Monday, June 9, 2008

If you want something done right...

... then do it yourself. What happens when you can't find groups that include you or run instances at times that you want? Then you form your own group!

As a Ret Paladin, it can be hard to find groups. There are still hard-wired prejudices and general mistrust of them in the pick-up group populace. However, you can zerg through an instance with just about any sane group composition (1 tank, 1 healer, 3 DPS) providing that the members have adequate gear and skill.

Yes, I used the term zerg. I loved Starcraft. I also wanted an excuse to use that picture, because I laugh every time I see it.

Whining on the forums, in trade chat, or to your guild that you cannot get invites to pick-up groups gets you no-where. Pick up that mace, find a few friends, and make your own group!


Anonymous said...

I find the blatant idiocy (or, well, I guess we could say ignorance, but it irks me enough to say idiocy) of people who demand a specific class for any five-man just annoying. There is not instance currently in-game that absolutely requires a specific class; yes, having a Protection paladin might make Shattered Halls easier or a warlock in the Mechannar, but is it worth turning down a slew of other valuable players and waiting a half hour to find that one class you want?

Probably not.

Class prejudices sadly exist in-game and many wonderful people are still picking groups based on pre-TBC class standings or just really incorrect information. But then again, I'm the kind of person who willingly takes a Retribution paladin and an Arms warrior into heroic Magisters' Terrace -- a place where crowd control is needed to be successful.



LarĂ­sa said...

Oh, after your explaining about the mana benefits from a ret pala, I'd really love to try out partying with one... But I hardly ever see any of you people around. Where are you`? Lurking, hiding secretly, sick and tired of prejudices?
Anyway I like your idea about being pro-active, acting rather than wining.

Suicidal Zebra said...

In my experience Larisa, if you advertise in Trade or City 'LFM Heroic Blah, want 1*lvl70 Ret Paladin' you'll be deluged with whispers... that is unless AV just popped ;). On the flip side, you may well be laughed at in chat channel by those that don't approve of Ret :(.

You're quite right Josh, Ret Paladins really need to be pro-active in organising groups or they will just get overlooked. Cultivating a long friends list is obviously a part of that, and being especially chummy with a Tankadin and Priest/Shaman/Paladin healer so you are only ever looking for 2 DPSers helps enormously. Overall though I find that the most important thing to keep in mind is: 'LFM' is much more tempting to a prospective group member than 'LFG'.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs to suck it up and show some pally love! I've started a new paladin and am loving the class, true, in the past retadins weren't the best to use, but as stated any 5 man can be handled with ease in most cases with whatever 5 man group you can come up with. Get that group going, and stick it to the pug community!!!