On Groups

In the past I've mentioned a few grouping situations where things have either amused or annoyed me, often in the same post. I don't think there will be much to amuse in this particular post, however.

On Saturday night, I accepted an offer to run Naxx 10 on my hunter. We cleared two quarters, then one of the tanks said she was a bit too tired to perform correctly any farther and asked for a readycheck to see how many would be available to run the next night (Sunday) at 6:30 server. The readycheck came back with sufficient numbers to confirm a run for Sunday.

I was on Tzia at 4:30 server, and confirmed the run with one of the tanks, who later logged off. 5:30 server came around, neither tank was on, and at 6:00, 6:30 all the way up to 7:30. No run showed up, neither tank was on. The run never materialized. I obviously became annoyed... I'm one that will show up ready to run a half hour minimum before a raid. If I'm 10 minutes early? I'm late.

This isn't the first time that this particular tank has dropped out and left myself and a guildie putting a run together... hell we did an OS 25 a week or two back, where the tank disappeared from organizing leaving guildmate and I in charge... the tank never came back, so we kicked her and ran the entire show with out her. And we cleared OS 25 just fine.

I said a few things in Bloodriver's Vent about the entire experience, and have come to the conclusion that I will not be running with anything that particular tank puts together. If she can't be expected to commit, why the hell should I waste a raid ID marker that locks me down for a week in a wasted run?

If I say I'm going to be somewhere... I'm there. I expect that from anyone I work with, in game or out. If unforeseen circumstances pop up that prevent it? Well, stuff happens, and that's excusable. But, when you flake twice? That's a pattern. And if I don't recognize a pattern when it presents, then I'm the dumb one.

I guess anyone reading can take away from this entire rant a simple fact: if you say you are going to be there to me, BE THERE. I expect nothing more, nothing less.


  1. Heh...that's one of the reasons that I'm never running with that person again either. One of many reasons but I'm sure you've heard them all before. But it's okay, because Bloodriver is doing Naxx all on our own this weekend!

  2. Yeah, that's almost as bad as a tank that keeps saying he's coming back and just doesn't seem to make it. hmmmm

    I guess I better hurry back so you guys don't have to put up with the BS.