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10-30-2009 @ 5:05PM
Lol anxiety? its just a game...jesus. ahhaha
10-30-2009 @ 5:30PM
Yes, it's just a game. It's a game you play with other people. Who have actual lives. And actual schedules. So it might be natural to feel anxious about wasting their time, especially if it's something you've never done before.Anyway, this is a cool little article I wish I read... years ago, beginning of vanilla, when my human warlock went into Deadmines for the first time. I definitely tab-dotted mobs from another level of the ship, resulting in a wipe. /facepalmWell, after that wipe we made it through the rest of the instance fine. We had an awesome dwarf priest healer. Really made me appreciate the game on a whole new level.
10-30-2009 @ 5:36PM
Even if it is "just a game", anxiety is not a rational emotion. Some of the most common fears are of things that have little to no chance of actually harming anyone, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone belittling someone's anxiety about, for example, public speaking, unless the belittling was coming from a troll like you.
10-30-2009 @ 5:47PM
And there it is.People like you are exactly the reason people have anxiety about grouping with others. Plenty of people would like to enjoy what is "just a game" without some douchebag with a superiority complex making fun of them over essentially nothing.Go yell at a cloud, buddy.
10-30-2009 @ 5:55PM
@(cutaia)You, sir/ma'am, win.
10-30-2009 @ 6:35PM
I thought it was "just a game" until my first dungeon run. Imagine my surprise when the group raged at me for sitting in the back and firing my gun at mobs!...Okay, so I was a Warrior...
10-30-2009 @ 6:40PM
Over the last few weeks, or months, I've noticed that invites to 10 and 25 player raids are now based on a player having the epic achievement and sometimes also a particular raid achievement. In terms of the epic achievement, was this Blizzard's intention, to create a new elite within the elite? Its not enough to have full epic gear, you now have to have epic gear at item level 213 or better (the epic achievement)? Its funny, because I remember raiding in Northrend when I only had maybe 2 bits of epic gear. I got invited to a guild, though it turned out, by a player who shouldn't have been inviting, but the same problem arose. No invites to raids because I didn't have the achievement, so I eventually left. Guess I'll just have to suck it up and get that achievement. I wonder if not having the achievement is also affecting player's ability to join good guilds? I wouldn't know as I prefer pugging my way through WoW for now.
10-30-2009 @ 6:50PM
There are many people who have groups of very good friends but who would go to pieces if asked to address all of their close friends as a crowd - surely that's easier than playing a game with unpredictable strangers.
10-31-2009 @ 12:29PM
@charlesbenjamin People ask you to link achievements to make sure that you know what you are doing and no, having epics in all slots is not enough considering that epics now drop from holiday bosses. I find that PuGs have higher expectations than most casual raiding guilds because basically there is no way to know whether your an asset or a liability other than your gear which imo is not a good measure of player skill ever since blizz implemented the two tier badge system conquest/triumph in 3.2 triumph/frost in 3.3. "Oh he's wearing couple pieces of t8 and some t9 he must be good" then later on dies on the first boss cause he never entered a raid before. This problem will be more prevalent in 3.3 where everyone will have access to t9 gear without ever having to enter a raid. "Oh just cause everyone got a piece of the cake, yours dont taste so good anymore?"Congratulations on finishing your university degree! Oh btw, I hope you don't mind we also gave your neighbour who dropped out of high school to work at mcdonalds a degree too. That shouldnt be a problem right? You did get your degree too your totally unaffected.
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