Here’s my rant for the day.
I play a lot in random groups through lfg (other’s or my own) or by personal requests from people looking for a healer. What I can’t stand are people who leave the party in the middle of a quest, because the quest turned out to be a bit challenging. And I actually find it rude when people do it without a word (or just by saying “bye”). When I join or create a party to do a quest, my goal is to finish that quest. Unless there really is no way to finish the quest, I will keep trying. Why? Because I consider it a waste of time to not finish what you started. Of course, people who do leave are usually ones who weren’t contributing that much to the party anyway, and the loss won’t be that great, but it’s about principles. Unless you have a good reason for dropping out in the middle of a quest (e.g. prior engagements, kids, etc.) , I will very much find you a douche for doing so. And you should at least be polite enough to let us know why you are ditching us. The same goes for failed attempts at runs. So we failed, because people were running all over the place instead of sticking together. I wanna try again with better tactics, and you just drop out (again without a word)? I must remember to start blacklisting people…
Second, I also can’t stand it when I’m lfg:ing for a party and people join only to leave again a few minutes later. I understand if it’s taking too long for the party to fill (hey I hate waiting too), but please don’t join if you’re not gonna do the quest, ok? And read the #@!% lfg, ok? If I’m looking for levels 13-16, don’t join and complain about the level 16 toon ruining your bravery streak. You are just wasting my time.
Third, if you’re playing a divine and join a party that is looking for a healer, you will be expected to do at least some amount of healing, ok? You can’t just jump in with the melees and leave people to die. If you’re not going to heal you should let the party know, and/or not join a party that’s looking for a healer.
🙂 Alright, I’m done now. Thanks for reading.