This weekend, a lot of pugging occurred, and I remembered why I hate pugs – people are assholes.
The majority of people were innocuous enough. A few were even good. And then there were the assholes who, realistically, were few in number but it felt like there were so many because of how unpleasant they were.
Remember, also, I was running as a healer with thehusband as a tank, and there’s only so much dumbassery 3 dps can cause.
The Hunter Who Needed
So we’re running some Blackrock nonsense for the millionth time and WHOA, a nice purple cloth hat dropped. Now, I hadn’t seen anything that nice drop like ever in a pug, and I’d been pugging for days, just amazing. We had a mage in the group. Isn’t that nice. So, while I would have taken it for healing purposes if nobody else could use it, I chose greed because we had a mage and I am a leather-wearing monk.
It did not go to the mage. It went to the fucking hunter who also rolled need. The mage exclaimed something profane (and totally justified) in instance chat, at which point I noticed the loot rolls. Oh hell no.
I stopped the group. I just fucking stopped the group and thehusband and I said “You either give that back to the mage or we vote kick you. We’re waiting.” Sure enough, the hunter gave it back, and we carried on. I guess the DPS queue is pretty long after a kick. The mage whispered his thanks, and I said “No problem. He was being a dick.” We ended up doing another instance with that same mage (minus the hunter) and everything went well.
I am relieved, now that we are in outlands dungeons, that the loot interface would prohibit a hunter rolling need on cloth. Because, seriously.
The Mage Who Pulled
Wait, why are we in combat? Who pulled that?
Answer, the mage. Politely, thehusband says to the mage “Please don’t pull, (mage’s name).” Mage continues pulling. Sigh. Husband says, less politely, NO SERIOUSLY STOP PULLING.
To which the mage responds “Well then go faster.”
I wanted to kick that mage so bad. Here’s the problem: You can’t kick someone in combat. We were always in combat because the mage was pulling. And for some reason the other group members felt compelled to assist Sir Pullsalot, meaning I couldn’t just neglect to heal him and have him croak on his own accord.
In between battles, I tried to kick him and failed because there was a 5-minute lockout. I’m not sure what the 5-minutes are for. Someone can very well be a total dick in the first four minutes. Maybe we were locked out of booting him because he had been booted from every previous group since the beginning of time.
The best I could do, since I couldn’t kick him, and he wouldn’t seem to just die without healing, is that I put him on my ignore list so I would never be matched with him again.
The Tank Who Ran Fast
I decided to run an instance when thehusband was not around to tank. This was a mistake.
The tank did not care about my mana. The tank did not care that the entire group could not physically run fast enough to keep up with him. The tank sure as shit didn’t care that he was pulling one group and then running into another, expecting the dps to just handle all the things on the move.
The only way I remotely kept up was to use my rolls. I regularly ran out of charges. I do have the extra-charge roll talent.
We wiped. There was no reason to wipe. But we wiped. This was stupid. It took more time to recover from a wipe than to just damn well kill the groups in an orderly fashion.
The Death Knight Who Was A Death Knight
I’m sure there are a lot of people who know what they are doing with their death knight. I’m happy for them. But those people sure as shit were not in my pugs this weekend.
Upon graduating to the outlands dungeons, we were rewarded by having at least death knight in every group who thought he was invincible while simultaneously having no fucking clue what he was doing. Yay I’m pulling aggro. WHEE where’s my pet?
For most morons, starting off at 55 is probably a mistake. I shudder to think of these idiots in possession of a lvl 90 boost.
The Mage Who Hit 60
Upon reaching the end of (yet another) Hellfire Ramparts, a mage who had been courteous throughout the run said that he was SO close to 60, and would we mind queueing for another with him. Sure, we said, and queued again with him. He was happy!
We got into Ramparts. 3 pulls in, he dinged 60. Before we could “grats” he fucking dropped group.
Cool Story, Bro
That was my weekend. Morons galore. Hooray.