I’ve been sick the last few days… sick enough that I didn’t log onto WoW till late in the day. I felt like crap so I decided to queue as dps for VP… that way in case I did have to make a sudden exit/afk I’d be less of a hindrance to the group or could easily leave and not cause a problem.
Zone in – Halls of Origination. The tank’s first words are “OMG I HATE THIS PLACE”, followed by “brb phone” and then he suddenly had to go. I actually feel sorry for the people that actually happens to because I’ve seen that song and dance too much to actually believe it, but what the hey… we requeue and get a pally tank to replace him about five minutes later. Not bad… until neither the tank nor the dps knew how to do the first boss… we managed it. Me doing 25k didn’t hurt I suppose… and killing the snakes and hitting a lever… etc. The tank naturally drops after that.
Well… I’m feeling okay at this point, so eh, I respec and requeue as tank. We pick up a dps dk and continue. We pull the next couple packs and get to the next boss room… where the healer is going ”WHO IS THE TANK?!?!?!?!”. Okay, well maybe addons are screwed up or something. I indicate I’m the tank now.
So we tackle the boss room with little issue and then come to the boss. He does a decent aoe as he comes in that destroys all the troggs but also damages the party. I give the healer, who has had a lot of mana trouble thus far, a moment to put it right and get their mana back [I sit and eat as well]. The healer then jumps on me about how now I need to be pulling the boss and gogogo! He’s at half mana… which is not nearly enough… but okay.
I pull… he dies in the first set of alpha beams. I rez him and get snarky comments about “threat fail”. I’ve had the boss the entire fight… solidly… no moment of the boss running off right at the start or nothing. But yeah, he dies again to the alpha beams and naturally that’s my fault.
I manage to finish the fight… through a very creative series of CD uses and Death Strike [how I loves that ability!]. Everyone else survives and the boomkin [doing a very decent 12k] drops party. Okay, regroup and I attempt to vote kick the healer whose healing is subpar, but he’s become abusive. Vote kick fails. Fine. I take the group to the last boss… cue the 4k dps dk having a fit. Not ASKING mind you for us to tackle the other bosses.
After all this, heck if I’m staying one second longer than I have to… I’ve got an abusive healer who dies to bad and blames me for “threat fail” when the boss isn’t even near him or on him… I’ve got a 4k dps dk who doesn’t have a clue and is becoming abusive… And the hunter was decent, but nothing to write home about either.
Well the new person dies on the first inferno leap on Rajh… easiest VP they ever got. The other dk either can’t be bothered to rez them or doesn’t know to and mine is already on CD from popping the healer back up.
Guys, seriously… if you want a full boss run, I’m one of the more accomodating people you’ll find. But when I’m already feeling sick, waited a dps queue to tank and on top of that, am getting abusive language from the party for things that are beyond my control? Yeah, not staying for that mess. Good luck finding a tank who will. The only reason I stayed as long as I did was because the rest of the party was happy for Rajh.
Maybe I’ll just stick to running instances with hubby from now on like he suggested… At least I’ll have one ally then.