Category Archives: Raid Leading

Mists of Pandaria Buffs/Debuffs Matrix

Yesterday, Ghostcrawler gave us a peek at the plan for buff and debuff distribution in MoP.  However, the blog format makes it tough to get a clear picture of who’s bringing what, and how evenly the buffs and debuffs are … Continue reading

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Ask Theck – Round 1

A few weeks ago, I asked readers to post questions for a simple Q&A style bog post.  Unfortunately, it took me a long time to get around to answering them, and even longer to get this post typed up.  But … Continue reading

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How I learned to be a Raid Leader

Way back in the olden days, at the dawn of this millennium, I had a very odd career.  I ran factories.  More specifically, I took over bad factories, and made them into good factories.  The hours sucked, but the job … Continue reading

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Is there a role for melee in Firelands?

Tier 11 hasn’t been a very friendly tier for melee.  There are very few fights where you can’t improve your chances of success by removing a melee and adding a ranged.  This is a consequence of a couple of changes … Continue reading

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Quick Tips for Efficient Raiding

In conversations with friends, I have mentioned some of the very small min/max things we do in raids that never seem like they’ll make a big difference, but that really add up.  These aren’t personal tips, but things a raid … Continue reading

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What Your Raid Leader Really Thinks of You

If you’re a member of a raiding guild, you probably have a Raid Leader.   I’m going to give you a little bit of insight into the damaged psyche of the tormented soul forced to suffer through that particular hell – … Continue reading

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Motivating a Raid Group

The hardest thing about being a Raid Leader, for me, is keeping the energy and motivational levels of my raid high.  This might be easy for some of the “natural leader” types, but I personally fell into Raid Leading primarily … Continue reading

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Raid Encounters that I Love and Hate

There are any number of ways to look at how much you might enjoy any given raid encounter.  How much fun is it to tank?  How much fun is it to raid lead?  How challenging was progression, and how repeatable … Continue reading

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Formulating Raid Strategies

As a Raid Leader, one of the things that I’m primarily responsible for is being the final arbiter of raid setup and strategy.  The good news is that I have a system for this that has been reasonably successful. For … Continue reading

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