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Tanking and leadership


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Darth_Bond
11.14.2012 , 10:39 AM | #11
^ damn programmable keyboards?


anyway yeah its probably prudent to youtube/torhead the fights....apart from thats it was def overkill
Story is so important i sold starwars to disney and asked jj abrams to direct the new star wars film....and that is why we cant have faction change!

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Infalliable
11.14.2012 , 11:17 AM | #12
It tends to be a natural job for the tank or a dps. Both of those are focused on the bosses, with the tanks generally never looking away. DPS sometimes has to take out adds, or move, or hit switches, etc. which can make it harder to keep track of the boss but this is only on certain fights. DPS, especially ranged, do tend to have a better view of the overall "battlefield" though.

Healers tend to make poorer leaders mid-fight as most of the mechanics are based on the boss's remaining health, and healers never look at the boss. Not to say they can't, but it's less natural.

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Darth_Bond
11.14.2012 , 03:47 PM | #13
yeah tanks or ranged dps are generally best suited to this job, melee dps are completely blind for the most part
Story is so important i sold starwars to disney and asked jj abrams to direct the new star wars film....and that is why we cant have faction change!

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TheronFett
11.21.2012 , 04:27 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Bond View Post
yeah tanks or ranged dps are generally best suited to this job, melee dps are completely blind for the most part
This ^

Tanks are essentially group leaders, since they're counted on to manage the pulls and the flow of the fights. They are also always on the boss, and most aware of mechanics and when they will occur. I don't really think it's "expected" for tanks to assume the leadership role, but most do out of necessity.

RDPS make the best raid leaders in my opinion. They generally don't need to avoid fight mechanics and their rotations are systematic. Additionally, because they're further away, they have a better view of what's going on. In a lot of encounters, the boss fills the entire viewing area of the tank.

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Darth_Bond
11.21.2012 , 08:26 AM | #15
It is expected of them to be leaders, atleast thats the expectation passed down from previous MMOs imo
Story is so important i sold starwars to disney and asked jj abrams to direct the new star wars film....and that is why we cant have faction change!

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verfallen
11.24.2012 , 03:35 AM | #16
Depends on the fight.

Ex: In soa's last phase, I'm pretty much leading since I'm the one calling "ready to be on boss" when I'm about to introduce a pillar to his head.

In kephess the undying in TFB, healer or ranged dps calls who have the nanite, and I call the pylon I'm dragging him toward.

I'm in a casual guild, and i'd say we all use our own leadership. Ops leaders and more experienced players explain mechanic pre-fight, and decide of the tactic we'll use, then once in the ones who calls the shot depends on his position mainly, and coordinate others.

However, no matter your position, never hesitate to step up if no one is doing it. On my DPS sorc, I once pugged SM EV and it was chaos on Soa. Offtank forgot the tank part of his job, and when main tank got mindtrapped, soa started running after our healers with him never realizing it, 2 dps where hitting on the shield rather than mindtraps, main tank died, none of the healer rezed him, I was the one to run and do it.

In organized guild raid, you will mostly fall into natural teamwork and those thing are pretty much taking care of themselves. In pug, don't hesitate to pick up leadership if no one is, and you have the knowledge for it.