So we tried instituting DKPthis week. We expected it to need some ironing out, and to slow things down a bit while we got the hang of it, but we were not expecting the absolute explosion of clusterfuck that it turned into. The fact that the addon we were using exploded mid-raid and lost EVERYTHING did not help.
There was much cussing in officer’s chat, let me tell you. And maybe some weeping. Late last night we discussed all of the massive flaws in our sytem, tossed some things out, debated how to handle Blizzard’s shitty itemization for boomkins with our loot rules, and decided that everyone was going to be unhappy with us no matter what we did.
I am especially anxious about all of this, because I am our unofficial PR Officer. I consider it to be my job to run interference for our more cranky officers, to bring the concerns of the raid to Mach, and to catch the rumblings of displeasure before they erupt into /gquits. While Mach and Atrop and Zoja are in /o handling the DKP mess, I was in /r going “Uh, sorry we are a massive pile of fail atm, we didn’t expect this magnitude of clusterfuck, please be patient with us while we learn to tell our ass from a hole in the ground.”
While those words aren’t exact, the tone was similar. I have no trouble going lol, we fucked up. ‘Cause…dude, we totally did.
We’ll hash out the last few details tonight, and reveal our Less Fucked Up DKP System for our fresh Naxx25 on Wednesday. I hope.
I actually don’t mind being an officer, at all. It can be stressful, but as long as I have some tools at hand to fix the problems that land in my lap, I’m usually okay.
Now I need to go make an Official Post on the forums explaining WTF is going on…