I am not a raider.
I’m not that serious when I play WoW.
I play hard though, and try my very best.
I PUG just about everything.
But now I feel that I’ve become a little snobby. Last night I was doing some herbing and I threw myself in queue for some dungeons. I kinda just randomly pick heroics that I like (so not Oculus). And I get a whisper from a warrior, “Wanna heal H VH for an undergeared tank?” I honestly thought to myself, did he read that? If he was a healer does that sound like an offer you want to take? All I could think was what if we get the Void boss or the Consortium looking dude…I’m smelling wipe-fest. I ask him what undergeared means and he says “I’m not defense capped yet but have 23k health.” I decline him and keep herbing. About the same time I get another whisper, “Wanna heal H HoL?” I don’t really care for it (oh, just so you know I wasn’t in queue for either of those dungeons, he he). But I agree. I join the group and there’s a druid, DK, and mage. We pick up a hunter. The druid has a fair amount of health, so I assume he’s tanking. I ask to be sure, but find out the DK is tanking, I mouse over his health bar…19k. I’m thinking, I really don’t want to do this with a tank with that “low” of a health pool. I tell them I had to go unexpectedly and log out of Elgar and switch to Trout for a bit. After a little bit, one of my “tanks” (my friends list is full of tanks) logs in. I decide to switch back to Elgar in hopes of him wanting to run a roic. I whisper him, but he won’t have time this evening. Oh fiddle sticks, but I get a whisper from someone about the daily roic and take the invite, the druid tank has 32k health. I feel much better about it and we burn through the place like a hot knife to butter.
I felt a tiny bit bad though. I guess only because if those people that I originally declined were just starting to get into heroics I probably could have helped them, maybe they would have improved their gear. Someone had to take a chance on me healing them initially probably slightly undergeared for roics and the same with Trout. Perhaps the DK tank hadn’t switched specs yet, but I still blew him off as incapable.
So while I felt a little bit bad, I had to remind myself that these were strangers. I might never see any of them again and that I wasn’t rude, but politely declined or excused myself. I felt though it made me a little bit snobby. Maybe I’m just getting better at identifying bad groups early? I hope it’s the later…but if not Elgar had his snobby moment last night. I feel a little guilty.
As a side note though, he got his badges and it pushed him over the 80 emblems mark. Which meant he could get his chest piece, Heroes’ Robe of Faith. My tiny goal is that we’ll get our guild eventually enough geared to try out some of Naxx 10-man. We’re not huge raiders at all, in fact we’re quite the opposite, most of us just work on dailies, craft for each other, etc. It’s an awesome group, and we’re all working towards epic flyers, leveling an alt, getting geared from heroics, etc. We need to get more players up to level 80, and they will. Once we do, we’ll get ourselves geared and hopefully try Naxx 10-man. I know to some people that seems like a walk in the park or that we’re getting there a little late in the game, but to us, we’re right on schedule.