The next time you read an AFK Gamer post and think, “that Foton does not know what he’s talking about!”, I want you to come here and look at this post.
Remember how I had warned you about grouping in Guild Wars? Y’know, only group if you really, really must and be prepared for players that yell all the time and then spit on your feet before they leave your ass in the middle of a mission? (Here’s a link and a screenshot to refresh your memory.)
So today, I logged into GW on my alt. Alas and alack, none of the buds were online yet, so either I fill out the group with the suicidal henchmen, or I find myself a group.
Rock, meet Hard Place.
I grouped, and no sooner had we zoned into the mission when Psycho Player starts hers/his/its shit:
In my opinion, if you are psychotic, you should warn your group members BEFORE zoning into the instance. Just to be polite.
This particular mission, you need to “attune” these pedestals by placing a crystal in each one BEFORE the opposing NPC team can “attune” theirs in a similar manner.. There’s three total pedestals. You do NOT need to kill any of the opposing NPC team at all as they will happily run around trying to outrace you.
I don’t want to spoilzorz anything, but let’s just say, the NPC AI is encoded so they run as a group, vastly increasing the ground they have to cover. If the players split up and don’t engage the NPCs, easy to win.
Now, if the Psychotic Player hadn’t spent all that time YELLING AT EVERYONE IN CAPS, I would have explained this.
Instead, Psychotic Player ran around, engaging as many NPCs as she/he/it could, we died one by one, and Inf**** and Ele**** (Psychotic Player) left the group while our sole survivor rezzed the dead.
Y’know, so any chance of recovery and a retry was for naught.
The next time you think that I exaggerate or that I’m overly critical, slap yourself.
Epilogue: I hired 5 NPC henchmen and finished the mission by myself in under 15 minutes. After all, I’m not getting any younger.
My days of educating an entire server on how to game properly are over.