So I’d like to think that I’m not a complete jackass in LFD. I have a simplistic collection of expectations of other players. The healer will keep me alive, the DPS will attack my target and CC the mobs I give them. In return, I’ll make sure mobs stay off them, bosses don’t own them, and all in all keep up the pace for a fairly quick clear.
So why on earth do I get people who fail at even basic game mechanics?
I admit–when I zone in after my 2 seconds in queue, I’m ready to roll. Flask up (alchemist), buff Kings on everyone, say hello, and away we go. I do watch mana before charging in, but usually the healer’s a guild mate, so I’m not stressing.
If you’re not in the instance by the time I complete the first pull, I will vote kick you. I’m not going to stand around and wait for you to finish your quest, gank that Alliance, whatever you may be doing. I want to get through the instance as fast as possible, and with the new instances, it’s sometimes not possible to chain pull, which is my favorite way to run.
I’m not quite sure what I’ve ever done to offend the computer gods. Maybe it was the belief that for the first time in YEARS I wouldn’t have to do a new build every 9 months. The 9-month mark crept by, and my PC was still plugging away in all it’s glory (which, for the amount of money I spent on it, it had better be). I even was thinking yesterday about “wow, we’re approaching the 1 year mark and it’s still going strong. I love this PC!” And honestly, I think FedEx loves me when they don’t have to deliver heavy stuff to my house on a monthly basis (though the next time I’ll have stuff shipped to my office, those guys are used to hauling around routers and stuff). Read more…