Farm vs Progression Focus
by, 08-01-2013 at 08:23 AM (24134 Views)
One of the decisions facing raid groups in Tier 14 is whether to focus on “progression” kills, ie: working on that next boss you have left to kill as much as possible, or clearing all the farm content before looking at progression work.
If we create a formula to look at what it takes to kill a boss, it would go something like this:
Boss Kill = Power + Skill
Obviously this means that the more Skill you have, the lower the Power requirement. You can increase both, Power via getting more gear/buffs, and Skill by improving how you play & learning encounters.
The trick for Raid Leaders is figuring out whether hours spent wiping on bosses in an instance like Terrace of Endless Springs, or clearing out Mogu’shan Vaults & Heart of Fear to get gear upgrades for your raid.
The problem I find with some raid groups is that they focus more on the Skill side of things rather than doing a quick farm clear to boost their Power, then going on to the Skill improvement side of things. The down side to this is that there is less time to spend on the Skill side of things, but spending time learning a boss is only a part of the Skill portion anyway. There are also other ways to improve Skill, by looking at how you can improve your individual raid performance.
There's also a balance between the joy/excitement of killing new bosses vs frustration at wiping continually on them.
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