Say buh?September 22, 2008
So last night I’ve grouped up with some guildies for T2 scenarios, and in between I’m knocking off the last of my Marshes of Madness PvE quests. La de da, I have one to go to a certain area, kill some Skaven to get ore, and there we go. So I head to the area, which turns out to be in the middle of a PQ. No problem; I’ve already maxed out the influence in this PQ chapter, so I just looked for my six mobs to kill and move on.
I get a message from Mr. X (name changed to protect my faulty memory), inviting me to join the PQ group there. Nice of him, but naw, I’m just here to do my quest and leave. Decline invitation.
He sends me a tell: “Accept to join our group.” Another invite. I decline.
Mr. X gets a bit riled up: “Stop being a leech and join our group already!” Another invite. I squint and read that statement to my guild over vent, where it is met with guffaws of disbelief.
I send him a note: “I’m only here to do a quest, and I’m already in a group. But thanks for the name calling.”
Mr. X invites me to join the group.
I use my /ignore function for the very first time in WAR. Four more idiots, and I get a Tome unlock! Whee!
Seriously, people, head’s up — I don’t have to join your group if I don’t want to. If I’m solo killing mobs in a PQ, then that’s my choice and I’m okay with the influence rate. Long term, it doesn’t matter whether I’m in your group or not; I’m not “leeching” your influence, I’m just getting my own. I don’t mind grouping, but I’m not going to be guilted, bullied or prodded into it if I’m feeling a bit han solo that night. Remember kids: peer pressure isn’t just for the real world, but online ones as well!