New People Bring New Problems

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Spokey Dokey, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Sai

    Sai Crystal Brave

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    Watching you heal makes me nervous and awed all at once. Mostly nervous :p
     

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  2. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

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    When he heals me it makes me dead...
     

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  3. Sai

    Sai Crystal Brave

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    That doesn't sound like healing......
     

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  4. GeekMatt

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    I have my own unique style, Ok! GAWD so judgey
     

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  5. Bovinity

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    Yeah, I don't get all the "DRK are squishy/bad/etc" stuff. Mine seems just as durable - if not more, really - than my WAR. Not as durable as my PLD, but hey.

    I can only figure that there are a lot of new DRK playing them like a DPS or something, because there's no real reason they should be hard to heal. In fact, I just had a healer last night say to me, "I thought DRK were supposed to be hard to heal, but you're not!" :D
     

  6. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

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    For players who get what they can do, Drks are a formidible tank...in the inexperienced hands though they might as well be paper.
     

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  7. Bovinity

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    I'm not sure I understand why, though. Other than just, "Ignoring cooldowns, standing in red" I don't really get what would make a DRK "squishy". Even if they fail at the core mechanic and let Darkside fall off, there's no mitigation loss there. (Other than some cooldowns being unavailable, I guess. That could hurt if they just never have Darkside on at all.)

    Maybe they're turning off Grit to use Blood Weapon. :D
     

  8. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

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    Its not using Grit to boost DPS, wearing DPS acc instead of Vit, its not using Soul Eater with Grit as it is Mitigation built into the Drks rotation.

    Its taking the DoT cross Class over say Bloodbath or Convalescence.

    Its not using Blood Pact+(Da+Ad) in bug pulls.

    There is a laundry list of what a player can do horribly wrong with drk play style.
     

  9. Bovinity

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    Yeah...and a lot of that is just basic stuff that would cause similar failures on other tanks, but I guess since DRK is new it's easier for people to get that bad first impression. :(
     

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  10. Spokey Dokey

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    Yeah, don't worry. Just last night I was healing Alexander 1 (A1) on my AST. I did not spread 'Balance' to the party simply because RNGesus was already being a punk and I didn't feel like having it sit on hold for a few card turns (and thus waste potential cards, buffs, etc.) So I tossed it on the one of the DPS and said to hell with it. We ended up wiping because the DPS was too slow, thus the tanks got too many stacks on them and died.

    The DPS then blamed me because I didn't spread 'Balance' to the entire party. Like, what? Haha. What if I wasn't around to buff the party in the first place. . . ugh. . . people. . .

    I had never wiped on Faust until then.
     

  11. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

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    Theres a great saying for people like that.

    While pointing one finger at me you point four at yourself.

    I think it means the more you try to blame others the more likely it was your own damn fault.
     

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  12. Spokey Dokey

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    Well to be fair it started because I asked if our DPS was low because someone was AFK (someone did say they were going AFK, then the tank pulled of course) or if it is just low in general. I didn't mean anything buy it per se, it just meant next time around I would have to cleric stance for a bit.
     

  13. Bovinity

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    Yeah, it's hard to communicate intent over text sometimes. I myself have this bad habit of imagining everything that everyone says in the most sarcastic voice possible. :O
     

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  14. delta5ff

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    For sure. At this point we are so used to the old tanks that if something goes wrong it's an exception not the rule were asthe new jobs are just that, new and people haven't had two years to min max everything and truly master them yet
     

  15. Fiala

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    Well Im still a new healer :shifty: But I try to dps and got some compliments so far
     

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  16. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

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    And thats fine, just...y'know, dont let the tank die lol It's all I ask of my healers, now if I over pull for their capabilities thats my bad.
     

  17. GeekMatt

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    Don't listen to @racooperii, when DRKs die they just turn into the Undead, and everyone knows Zombies don't utilize HP, they just need to feed on brains.
     

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  18. Spokey Dokey

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    Sometimes. . . I let the tanks health get really low . . . just for fun . . . cause I get bored.

    Shh....
     

  19. GeekMatt

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    Healer Limbo. I think I got @Bizant to 168 or something the other day which isn't super impressive but he's new to tanking and nearly soiled himself so I consider it a winning score.
     

  20. racooperii

    racooperii Warrior of Light

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    Its because of you I dont watch my HP bar anymore.
     

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