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Criticism – always a nasty subject to think/talk about.

Why are people dying?
Why are tanks dying?
Why are people DPS low?

Of course the best tool to use in a parse, like World of Logs. But when in the middle of a raid and you dont have time for in depth analysis, what are you to do?

for a general snapshot look at recount and combat log it will tell you some info at facevalue. DPS, deaths, etc.

With this use your past epxerience in coordination with the mechanics of the fight.

If you know you have killed a boss before and have an idea of what your dps did before, that should give you an idea.

For example, when we killed Beth’tilac the 1st time I had an idea on what the DPS should be doing for a 2nd kill. So whan we went back and we were having an issue….you have to tell them…pick it up. Guess what…they did and what do you know a kill!

People may get defenseive when you ask of this…you will get responces (we are doing all we can or so so did this) or no responces.

You know what (this is going to sound mean) – DPS your main role is pew pew and not to die from dumb. Do what you can do to maxumize your dps, that is your role. You don’t have to worry about dying from boss hits, you do not play whack a mole with life bars. You don’t for the most part really have to worry about anything…many mechanics so far you cannot interrupt (there are a few notable exceptions) you just have to worry about going at full steam.

Also if healing is not working, take yourself out of that role. For me I was failing up on top of the web this week. For some reason, things were not clicking, sent my druid up there and boom.

Don’t be afraid to make changes.

Healers – if people are dying, nothing I can except is know the mechanics of a fight better, learn to anticipate dmg and movement of DPS and/or tanks. Know when to inately use a cooldown, learn the flow of a fight, also don’t LoH cayle. 😛

Healers also like tanks should know the fights well prior to heading in. (then again everyone really should know how a fight goes.)

ok…why did i die healers!! tanks…remember you can control the ebb and flow of a fight. It is their decision on moving a mob or not moving, etc etc that can make or break a fight. Once again, tanks (in my opinion) should know the fight in and out BEFORE even tanking it. they should note when they should be moving, which mechanics to use to the raids advantage etc. They are the generals/kings of the battlefield.

For a tank – World of Logs is not going to be super helpful. But remember to know your cooldowns, what your specs particular weekness maybe, and don’t be afraid to take lead and go with it. Communication is key as a tank!

With that being said, I do not hate DPS, tanks, or healers. They all have to work together to achieve a kill. And I am not trying to say one role is easier then another…well maybe perhaps…dps…and that may get me in trouble.

All in all remember to have fun and this is a game…but i guess i take more seriously then others. 🙂

Categories: cata, guild, MMO's, priest, raids
  1. July 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Oh really now?

    Trouble? Ya think? :-p

  2. July 15, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I know I’ve written this elsewhere (I think on my old combat rogue flowchart that I can never find) but the priority for DPS is as follows:

    1: Don’t kill anyone else
    2: Don’t die
    3: Do as much damage as you can, as quickly as you can.
    4: Help out the group in whatever other ways your class allows.
    5: Don’t bitch.

    In that order.

    Number 1 mostly means know the goddamn raid mechanic, and don’t do stupid shit like pull threat of the tanks in the first 8 seconds after the fight starts.

    Numbers 3 and 4 can reverse themselves depending on the fight and your class. The given order is for a tank and spank.

    Number 5 applies if you fail #2. 😉

    • July 15, 2011 at 8:32 pm

      ^ see this lyssi, cayle, zug…good dps.

      • July 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm

        I am the only one out of those three that IS good dps

        Those 2 pull aggro like nobody’s business!

        Pulling aggro = bad dps

        You SHOULDN’T have to constantly ask for a salv. Controlling your aggro is part of being a dps.

  3. July 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    “But when in the middle of a raid and you dont have time for in depth analysis, what are you to do?” – blame Sorak

    Also, I will lay my hands on Cayle all I want and there’s nothing you can do to stop me!

    • July 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm


      But we can’t always blame Sorak….we also have another gobliin in the raid at times – Pix and Vysh :p

      Then again we should blame the wipe on the flammable hair product all the belfs in the raid use.

  4. Ado
    July 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Slice you are failing a bit there, always blame the hunter pet. One of the reasons that all my pets are Gurgie is that I can always blame Gurgie.

    On a related note to failing, Lord Ryloth was bugged when we tried him. Blizz wanted to nerf him and got thier math wrong and buffed him. Now he’s consdered on par with Shannox once we get the mechanics down.

    • July 18, 2011 at 3:03 pm

      I figured as much. something did not seem right with that fight.

  5. July 18, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    The poor spelling had crit me by the 8th paragraph and I couldn’t finish reading… Troutwort Death Count: 1.

    • July 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      my spelling skill is poor…too lazy to level it!

    • July 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      hehe. Slice’s posts are sort of like one of those writing exercises we used to do in Engrish class, where you just brainstorm and write whatever flows out of your pen … ignoring punctuation and just getting the thoughts on paper. I find them amusing. :p

      • July 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

        I know, I think it’s hilarious, I love reading these posts. It just makes me giggle; I had to give him a little crap. 😛

  6. July 18, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    lol, bitches, take a post about criticism and then start criticizing slice’s spelling

    • July 18, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      LOL, I almost wrote in my first post… “Whoops, I broke Rule #5!!”

  7. July 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    The odd thing is, I was a history major, so lots of papers written. Proper grammer the whole 9 yds. now I could care less lol.

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