Grouping: Basic things to remember...
1. Stay in "camp", don't run off after the puller. He can pull just fine, he doesn't need you standing next to him and agroing adds.
2. It's called /assist, we've chosen a Main Tank, the main tank will chose which mob to kill, so /assist and help the Main Tank kill. Leave the Adds, if any alone and let the CC person take care of them.
3. Root parking: If we don't have a chanter for mezzing, then one of us is going to root park adds, if possible. Learn to split the mobs apart, if I say one is rooted, so they both aren't beating on you, so I don't have to waste as much mana, healing 2-3 people, instead of just the Main Tank.
4. Calm/Pacify mobs: Not such a big deal, post 46 and KEI, were mana becomes a lot easier to regen, but pre-46 and if there's no Mana regen readily available, wait for calm, instead of pulling 3-4 mobs. I'd rather spend 50 mana per calming on 3 mobs, than having to wast half my mana bar healing because the puller is to keen.
5. Someone lead the group/ communicate: Especially in a pickup group.
Nothing ****** me off more than being in a group and having no leader or communication. Step up and direct the group, don't be rude, but ask people to do things, give them a roll in the group. Assign a Main Tank at the start. Assign healing, crowd control, who's going to assist. It's basic stuff to do, at the start and I find makes thing normally run a lot smoother. If you're polite but direct, most people don't mind being told what to do, especially if the group starts to work well and the exp is flowing.
I don't mean for you to tell another person "How to play their class", that annoys me as much as the next guy.
And learn to follow orders, if you have a group leader, even in a pickup group. We do it on Raids, why can't we do the same in a group, even a pickup group. If you have a good leader, have the common sense to do as he/she asks.
I've had some fantastic pickup groups over the years, simply because the 6 of us had the common sense to get orginised and work as a team.
Any other basic tips for grouping, that we should all try and remember?
Edited, Thu Sep 16 06:39:51 2004 by lagduff