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1-19-2012 @ 3:32PM
Last week our guild raid was short one member, so we pugged a mage. The mage was...not great. Not terrible, not even bad, just...not good. Instead of trying to find someone else, we just went with it. And hey, he brought the Int buff for our healers/casters and also gave us Heroism! A good bonus, but nothing to do with his skill. This mage had never done Spine or Madness on Normal. Despite his lackluster performance (though he did actually improve some on Madness after we made some suggestions), we still cleared all the bosses. Yes, we carried him. In all fairness, we couldn't have done it without him, we couldn't nine-man it. He did contribute some, but he was carried.So now there is this mage who is not that skilled, but he has the Destroyer's End title. Were he in a full raid of people just as skilled as he, they would have failed to kill the boss. He can waltz around Stormwind now saying how skilled he is to have killed Deathwing, but he's NOT that skilled.The point? I don't care that he has the title. I appreciated him coming along and helping us and I told him so. I don't care if the title helps him get into other raids - good for him. The point is that titles and gear don't mean you are a good player. They just mean you did a raid with good players and one of them might be you.
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