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It didn’t take long to get from Thunder Bluff to the Echo Isles – Ankona took advantage of a wyvern so she could think and plan before getting to her destination. She had information to confirm with the spirits – was Gromnor dead? Was he really in the northern part of the Eastern Kingdoms, somewhere […]

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Well that sucked.
comment 3 Written by on March 13, 2008 – 11:54 pm

Raid leader’s sick, sounds awful in vent, had to leave early to try to sleep. Raid assist has 2 year old twins with the flu. Main tank is Raid Assist’s husband. Healer Lead skips out 20 minutes in (school or something), leaving yours truly to coordinate again (no replacement is brought in for him). AFK’s galore, disconnects left and right, can’t seem to get either of our usual mages to stay connected more than 2 minutes, and Al’ar bugged out and reset at 9%. lavaspawn

I know. Al’ar doesn’t have a reset. But at 9% we all dropped combat and he went back to flying around the top of the room. I don’t know either.

Then another raid leader (from another raid) steps in as a sub, and while she’s very nice… she’s not really our raid leader. She’s got a few of her own raiders with her as subs as well, and while she was nothing but courteous and soft spoken, her other raiders proceeded to tell us what to do, what we’re doing wrong, call out for various skills/abilites that they think people should be using RIGHTNOW OMG, including a mage who told our pallytank how to play (and that he’d rather just have hunter pets tanking adds) but couldn’t manage to wait 3 seconds to start DPS on the adds so that the tank could get aggro.

Said mage also said in raid chat “rez me lol!” when I was the only surviving raid member and hadn’t rezzed any of the priests yet (selfrez ftw!) – no sh*t you need a rez, idiot – I can see that you and everyone else around me are corpsed! Also couldn’t figure out what spells he should use to fight Al’ar since he’s fire invulnerable. And he sounded like Beevis in vent.

cannotpass3 hours of wiping on Al’ar. Funny how 3 hours of wiping can feel like you’re making progress and learning a fight, or it can feel like you’re in a room with 24 other incompetent morons beating their heads against a flaming death chicken. (And yes, I include myself in the incompetent moron dept.)

And I get to do it all again Friday/today! Since apparently there’s a group of the raid that want to do MORE WIPING instead of getting a chance to recoup some of our losses and gear up on things we know. This week was supposed to be “wipe on Vashj” week – so much for that.


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3 Responses to “Well that sucked.”

  1. “Wipe on Vashj” week.

    You have them too?

  2. Raid assist here! *waves* Not hopping in to be defensive, just adding my thoughts.

    Sorry for making Staci hop in and do the directing over Vent. When Raid Leader disappeared and I came back to be In Charge, I realized that all the real work on Phase 2 had been done while I was attending to the sick toddler. With Healer Lead and both Hunter Officers gone, that left me and two other officers, one of whom is mute. I figured a different raid leader was better than no raid leader at all. >.<

    I also dislike mage from other raid. I’m trying to recruit other mages or encourage other mages we know who have been flaky to be better subs for us. Haven’t had many bites yet. 🙁

  3. I understand the predicament about Staci – and I really didn’t have a big problem with her. It was a little awkward, and more than a little unusual, but she never approached the direction giving in anything other than a courteous and pleasant manner. Which helped. And, really, was quite a difference from the… er… brusqueness that usually leads the ventrilo side of raiding! *grins*

    My biggest issues were with other members that came along that seemed to think that *her* being asked to help lead meant *they* were now leaders too. I probably should’ve been more clear about that in hindsight … *edits post*

    By Anna on Mar 16, 2008 | Reply

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