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8-13-2009 @ 4:13PM
Why, exactly, does someone need a "good" reason? It's a video game. Can't people do something just for fun? Plus we'll ignore the fact that your definition of "good" may vary widely from that of the general player base. One of the contributing factors to my quitting the game at 70 was the fact that there was no way to measure my progress toward certain goals I had in the game. I wanted to collect pets, and mounts, and tabards, and grind rep, and complete all the available quests in zones, but actually keeping track of those things without having out-of-game spreadsheets and lists was nearly impossible. When I came back, I found much of this stuff built into the achievement system for me.I would never exclude people from running things simply because they didn't have an achievement for it or didn't know the fight (with the exception of recently excluding a former guildmate who had made fun of me for doing jousting and the Argent Tournament dailies before 3.2 dropped; he was lowest man on the totem pole to go along to Trial of the Champions). Otherwise, I'm usually willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. Long before achievements existed, people would say when looking for groups that people needed to know the fight. Now, the only difference is, you can't *lie* about it. I think that's what bugs a lot of people, the fact that they know the person asking can look them up and see to a reasonable degree if they're telling the truth. And just because you know a fight as, say, DPS, doesn't mean you know it as a tank or a healer.
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