- Everyone is incompetant at something. There is always something that can be improved.
- Everyone is good at something else. There is always something that someone can be praised for.
- People learn more when they are not defensive.
- Yelling at someone, calling them a noob, rubbing their noses in a mistake is a good way to make someone defensive.
When I am not at work, not playing WoW or with the family, I am a Rostrum critic. At Rostrum one of my roles is to give feedback to new speakers & experienced speakers. New speakers in particular are very nervous and sensitive to negative feedback. Much like many WoW players. Rostrum does not expect people to learn/change a lot of things all at once
In Rostrum we have a formula for feedback. Give one item of positive feedback and one item for improvement. For each of these we care about are
- What was done well? Expand on this a little.
- What is the problem?
- Why is it important?
- How should it be done?
The example of the Wannabee Wanding Warlock
- What is done well? It can be tricky. If you cant find something positive, see the next example. Umm. Recently dinging? Nice wand? Not pulling agro?
- What needs improvement? DPS
- Why it is important? Enrage Timer (not in a 5 man). Healer mana (not in a 5 man). Faster run
- How? Simple rotation: Corruption + Shadow bolt spam for single target. Count to 3 + Rain of fire for multiple mobs.
Hiya. Thanks for not pulling agro like the other DPS (I hate it when they do that). However, we will have a faster run if we all do a bit more damage. Did you know that using corruption once then using lots of shadow bolts will do a lot more damage?
The example of the Bullying Bourgeoisie Blogger
- What is done well? Good information, well researched.
- What needs improvement? Their method giving the information.
- Why is it important? They are being ignored, having no meaningful impact on those that need it most.
- How should it be done? Get them to read this post.