Please give me back Snowcow and Takako.
I miss both of them very much. Snowy’s heals rocked and Takako was an awesome raid leader. I miss my core group and the synergy, discipline and focus we had.
Please make them come back ASAP.
Yeah yeah, I know we’re no Ensidia or Blood Legion or Catalyst. But we loved what we were doing and we had fun learning, falling and dusting off the dirt together. I remember how we always came prepared and on time. We entered Icecrown Citadel lugging our flasks and fish feasts and Denefblah’s diaper bag (j/k). We made sure our five-minute breaks never went beyond five minutes (we didn’t believe in wasting our time with mindless chitchat and unnecessary smoke breaks for the umpteenth time). We watched the Tankspot videos at least a day before the raid, and would even watch them again just before combat to refresh our memory.
If one of us messed up, that person moved heaven and earth not to commit the same mistake again, blood alcohol content permitting. The willingness to succeed was there. There was no rage-quitting, no pointing fingers. Sure, sometimes we would get pissed at a particular player, but we were quick to set aside our irritation and get back to work.
Yes, sir, that’s how determined we were to down that son of a Lich!
Then one day, about the same time Patch 4.0.1 dropped, Real Life grabbed Snowy by the derriere, forcing her to take a hiatus from the game, and Takako’s comp decided to be a jerk to its master.
Since then, it’s been an uphill battle in Icecrown Citadel.
Not to mention we found ourselves having to PUG on Trade to fill a few slots.
I consider myself a very patient person but the last few weeks my patience has been tested beyond its limits — to the point where I am seriously thinking of moving to another server.
You invite a puggie to our guild run, that person quits after a couple of wipes.
You invite a puggie to our guild run, that person stays wipe after wipe after wipe…which he himself was the cause.
You go on what is ostensibly a 5-minute break..and at the fourth-minute count, some hyper-enthusiastic player decides to hearth to Dalaran to have a new gem cut for his latest acquisition
I don’t want to shame anyone in particular on this post as to why our recent raids – and NON-raids – have been major clusterf*cks so I won’t mention names here.
Oh, and for those who might be wondering if I have something against puggies, allow me to disabuse that notion this very minute. No, I do NOT have anything against them. I am not some elitist jerk who only wants to run with her own guild. I have met many awesome puggies who did their jobs very well, and when I am the puggie to some other guild’s run, I make it a point to exercise the same discipline, focus and respect in that raid — I am after all representing Good Intentions and I’m not about to sully my guild’s name by:
1. Trash-talking on raid chat
2. Unnecessarily holding up the raid and wasting other people’s time
3. Being a loot whore
4. Blatantly wanting to be carried
5. Focusing on damage meters at the expense of raid awareness
6. Mooching flasks from others
7. Quitting after one wipe
8. Not playing my class properly
9. Not coming prepared to a raid
10. Not thanking the Raid Leader for the invite at the end of a successful run
To cut to the chase, folks, I EXPECT EVERY PUGGIE – AND HELL EVEN A GUILDIE – TO EXERCISE THAT SAME DISCIPLINE, FOCUS AND RESPECT IN EVERY RAID. Yes, yes, yes I know it is only a game. But there are players like me who want to achieve something major in this game that does not involve fishing coins out of the Dalaran fountain or stocking up on 500 f*cking Heavy Frostweave bandages. I want to down bosses. I want to enjoy end-game content. That’s why that core group of like-minded people was formed in the same place. Though we lost a few good people to Real Life circumstances, we welcomed their substitutes with open arms and an open mind. BUT!
What am I trying to say here? You join our raid – or any raid for that matter – you better have that modicum of determination and motivation to help make it succeed, because seriously, darling, nothing is more devastating than seeing some flighty, inconsiderate, time-wasting, ill-mannered, DPS and loot-focused jackass ruin it all for players like me who are on a mission to down bosses. If exercising raid ethics is not your idea of fun for the price of $15 a month, amigo, I suggest you not raid any more and instead join Funnypiggy on Trade chat. That might be more right up your alley.
Postscript to God: sorry for all the bad words in this post. And once again, please give me back Snowy and Takako.