So I’ve spent the last while with Tir leveling a warrior/pally combo.
This marks the first time I’ve actually gotten one of my many created warriors into – and out of – Outland!
We’re puttering around Northrend, moving altogether too slow for Tir… so we’re spending a lot of time insta-queueing for instances with him tanking on his holy cow.
We get Utgarde Keep for the eleventy-billionth time.
We have me on my little warrior flailing about for DPS, the first DK we’ve seen in ages, a shadow priest, and a resto shaman to fill out the group.
My numbers aren’t great. I’ll admit, I fail fairly hard at DPS. Plus my gear sucks and until I got Bladestorm, I might as well have just enjoyed a slushie while waiting for Pengu to take care of trash packs.
But this DK was bad. He made me look stellar.
He was breaking triple digits, I will give him that.
His playstyle seemed to amount to using a different pair of skills each pull in a random selection.
One pull might be melee and Icy Touch as his damaging abilities. The next might be Obliterate and Plague Strike.
It was odd and painful to watch.
Those of you who know Tir, have met Tir, raided with Tir, or even been in the same state as Tir may already know that he has the potential to be a dick to people.
But he’s usually only a dick to people that deserve it.
He starts to offer the DK a piece of advice.
Oops! The shadow priest seems to have pulled a mob!
Conversation on hold, fight, fight, fight, loot.
Conversation resumes before the boss.
Oops! The shadow priest seems to have pulled Prince Keleseth!
Tir stood off to the side and picked up adds while allowing the shadow priest to tank the boss.
The healer managed to keep him up, I’ll never know how.
Conversation resumes after an admonishment to the shadow priest and a reminder of the order of the natural world.
The DK takes to the advice being offered and seems to be appreciative.
The shadow priest butts in, “kk, whatever go do your own research on elitist jerks”.
Tir responds that EJ is great and all, but this guy isn’t going to find anything of use for a level 69 DK. He went on to say that since it’s apparently such a waste of the priest’s time for someone to help someone else in the group, Tir would be stepping away for 30 minutes.
A vote to kick Tir pops up almost immediately. I wish I had grabbed a screen shot, it’s not every day you seen the vote to kick reason given as “fuckhead.”
Of course, the vote failed.
The priest says he doesn’t have time for this shit and leaves group.
Tir immediately puts the group back in to queue for a replacement DPS and off we go with a pleasant hunter.
If you don’t have 5 minutes to spare in a dungeon run for someone to get a little help (help that might make the run go a little faster if you can double or triple someone’s output), then you really should consider playing something else. By yourself. Perhaps a game of “Name that poison” or “How close can you get to a moving freight train?”
There’s a lot of talk about how shitty the WoW community can be.
A certain portion of the population spends a lot of time and effort complaining about the bads clogging up their game.
I wonder how many fewer bads there would be if those self-proclaimed gods of WoW applied some of that effort into providing a little assistance now and again instead of shutting down new or inexperienced players.