Saturday, January 16, 2010


A lot of people have asked me about wiping, so instead of making this a Wednesday thing I thought I would roll it into its own topic.

Everyone's favourite pass time in the world of PvE. As a raid leader this is something I always try to avoid happening, although it will happen and you better get used to it. Wipes could be caused by people not doing what the strat involves, or could be complete flukes. The key I guess is to really understand why it happened. If you caused it, realize that and fix it. No one wants to be the problem. Even if it wasn't you, you can always do better and make sure the next pull you yourself execute better. Most importantly it is never a good thing for a random person in the raid to call someone out. If the raid leader chooses to do so that his his choice, but never some random other person in the raid. Even if they did something completely idiotic. It is not your place. Doing so can only hurt moral, and makes you look like you are high and mighty and can do anything better than anyone. If you notice something talk to the person, but making them feel like crap is not your place.

Now if someone repeatable screws up it is the raid leaders job to address the issue. Figure out the problem and fix it. Maybe it was a combination of things, maybe the strat needs to be tweaked to fit your raid. This is the time for you if you think of something to talk to the raid leader privately. Never call the raid leader out. Then it would just end up like a political arguing session. We all know they get things done right?

Really the most important thing to do after a wipe is to get back focused and do it again. With content becoming less of a joke this is becoming extremely important since everyone has gotten used to it being simple. Get in the frame of mind and compete are the top of your game. You do this every pull your raid will have success and you will have more fun. Isn't that the point of a game anyway? To have fun.

I leave you with a quote from Confucius

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."


  1. What you talkiing about wiping is fun!


  2. I picture Gauss like the Ony guy when people wipe the raid. It haunts my dreams.


  3. Most importantly it is never a good thing for a random person in the raid to call someone out."


    I have a hand full of people I trust to lead raids so I can sit back every so often and pew pew. There is nothing worse than trying to concentrate on picking off adds and two people in the raid start whispering you because "he said she said".

    I don't picture Gauss as the Ony guy. I think his comments when you stand in the green stuff yet again include references to where you can put your supposed intelligence, Bagellord and how you are as worthless as a ret pally. All of these spoken with a snarl, never a yell, but that tone of voice that you know means, "Be lucky I'm not next to your sorry little butt."

    But, seriously, fire cleanses. That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it.