Okay. I’m going to sound obnoxious. I’m going to sound elitist. But you know what? I don’t particularly care.
People need to learn to play their toons before they group with other people.
Let me say that in terms the typical WoW player will understand: l2play!
What brought this on? I’m glad you asked. :P
I’ve been levelling a druid and my brother’s been levelling a hunter. Now, because my brother doesn’t raid four or five nights a week, he’s jumped ahead of me and is waiting for me to hit 71 before he comes back and works through the obscene amount of XP needed to advance. I was something like, 67 when he hit 71. I’m now 70. So I thought I’d go tank or heal Utgarde Keep. It’s an instance I’ve tanked before (albeit as a paladin) and healed before (again, as a paladin) so it’s not like I’m not aware of what’s going on, right? Right. And hey, I have like, 13k health in bear form, so that’s sweet.
So I went to LFG and got in for a last boss kill in Utgarde as the tank. No problem. We cleared from the second boss(es) to Ingvar and all went fine. I popped Survival Instincts and Barkskin appropriately, kept up mangle and demoralizing roar… I felt pretty good about myself.
I went back to LFG and got invited to a pug as a tank.
Of course, it took 20 minutes for even ONE OTHER PERSON to come to the stone, but anyways. There was a 68 disc priest (… who was gemmed for spirit and spellpower, when his dual spec is shadow, who ALSO hadn’t assigned 2 talent points), a 73 hunter, a 71 hunter, a 70 mage and myself.
I should have known that the huntards were going to cause a wipe. I should have known. But because I’m a hunter and not entirely a huntard, I figured it was all good.
Idiots had their pets on AGGRESSIVE and nearly wiped us by pulling right off the bat. We DID wipe on a pack just inside the entrance because, rather than, you know, MISDIRECT ME or FEIGN or ANYTHING, the huntards both managed to grab aggro while I was stunned, then died or feigned, and then the priest ate it.
The priest who, by the way, never assigned those talent points I pointed out hadn’t been spent.
So I was like, okay. That’s their one wipe before I log the hell off. And then one of the huntards was like “wtf tank”
And I’m all “Excuse me?”
“lol jk jk man scool”
So we move on and we’re in the room with the proto-drakes… and the goddamn nub 71’s cat goes and grabs two packs while I’m tanking three mobs.
And I was out of there.
So, to the idiot hunters: Pets on passive, growl OFF.
To the idiot priest: l2gem and spec properly, you moron.
I may just quest my way to 80. This is just painful.