Warning.. Rant incoming..
Grrr.. So last night, I login, and Blindrage had just gotten a party invite on his 20 pld, and they need a couple more people, so I brought out my 22 rdm and we headed out to Quifim. I won’t go into details, or names or any of that, but it is becoming quite obvious that a lot of people don’t know how to play unless they have a “powerleveler”, Not only that but they don’t want to do thier jobs when they have one.
What was even more ridiculious that it was painfully obvious that the whm pl’r either :
1. really didn’t want to be there and was coerced by their “friend”, so was doing the bare minimum (as they wouldn’t even throw a cure on thier own “friend” until they were in the red)
2. The “Friend” had “hi-jacked” the powerleveler’s character, and was trying to play both.. or have thier 4 year old play the “powerleveler’s” char….
3. that this particular person just had no clue.
We are running out to the tower and someone gets aggro, so we stop to fight it. We all die exept for our whm who didn’t get there till the end (wasn’t his fault).
It was amazing though that simply because there was a “powerleveler” around people get amnesia and forget to do things.. blinded by the AF gear I guess >< .. they forgot little things like the importance of provoking off of dying members, or bouncing hate, etc. Blindrage was the only one keeping up with provoke, but that didn’t help him, and he was the lowest level in the party.. ><.
This particular “powerleveler” wasn’t doing anything… they moved, so I knew they weren’t afk, but they just stood there while everyone went down. Then after we died.. they took on the Giant and killed it and raised us. People wanted to take a break there, but I cautioned them that it most likely wasn’t a good idea to stay in the corridor as the “undead” would be spawning soon, and they would all have low hp from weaknened state. The leader was like “Oh ya.. ” So they got up and ran to the tower.
Once everyone was alive and no longer weakened, I pulled just a tough crab, and we took it with little issues, although people’s provoke buttons still appeared to be broken. I pulled a bat, and same thing, however we defeated it. But then they wanted a pugil. I suggested that might not be a good idea just yet. They said “We have a powerleveler.. we should be doing Pugs”…
Despite the fact that I did not agree, as this “powerleveler” person obviously wasn’t really here to powerlevel, I finally pulled a Pug to appease them. I asked if people were ready, they indicated, so I ran out to scout. I announced I was pulling a pug, cast Dia and ran back towards camp. I got half way there before my hp was in the Red, shortly after and it killed me. Blind had run out to try and get it, but it was too late, then about a minute later the leader says.. “Wut got u” ….. ….. …. (sorry, bad spelling bugs me too.. ) ….. >< hmm.. either they weren’t paying attention to the logs at all, or afk or something.
It was at that time that some of my LS members logged in and were out doing stuff and wanting to do things, so for the very first time, I actually left a party. I let them know that I was going to leave to go with my LS, and I encouraged Blind to follow. I have never left a party before just because it “sucked” lol.. I’m usually the one sticking it out, but I didn’t feel I was up to this. 2 deaths in less than a half an hour, and just the fact that really without the “Powerleveler” we definately could have taken all the crabs and bats around and we could have chained them and gotten some decent exp…. but thats not what they wanted…
They had a “Powerleveler” and wanted to fight high-end stuff, which ordinarily would have been alright…. Had they had a “powerleveler” there to who would actually cure.
I’m not bad mouthing powerlevelers mind you.. every once in awhile its ok to have one, in the right situation, and if they want to be there, its helpful. I powerlevel my friends everyonce in awhile to get their level back or something like that, so I can’t really say anything, otherwise I’d be a hypocrit. All I’m saying is that the attitude that so many have now, where they won’t party unless there is a “powerleveler”, or that because they have a “powerleveler” that means they can be lazy and not concentrate on playing thier best is plain stupid.
After leaving the above party, I joined my LS friends, and got my thf to level 21.. so least the night ended on a good note.. Flee.. here I come 🙂