Last night I tried to random on my priest and got what amounted to a group of very juvenile teens from 4 different servers. The tank decided to pull 2 groups at a time in H-OK, while not putting any damage on the spellflingers and saving both for last. I asked them to target the spellflingers first and explained briefly why. Second pull – same thing – only this time it killed me.
“Idiots, kill the spellflingers first or they’re going to kill me”.
“Sorry, that was my bad – I had lag”
“So lag caused you to twice pull 2 groups and kill the spellflingers last?”
“Yep lol – just shut up and heal. It’s a heroic and just a game – I’ll do what I want – u r fail if you cant heal thru it.”
[All this whilst I'm laying there dead waiting for the pally to decide to rez me or whatever]
“I didn’t come here for a bunch of repair bills due to stupidity.” I don’t honestly begrudge people new to an instance a wipe… OK is fraught with peril for the uninitiated… A new tank might run into the wrong group, or pull 3 etc. I DON’T tolerate wiping because “I’m going to do what I want regardless of all else”.
They finally rez me and actually stand there for five minutes telling me how stupid I am and how fail I must be not to be able to heal through two spellflingers wailing away on me… how it’s just a game and it’s past my bed time etc and so forth. Some of it was even sexist diatribe. I’m busy showing hubby the stupid – he advises me to leave – I probably should have as at this point they haven’t pushed the [VINDICTIVE DK] button.
I respond that the fact that I am geared does not give them license to be moronic and contemplate leaving on the spot.
One of the four responds, “hey, let’s finish.” [Okay - I don't have time to requeue so perhaps I can tolerate this a wee bit longer if they'll focus on the dungeon].
“No, the healer has to promise to finish the instance or we kick. Don’t you dare leave midpull!!!!” says the tank.
Gee… not that it had crossed my mind to leave mid pull… I’ve done that a total of once – when the tank dropped mid pull in an instance one time, I left to avoid a repair bill. That group was in heroic toc and all three of the dps together equaled about 3k. But yeah, why WOULD I EVER want to leave an awesome group like this? A group who stopped the instance run to tell me how horrible I am and call me all manner of names?
I replied that I’d stay and finish if they would start paying attention to important mechanics. I just wanted my frost badges at this point. And therefore they launched yet another diatribe at me… telling me how fail I am and it’s just a game and they want to do what they want to do.
“Fine then, just kick me.”
“Leave (bad language).” [Oh, what happened to kicking me?]
“Make me.” [Yes, they pushed the vindictive DK button in me... and I'm much softer and meltier on my priest].
Cue another [even worse] diatribe at which point I ported to Dalaran, put them all on ignore and walked away from my computer. And I’m not sorry. I’m one of the nicest most accomodating players you’ll find – as long as you treat me with basic respect – I do buffs, offer to do CC as needed, dps skull first, always /focus the tank to follow their target, misdirect/tot when appropriate; so on and so forth.
Eating a debuff after soaking up that much abuse, just to try and get two frost badges? I’m not that nice. Not anymore anyway.
And suddenly I’m remembering why I stopped running randoms… Deja Vu
As for lag, I know it happens. It or a random DC has happened to me at some BAD moments before… but some things AREN’T lag. Own up to them please. Or at least make sure it doesn’t happen again? I’ll settle for that.
Also, mechanics STILL DO matter in some cases – please DO pay attention to them. Your healers will thank you :)
Mental note to self: Leave groups before they trigger VINDICTIVE DK. Askevar doesn’t like when that happens.