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9-29-2011 @ 8:38AM
Am I the only one who thinks most people have a biased view of PuGs for Heroics/Troll Heroics?I'm not saying that every group is perfect, but I can't remember the last time I had a group that failed to finish a regular heroic, and overall I am pretty sure that at least 75% of the troll heroics I have run get through (although certainly some take longer than they "should")I usually run with my guild's top healer, so maybe that is enough to tip the scales in my favour? Maybe, but I also think complaining about PuG groups is a WoW player's version of complaining about the weather...
9-30-2011 @ 10:54AM
You're not alone ;)I've actually experienced the opposite lately when pugging on my healer; pretty much all my Zul runs are quick, clean and fast, I rarely encounter any group that is bad. But when I decided to go back to some normal heroics cause I needed only 60 more VP....... well.. those were disaster :/ People were barely geared for them, which is not bad BUT: they didn't care about CC/silencing/killing healer and caster mobs, everyone has aggro all over the place, bosstactics.. what are those? And my healer is well geared but when you are all little squishies that all insist on getting hit by everything all the time.. I'm gonna race through my mana even on trash packs haha. When I encounter such a group I always ask if anyone needs tacts before a boss because I'm happy to give them. Either everyone stays dead silent, says 'LOL' or 'no'.. and then they wipe cause apparently no-one knows what on earth they were supposed to be doing. This was just a few evenings of normal heroics so I might have had some extreme bad luck, but it caused me to leave three groups in a row.. and I rarely ever abandon ship, no matter how bad it gets. I think this could be caused by almost all the better more geared players only running the Zuls, effectively removing a lot of good players from the normals. Now, I'm very happy they are going to pair up the Zuls with the rest of the heroics again, but.. the same problem will still exist for a while.. because all those good players in the Zuls now? They'll be in the three new Hour of Twilight dungeons. Lets hope that after the newness of those heroics has worn off, people will mix through the dungeons evenly because of the 150 VP reward for all of them.
9-30-2011 @ 11:02AM
Glad to hear I'm not alone then!I haven't been running a lot of dungeons the last couple weeks (have all the valor gear I need on my main and RL is too busy to gear up alts), but I hadn't seen that non-zul suckiitude.I do know for a fact that most of my guildies who got their bear got it in PuGs, and I have been in two PuGs who have gotten the bear and several that were VERY close. For me I would say the ration of awesome runs to terrible runs is probably 3:1 or so...One of my favourite types of groups (in non-zuls anyway) are the ones that listen to instructions but are poorly geared; we still get through, but slowly. When that happens I like trying to account for as much of the DPS as possible :) I have managed 60+% of the damage on bosses, and I think 47% is my best mark for a whole run...
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