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1-30-2012 @ 5:04PM
The Covering for His Own Inadequacies Bully ..worst one!
1-30-2012 @ 5:48PM
But pretty much a myth. See my post below.
1-30-2012 @ 7:11PM
I suppose we've all had our bad experiences, but the "covering" bully is one I can easily laugh off and ignore.My personal experience puts the Elitist Bully at the top. Just last night I was in a raid finder where there were several of them and they kicked THREE TANKS (who were doing fine, to be honest) because of small infractions. IF they died, they spent the entire time complaining about how the group was going to fail because they were dead and saying really horrible and insulting things about the players who were still alive.I have run into some really bad elitist bullies. :(
1-31-2012 @ 3:36AM
About the Elitest bullies: anyone else fell like you're getting "gated" from gear by this jerks? What I mean is that they come in with their heroic gear and still roll need on EVERY PIECE OF LOOT, whether just to troll everyone else or to vendor it, they are purposefully preventing under geared players from getting the loot they need. It feels like I've been running raid finder forever just for a trinket, only to have it ninja'd week after week in better geared players. These same kind of personalities are the arena-geared PvPers who run non-rated BGs farming kills, effectively gating the opposite faction by limiting their honor gained. There's really no way to know if these players are doing this just to keep players below them or not, but it really just doesn't seem fair; non-rated BGs and raid finder are supposed to bridge the gap between more casual content and more hardcore. But far too many players are stuck behind cause these fun suckers won't let them advance.
1-31-2012 @ 10:08AM
@Xaklo I feel for you. I've been running the lfr trying to pick up a few pieces to compliment my gear from our guild's regular 10 man runs (like the lfr chest and shoulder tokens). So, I was rolling only on those few pieces I needed and passing on everything else. Then I noticed that other people were rolling on need for everything they could regardless of actual need, and that didn't strike me as fair. So, I've started rolling need on everything, too. The other day I won a piece of gear that I had no intention of using but was going to disenchant it for the crystal after the run. Another mage whispered me saying, "Hey, you've got a better piece than that and I could really use the item" so I handed it to him, no huhu. So...you might try doing the same. Maybe they are like me and will gladly hand it over, or maybe they really are a Grabby McNeedy who will tell you to get bent. Either way, I can't see how it can possibly hurt to ask.
1-31-2012 @ 1:15PM
Not sure whether to put this guy in as an inadequacies bully or an elitist bully. But running RF on my pally I ran into this one tank who for some reason thought he was just awesome. Wanted to take everything in terms of trash by taunting off me and even soloing bosses. On the Yor'sahj trash I'm trying to kite the purple ones away so there's no problem, until he and warrior decide to pull it back. Boss comes around and he says he doesn't want me to tank thinking he can just take all the stacks of the debuff. What's more is the warrior dps is agreeing with him and says if the one tank doesn't die I need to pass on all loot. Low and behold the tank dies 15-20% left on the boss and I pick him right up. They both shut up the rest of the raid. Was nice. Until after Hagara where he whispered me calling me a baddie. Then immediately dropped group. It's rare I remember actual names of characters and realms they're on but I won't forget this guy cuz how funny it was having him shut the hell up.
1-31-2012 @ 5:00PM
Xaklo Jan 31st 2012 3:36AM"About the Elitest bullies: anyone else fell like you're getting "gated" from gear by this jerks? What I mean is that they come in with their heroic gear and still roll need on EVERY PIECE OF LOOT, whether just to troll everyone else or to vendor it, they are purposefully preventing under geared players from getting the loot they need. It feels like I've been running raid finder forever just for a trinket, only to have it ninja'd week after week in better geared players."Two things.Firstly, trinkets are scarce enough that for many normal/heroic raiders, the raid finder trinkets are still an upgrade.Second, even if any specific normal/heroic raider never queued, you would still have someone rolling need on the majority of eligible loot in that slot of the raid. Non-raiders take loot too.
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