|The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales|
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 02:30 PM
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 02:46 PM
I actually, for once, vote dismissed a blm from cutter's cry back when I was leveling SCH. They used Blizz more than anything even though I calmly tried to explain that Fire is much better...
Then I did a gear examine and saw that the only thing they had for their class was the weapon. Everything else was gatherer or crafting gear. Other dps noticed as well. Vote kick.
In other news, why do people not acknowledge things?
ACN with Topaz Carbuncle in Tam Tara. "Hello!" - Three of us sans ACN greet each other.
I then say, "Hello, we're doing a dungeon so you don't need the topaz carbuncle. please switch to the emerald carbuncle."
No response. Nothing.
"The topaz carbuncle is much better suited for solo content. Since we have a tank, you don't need to use it and the emerald carbuncle will be better."
Auto-translate "Emerald carbuncle." "Please ______"
Notice the MRD is using Overpower a lot because the ACN is sometimes facepulling or tankbuncle pulling or the topaz carbuncle is keeping/gaining agro. "Don't bother wasting your TP trying to get hate off the carbuncle."
I never heal the carbuncle. The carbuncle either dies from low hp or that they used Place or Stay and ran out of range. Either way, Summon II all the time.
I get it if new. It's understandable. But no response. Ever. At all. Even when asked. Nope.
I didn't care one inch that they got locked out of fights. /elitistbitchingover
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 03:19 PM
Elitist bitching would be me complaining about my group failing mechanics in t12
Expecting people to have a vague idea about their class is not that outlandish of an expectation.
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 03:23 PM
I was trying to do AK for one of my many relics. Somehow, we got two new people. Tried helping and offering suggestions to help. Mostly just replied with "lol."
It wouldn't have been so bad if these people weren't pants-on-head clueless.
We got to Demon Wall, and before I could pull, one skirted up to the edge, looked around, then walked off. They died. The other one watched, saw him die, and in the spirit of a true Lemming, walked off with him. Maybe he was seeing if it would happen again. It did.
We wiped on the last boss a few times somehow. I think we almost ran out of time at the end.
I might have cried.
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 03:40 PM
That's some bull right there. You know who does it best?
Not DPS. Not heals.
What else are you really going to do?
You don't need to silence while you mark.
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 03:42 PM
(This post was last modified: 12-17-2014 03:46 PM by Melkire.)
(12-17-2014 03:40 PM)Kage Wrote: That's some bull right there. You know who does it best?
Marking doors, sure.
Opening doors? You don't want the tank doing that.
(mind you, this is prepping a door. Once the cast starts, tank's free)
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 03:43 PM
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 03:59 PM
What's the Madda?
Madda's well versed in the Tank / Healers roles of FFXIV. However, when doings PUGs and such, Madda has enforced two very new rules in order to move things along.
Maybe Madda lied. They're so Madda doesn't have to explain to you why you're an idiot for running into a pack of mobs and expecting Madda to tank those as well as another 3-4+ mobs.
Tank: If Madda is tanking, and the DPS pull any mobs deliberately (Madda knows), they will be tanking the mobs pulled on their own. There are some classes that have a positional requirement, but when pay attention to your surroundings. If a pat is coming just behind us, and the Ninja moves there just so he can get another 20% damage increase on his backstab (or whatever class/spell) and we're not on a boss, you should know better. That ability damn well better take at least 30% of the guy's HP.
Healer: Probably the most dangerous position of power you can give Madda. In dungeons or raids, Madda is your God. You will pay your blessings to Madda. Being nice and polite as well as competent gets you heals. Being 8 years old and pissy because you lost a roll / having a bad day, however, will make you the lowest priority on Madda's list.
Madda will heal the Scholar / Summoner pet over you. Madda has gotten kicked several times for this.
also will you please let Madda cast Protect before running away?
To Duo Quers
Madda's glad you found a friend to do dungeons or whatever with, Madda is. But if your friend makes a mistake and can't handle criticism well, don't go and be his white knight.
If you're at the point where you blame somebody else for a mistake you made, and can't handle the responsibility of swallowing pride, please play with a controller. As entertaining as it is to watch you scream and wave your arms around like a stuffed animal that gained consciousness, we'd like to get on with the dungeon / raid.
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 04:06 PM
As a healer, I see some horrifying things that most people wouldn't even notice. However, despite the potatoes and assholes I've come across in this game, it's been pretty tame compared the the endless nightmare that was PuGing in WoW. There were some people in WoW so terrible that I still remember them years later.
But, this is about XIV, and I do have one person from XIV who's bad enough to talk about. I met him 2 days ago. We were doing the lvl40 guildhest where you have to kill the 5 voidsent at the same time or they respawn. Now, I rarely see groups do this correctly the first time, because nobody reads the fucking directions... However, most groups will get it on the second try.
Yesterday, we had one attempt go for almost half an hour. I was the tank, and there was this black mage who kept focusing a single target. After he killed one, I stood there and explained to him how the fight worked. He ignored me. After he killed a few more, I did some chat-noises and explained it again.
"I heard you the first time"
K... After we'd been fighting for over 10 minutes, I finally went off. "Holy shit," I say, "Apparently we're just going to be in here forever, because this guy can't be asked to switch targets."
"Chill dude" he says, "it's my first time in here"
"Wow!" I proclaim, as I fall ever further to the temptation of the dark side. "I'm just thinking that, I've told you three times now, the NPC has been shouting instructions at you the whole time, and even a retard could have figured this out through trial and error by now. You say "I heard you the first time", but then you don't actually do anything about it."
After a few more minutes, I couldn't handle it anymore. I tried to leave, but you can't leave in combat so I just stopped tanking. God bless this healer, he was a trooper, but he just would not let anyone die. So I got up, made a sandwich, sat back down, and started tanking again. Around the 26-minute mark, this black mage miraculously starts target-swapping. Just before the half-hour, we get it.
I just logged off for the day at that point. Couldn't handle the sadness.
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 04:07 PM
On the note of the Diabolos doors, apparently that is not even a mechanic people bother with so much anymore. I can see why, with dps checks on people running quickly, but alas, I was met with a sea of profanities when I has bothered to go along as I was used to.
That's also a bit annoying.
RE: The Vent Tent - Poor PuGs and Other Terrible Tales | 12-17-2014 04:08 PM
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