A few weeks ago, I ventured the opinion that raiding addons aren't optional. They are an essential tool for raiding well, and even if you think you're pro enough to go without them, it's a matter of courtesy to your fellow raiders to use them. This week, we have a similar scenario, but instead of an addon, the raider in question refuses to use a microphone and claims that it is a medical issue -- despite some evidence to the contrary.
Dear Officers' Quarters,
I was tasked with creating a healer roster for scheduled 10-man raids. As expected, some members did not make the cut.
I told the backup healers that three things must improve before they could be pulled in for non-farm content.
- Gear (with gems/enchants)
- Raid awareness
- Encounter knowledgeOne of the backup/benched healers had an issue last raid. She fixed #1 after much prodding ("but this is only blue gear -- it doesn't need gems/enchants"). She still has issues with #2 (compounded by the lack of microphone). She still hasn't fixed #3 on new kills. The x-factor is her lack of microphone.
Filed under: Officers' Quarters (Guild Leadership)