Leighton (masquedwriter) wrote in wow_ladies,
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New Raider Advice

I am a member of our core raiding group. We are a primarily social guild with a small group that wants to do raid progression. I am having two problems and I would love some advice on how other people deal with these.

One: How do you deal with it when you mess up? I am my worst critic and I want so much to do a good job for my guild and am truthfully a little intimidated by the people in the group who have raided before. When I mess something up I feel REALLY upset and beat myself up about it even when no one else is upset. I have a really great guild leader and we're not at all about making people feel badly but when I screw up it tends to make me feel defeated and sensitive. (I know these aren't great qualities for a WoW player. Does anyone else ever feel this way? How do you get past it to just continue?)

Two: Raiding takes WAY more stamina than I expected. By this I mean that it is exhausting to keep working on the same raid (sometimes the same boss) for 2-3 hours. I notice that I start to get sloppy and tired toward the end of the raid because I'm unused to the prolonged period of concentrating on such mechanic heavy content. How do you stay focused and bring as much energy to the raid and you did at the beginning?

I really appreciate any advice on these subjects. Thanks muchly :)
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