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5-25-2010 @ 2:22PM
I would like to say I agree with your sentiment, but allow me to play the devil’s advocate.To Point 1.Who the hell cares? Are drops at this point in the game really what matters? Hasn’t the ushered in era of LOLCats asking to HAZ WLFARE EPIKS already “cheapened” the accomplishment, if you want to even call it that, of clearing a tier of content? How about this, I promise to beg Blizzard to give you more drops if you promise to put your achievements on your gravestone. It really is just a game, and the desire to reward people because they do it harder is about as ridiculous a request as I have ever heard, but only because we have crossed a line with WoW where we all put way to much value on a person’s gearscore and not enough value on the social aspect of the game. If you, or anyone, is that concerned about drops or achievements, I might suggest games with a much higher difficulty threshold because WoW is a game and not cancer research.To Point 2Again, you are right, but if you are having that much trouble with PuGs, then I might suggest you step up your recruiting. Everyday, while reviewing ads on lookingforguild.net, the forums, or podcasts, I see tons of people recruiting for better players with more dedication. Stop grabbing random people to fill your spots because those people are generally morons.As an example, my dedicated guild of adults had other dedications come up early in Ulduar. Those dedications were a new baby for one couple and a cross country move for the other. As a result, our guild collapsed because we never really needed more than 10-13 people to raid because we all showed up and carried our weight. Every guild on my server, and even many others, all want to do 25 man content. I have inquired into many guilds, but so many of them, even fledgling guilds want to run 25 man content, and I have no clue why. I just haven’t been able to find a guild who says, “we wanna run 10 mans, and we only wanna raid a couple nights a week” because so many of them are aspiring to be players which just aren’t in their character matrix. Your guild should eithr recruit or consider what you want out of your play time and whether it is a reasonable expectation long before you decide to pug Joe “the Random” Plumber and wonder why he drops after the first wipe.Being honest about your expectations of the game and the players you play with will help alleviate many of these pug problems you are talking about.
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