Let me relate a couple of stories that have happened since LFD came out. I’m the tank in both situations.
*zone in to OK… internal groan*
Me: Short instance or all the bosses?
Person 1: Short
Person 2: Short
Person 3: Short
We clear trash and move past the first boss… and that’s when it starts.
Rogue: WTF are we skipping the first boss?
Person 3: Yes, 3 of us want to skip it
Rogue: But that’s not fair! I just hit 80 and you’re selfish! *proceeds to pull two more groups FOR the tank and nearly wipe the group* Are we really skipping the first boss???!!! But I NEED it… [and this goes on and on with his 800 dps]
*zone into HoS and I mentally groan*
Me: Short version or full version?
Person 1: Short
Person 2: Shrot
Person 3: “I second shrot”
Rogue: I still need the elder in here. Could we possibly clear that wing as well?” [The rogue then proceeds to use TotT properly, not pull threat and not pull extra groups FOR me with 1000 dps]
Do I really have to tell you which person was eventually votekicked and which one got their full clear? The convo in situation 2 continued as such:
Person 2: I need the elder as well and he’s right near the boss.
Person 3: Yeah and maiden just takes 2 minutes, but idc.
Will you always get what you want by asking nicely? Not 100% of the time. But in the instances where I’ve seen 3/4 people in the group [excluding my tank self] vote for short clear and the last person calmly asks for a full clear, or extra, usually the group will do the extra content. There’s only been a case or two, where the majority opinion was held to… and well… it’s the majority opinion.
It’s like I can handle a hunter in average ilevel 170 gear pulling 1100 dps… obviously having JUST hit 80… but who has a great attitude and is dpsing my target and generally being pleasant. I wouldn’t tolerate the same hunter with a filthy, abusive mouth. Heck, I’ve kicked 6k dpsers for being complete jerks…
Attitude goes a long way toward getting extra help/extra bosses/etc. Being obnoxious or a jerk is a fast route to a vote kick… or if it’s a kind group – to finish ASAP.