How can I determine the cause for wipes?
This is kind of a general MMO question I have. As a raider leader and main tank, I always wanna know the reason that a wipe occurred.
There have been encounters were we get the boss to 40%, 35%, then only 60%...and everytime I asked what happened I get the common response "healers didnt heal." Now I would never accept this as an answer and would spend time looking at recount and combat logs between attempts, as well as whispering some members, to see the underlying cause. Sometimes I never reached an understanding of what caused the wipe...but then randomly the next attempt, with nothing changed or no issues solved...we would down the boss. Even though the last attempted only went to 60%
My question is:
As a raid leader, how do you determine the root of the problems that cause your raid to wipe?
I never understand how downing a boss can seem so impossible at the time, but then you keep trying and one of the attempts everything just falls into place.
I remember one time I died, as main tank, and got the response, "healers didn't heal". Which was true. But the healer didn't heal because a DPS was standing in the "fire" so the healer had queued a spell to keep that DPS alive, which is why I ended up dying. Something like this can be hard to notice if no one in your raid is communicating. So how can you take steps as an individual to find these problems, so they can be fixed.