…I don’t do well with jerks.
…I don’t do well with lazy.
…I don’t do well with stupid.
Being in a guild that knows I have a blog can be rough. Some of the things you want to complain about have to be done ever so carefully, or you cause drama. This is also amplified by being an officer of said guild. Amber obviously can get away with more than I can as she knows a lot of these people in real life. Mikata gets away with it because I think she has thicker skin. Or perhaps it’s just she’s closer in age to most of the members than I am. I probably come off more as the crotchety old man.
…I Don’t Do Well With Jerks.
There’s a time and a place for everything and that includes being a jerk. I can compete with the best of them, when I feel the situation calls for it.
Just because you’re having a bad day…
…don’t expect special favors like replacing people in raids that you outrank. You were late. You had real life issues. You chose to be elsewhere. Deal with it. Don’t be a jerk about it. It isn’t our fault.
…don’t get all defensive and be an ass when people are joking around with you. We didn’t know you had a bad day. Politely ask us to refrain because you had a bad day and you’ll find a lot of understanding and sympathetic people.
…I Don’t Do Well With Lazy.
If you ask a question, I will gladly answer if I can. Better yet, I will attempt to help you find out where you can find all future answers as well. It’s amazing how much information can be found at WoWHead.
But you will find me rather uncooperative and crotchety when…
…you continue to ask if anyone has that one particular old world item for weeks on end and we refer you to WoWHead repeatedly. Then when I inform you that the highest drop rates are in a particular area off certain mobs and you ask where those mobs are, don’t be surprised when I tell you to look it up and WoWHead will give you a map pinpointing the exact locations. Also, don’t be surprised or offended when I don’t help you in the future because you tell me that you’ll just farm the entire zone because you’re too lazy to look it up. Why do you expect others to look it up for you when you’re too lazy?!
…you continue to link upgrade after upgrade asking everyone what is better. For the love of Pete!!! Please do a little research!!! Asking if a tank ilevel 200 piece is better than an ilevel 226 piece with almost the same defense, same # of gem slots, and different block and dodge ratings, and then taking the advice of dps players that haven’t tanked before…I don’t even know where to go with this statement.
…I Don’t Do Well With Stupid.
Again, if you ask questions you seriously don’t know the answers to, I am more than willing to help you if I can. But you gotta be willing to help yourself!!!
A perfect example of someone that doesn’t do any research is…
…one who links two dps items when spec’ing tank/healer and asks which is the better upgrade.
…one who then asks “[said dps spec] needs hit?”** when the other was told that unless he’s hit capped that item A is better.
…one who asks guild where to get goggles for wolpertingers. Answer: Just get drunk.
…one who asks guild where to find said wolpertingers. Answer: Right there.
…one who asks guild where the pink elekks are. Answer: GET DRUNK AND READ THE F’ING QUEST!!!
…one who asks guild how hard the brewfest boss is when told to treat it like an instance.
…one who asks why can’t he solo it?
…one who asks guild what can be bought with Brewfest Tokens?
…one who continues to ask every conceivable and inconceivable question regarding Brewfest when told a step-by-step guide can be found at WoWHead.
So Why Shouldn’t I Be An Officer?
Because when I wasn’t an officer I didn’t care…
*FYI, I love Wilford Brimley. I think he’s a fantastic actor, but this picture was just too good to pass up.
**According to some of the other officers, this is also a guy that had unbelievable dps in Naxx the other night… /headdesk, /Headdesk, /HEADDESK