beadnbutter32, on 06 February 2013 - 06:47 PM, said:
keep adding the good ones you your friends list.
This is the best advice you'll read on this topic. Pugs and guildies aren't dissimilar. Even with a semi-guildie, I managed to rage over their lack of desire to even attempt to kill Kholer, so I had to solo him =/ That makes me a bad guy, since I did not start the group that time. That is the all-time problem, though. People who are used to making their own teams usually lead and call the shots. If that's not the case for some reason, you just get furious.
AC is a very good example for the things pugs do that organised teams don't. Before the res-rush update, you could wand and afk the pit bosses from range. It took f*cking ages and wasn't even necessary, but pugs like easy. Like skipping kholer unless a wild troll appears, or skipping the ramp after spider. The bad players can be flushed out of the pug system fast, though, if everyone else actually improves.
Anyway, the reason people say guildies>pugs is because their guildies whom they have played with for months, if not longer in other games, know their skill level and what they are capable of. They probably sync and have ideas of synergies and they know eachother's equipment is legit. It boils down to knowing you'll win to dice roll.
Verene, on 10 February 2013 - 03:56 PM, said:
I have had a poor PUG experience, but it was less from how they were playing (they initially had a habit of running off when someone'd say "hold on a sec need to change a skill" but they stopped quickly), and more about their attitude - they kept harassing one of our group members and then got pissy at the end when they realized we'd done story mode, not explorable...despite the fact that we made it clear when asking for a fifth that we were going to do story. That's the sort of thing that's going to annoy me - if we'd known they were harassing one of our party members, we would have kicked them and just gotten someone else or postponed the run, but the party member didn't tell us until after the run was done.
As a guild leader, you must know that communication triumphs in pugs. How can someone not have known you were doing story mode and not explorable? Those kinds of pugs are a minority, regardless. The silent pug who also sucks and uses all the signets. Don't add those.
Edited by Minion, 10 February 2013 - 08:15 PM.