I Have Major Dungeon Anxiety
I don’t know if you guys felt this way when you began playing, but the idea of dungeons makes me really nervous. I think it’s mostly due to the fact that I have to play with other, most likely more experienced, players who could yell/laugh at me, but it also has to do with the fact that things move really quickly in the dungeons and there’s so many things happening at once that I get lost and can’t tell who is who and what is what…and I get overwhelmed. And then I sweat. And feel really stupid.
Typically once I’m in the dungeon, I do alright. I’ve done both healing and DPS while in them, and I think there was only one time where I majorly screwed up while healing and it was because my internet was lagging….and everyone died. so normally once I know what I need to do, I’m okay at doing it. But there are other things to consider besides just performing your role well.
For example, when there are those items to roll for when everyone is looting and they ask you if you need it or greed it or whatever, I never know what to put! I feel like I don’t have time to pull up my character chart thing to compare what I have equipped to what is being offered because people won’t wait on me and I don’t want them to leave without me because I’ll probably get lost unless I follow them, and I don’t want to select need on something that I actually don’t need because I’ve been in dungeons where someone gets something that they shouldn’t get (for whatever reason) and then people yell at them and/or kick them out of the dungeon.
And I don’t want to be the dungeon pariah.
So I always pick greed. And I’ve probably missed out on stuff that I actually do need because I’m so concerned about people yelling at me.
It’s like I have this weird form of virtual social anxiety. And I’m not quite sure what to do about it.