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1-29-2012 @ 10:07AM
@apharrington:I think you may be misunderstanding a bit. If I'm soulstoned, or pre-loaded with a brez on a certain wipe, of course I pop back up and begin resurrecting the group; but that's not what we're referring to here. What we're talking about is people who very easily could've run back with the rest of the group but instead went and grabbed a smoke, or made a food run, or worst of all, alt-tabbed so they could check Facebook or something equally stupid.Why is this a big deal? For starters, it shows a significant lack of tact. You are all in this as a team, whether its a 5 member team or a 40 member one; you win together, you fail together. Running back together shows solidarity. Refusing to run back without a damn good reason shows elitism or just plain laziness. Look at winning sports teams - after a loss, do they run around pointing fingers and blaming each other? No; only dysfunctional teams do that kind of crap. Typically they'll say it isn't one player who wins, so it can't be one player that costs them the game. Solidarity. Support. Team first. That's a winning attitude.Second, not running back for no good reason wastes the group's time. Let me paint a scenario for you, one that used to happen A LOT. The group wipes, and only the healer makes the corpse run. (I have had players tell me the reason the healer should make the run and rez everyone is because we failed and "let" the party die. Riiiiight.) The healer then has to sit and drink to gain enough mana to start the rez cycle; this is typically when we start getting tells of "rez me," as if we've completely forgotten that we can do that. We get enough mana and start rezzing; in the olden days, we'd frequently have to sit and drink again just to finish all the resurrections. Then, because no one would bother to eat or drink, we'd have to heal everyone, and sit to drink *yet again.* Meanwhile, the tank and DPS would run off and pull the next group while you're sitting at 10% mana. /facepalmNow, if everyone had just run back as a group and ate, you wouldn't have to wait for your healer to drink several times before you could make the next pull, would you? But that kind of common sense seems to escape folks who think of themselves as rock stars instead of team players. Lastly, not running back is typically an excuse to AFK. Sometimes AFKs are necessary; that's life. But when you AFK, unless you're coming right back, often times that leaves the party waiting on you. *Especially* if you've tabbed out to watch funny YouTube videos. And if you didn't AFK and are simply sitting there staring at the screen, what good reason do you have for NOT running back? Yes, there are exceptions to the rule, but the bottom line is, if you don't have a good reason, you are unnecessarily wasting the group's time.TLDR: not running back with the group after a wipe, without a valid reason, wastes time and is widely seen as a sign of a new or inconsiderate player. Don't do it.
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