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.