Pradzha at Piercing Shots: There is a tendency amongst players of mediocre abilities and inflated egos to say things like “just go read Elitist Jerks,” as if this advice alone suffices to bring a new player up to speed on the intricacies of playing their character in a raid environment.
Are you really likely to perform well in a dynamic environment if you’re simply parroting information you’ve read elsewhere? What if it’s wrong? I mean, sometimes it’s going to be! No one’s omniscient, we all make mistakes, and opinions evolve and change over time.
I certainly support doing external research, but it’s not enough. We all need to be able to do our own evaluation and thinking to some extent. That’s what this post is about, and we’ll take it in steps. . . . Read full article