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5-04-2009 @ 1:19PM
As someone who PUGs exclusively, I make a point of remembering who were good guilds and bad guilds to work with. I've only seen folks who've already been invited dropped in favor of guildies who show up late a few times, but when that happens I almost always drop as well (unless those dropped were people who should not have been invited in the first place - like if we really needed that 5th healer, so we grabbed a guy in greens). Why? Because if they treat PUGed players like that during the invite phase, they're going to do the same thing when it comes to loot distribution and everything else. There's enough raids who need to pick up a few good players out there that I don't need to get locked with folks who don't treat non-guildies with respect.
5-04-2009 @ 1:46PM
I think this is a really good point: "Because if they treat PUGed players like that during the invite phase, they're going to do the same thing when it comes to loot distribution and everything else."Agreeing to join another guild's run is a risk. You're spending your time, gold and reagents just like everyone else, but risk getting disrespected and screwed over when loot drops just because you're not a guildie. As the raid leader, you should recognize that the people who join your run are doing it to help you and are in a vulnerable position. Don't take advantage of them!
5-04-2009 @ 2:19PM
I guess it all goes to what you consider a PUG. I consider a PUG to be finding someone in LFG that I don't know and have never grouped with before.If I invite someone I know, or if I fill in a spot with a guild that I know (which is what you're referencing, I think?), I do not consider that a PUG.If someone picks me up out of LFG and drops me before I even get to the instance, I shrug and move on. That's how life goes.If I am offered a spot filling in with a guild that I'm friendly with, and they have to boot me for a guildmate, nearly every time I'd get a whisper from the raid leader explaining the situation and ASKING if I would make room for the new arrival. If there is a reason, like this run was originally called specifically to try for a specific item or achievement for them, I usually am happy to move along.If they simply dropped me with that conversation, they would never be able to get my help again.
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