3 Basic Roles• Tank – Able to absorb and mitigate large amounts of damage• Healer – Heal party members• DPS – Quickly do high damage to targets
Dungeons v. Raids• Dungeon – 5 players; Gear is better than questing• Raids – end game content; best gear – Require: 10, 25 or 40 player teams
Dungeon / Raid Etiquette• PUG – Pick up Group – Expectation that you know the dungeon / raid – Expectation that you know what gear is appropriate – Expectation that you know your role and class – Expectation that you are trying to complete the dungeon as quickly as possible – Highly variable experience – Inconsistent
Dungeon / Raid Etiquette• Guild Run – Expectation that you have research the dungeon/ raid and are prepared to learn – Expectation that you will ask questions and alert members if you do not know fights – Expectation that you will need only on items appropriate to your class and role without asking – Goal is consistent experience and improved efficiency
Types of Guild Runs• Partial v Full run – May run dungeon or raid for a specific piece of gear• Gear up Run – Goal is to gather best gear for player(s)• Dungeon Walk-in – Travel to the dungeon instead of using Auto-queue
Chats• Guild Chat – Green text; accessed by typing /g in the chat box; only people currently online in the guild can read• Dungeon Chat – Orange Chat; accessed by typing /i in the chat box; only the dungeon party can read• Raid Chat – Orange Chat; accessed by typing /raid in the chat box; only those in the raid can read
Looting• Regardless of the run: – Expected to loot all mobs – Expected to know how to pass, need, or greed roll – Generally, only need on items you can use and are improvements; the rest greed or pass – Know your stat priority and item levels
Looting Terminology• Need roll – click on the need icon in the auto roll window. Highest need roll wins, Need roll trump all greed rolls. Binds all gear won to the roller• Greed roll – Click on the greed icon in auto roll window. Highest greed roll wins if there were no need rolls. Allows gear to keep its characteristic regarding being tradable or not• Pass roll – click on the pass icon in the auto roll window. This button has you pass on the item.
Looting Terminology• BoP – Binds on Pickup. This means that the gear is automatically bound to your one player and can only be sold to a vendor.• BoE – Bind on Equip. This means that the gear can be sold on the Auction House or sent to another player to use
In-game Resources• Map – The map will show you the layout of the dungeon. Skulls mark the bosses, and numbers mark the location of needed quest items• Add ons – Additional programs you download to customize your interface and provide you with assistance
Out of Game Resources• Metagaming sites – Wowhead – Icy-veins – YouTube search for specific dungeon – Askmrrobot – Noxxic
Required Addons• Most guilds will require raiders to have the following addons: – Recount – shows player and team performance – Deadly Mob Boss – Alerts players to mob special abilities – Omen (tanks only) – shows the amount of threat generated by all players.
Common Issues• Wiping – The entire party gets killed• Ninjas – players that need on gear that is not appropriate for their class. Ninjas typically will leave group after they get the targeted item• Kicking – Sometimes groups will put a player to a kick vote. If the majority votes to kick the player, they will be removed from the party with no penalty.
Common Issues• Repairs – Each time you fight or take damage, your gear loses durability. You need to repair your gear and weapons on a consistent basis to allow them to continue to protect you and add damage.• Full Bags – Make sure you empty your bags and repair prior to entering a dungeon or raid
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