It's the Motes and D'arca shoooooooow.
Reblogged from bellanes-in-archeld
If you are a paladin and you insist on main tanking in a fight (read: Ifrit HM) where—I don’t care how much health you have—it would be best if you were off tank (and I’m not gonna lie, I think PLDs should mt more often because we don’t have the oomph that WAR tanks have for adds and such) and you -insist- on main tanking, answer me this:
Why do you insist on silencing the boss all the time and relying and the WAR for stuns? Yes, the silence has a potency of 300, but it goes down with your health. And you insisted on being MT. So you don’t have reliable help. And if you have a macro warning us that you are using you silence, that sort of implies that you don’t use it as part of your normal rotation since the emote-macro using folks tend to hate spam.
This rant mostly stems from the practice that I think is -incredibly stupid- of having whoever has the most health be the main tank. So guess who -always- gets to be the off tank? The paladins, that’s who. And we aren’t necessarily inferior, and it definitely isn’t impossible to be the off tank, or even that difficult.
But you know what would make more sense? A warrior off tank. You beautiful axe-wielding psychos are so good at group pulls. How many times have you heard “make a pull like a warrior?” Yes, PLD is an easy tank—we also have damage mitigation and have less health. You want us to hold a singular large enemy in one spot and hit it while you kill it? We’ve got it, no problem. Things can get a little iffy when you aren’t geared that well and we are holding tons of mobs.
There’s this weird misconception and misplaced sense of pride where people say “Oh, I’ve got the best gear, I should main tank.” If you’ve got the best gear, go do the job that requires slightly more skill, more threat.
In summary (because I got pretty off topic, since this is a rant after all): Why can’t we all take 30 seconds to think at the beginning of a fight and pick our main and off tanks contexually? Why can’t we look at a situation and decide what will make things easier for the whole team?
AND ONE MORE THING
Yes, there are shitty pugs out there. Lord knows I’ve met all of them it seems like. But these dungeons, these raids? They are a group effort.
Like when you meet the Scholar who apologizes for not having cure oomph of a White Mage—they don’t work like that, that’s true. That;s why they are different classes, oddly enough. Preemptive healing and as-needed healing are two different animals.
And the same goes for DPS. Why do we bitch when there isn’t a BLM in the party? Why do with bitch when we have a DRG? We bitch when we have BRDs and when we don’t. Monks are -fantastic-, except when they stun. Even if the tank was supposed to stun and they didn’t. All these are different classes for a reason.
And yes we should all know how to play our classes, but probably, taking your own class into consideration and acting appropriately instead of being angry would help -everyone- in the long run. Or asking if someone is new. Because they probably didn’t say anything to you as a group because they are tired of people complaining and feeling like a burden because of it.
If you teach them right—then congratulations, you’ve just removed one shitty pug from that pool. It’s a “teach a man to fish” sort of situation.
If people don’t know how to speed run and you don’t tell them how, likely they are going to die. And then you might die. And then the group wipes. If you know how to speed run, that’s your fault, not theirs.
When you were new, didn’t it feel like shit when people expected you to know everything?
Contextual tactics and empathy, is that so much to ask for?
Slept through a 10 am class today I am a professional
Brave Adventurers Set Sail: The Great Mor Dhona Expedition.
Reblogged from cha0sys
Pirates of the Caribbean/Skyrim Mashup by flipboit4midles.
(Bask in the awesomeness of this.)
i literally threw my computer across the loveseat when i heard this. its so epicly beautiful.
Excuse me, I have to go embark on a quest. I don’t know to what end but I have a ferocious need to be a badass.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.
Oh My God t-this is amazing I think I might cry oh my god
D’arca and Motes proudly present: Heartbreak in Three Acts.
Reblogged from cwaenswys
This is always okay.