Posts Tagged in which I mock people
Brotherhood of Oblivion: failing where we should succeed, and suceeding where we should fail!
On Thursday night we had two potential recruits listening on vent. This meant one thing for sure: the night was going to go to hell.
I hummed to myself and made some flower wreaths for the handbasket.
First of all, Tim, one of our intrepid DPSers, had himself a non-working OS because he’s just clever like that. Cranky Tank mosied over across the street to fix it before raid time…and bricked the mother board.
Slick, my love.
So we’re down a tank, a DPS, and…our other tank, as Steve’s computer is drafted while they try to fix Tim’s. This leaves us our tank with strength gems in his gear and Andy, who’s been retired from tanking for awhile.
Right, so, no continuing ICC25 for us! 14 manning Naxx25 for the weekly raid quest seems like a splendi…
…Hunt just pulled an extra spider pack and we wiped. Okay. Well, let’s recover from that and go on to Anub, shall we?
Anub is easy sauce, it should just be a matter of-
…did we all just die? We all just fucking died!
Well, Steve’s here now, let’s 15 man it, then. We magically succeed this time, and reform into an ICC 10. Steve wants to bring his warlock and the warlock wants to bring his shaman. For some reason I say what the hell, and off we go.
To wipe on Marrowgar.
Well, fuck. Okay. So we regroup and stomp him into the ground, and then proceed to…wipe on Lady Deathwhisper after one of the tanks unexpectedly goes down to a Hulk.
(Me, mid raid: are those big green things wearing purple shorts? Raid: Yes. Me: …)
So we regroup again, down the Lich Bitch, and head to Gunship! One of the tanks dies on the way because I paused to eat chocolate. Mm, chocolate. Okay, so, we get to gunship and…
…the warlock smears himself on the deck, because that’s what warlocks do. The DPS left loses control of the adds on that ship, the tank goes down, and we…wipe on Gunship.
We wipe on the mother fucking boat!
This does lead to the amusing discovery that you don’t die if you’re in a cannon. This comes in handy for when we make our-by this point required-wipe on Saurfang (at something like 4% even). Yes, I ran the fuck away from the boss to hide in a cannon. This was after yelling at the rogue and hunter for hiding in the cannons when they can get out of death some other way. Bitches! MY WAY TO CHEAT DEATH GTFO.
So after dying our way through farm content, will all sorts of insanity on vent, you’d think the recruits would be smart and run away, right?
…no, they went ahead and transferred.
I invited them in the middle of our third wipe in an all guild Heroic CoS.
Yes, we even failed at H CoS (did you know that if you do the gaunlet without talking to Arthas, talking to him makes more elites spawn? Yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaah don’t send your healer).
I love my guild. I don’t always know why, but I love them.
Dear Fail Bear,
Asking if everyone knew the fight, given that it was Oc and most people bail first chance they get, was good. Announcing “pulling” into the silence that followed when everyone wasn’t even back on their mounts yet was silly (many other questions will be ignored, but usually a ‘ready?’ will garner a hurried response if not). Trying to vote kick me because I suggested that you ask before pulling (again: “pulling” =/= asking or a ready check) is silly, especially as your healer is my guildmate. You are probably not going to succeed, and the person you tried to vote kick will know about it.
Check guild tags, yo.
The cheeky hunter
Your turn! Later today, if luck is with me, the Saurfang strat will go up.
lol thanks for the help now get the fuck out of my instance
Way to leave right before a boss in VH. Heaven forbid you have to deal with people who recently dinged 80. I know VH is SO HARD to heal, especially when we’re still keeping up with portals and no one has even come close to dying yet. Fuck you.
Congrats, Coldsin, you’re the only decent person I pugged with all weekend. Rehabilitate, you’re a douchenozzle. One of these days you’re going to run into mobs with your impatient darting ahead of the tank, and I hope they let you die. Please spec out of disc so that you don’t shame my kind anymore.
Edit: Broken recount is broken. So let’s address the rest of the fail, because that’s still perfectly valid. :P
If you don’t know an instance, speak up. Better you ask than have your healer screaming obscenities at you IRL. I mean sure, I’ll wonder inwardly how the hell you don’t know NEXUS, but that’s better than calling you a douchenozzle becuase you’re making my life insanely difficult, right? I’ve had several cases of DPS wiping groups because they didn’t know fights already (though it makes more sense in the new heroics). Bwuh? ASK, PEOPLE. At least for the new heroics, I stop and ask if people know the fights first. If you don’t answer and then wipe us with something stupid, I’m going to be pissy.
If a boss has spell reflect, it behooves you to notice your own dots stacking up on you and STOP. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP. If you keep taking a ton of damage, your healer is screaming JUMP at you in party, and you notice a stacking debuff? Yeah. Do it. Please.
Speaking of heroic fails, my lovely tank healing, high crit, low haste build? Yeah, it fucking sucks for heroics. Oh the normal ones are fine, but if you get in the new ones with even a semi-derp derp group? Yeah, kiss your sanity goodbye. You can’t have low DPS in there. You just can’t. I know this because I tried. And I couldn’t just group kick because they were guildies. Bwuh.
Dear Horde Of Azgalor That Keep Fucking With Me While I Camp Loque,
Fuck off and die.
