or how I got my first epic flyer, a bronze drake (which I still can’t use).
A quick run of the Culling of Stratholme with a tank (until very recently, *the* tank) and another DPS from my guild and two LFG-ed randoms started well. Buffs were handed out, everyone said “hi”, DPS #3 was doing 5-7k bursts on the early pulls, and there seemed little danger of our tank going splat thanks to timely heals from the paladin healer.
Unfortunately Mr. 6k DPS did manage to rip aggro off our tank a couple of times and went splat. I’m not sure exactly how it happened — one of the disadvantages of being a melee DPS is that it’s easy to spend an entire pull with nothing to see other than a giant’s backside — but he was definitely down, and definitely not happy about it.
We were then treated to what felt like a scripted encounter; the point-counterpoint of name calling and recrimination. Whenever our pugsome twosome weren’t bashing mobs, they were bashing each other, starting from:
“Why you no heal” -> “Why didn’t you drop aggro”
“l2p, shithead” -> “I’m not a shithead, you’re a shithead”
…and working downward. But despite the bickering in party chat we were still steamrolling through the instance and made it to the Infinite Corruptor with plenty of time. A short few seconds later and the corruptor was down.
And our two LFG’d groupmates are *still* bickering with each other — and now arguing about the drake, even though the DPS seeming already has it. So I roll, and the healadin rolls, and once again I lose. Cue sympathetic /w messages from my guildies and much crowing in party chat.
Then, a few moments later as we’re approaching Malganis, I get a whisper from the healer. Did I want the drake? Naturally I say “yes”.
“I only rolled need to piss off the druid” says the paladin healer, before opening a trade window and sending me the drake. “Watch this: I bet you 10g I can make him die here”.
So I now have a bronze drake, and need to save another 2k to train epic flight before I can use it.
And the druid? He was cc’d in the first moments of the fight against Malganis, who didn’t look at him from then on.