|Practically a dungeon virgin
||[Nov. 28th, 2010|11:17 am]
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As one of my very few World of Warcraft dungeons, I ran Shadowfang Keep yesterday with a random group. As I expected, there was no coördination whatsoever. And not only was there no coördination--there wasn’t a word exchanged between the party members. The tank just ran from baddie to baddie, and the rest of us struggled to keep up with him to help him kill things.
I was there specifically to fulfill a Rogue quest, gathering three sets of materials so that a blacksmith could build me a specific weapon. Despite not having a clue where the party was going nor having a spare moment to take a breath and look around, I somehow managed to collect the three elements I needed. I could not, however, tell you how or when I picked any of them up. It’s just dumb luck that it worked out for me.
Fortunately, I knew (from previously talking to other players and watching Carol run a few dungeons) about Need versus Greed, so I didn’t embarrass myself in that respect (except once at the end when I hit Need by mistake and won a staff that I could not use).
After it was over (the only clue given was that the tank stopped running and stood in one spot), the dungeon leader said, “Your an idiot”, and disbanded the party. I don’t know whether he was talking to me, but I assumed he was, and I took it badly, as I do any criticism. I’m just built that way.
Anyway, I sent back, “At least I know the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’. Do you have any *helpful* criticism to offer?” --but he had already logged off.
Ah, World of Warcraft, where most people ignore you, a lot piss you off, and a precious few are downright helpful.