Archive for the ‘PUGs’ Category

Loot Sharing Is Not Stealing

There is an interesting article over at WoW.com dealing with the issue of whether a player who wins loot in a raid and then transfers it to another member of the raid (through the use of the 2 hour default trade timer) has stolen the loot.  You can read the article here.

After wading through 7 or so pages of the comments, I wanted to weigh in on the issue. 

Loot sharing is not stealing.  It is unfair, but it is not stealing. 

Let me explain.

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Disc Healing the Faction Champs

(or Basics of Arena Healing for PVE Elitist Asshats)

So we had the 10-man team up at the Argent Tournament grounds the other day for a go at the ToC.  We took care of the Northrend Beasts and Lord Jaraxus in short order, but were having issues with the Faction Champs.  We were able to drop 2 of the Champions on our attempts, but were losing too many of our DPS and healers getting to that point to be able to finish the last 4 off.

After the third wipe, the Resto Druid we pugged in says over vent, “Shit is coming after me like crazy with all the healing I am doing.  Maybe Vesserion should do more healing and less dispelling next time.”

Vent got really quiet after that comment.  I took a deep breath, and said “sure thing”.

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How to improve your PUGs.

Look, I am no hero, but I do jump into the LFG channel from time to time and go out healing heriocs for groups of players I have never met before.  Crazy, I know, but true. 

And one thing that I have learned, is that there are some basic rules of etiquette that will help you get more frequent and successful PUG runs.

First, for those of you that don’t know, or don’t really pay attention to it, there is a text box at the bottom of the LFG tab where you can list information that will show up when another person in LFG mouses over your name.  If you are a hybrid class, please please list what your role is.  I am much more likely to invite someone to a PUG I am healing if I can tell you are a tank or dps without having to ask you about your spec.  Continue reading