People on the internet are just astounding sometimes!
People on the internet are just astounding sometimes!
Used your guides many times in the past and always found them very useful. Thanks very much.
Before I stumbled upon your guides, I have always been looking for videos that were very detail oriented and went in depth with each ability and why the boss does what he does at a certain time. I relied upon TankSpot and FatBoss for guides previously, but sometimes they would take certain mechanics for granted, or downplay the importance of certain abilities. For example, when watching TankSpot, whenever I heard Aliena say 'and this is easily healable raidwide damage', I knew our healers would probably need to pop some cooldowns for that phase.
I really appreciate how you try to incorporate other possible strategies as well, and you explain why something didn't work for you guys and how you tried to get around it, it really helps understanding the boss fight as a whole.
My only nit-picky thing would be is to try and enlarge the text a little bit when you math stuff out (and usually put it in the upper left corner or the bottom), it can be hard to read at times.
Like many before me, thank you so much for all the hard work you've put into your videos, it really shows. The length isn't an issue to me at all, actually I'm glad you haven't tried to cut corners or anything just to make them shorter; they're exactly as long as they need to be. I will certainly be watching your videos come 5.4. Thanks again!
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.
Some great in-depth guides you make for some of the fights that people actually need the extra explanation on, myself and my guild including. They help a lot in understanding mechanics better than any other guides out there! Also, aren't you the guild that develops Deus Vox Encounters? Any chance we can get that up to the amazing standard it was at during ICC? Loved it then but it's not been nearly as good since. Hope i'm actually right in assuming the right guild here
Best guides on the net. Don't change them - been a subscriber for a while now.
I do agree with what has been said about the reuse of the same vid. I normally watch them on a second screen while doing something else, but it still makes it a bit more boring than it has to be
That being said I do sometimes watch them just for entertainment value if I am bored, so keep it up even if I may only be able to really use half of them (my progress) ;P
I, too, love your guides!
Amazing guides, I cannot reccomend this guy's guides enough.
excellent guides and already a subscriber. imo, by far the most informative guides on the net.
one thing i would point out, since you make normal mode guides and obviously many of your viewers raid in guilds with a much lower skill level than vox. you tend to say a lot of fights are "easily 2-healed", which is probably true if you have 2 amazing healers. since "easily" is subjective, it would be nice to have some kind of objective way to decide between 2 and 3 healing encounters. perhaps a certain level of raid dps (which is quantifiable) makes the encounter much easier and so therefore two healing is preferred. or the opposite case where the extra dps is nice, but really doesn't make the encounter significantly easier (like heroic IQ).
for instance, we've 2 and 3 healed both of the first two heroics. i'd say jin'rohk is clearly easier to 2 heal because you will have fewer storms to deal with and the damage outside of storms is quite low. horridon i would say the opposite IF your dps is able to easily down the first balcony add before the 2nd/3rd ones drop. yes, additional dps at that point makes the adds die faster, but the extra healer gives your raid a lot more room for error which is going to be more likely to help a guild get their first kill.
i used to read Icy Veins, but one of the (many) reasons i stopped is that every single guide lists "Healers: 2-3".
this is from the point of view of a casual (3/12H) raider; hope what i'm saying makes sense.
I'm very pleased that you find the detail and accuracy of my guides to be useful, since as you say, I too find many other guides to be lacking in terms of proper emphasis or detail, which can be problematic at best and downright disastrous for the raid at worst.
That's also a great suggestion on the text size as well; I can definitely make all that stuff larger in future videos. I had been attempting to avoid covering much of the game screen with the text in the past, but I can see your very valid point and since text is meant to be displayed only when relevant, it should take precedence over the background footage at the time. I'll take that to heart in the future, thanks again!
Hey, I have been watching your guides since DS also, and the level of detail your guides provide are really excellent for a raid leader. I agree that the way you talk about the multiple possible strategies is really useful, the only negative I hear people mention about your guides are the length. The quick guides are good to address that and also the 'breakdown' you have in the info for each video, but my (hopefully constructive) feedback for your full guides to make them more appealing to the masses rather than just raid leaders is here:
- Have you thought about adding some music to the background of your videos? I wonder if this would help make them more 'engaging' as most strat videos use music, not anything overpowering/distracting/loud, but say thinking back to the old tankspot videos back in the day.
- It may help to cut out references to describing things from normal mode (unless you need to highlight that say, that aspect of the fight needs to be dealt with differently on heroic), as people doing a fight on heroic should know normal, and when it's not new information it is not as easy to pay attention.
- I think a reason they can feel tiring is that the pace of the speech is a bit slow (does that make sense?) I don't know if you plan out a script beforehand or wing it but if not then that could pick up the pace/avoid repeating info.
Don't get me wrong your guides are very good but you just seemed to be taking feedback so I thought I would chip in Keep up the good work, your guides have been really helpful for me as a raid leader.
Ultimately though, it would be very tough to give an objective numerical statistic that dictates whether a raid group should 2 heal or 3 heal a fight, since calculating all those minute differences is next-to impossible. For example, with DPS output, I only get to experience the range of DPS that exists within my own raid group, so extrapolating how significant changes (up or down) to just the DPS numbers would impact the fight as a whole and therefore further impact healing is difficult. Instead, again, I try to focus on the overall "goals" of DPS or healing for a fight, that are then explained to have a direct correlation to the other opposite role. For example, I talk a lot in fights like Council or Megaera about the "soft DPS checks" of killing Sul before Empowerment or Megaera heads quickly enough not because they're necessary for success, but it's one of those measurable requirements that will greatly reduce the healing necessary. That still doesn't necessarily mean I can tell another group whether they should 2 or 3 heal, but when I have a strong sense of what is likely to be a good fit for another group I do my best to mention or illustrate that.
Anyway, I really appreciate the feedback, and I will continue to try to find tangible, subjective measurements by which to illustrate raid compositions in future videos, but certainly let me know if you feel that isn't happening in a proper fashion!
I've got to say, with the demise of Fatboss, I switched to your guides pretty early on this tier. I'm the raid leader and usually prepare written guides for my guild, with player specific jobs and such; but it's often hard to get a complete overview of the fight in advance. You provide that - I actually really like the long guides, highly informative and take it slowly enough to cover every aspect of a fight in depth.
The only issue we had was that after a slow start to the tier, with lack of raiders, we finally got up to speed again and (with the help of your guides!) caught you up by the time we were progressing on Animus so had to do our own thing from there
I also ended up writing a Lei Shen guide, which I've put on the forums (if you could give it some critique as a broad overview I'd really appreciate it by the way! :P), but before we actually started on it a couple of days ago, I noticed you had your guide sorted too which was a nice addition.
Typically, I watch the detailed guide, as I'm the raid leader. The quick guide option is great for the lazy raiders in my team I always post both for reference on our guild forum.
Keep up the good work, look forward to seeing some SoO guides in the near future!!! Though, with a bit of luck, we won't be far enough behind to need them this time round
Zabuzan - Prot Paladin
GM of <Origin> Frostmane-EU - 2/7MC - Recruiting a healer and ranged DPS for 1 day Mythic raiding.
We cleared everything from Firelands onwards until taking a break when we reached Blast Furnace. Now we are filthy casuals!
Nice guides...just gotta try and get my guild to watch them now :/
Thank you for the guides, I have been following you on youtube. Love how you break down the fights so people at least know whats going on in them, other then just saying stand over there. Hope to see more for SoO
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