YAY, I’M NOT DEAD! I’ve just been busy doing other stuff, like writing MLP stories (yeah, I’m a Brony — deal with it).
Anyway, I’ve been doing a lot of dungeons lately, and have come across many different kinds of player. This blog will focus mostly on the bad ones.
THE NINJA PULLER
These guys like to make the tank’s life a misery by pulling as many mobs as they can, rather than letting the tank do it. In my experience, Hunters are the biggest offenders. The excuses I’ve seen from people who do this range from “You were taking too long” (I once got told this less than five seconds after entering a dungeon) to “You’re not pulling enough”.
Call me what you want, but I have a mantra: “You pull it, you fight it.” So if someone pulls before I have a chance to, I just don’t bother to help them. After all, they think they can do my job for me — so who am I to stop them?
THE NINJA LOOTER
Everyone hates these guys! You’ve spent so long grinding a dungeon, trying to get that vital piece of gear… only for some twat to snipe it from you like it was an eBay auction.
I consider someone to be a Ninja Looter if any of the following criteria apply:
- They already have the item they Needed on.
- They have something better than the item they Needed on.
- They can’t use the item they Needed on.
These people are dickheads, pure and simple.
These people want to get the dungeon over and done with as soon as possible, and will constantly demand you to hurry up. It’s more common when I’m tanking. Some of them will also resort to Ninja Pulling, just to make things even more irritating. They need to stop and realise that not everyone can keep up with their hyperactive pace. I play the game MY way, NOT theirs, and they need to respect that.
THE DPS TANK/HEALER
Exactly what it says on the tin: Someone attempting to tank or heal while in DPS gear or using a DPS spec. Nine times out of ten they just wanted to get into a dungeon as soon as possible, and so decided to inflict the rest of the group with their presence.
In my experience most wipes are caused by these people, as the DPS Tank can’t hold aggro and the DPS Healer can’t heal fast enough.
That’s all I can think of right now, but I can always write a new blog if I think of any more.
Until the next time, keep on adventuring!