PuGs and Idiotic Rage

Hello All!
I decided to write this post on Tantrums and Rage. I was running randoms on my priest (now 73) and I get Azjol-Nerub1 for my first random. I zoned into the dungeon grouped with a Warrior tank, DPS Deathknight, Elemental Shaman, and a mage. I’d like to add that during this time, I was feeling a little down due to feeling homesick2. DPS Deathknight is taunting adds off me (Skirmishers) using Death grip and all of a sudden, the Elemental Shaman says: “stop taunting, you fu*k”. That immediately pissed me off. I understand that some people with this game get irritated and angry at the players in this game (WoW), and I am guilty on some occasions. I, however don’t curse at a random player for a little mistake. My anger is usually towards jerks who I have trusted to distribute loot fairly and end up ninja’ing the items OR in PvP because I’m tired of dying to the same person in Battlegrounds. That wasn’t all to the Elemental Shaman’s “Shamanistic Rage“. Hehe, get it? The Shaman then decided to turn his rage against me because “I wasn’t healing”. Hmm, maybe if I wasn’t wrapped? Or it could be that I was healing the tank and the tank is just too squishy. I don’t really remember. I remember healing the tank:

Shaman: “Dude heal! don’t just fu*king stand there!”

Me: “Dude, what is your problem?”
Shaman: “Tank almost died! No reason for me to save him there”
Me: “No need to cuss at me”
[At which time, the tank pulled while I was drinking and typing. So the tank died…]
Shaman: “Dude, you f*cking suck”
[I left group in the middle of the pull so I got teleported out of the dungeon alive :D …]
I don’t like leaving dungeons. EVER. I’m usually the kind of person to stay no matter how many wipes it took. Being in the mental state I was in and on the verge of crying my eyes out, I’m glad I left that group. That shaman wasn’t what I needed to help me relax and play the game and get rid of my homesickness. So Rdyrockz – Ysondre, a quote that I love from Achloryn‘s post: PvP says What?:
I hope a real life rogue mutilates you everytime you type with the worst

kind of non-lethal poison they can find.. Piss off.

In all seriousness, I don’t wish harmful things happened to you. It’s just good to get that off my chest and use that quote because I love it so much. I just hope you get Anger Management classes. This post wasn’t about the Elemental Shaman in Azjol-Nerub. I wanted to make this post about Rage. I know that I have struggled with my anger through out my childhood. There was times I wanted to literally kill someone and I am surprised I haven’t yet. I’m only 5’8 and 114 lbs. Back in my childhood, I was always getting bullied for being so skinny. There was one time back in High School when I got suspended for 3 days for kicking my best friend in the back for pissing me off over a little thing. There was also a time when a boy was not leaving me alone and I swung a pen towards him. Similar to one of the ending scenes in Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse3. That’s when I knew I had an anger problem. I haven’t hurt someone since. Now, I just cry whenever I feel anger. To me, people would think that was a sign of me being weak. I see it as a way for me NOT to injure someone. I don’t want to be responsible for someone’s death. I don’t even want to the one who gets the ball rolling towards someone’s death. I’m guessing I’m writing this post to say:
1) If you feel anger in the game, step away and/or leave the dungeon. Typing it out might solve your problems, but it most likely won’t if you use cursing.
2) Take some anger management classes if you feel you need to learn how to control your anger.
3) Count to ten and realize why you are angry before reacting. My dad used to always say “Never make a decision when you have H.A.T.E (Hunger, Anger, Tiredness, Envy)”
4) Think before you say something to someone. – Sure, they are just words but sometimes Words can be hard to forget.
5) Remember that your anger and/or actions WILL affect someone. Sooner or later, it will affect someone.

Well, that’s about it. I guess…I’m still feeling a little home sick. I really do miss my family back in California. Now, I guess I’m going to wait till the servers are back up and just watch some TV.

1 – I remember the first time I ran this dungeon. My group would wiped because I would just stand there. Thanks to my fear of spiders doesn’t help when it comes to tanking it on a bear.

2 – My cousin who I am really close to had her wedding on Saturday. My brother posted pictures of it on facebook. My whole family on my mother’s side was there. Made me cry missing them so much.

3 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfsVZ3ao3Pw (6:37-6:40)


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2 Comments on "PuGs and Idiotic Rage"

  1. Typhron August 17, 2010 at 1:32 PM - Reply

    This would make a great Dear_Gnome post

  2. Mia August 17, 2010 at 2:02 PM - Reply

    @Typhron I agree haha :)

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