I have often said here on my blog that each person is different and I stand firm with that belief. Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses. As a raid leader I see that in places most might never notice. I am sure any observant person even if they are not in a lead position has noticed that guy that "does great when he is alive".
I wonder if strengths and weaknesses are connected to the personality of the real person behind the character. There is no way for me to actually find that out without some form of extensive research with people that are honest about their weaknesses. Something I won't be doing any time soon but would love to read if someone ever did.
I've raided with many people and have seen many different types of players in the raiding environment. I've seen those people that can do no wrong, they just seem like they run as the picture of perfection and I have seen those people that can do no right no matter how much time and effort they spend on trying to get better. I've also seen everything in between both as well of course.
Is it something in us, the person playing, that dictates what is easy or what is hard for us?
I often say that my team is better in the raw numbers department and worse in the mechanics department. It seems to take them longer to get the "little things" down then it should (which bugs the crap out of me), but if there is anything that can be forced with shear force, we will force it and succeed doing it.
Just look at the bosses we basically one shot as we made our way through the raid. Council of Elders, Megaera, Primordius, Iron Qon and Twin Consorts. And then look at the bosses we had the three highest amount of wipes on. Our friendly neighborhood destroyer of guilds Horridon, Tortos and Ji-Kun.
If anything is more telling of what is easy for us and what is hard for us that it is. The fights that are basically about stay out of the crap and put out big numbers we did exceptional on and the fights that had some gimmick or required more coordination we had fits with.
Yet there are some groups that I have friends in that have been stuck for weeks on Megaera or Primordius but had little issue with Horridon and Tortos, which where the ones that took us weeks.
Some say my group is in a good place because we can do numbers and dancing is only a matter of practice. Others would say that the dancing should come natural and you can teach numbers. I believe both are wrong. It goes back to what I said at the start. Everyone has their strengths and their weaknesses. While both things can be trained from either angle they will always remain a strength or a weakness for the people that are inclined for them to be a strength or a weakness.
I am interested in seeing what people consider easier and what type of person they consider themselves.
Are mechanic based fights easier for you or are power fights easier for you? Would you prefer something with a little of both or in the middle leaning a little one way or the other? What are your strengths and weaknesses and why do you think they are your strengths and weaknesses?
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