If you are a public figure, it is my belief that you have a certain amount of rseponsibilty to totally not be an ass. After all, whether you want to or not, you are setting an example.
This applies even on a smaller scale–even on our scale, here in the World of Warcraft flavored corner of the internets. I am the GM of Stands in Bad. I know that my behavior refelcts on my guild, so I try–in general–to not be an ass, because that affects other people (we want awesome people to join the guild, not turn away because I gave in to the urge to be a raging buttnugget one moody evening).
I am a blogger and not the smallest fish in the pond (hi guys!), so my behavior reflects on other bloggers/priests/hunters/deathnuggets/whatever I am that week. This is another solid reason to not be a total jerk face even if everyone around me is being one.
And that’s why behavior like Frostheim’s gets my goat.
Regardless of the fact that he “may” have not known that oops, pulling that boss will wipe the group, pulling a boss without everyone else is still a dickish thing to do. Yes, if he said no to the optional bosses they should not have gone ahead to try to do them anyway, but contrary to popular belief, that doesn’t give you the right to be an ass.
I only do heroics when I have time to do heroics. This means that I do not do heroics (unless with guildies) right before a raid, even if I have an hour to spare, because 1) queues are mercurial in temperment and length 2) you never know what will happen and 3) I hate feeling pressured for time.
Frostheim said that he “can’t stand people who leave halfway through a heroic — as if they didn’t know how long it would take them”. But wiping the group because you were short on time was okay, though?
No, sweetheart, that’s not how it works. Again, I’m not excusing the rest of the group. But you are Frostheim, a fairly visible member of the hunter community. A community that’s already suffered under a negtive stereotype, I might add.
Don’t add to it, cockwaffle.*
*I am fully away of the irony granted by scolding someone about their behavior while tossing around words like cockwaffle. But I’m not scolding him for his language, damn it.
Also this post should count towards my NaNo word count for the day. YOU MADE ME ANGRY ENOUGH TO STEP AWAY FROM MY NANO, FROSTHEIM. /shakes fist