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7-14-2011 @ 6:50PM
"Oh well. Id rather have fun and make mistakes and take dps loss, than stress over being perfect."Ug. I hate this attitude. Sure, play the way you like, good on you. But I hate it when people start saying you either have to stress out and not have fun to play optimally or you can have fun but be sub-par. It's like the people who say "It's just a game, it's not a big deal" when you point out mechanics they miss on a fight or something. Some people have fun by being the very best they can be, squeezing every ounce of dps out. Maybe that's not you. But it doesn't mean other people are stressed because they want to do well.That sort of attitude came to a peak for me in a ZA run I was in the other day. I was the only one kill totems, whether it was the healing/shield totems from Medicine Men or the lightning totems from bosses, and when I mentioned it and tried to get others to help out, they said it didn't matter, who cares, don't make such a big deal about it, it's a game, stop being so serious about it, etc. So I stopped killing totems too on the last boss during the eagle phase. The healer and the other two DPS died (the tank and I finished off the fight, with the tank surviving because he was a DK and self-healed enough and me using recuperate, cloak of shadows and a potion and killing the totems then). They weren't very happy, but it was their fault. They could have switched and killed a totem at any time. The point of all that is you can't expect people to carry you if you don't want to do the work yourself. You don't have to "stress over being perfect," but if there's something you can change to improve your performance and you don't, then you shouldn't run anything with people other than potentially guild mates and friends who accept that. And I'd say even then it's showing a lack of concern for wasting other people's time, but it's up to your friends if they want to run with you or not.
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