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4-07-2011 @ 4:52AM
I can understand peoples frustration at the fact that there will be a huge influx of Plate Melee trying to respec/queue/reforge in order to get the new "goodies". However, people should remember why it has come to this in the first place.Having leveled ALL tank and healer classes to 85, and gained a great deal of experience in raids/instances since vanilla, I can catergorically say that the main reason for Tanks/Healers refusing to 'PUG' it, is the fact that they are subjected to a great deal of abuse. I consider myself as a pretty thick skinned person, but I have reached a point where i will not even consider Pugging it, even for the daily! The LFG/LFD tools are very good, however because of the cross realm system, it allows people to safely sit behind there keyboard, knowing that within 30mins they can be back in there own realm safe and sound free from any backlash, and so they can bully/abuse/harrass to their hearts content! I know that alot of it comes from immaturity and frustration, but sometimes it just pure malice. One recent example was in HC DM the other day. The tank and dps shammy were guildies, who continually vented the ususal bile of "gogogogo, noob, etc etc" aswell as unleashing all their fury at the poor DPS warrior, who altho lacking DPS, was doing his part. At the end of the instance, 2 of us were dead after the boss went down, and both the tank(pala) and shammy refused to res people, because they claimed a bug stopped them casting the spell on players with less than 5k dps....., and then refused to loot the boss or leave the dungeon until we had left the group...This sort of behaviour is becoming all to commonplace, and the fact that as a Tank/Healer, one is subjected to MORE on a daily basis due to the fact that you can complete more instances. It gets to a stage where enough is enough, and you stop doing the pugs. Yes of course, the whole 'Guild Party' thing is encouraged, but for some it just isn't viable, and the LFG/LFD is the only way to progress. Perhaps an answer to this is for Blizzard to pay more attention to some of the abuse/harrasment reports that are submitted, and take firmer action against repeat offenders, AND, make it publicly known to the community that players have been dealt with, in order to deter this behaviour. This will either have an effect on peoples attitudes, and make them see the error of their ways, or at the very least, just deter them from queueing due to the threat of Bans etc.I applaud Blizzard on addressing the issue of long queue times, and wish them all the best in this venture, however they do need to address the underlying issues that are causing the 'Long Queues'. At the moment, in this current climate of the game, 'Behaviour' is topping the bill in these "Issues".
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