• CC=Crowd Control
• LoS=Line of Sight
• Must read educational post at Bossy Pally here
A guildie asked in guild a few days ago what CC was, that group he was in said he was supposed to have it (he’s a DK), I at first thought he was joking. HE WASN’T. Then last night, the first (fail) tank I and a group of guildies had in Stonecore asked what CC was when one of my guildmates commented we might want to CC one or 2 of the mobs in the pack. I think we’re running into a generational gap type thing. For the old school WoW players like myself, CC was always used in instances (the pre-Lich King ones). If you had a rogue, they sapped. If you had a mage, they sheeped. If you had a lock, they might could banish. Priests can Mind Control and make one of the bad guys turn traitor and beat up his fellow baddie. You used these skills often and didn’t at your peril. For newer WoW players, you could ignore that and simply attack it all and pewpew it down. Faceroooooooooll! Not to say instances were easy peasy in WotLK, just that the pre-planning method of attack wasn’t necessary. You coul, most of the time, overcome mobs simply with brute force DPS.
This is going to be an interesting time, I think. Where newer players will out themselves simply by asking “What is CC?” and veterans will have to go, “You see, a long time ago, in a game far far away….” Unfortunately for us last night, our fail tank didn’t seem inclined to listen to our requests to slow down a bit, despite our frequent requests, so we could make sure we had mana (cause mana’s a problem now) and possibly CC a mob or two. I have no problem helping folks out and teaching them how we did things back in the day, but when they don’t listen…my patience wears thin. She/he almost had less health than I did and I was a squishy priest in cloth! One of our shadow priests had had enough by the second or third boss and initiated a vote kick with the simple reason “idiot.”
It’s a whole new world, folks.