If I can kill the rare myself, why would I invite you?

| Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Maybe other people have run into this.  You're fighting a rare spawn, such as the honor-dropping ones in Krasarang Wilds.  You're doing just fine.  Maybe you even have it very low, 5% or less.  Someone flies back and does an invite.

I'm not sure whether to laugh at this or be insulted.

Do they think that I somehow need help?  If I did, I'd get a group.
Do they think I'm stupid enough to let them roll against me when I don't need them?
Do they hope I'll just absent-mindedly click accept?

Whatever it is, they should fuck off.  At the least they shouldn't sigh at me when I refuse the invite.  What's next, demanding half the ore when I get to a node first?


Dàchéng said...

It's a sad relection on the WoW developers that they encourage anti-social behaviour instead of the opposite. It doesn't have to be this way. Developers could reward you for grouping instead of penalizing you.

TheGrumpyElf said...

If someone sent me an invite I would decline it. That is flat our rude.

I have had, on a few occasions, someone post in say they need a rare for the achievement and won't roll, and I invite them. Not because I need their help, I am a hunter and could solo them all with my eyes closed, but because I am a nice guy... once in a while.

As you said however, them sending you the invite should get a reply of fuck off because that is just rude.

Edawan said...

Why so grumpy ?

Maybe they want the kill credit for the achievement ? I know I threw a few wild invites myself when I still didn't have them all.

Klepsacovic said...

@Dàchéng: Exactly! Maybe the devs could add a requirement that at least one message be sent and replied to before a group invite can be sent.

Oh, you meant the group thing. I don't see how the grouping in this context is social. It's two people in the same place with some lines of code tying them, not a social interaction.

@TheGRumpyElf: If someone were after the achievement and said so, well then I'd gladly invite them.

@Edawan: I don't see how needing an achievement that isn't even hard to get, justifies annoying other people and possibly distracting them when they need to be on their toes.

Ephemeron said...

"...and possibly distracting them when they need to be on their toes."

Maybe that's their intent - to distract you, make you stumble, so that you would eat an insta-kill AoE and let them grab the mob uncontested.

Dàchéng said...

Well, you're absolutely right, Klepsacovic. Maybe the devs could add a requirement that at least one message be sent each way. Blizzard's "helpful hints" displayed suring login already mentions how rude it is to send someone an invitation to group without first talking to them. Perhaps it's time to give that hint teeth (on the other hand, mid-battle isn't a great time to start typing).

That could also start to address your other worry, that grouping isn't social. In GW2 grouping happens automatically, and although it may be as silent as a WoW dungeon party, it still seems more sociable, because you are helping each other without anyone forcing you to. In other words, you are being helped by people who want to help you, and in turn this makes you want to help them. Conversations start.

It happens in WoW sometimes, as well; but in WoW nobody really needs much help.

Klepsacovic said...
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Klepsacovic said...

@Dàchéng: I meant it as more of a sarcastic comment.

I do recall GW2 grouping seeming a little different. I can't quite say why. Maybe it's that even if we weren't trying to actually help each other, we were at least not in the way of each other.

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