I know there are only two ways of gauging strangers, via GearSnore or Achievements. To be honest I’m ok with this. I don’t care that much.
Sure it drives me a little crazy that people are asking for achievements for VoA. I think the 1st four bosses of ICC don’t really warrant it either, on normal at least.
But to get to the heart of the problem, I just don’t think it is worth spending an hour trying to get a group together, checking achievements only to blow 10-15 minutes wasting buffs away while the most basic of the boss mechanics get explained to people who theoretically have already done it before, more likely than not, have done it more times than the raid leader.
It’s at the point now where I think we should wear the 1st wipe.
Just ready check and GO!
By the end of that 1st fight you will know if people were on follow to get their achievement.
They will either do what they have to do, or still be standing by the front door.
Scrape the corpses up, kick them from the raid and fill the raid with people that do know what they are doing so we can reserve vent for it’s intended purpose.
Running ICC on two characters on both 10 & 25 has really worn down my patience for the pre encounter kindergarten chat.
It is quicker to recover from the wipe than to go through the explanation.
For craps sake, the fights themselves barely extend past 5 minutes, why in the name of all that is holy in Gnomeregan do we have to spend 3 times the length of the fight describing what a bone spike is, that Fester is going to give you a slime pet that will eat your heart out, where on your task bar the polymorph spell has to be.
State once at the beginning of the raid.
We have seen your achievements, in theory you know the encounters
When we reach each boss you will get asked once…
Do you know this fight?
If there is no response, there will be a ready check and we will engage with the boss 10 seconds later!
Yes, yes. I know some encounters require a little organization. Rotface is a good example. Yet, people know what they are doing don’t they?
As soon as I get to Rotface I get into position. If the raid leader changes that, fine, otherwise I am just waiting to hear about the fucking spores for the 100th time.
I don’t know… An hour to get the raid together… an hour and a half to explain the bosses… 30 minutes to actually do the bosses with an additional hour for trash.
Why the hell people say “must be available till 12.30pm”, when they could just say…
Raiding for 2 hours. Don’t fuck up, don’t fuck around, when we have 6 done we will decide if we extend in 30 minute segments
Gnomer and Out, Squidly and I’m not stupid dammit, just engage the boss and I will heal your arse!
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