You’re not going to believe this, but I promise it’s true.
January 15, 2010 § 19 Comments
Ok, so I’m sorry I keep doing so many prefaces/making excuses/etc but I just need to say: I’m still getting my blogging voice back. So this post, and probably plenty to follow, is a little all over the place. Not quite the caliber of my previous posts. But I’ll get there. I promise. Also…I’m sorry I seem to be letting the obscenities fly a lot more lately. I hope nobody gets offended.
So, as I mentioned, I recently had a pretty bad accident, which resulted in some head trauma. Because of said head trauma, I’m have some normal, expected memory loss and trouble processing things. Needless to say, it’s taken a little bit of a toll on my tanking. Where once I was a fantastic multitasker, able to process lots of information, coming in very fast and furious, now there seems to be a hard cap on the amount of info I can process. It’s like it isn’t even happening. Pretend I’m tanking a group of 5 and one of them breaks away and goes after the healer. Then a patrol comes by and joins the fray. Suddenly it’s as if there is no patrol. It doesn’t even exist. I’m so busy trying to catch the mob after the heal that the patrol doesn’t even register.
As the days and weeks go by, the amount of info I can process has gone up significantly, in fact it’s not really noticeable any more. But that’s just so you don’t worry, my brain is getting back to normal.
But let me get back to my story. I logged in to wow about a week ago to see if playing would take my mind off how stir crazy I was feeling.
Oh wait! Side story! I totally forgot! Word of advice: If you are going to get into a sever accident and end up in the hospital, make sure someone logs in for you so your guild doesn’t toss you to the curb. That’s right. That new guild I joined? Booted me. Because I hadn’t logged in for (count them) 4 whole days. 4 days! And they booted me! Ridiculous right? Good riddance I say.
Ok, so after getting over the initial confusion of no longer being in a guild, and stopping myself from sending a very snarky, guilt-filled tell to that guild leader, I decided to stick myself in the random dungeon finder and see what the fates had in store for me.
The dungeon of the moment? Heroic Ahn’Kahet.
I’ve done this one quite a few times, so I didn’t foresee any problems. Nonetheless, I decided to issue this warning to the group: “I’m currently recovering from brain surgery so I’ll need to take it a little slower than most of you are probably accustomed to.”
Pretty simple and straightforward explanation right?
No response from the group…
“Ok, well, anyway, I’m going to do my best, so here we go. Ready?”
I go for the first pull. No problem at all. We clear all the spiders near the first set of stairs. The dps is super high and the mobs are going down fast.
We get up past the first set of steps and I’m lining up for the pull in the next room, and I just completely forget that there’s a patrol. I don’t even think to look. I’ve done this dungeon many many times, and yet I forgot about the patrol. I charged right into the group in the room and pulled the patrol right along with it.
Now as far as every day tanking foul ups, I will admit, this is a pretty stupid one. First, even if I didn’t remember that there was a patrol, I should have checked to see if there was a patrol coming around the corner. I should not have charged headlong into the room without even looking.
However, the dps and healing in the group was high enough that even though I totally screwed up the pull, all the enemies went down and none of us did. So I figured that everyone surviving, combined with my earlier warning, would have earned me a little slack.
It did not.
Now, I am going to relate to you what the rest of the group members said and I promise you, I am not making this up.
DPS 1: Dude what the hell? Are you retarded?
DPS 2: Yeah, what did you have brain surgery for? Stupidity reduction?
Healer: haha yeah, if I were you I’d get my money back, clearly they fucked up that surgery.
DPS 3: Hey come on guys, you don’t know, his stupidity may be unrelated to his surgery. He’s probably always been this stupid.
Healer: You probably didn’t even have surgery, you just use that as an excuse because you’re a dumbass.
You have been removed from the group.
Before I could even process what they had said and respond at all I was sitting back in Ironforge.
First of all, in hindsight I probably didn’t need to tell them I was recovering from brain surgery. Maybe a little bit too much information. All I really needed to do was say, “hey I like to go slow, so don’t expect a speed run.” But I was still a little woozy and not thinking quite straight.
However, that one PuG has pretty much destroyed my faith in the WoW community. I know, maybe I’m overreacting, and probably should lay everything on this one group. But their reactions were so horrible and so out of line that I just lost it. Seriously. What kind of mouth breathing low life ass whole fucking dougebag cock ass says shit like that?
Sorry…sorry I don’t usually let the obscenities fly like that but it pissed me off so much that I haven’t played since. First off I don’t think that being that angry is good for my head injury. But regardless, I just don’t need stress like that.
It’s just amazing that a group of people could be so arrogant that when a slightly difficult situation arose but everyone lived, they could react that way. They just expect that everyone else in the group (tank, heals, or dps) be perfect, rocking tier 9, and able to pull at least 5k dps. Do they not remember that everyone had to start somewhere? Or are they all just warcraft savants that just instantly knew how to rock the game, and had their gear gifted to them? Yes, I know, your gear level makes it super easy to go into the original Wrath heroics and faceroll. I know that in ilvl 225+ gear you could auto pilot yourself through an instance, skill or not. But guess what? Not everyone is in your same situation. Some people are still starting out and are in blue gear. Some people just don’t have that much experience, and are still learning how to run these instances. And some people are recovering for fucking brain surgery you goddammed obnoxious twits!
I hope they die in a fire.
So I have decided that, at least for now, I am done with the random dungeon finder. First of all, I don’t want to get stuck in another PuG. Secondly, I don’t want to do another “vanilla” Wrath mess where the only communication in party chat is “gogogogo”. And third, I’m just not interested in running instance after instance for no real reason. I mean, I’m not in a guild, so I’m not raiding. And I sure as hell aint gonna PuG a raid. So there’s not a real reason for me to need to upgrade my gear. It just feels like a long pointless grind.
Man I hope Cataclysm comes out soon. I could use something else to do in the game.
“[Insert clever sign off phrase here]”