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4-15-2011 @ 11:49PM
I think we hashed this out thoroughly, but let me add one thing that I think sums this topic up:Reputation. This is why people run with guildies. Their guildies know them and they dont have to put up with the BS they get in the RDF. The RDF is for people who for whatever reason dont have regular people to run with. If this is what you want, start looking on your server for people to run with. Friend the good ones and /w them for runs on other days. Do your best to be open minded and closed mouthed. Learn and teach. These are the ways that everyone with a group of in-game friends gets together. once you can do this you wont need the RDF.The other thing no one has said is that the RDF is a great teaching tool if you want to learn your class well and are willing to listen to others. That doesn't mean you have to put up with idiots, that's what the ignore button is for. I have learned a ton in randoms, well after I knew every pull. My least favorite encounter is the last trash pull in VP, witht he 6 mobs in the grounding field. I ran VP in a RDF PUG and the rogue in the group asked me to stop, went over to the far left mob and sapped it. we then just walked by avoiding to pull altogether. I'd have missed that trick except for the RDF.I don't think anyone enters the RDF just to mess with others. I think they are all interested in VP and JP. If you can learn appropriate ways to deal with troublesome players and not take the negative things personally then the RDF can be a great chance to learn and play.That emphasizes my last point. This whole thread has been about the poor attitude of all players in the RDF. Maybe if we each look at our own attitude when entering the RDF and realize that we all have shortcomings, we all have imperfect knowledge and that we all do not perfectly understand each other, we may all end up with a better experience.Don't avoid the RDF. It's a tool, use it when you must. Just don't expect the people you meet in the RDF to act as though they have known you and played with you for years.I really enjoyed this topic. It made me think a great deal about my attitude and the attitude of others I've tanked for in the RDF. Thanks for the insight.
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