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My Night of Sunken Temple, or, How I Learned The Meaning of “Bad Dungeon Groups”

September 17, 2010

Something I’ve heard Nick complain about while playing WoW, is that sometimes his raid or dungeon groups are bad. I never quite understood what that meant, so I just kind of went with it, figuring that he was just being picky.

Sadly, I learned exactly what he meant by a bad group last night while trying to complete two Sunken Temple quests.

In my experience before last night, dungeon groups went like this: I picked DPS or Healer and then would follow everyone else. Simple.

Unfortunately, that is not AT ALL how last night went. So without further adieu, I’ll begin my tale of the drama that was Sunken Temple:

Group 1: none of us had any idea of what to do. I was the highest level player in the group, and I’d only done Sunken Temple once, but it was with Nick, which means that I just followed him and looted things. They wanted me both to tank and DPS despite the fact that I didn’t know the temple.

Needless to say, I died. And because I was teleported into the temple, I had no idea how to get back into it. Then, while I was taking forever trying to figure out how to get back in, the group kicked me out. And then I couldnt’ find the freaking Spirit Healer.

Group 2: So, while dead, I queued for a new dungeon. Once the group was assembled, I wasn’t teleported because — everyone together now– I was dead. And they weren’t very helpful in trying to give me directions on how to get into the temple AND I still couldn’t find the damn Spirit Healer.

So I finally just submitted a GM ticket and a very nice GM ended up rezzing me. On that note: the GM was great! And now I want to interview a GM to find out if other people in-game are as ridiculous/clueless as I am.

Group 3: I ended up not accepting this group because I was in the middle of an escort quest that was surprisingly fun because it was a dwarf with gumption. And then someone shot him. That was horrible.

Group 4: So I finally get with a group that was all around my level and knew the dungeon. So they were MUCH better, except for the fact that there was a SUPER annoying guy. Like, he kept trying to start philosophical discussions during the dungeon. And it was his first time in it, so anytime the dungeon guide told him to jump or wait or whatever, he would argue with the DG! ARGH!

And then in the room with the Jammal’An the Prophet, everyone died and I had the same issue of not being able to get back into the dungeon….so Nick ended up logging into my account, getting me into the dungeon, and then I logged back in to finish the dungeon.

All told, that was about a 4 hour ordeal. AND. I didn’t actually complete one of the quests (a pally quest that requires me to collect feathers off of trolls)….so I’m going to have to go back to the effing place and do it all again.

Maybe if everyone prays, I’ll get a good group this time?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Foxguard permalink
    September 17, 2010 10:15 pm

    Well, don’t feel bad. Sunken Temple is a confusing instance to get into if you’ve never been before. I would like to tell you PuG groups will get better, but that would be a lie. As a Pally tank, I have my own sermon I could give on crappy PuGs. If you haven’t yet experienced loot ninjas, you will when you start running heroics & Raids. I won’t run a heroic or raid without my guild.

  2. ladyerinia permalink
    September 17, 2010 11:28 pm

    Oh gods…ST. No one in my guild will run that with me. Just…beware of the big hole.

  3. September 18, 2010 9:36 pm

    I recently discovered dungeon raiding, which will be surprising to a lot of long time players, the thing is I wasn’t allowed to use the find dungeon thingy until level 15. Once I did, I was so happy, I went on several raids and ammased large amounts of xp. Even when we died, it was still fun, most people were pretty nice and helpful. Stick with it, I am sure that you will find a good group.

  4. Gela permalink
    September 23, 2010 9:23 pm

    Tell them you don’t know how to get back – you’ll get the hang of it, just be glad you didn’t have to LFG pre dungeon system thingy. BE GLAD. Also, if you arent carrying around 3 sets of gear (prot, ret, holy) URDOINITWRONG and you should be able to retheal and rettank til probably Old Kingdom (lvl 74ish).

    Also, reroll. HOLY COWS, enough said.

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