There seems to be debate about sticking to your role vs. filling in gaps where needed. The truth is there is no universal right answer. It's all situational. It can be frustrating to target a person to remove a debuff, only to get an "invalid target" message because someone else did it right as you clicked. This wastes time that you could have spent cleansing someone else, or that they could have spent hitting the target. However, more often than not, the extra help is useful, because it allows everyone to focus on their main job faster. Generally speaking, the good players help out where possible, but only if their main job is well under control, and only if their help is truly necessary. There's a big difference between helping because the help is needed, and trying to do their job for them because you don't trust them to do it right.Also, there are some major distinctions between good players and great players from a raiding standpoint.Good players know how to do their job. Great players know why their job is necessary, and why they do it that way as opposed to the alternative methods.Good players make sure their gear is all enchanted/gemmed. Great players make sure the entire raid is properly enchanted/gemmed (and will suggest cheap/easy ways to get the stuff you need), because those few extra stats could save all 10/25 players a repair bill or two.And most importantly, a good player strives to top their charts. A great player strives to down the boss no matter what.
Duno for me a good player meets these demands (In order from most important to least)...1. Knows their class, Knows what gear is better or how to figure out wich is better2. Pays attention to the fight, Will pick up the slack even it it is someone elses "job" (I.E. Ice blocks in UK or coccoons in Spider Naxx) Without calling the person out.3. Admits to his/her mistakes and doesn't go around calling everyone else out when they make mistakes.4. Isn't a bloated egomanical e-peen stroking moron... Yes A good player doesn't Brag (this also aplys to spamming or just utter stupidity however would fall further down the list). Remeber Actions speak louder than words.5. Either knows the fights or is able to understand them after one or two tries, Some one who even though they are dead with no B-Rez's up doesn't just walk away to get some food. They stay and watch studying the actions of the boss. (I actualy believe that Deadly boss mods (great though it is) has actualy made people lazy and rather #$%^y for this one)6. This one is realy important to the individual and not the group so much (however he/she will preform better if they follow it thats why I included it). That he/she remebers that it is just a game. Remeber people just have fun, it's not life, it shouldn't be stressfull (thats what life is for). Enjoy yourself don't worry about it... So what he has one more epic than you or pulled 200 more DPS, as long as your meeting the requirement for the dungeon it's not as big of a deal. Take this with a grain of salt however, It is always good to try to push yourself but don't stress over it.
I have been in alot of bad groups.For an example, one time i was doing CoS and guess what, the leader didnt get a tank. So they decide the unholy/blood DK should tank. We wiped on the first pull. So then they decide after a few min to finally replace ME the best dps in the group. So what i learned from the 15min. i was in CoS was this.1)If you decide to be the leader of a group/raid you should know the dungeon/raid and be able to find tanks and healers and then be able to fill all the extra spots with good dps.2)If you do not know how to tank or have tanking gear, PLZ do not try to tank something.3)If you die in a group because you are dps and trying to tank, dont blame the healer or dps.4)If you can heal then i suggest that when the healer dies then plz put some healing spells on your 2nd bar like me are anywhere really beacause you never know what will happen.(im a Spriest and i always keep healing spells on my 2nd bar for an emergency)-Sneakers
Another thing that I have not seen here, is that you should always in first time TRUST new people,As a hunter I have a problem that their are allot of hunters, that sometimes fail horribly.. Main reason here being pet control. This results in the fact that I sometimes have a harder time finding groups, cause I will get replies like "Sorry rather have a shammy then a hunter". Or like the other night when I got a comment "Nice to have a Hunter on board instead of a Huntard". Although this comment is positve it shows, that people then not to trust hunter completly.So one of the main things that also makes a good player is trust, if you dun know a person. I he is a bad one, you will remember his name and simply don't invite him next time.in time you will get a nice feeling for the better persons in the server, and in the end if you have a party with good players you can all lift each other to a new lvl
1) Check boss strats before the raid.2) Read one or two guides for pointers on how to play your class.3) Assault the boss until he files for a restraining order.4) Don't get aggro unless you're sorta tanky and a healer is in trouble.The Reninator's simplified guide to DPS.
