Seri sez: Who was that masked (wo)man?August 13, 2009
I like to PUG. There, I said it. I know it’s crazy… I know everyone has horror stories (and I certainly have my own) and PUGs are often regarded with the sort of distaste reserved for rotting limbs and dirty diapers. Still, something lures me back to LFG time and time again. Heck, sometimes I’ll even just throw myself in LFG without even bothering to ask my guild if anyone wants to run something.
I like the sort of independence that comes from going out and doing stuff on my own, and it’s kind of fun to be incognito. For all that I may belong to one of the top raid guilds on the server, the masses by and large don’t really know/care. I’m just another Rogue, until someone bothers to inspect me and/or notices just how high my damage output is. People ask me… “Does your guild raid?” and I snicker to my self and reply, “Occasionally.”
One of the down sides (or is it another up side?) to being a nobody, however, is that when people decide to be jerks they really don’t know who they’re dealing with. For example, I recently joined a PUG for the Heroic Daily. They were still down a tank when I joined, so I settled in for what could be a long wait. About 10-15 mins later, I notice something odd… I’m no longer in a group. Now, guild chat had been pretty chatty so I thought maybe I missed the party being disbanded for wont of a tank. I scroll up, and a few minutes earlier in the chat log I see:
You have been removed from the group.
That’s it, just seven offending words in system-message-yellow with no accompanying message in party chat or whisper. WTF? I whisper the party leader and he’s like “Sorry man, I had to make room for a guildie.”
Huh. Well, it’s not like I’ve never done that before myself but it was kind of rude to just remove someone and not say a word. If you’re gonna do it, be up front about it yanno? But hey… his loss, he doesn’t know what he’s missing. There are other fish in the sea, etc.
The story should end here. It doesn’t.
Later that day, a new application pops up on the guild forums that has me rolling on the floor laughing. It’s the guy that kicked me from his PUG. That’s right… he unceremoniously kicked one of the GMs of the raid guild he wants to join. I wasn’t even on an alt!
I have to admit, the idea of inviting him to the guild and then /gkicking him 10-15 minutes later without a word has a certain je ne sais quoi. Fortunately (for him, anyway) I’m not quite that petty. Almost, but not quite.