I was playing around on some alts. You know you haven’t been on an alt in a while when:
It's June, and you still have the Winter Veil costume buff
Yeah, she hasn’t seen much action.
So, back onto my main and I knock out Heroic Utgarde Keep for the daily. Pally tank, and a warrior, rogue, and mage for DPS.
Everyone immediately started heading to the instance. The mage and I made it there first and we started the summons. Within 7 minutes of joining the group we were headed in.
The tank was good. But a little impatient. It was pull after pull, immediately followed by another pull. I barely had time to drink between fights. But the mage’s conjured mana streudels from the feast were nom. I ated lots of them.
I had a few tense moments when I thought they had taken on too much. But my group haelz got us through.
And we cleared it, the warrior and rogue each died once on different bosses from AoE bursts, but no wipes and we cleared it. I even got some nice compliments on my mad l33t healz.I don’t expect eveyone to kiss my ass for keeping them alive, but the thanks were nice. I returned the compliment. Good tank, good DPS, and apparently a good healer. It was a good PUG.
So I turned in the quest and got the achievement for 200 daily quests complete. I was feeling good and I saw a call from a previous tank I’ve run with: Need 2 more for H Oc. At last boss. Need heals and dps.
Ok, this is the drake one. I’ve never done this fight before. I tell him I’ve never done it before but I’ll learn fast. He sends the invite.
We get another noob like me. At that moment a DPS quits. Ok. We get another. But then he had to go.
I want to make sure I know the fight so I ask everyone. I type the question right as we get a new join. So the first thing he sees in party chat is:
“Ok, so is this drake thing like the daily outside Nex? Cuz I’ve flown them a few times already.” (Truthfully? I’ve flown that drake seven times. It took me that long to finish the first quest, and I never went back when it became available to me as a daily.)
So upon seeing that, he leaves too. I need to work on my timing. Or learn to whisper.
So we get a new guy. A pally. He immediately starts blasting me with questions like: “How long have you been an 80?”, “Did you take a long break after dinging 80?” He was an absolute ass-hat. ”You’re going to have a noob on the healing drake?” Seriously, the Green Dragon has three abilities. How hard can it be?
The thing that burned me was that he left the other noob alone. The other was a dwarf male, my toon is a human female. This fuckhead was sexist towards noobs! (But IRL I’m a male.) He finally went afk, and then must’ve had internet trouble because he suddenly disconnected.
So we got yet another member. We went in. Wiped once on Eregos. And downed him. And as a reward for the noob, I got a Purple!
Sometimes it pays to tolerate an ass-hat.