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When to Stand In Bad and Make the Beeping Stop

As raiders we are all trained not to stand in bad stuff. It’s bad. If you stand it it you’re bad. And you die. Because you’re bad. In an effort to not be bad, the Addon gods created a nifty little app called GTFO. It very not so nicely BEEEPS really annoyingly at you when you’re standing in stuff you’re not supposed to be standing in.

I love this addon. It trains me to jump 3 feet in the air and reflex move the fuck away from whatever I was tunnel visioned healing in. I can pretend that I’m not a bad player. And it works!

Oh yes it works.

Picture, if you will, the heroic Hagara fight frost phase. One of the strats is to cheat the dance and the frostflakes by running into the middle.  In general the middle is bad. It causes a lot of damage to players standing in it. GTFO knows this and ..ahem…gently reminds you that you’re standing in it and you need to not be standing in it.

…except, sometimes it’s better to stand in it.

The strat we’ve been using is:

DPS totems

run to middle, let wall pass

finish DPSing the totem

run to middle to drop frost flake

For those of us with ADHD, and don’t know what the foo to do with sensory overload, this is where it gets fun. Here is a play-by-play of one of our attempts from the ADHD Healer that swears by GTFO point of view.

I heal around the edge lalala
I dispel someone
I heal and then ohshit wall behind me!
I run into the middle
BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP
I stop and BEEPBEEPBEEP panic WHOWHATWHEREAHHH MAKE BEEPBEEPBEEP IT BEEPBEEPBEEP STOP!
Run BEEPBEEPBEEP out narrowly BEEPBEEPBEEP missing ice wall that I forgot was there
I get debuff run to middle
I BEEPBEEPBEEP panic BEEPBEEPBEEP ZOMG dispel BEEPBEEPBEEP
I run BEEPBEEPBEEP out BEEPBEEPBEEP to make BEEPBEEPBEEP stop ZOMGWHEREAMI??
SPLAT into the icewall

Next attempt.. let me try to avoid the ice wall and heal in the middle!

Ice wall comes up
I run into the middle
I BEEPBEEPBEEP try BEEPBEEPBEEP to BEEPBEEPBEEP heal myself BEEPBEEPBEEP
WHOWHATWHERE! BEEPBEEPBEEP AHHH MAKE BEEPBEEPBEEP IT BEEPBEEPBEEP STOP!
I throw out BEEPBEEPBEEP dispels BEEPBEEPBEEP
I try BEEPBEEPBEEP to heal BEEPBEEPBEEP Fuck this MAKE IT STOP!!!!!
I BEEPBEEPBEEP panic BEEPBEEPBEEP ZOMG dispel BEEPBEEPBEEP
I run BEEPBEEPBEEP out BEEPBEEPBEEP to make BEEPBEEPBEEP stop ZOMGWHEREAMI??
SPLAT into the icewall

Okay then! No more GTFO!

Ice wall comes up
I run into the middle
I heal myself
I throw out dispels while keeping myself and others healed
Weeee! look at us go!
Healhealheal dispeldispeldispel
SPLAT (I apparently forgot to heal myself that time)

At least we’re making good progress!

So the moral to the story is GTFO is bad for this fight. That is all.

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