In what probably was purely my imagination, I thought it felt like pugs in the old heroics were much better after 4.1. People weren't good, but they were friendly and I had fun even when we wiped on easy things. In one pug to HoO we probably wiped some 6-7 times, 5 times to the same boss but there was no name-calling, no quitting, no nerdraging. We just brushed it off, discussed our tactic and tried new things. My own pet theory was that this was due to that all the no-patience-leet-raiders had gone to the brand new troll instances, and left the old heroics for newly dinged people like my alts. I can understand that you have more patience if you realize that the wipe was partially due to your own short-comings, but I must say I really preferred those undergeared runs over what has come now in 4.2.
Because of 4.2 people we're doing heroics like crazy again. The new troll instances weren't new anymore, and most people had gotten all the gear they wanted from there for their mains and five alts. In fact, most people probably got sick of doing their vp grinding solely in the troll instances (me among them) and decided to do old heroics to keep things interesting. Only they've done those instances umptifive times as well and just want a smooth run to get it over with. Wanting a smooth run usually means you have no patience for mistakes, which means there is a lot of name calling and whining when things don't go exactly as expected. Eventhough I realize that I too sometimes can be the cause of a general gloomy attitude in a pug, because even I have bad days, sometimes I just end up in groups where every person is an asshat before I've barely opened my mouth.
This pug wasn't an old heroic, but close to. It was a normal Stonecore I did on my 84 resto druid. It just perfectly shows how some people can act sometimes, which makes me think "Why? What did you gain by this?".
It starts out innocent enough. I constantly have to remind paladins that I can do BoK and it usually takes a couple of minutes before they get it. But then I find out the tank is a comedian.
Yes, I am laughing my ass off here...
Only way to react to a troll is being one yourself. There is no way to reason with someone who thinks they're hilarious when they're morons. So I let this one go. I hardly need BoM enough to make a fuss about it with a 5-year old. Then it turns out the warlock is a special snowflake too. Two in one group, whodda guessed it?
The tank, who liked to overpull, pulled two stone giants and three of those with wavy arms. The lock dies. I use rebirth, but no reaction. After the combat I use revive, and still no reaction. I wait for a minute, but the tank doesn't so I start chasing after him. Then this funny dialogue ensues once I'm nearly at the second boss;
The tank had already pulled the boss before I got there from after ressing, and I was locked out. I also told the lock that I wouldn't run back to res someone who didn't care to stick around to accept the first two he got.
Yeah so I don't even know what a "tetam" is but I am sure it's horrible. I'm not sure who the hunter was talking to either, I suppose the lock since he took ages to get back to us. It can't have been me because I was back there ressing people and getting mana back from after the huge overpull. But maybe a mana-less hunter wouldn't understand that.
So a warning to you all - pugs have turned horribad again. Or maybe I'm just in a bad streak. What can you do in these situations? Just /shrug, get on with it and hope it's over quickly I suppose.