I thought that if you /ignored a player, it stopped duel requests. And does anyone know a current-ish addon for WoW that extends the ignore list?
My latest one was yesterday. I claim a PUG allergy so I mostly group with friends. A guildie says in guild chat that he wants to do Nexus to the first boss for the Winter Hat drop. He’s a lvl 76 mage. I say ok, I’ll get my 75 feral druid tank; I’d done that the previous week 4 times in a row to get hats for everyone who wanted them. A lvl 80 elemental shaman who I group with a lot says he’ll go too, and he needs the hat. I’m flying out of Dalaran to get there and I see the group is now full and there are two names I don’t recognize. Both are apparently friends of the mage, a lvl 80 ret paladin from a highly respected guild, and an unguilded lvl 68 DK.
Right, we have no healer. The shaman says he’ll do healing then, and I know he’s good so I’m not too worried. Then I start hearing the whining. The DK doesn’t have the FP to Coldarra so he wants summoning. The paladin’s in Shattrath and also wants a summons. Then the DK wants us to share “the quest”. I explain the hat is for an achievement not a quest. Turns out the DK is too low to be summoned and leaves the group. I get them to confirm in chat (the paladin isn’t talking much) that the two who want the hat are the mage and shaman, and so we will be killing the first boss only twice.
So finally we get all the cats herded up, buffed up, and I go in. Hang a left and plod along the hallways to the one with the frozen people in it. The mage starts yapping about which boss are we going to kill, I confirm it’s the BElf mage, and he’s going on about how that’s two bosses away. We say no, it’s the first boss. Then he won’t shut up about how the Alliance Commander in the middle of the hall is a boss - “no he’s not” “he is on Heroic” “that’s heroic, not normal” “he drops loot there” “(thanks for sharing) he doesn’t here, he’s not a boss”. Meanwhile the paladin is being a total aggro maniac; he’s 5 levels above me and from an excellent guild so I’m sure his gear must be awesome, but the shaman (having to heal his butt) noticed that the pally’s DPS output was really awful.
We get to the boss, and the paladin asks us what blessings we want. I double-check what I have. Blessing of Wisdom. Mana regen on a feral druid. I guess his friend sees the same thing because both of us type asking for Kings or something for me instead. I probably should have noticed that, but I also don’t expect lvl 80s from good guilds to be idiots. We kill her, and I pass on the loot. Remember how I’d confirmed with them that we’re only doing this twice, and the mage and shaman need it? Yeah. The paladin rolls on the (bind on pickup) hat. We figure he was spacing out during that conversation. The shaman wins the roll. I’m already halfway to the door, so I type “So we’re doing this two more times then?” and the mage and shaman say yup, looks like it.
Second verse, same as the first, and the paladin and mage roll, mage wins. Mage announced shortly before getting to the boss that this will have to be his last run because he has to go, and promises his friend that he’ll go with him later to get the hat. The paladin says that’s ok, he doesn’t really need the hat. (boggle Why are you rolling on a BOP item that the others do need then?) Why not? His tailor will make it for him. :smack:
I don’t bother to disabuse him of the notion that this is a tailorable item.