Mar 15th 2010 11:15AM If your guild is serious enough about raiding to be even facing these issues, you need to realise that looted gear is not a reward for an individual. It is a tool to help the whole guild progress better. Giving tanking gear to a non-tank is treating it like a reward. It should have gone to your tank, to help him tank better next time you all raid. When the healer won the weapon, he should have equipped it to help him heal better, because that helps the whole guild. He shouldn't have the choice to sell it and buy his epic mount, that is treating it like a personal reward.
Feb 5th 2010 9:44AM Wow is a game. You play it for fun. If the friend isn't having fun playing (or at least playing the same way the other 4 want to) you can't force him to. On the other hand he can't stop the other 4 playing the way they want to. So it seems obvious the two groups should go their separate ways with good wishes to each other. I hope it doesn't affect their friendship outside of the game, and they should continue to do IRL social things together.
Jan 20th 2010 5:06AM I heart the new dungeon finder. I levelled a healer entirely in dungeons long before it came out and it was pretty painful. I spent vast amounts of time whispering people to join the group. I had macros and everything. Not to mention all the time running to the summoning stones, waiting for other people to run, explaining the route to them...argh! What is more, pug style in levelling dungeons has now changed to something more like heroic style - wham, bam, thank you maam. In and out of BRD so fast my head spins and a satchel of useless crud^h^hhelpful goods to boot. Big improvement.
BUT there are some drawbacks. By the time I levelled my healer to 80 I had a friends list full of all the best active players on my server, and they had me on their friends lists too. This was a massive, massive help in raiding because I got invited to raids a lot, and if my raid needed a new tank/ranged dps/whatever I could always recommend someone who was currently online. I'm levelling a new toon in the same way, but I haven't left Orgrimmar since lvl 15 and my friends list is empty. I haven't ever been in a dungeon with someone in the same guild as me.
Disadvantage #2 is that nobody seems to care anymore about their reputation. I am seeing more bare-faced ninjas. I see people who join a group then go afk and leech exp and loot. I am seeing a buttload of people who quit groups as soon as they get a piece of loot they were farming, or ding, without a word of thanks or goodbye, leaving 4 people lost in the middle of a maze with no real hope of getting a replacement. Time was you'd get a bad reputation on your server and it would get harder and harder to pull that crap. Now there's no disincentive to being an asshat.
Semi-serious suggestion - random dungeon finder should only be available to accounts that already have a lvl 80 toon. Two reasons: Reason 1) it's rather sad to sit in Orgrimmar from lvl 15 to lvl 80. I've seen the big, amazing beautiful world of Azeroth already. Sunbeams glinting off Menethil bay. The moon hanging over the mountains of Dun Morogh. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. New players need to see that too. Reason 2) Trying to do Dire Maul with a pala tank wearing quest greens, some of them leather. Nuff said.
Jan 18th 2010 4:35AM Yeah, my brother in law was hospitalised with a mystery condition. They flew in House MD and everything. When they found out about his diet soda habit it explained everything. He got out of hospital but he is forbidden to drink soda ever again, on the orders of House MD (and also my sister). No kidding. Too much of a good thing is still too much.
Jan 11th 2010 3:45PM When people quit the guild in which I am an officer, I whisper them saying "Hi, is everything ok?". If they tell me they quit because they had a problem with our guild I try to fix it (if appropriate). If they quit for any other reason I say "Good luck to you. See you around". I'm told this approach is unusual.
Jan 11th 2010 7:55AM What amazes me from reading these comments is the wide variety of opinions about names. One person's "My toon's name is so awesome I am going to tell everyone what it is" can easily be someone else's "OMG your toon's name really sucks hard"
May 17th 2009 2:57PM You've all mised the point of the reply. It's part of the irritating "first" game.