16 June 2009

Leave them behind, I'm running!

In my last raid I was experiencing something I have not seen in a very very long time when raiding. We were running a 25-man Naxxramas (note, it was not a PUG-run!) and was up against Instructor Razuvious just before our raid time as about to run out. We had a new priest doing the Mind Control of the Death Knight Understudies and as expected we wiped a bit. But that is just fine and not the topic of concern here, you can need a few tries to get that right. But what amazed me during the tries was that on our last attempt I saw one player simply running away from the group back up the ramp after we had one player down early in the pull. Why the [black-tongue-generating-word] does anyone do that? Is it to costly to pay a few extra (virtual!) gold for the repair bill? Even if a try is not the best one, why not try to prolong it a bit at least to help the raid learn what needs to be learned? At least until the raid leader say something else. I have raided for a stupid amount of time, and I have hardly ever seen something that looks so selfish.

3 comments:

  1. I've seen that behaviour in PUGs on the exact same fight, but one wouldnt expect it from a guild run.

    Lets hope your guild RL saw it too and handle it.

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  2. Before you post things like these you need to make sure you have seen it all. Since I was there and saw it myself I in fact know that at the point that 3 people (not 1 person) was running away there were already 5 people dead including both priests with the power to mind control, it was already a wipe and anything that there was to be learnt had been learnt.
    Vanderdahast.

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  3. @Vanderdahast: It doesn't matter if it was 1 or 3 players. I saw one player (the only thing I state). And in any case I find it wrong and selfish to run away before a wipe is called by the RL (and even then it it often makes more sense to just die). And the "I was not the only one"-argument is a bit silly tbh...

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