That's awesome you guys play together! Wish I could say the same, but I'm the only LOTR fan in this family.
Good tanks and healers are invaluable. Plenty of brains here to pick, whether in kin or on forum. I second - er, third? - Grimdi's suggestions for Stoneheight and Limlight Gorge.
(If I may be allowed to wax nostalgic...) I started out as a solo player, but after joining my current kin I learned how to play in a group in Foundry (Rise of Isengard level 75 6man), first on hunter then as champ tank, figuring I'd be a better DPSer if I understood tanking. A lot to learn and yes, some frustration, but overall a lot of fun. Anyways, Foundry involved a bit of everything - crowd control, situational awareness, prioritizing targets, coordination (especially the first and last bosses), distributed damage, fellowship maneuvers, positioning/line-of-sight/staying in range of healers, timing your pulls, not to mention how threat works - so for me it was a great tutorial for the RoI raids. And generally speaking, with 5 others in different roles, not just DPS+healer+tank, I learned what they were doing and how I could complement their abilities; plus we had more leeway in case the main tank/healer went down. I doubt I'd have had this experience with the currently popular instances; here's hoping Turbine scales it someday.
Last edited by Saniko; Sep 24 2013 at 06:19 AM.
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