Greetings! Cynicism here and before you ask, yes, the name is appropriate. I didn’t look up a random word in a dictionary and come across it like some people you see in game who
have a name that looks cool but probably means ‘Sanitary Towel’ in Swahili. I’m here to write about the world-class raiding community from a personal point of view as most people have become tired of being curled in the foetal position in a darkened corner while I rant. Hopefully you will enjoy this rather mild introduction to these articles and will be prompted to read the next ones as they come out. Please be assured that it will most likely only get worse as it goes on so have a stiff drink at the ready and let us begin!
I’m getting high up on my soapbox today to vent my anger at those people who make my eyes bleed on a daily basis, you know who you are, dirge lovers, anal fanatics and Chuck Norris fanbois.
Nothing makes me convulse with anger more than an untidy Guild bank, 50 tries on a new boss fine, an epic fail in Wintergrasp fine, a FAILPUG fine, all of these I can handle with supreme tolerance, but put me face to face with a messy Guild bank a
nd my neurons go sparko, my psycho side comes out and you may fine me in Elwynn incinerating cows for the fun of it, screaming WHYYYYYYY.
Ok so the title has nothing to do with what I’ll be ranting about today. However, it has been on my mind lately and is definitely true. My actual topic today is impatience, so it’s kind of appropriate for me to make you wait until the third sentence
of the post to tell you that. Clever, I know.
There are some things that should test the patience of every one of us. Waiting for summons for a badly-organised pug, being told at level 7 that “the game starts at 80″, the pizza that you ordered 34 minutes ago that promised to be delivered in half an hour, the list goes on. Then we have the less worthy frustrations that we will all at some point have someone whinging about
in our face.
How many times have you seen someone you know to be an adult, acting in a way you’d expect from a 5 year old? I’m willing to bet it’s at least a few. I had an all too brief holiday last week and returned, relaxed and
generally optimistic, to a hail o
f whispers from friends and fellow guild leaders ranting about the various dramas since I’d been away. A couple of weeks ago most of this drama would have seemed commonplace, but with the clarity of time away I came to realise that the way people act in this game often makes literally no sense at all.
Reading the guild management forums or sitting in trade for more than 3 seconds both give the same impression; people just love to make new guilds! Why is this? Why do people insist
on forming guilds when there are so many around in the first place? And why, above all, are they so bad at it?
Your new guild will in all likelihood be disbanded by this time next month. Don’t you have any shame?
If you have any passing interest in the soon-to-be-released raid content, you’ve probably seen this post.
Predictably, a lot of progression raiders seem to think the sky is falling, because they won’t get to down Arthas the night the patch is released. To be fair, it’s understandable. If raiding is all you want from the game, and Blizzard put a seemingly arbitrary limit on the rate you can get things done, I can see how that would be annoying. Let me offer up a different point of view, however.