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12-29-2008 @ 7:17PM
My issue with most PUGs these days are the stupid "stats" people.They DO realize that most people running instances are to actually IMPROVE their stats?Wrath instances are ungodly easy. If most players cant clear one with just about any normal group, then you shouldn't be worried about "stats", you should be worried about your skill in the first place.Forming pugs has gotten harder than they're worth.
12-29-2008 @ 10:52PM
Even though I've not hit 80 yet (just to 75) I myself have found it difficult to get good groups together for quest chains that I can't quite solo. While it's true, as a Death Knight I can solo more quests than most players, the truth remains that sometimes I just have to have help.More often than not, I find my groups made up of one other experienced player, and three people that are total knee biters or morons. It's strange in a way, seeming as though the expansion sucked all the good players into some oblivion, leaving the rest of the noobish kids behind to scream "I pwn JOO!!!" and whine that DK's are so OP, and then complain when the OP DK dies because the tank was a moron.Look, if we were OP, why would we die...you know what, I'll digress from that. It could easily become a rant.Either way, when it comes to picking up a group to run nexus, or do that one 5 man quest in Griz Hills (part of that really neat Arugal chain) I can't turn to my guild since well most people went back Alliance, and turning to people I don't know...I guess you just can't win.
12-30-2008 @ 11:28AM
I'm a stats person when it comes to PUGs (if I ever bother to tank for one). The truth is I am not going to carry a PUG though a heroic. If they are not pulling thier wieght then they never get invited back. Like most I don't want to spend an hour or more in a heroic unless that's actually how long it takes. ( though I have yet to see one since full mara, or full DM that actually takes an hour after you've been there a few times.) If your not at the same gear level as me you are a liability, as you are a PUG I have nothing to gauge your ability other than your gear and choice for gear. Looking at your over all stats is the best way to judge gear choices quickly. Really, it's a moot point though. As for the post I was 3rd or 4th druid on my server to hit 80, the first in my guild, and probly in the top 50-100 players on my server. PUGing was near impossible as those that had hit 80 litterally stopped playing (or started on alts) for a few days to recover from the grind or were finnishing off the quest grind. It took another week before a healer in my guild hit 80, from then on we just stuck together and picked up the occasional pug DPS.So first days into 80 I finnished all the quests I could get my hands on for Icecrown and Storm peaks. Considering the subject of the article recently hit 80 it's likely that will fill up alot of thier available play time, and it really is required for raiding later on. (think shoulder enchants)After that play around with achievements. It's a great way to kill some time if your bored, grind out some of the old factions or raid alliance/horde cities for the mount. There are alot of different avenues of distraction in the game at the moment. Then dailies dailies dailies. If your not satisfied with setting yourself up for successful raiding later on, chances are bigger concerns about your guild than the fact your not raiding at them moment. You may want to ask yourself why you are there and if your answer is anything but "I love the guild" then maybe it's not the right place for you.
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