The “Messy Kill”

OMG!!!  It’s a WoW post.  An honest to goodness, can’t deny it, all but the first few words at the beginning, are about WoW.  No, the preceding mess of words is not really a sentence.  I know because I have a minor in English.  Leave me alone.

Anyway, today’s topic is: the ‘messy kill’.

Personally when I choose to go on a murderous rampage I prefer the messy kill.  Life is all about organization and stress so why should it bleed over into my personal hobbies?  I am still talking about WoW…seriously.  /evilsmirk

Anyway, I got into a pug to bring down Jaraxus.  It was…MESSY.   It was a pug.  We wiped on the menagerie the first time and by the end of the second attempt we have 1 healer, two tanks , and two dps.  Actually that happened in the middle of the second attempt.  We didn’t wipe.  It doesn’t get much messier than that.  If I was still in my old guild that particular performance would have a speech following it that would not include the words, ‘good job’, ‘that was fun’,  or /cheer.  Actually it wouldn’t include anything positive at all.  I heard all those things at the end of that PUG run.  And it was fun.  And the fact that 10 people who had never played together before managed to get through that without only one fail (as in we all died) was a good job.  It made me think:  now why do raid leaders get all pissed off over ‘messy kills’?

We killed it right?  Loots were to be had.  We are moving on to the next boss.  So what if we all have to drop a little extra coin on repairs after we raise the other half of the raid.  So why?  I don’t know.  Priorities a little screwed up?  /emphatic nod

So if a raid leader happens to be reading this please consider.  If a player stands in the fire, like the tank did during the Jaraxus kill, please feel free to point it out.  If someone wipes the raid on BQL because they somehow didn’t notice the obnoxious pink line attached to them and don’t go to the center of the room, go ahead and target them and type /facepalm.  But if your kittens kill whatever they were trying to kill can we not beat them over the head with the OMG-you-suck-bat because it wasn’t exactly a perfect kill? 

Just Say’in

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5 Responses to “The “Messy Kill””

  1. June 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    I hate messy kills. I’ll take any kill over no kill, but messy kills leave much to be desired. With a messy kill I’m always left wondering if it was a fluke that we downed the boss. Messy kills can also give the impression that it’s OK to stand in the fire, regardless of the strain that put on the rest of the raid.

    So yes, I will take a messy kill, but I strive for the clean kills.

  2. June 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    IMO messy kill > no kill

    Though it’s exactly like you said. In a guild run a messy kill on something that was on farm would not be met with cheers. But in a pug, it’s almost like a “hope for the best, expect the worst” attitude.

    I can’t really speak from a raid leader’s perspective (it’s dark in there!) but I assume a messy kill on something relatively easy like Lord J would make them question how far the raid could go. If they barely squeak out a Jarraxus kill, are they in for a night of wiping on faction champs or the twins if they try to continue on?

  3. June 29, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Why speculate on what it means? Be happy the killed it and just move on. Bitch at them when they wipe repeatedly on the next boss.

    Yes the pug sucked…there were five particularly good people in there that probably could have carried the rest of the raid through the entire instance. I suspect that’s part of why messy kills make raid leaders sad…because that means there is a significant amount of carrying going on. It could also mean you have some damn fine players and bitching at the entire raid isn’t going to help.

  4. 4 Arturious
    January 2, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Boils down to what I’ve been saying all along about people being leaders, who don’t need to be. If there are those who cannot carry their weight in a raid, step up to the god damn plate leaders! single them out privately and correct the issue. Don’t take the chicken shit way out and shotgun blast the entire raid because your scared of confrontation.

    Just say’n…..luv ya babe

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