For some people, the entire goal of a new patch day in Final Fantasy XIV is dying until you figure out the mechanics in new dungeons. After all, the dungeon is going to be familiar for months, it’s only new once, and getting introduced to everything by experiencing it and dying is part of how you actually get that feeling of novelty. For others, though, the enjoyment is still more about clearing the content rather than necessarily learning the mechanics the hard way, and they’d rather find out the mechanics from the first group and then just go in learning how to execute them properly.
Which approach is correct? Well… both of them. It’s a personal preference and it does not actually have any sort of values attached to it, with both positions being eminently defensible. So how do you personally like to take on new content in your MMOs of choice? Do you prefer fumbling through without necessarily understanding what you’re doing, even if it means a few deaths along the way? Would you rather know what you’re doing going in? Will you even wait for a bit to learn more and see videos if necessary?