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9-05-2006 @ 1:23AM
After attempting many times (24 to by exact) to complete the Impossible 45min Baron run with PUG's, I was almost ready to give up on my quest for the Darkmantle armor set :( Each attempt ended with players fighting over who was not doing their job, who's is going to pay for their armor repair, and people just leaving half way through (most runs took about 1 ½ hrs). Due to the hours I work and having a wife & kids, the hours I have to play WOW are what you would call off peak at best, and my guildies are normally not on. For that reason I have no choice but to find a PUG wanting to go, because I am not going to Pay some "Epic'd out" players to run me through with no guarantee of completion. So every night I was on I gritted my teeth and prayed for a miracle hoping to find a group that clicked. Well the night before last I joined a group who and a Vent server up and OMG these guys were great, everyone followed directions and knew their role, but unfortunately we fell 10 seconds short of the finish line due to the Elite’s before the baron took about 20 seconds to finally come out and play after we killed the Skelly’s. Even though we didn’t complete the run I felt a renewed faith knowing it could be done with a PUG. So last night I got on looking for the guys I teamed up with the night before hoping for a second attempt with them. To no avail they weren’t on & I couldn’t find a group to go to UD Strat let alone for a 45min run. Well then I noticed a LFM UD Strat on the LFG channel so I joined a group that consisted of a 1 Pally, 1Mage & 2 Rogues (one being me). Two of the players were guild mates (with some Tier 1 gear) & the other and I were pick ups (mostly blues with one or two epics). After about 20min of looking for a Tank with no luck, the leader said lets just do it us 4 without a tank. I though he was crazy, no Tank, only 1 healer & no Vent. But I though what the hell better than grinding Argent Dawn rep. What followed was the best run of my life in terms of organized chaos. To sum it up we killed the Baron in 35min (quest complete), my Shadowcraft Boots & The Black Baron Cape dropped, my armor was at 92% and no one ever died & all this happened with a “FOUR MAN PUG”. I swear words can not explain how I felt, the WOW Gods heard my prayers. After that I know with a PUG anything (almost anything) is possible as long as you all have the same goal, want it just as bad, & learn quickly how to work together. You need to have one Leader who knows what he is doing & everyone else just needs to trust him and each other. I just had to share my story and to all of the players still climbing this mountain known as the 45min Baron run keep your head up & good luck!!!DekashiGuild:NEMESISServer:Detheroc
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