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    Nervous about raids :S

    NOTE: THIS IS NOT A TROLL TOPIC. THIS IS SERIOUS.

    I just started getting back into WoW and raiding after quitting for a couple of months, got into a decent raiding guild and now I'm very paranoid about some of the following;

    -I'm paranoid I won't get any gear
    -I'm paranoid nobody in the raid group will like me
    -I'm paranoid I won't do any decent DPS
    -I'm paranoid I will screw up and wipe the boss fights and everyone will blame me even though I'm trying my best

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    1: Depending on what gear your Guildy's have, they might pass it to you. It might take some time, but you will get gear.
    2: Well, Unless you call everybody a tard, or be a racist, I wouldnt know why the would hate you.
    3: Just do your normall rotation. If your dps is a bit low, ask Classleaders for advice, thats what they are for, so they shouldnt blame you for it, but rather help you.
    4: Just listen what do to and Download DBM, it can really help you to avoid doing "the wrong stuff". If you aint sure about something, just ask it. They probebly rather have you asking instead of whiping couse they were to lazy to explain.

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    It reallt sucks starting out, but i am sure u will get the hang of it.
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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Ofc you get gear...either your guild is advanced, so get the spoils or dkp will fix it (our new recruits are like 400 dkp minus after one run)

    Read guides, get addons, be prepared. Your dps will however most likely suck if everyone else is more experienced. As long as they know your situation..so what. Be nice and they shall be nice.
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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    your be fine...
    just try your best, mistakes are made by everyone so don't wory
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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    1. if ur in a decent guild u will b gettin gear cos chances are most of them are already geared out
    2. if ur nice, turn up, and dont act like a 5y.o. u'll be right
    3. if ur not geared but kno ur class u can still do ok....did a h os last nice an there was a hunter with mostly blues, alot of empty gem slots and he pulled 3k o.O im still not sure how ay
    4. if they are a decent raid guild im sure they will explain wot ur doing, most fights are pretty simple once u a) get it explained or b) see the fight. <see heigan, hard to explain but when ur on the ground, watchin how ppl run and where they stand it all suddenly makes sense>

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    All of the above is true, thanks guys

    I'll give it a shot.

    I'm also a bit jealous of the gear they have, but hey. I'll get it sooner or later.

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    You're a melee, you're doomed.

    Fires, aoe, cleaves, missed interrupts, moving from fire, nature, arcane damage that the boss drops off, all things that melees have to do. And fails periodically.

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Don't worry about it, just try your best, listen, pay attention, etc.
    I was pretty nervous my first raid, the same things went through my head xD.
    Like I said, don't worry to much about it.

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    -I'm paranoid I won't get any gear.
    --- You will. Gearing up is amazingly fast and easy compared to before. In 2-3 weeks usually players are in full epics (or very close to it). Raids drop lots of loot, you can pug any 25 man to get gear. Even in Colisseum it has been reported that fresh 80's without epics could down bosses.
    -I'm paranoid nobody in the raid group will like me
    --- This is up to you, how you behave. Be friendly, helpful, be yourself.
    -I'm paranoid I won't do any decent DPS
    --- This is up to you, if you spend some time looking at websites to know what are requirements for your class to do DPS. Partly down to gear too, but you can help yourself by knowing more.
    -I'm paranoid I will screw up and wipe the boss fights and everyone will blame me even though I'm trying my best
    --- Do your homework, check out popular sites for boss strategies. Know what you will raid. As fresh DPS, you will likely go to Naxx, OS, maybe Ulduar. Do heroics for badges.

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Quote Originally Posted by Axan
    NOTE: THIS IS NOT A TROLL TOPIC. THIS IS SERIOUS.

    I just started getting back into WoW and raiding after quitting for a couple of months, got into a decent raiding guild and now I'm very paranoid about some of the following;

    -I'm paranoid I won't get any gear
    -I'm paranoid nobody in the raid group will like me
    -I'm paranoid I won't do any decent DPS
    -I'm paranoid I will screw up and wipe the boss fights and everyone will blame me even though I'm trying my best
    Who cares? I sometimes get drunk and leave myself in auto-run half a raid hitting a wall or randomly stop healing if something is good on tv, and I still get gear. Who cares about what other people think?

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    JUST RUN THE NEW 5 MAN FOR GEAR.

