I'm sorry, but I've gotta get this off my chest and I also want to know what everyone ELSE thinks: A few nights ago, I went down into the Fissure of Woe to do a Forgemaster Run. Now, Iset myself as a Boon Healer with SoJ for the "Text Bearer" (for the book trick) and smite hex for Spiteful Spirit blasts. This build has been VERY effective for me in the past few weeks. Usually, there is one other monk on the team, usually another healer or a bonder. At any rate, I went down the other night with a group, seemed to really know what they were doing. Then, after we complete the first quest, clearing the area and opening the chest, the warrior decides to say" Well, since we don't have a Bonder, we can't complete the rest, so I'm bailing". I told him that a bonder isn't NECESSARY, we had 2 monks and a good team. He INSISTED that a bonder was required and jumped! Since he was the only tank, no one wanted to continue.
After 10 minutes of cursing worse than a shipload of necromancer/sailors, I joined another group where we did something like 8 - 9 of the other quests, all without a bonder! (BTW, in that run, I received 5 shards!)
My question to the general populace: Does this happen often to other players? I mean, OK, I can see there being a concern in a group if you have 1 healer and the rest of the group is allout nuke: I can see where you have a group of healers and no damage dealer: You look at the dynamics of a group and determine if you want to stay in it. But THIS BOOB had just played the first group! He saw that we were all doing VERY WELL, (and we were) yet he arrogantly decides that the sun didn't particularly rise at the precise moment HE chose!?!!!
OK, ..... I feel better now.... afterall, I DID get 5 shards in the next run.
OK, I feel better! Thanks for the therapy!