When joining LFR/LFD or picking up PUGs to fill out your raid I think we’ve all had that one player (or several) show up that just aren’t cutting it. They either stand in bad or they facepull mobs while the tank is afk and healers out of mana. Or they simply don’t know how to play their own class and is wearing intellect leather as a Rogue.
This week I think I met the worst one though. He was so bad I could do nothing but laugh. My guildies would tell you… I was laughing on ventrilo for several minutes following the fight where he joined.
We’re trying to do a few Firelands runs for our guild’s Mage so that she can finish up the final bits of her legendary staff. With summer here and Diablo III picking at people’s attention however, we’re often quite short on people and have to pick up some randoms. (To illustrate, I spent the raid switching between three characters; tank/healer/dps depending on what the fight required.)
The night wasn’t going all that well in general. While we weren’t dying on any bosses, we had a couple of wipes or near wipes on trash because people weren’t paying attention. As we were approaching Baleroc our guild’s Priest had to leave and we figured we’d continue with nine people.
Then one of the randoms we’d picked up told us that he had a friend who could join. We figured that ten is better than nine and invited him.
Enter the Paladin of Fail
The friend turned out to be a retribution Paladin, and we explained the Baleroc tactics briefly asking him to be in one of the shard teams. (In hindsight, this was a bad idea.) He didn’t quite understand and so we ended up telling him to just follow the Rogue who was the second part of his shard team.
We start the fight.
Things are going okay at first. Then we notice that the Paladin isn’t taking his turn at the shard – he’s running off together with the Rogue when the Rogue is moving out of range. I watch him for a bit, and realise that he’s not even attacking the boss. The Rogue moves again to take his shard.
Oh my god. The Paladin has actually put /follow on the Rogue.
I am stuck somewhere between disbelief and some sort of crazy hilarity. As the fight continues we ask another guildie to jump in and take the shards instead of the Paladin. We continue to watch the Paladin just /follow the Rogue the entire fight, not even auto-attacking the boss.
While I generally praise people who can follow directions in a raid, this had me in stitches. Surely most people would realise that even if you’re told to follow someone/do something during the fight – you should still attack the boss?
What’s the funniest fail you’ve ever seen?