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The Best Heroic Oculus PUG Ever
comment 9 Written by on August 2, 2010 – 5:34 pm

Normally I avoid “Tales from the PUG”* type posts, but this one was so unbelievable that I couldn’t resist. For reference, I was there on my hunter, Angoleth, looking for my Random Dungeon Frost Badges.

We all load in to OCC, and the tank DC’s on the second pull.

The Ret Pally with 15K health offers to tank – he doesn’t have a shield, but he can TOTALLY do it. Mage and Holy Paladin tell him “no way”. The Holy Pally is an ICC10 tank, but really doesn’t want to tank (which I totally can understand), so we piddle around and wait for another tank.

The Random Dungeonizer grants us a Prot Warrior, and we pull to the first boss… at which point the Ret Pally starts going on and on and on about how he wants to do achievements, can we please do a drake achievement OMG I WANT IT PLEEEEEASE PLEASE PLEASE, as he spam links them in chat.

His Mage friend agrees, the Holy Pally says “whatever,” the Warrior says “whatever,” and I get outvoted on my “oh please let’s not.”

So we all get Amber Drakes.

As we’re clearing trash, the Mage starts licking the Ret Pally and promising him naked goodness.

Turns out they’re friends in real life, or something. There was conversation about Facebook, and how the Mage was totally hot.  After this, the Mage starts talking about how she’s really afk playing guitar… a declaration supported by her sub 1K DPS. (I was doing about 50% of the damage in the group, followed by the tank. I’m not that good at huntering.)

Turns out she’s not actually playing the guitar, she’s playing GUITAR HERO. They start epeening about who is “better at guitar,” and comparing which songs they can or can’t do expert mode on, and how it’s really hard.

Anyhow, we kill Mage Lord Urum (whom the tank kited back and forth through the ice slicks, instead of out of them), and the Ret Pally blows a shitfit about how he didn’t get his achievement.

When asked if he’s ever been to OCC before, he says no.  I facepalm, since this was all his stupid idea, and we set up a rotation for the Amber Drake Time Stop thing.

Ret Pally screws it up, and we wipe
Ret Pally screws it up again, and we wipe
Ret Pally screws it up a third time…and everyone but the Ret Pally and I leave the group, several with a string of parting expletives, and lots of YELLING IN ALL CAPS (pretty sure the Mage had been afk the whole time we’re fighting Eregos anyway).

The Random Dungeonizer gives us a new healer (who is like WOOT FAST BADGES), a new tank, and some random rogue. I inform them to pick drakes that aren’t Amber, and we proceed to oneshot the boss.

At which point the Ret Pally says…

“lolol thats so much easier glad we didn’t listen to those guys anymore”


*Tales from the PUG would be a pretty awesome name for a series of posts.

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9 Responses to “The Best Heroic Oculus PUG Ever”

  1. I can’t decide whether to laugh or cry. I think I’m doing both. 🙁

    By Verdus on Aug 2, 2010 | Reply
  2. Oculus really just brings out the “best” in everyone. And of course, by “best”, I mean…aieeeeeeee!

  3. I’m not sure if I want to laugh or facepalm more. Funny story, but I kind of hope you put that ret pally on /ignore.

    I had a fail Occ run a few days ago, but right now I can’t remember details, or even which character I was on. 😛
    I do remember that we went through 2 healers and at least 3 dps.

  4. There are so many things in this post that makes me cringe. I don’t know where to start: the licking, the guitarhero, or the paladin being a complete idiot… At least it’s entertaining to read though ^^ Hopefully you won’t come across those two anymore 🙂

  5. Welcome to my world, Anna. Every full PUG I have ever had was like this or worse.

    And people wonder why I hate them unless there is at least one other person I know in the group.

  6. @Nau – This is pretty unusual for me, and I’ve run a ton of PUGs lately. Most of them are quiet, and though they occasionally have a hitch or two, the vast majority of the time we all show up, kill stuff, and leave.

    I agree though, it’s a lot better with a friend or two 🙂

  7. That was special on so many levels.

    I think all I can do is agree with Verdus.

  8. I read this post like this: “….”

    I don’t know if “….” really conveys my expression of “….” but really I have no words for my “….”

    I shall join Verdus in the laughing and crying.

  9. @Tam – My expression, for the vast majority of this particular instance run, can be summed up entirely by “….”

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