I was wondering what I should post about today, and then I logged into WoW, lol. It seems like there’s always something that happens that I mean to mention in my blog, but rarely remember to do so! This time I was irked enough to actually make a note and take a screenshot however, so I thought I’d better actually write about it!
I have been killing Coren Direbrew every day on each of my 10 level 80 characters to grab some frost badges and Tankards of Terror. My rogue is my newest level 80, and I have been hoping to get Direbrew’s Bloody Shanker on her! On my rogue, in today’s Direbrew group, I had somehow managed to pull agro on some of Coren’s adds. I noticed everyone was missing a bit of health so I used evasion in case the healer was new and having some trouble. A drilling machine hit me when my evasion faded, leaving me at just over 500 hit points when Coren died. Everyone was missing some health so I clicked on the healer to see what was up. She was targeting me, but just jumping around. The loot was rolled for and the healer walked over to me, still targeting me, stood there for a moment, and then left the instance, leaving me at about 800 hit points by that time.
I couldn’t believe it. I mean, I know Direbrew is a joke and could be killed by most groups blindfolded, but if you que as a healer, I strongly believe your job is to heal! The priest’s name was Peachydon from the Eldre’Thalas server, so I checked her out on Armory to see if maybe she was really undergeared and maybe had no idea what she was doing. Nope, apparently she’s so well geared that healing pug members must now just be below her.
I know I didn’t die, but one more hit and I would have, and I know since she would have happily let me die while she managed a whole 2k dps on the boss while jumping all around the room, she would not have stuck around to rez me had I died. I get the whole “elitiest” we’re better than everyone attitude players get when their gearscores turn the colour of blood, but isn’t being “elite” all about being the best at what you do? What’s the name for the people who just think they are so amazing that they don’t even see the need to act out their character’s roll anymore? And why are they even playing WoW!?
A similar thing happened on my mage a few minutes later. I was getting low on health just as Coren died, but you know what the healer from that group did? They healed me! *gasp* I thought I would try to add a positive to my somewhat negative post by writing down that healers name too! A special thanks to Vendettah from the Maiev server who took the time to throw me a heal before leaving the dungeon. Maybe it’s because he was a Horde, or maybe it’s just because he wasn’t a dick, but either way it made me feel a bit better about my rogue’s unfortunate experience.
I have a decently geared 80 priest, and I know that at times healing overgeared groups can get boring, but it is easy to dps a bit and keep an eye on people’s hit points! I would never intentionally not heal someone, even if someone in a group makes me angry about something, I may be a bit slower healing them than everyone else, but I would never just watch a group member die! I just don’t understand it…
Have any of you had similar experiences? Or do any of you let group members die just for fun? I’d love to hear some opinions on this one, no matter what they are!