I really hate Culling of Stratholm. It’s not the instance’s fault.. it just is what it is. I’m vaguely annoyed by the interminable standing around waiting for Arthas to finish roleplaying.. but really.. it’s the people that piss me off.
Inevitably I’ll get into CoS run up the ramp, grab the arcane thingy as 2-3 of the other people in the group go zipping past. They didn’t bother. Someone else will zap the boxes.. so they don’t need to bother. Their time is too precious.. they’ve got places to be (like up near the gate waiting for the RP event to start).
Well last week I snapped.
I’d had a hard day at work.. and I just wasn’t in the mood. I zoned in to CoS, picked up my disrupter and watched all 4 of the other people in the instance mount up and ride for the gate. They didn’t even hesitate. Just off like a shot. I even typed in party “please zap the boxes”. Nope they weren’t having any of that.
So I got my Arcane Disrupter and zapped a box 1/5. Feeling a bit pissy about it. Zapped box 2/5. Feeling more pissy I reasoned that if I just zapped the boxes I’m reinforcing that it’s perfectly ok what they’re doing.. zapped 3/5 I’m in fact encouraging them. 4/5 I’m PISSED. I’m SEEING RED I can hardly breath.
So I run up to the 5th box.. and I stopped and I stared at the box for a while. I waited. I wanted to see how long it would actually take them to actually notice. Eight minutes later one of them rode back to me to figure out the problem.
In /p I typed “There are 5 people in this instance.. and 5 boxes that need to be zapped by anyone who get a disrupter from Chromie at the entrance. Four of you fail. I wanted to see how long it would take you wastes of pixels to notice. I’ve just stolen 10 minutes of your life.”
I believe this was greeted with “LOL it’s just a game” and “someone’s way to serious” and I think I told them they could all eat a bowl of cock***.. but it’s kinda fuzzy after that. The one person who rode back actually had to go all the way intot he basement to get a disrupter.. and run all the way back to box 5 to zap it.. By this time I only had 5 minutes on my debuff so I dropped group. I figured they’d kick me at their earliest convenience anyway and I didn’t want to spend one more minute with them… I was PISSED.
I -wish- I’d been a healer or a tank.. but unfortunatley I was DPS. So all it did was rile me up and piss me off.. but now everytime I zone into CoS.. I remember “eat a bowl of cock”.. and smile bitterly.
***I honestly don’t think I’ve ever said “eat a bowl of cock” or typed it for that matter.. so it was surprising to see that flow off my finger tips.