An Ex-Gnome Tank's World

You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry

January 18th, 2009 Posted in Rants

I’m told that I’m particularly good at keeping a cool head when the actions of those around me drive me up the wall. I’d also disagree with that, but on the other hand I’m very good at disguising exactly when I’m annoyed at least up to a point.

This afternoon, I ran Naxxramas 10-man, and it would be fair to call it an unmitigated disaster. It was an all-guild run, but that didn’t seem to make any difference. Everyone on the run held at least the Raider rank in-guild, so it should be reasonable to expect everyone to know what they are doing, right?


I won’t embarrass those people who let the side down by naming them, but let’s take a look at the catalogue of fail for the afternoon:

  • An offtank who swore he knew what to do on the Four Horsemen fight and then proceeded to wipe the raid twice by doing the wrong thing
  • A healer who healed throughout Loatheb’s necrotic aura, pausing only to regen whenever the aura dropped
  • Players who claimed to be unable to see the green stuff bubbling up through the floor of Heigan’s room
  • Players who ignored the call of “Stay back, there’s a patrol coming” several times
  • And to top it off, players who didn’t bother to get any frost resistance gear and thought that 10k health would be ample for Sapphiron.

Let’s look at that last one. Yes, frost resist gear is optional, but with 10k health? Please. This isn’t the Burning Crusade any more.

I’m going to have to think twice before offering to help gear up people in future. The effect it can have on my sanity just isn’t worth it.

  1. 2 Responses to “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry”

  2. By Aurik on Jan 19, 2009

    Sad to hear you’re running into this problem – we had harsh words with our members about turning up undergeared – especially those who had just come back to WoW to play Wrath after a long break for TBC.


  3. By Tankette on Jan 19, 2009

    10K health, really? Even people that just turn 80 seem to have at least 15K.

    We’ve had 2 ten mans down Sapphiron. I was the only one to wear frost resist gear.

    I feel you pain on the people not staying back on the trash pulls. I don’t know how many times we’ve pulled 2 or even 3 groups because people want to move past the tanks or not move back when a tank is using LOS for a pull. Frustrating.

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