Why require double potting and the best enchants/gems/flasks even on farm night?

When you make the transition from being a raider to assuming the role of raid leader or just wanting to be a better raider there comes a macro “big window” view you have to take into account.

As a raider you only care about your damaging/healing/tanking abilities and how they interact with the raid.  Always running the recount/skada/combat parsers and where you’re at on the meters.  As a raid leader you have to take a macro “big window” view towards the raid as a whole.

Double potting (using one potion pre-pull and then another during combat) is a good habit to get into even on farm night.  Kill the boss faster and move onto the next boss faster.  Now take that and multiply it by 20+ people because as a raid leader you now have to view it at a macro level.

Cheap enchants/gems/flasks are another trap.  The blue 630 item level piece isn’t “worth a good enchant,” but on a macro level it’s the best gear you have and if everyone thinks cheap is okay because the gear isn’t worth it then on a macro level you have an issue.  Now take all those missed stats and multiply it by the number of raiders.  The math starts to add up.

On a macro level you want to kill or practice on as many bosses as you can during your allotted raid time.  Allowing single or no potions and cheap or no enchants/gems/flasks isn’t helping towards your goal.

Be a good raider/raid leader:  Think macro, not micro.

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