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Morons and Slackers Unite

March 12th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

The Greedy Goblin has discussed, in detail, his stance on Morons and Slackers, and while I think he might have a point that if he wants to get the furthest, he has to cut out what he calls the Morons and Slackers from the equation. Unfortunately I think he’s not quite thought this one through as much as some of his quite excellent posts on making cash.

For the record, I don’t think I’m either a Moron or a Slacker. I turn up having read the tactics, with appropriate levels of consumables, I pull my weight, I go away again. Pretty terse, but that’s the way a raid goes if you miss out all the interesting bits.

But… and this goes back to my new-found respect for pugging a few weeks ago – there are Morons and Slackers everywhere. I don’t think that the top level guilds have a lower proprtion of morons or slackers than any other guild. The difference is just in perception. To top level guilds, a slacker is someone who won’t flask up a third time for the last 30 minutes of a raid. In a more laid-back guild that isn’t so much of an issue

Morons and Slackers are everywhere – because we’re all morons and we’re all slackers by someone else’s definition. It isn’t helpful to label any of us.

  1. One Response to “Morons and Slackers Unite”

  2. By Aurik on Mar 12, 2009

    I unsubscribed from GG – he changes his stance every 5 minutes and every second post about ‘M&S’ contradicts the one before it. I wish he’d stop doing those pieces on social interaction based on outdated theory and get back to writing some of his decent economy based pieces.

    Like you say – it’s not totally definable – what one person sees as reasonable, another does not and creating a sub-group which defines any group as greater or lesser only ever ends up in some form of drama or whining.

    /grouchy d0rf
    /hug

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