Topping meters with backstab/refresh SnD when it's gone one button rogue macro in Vanilla, those were the days. Then Blizzard went and changed it so macros couldn't have those kinds of conditionals in them and the world of roguecraft changed. Some couldn't cope with two buttons and switched to hunters who noone expected to do good dps anyway.
This past week I reforged my prot gear for ret (thankfully they use the same stats - prot paladins want none of that "avoidance" stuff) and went Holy/Ret instead. Call me a pussy if you want, MMO-C community, but I just don't feel like dealing with the anxiety of tanking new content (because I was never that tank who learned the fight with his guild in normal mode before jumping into LFR) in an ever increasingly toxic environment. I doubt I'm the only one. Tanks are going to get harder and harder to find in LFR if its toxic community doesn't improve.
I'll keep on healing, though. Can still often help carry a failing raid to victory as a healer all while being on the receiving end of somewhat less vitriol than a tank.
I went into SoO on my shaman first thinking well I saw a video of the fight but if I go on my shaman I can get an idea of whats going on in the fight. Worked fine for the 1st part of SoO second part seems a lot harsher on tanks with the shaman probably being the most hectic fight ive done in LFR. The abuse I got for 2 wipes was pretty dire. The other guy who tanked for the 1st time was on team speak with me and after that initial 2 wipes on juggernaught we did not fuck up for the rest of the raid. the abusive douche found other people to bitch at.
We need far better tools to deal with players like this and blizzard really needs to take a page out of league of legends books in regards to dealing with toxic player behaviour. If we get a better player environment in LFR then LFR will be a better experience.
The other one is "GO GO GO" players in LFR, the towers on 1st boss being a prime example. Getting people screaming for me to go in the tower but the Demo is up thats certain fucking death in LFR. I play on the shaman and its far less stressful. I really makes me not want to tank on the DK sometimes but then I enjoy the tanking mechanics and play style not to mention ive almost got all my secrets of the empire for the legendary that im keen on finishing.
I almost felt at one point when this guy was giving out the abuse for him to enjoy his 20-30min wait for 2 more tanks as the other guy I was with was ready to leave. We stuck with it as we wanted to get it right and making 24 other people suffer due to one douche bag isnt cool.
What i would ask is what was the encounter and what was your damage breakdown. Anyone could do twice as much dps on general if they avoid touching the adds.
At judgementofwhateverurname is. If people could pull 200k dps in 506 gear (lol) then you should be pulling far in excess of that and killing most bosses in SoO before they even get a chance to fart. The fact that you aren't shows your figures are a bit off.
My opinions: 5.0 was the golden age of content, the ability prune barely did anything, and 6.2 is actually an enjoyable timesink.
Generally im bored with WOW, and my account has long been sold, the account im on now was my fathers who played all day every day(retired military 20 years 3 tours in NAM) so after he died of lung cancer, i took his account, thats his hunter, and i just goof around, i enjoy playing with scripts, auto hot key and other things. I dont think i called anyone an idiot, it was more of a STFU and chill, you arent awesome. Just amused me to see that reaction..
We don't all play wow for the same reasons, i keep this account going for respect to my dad.
for macros.....cool-down management helps alot with your DPS, main thing is keep your main skills going off instantly, and this macro fires off exp shot instantly and keep BA up as much as possible. It's pretty interesting to tweak these things, other classes lend much better to this, such as elemental shamans, they are kinda a balls out fire everything rotation, and with this style of macro it fires off lava burst faster than a human ever could.
If i wasnt lazy i could simple write a auto hot key macro to fire skills based off OVALE addon, but thats too much work and tweaking...
Last edited by wdh1974; 2013-10-08 at 03:45 PM.
let alone that this discussion is about LFR where your numbers should easily be higher. specially after one or two wipe rewards.