Archive for Raid Leading

You must have 5k+ GS to read this post!!!

Posted in Raid Leading, Tanking with tags , , , , on January 5, 2010 by Wiredude

We’ve all seen it.  LFM (insert here) must have #### GS… Is anyone besides me sort of tired of it?

It’s pretty amazing how fast a mod can all but take over the game when you really think about it.  I first started hearing about GearScore a few months ago, but at least on my server I didn’t really start noticing it in the [Trade] and [LFG] channels until the last month or 2.  Now, almost anytime you see anyone looking for more for a raid, you seen a Gearscore req posted along with it.  I’m even starting to see it in guild recruitment posts.  Honestly, I’m sort of tired of it, but at the same time I totally understand.

Just remember you have to have at least a 5K GearScore to keep reading this 😛 !

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Raiding 101: You need a Leader

Posted in Raiding 101 with tags , , , on November 11, 2009 by Wiredude

“Raid Leader”

The term scares some people, conjuring up images of screaming, ranting, “minus 50 DKP”ing, pretentious, overbearing assholes. Is that accurate? Well, in some cases, probably. I’m sure there are those out there who get all tyrannical and maniacal, and generally just scream and yell at people. I’ve heard stories about that, but I’ve never had to experience it. From my personal perspective, as both a raider, and having lead a few runs as well, if people are behaving that poorly, that you have to resort to screaming and cursing at them, then it’s just not worth it. For all the time and effort that I’ve put into WoW, it’s still JUST A GAME. No, I’m not a hard-core progression raider, and I probably never will be. Maybe at that level some screaming and yelling is in order, I don’t know, but I don’t think so.

All that said, I’ve learned a few things over the last couple weeks that I had just taken for granted most of my WoW career. I also sort of realized a few things that had just sorta snuck into my brain over time, but I didn’t know I had learned.

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Learning and Growing: Part 2 – Learning to Lead

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 19, 2009 by Wiredude

Welcome to the second post in this series, where I’ve been reflecting a bit on how certain things have shaped my WoW career. Last time I covered how switching guilds brought about a big change in both my level of play, and my understanding of the game. Most of today’s post will be about what has sort of grown out of that. So without further rambling…

*** To be fair, things have gone all topsy-turvy since I started writing this series (as you may have noticed in other posts), I’m writing this series from a at-the-time perspective though, just to explain why things may not totally seem to mesh. ***

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