Tonight I'm launching a cleanup of LOKI's non-Immortal / 6MinMalygos raid achievements.
Some achievements make me question if some people are actually capable of performing as required - and how that may play out.
3 Min Patchwerk - Weak DPS results in failure.
Shocking - Slow Reactions / "Lag" results in failure.
Spore Loser - Self-Restraint required to not press certain AoE-flavored buttons.
Gotta Go When The Volcano Blows - Requires you to suicide early, and get wholly carried through (Therefore, a trade off over two weeks is required).
Most of the people in my guild have most achievements, and a second pass should be sufficient to give all the remaining people a chance to earn theirs. I say chance, because I predict that some people will fail the above requirements. And out of them, we may encounter people that still feel entitled to them.
Some of the above are more clear cut then others. If you can't do X DPS on patchwerk, you aren't carrying your weight, and someone more capable at stabbing/pewpewing needs to come in. Others will be tougher to break the news that you simply cannot do what is required, and what that means.
When we did Shocking the first time, people that crossed charges got sat, and we did it with 21. What happens when they are brought in this time, and the same thing happens? Then it becomes an issue of if its believed to be controlable performance (not paying attention, failing to run) or non-controlable factors (actual server lag, ISP performance, ect). And in either case, what do you then do as a raid leader?
I know we can do Naxx with 20 people. What that then complicates, is that we could do Thaddius with five people sitting in the back of the room. Enter the Moral Dilemma - do you sit people who cross charges in the back, or take them out of the instance and do it with less people / people that don't need the achievement? Same for Loatheb (though I'm less forgiving about "accidentally" killing spores) or Heigan (Safety Dance). And then the crowing piece - should we get Immortal, and then do a second run - we could sub in people who still need it for just KT to get it.
As of now, I'm undecided. I don't want to punish people who honestly have just the slightest degree of computer issues that makes Shocking/ect not possible, and/or potentially deny them the single achievement that may be the difference between a Black Proto-Drake or not. On the other hand, I don't want to breed the feeling that people who can't perform can just sit outside the gate and /popcorn while everyone else works harder to get the achievement.
Its not an easy place to be, and I'm sure there will be upset people either way I go, but I get the feeling that this is an important decision.
Weekend minimoron: bagged
23 hours ago