K- had to remind me multiple times last night that, indeed, “casual guild is casual.” By the end of the evening, we were in stitches with some of the inanity from our fellow raiders: the holy paladin who passed on a chestpiece because the PVP gear he was wearing had more stamina, then later passed on pants with two sockets in them because the ones he had equipped had more haste; the two holy priests who proudly proclaimed during Maexxna fight that they were covering the tanks — “Guys, you’re on raid heals,” said the raid leader; the bevvy of healers that croaked as we ran the gauntlet from Heigan to Loatheb; the person who prevented us from getting the “Hundred Club” achievement because she was wearing her frost resist belt; the paladin who said “oh shit, I left on retribution aura” as we failed to get the achievement on Loatheb. As a guild, we’re getting sloppy, really sloppy. Due to the ease of the content, we’re bringing people — mains and alts — who do not understand simple mechanics, who don’t know how to gear, who don’t understand their roles. Sadly, none of the guild officers really seem to notice. “We never interrupt Kel’Thuzad’s frost blasts,” stated the raid leader. “Um, I interrupt them,” said K-. “We always manage just fine without interrupting them.” “Um, I interrupt them,” K- repeated. “It’s not a big deal when they’re not interrupted,” continued the raid leader. “Am I talking to myself here?” K- responded. “Oh. Good job, Kaleyen.” Good job, indeed.
Ulthuar is going to be a serious wake-up call, and I really hope that the officers in the guild crack down on some of this bullshit. We have a guild full of people in Tier 7.5 gear that make me feel nearly as sour than those AV-AFKers in their “welfare epics.” At least I could /report those buttheads. These folks are my guildies, and there’s really no avenue for redress.
Except to laugh.