Now that battle rez is on a 10 minute timer, and you can glyph out of using a reagent, every moron feels entitled to a battle rez as soon as he meets his unfortunate demise (most times due to his own stupidity). Or maybe I’ve just grouped with morons lately.
Take the FOS pug I was in yesterday – the most recent offender, we’ll call him “PhailDK”, because he was pulling 900 dps in purples. First he goes AFK mid-instance, instructing us to go on without him but not to kill the final boss without him. Yes, sir!
Then he, of course, bites it by standing in front of Mr. “Face of Bo” (or whatever that dude is called – but he does totally look like the Face of Bo on Dr. Who) when the face is doing the “lazer beams from his face” special.
“Brez!” he orders.
Of course, I ignore this. I’m busy healing the useful people in the group, who are perfectly capable of pulling their weight and not standing in bad stuff.
“Brez plz,” he whines.
“Just don’t release,” another group member informs him.
Wait… he was telling me to battle rez him, not because he thought he was essential to completing the encounter (haha) but because he was afraid he’d lose out on loot (that he didn’t deserve).
(For those following along at home, no, scorpion did not drop. Sigh.)
Then, on HHOR (hate) there was the tank that informed me that I should battle rez the DPS who died on wave 7. Well, yes, Captain Obvious, I do see that so-and-so is dead, and that I do in fact have the tools to fix that particular predicament. I also should keep the rest of the group alive and even with my celestial focus and insane haste I just don’t have the spare few seconds to battle rez (and then top off the formerly dead companion before he bites it again).
Question 1: Do you get a battle rez?
- Are you a tank?
- Are you a healer?
- Are you really really important DPS without whom we might lose the encounter?
- Are you a druid who can subsequently battle rez another fallen companion?
- Did you die to unavoidable damage?
- Did the raid leader tell me to battle rez you?
If you didn’t answer “yes” to any of the above, have fun staring at the floor tiles until the encounter is over.
Question 2: Who gets to tell the druid when to battle rez?
- The raid leader.
- The raid leader.
- No really, the raid leader.
Whee, I love quizzes.