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WoW.com Guest Post: From manners to mechanics: Five tips for DPS in heroics {WoW}

Feb 10th 2010 2:32PM The problem is, that's a false equivalency. The whole "3 in 5 chance for one of your DPS to be a dick" is based on the assumption that one person in the group is always going to be rude, a bad player, condescending, etc. Same with the idea you posted - yes, there are more bad DPS because there are more DPS. No, there are not higher odds for an individual DPSer to be a bad player.

Comparison: if you roll a die six times, what are the odds on each roll that you'll get a six?

I realize going into the math is a little tangential, but as a DPSer and a raid leader, I'm pretty weary of the recent "disposable DPS" vibe that has swept much of the WoW blogging community since the introduction of cross-server PUGs. The best players I know are capable of fulfilling multiple roles on multiple characters; the most courteous groups I run with are full of people who are aware of the challenges facing ALL members of the group.

Similarly, douchebags have an attitude problem no matter whether they're blaming the DPS, the healers, or the tanks for their own failure in role.

WoW.com Guest Post: From manners to mechanics: Five tips for DPS in heroics {WoW}

Feb 10th 2010 2:12PM Bad players are bad, no matter their role.

DPS aren't second-class citizens.

15 Minutes of Fame: Mixlering it up in world PvP {WoW}

Nov 19th 2009 1:53AM It's a mixed bag, but Feathermoon in particular has a lot of guilds and multi-guild groups like GW with years of shared experience and storytelling work behind them. Like everything else, the more effort you put into roleplay, the more you get out of it. :)

15 Minutes of Fame: Mixlering it up in world PvP {WoW}

Nov 19th 2009 1:49AM I hear nelf rogues are the worst.

April Guild of the Month: Wildfire Riders on Feathermoon {WoW}

May 14th 2009 3:07PM Whoah, whoah, whoah. I will cheerfully accept all manner of commentary on my personal habits, work ethic, and general moral failings - but that is NOT a frigging mullet, sir.

April Guild of the Month: Wildfire Riders on Feathermoon {WoW}

May 13th 2009 8:43PM These guys are awesome, but their GM is a useless slacker.

AFKing your way to greatness {WoW}

Feb 8th 2009 12:23AM Not remotely. Getting the achievement with someone AFK in Zone One. on the other hand, took a little bit of creativity.

AFKing your way to greatness {WoW}

Feb 7th 2009 11:02PM That may be the first time I've ever had someone in raid come back from AFK and go "Why am I ALIVE?!" Usually it's the opposite.

All the World's a Stage: If looks could kill {WoW}

Mar 7th 2008 11:17AM God, I would love to have mutable body types. Not even a CoH-type slider (though obviously that would be amazing), but just like...a height-weight index, five choices for each, from short to tall and skinny to bulky. Maybe if we're feeling ambitious a muscle definition choice as well, so you can range from roided-out to obese, or twiglike to frighteningly sinewy (and everything in between).

When I play my human rogue, I basically don't look at the screen, considering that his avatar probably weighs about half again what he's supposed to.

Forum post of the day: These are the people in your raid {WoW}

Feb 23rd 2008 10:03PM The DPS Pro: Probably plays a rogue, warlock, or hunter. Has his gear fully gemmed and enchanted with 20 minutes of getting it, and shows up to every raid flasked, with consumables to spare. Reads the strats religiously, tops the meters without fail, has several thousand posts on the guild forums (most of which are in his class forum), and is always cheerful and good-natured even after a night of wipes. Also has absolutely no idea how to play any other class or what the rest of the raid is doing at any given time.

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