The RNG Problem with PUGS in Raids and Dungeons
Raiding with random strangers in an MMORPG is never an ideal situation to any player. This applies, of course, to the MMORPG with the most number of players which is World of Warcraft. Considering of the number of players in WoW, there are many instances that will make you realize that being in a PUGs (Pick Up Group) is bound to ruin your day and if you haven’t experienced this, you are a very lucky individual. Really, no one escapes this unless you really don’t raid or you always have a premade of good friends. Whether it is because of disputes on drops or you cannot finish a boss fight, there will be someone from the PUG that will be a douche and it will spoil all the fun.
Because You’re Too Lucky
I read a post in the World of Warcraft Subreddit regarding said topic. The original poster, savage_rogue, shared his experience of what he calls abuse towards him because he didn’t give the loot he fairly won. Here is some from savage_rogue’s post:
As much as this is all over the subreddit, I’m getting sick of people going crazy over not receiving items from me on personal loot. After having a neck drop from Star Augur Heroic in a PuG I did not need it rolled it out and gave it to the leader who won. Later, we killed Krosus and I received the neck from there, I have Pydraz and am looking for another legendary, the neck was an upgrade if I replace Pydraz. The leader again whispered me asking if I needed and a few others. I posted in the chat I do need it and was confronted with this:
In addition to this, the raid leader, I presume, kicked him from the raid because he failed to understand that savage_rogue got his drops fair and square. Whether he needs that loot drop or not, it is still up to him if he will trade it away. If that’s not enough, the leader said he was being carried anyway but savage_rogue was one of the highest damage dealers in the whole team! You might want to try find logic there to keep an open mind but there’s none.
I am not discouraging people from joining PUGs but if you will, be prepared. Some intense craziness will happen sooner or later and it might ruin your day. Don’t let it.