Dec 8th 2009 1:50PM I am glad someone took the time to do this. I am known in my guild for getting lost.
Nov 24th 2009 1:31PM My priest would love this. I see her smiling already
Nov 13th 2009 1:30PM Fired is a bad term I think to use, this is a game not real life. Yes, there are requirements and certain criteria need to be set and this needs to be done up front and should be part of the guild bylaws. And in saying that, I think all guild bylaws need to be reviewed and updated if necessary at least once a month.
One option was not mentioned in the article and that was to let the player know that you would love to raid with them but that there are still issues that have not yet been taken care of that have been addressed and that they have been given the opportunity to correct these problems. . We would love for you to raid with us and want you to be part of this guild, but that they are temporarily on suspension from raiding and that you will revisit this again at that time to see where they stand.
One thing also to keep in mind is that if this individual has always been a good performer and their performance slacks off, there could be real life issues going on. So make sure that this is addressed to see if this is one of the things that could be causing raid performance problems.
Nov 4th 2009 1:38PM I have to admit it does get old running lowbies through instances and those lowbies constantly asking the level 80 to run them and they can't take no for an answer. It is fun to do DM's the way it is suppose to be done with a group of 5. If all the 80's would actually say no to those runs, maybe those lowbies would group together and do the way Blizzard meant for it to be done.
Better yet....and I may get some compalints about this....................
What if Blizzard changed it so instances have to be done with at least 5 people. I do realize that one of those 5 could be an 80. But would it force lowbies to do it the way it should be done? Or would they just not run the lower level instances?
Nov 2nd 2009 1:31PM I do believe the letter writer thought they were doing a good thing. Hopefully after reading the article they will have changed their minds.
Well this just goes to show some of the issues that have come up from the new option on passing loot. I believe it is a good thing if used correctly, but this just shows how people can exploit it.
I will make a note that going forward, I will inspect people. There is also an add on called "Gear Score" that I think will be a good tool to use on how well someone is geared. If their score is really high, you would know that they have no use for Naxx 10/25 gear. Better yet and I realize it will be a pain, but have the person link what they will be replacing that item with.
Oct 31st 2009 11:36AM I know I am not the only one and I was told that all healers getting that pounding heart feeling and sweaty hand. You sit here with your face glued to the screen like an old lady driving with her nose suck to the windshield thinking she can see better if she sits that way.
Oct 30th 2009 5:31PM Great posting and article. It is so true. When I first started playing and running instances they would put a raid icon on me and someone else because I got lost so bad. To this day I still run into walls in Deadmine's. I did not understand the terminology with the rules of looting and even took items by mistake, because I did not know. When I leveled my second toon, a priest, I was afraid to actually run her through instances and heals because I was worried about getting blamed for deaths. I had healers anxiety like you would not believe. Now I just sit back and relax and play. And yes, I still get lost....it has pretty much become a joke and I am thankful the guild is understanding.
Oct 28th 2009 2:03PM Tolkfan, you are not being mean and I totally understand and it is not about hating strangers. I just got where I could start enchanting epic items and the first time I did it there was a big argument in the group and someone thought I stole a shard. And the person that said I stole a shard actually got one and I didn't and the person that complained also was an enchanter and never spoke up about being one. We found this out later. So I no longer enchant unles I am in a guild run. The bad thing is that someone else picked up that item and did not confess to it and it caused a stir. It would not have surprised me at that point if it would not not have been the individual that complained that I stole one and he sharded it himself. One bad apple spoiled it for everyone. I no longer enchant for groups.
I think allowing the enchanting to occur in an instance is good but I do not believe it should be based on whether there is another enchanter in the group. I would also hate for something to get enchanted to early and then someone later could have used that item and it is lost. So I am not sure how Blizzard will work this or at what point the DE will take place in the instance.
And I actually never thought of the idea that people were profiting off of my skill level.
Oct 15th 2009 1:01PM I never win anything. SIGH!
Oct 14th 2009 1:39PM I never considered duel spec'ing my mage....now I may change my mind. I was just wondering how many people actually duel spec a mage and if this is one of the things blizzard was after when they made some of these changes.