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Quote Originally Posted by Nd
    Who cares? I sometimes get drunk and leave myself in auto-run half a raid hitting a wall or randomly stop healing if something is good on tv, and I still get gear. Who cares about what other people think?
    I call bullshit

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Quote Originally Posted by Huntdanoobs
    I call bullshit
    Truly you've never pugged 25 man naxx's or voa's. Yeah, not doable at end-game content, yet.

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Quote Originally Posted by Nd
    Truly you've never pugged 25 man naxx's or voa's. Yeah, not doable at end-game content, yet.
    Ok, if we are talking about pugs, then sure, but not for guild raids like we are talking about.

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Quote Originally Posted by Axan
    NOTE: THIS IS NOT A TROLL TOPIC. THIS IS SERIOUS.

    I just started getting back into WoW and raiding after quitting for a couple of months, got into a decent raiding guild and now I'm very paranoid about some of the following;

    -I'm paranoid I won't get any gear
    -I'm paranoid nobody in the raid group will like me
    -I'm paranoid I won't do any decent DPS
    -I'm paranoid I will screw up and wipe the boss fights and everyone will blame me even though I'm trying my best
    1. Why are you paranoid about gear? You don't raid to get gear, you raid for fun...otherwise it is a never ending cycle of getting better gear to get more gear.
    2. If they do not like you, maybe the guild is not a good fit.
    3. You are paranoid about your DPS? Invest some time and money into your gear and learn how to maximize your DPS...no reason to worry about it. Dps isnt hard.
    4. Again, read strategies. There is no reason for you to worry about any of this.

    I felt like I was getting trolled hard, but whatever.

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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Quote Originally Posted by Axan
    NOTE: THIS IS NOT A TROLL TOPIC. THIS IS SERIOUS.

    I just started getting back into WoW and raiding after quitting for a couple of months, got into a decent raiding guild and now I'm very paranoid about some of the following;

    -I'm paranoid I won't get any gear
    -I'm paranoid nobody in the raid group will like me
    -I'm paranoid I won't do any decent DPS
    -I'm paranoid I will screw up and wipe the boss fights and everyone will blame me even though I'm trying my best
    Step 1: Practice 3 hours daily on the puppets for three months
    Step 2: Apply in game to the lowest guild on your server, send 10k Gold with your application
    Step 3: If your lucky they'll take you on a testraid to naxx 10. You'll do fine, the puppet-practice paid out.
    Step 4: After 4 Months of naxx 10 raiding you'll be awarded your first item. Appreciate it. You earned it.
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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Quote Originally Posted by Nd
    Truly you've never pugged 25 man naxx's or voa's. Yeah, not doable at end-game content, yet.
    How about do not act as a jackass, even if it's a pug? If you, for example, made a group to go EoE because you wanted something from there, would you like half the raid to run into a wall, and all the healers to suddenly stop healing because "there's something good on TV"? I don't think so. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Solution : find a guild with people who doesn't care for all these points and just want to play a game ;D

    Currently in a guild where : we discuss loot and give it to the ones who needs it most (no dkp = heaven, and 1st point solved), we took brand new lvl 80 in green to ulduar a few months ago (3rd), and where we also downed a lot of bosses (even hard modes) with people who stood (died) in fires, disconnected in the middle of a fight, or ran into mines (4th point).

    Only "hard" point is the 2nd, but if they don't like you, maybe you're simply not in the right place
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    Re: Nervous about raids :S

    Quote Originally Posted by Axan
    -I'm paranoid I won't get any gear
    -I'm paranoid nobody in the raid group will like me
    -I'm paranoid I won't do any decent DPS
    -I'm paranoid I will screw up and wipe the boss fights and everyone will blame me even though I'm trying my best
    1 - Dont worry about loot, if u get it u get it, if u dont who cares. If u focus on loot you wont enjoy raiding.

    2 - Judging by this post thats probably true, so what. So long as u dont actively piss people off and do your job well no one will care really.

    3 - If you are under geared you probably wont do decent dps compared to the rest of the raiders, dont stress about it. They are bringing u along because they need u to raid and will gear u up accordingly over time

    4 - Everyone screws fights up, just learn from it and get it right next time thru, easy.


    My guild just got two of my mates who i played horde with a few years ago, rerolled alliance and joined us. Both were fresh 80's and really undergeared. In U25 they were barely ahead of the tank in dps and they had never done any of the fights b4. No one cares, pretty much everyone else is geared to the max and they were getting 6+ items a run simply because they would've been sharded otherwise. Srsly, no one cares. We now have two decently geared raiders who are reliable and do their jobs well. Its win win.

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