Mar 7th 2008 10:10AM I find that the ones which truly define bad player are the ones who do not take advice, admit mistakes (we all make them), or simply don't follow instruction.
Sometimes you do get the odd one that no matter how much you try to help them, they can't figure it out. I hate those because you want to be nice and you really really want them to figure it out. But you can't step in their head and show them.
Essentially, a bad player to me is one who can't or is unwilling to work with the group.
Feb 7th 2008 11:22AM We are learning Vashj at the moment, I'm going to try to employ some of the tips here. Perhaps they'll help our sanity a bit.
Feb 4th 2008 12:54PM Well I'm not an advocate of selling or buying accounts, frankly it's none of my business. But I've seen situations where a friend is planning on letting an account lapse and so a fellow guild member takes over the account, and starts paying the additional monthly fee. I've also seen situations where someone outright buys a character.
Neither have affected my playing experience negatively.
So what if they suck at their class, I just won't invite them to raids/instances/PvP.
It's against the TOS.
Also, not my problem, they took the risk and they can suffer said consequences.
Ultimately, I don't see why people have to be so sanctimonious about it, if you are this morally offended by the actions of people who do this, remove yourself from the situation.
Jan 23rd 2008 10:54AM The only instances I've heard where first aid is a non-issue is with those classes who are dedicated healers. Most of our holy paladins and priests have bandage skill, but in all our raiding I've never seen an instance where a Holy Light/Flash Heal/Renew wasn't the easier solution than a bandage for a healer.
They're extremely necessary for any dps class.
Jan 23rd 2008 10:49AM Our World Server crashed briefly, BGs crashed a couple times and the mail was unresponsive. But SSC worked just fine for us, had some bizarre mob behavior (abnormal pathing, things like that) nothing huge.
Dec 10th 2007 2:40PM I must admit I personally groan inwardly whenever any gaming article references Sun Tzu. It is an extremely well-written work, but merely reading and studying the work does not a military strategist make.
Despite my personal bias it's a well-written article which I found helpful. As an officer in a predominately PvE-focused guild, I and the other officers are often called upon to lead when we do PvP premades.
PvE focused raid leaders attempting to lead a group of PvEers can have fairly laughable results in WSG and AB depending on our group comp. It's good to see some hard and fast rules I can throw at the raid in macros to help coordinate the rabble.
Dec 3rd 2007 1:36PM As a casual PvPer--primarily PvE--I enjoy running the full premades in WSG. The battles when the two flag carrying groups clash in mid are always tons of fun and I find it's easier to be in proximity of healers to improve your survivability. Ideally you get to run against another full premade which always makes the battle much more of an adrenaline rush.
Dec 3rd 2007 1:18PM I, as were a few others in our guild, became an officer when we began doing heavy raiding. I am not the best raid leader, nor do I have as commanding a presence in vent. But I am one of the best at bringing good backup leadership, bringing research to raids, watching the raid performance, advising on boss strats, being honest with those who need work and generally keeping an eye on things.
I enjoy it because it's a higher level of involvement and I get a great amount of satisfaction from seeing the officer core work together, utilizing their strengths, to make the guild succeed.
Being an officer is terrible when you don't have a group of other officers who work with you. Instead of focusing on what you do well, you're forced to attempt to handle everything.
Nov 30th 2007 11:47AM As an officer in an SSC/TK level guild I've watched a few get poached and I think it's a fairly disgusting practice. However, I think it's just as disgraceful that those who get invited actually take the invites.
I think Vaneras summarizes it fairly well, in that those who are truly just in it for the loot and the boss downings will jump/allow themselves to be poached.
Realistically though, we're all in it for the loot and boss downings,so it's just a matter of whether you want to see the big boss die with a group of friends or strangers.
I would think the group of friends would be more fun.
Nov 29th 2007 1:53PM I like how the new dailies have are randomized. It really makes the daily quests more interesting because you're not sure which one will occur. Besides, the cooking ones are my favorite, they're simple, fun and fairly creative. The 7g is a bonus if I get 10 or 15 warp stalker or Talbuk meat to boot.