Perhaps you didn't know it, but you've misused the term "philosophy", while actually explaining what philosophy really is; a rather ironic twist. It means "love of learning", or "love of wisdom", and you've been using it as "this is how go about doing my business". Arguably, the latter definition is fairly common these days, but my philosophy teacher mentioned this misuse the first day of class; she didn't seem too happy about it either. :)The real meaning however, is best conveyed in your post with this quote:
a good player would know what to do in spontaneous situations
I wouldn't consider myself the best player in the game, or the best Druid in the game either. But I try my hardest to make my guild happy and to help them at all times. I've tried all trees that the Druid has to offer and I really have found my place as a feral-motha "Shut your mouth!". And yes, I did change forms more often than a woman changes clothes, scary thoughts for a guy.I first started out as feral. I loved it. It was absolutely easy to find the right gear as a fighter as we share armor with rogues. Of course we have to supplement some pieces when going into bear form for tanking. And I loved tanking. I loved feeling that kind of "rush" that having people's "lives" hang in the balance at your ability to protect them. And face it, tanking in bear form is awesome, specially with some of the new stuff they implemented. I mean come on, 66% bonus to leather armor protection in bear form. Of course that doesn't really make up for the fact that our armor got nerfed from 400% to the mid 300%. But I digress. I ran every instance as many times as possible so I could learn the lay out how each mini-battle and boss-battle went down so I could inform people who had never gone, and to make sure I could handle any situation that popped up. Being a tank has a lot of responsibility to it.But then my guild's co-leader became a tank, and took over my duty. So I felt useless. I no longer had the feeling of being someone important, even though I'm an officer. All the things I did to learn how to become a proper tank, seemed useless now that we had a "proper" warrior tank. So I went into the restoration tree. It lasted a few weeks, but I still did everything in my ability to learn how to be a good healer. I ran instances as often as I could and found it too easy. Druid healing dots are just too godly. I would sit there, throw up dots on the tank, and sit there for 15-20 seconds while waiting for her to accumulate some kind of damage in order for me to heal her again. But it just wasn't me. I missed being in the thick of the action, having my fingers run across the keys as fast as possible to take down the mobs as quick as I could. And sure, as a restro druid, people's "lives" were in my "hands". If you could call tree-branches hands.So I switched over to being a balance druid. And I have to say, Panzer-kin is right. Just great nuking power to rival that of the German tanks during WW2. I could go into Quel for dailies at 70 and go onto one of the ships or run into the midst of demons, throw out my treants, hit hurricane and starfall and kill everything around me in 3-5 seconds. It was great! I could fell any mob in a matter of seconds. I even knew how many wrath bolts it would take to kill a mob. With the gear I had, 4 wrath bolts was enough to take down a level 71 demon. And I again did everything I could to be a top-notch DPS nuker for instances. And my guild was lacking a proper caster, so I actually felt needed again. It was wonderful.But then I grew to resent being a balance Druid. Having to dish out so much money on drinks and pots, it was ridiculous. Not to mention damn near difficult to get leather spell armor. I was always wearing a mixture of cloth and leather, and that doesn't really help with the reduction of damage. And part of me just wasn't happy being anything other than a feral druid. So I went back. And you know what, I was killing things faster in cat form than I did in moonkin form. Go figure. And I guess I really wanted to go back to feral especially after this latest patch. It actually helps us tank better as our armor is now comparable to what it once was before they reduced it from 400% in bear form.I hope I didn't bore anybody with this. I'm not even sure I made any sense. But I guess my reasoning is, don't try and make yourself into something that you aren't. Find what you're good at, and do everything in your power to make yourself the best at it. Don't worry if someone is better than you, it gives you a chance to learn more about your specific area. And don't stop asking for advice. Because in some ways, we're all noobs/newbs/nubs. Although every time I hear someone being called a nub I think of them as a person with little amputated or physically messed up limbs. And in the end, have fun. Because if you don't have fun, you're wasting $15 bucks a month for nothing.
I believe it stands to reason both halves of the word, that is both definitions, are put in place throughout my article. For if one is not willing to learn, then one is not really devoted to the cause in the first place.Also, I originally hated Naruto (the anime), but I loved the video game Naruto Ultimate Ninja 2. I am currently facing a constant uphill battle in the next fighting installment, Naruto Ultimate Ninja 3, against my brother. When I am tired of getting whooped, I'll probably get the one for PlayStation 3 as I hear it's ground-breaking in terms of 3D cell shading graphics. Recently I saw the first episode of Naruto and have to admit: it isn't that bad. It's much better in Japanese, though.