Shared Topic: Fringe Benefits of Bringing Classes to Raid

How often have we heard “Bring the player, not the class” throughout Wrath? The answer is too many times.

But what about bringing the player and the class? What makes a good player of a particular class so useful to the raid? Shopshopshop of Runeforge Gossip suggest a Shared Topic addressing this. What can your class bring, beyond simple dps buffs?

Recently I’ve been working with my guildmates to figure out what classes to bring to our 10-man Cata raid. Since 10-mans are no longer the smaller easier child you can overgear with 25-man gear, the buffs you bring are even more crucial to setting up a successful raid groups.

And this has gotten me thinking about how we think of classes. We tend to see them mostly as what buffs they bring and their DPS. But often other things are important too, and even more so given that Blizzard wants us to pay more attention to things like CC, mana management, that sort of thing (no more simple stand and DPS fights).

So the topic would be about people posting the interesting and useful things their class brings that won’t appear in a buff per class spreadsheet.

Participating were:

Shopshopshop from Runeforge Gossip

Dragonray from Azerothian Life

Korenwolf from Paw Prints at the Portal

Elkagorasa from Elkagorasa the Casual

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon

Saz from World of Saz

Aunna from Bandage Spec

Jasyla from Cannot Be Tamed

Cryptic from Blessing of the Grove

Redhawks from Redhawks’ Gaze

Next week’s Shared Topic is an invitation to take an introspective look at our blogging by writing our Autoblogophray. For long term bloggers, this can mean thinking about our early posts, the challenges we’ve encountered, the people we’ve met, our favorite posts, favorite posts. For a newer blogger, this can mean talking about how things are going, about expectations and how blogging compares to them. Write about it and share a link in the thread at Blog Azeroth so that we can all enjoy your post!

We’re still low on upcoming topics, so don’t be shy! Suggest, suggest, suggest!

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