Disclaimer: This story is from my POV and I am if it seems as if I am laying any blame at anyone’s feet I am not. The only blame is on my damn mics crapping out on me!
This weekend the HoDW and DG got our shit together and ran some raids, namely Web and FoT. I say that because we the DG have a returning guildie (Bennie) that has never ran these raids before and he has a limited play schedule due to a new baby. So getting everyone’s timing sorted can be a bit of a pain. But we did and they are fairly smooth runs.
Lets roll back some for this all to make since. I have a Bluetooth headset. I forget the model now but I am sure I talked about it when I got it. It was fairly solid but has some usability issues. Like I had to remember to have it on when starting DDo or the game didn’t know about it. And it also didn’t handle normal wear and tear very well. So now it won’t even turn on. So the last week or two I have been using my standing mic and speakers. Meaning I have been trying to keep my chatter down as to not cause any undue feed back. But I think that my standing mic as been having issues for a while now also as I have been using it for New DDo Cocktail Hour shows and there has been a buzz for a while now. Well yesterday I guess they were just getting buzzing and no Samius so I was mic less. Or I should say I was trying to pass messages via text chats and the wife.
Okay fast forward to raid formation, Bennie asks about changing his build to a centered wrap/caster/healbot, while we pug out the last few slots. Think we have 8 or 9 people so a mostly guild run but not all. (Yes I think of HoDW as guild even though they still want to hang onto their guild name….) We pick up a few channel people and we go on eHard web. Like I said the run was fairly smooth and we get to the chests. After 7 runs I would really like a comm or two and there are a few weapons that I would like to get but I have seen like 5 weapons in all those runs.
I start to look chests and 3rd or 4th chest Antipode… Shit. Takes me like 6 secs to check the guild list for builds that might need the web wraps and Bennie is the only one. Pass. No questions no issues. And I loot the rest of my crap and get ready to move on. Have the wife pass the message that I left the wraps to Bennie and to be sure that he gets them.
Then the wife says Bennie pulled a Pinion! Aka one of the reasons I run the raid and my head goes time for some quid pro quo. Bennie asks in Teamspeak if anyone wants it and gets about 5 replies including the wife wanting it for herself!
I do my best to type out that I could use it in guild chat but you know how guild can get lost if you have loot turned on. Before long Bennie says roll for it. And guild starts to roll. Then the puggers ask what is for roll and after some discussion the roll was opened up to everyone. And in normal fashion a pugger won the roll and got the bow…. Which is fine and not the point.
Think had my voice been on Bennie and I would have had that quid pro quo moment and I would have gotten that bow. But having to try and talk through someone else that also wanted the thing and my poor typing basically took what was a clear trade and made it a loss.
Yes, I ordered a new mic about 4 hours after that raid should be here tomorrow if not later today.