Re: Fare thee well!
- From: ASKF <nospam@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2011 08:27:35 +0200
IYM ytrede sig i <j3r862$q7b$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> med dette:
On 9/2/2011 2:15 PM, John Gordon wrote:
In<j3r10c$5ks$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> ToolPackinMama<philnblanc@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
BTW speaking of the incident I mentioned... I was unfamiliar with the
dungeon - had never been there on any of my toons - so I had no way of
knowing how close to the end we were. I didn't know what to expect,
wasn't sure what I was fighting or how to handle them.
In a situation like that, one strategy is to focus on another member of
the party who is the same type as yourself (ranged/melee) and just do
what they do. Move where they move, attack what they attack.
What he said...It's much easier to "blend in" as dps, or heal if you are
not familiar with the instance than tank. But as John said, if your a
mage, for example, you can set your focus to another ranged like the
hunter or lock and stick near them and hit what they do (UNLESS
otherwise instructed by the tank)...in *many* cases, not all. There are
boss fights you need to spread out, etc. but nothing in any of the
regular cata dungeons should be that detrimental. If you are a cc
class, know your generic symbol (mage = moon, hunter = blue block, etc)
or read the chat if the tank specifies something else. Other than that,
you can get through the instance, and in most cases no one else would
know the better. If fact, many tanks que as dps the first couple times
in an instance they are not familiar with to get to learn the instances
(directions, bosses, abilities, as well as watch the tank to learn how
to tank it).
The other thing you can do if your just not comfortable doing that is to
que up for a specific dungeon, then do your homework and read up on an
instance or watch a tankspot video of it while your in que. Who said it
had to be random? After you run it, you'll be comfortable with it. Do
this for the few (or any) unfamiliar instances to you and then you can
que randoms without worry! :)
When I run with my mage, I always tell if I'm not familiar with fights
as dps, right from the start. At the same time I tell I've healed it a
lotta times as holy priest.
Next I say, tell me when I shall do more than dps and avoid damage.
Never experienced a goup that wasn't fine with that and did give hints.
As holy priest, I always ask if all are familiar with the instance, and
if not say so now, so you can be instructed about what to do.
I got macros for saying the stuff, and hardly ever meet anything but
positive responce from ppl.
Been over geard as healer for the hc for the last 3 month, but doubt
that is the reason ppl heed my 'call' to order, in disordered groups.
I know I'm rare, but if I meet a 'noop' player who admits, when I play
my holy priest. I gladly sticks with him/her and do more instances.
-- whipes doesn't matter, my guild is paying for repairs anyway --
chacing the achivement:-D
Repairs didn't matter before either though, because I have this belif:
Teach one to be better, then he/she will teach others too, and in the
end you will meet better players.
However slight an improvement is, it is none the less an improvement!
Allan Stig Kiilerich Frederiksen
"When you try to change a mans paradigm, you must keep in mind that he
can hear you only through the filter of the paradigm he holds."
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