An Ex-Gnome Tank's World

I am not perfect. Nor should you expect me to be.

March 19th, 2009 Posted in Bosses, Dungeons

I was on the receiving end of a lesson in utmost humility yesterday. At the start or our Naxx run, before anyone was ready, I managed to body pull the first patrol. Ordinarily I’d have suicided, but I was under the mistaken impression that there were enough people ready and near me to survive the experience. I was wrong, and the night began with a wipe(the only one of the night)  for which the blame could be placed squarely at my feet.

That is fair enough. I will happily accept responsibility for any problems which are a direct result of my actions. I’m not a robot, and I’ll make mistakes on occasion. I’ll also learn from those mistakes.

However – if you’re going to criticise me for wasting your food buffs and elixirs, I’ll be more inclined to listen to you if you’ve proved that you can perform your own role in the raid without problems. I don’t expect perfection, of course, to do so would be hypocritical, but…

… people who don’t know their left from their right on Thaddius, can’t dance on Heigan, and are too short sighted to see they’re standing in a fissure on Kel’Thuzad, or even all three, despite the fact that we’ve been farming these bosses for months, really should sort their own problems out before complaining about mine.

Incidentally, for those who are trying to work out which members of the raid are failing them the most, the Failbot addon is a godsend.

In other news, it turns out that using Baby Spice on Kel’Thuzad is a bad idea. It may look comical, but it also shrinks his hitbox making it all the more difficult for everyone to stand around him safely. I’m not sure who did that, but hopefully it won’t happen again.

  1. 5 Responses to “I am not perfect. Nor should you expect me to be.”

  2. By Jacob on Mar 19, 2009

    Baby Spice on Thaddeus is also a bad idea.

    It works pretty well on Gluth though, to get him just a few yards closer to the door, farther away from the zombie grills.

    (By the way – would you consider underlining your weblinks? I can’t tell that you have a link to Failbot or other pages, unless I painfully scrub my mouse over every word of every paragraph.)

  3. By Ticktac on Mar 19, 2009

    I knew I wasn’t the only female Gnome tank in the world, but it’s great to find someone blogging about it. Keep up with this Blog. It’s a great break during my work day.

  4. By Nummykins on Mar 19, 2009

    I think your post highlights two very good points – both in humility when fault is to be had, and understanding towards the party in the blame zone. Nobody likes to wipe. Everyone has been in one. Crying about wasted food buffs is just silly, I don’t care if you’re a hardcore raider or casual player, at absolute most the only thing that goes missing is a bit of spent time, as is damn near everything you could possibly lose in-game. If that was your last stat food, you should have planned better and come prepared.

    Kudos for stepping up and taking the blame, I hope your fellow raiders can take a step back and think about the time they caused a wipe by backing up too far and proximity aggroing a pat that was behind a wall and realize that they to are not perfect, will never be perfect, and are only being detrimental with over-reactions to what can (in your case) be summed up by a silly set of events.


  5. By Yakra on Mar 20, 2009

    I go by the motto, that its fine to wipe a raid in any given way – *once*.

    As long as any mistake is turned into a learning opportunity, you grow from it. Didn’t know that the trash pack patted this close? Now you do. Didn’t know that mob had a frontal cone of death ? Now you do.

    If people make the same mistake over and over – there is a lack of learning going on, and that person needs to get removed. Not learning from a mistake is certainly a waste of the raids time.

  6. By Yakra on Mar 20, 2009

    Actually, I decided to write on this topic today. Permalink =

Post a Comment