Feb 15th 2011 8:32AM When the female Draeneis /train sound randomly turned into /chicken halfway through the emote.
That was freakin' awesome.
Jul 6th 2010 12:02PM I get a little disappointed at all the people who are so blatantly willing to dismiss the author as some selfish, e-peen waving jerk, without even considering the numerous different scenarios that could have led to his frustration with this specific topic.
Some people have said, "who cares? As long as the bosses go down, who cares?" There's more to raiding than "just" making things dead. If you're new to an instance, it can be expected to struggle on encounters. But if you've been raiding ICC for months on end, you have the 25% buff, can't get Blazing Skeletons down before they've pulsed several times and added severe stress on the healers, only have a 50-50 shot of breaking Sindy's ice tombs in time for the tombed people to survive, and barely beating Blood Queen's enrage by a second or two, it gets frustrating. Some people are content meeting the bare minimum requirements to get a fight down; others want to improve even after that, and do it better.
A few comments suggest the author help his friends instead of whining about it. How can you tell he hasn't already? Some people are clueless as to how they can best improve their character, even when pointed at all the right resources, some people just plain don't want to, and some people - GASP! dare I say it? - are simply just bad players. I know a death knight who had problems with their rotation and spec, and since I don't really know much about proper endgame death knight DPS, I pulled up World of Logs, told him to compare things with the other DK of the same spec, pointed him to resource websites with numbercrunchers like EJ, and told him maybe he could get some ideas there. He came back the next day and said he didn't like what those websites said, because it seemed "illogical" to him. Another DPS I know is decked out in the finest gear ICC has to offer after months of raiding, but all my guild's tanks are regularly out-DPSing him (and no, Festergut doesn't count).
How big is the DPS spread? The author doesn't say. If your DPS/damage done is overall uniform, but the author is usually ahead by a small margin, then it shouldn't be a big deal. However, if one or a few people are constantly ahead by a solid margin, it can be unsettling. (A 6k DPS spread for instance, is pretty ridiculous.)
Replacing outright bad DPSers with better ones is not always an option, especially during the summer months. There are in fact guilds which raid ICC25 and are progressing in HMs, who consist of very close knit groups who'd never conceive of kicking someone just for their DPS, but who - as a whole guild - values killing shit with their friends.
Personally, I believe the author isn't being selfish or a jerk. He describes the issue as a dilemma; raiding with friends, or raiding as efficiently as he wants to. I've seen plenty of asshats in this game, as I'm sure we all have, and most of the grass-is-greener crowd jumps ship without thinking too long about it, and usually with a few choice words to the "baddies" they left behind. There is of course still the distinct possibility I'm wrong, and the author is vastly exaggerating his problem to make his own epeen bigger, but even if that's the case, shouldn't he be able to get what he wants out of this game?
I say do what makes you happy, to the best of your ability.
Nov 14th 2009 8:20AM I'm happy with my boring-ass braids on my night elf druid - but why, oh why, do only death knights get to have pink hair?! Give night elf females pink hair, damnit!
Nov 7th 2009 8:48AM The sound quality of WoW chat is nothing less than abysmal. Ventrilo offers better sound quality, and the option to adjust every individual's volume, as well as options like multiple channels (which can be very useful, even in raid situations) - not to mention, a lot of us like to hang out in vent and chat even outside of raid times, without necessarily having to be grouped up to do it.