People Perform Better When They Understand What They're Doing

2021.09.26 15:24 angriestbisexual People Perform Better When They Understand What They're Doing

or, Treating People Like They're Stupid is What Makes Them Stupid
tl;dr Please write better and more thoughtful boss guides. People who read them take the wrong lessons away and it makes us all miserable. Tips in a bulleted list at the end.
I'm about to queue into a new duty for the first time, I'm reading the wiki page on it to learn a bit about the fights, and in one of the notes I see something that I've learned from other games is a very big red flag: "The tank should move the boss to this platform and hold him there." With no explanation why, what benefit that position has, or what mechanic that position is avoiding or exploiting.
I know there's a lot of really good theorycrafting that goes into developing the eventual "meta" fight execution. There's always a really good reason why that boss should be tanked on that platform and not the others. But when players seeing the fight for the first time aren't privy to those reasons, maybe they still learn That Fight, but they can't take any new skills away from it that will help them improve in the future.
Not only here, but in every game I've played, I've seen a lot of attitude like "Some new players just Don't Want to Learn," and yeah, sometimes those players do exist, I've met them, but a lot more common are players who aren't given the chance to. They're told what to do, but they're not taught. At best, what they take away from most content is a recursive, "I'm supposed to do x and y because x and y are what I'm supposed to do."
I know there's a lot of Warcraft refugees here so Castle Nathria's Lady Inerva will be relatively fresh in a lot of your minds. Even if you don't want to believe it, basically everyone, even players who had only been in LFR two or three times, knew that the four vats in the room that slowly filled up with blood were an important fight mechanic. But most of them didn't know what that mechanic does, or how to interact with it, usually because someone else always took care of it and nobody ever explained it.
A small subset of those players knew that if any of the vats overflowed, it dealt heavy raid damage that wiped the raid, and you had to open the valves to empty the vats to prevent that. They learned to open the valves and never learned any more of the mechanic.
A small subset of that subset knew that any open valves dealt small, ticking raid damage over time that usually wouldn't cause a wipe on its own but could easily over-strain healers, so you had to only keep the valves open for short lengths of time. They learned to toggle the valves and never learned any more of the mechanic.
Only a small subset of the subset of the subset knew that sometimes one of the vats locked and you couldn't open the valve for a period of time. Only some of those knew that which vat was locked was tied to which phase the boss was in.
And only some of those had ever learned that each of the four vats and how full they were additionally augmented one of the boss's other mechanics, making them more powerful or more difficult or more complex to perform.
Most players never needed to know any of that to kill Inerva. As long as two or three players of the 20 had a handle on the first two or three points, you could kludge your way through in a few pulls, and everybody felt accomplished. But because they hadn't learned "one mechanic can empower another," they had no frame of reference to understand Council of Blood and how the order you killed the bosses in augmented the remaining bosses' mechanics.
And without that context or understanding, it took them ten times longer than it should have to learn the Council of Blood fight, again by rote memorization, never understanding why you kill the bosses in the order they do, usually not understanding why they're supposed to dodge Stavros's lunge, which means they again had no context to bring to Stone Legion Generals to understand why or how to avoid Kaal's Wicked Blade, and had to learn that fight from scratch as though they'd never fought a raid boss before.
So now you have well-meaning veterans who really do want to help people learn, getting frustrated and exasperated and giving up hope because they see so many players who just completely lack any of the fundamental knowledge they should have, chalking it up to "Some players just Refuse To Learn," all because someone who wrote a boss guide said, "Bring the boss to this platform, because I said so."
A guide to writing better guides:

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2021.09.26 15:24 DaLateDentArthurDent Top 100 Battles of all Time - #71 Head ICE vs Pat Stay

Top 100 Battles of all Time - #71 Head ICE vs Pat Stay
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KOTD - WORLD DOMINATION 3
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I'm bonafide Pat nigga, I more than ride,
Bitch I park and walk, to a homocide
Head ICE
You're in the eye of a hurricane twirling inside it
Boom you hit the ground in a vertical spiral,
Barbarian, I skin wolves and rock the fur for survival
Pat Stay
I'll be 100% honest upfront right now with you all, I wasn't a follower of the Canadian scene in the back end of 2012.
I got into UK Battle Rap as part of the Mark Grist vs Blizzard crop, so forgive me for the lapses in my knowledge of the history of this match up, but hopefully someone in the comments can clear up any of that for me.
That said, this battle is great. Two absolute titans, doing what they do best and showing the styles that have made them legends and display why they have the status' they have now.
I struggle too and don't really want to have to call a winner on this one. Pat and ICE both were on point for three rounds of a battle that delivers pure entertainment.
If I had to, I'd edge Pat on preference, but rewatching my mind seemed to change everytime. The bars, the stage presence, the crowd. Everything in this battle is perfect (bar a couple of gay jokes that just don't age that well, but hey it was 2012)
It's tough these days to have a battle that feels fun, as the scene starts to head back towards a more competitive element what with the Ultimate Madness tourneys and KOTDs Grand Prix and Season 1 battles, so this felt weirdly like a breath of fresh air going back to it for this write up.
It's great seeing both these guys in their prime, especially given their more recent efforts, just having fun and enjoying each others material. It's a product of it's time in the best way possible and I feel terrible that I couldn't do it justice with a more educated and seasoned write up
Write up by DaLateDentArthurDent
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I'm currently dying of stage four bowel cancer, I've got about 20 months to live and one of the things I want to do is consolidate all my accounts under the same email address.
About ten years ago I create a PSN account I didn't want with my main email and vaguely remember calling PSN support to ask how to delete and was told I couldn't delete but if they banned the account it would eventually get delete and I could get my email back,
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Any advice?
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