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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 20, 2008 by Korby

WoW kinda pissed me off today.

Saturday I woke up at 9:30am to watch Man United own the crap out of West Brom, so that was good stuff. Afterwards I logged onto WoW and found that the Hallow’s End world event had started. I’m not usually awake and on WoW on the weekends much before 3 or 4pm, but Saturday I was, and as such I was offered the opportunity to raid with my guild. I’ve only been playing WoW since April, and seeing as how my guild of friends from EverQuest had advanced past a lot of the earlier content where a PvP welfare epic equipped noob would learn to cut his WoW raid teeth, Mount Hyjal is a hell of a place to start.

We go through the first 3 bosses without a problem, have a small hiccup on Azgalor when our tank disconnected on the pull but we get him down on the 2nd try. Naturally I linked my hands for the T6 plate gloves that dropped (2 dropped, 4 people linked) and while I’m not upset at all that I didn’t get them, I sort of got the feeling that I almost got them considering the length of time it took to award the drops. Maybe next time.

So now it’s down to Archimonde. We attempted him maybe 5 or 6 times, closest to bringing him down was at 13%. Air Burst and Doomfire just out did us (not me though, I’m awesome) every time. Eventually we had to give up and decided to try again on Sunday. Time was set for 3pm, and I planned to be there.

So today rolls around, and I make sure to be awake and online at 3pm. I get myself to Tanaris, I find the rest of my guild standing outside the instance portal, and I wait for a raid invite. I wait and I wait. People start running in, still no invite to me. I ask our guild leader for an invite, and she tells me to ask one of the officers who is leading the thing, so I do. No answer. I figure, oh maybe he’s busy, and is flooded with tells, he’ll get around to me. Nope, nothing. Maybe I should have been more persistent and asked again, but this silence kinda rubbed me the wrong way. It’s just not in my nature not to pester somebody or raise a snit over pixels in a game, so after about 10 minutes of waiting I logged off. After being a part of the raid force the day before that got us to the end result of trying Archi, it felt like a snub to be either denied or ignored for this second shot at him.

Granted, I’m not a full-time or even a part-time raider, and my gear and abilities in this game are far below what some of our other members have, but hadn’t I earned the right to be there this time? My sense of entitlement to be on that raid wasn’t just because of the repair bill I had to pay following our first attempts, or even my (admittedly slim) chances at loot that might be dropped. It was that I had contributed in some small part the previous day, with my admittedly paltry DPS, to getting us there. I can’t point one way or another and say that this guy or that guy wasn’t there the day before, while I was, because I really didn’t pay that much attention to who else was or wasn’t there the day before, but I’m fairly certain that we had more people there today (think I counted about 20 in the zone) than yesterday (just under 4 groups, IIRC).