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Magetard: like a Huntard, only worse


Pie at ForTheHorde had a great post about avoiding tardness as a Hunter by practicing, practicing and practicing a bit more.

His point was that while leveling and grinding we tend to fall back on lazy practices which will inhibit our ability to excel in instances and raids.

Fundamentally you can get away with sloppy play while soloing. Likewise there is rarely a need to challenge yourself, and on those occasions when a solo pull goes pear shaped, there is a good chance you will accept a ghost run rather than practice “wipe recovery”.

Noobaggedon the Magetard

Reading this post so soon after my Noobaggedon post, it really struck a cord. It occurred to me that I am a sloppy Mage, a Magetard (not a term you hear every day).

I think a part of the problem comes from the very “glass” nature of being a Mage and had been accentuated in my case by both being a Fire Mage and a suicide PvP Mage (and it doesn’t help having limited playtime… But that is ultimately just another excuse).

When I die, I think nothing of it and neither to my group mates. If someone is going to die, it will probably be the dps with the least health, right? Last in line for heals, and 1st to pull aggro.

Here are some of my failings as a Mage: (more…)

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