Jan 25th 2010 9:39AM @ccbutch: Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! I play a healer and a lock. I hit Northrend with my lock first, and I was seriously worried about my dps. It was just under a grand, and after gearing up through random dungeon runs it's maybe 1.2K now at level 76. Now I'm playing my healer more (the random dungeon finder killed my desire to dps when wintergrasp is up). I have learned very quickly what I need to do to get my dps up with my lock in randoms. The seed of corruption spam you mention is the winner, and nothing . . . I mean NOTHING makes me more miserable as a healer than a lock who does this. I ran with one the other day, 2 randoms in a row, and she was nice, and I'm geared enough that keeping her alive was easy enough, but I threw as much healing at her as I did at the tank, and I'm disc, so I have a lot of twitchy, things going wrong healing. A more paced healer like a tree druid really doesn't have much for a 1 2 3 knockout combination on a clothie. They can't throw power word shield, pain suppression, prayer of mending then move to the stuff that has a cast time. So please DPSers, please consider what you're doing and how it effects the whole run?
ccbutch said: "Fan of knives spam is not a rotation. Seed of corruption spam is not a rotation. Volley spam is not a rotation. Trying to justify these things as only being done "by people who actually pay attention, and strive to perfect their rotations, and dps" is crap.
More often then not (from my experience) the people who mindlessly spam their heavy hitting aoe on trash are the ones pulling threat from the tank, rarely help a group with any utility, and end up being a nightmare for the healer. Yet they top the random aoe button mashing dps on trash and they will let everyone know it."
Dec 28th 2009 2:04PM I actually had this random shaking happen to me a few weeks ago while grinding up meat for my daily cooking quests in Northrend. It hasn't happened since so I didn't think anything about it. I bet this is a Cataclysm buildup. That is awesome.
Dec 22nd 2009 4:56PM I personally like this approach. I am in a guild made up of a core set of officers from my office, and then a bunch of people we know in real life. So while I haven't met everyone, I know our tank went to college with the reports guy downstairs, and our highest level pally is our old IT guys wife, and then there are the people I've invited in. We randomly help each other, and we have one scheduled dungeon run night where we progress through 5 man content as quickly as we can because it's fun to push that envelope and primarily level by 3-4 manning 5 man content. Aside from that we just good around and chat in gchat a lot. We don't have to worry about ninjas because if anyone cleaned us out they would never hear the end of it IRL. It just works out.