Cranky the RAID LEADER?

In an effort to get guildies in all time zones involved in our raiding program, I put up a signup for a “late” TOC-10 on Saturday night.  To my surprise, it was popular (even with people who can usually attend prime-time raids).  Oh it’s ON.

I don’t lead raids.  Usually husband or another officer does the “main leading” and, as partner-in-crime, I handle the healing aspects.  This time husband was sick and there were no other officers there, so I had to bust out my leet raid leading skills.

I was a little more apprehensive than I would have been normally, because last week both Tamarind and Protflashes had “interesting” raid leading experiences.  I was convinced that one of my normally-sane raiders would turn into a backseat-raid-leader monster.

It actually went well.  I only had to be “meanieface” once and give a little lecture about NOT getting hit by icehowl.  I tried to put an “educational” spin on it by saying “look at where he’s facing, don’t worry about who he’s targeted.  Look where he’s facing and don’t be there.”

I also got to practice my “short but comprehensive” explanation skills, since we had people who had never seen some of the fights.  I got to talk about balls.  Snicker.

After a few false starts on the beasts, we one-shotted everything else including faction champeens (I hate them).

I very much enjoy the atmosphere of raids”behind the curve.”  People who are signing up for TOC right now are much more “relaxed” than people signing up for ICC, and there’s less pressure.

I put up another signup for next Saturday night.  I may like this raid leading thing.

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Cranky the RAID LEADER? — 1 Comment

  1. "I only had to be “meanieface” once and give a little lecture about NOT getting hit by icehowl. I tried to put an “educational” spin on it by saying “look at where he’s facing, don’t worry about who he’s targeted. Look where he’s facing and don’t be there.”"

    This isn't meanieface, nor is it just educational. It's actually being a good raid leader. Telling people "Don't get hit by icehowl dumbasses!" is so unhelpful from a RL. Tips on how to avoid getting hit by icehowl is much better. I can't stand "omg l2playnoob" attitudes – instead of telling me i need to learn to play, how about giving me tips on how to do that? Teach me, and I will learn.

    I was in a ToC25 this Sunday, and feeling very intimidated, because on Anub people kept yelling at others and cussing them out for standing on ice patches. "NO MATTER WHAT, STAY OFF THE EFFING ICE PATCHES PEOPLE!!"

    So, when suddenly I was being pursued, what do you think I did?

    Ran around like a chicken with my head cut off until I finally got slaughtered because I was too scared to stand on an ice patch. >.