An Ex-Gnome Tank's World

A tale of two twonks

January 4th, 2010 Posted in Dungeons, Healing, Rants

It’s been nearly a month. Random dungeons are still the flavour of the month. And, for the most part, they’re highly enjoyable.

I’ve mostly stopped running random dungeons with Namthe now, except once daily to get my emblems of Frost. On the druid, however, I’ve got plenty of gearing up still to do. And there have been a couple of abusive idiots.

The first, a Moonkin (from my own server, no less, though it makes no real difference) didn’t know what he was doing against Forgemaster Garfrost. Standing out in the AoE, he got killed in fairly short order and then unleashed a slew of curses at me for failing in my duty to keep him up (I should note as well that the tank was relatively undergeared – around 30k HP).

My respose? “You wouldn’t have needed so much healing if you’d LoSed the AoE even once”. The tank backed me up and the guy immediately quit the group. Score One for common sense.

Second fun group member was very shortly afterward. Zone into Halls of Lightning. Buff up. And the hunter immediately lays into our pallytank.

“What the f*** do you paladins think you’re doing, always give me wisdom? Stop being such a f***ing idiot and give me Kings, you c***!”

Charming. And it carried on in that vein for a while. At that point I decided that I’d like to kick the guy. Unfortunately the dungeon timer was still up so we were stuck. So I did the next best thing. I deliberately didn’t heal him. To his credit he lasted a while, but when he finally bit the dust, our warlock asked:

“Res the hunter?”

“Nah,” both the annoyed tank and I replied in unison. A few minutes after that, we kicked him. Good riddance.

Moral of the story? Don’t swear at the people playing your support classes. You wouldn’t like them when they’re angry.

Here endeth the lesson.

  1. 5 Responses to “A tale of two twonks”

  2. By Cornfedhick on Jan 4, 2010

    Yep, these idiots get put in the same category with those that like to stand in fire, poison, black pancakes of doom, etc. No taunt offs or heals for stupid or rude people.

  3. By Gnikki on Jan 4, 2010

    Unfortunately the sort of person who behaves like that is unlikely to heed the lesson. They probably drive like a dick and swear at their mother too.

  4. By Intravax on Jan 18, 2010

    I like to think I know how to play, mainly because I research rotations, strategies, and proper gearing on each of my toons. So when I’m healing and I saw a dps DK with all 71pts in Frost I immediately tried to suggest that they go to one of the DK websites to look up a proper spec. He says he’ll switch his spec because he’s normally blood and unsurprisingly has an all 71pt blood spec which he insists gives more dps than he’s ever seen (supposedly he copied it from a high dps DK he saw). On top of that hte retadin is only doing about 1k dps so I simply stopped healing him. I reasoned that we were pretty much 4 manning it anyways and I didnt want to keep wasting mana on the obvious noob who gets cleaved in front of the boss, stands in fire and can’t even break even by pulling appropriate dps numbers. So he of course dies at the boss before Skadi in heroic UP and I refuse to heal him as he could have run back while the tank was afk. Next thing I know they kick me from group.

    Note to self: when all the dps suck and they vote to kick you, hope that your random dungeon debuff has worn off.

  5. By Rurjaos on Jan 19, 2010

    Most dps can survive trash if tank OR heal is angry. If they team up, there are only few who will survive. Giving out those obivious lessons is fun! Giving them out early results in a much smoother run.

  6. By Cornfedhick on Jan 19, 2010

    I just hate seeing ppl pulling subpar numbers in good gear and when I jump on my DK alt I can consistently pull almost 2.9k in mix of ilvl200 and greens.

    I think its the culture. To be a tank/healer you have to know what ur doing, check stat weights, etc. Most DPS just push buttons. Thats why those of us who have DPS alts do much better…because we hold ourselves to higher standards. Groups would never let a tank/healer get dragged thru because it would severely cripple the group. I refuse to carry DPS for the same reason regardless of whether we have others that can make up the difference.

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