Rejoyce fellow players! the state of the wow players is good!
I have been levelling my rogue for the last few weeks and prepping him for cata. Needless to say you meet alot of people when levelling a new toon trough the lfg tool. The overall quality of pugs was famously filled with suck. you came across some good ones but most where either the silent psychokiller type, or the OMFG,ROFLMAO,IPWNZUG33DUNAB, type. The good ones where gems you treasured.
A few weeks in cata: after gathering the dreaded 329 the big moment was there: this rogue could sign for his first heroic! oooh fun. *claps hands exitedly* 45minutes later… oooh deadmines! *makes a fanboyish squeek*. Remember DM? im sure you do. on heroic! This little rogue vanishes and walks in. 7 wipes later: woohoo i see the first boss!
Let me tell you fair and square: heroics are heroic again, and for the better. I think blizzard did a nice job here in making the heroics hard enough to be a challenge whitout making them unreachable for the casual player.
The direct consequence of this is the moment you step into lfg for a heroic, you meet a surpisingly high amount of people who are *gasp* friendly and supportive in their playstyle. Most of these are rather good players as well and if they are not, it doesnt matter that much anyways not like this is a raid right?
Not to say that you dont meet asshats in there anymore, but i met less then in wrath, and the ones i did encounter where fairly easy removed by either the tank not taunting, or the healer not healing. TOTT is a rather fun anti-asshat tool btw just saying….
I still prefer to run anything and everything with guildies as that is still more fun then running with starngers, but its nice to know that players are getting back on the civilized side of the line that is called social interaction in wow.
The state of the wow players is good!
What do you think about the new generation of puggers? for the better or for the worse?