so after deciding that pve had become to boring, i decided to focus more on gvg and HA. I spent a couple nights looking for a group in heroes ascent, becoming frustrated with the fact that finding a team that will take rank0 is next to impossible(i wont take heroes, but thats another debate all together). finally, a rank3 group took pity on me and let me join there group, at this point i was just mad at the fact that it had taken so long to find a group, and i didnt really care what rank they were. the group was very friendly with me, i made mistakes, they stayed calm and gave me advice on my builds, the maps ect..never once were they rude, and i managed to make 30 fame that night. i came out of that night with basic knowlege of the maps, and was ready to apply that little bit of knowlege the next time i went into HA.
the next night however, i went into HA and was instantly invited to a random PUG all rank0-2, im hardly in a place to dicriminate, being a freshly minted rank1 and all, so i agree to hang with them for a couple hours, as we try out some builds........the builds were not the problem, players were all over the place, nobody called targets, or even worse, 3 people called targets at the same time. over and over again we did the same map learning nothing about anything except how to die, and i already knew how to do that. i chalked it up to a bad night and went to bed.
its been 1 week since that night, and its like im a magnet for the worst players in gw history, between the ragequitters who quit if we dont get 10% morale boost every time, or the imfamous team full of leaders who cant choose a target. even using ts/vent is a hassle, as u get 4 people yelling and screaming at u to do this and that, then getting mad at u because u couldnt take 3 monks singlehandedly. and dont forget my favourite type of group, the group that pees themselves when they see their opponent is in a rank 993 guild, then quit in fear...only for me to see a heroway group come running at me.
in 7 days my total earned fame? 47 :( . i knew it would be tough to get those first few ranks, thats the idea, to learn as u go so u are not a liability to higher ranked players. little did i realize what the differences in ranks can truly be. god willing ill be rank3 by christmas, hopefully that will help get me into better groups, but for every decent group i get, i get 100 groups that arent even trying to understand the game, that are just there to farm fame, and get a nifty emote
so when the time comes for me to help some low ranked person, will i do it?? probably, but it will be the exception, not the rule. that may not be the best thing to do, but if having a high rank filters out even half of these types of people, ill consider it time well spent.
and now, on to rank2................