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Personal Space in a Raid.


I catch a train to work, and while not as bad as Japanese Trains where they employe people to push you on a train, Sydney Peak hour Trains are certainly an experience.  You learn to value your personal Space, be it standing on the right angle so the person with bad breath isn’t breathing in your face,  or just trying to get enough room to hold onto a pole.

In a Raid – Even though I am pixells..  I get a little irritated when some stands on top of me.  There are certainly fights when you need to stack.  But when you don’t need to stack I need to breath! – You have found the perfect spot.  Your Safe, your in the right range, and someone else stands on top of you, and then-  They get cause agro, and suddenly the boss is heading your way, or they get a void, or a fire or anything aimed at them, and suddenly its your problem too.

I hate stacking unless its parts of the dynamics of the fight, not because i can ‘feel’ their pixels, but of all the crap they bring with them.

So after dieing so many times in Sar 3d –  I had worked out my safe places,  my best spots that gave me access to the Drakes, and enough flexibility to move between walls and I would find someone standing on top of me, and in my head I would be like ” Move… move..   and if they didn’t I did.

Maybe its a territorial thing – or an anti social= ick! I don’t want to be that close to a human thing,  but please don’t stand ontop of me!

I have been quite.   My Warlocks now  48 – I have no illusions of getting her to 80 before the patch, but I will miss her when I do have to concentrate on my main.  We are looking at a pretty intense raid scheduel when the patch hits.  I don’t have to attend 100% of it but even having to committ to 3 nights makes me cringe a little  – and am glad that its our winter so my RL social calander slows down.   I have saved up some gold to use for upgrades/consumables to counter for the lack of extra time I will have in game – but I am looking forward to 3.1!

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6 Responses to “Personal Space in a Raid.”


  1. 1 Valdesta April 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I’m with you – I like to be able to see myself in the crowd, so even when we’re “stacking”, I try to be off a little bit to the side.

    I’ve also shut off the names of the friendly players in my raid, and just keep my name up so I can see me and what’s going on around me, with less confusion.

    Thankfully I think most people in my guild are the same way, so we give each other space quite well.

  2. 2 Priestgiblet April 13, 2009 at 8:43 am

    I’m the same way now. I used to not mind but one night after I successfully killed half the raid during KT with a mana detonation I now stay as far away from people as I possibly can. Fortunately nobody got too mad about what happened. Other people that where in the guild I was in started staying away from me after that as well. I guess people don’t like getting hit by a 23k mana detonate lol

  3. 3 AShadowPriest April 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I have the same problem in Sarth3D! I hate it when people stand on me because it makes it harder to see the void zones. I’m not concerned about myself though, but other people. Some of our raiders have a hard enough time not getting hit with them.

    I did Felmyst last night and the green laser thing reinforced my hatred of people standing on me, especially when it means that green laser is also heading for my face as well as theirs.

    Me moving to get people off of me is probably why I have 99% presence in WWS instead of 100% in non-stacking fights. It’s my working theory. 🙂

  4. 4 2ndNin April 13, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I prefer to make DPS stack by default, because it means all the stuff goes in one direction. Simply for Sarth 3D it simplifies void zones (fissures… whatever) to being Melee, Sarth, Healers, or Ranged… no requirement for thought and the RL can tell people where to move. Maybe I raid with a different style of group though, but I prefer to make it easy on myself to tell people that refuse to move who to follow 😛

  5. 5 pugnaciouspriest April 14, 2009 at 1:27 am

    @priestGiblet – See thats the sorta reason why I don’t like standing near people 😛
    @Ashadowpriest – I have conquered those void zones! – We had a few people having issues untill they changed the colour, now most people seem to have gotten it..
    @2ndNin – I will obey when told to stack.. but stacking on people getting voids is dangerous, I feel you shouldnt need to rely on the rl to tell you when to move / avoid flame walls if its something where self awareness is possible.

  6. 6 Klepsacovic April 14, 2009 at 2:37 am

    I have the habit of casting res one someone, then walking over a couple steps before the next. That way they don’t pop up on top of me. Even worse is when they don’t move and just start eating and drinking when I’m still standing there.

    Maybe we’re all crazy because we think there’s private space in WoW.


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