May 7th 2009 12:45PM Not trying to be cocky, but I personally lead Pug's for every content in the game including 3 Drake, Malygos 6 mins, Vault, and Ulduar 25.
The pugs I lead not only clear the content, but clear it fast. For instance when 25 naxx came out, my pug was considered the 4th progressed "guild" on the server for content.
Currently we are 10/13 in Ulduar 25 and I expect to clear the entire instance with a pug in the coming weeks.
It does not matter if the content is new, old or challenging. EVERYTHING CAN BE PUGGED.
All it takes it a competent leader, a ventrilo server and people who actually pay attention.
Don't believe me? Transfer to KJ and join one of my pugs.
Apr 8th 2009 5:47PM I have been putting pick up groups together since MC. I would run weekly MC 40 man pugs, AQ20, ZG, and even some BWL. When BC came out I would pug Gruul, TK, SSC, BT, and Hyjal. So pretty much the entire end game content. When Wrath came out, the very first week of release I pugged a naxx 25, people laughed at me in trade chat but my "pug" ended up clearing naxx 25 before most guilds did on my server, we were officially the 3rd ranked "guild" in progression. Soon after Naxx, I pugged Sarth and Malygos, both of them the first pug on the server.
To say this game is not puggable is a complete and utter stupid thing to say. As long as you have a competent leader it can be done.
The most important thing to me when leading pugs is to make sure EVERYONE has vent. If a person does not have vent I remove them and find someone who does. Another thing I do is get equal and balanced group makeups. Never will you see 7 DK's or 15 melee in my group. I will turn down the best DPS warrior on my server if I am full on melee. It's all about balance and makeup. You hit it on the tee when you talked about healers.... If you are learning an encounter or your group is under geared, an extra healer can go a long way.
Oh and I have a system for loot, the best example being in Sarth. If a person gets hit by flame wall or stands in a void zone, they do not get loot for that encounter. Sooo otherwise I do not reward stupidity. It works well and I have had no complaints.
I look forward to pugging Ulduar 25 the first week of release. =)
Jan 20th 2009 6:28PM Great show, Always entertaining to listen to you three chat, no offense to the other podcasters, but you guys have the most chemistry.
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