Wow, so there was some pretty serious drama in guild tonight. Apparently one of the officers had thrown together a last-minute ToC25 to gear up alts and some of the lesser-geared members so we could get some more people into ICC25. The problem? He scheduled it right in the middle of our ICC10 run and then got all pissed off that we wouldn’t drop what we were doing to come run all of them through ToC25. Apparently this was childish and selfish of us. I guess the mature, responsible thing to do would be to drop everything so he could have his way in a “right nao!” sort of fashion. I guess I missed the part about how being a “more serious progression raider” means *skipping* progression content to go run alts and fresh-80s through farm content. I want to actually DO the progression content. I can’t help but notice the officers who were so busy yelling, insulting, and disparaging us for wanting to finish our regularly scheduled run hadn’t scheduled any of these gear runs during *their* raiding nights.
It’s not that I have a problem helping gear up others, it’s just that I find it hard to believe he couldn’t find any other time to schedule these gearing up-runs other than during our regularly-scheduled 10-man runs. From the sound of it, they hadn’t even tried, citing the fact that we had interrupted our ICC10 to do ICC25 before so we shouldn’t be upset(because, yeah, clearly there’s no difference between interrupting progression for more progression and interrupting progression for farm content). We have 2, maybe 3 nights a week that we raid with that group (T,TH, maybe Sun) and the calendar for Friday is more barren than a pair of 80-year-old cat ladies. I mean, nobody has anything scheduled on Fridays: no raids, no randoms, no guild meetings. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Yet Friday doesn’t work for some reason. No, we must schedule gear runs for 1 hour after our particular group’s progression runs start. I mean, helping gear up others is one thing, but I have no intention of being anybody’s gear mule. Especially when a bunch of the people we’re expected to carry through ToC 25 don’t even have badge gear yet (or, well, even heroic-level epics, for that matter).
Anyway, to make along story short (too late!) one of the insults that got thrown our way is that we were all just being lazy, and it made me think about a post over on Askevar’s blog, about people too lazy to gem or enchant their gear. You want to know what lazy is? Lazy isn’t bucking at the idea of giving up your fun to do somebody else’s work. Lazy is expecting to get carried through tiers 9 and 10 in your fresh-80 greens and blues. These are the same people that showed up to ICC25 in their ungemmed/unenchanted greens and blues and couldn’t figure out why we couldn’t down Festergut (frankly I find it a miracle that we managed to down the first 4 bosses). Now the officers have said that they can’t come to ICC25 runs until they’re geared. Great idea, but the root problem persists: they still expect to get carried through the content. Now we’re just making a pit-stop at tier 9 before carrying them through tier 10. I probably shouldn’t get so upset about it, but it just seems to me that the fact that they can’t be bothered to farm up some badge gear (or heck, even do enough heroics/5-mans to get a couple 200-219 epics) shouldn’t constitute some sort of emergency on my part.