Welcome to another edition of “people I want to toss into a pit of bees.” Today we are going to be talking about the people in your neighborhood, the people that you meet, when you’re walking down the street…. erm I mean, Pug people.
“Ok,” you say, “they all say ‘gogogogo’. The bee pit is getting awfully crowded!”
This is true, however this particular mage was worse than most.
The Scene: Heroic Pit of Saron. The group has just finished the gauntlet and is healing/mana-ing up.
The Offense: Mageypoo1 makes a beeline toward the boss, hopping maniacally, and mid-jump tosses a bolt of something-or-other at the dragon. The hopping continues as the rest of the group, in shock due to the extreme asshattery, scrambles to get into position.
The Reaction: Tank says: “Mageypoo, you’re fired.” This was awesome. He goes on to threaten Mageypoo with having to tank the boss, but this never materialized. I think we were all afraid the damn encounter would bug out and we’d have to run back. I, for one, was not particularly concerned that Mageypoo might perish trying to “tank” and we’d have to 4-man.
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
The Scene: Gauntlet on Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle. I zoned in as replacement healer after a wipe.
The Offense: Tank says “nobody was picking up the harpoons.” One DPS pipes up, “what are the harpoons and how do we get them?” and NOBODY answered him!
There are so many levels of fail here:
- Nobody bothered to coordinate who was going to pick up the harpoons prior to the pull. Any reasonable person would have said “hold on guys, who is on harpoon duty?”
- The new guy should have said “I don’t know this instance.” I think that’s common courtesy, as it’s pretty much assumed that you DO know this instance.
- I’m pretty sure the other DPS did know the instance and did nothing to pick up the harpoons. Fail on them.
- What, nobody’s going to EXPLAIN an instance anymore to a new person?
- I briefly explained the fight to the new guy. Nobody else wanted to do it.
- I then informed the dps we weren’t starting until we had a harpoon volunteer. Almost a minute passed before one of them volunteered. How lazy can you be?
- I also informed DPS that anyone standing in the ick would be allowed to die, and the tank and I would finish off the battle, even if it took an hour. The tank sent me lots of hearts via whisper.
Get Out Of Bee Pit Free Card: Earned
The Scene: Some dungeon. Who cares?
The “Offense”: Well, the tank’s barely taking damage… nobody’s taking damage.
I said jokingly “hey, I guess I’ll take a nap since nobody seems to be standing in the bad.”
Tank says: “I could eat a whirlwind if that would make you feel better.”
Me: “Nah, I’m just not used to pugs playing smart.”
Tank: “My wife plays a healer. She’d kill me if I stood in the bad.”
This guy gets a “Get Out of Bee Pit Free” card. The whole group does. Also, the healer-wife for training her man so well.
- I don’t remember the real name, so we’re gonna say Mageypoo ↩