What the hell has happened to civility? Seems to have gone the way of cassettes and Betamax if you ask me. I almost didn't post this after I wrote it (following my own creed of "less QQ and more pew pew") but then I thought this may be something other people have noticed too.
When I logged my L52 Warlock today, he appeared in SW in the middle of a rift battle. "Oh shit", I thought, "this might suck".
And it did. But not for the reason I thought.
I foolishly tried to attack a tornado and was promptly one shotted even with my Voidwalker's shield active. I ran from GY to my corpse and decided that I should rez and get to shelter. At my level, no way I'm gonna compete favorably against these Elementals.
As soon as I rezzed an Elemental appeared near me so I didn't have time to bandage or heal. I just ran to the closest building, which happened to be the bank. As I got to the steps I saw an 80 Shaman just inside, and as I was about to enter the building I got one shot again. Dead.
Now, I didn't have an expectation that she would rez me even though it would have been nice. But I certainly wasn't prepared for what happened next. "LOL" and "NOOB--YOU SUCK" was her whisper.
OK, I thought, put it behind me and just rez again. Ghost ran back to my body and rezzed in the bank. Figured I was safe. Summoned my Voidwalker, sat down to eat a refreshing meal, and standing behind me was a Priest. As I finished my meal and stood up another Tornado appeared--this time in the bank. Before I could blink, I was dead again.
And the Priest said "Idiot--stay out of the city".
Really? Do you think I purposefully sought out a L?? mob to taunt? Do you think my intent was to send my minion in to tank it so I could lob my L52 Shadowbolts from afar?
I get it if you don't want to rez some lowbie, but it seems un-faction-like to not heal someone who needs it. And to flame someone like that? That's just bad manners.
Then later I logged my 80 DK. He needs to get the Rift ach so he's running around SW doing all the Twilight Cult quests. For the one where you have to defend the tablets, I arrived at the port just after an 80 Pally turned on the quest. I had to wait till he was done. And, he failed. No biggie, its hard to figure out at first. I invited to a group, and said 'you take that side and i'll take this side'. We easily finished.
He disbanded without so much as a thank you.
I mean, c'mon--isn't it just good manners to say "thanks"? Not that he couldn't have done it without me--I'm sure he could have. But he did just fail big time before--there were like 3 of each elemental all killing the dwarf.
I don't have set times to WoW. While raiding has been tough, I have been able to meet many other people who DO have a set schedule--early morning, mid day, afternoons with the school kids and late night, often with my friends down under.
Generally I find the early morning players to be very mature, no nonsense people who have a good grasp of game mechanics and situational awareness. PUG at 8:00 am EST and you seldom find tanks who abandon a group or healers who have no clue how to heal.
Maybe this was just "law of large numbers" and I happened to encounter two douchbags at the same time. I don't know.
But I do know that if I'm riding through Ashenvale and see some L20 getting mobbed by a bunch of bears, I stop and help.
Is it really too much to ask that we try to remain civil to one another?
I mean, can a brother get some heals please?