if you don't want to be a prick, you can give that person a moment, and then if it doesn't work, ask them to leave. Just ignoring that person, allowing the wipes to continue to happen, mean you didn't do your job as a raid leader. VT should have been more proactive in figuring out how to fix vent, but not everyone knows that stuff. Speaking as the leader of my 10 man, I need to keep tabs on what is causing my raid to fail. If I'm not smart enough to identify the problem, then it's not surprising or undeserved that the raid collapsed. And you DO need to monitor chat, whisper people, or expect these sorts of misunderstandings. Raid leader 101.
Jul 21st 2010 2:08PM They really need to hire some new voice actors.
Apr 9th 2010 1:34PM The poster above makes a good point. They should find a way to make heroic leap more "fury-centric". If Fury is already intercept-based, then move intercept to arms and leaving the screaming and leaping to the fury warriors. I think that would line the themes up pretty nicely.
I love my protection warrior main, and I can't wait to jump into the fray, but the idea that a prot warrior can jump (because of warbringer) and not a fury warrior doesn't make a ton of sense.
Mar 5th 2010 1:14PM I'm glad to hear they actually got some new and authentic voice actors to do the voices for the new characters. I swear the voice for Zentabra is one I have heard in some movies. The voice for Vol'jin is the same as Thrall, but the Bwonsamdi and the Zentabra voices are people who can actually do a good island / African accent. Nice work.
Mar 3rd 2010 7:27PM Now that they are taking away one of our stuns (which I loved), can we have the root breaking of Warbringer back? I very much enjoy Revenge stun as it is now, I don't need additional AOE threat. That comes from Cleave. And two targets instead of one isn't going to make a difference when there are 10 smaller mobs. You're either gonna lose them or you aren't; revenge hitting two targets instead of one isn't going to make any difference. And who cares if it does? I am losing utility for DPS. As a tank, it's not my job to DPS, although it seems plenty of tanks out there are unhappy to think so.
Feb 12th 2010 2:25PM Can we get a little better explanation of what "not clipping rends" means? Does that mean let it fall off and immediately refresh (as suggested by "keep it on for the full duration")? Because the part that says "rend is your priority if it's about to fall off" suggests we should not let rend drop off the target.
Feb 8th 2010 1:17PM If these five people don't see why this is an issue or can't understand why it would cause concern or confusion for officers and other members, then they shouldn't be allowed back. Regardless of what they do, the guild should have clear policies on whether or not sharing accounts is acceptable. My guild has a written rule/code that if you log on your friend / SO's account, you should always identify yourself in gchat and to anyone who whispers you as your real identity. You are generally discouraged from raiding on someone else's toon unless it is to fill some unfillable roster spot. You will ensure that others are informed of your identity and accept any and all responsibility should issues or confusion arise due to you not being on your own character.
Jan 28th 2010 1:34PM With regard to update character models, it'd add a lot of depth to the game if we had a choice of different body types for the different characters. Maybe not something so simplistic as a slider bar that can make your character tall and wide or short and thin. But something where you had a fat orc, a tall skinny orc, and the regular orc. The trolls could have the existing model, the forest troll model, and maybe a fat troll to choose from. THat would go a long way in not only making characters different, but having the npc's look different as well.
Jan 28th 2010 12:54PM This is a great article. Provides very specific tips and tricks for each boss, instead of simplistic generalizations that anyone with some raid experience should already know.