A special welcome goes out to Karthis of Garona, author of one of the newest Druid blogs, Of Teeth and Claws. His first content article, Setting the Pace tackles the topic of ensuring that a group doesn’t stagnate. He includes such considerate tips as monitoring regular mana usage to gauge whether a particular party member needs additional preparation time before the next pull. Here’s a snippet of what he writes:
With very few exceptions, a group cannot progress without the designated tank being ready to accept an enemy’s ire – mass death usually results from an ill-prepared tank. So, the first thing you must ensure is that you are ready. Your hit points must be at full (so bring food if your healers neglect this), you must be adequately buffed (try to remember Thorns, and also check if your Pally buff is still up), and you must know what you are tanking next. This should take a matter of seconds.
Be sure to check out Of Teeth and Claws and help make him feel welcome!