others join Public games.. now this is where we need to get smart..
When you join a game and there's another Monk already in the game Check what skill set that Monk is using
Don't run the same mantra, or the same EP. DON'T run Cyclone strike if the other monk is already using. Use a different skill runes.. just excursive your common sense please! All this should be pretty obvious stuff
This doesn't make much sense... imho...
In public games, players enter and leave randomly, changing your build to accommodate existing party members can backfire very easily.
1) Example: Existing monk uses MoC. You change to another Mantra, existing monk leave, party is screwed out of possible 48% dmg buff.
2) Overlapped skills actually doesn't mean it should be bad. Multiple monks can example estimate and time spam mantra buffs at different intervals therefore you have more spirits for other spirit spenders. Even for your CycloneStrike example, you guys can spam at alternative timings to prevent enemies to even doing any sort of damage.
3) you are doing more harm to the group idling in town scrolling other people profiles.
4) if what you brought up even remotely make any sense, shouldn't you be tailoring your build to the whole party and extend to other classes as well? :)
rather then what you brought up, "common sense" should be more playing as a team.
Example: CM wiz is freezing enemies, don't spam bells to knock enemies out of the freeze zone.
Position yourself to knock more enemies in instead or just spam MoC for buff etc etc.
Changing builds only works well with friend or ubers runs.