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1-22-2010 @ 4:34PM
When I'm on my tank/healer druid, I just tell em', "Either clean up your act, or you can wait in the queue for 10-15 minutes for another tank." USUALLY that works, but sometimes (only once so far, to be honest) I've just had to drop group and start another random heroic.But what if you're all by yourself as a DPS? My worst pug experience came when I got randomly put into a Heroic Halls of Reflection group on my Warlock after waiting in the queue for 30 minutes:I got randomly assigned to be leader, but the tank launched into an in-depth typed explaination of the "alcove method" right off the bat, bouncing around to "show us" where we're supposed to stand (honestly, a simple "I'm using the alcove. Everyone know what to do?" would have sufficed).All fine and good, once she was done she just kinda stood there, so I ran out to go start the event, and was treated to this, "where the @#$% are you going lock", "get back over here idiot". I replied, simply, "I'm starting the event. Be nice."The mobs start coming, a Priest comes out, so I pop a skull on it and come unglued on it. Priest goes down, I mark the Mercenary with a skull..."wtf who is marking STOP [name] is on marks"I glance at the DK in question, and notice that he's in the same guild as our pallytank. OK, fine fine. I didn't say a word and I stopped marking.The next few pulls go by, the DK is not only marking, but he's also jumping the gun and putting skulls on other targets when a Priest is up, and beyond that, he's marking every single mob with a different symbol. No kill order on the marks was stated, either. So I continued to kill the Priests first, Mercs second, Mages third, ect.I also noticed that the DK is spending so much time marking, that he's hardly doing any damage. The mage, who is going all-out, is barely pulling 2k (at which point I noticed he's ALSO in their guild), and I'm leading the way with 4k DPS and a round 40% of the overall damage done, with the TANK in second.On the 3rd wave, the DK slaps a skull on a Mage, ignoring the Priest, leaving me as the only DPS trying to kill the priest. Dude to fears, knockbacks and healing, we barely get the 3rd wave down as the 4th is already heading our way (since they are on a timer in Heroic). Once again, he puts a skull on the Mage and ignores a Priest AND a Mercenary, and this time doesn't mark anything else at all. Finally out of patience, I switch the skull to the Priest.I proceed to get BITCHED OUT by the tank for changing the mark and attacking the wrong targets, and the other 2 started in saying that I'm a fail idiot lock who doesn't listen to instructions because I was told at the very beginning that the DK was on marking duty (this wasn't stated, however, until the tank bitched me out during the first wave). The mage also told me to "go play a real class" and to "stop qq", which baffled me. Really? Making fun of my class? Especially when I'm doing twice as much damage as you are?My response: "Gee, it would have been a lot simpler if you'd just said at the beginning 'Can you pass lead please me, [dk] and [mage] are gonna mark and such.' Rather than bitch me out when for all I knew this was a completely random pug group. It would also hope if your 'designated marker' was spending less time using every lucky charm in his repetoire and more time actually DPSing."All this was happening during the Falric fight and during the next 2 waves. When the tank started mocking me, asking me "how much longer on your dungeon cd lock?", I got pissed and stopped all DPS. They proceeded to get overwhelmed by the adds and we wiped. Yeah, I was a bit of a jerk to stop DPS and wipe the group (the healer was a pug too, it wasn't her fault).Then I said, with about 20 seconds left on my dungeon CD: "w/e. You guys are already kicking me despite the fact that I'm top in DPS by far because you're a bunch of elitist jerks. Hope you feel better about yourselves."The pug healer asked "Why are you guys fighting?" right as I got votekicked.So the unfortunate truth is that you can't ignore all trolls. Some of them are just out to make your life miserable and then ultimately make the whole ordeal a waste of your time by booting you before the end.
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