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    Default When you cannot pike

    Ok...so piking is an art. I get it. But, just for the sake of making it clear to new pikers...there are some quests+some classes that do not equal pikage.

    Case in point: Today in VoD the WF wizard decided 3/4 of the way thru the quest to park in a corner and go afk. NOTE TO NEW PIKERS: You cannot be the person doing the reconstruction on the WF tank and expect success. I realize my uberness may have lulled you into complacency...but we party wiped. (Just as a frame of reference, he decided a good time to park in a corner and hide would be right before the second group of orthons popped, so the healer was all tied up with the group.)

    Piking is bad if you are the reconstructor. But, VoD reconstructor is just one example. Piking would be bad if you were the Sully tank. Piking is bad if you are a healer in Hound. Piking is bad if you are the only one who can open locks in the Shroud and people don't know how to solve their puzzles. You cannot pike if you are the only one who knows how to do the puzzle in the Reaver's Fate raid. You cannot pike if you are four manning Xorian Cipher and are not past the rune plates. You cannot pike if your job is to open the flame door in Enter the Kobold.... The list continues.

    So, while we love to pike from time to time, maybe this would be a nice place for novice pikers to get their advice.

    I am sure the community has plenty of "Do Not Pike" instuctions.

    That is all.

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    Unless you are quik.

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    U pike, U get put on my "friends" list
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    Quik falls into the realm of "Professional Piker". He should be able to give some good "Don't pike here" examples.
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    I have one...

    Do not pike.......

    The end.

    Just chip in you lazy bunch of bar swabs or else next time i see you rushing to a quest of explorer area i will make sure i pop all the chests i can find before you enter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamonkeysix View Post
    Quik falls into the realm of "Professional Piker". He should be able to give some good "Don't pike here" examples.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora1979 View Post
    I have one...

    and may all your off spring be manchester united fans!!
    Is that anything like being a Yankees fan trapped in Boston?
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    The last quest that was really pikable was the reaver until they changed it. Other then that yea don't pike. Or you start ending up on "friends"list.

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    The only time I've attempted to pike was in a quest I was soloing. It didn't end well.
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    Even Butter has the decency to set up one of those birds with liquid in that that pecks up and down on his keyboard...alternating "Accept Raise Dead from (insert victim cleric)? Yes" and sending out, "Sorry guys, NooB!" text in party chat over and over again.
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    Yeah, I was healer on this VoD run.... In addition to a piking WF recon wizzie, we also had a lvl10rog/lvl7wiz with 142 hp, and 4 others with absolutely no way of handling their own curses. When the second orthons popped, instead of letting the other fighter intim and yank them in, they ran around in circles trying not to get hit. And a few even continued to DPS Sully, so while all 4 orthons were still up the bats popped. Of course myself and the other healer did not know this because we were too busy figuring out that people were cursed AFTER we sent the heal since no one was calling it.

    I think I'm giving up pugging my cleric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k1ngp1n View Post
    I think I'm giving up pugging my cleric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k1ngp1n View Post
    Yeah, I was healer on this VoD run.... In addition to a piking WF recon wizzie, we also had a lvl10rog/lvl7wiz with 142 hp, and 4 others with absolutely no way of handling their own curses. When the second orthons popped, instead of letting the other fighter intim and yank them in, they ran around in circles trying not to get hit. And a few even continued to DPS Sully, so while all 4 orthons were still up the bats popped. Of course myself and the other healer did not know this because we were too busy figuring out that people were cursed AFTER we sent the heal since no one was calling it.

    I think I'm giving up pugging my cleric.
    Mental note: When any pug raid starts with the guy telling you a 142 HP build is okay, the next thing people should see is "(Party): Insert my toon's name has left your party." I actually told him I get more than 142 HP from my gear, but he didn't get it.

    Just for the record, the cleric and FvS were good. The WF caster that was piking and not healing my WF tank...not good.

    It's too bad you can only give/get rep in the forums. If you could give and get rep after a raid, it would be a lot easier to pug!
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    Quote Originally Posted by k1ngp1n View Post
    Yeah, I was healer on this VoD run.... In addition to a piking WF recon wizzie, we also had a lvl10rog/lvl7wiz with 142 hp, and 4 others with absolutely no way of handling their own curses. When the second orthons popped, instead of letting the other fighter intim and yank them in, they ran around in circles trying not to get hit. And a few even continued to DPS Sully, so while all 4 orthons were still up the bats popped. Of course myself and the other healer did not know this because we were too busy figuring out that people were cursed AFTER we sent the heal since no one was calling it.

    I think I'm giving up pugging my cleric.
    I think I was in on this run. To my recollection, the said wizzy died in the first wave of orthons and was gone the rest of the raid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norman_quickfinger View Post
    The last quest that was really pikable was the reaver until they changed it. Other then that yea don't pike. Or you start ending up on "friends"list.
    I regularly solo that raid with 11 pikers just so people can get free completions. There haven't been any patches since I did it last, so I'm not sure what changes you're referring to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamonkeysix View Post
    Ok...so piking is an art. I get it. But, just for the sake of making it clear to new pikers...there are some quests+some classes that do not equal pikage.

    Case in point: Today in VoD the WF wizard decided 3/4 of the way thru the quest to park in a corner and go afk. NOTE TO NEW PIKERS: You cannot be the person doing the reconstruction on the WF tank and expect success. I realize my uberness may have lulled you into complacency...but we party wiped. (Just as a frame of reference, he decided a good time to park in a corner and hide would be right before the second group of orthons popped, so the healer was all tied up with the group.)

    Piking is bad if you are the reconstructor. But, VoD reconstructor is just one example. Piking would be bad if you were the Sully tank. Piking is bad if you are a healer in Hound. Piking is bad if you are the only one who can open locks in the Shroud and people don't know how to solve their puzzles. You cannot pike if you are the only one who knows how to do the puzzle in the Reaver's Fate raid. You cannot pike if you are four manning Xorian Cipher and are not past the rune plates. You cannot pike if your job is to open the flame door in Enter the Kobold.... The list continues.

    So, while we love to pike from time to time, maybe this would be a nice place for novice pikers to get their advice.

    I am sure the community has plenty of "Do Not Pike" instuctions.

    That is all.

    Must have been a noob cleric... solo healing vod is easy with remove curse spamming. I could even pike thru that, my bird would have it covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seamonkeysix View Post
    You cannot pike if you are four manning Xorian Cipher and are not past the rune plates.
    If i remember correctly you can 2 man that quest. Hirelings(Not sure on this) and Pets are possible ways to activate the runes without actual players. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong though.

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    I'm pretty sure that Quik has successfully piked Tod while being Horoth tank. After all, you just position him, turn on autoattack and go afk.

    Pretty sure the devs changed the AI of sully in vod just to prevent Quik from piking that too.

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    While a much lower and easier quest, you should not pike if you have gone 20 or more steps into WW Pt 2. Nothing is more annoying than having that voice tell you, "You must not leave until you free Arlos and gather your party". Then you see Quiklips (little known Quik alt Cleric/Sorc/Wiz combo) motionless, just out of range of the end....inexplicably saying "Sorry guys, NooB!" over and over again, but not moving. (Dam* him and his macros!)
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