I don’t like double posting as I lose perfectly good posts the rest of the week, but this can’t wait. Besides I’m worked up enough about it now that I don’t want to lose the fervor on this one.
Today Larisa posted about an incident where 4 players were banned, 1 permanently, from WoW and she’s upset. The story she is quoting was reported by Jormundgard. Basically in a nutshell, these guys got banned for figuring out a way to 4-man Flame Leviathan. Pretty amazing feat if you ask me! But it does seem doable with people that are paying attention. I’ll bet you I couldn’t do it even though FL is pretty slow. I imagine it still takes some skill and coordination
Now I know we shouldn’t always take things we read on the internet at face value. This does however seem pretty legit and if it is then Blizzard really should get their act together.
First, if you look at the screenshots of the conversation with the GM you’ll notice that he’s very evasive about the whole conversation. Understandable considering he may or may not have any real knowledge of what happened, more than likely has no power to make any changes regarding it, and has to be very careful about what he says so it doesn’t make things more difficult for those that do. But what really gets me are two of the comments in particular that he made.
“Well, Flame Leviathan is a 10, or 25 man boss. Not a 4 man boss Crescendoll.” – Thank you Mr. or Ms. GM! We forgot that there weren’t any 4-man raids in the game. WTF?! What about all those dumb ass raid achievements doing the raids with less than 10 or 25?! I’m at work and can’t look them up, but I swear there’s at least one for Naxx and OS! So if I get the achievement will I be banned?
“That is not really kiting Crescendoll, making him run between point A and B and never getting near a player…” – I don’t know what the hell your definition of kiting is, but are you F’ING SERIOUS?!!! How many hunters let their toon get close to the boss?! Moroes, anyone?! Shoot, frost trap, run, shoot, frost trap, run… And don’t tell me the pet does the kiting because I saw more pets die on that fight than ever stay alive!
If this really happened the way it was presented, then you seriously need to get off your lazy asses and fix the encounter accordingly. I know this is YOUR GAME and you can do whatever the hell you want, but without us YOUR GAME doesn’t mean shit!
This isn’t the Martin Fury scandal here with which I agreed was an actual exploit, but rather this is a few guys getting together and playing by YOUR RULES and making things work for them. If YOU don’t like YOUR RULES, then fix it rather than punishing these guys.
Oh and train your GMs to clamp shut with regards to banned accounts because this GM made you guys look like f’ing idiots! Seriously?! 10 and 25 man raids?! What about your other stupid “with less” achievements and how about guilds that only go with 22 or 23 players instead of 25 because they don’t want to pug the last couple which will ruin their loot rules? Are you going to ban all of them?
Yeah it’s your rules, your way, but what about all that fairness you talk about? How about letting us know the rules up front? I’ll bet anything you’ll say it’s ok to 22 man a 25 raid. What about 21? 20? 17? 15? Where do you draw the line? How can I know where to stop so I don’t get banned?
Ok, my one little letter isn’t going to scare the 800 pound gorilla. I know that. I accept that. If I don’t like it I can go elsewhere. Fine.
Sincerely pissed off,
A disgruntled Paladin
P.S. QUIT FUCKING FIXING MY CLASS!!!