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How do you avoid whinie newbs?

Hambunctious's Avatar

07.30.2012 , 12:00 AM | #21
Hammer Station levels gets a tank in leveling/dps gear, a single target taunt on a long cooldown, and a tank stance for added threat.

They're not going to be aggro magnets at 18. However, they should be guarding the healer at that level for sure, just in case of healing aggro.

The rest of the team needs to be sure to let the tank get a couple of hits in before they attack, and no HOTS on the tank when he goes in...but I'm not sure healers even have a HOT at that level.

I haven't pve tanked since 2 weeks after early access, and maybe some things have changed since then. On a fresh character back then it wasn't that difficult, but you did lose aggro if you were not working to keep it....and watching the knockbacks, or you went out the window. I haven't been back there since then, lol.

Hxxr's Avatar

07.30.2012 , 12:16 AM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Berin-Tath View Post
I've got a bad feeling that whinners and people who don't understand how to play are common problem. So, how can you tell who these people are before grouping with them?
Thankfully once you /ignore someone you won't be put into the same group by the LFG tool.
A lot of players in my guild share if someone really messes up so you can already make sure to get around the bad experience of grouping up with them without having to meet them first.

This might sound harsh, but keep in mind I'm not talking about turning up in insignificant gear, accidentially pulling or not knowing the instance.
Leavers, slackers, flamers, people who roll need on absolutely everything or use no more than two skills (yes, had someone like that for NMP just a few days ago O.o) ... watching every single cutscene in Black Talon ... those are things where I simply don't want you and me in the same group.
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bionamaster's Avatar

07.30.2012 , 06:30 AM | #23
My best advice is to join a friendly leveling Guild. If that doesn't work, there are some easy ways to tell if your with a troll/inexperienced player:

If they are a troll, "speech patterns" will help. if dey tak liek dis 2 u, they may be a troll.

Normally, on the first boss or challenging encounter, if you can try and follow their movements while doing a good job yourself, you can tell if the Healer is trying to DPS, the Tank is sitting in back tossing DPS every 2 minutes (happened to me once or twice), if the DPS is drawing all the aggro, etc etc etc.

Though this won't immediately help the situation, /ignore any trolls or bad players you meet to avoid future meetings with them.

Hope this helps
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SamuelAU's Avatar

07.30.2012 , 06:43 AM | #24
Every now and then you might get someone who doesn't do what they're supposed to. The other week I had the healer criticizing my gear (I'm a tank, I'd literally just hit level 50) when they were spending half the time healing me and half the time attacking the boss. Then they tell me that I died because of my gear.

You will notice these things less as you level up, because as a general rule people who aren't sure learn their roles and become better at doing what they are supposed to.

If you haven't done a flashpoint before, say so. Some bosses can be tricky and it doesn't take long to quickly explain how to do something. Likewise if you have done a flashpoint before, ask everyone else if they have so you can bring them up to speed if they're unfamiliar with it.

Most people will be happy to help you out because at the end of the day, you all want to finish the flashpoint without dying numerous times and taking much longer than it should.