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The etiquette of rolling on gear in groups {WoW}

Jan 12th 2012 9:17PM I guess I got lucky...first LFR some guy rolls and wins on 2 of the same gear. So he announces "roll for the other one I can't wear both". Me and someone else rolled and I won it. Only piece I got that run.
I guess I am a loot anti-ninja. I don't need gear so bad that I am willing to be a butt to get it. In any dung/raid after I win a piece or two, I stop rolling.
After reading so many comments about people who don't care about others, just wanted to share a story of someone actually being decent

5 ways to keep your tank happy in 5-man heroics {WoW}

Jan 11th 2012 10:22PM Agreed. When I first started trying tanking/healing it was actually more difficult at the lower levels than it was at later levels. I saw a lot of players developing bad habits. When DPS, I act the same regardless of the level...let the tank pull and have time to aggro, stay out of poop so the healer doesn't hate me etc.

Dev Watercooler: Cataclysm talent tree post-mortem {WoW}

Jun 1st 2011 1:16PM Idaelus I hear what you are saying but it is more than that. They have nerfed both the DPS and self heal of the DK recently. You will have one or both of those other classes to do brez and if you can't get thru an encounter without 3 brezzes you have bigger issues than whether or not your DK can brez.
If I could give the brez back and get my 7% DPS AND 15% self heal back, I would do it in a second.

Drama Mamas: Anyone can raid {WoW}

Aug 16th 2010 2:42PM I would say that rather than just "no pug" to pick your spots carefully. I have noticed a significant difference in PUG attitudes between playing on a Thursday afternoon and Sat night. Learn when the "hard-core" PUGs play and avoid those times until you are geared and well practiced.

Also, as mentioned before READ every thing you can. I went from getting kicked from PUGs (including being attacked until I chose to leave or die) to consistently being top/near top DPS even in heroics (I haven't done raids yet). There are many helpful websites (such as thing one) that you can read over and over to your heart's content.

And as others have said, start with DPS. All you have to do is bash people in the back of the head and learn to avoid AoE boss attacks. IMHO it is the easiest to learn. I have a healer alt (80 DK Blood DPS is my main) and it is MUCH more difficult in a dungeon when you are the healer (keeping up with who has aggro, keeping a shield on the tank, watching for DPS who aren't paying attention and pull another mob into the fray, etc).

The best advice is to find other players that fit your style, and have fun learning the game.

Officers' Quarters: Destructive criticism {WoW}

Jul 19th 2010 4:41PM Interesting topic. Regardless of your approach, understand that it begins and ends with the person's attitude. I am fairly new to WOW, and thanks to some help from my guildies, I have a 80 DK that I use for DPS. I have struggled to understand the intricacies of mixing gear stats to get what I need.
So in a heroic dungeon (PUG) I was clearly not keeping up to the extent that they turned on me and kicked me out. That had not happened before. Rather than get angry at their rudeness, I found some websites and studied DPS with a DK.
Long story short, I revamped my gear, my talents, and my rotation and thanks to recount could visually see the difference it made. Instead of doing that, I could have spent my time getting angry at "those jerks".
If someone is in a guild but yet can't take criticism from guild mates, and has no inner desire to get better, then there is little hope of improvement. Regardless of your approach, it will likely end badly. That said, nothing wrong with trying to put the odds in your favor by taking the advice in the article and comments but just remember that if you lose them, maybe you didn't lose much.
I am encouraged by the fact that so many try so hard to help us "noobs" get better.