After I logged on last night, someone in my guild asked if anyone wanted to run ZF.
“Oh good!” I thought. “A guild run would be a nice change from the PuGs I usually suffer through.”
So even though I’ve been trying to run Mara more lately, at lvl 51 I still had Divino-Matic Rod that I needed to get out of my quest log. So I grouped up. It was me, the inviter (lvl 54 priest), another guild member and two others.

We get into ZF and start working our way though. Things were going ok, I suppose, until we got to the temple. Yeah, you know the part where you release the prisoners and all hell breaks loose? Suddenly we get:
“BRB guys i’m mad thirsty” from the healer.

Granted, it’s not the hardest part in the instance by far, but seriously? You’re going AFK in the middle of a fight?
When he came back, he started asking for help because he was getting attacked. We helped him, only to get:
“brb! sry.”
Finally, I complained to the group, as did the other hunter from our guild. In response, we got “ROFL! some1 in a bad mood today! haha” At this point, I was swearing rather loudly and flushing with anger. At one point, he also went away because “sry, talking to guild…” Yeah, uh… I saw him talking in guild chat, and all he said was “LOL” to someone’s remark. Guess he forgot he was in a party with two guild members. In fact, everytime I complained to him all he said was “ROFLMAO! sry, w/e!”

Then to complete my quest, I pissed off the prisoners and started killing them. “OMG who is the doush who clicked prisioners?! WTF?!” After we won, the other hunter took off, whispering to me “I can’t handle this anymore, sorry. Good luck.” and left. That was my cue. Last I heard, he goes “Come on, we can do the rest!” Right.

I left, and looked up our guild leader. I whispered that someone in our guild had not only repeatedly abandoned us, but laughed in our faces when we asked him about his behavior. Unfortunately, I forgot to take screenshots of the conversation, so I have nothing but my word and the other hunter’s words against the healer. I feel like a tattle, but at the same time how can I let this slide from a guild member? Am I nuts, here?

9 Comments so far

  1. Kang (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 11:51 am

    You really should get Chatlog. It’s an addon I found a few days ago that, well, logs chats. Really handy for providing that proof you need.

    Aside from that, it sounds like your healer’s a real biter. Sorry you had to go through that.

  2. Madjack (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 11:51 am

    No, this is bad behavior for a guild or party member and definitely should be report to a guild officer. It’s good that you have corroboration from another guild member, but it would have been better to have a screenshot of the conversation. Still, getting some kind of report in is better than nothing.
    If this player never does it again, then you’ve got nothing to be concerned about. But if this is a chronic thing, then the more members who report that behavior, the sooner the guild leader can act. Multiple reports of bad behavior may be circumstantial, but together they can build a case towards expulsion.

  3. Ann Thrope (unregistered) on September 20th, 2006 @ 3:50 pm

    Bad behavior! This guildie will learn pretty quickly when he gets to high-level instances that he can’t pull that kind of stuff. I’d say to let it go, and don’t run with him again, and know that bad karma snowballs quickly on WoW.

  4. Fogarty (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 2:40 am

    Are you in Vis Maior?

    Sorry. Just kidding! But, yeah. I think that people who act like that, either in PUG or guild runs, need to get put on the “never group with again” list.

    They’re wasting your time, and the time of everyone else there. LOL? Fuck that. It might be funny if you’re 12 and have time to spare, but when you get to be my age, Christ! You’d better have a damned good reason for fucking with my program. Really. Assbutt fucktwirls, anyway!

  5. Scott (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 7:13 am

    Every now and again I will be grinding or in a PuG at 11:30 and my wife come down with our infant and say ‘Take her, I need to shower.’ Those unplanned early exits from WoW probably enrage the party members, but RL is sometimes harder than WoW. I have already greyed out on changing diapers, but holding the infant on my lap with a bottle in one hand and tanking with the other is still an elite red quest for me. I lost serious reputation points with my wife’s faction.

    That said, I usually tell the party that at any moment, the RL Horde might come into the computer room and wipe me.

    also on topic, I was running VC last month and one of the PuG says ‘Holy crap a plane just crashed outside my house. Gotta go.’

  6. veronica (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 7:19 am

    True, Scott, true. And I actually completely understand when life gets in the way (although sometimes I want to stab myself in the eye when someone says “My mom is making me com eat dinner, bbiab”). Just last week I had to abandon a PuG because I had forgotten that I was going to a birthday party :/

    However, it’s different when someone is so blatently rude and uncaring about the fact that they’re leaving you stranded… to, what? Get a drink of water? I mean, c’mon!

  7. phoenix (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 10:34 am

    It may not be the hardest part of the instance, but it’s pretty damned close. Seriously-behavior like that, especially in a guild group, would have gotten me booted from the group, and then likely from the guild. That’s BS, and really really lame, and a horrible time to do it.

    Seriously. Some people are only alive because it’s illegal to stab them in the face.

  8. Xoruka (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 8:22 am

    I remember when I ran ZF and doing the Starcraft scene with my Warrior. Even though my Warrior lacks badass AOE, ZF instantly became my favorite 5-man of all time (ranking with the glory that is the 45 man Baron run).

    I have a Shaman who is 47. There is only two things I want her to do: AB/WSG and ZF. If she ain’t in either one, she ain’t doing anything else. ZF/Starcraft is even better with a Shaman.

  9. Yunk (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 8:17 am

    It’s not tattling when it’s your guild. That behavior reflects on you and other members of your guild.

    If nothing else, the officers know now, so the next time it happens he might be gone. If not, you might want to find a new guild, if the officers don’t care about the behavior of members, it’s going to get worse.

    I’m an officer, and I kicked someone once not even for ninjaing, but for being selfish and not passing when he had epics and the other guildmate had greens. And I called that correctly, cause a few months later he got kicked from his raid guild for being a selfish loot whore. He STILL doesn’t understand it’s not about loot, or someone else wanting loot, it’s about attitude and how you treat people.

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