Raiding is a serious side of Warcraft, in fact any MMORPG you are part of a team and your 9-39 collegues are depending on you not to waste their time. We expect, nay demand that people show up on time, come prepared by having food, potions, elixirs, and any other buffs. We expect people to have their best gear equipped, enchanted, gemmed and fully repaired. We all hope that others have learned the strategies before seeing the boss encounters “live”.
We all play our game for fun, relaxation and a break from the realities of life but sometimes we forget this fact and tempers flare when people make silly mistakes and occasionally this leads to a bit of drama when we should be having a laugh about it and use them as tension breaker during stressful periods in game.
As mentioned previously, the guys and gals of Saturday Knight Fever have been struggling on Ragnaros for a couple of weeks and everyone is getting a bit frustrated and as a result the stress and tension levels are rising and mistakes are being made by us all. These mistakes come in different categories but are mainly encounter related like getting hit by waves (or penis as we like to refer to Sulfuron Smash because of it’s shape), getting knocked into a Magma Trap or worse deliberately setting it off and noticing that someone is dangerously low on health to forgetting to target yourself/clear your target when using Levitate to avoid death after setting off a Magma Trap (and yes I am guilty of at least 3 of these!)
But sometimes you make the /facepalm mistakes and again lately the guys and gals of SKF are guilty as charged. I won’t name names with the following examples but I’m sure we’re far from unique in doing them.
Saturday Knight Fever has a hunter that during our early Firelands runs often got knocked over the edge during pulls on the turtles which we soon learned were more trouble to kill than to leave up.
Every raid he is there we mock him about pulling turtles this week. A few raids back he ran a little too close to a pack as we made our way to Rhyolith and ended up wiping the raid, fortunately we all had a good laugh at his expense and mock him a little bit more than before.
Other “classics” are:
- The keen hunter wanting to get his Hunter’s Mark up on the boss while we’re recovering from a wipe and hitting the boss with a shot as well.
- The curious healer wanting to get a head start on Alysrazor by getting the feather left over from the wipe before.
- The determined resser edging closer to the boss to get the slack corpse runner up after a wipe only to pull the boss.
- Fighting a boss with a fishing rod/fishing hat/cooking hat equipped.
Now those are all really easy to make mistakes for anyone to make and if you’re unlucky you’ll be mocked for weeks. Indeed I have made all the classic mistakes even the hunter pull one by tab targeting Midnight in Karazhan way back when. I even made the mistake of wiping 30 of 40 raiders back in Blackwing Lair after a wipe by getting too close to a boss trying to res my healing lead on the first raid on my trial for Teddybears of Doom.
But some become guild legends which leas me to my biggest nubcaek moment in WoW was made during a Temest Keep: The Eye run while clearing the trash so we could pull Al’ar, while I was raiding on my TBC raider shadow priest Wilkini. Back then, Shadow Priests only AoE attack was to spam Shadow Word: Pain on all mobs and I did this by tab targetting. Except this one time I didn’t target a trash mob, but Al’ar himself. That one is the one I have still not been allowed to forget 4 years and 4 guilds after making the mistake.
What was your funniest mistake in WoW?