I think I’ll save the Ulduar run for tomorrow.
Today, we shall talk about a phrase that strikes fear and loathing into the hearts of your PuG-mates.
I didn’t train that.
Friday night, AwesomeBMHunter ropes me into a SM-Armory PuG on my priest.
We have a level 36 pally who shall now be know as PallyX. Also had a warrior tank and another DPS paladin.
First thing, AwesomeBMHunter has to ask PallyX why he doesn’t have a weapon equipped.
“working on weapon skills, lol”
OMG, what did you get me into here?
Buffs and pull and he equipped a weapon somewhere in there.
Um, the priest has Blessing of Might. I would love to trade that in for a Blessing of Wisdom.
X-Perl tells me that the second pally gave me Kings, so that’s all good and PallyX gave me Might.
PallyX, can I please get wisdom instead of might?
*chirp* *chirp* *pulls are happening* *chirp* *chirp*
The hunter pipes in to ask that he gives the priest wisdom.
“Oh, I didn’t train that.”
At your level you should have 3 ranks in it.
Unfortunately, he’s the party lead so we can’t boot him and ship his ass back to a city to fucking learn his skills.
So we commence giving the guy a hard time. And by “we” I mean I’m in vent egging the hunter on. Ooo, oo! Tell him next time he buys an account off eBay he should get one with level 80s on it!
His response to our mockery? (I had to screenshot this conversation for posterity.)
jus let ppl play the way they want u damn wowhead get a life
If you’re not going to support the party why bother going into an instance?
jesus its one stupid spell and ur fine y do u care
Because I don’t like running with lazy idiots.
Guess who just went from the bottom of the heal priority list to somewhere completely OFF the list?
I mean, heals are just spells too and I don’t want to play by healing him. And my mana will be even better if I’m healing one less person.
I don’t heal stupid.
To me, stupid includes being an ass and wasting people’s time. I don’t expect that at this level everyone be bringing potions and food buffs and has all their gear decked out with spiffy enchants (although I do), but I do expect that they visit the trainer every 2 levels and pick up their gawddamn skills.
So I didn’t heal him or bubble him for the rest of the run.
Get to Herod, I throw bubbles on everyone but him. I think I even got one on the hunter’s cat. He’s not smart enough to get out of the whirlwind and I’m sitting at my desk chuckling with glee as he scoots himself over to the corner and heals himself.
And the cherry on top of the fail sundae? AwesomeBMHunter did more damage than the 2 pallies combined.
Moral of the story: Don’t be an ass, get your skills trained up before you enter an instance.
Corollary to the moral: If you’re going to be an ass, don’t be surprised if your asshattery makes it onto the internet.