That BM Hunter
Dear Rogue That I Killed Even With My Level 76 Trash Pet,
Look, I know this is a novel concept for a rogue player, but try actually sneaking up on me, okay? Don’t drop down in FRONT OF ME, then vanish, because then I’m just like “…” and then I kick your ass. Also, when a hunter starts kiting you in circles it might be time to walk away. Just saying.
Loling At You,
The Fail PvP Hunter
See note to rogue about when a hunter starts kiting you in circles.
I was sitting there innocently wasting time in Twitter instead of blogging or working on my Nano outline when lo, this post came to my attention. I read it over and immediately noticed a massive problem: he was always blaming the wrong people. I decided that it was my DUTY to set the record straight.
Here, then, is a CORRECTED version of Mortigan’s list:
Amber’s Totally Fair and Unbiased Guide to Placing the Blame for Wipes
Cause of Wipe: The tank appears to be losing aggro left and right!
Person to Blame: The DPS
Possible Solutions: First, cuss at them a lot and remind them to LOOK AT OMEN. If they would just LOOK AT OMEN, then we wouldn’t have this problem. CLEARLY, any and all aggro issues lay at the feet of the DPS. I mean, they’re making it, right? Totally their problem. If that doesn’t work, take away the shamans weapons and make him DPS with mining picks.*
Cause of Wipe: The tank dies.
Person to Blame: The DPS
Possible Solutions: Clearly, the tank died because the DPS took too long to kill the boss and the healer went OOM.
Cause of Wipe: Boss immediately ignores tank and 1-shots the DPSers.
Person to Blame: DPS
Possible Solutions: Uh, DON’T STAND THERE, tardbuckets.
Cause of Wipe: The healer dies.
Person to Blame: The DPS
Possible Solutions: Misdirect onto the tanks correctly, hunters, or drop a frost trap! AoE the adds down quicker!
Cause of Wipe: The adds are killing everyone.
Person to Blame: The DPS
Possible Solutions: If you KILLED the adds then they couldn’t kill YOU. See also: previous wipe. Alternatively, if you weren’t standing in fires all the time, the healers would still have mana with which to heal your legitimate ailments.
Cause of Wipe: The DPS is too low, and the boss enrages.
Person to Blame: …the DPS!
Possible Solutions: MASH BUTTONS FASTER AND WITH LESS FAIL.
Cause of Wipe: People don’t know the fights.
Person to Blame: the DPS
Possible Solutions: Tanking and healing are very similar from fight to fight. CLEARLY, if the strats are being mucked up it’s the DPS’s fault, because they don’t know what the hell they’re doing! Go read strats, nubs!
*We honestly did this back in Kara.
The Amber is displeased. Why is the Amber displeased? Because I hate people getting their panties in a twist and ragequitting without, you know, discussing shit. When we post proposed changes on the officer forum and ask for your input, then we want your input. We do NOT want you to hike up your skirts, scream that you don’t like us anymore, and leave.
You want to do that, then fine, get your childish ass out of my mother fucking guild and good riddance. If you truly don’t like the way things are going, why don’t you sit down and discuss it? Concerned about new guild ranks diminishing the importance of people who don’t raid? Well, how about some alternatives? Where’s your ideas? I want your ideas. I don’t want your poorly typed out LJ-style flounce post.
We are not “ruining a social guild”. We are trying to shape up a raiding guild. Raiding, see that? Raaaaiiiiidiiiiiing. Raiding requires a certain amount of skill and discipline. Oh, and time investment. Do we have people in the guild who can’t play worth a shit? Well, yeah. But they’re friends and we love them and they hang out and occasionally we shove purples at them from a farming run. Do we have people in the guild who are skilled but can hardly run with us? Yes, and we miss them terribly, and squee with joy every time they DO get the chance to join us. Do we have good people who ARE here all the time, and are thus the raiding core? ….why yes, yes we do. We have and love all those kinds of people and we always have and we always will. Do the casuals really need full bank access to our raiding flasks and a Core Raider title? …no.
One of the most sissy of the flouncers actually told us that we didn’t have a good raiding core to build from. Wait, what? What the hell am I, chopped liver? Kyr? Zoja? Mach? Harryotter? Huntres? All those other people who do their job and do it well? And since when were we a social guild? What the fuck were we doing in Burning Crusade, having tea parties in SSC? I don’t remember tea parties, I remember tanking some mother fucking bosses and winning some mother fucking loot in a MOTHER FUCKING RAIDING GUILD.
So excuse me, I’m going to go recruit some more RAIDERS for our RAIDING GUILD. Then we are going to run some RAIDS. During said RAIDS, we are going to be SOCIAL and make fun of Mikata because it’s easy, and Harryotter is going to die and we’ll lol at him, and Zoja is going to pick on Huntres, and it’ll be fun. WHILE RAIDING.
So congrats, two officers who seldom participated anyway. Your previous contributions to the guild that once earned you your titles are missed, but shall no longer carry you through this expansion. You flounced. Now those of us who actually do the work these days will…uh…continue doing the work. So uh…nothing has changed, really, except that we’ll proceed with shifting the guild ranks and bank permissions with fewer badly typed rage posts on the forums*.
*My rage posts involve capital letters and spell check.