Some Goblins write entertaining, informative articles about economic principles, while taking extreme but misguided positions on working in a team of other people.
Two big things make Goblins Cry:
1) Buying 10 Crystallized Fire for much more gold than 1 Eternal Fire
2) Boosting weak people through content, allowing them to earn epics without equal input (
Well, #1 is a little mis-placed because generally the Goblins are the ones selling the Crystallized, so it only makes them cry if they accidentally purchase an expensive item when there's an equivalent cheap item available. But Goblins are perfect, so they never make those kinds of mistakes ;-)
However, boosting the "dumbs"! That's a sure way to rub a goblin the wrong way.
A Shadow Priest's First Raid
While I was getting ready for our 25-person raid monday night, the uber gf was putzing around in Dalaran and saw some PuG 10-man looking for a Shadow Priest for Vault of Archavon.
She said she's going for it! And what's VoA? pst, its a raid, honey :-)
Woe-fully under hit cap, clad largely in quest greens with a couple Heroic Gumdrop drops, all nice and neatly gemmed and enchanted.
She lets them know she's a recent 80 new to end-game, and they're all good with it.
Luckily, VoA is a quick little run, so for a casual player jumping into a group can have some fun without a major time committment.
So I give my advice (stuff falls from ceiling during trash, move out of it. stalactites fall from ceiling/boss during boss, move out of it. keep vampiric touch up. have fun.) and she's off.
Quick like a bunny, she kills the boss and its on to looting.
And the T7 priesty pants drop, and they're all hers!
Gratz on your first epic, lady!
Boosting to make a Goblin Cry!!!!!!
A Shadow Priest's Second Raid
While all this is going on, we're getting our 25-person raid together. The plan is to do VoA real quick, then head over to one-shot Malygos, and then call it a night.
As it would turn out, some people were already saved to heroic VoA, which is pretty puzzling why we have folks running 25's out-of-guild, but I digress.
So we found ourselves short on players.
Around this time, I excitedly tell the team that the gf just did her first raid, 10-man VoA.
Many cheers, followed by the GM having the sweet idea of inviting her for some Big Leagues action.
And since she's already right there at the portal, all the better.
So, how did it play out....
1) More news to fuel the Goblin fires. Less DPS than the tanks. Taken on the surface, its boosting at its finest. However, when you look beyond the surface and consider these tanks are the best geared and skilled tanks on the server, and the player is in her first 25-person raid ever, 1200 DPS ain't too shabby, and provides a good benchmark as she works on getting a little +hit gear and a spell priority/rotation.
2) Take a look up top. We got your stealth nerf....RIGHT HERE!
No phat priesty lewtz on this run, which truly would have put the nail in the goblinish coffin, but whatever. It was fun as hell.
If only Greedy Goblin could have been there!
I just wish GG could have been there.
It was boosting in the finest form.
And it absolutely made my night!