I think we all can agree that there were some frustrations on Tuesday. I believe many of these issues stemmed from the login problems Blizzard was having, making people feel unprepared mentally and/or emotionally for the raid. Going forward, if we aren’t sure about stability an hour before raid, we will call it off.
There are some other points that I want to bring up as well. The first being alts. Alts are not an issue for farm nights, especially if they offer utility on certain encounters, or you are looking to switch because you have begun to hate your main. It is perfectly okay to test the waters and see if this alt is a right fit for you. If you opt to make this your main, then you can formally announce that and we will shift over your EP. This can only occur once per month unless there is a dire circumstance where the Raid Leader asks you to swap.
In order to play on an alt:
The second thing that I want to discuss here is parsing. Parsing high is a great feeling and there are things you can pull from that data. At times, it means that you performed your rotation exceptionally well, were able to put out a good amount of damage and didn’t die. Other times, it could mean that you are ignoring mechanics to make yourself look better. There are many times where I could swap to dps gear and parse well, but that would cause a burden to our healers that is unacceptable for progression.
To that effect:
House of Zug is founded on principles that have created an awesome community. I have never seen a community like this before. The second that we put ourselves ahead of others is the moment we begin to lose our identity. Placing people on ignore is never an appropriate response, even if you aren’t the biggest fan of someone. Try to be constructive when you are seeing people not perform at their best, rather than ignoring the issue or being overly critical. It is easier to point a finger than to lift someone up.
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