I have been in the process of getting my DK Tank raid ready. It is going rather well and I am full of anticipation for 3.0.8 to come out.
About the only way I have of getting my toon raid ready is through the running of pugs...repeatedly.
I have also been reading a lot of blogs about pugging and decided to chime in with my thoughts.
I pug a lot, and thus I get the full spectrum of groups. Usually you can tell before the first boss is down what kind of group it is going to be. If I can tell from the beginning that a pug is destined to fail I bail quickly and have no second thoughts.
The worst groups are the ones that seem to be going smoothly, maybe even down a boss or two before you realize that the group is full of fail. Today I had a couple of these. How a decently geared group can wipe in UK is beyond me. The last boss managed to kill me twice... both times I went upwards of 12 seconds with no heals at all. The Paladin healer claimed "my heals were on global cooldown" Wtf that is supposed to mean, I have no idea.
After we down the boss, the real drama starts. Plate DPS legs drop. "FUCK YEA MY PANTS DROPPED" shouts the other plate wearer. I tell him I have to roll on the pants. I win the roll and all hell breaks loose.
"YOUR A NINJA"
"IF I KNEW YOU WOULD ROLL ON DPS GEAR I WOULDN'T HAVE INVITED YOU!"
to which I respond "If I knew I wasn't allowed to roll on these pants from the beginning, I wouldn't have joined the group, In fact the only thing that drops in this instance I can use is those pants"
The argument rolls over into trade chat and of course people fall in on
on either side of the argument.
Don't get me wrong, I see his point. I tanked the run, then rolled on DPS gear. If it were a guild run or a raid I surely would have passed. But it wasn't. It was a pug heroic.
People have rolled against me for tank gear on pug heroics, and I said not a word. If I am forming the group, I do not include people who would want the same gear as me. If that's not possible? I accept the fact that I may lose a roll. It happens. Get over it.
This guy of course would not get over it. 2 hours later and I am still getting random whispers of congratulations and of ninja hate.
What do you people think? I think its pretty clear where I stand =)
Meanwhile I will be enjoying Staggering Legplates every time I PvP or DPS.
There are good pugs out there. All my gear aside from my shoulders are from pug heroics.
You know the runs where half way through everyone is asking about running more heroics? It seems rare that I am not out dpsing at least one of the "dpsers". When it happens though it is sweeeeeet.
God Loves Good Healers.
"You stole my fucking cloudsong!"