Did I miss a memo somewhere and this somehow changed?
So, I've been pugging my heart out this weekend, because I'm bored, traveling for work and trapped a 6 hour flight away from my wife and kids, so I'm trying to see how many toons I can cap before I get back. There, now you have some of the lead in.
I should've seen these things coming, considering how many pugs I've been in since Friday night, but... c'est la vive.
Anyway, to clarify, I just finished a VoN3 run. The party leader had maxed out his banked XP and didn't want to lose out on what would've been 16k xp, after his banked xp capped. So, I suggested he go pop level and come right back in. The group concurs, because it's his group, and we agree to wait... And by we I mean me. And by wait, I mean the rest of the group proceeds to zerg to the final 3 champions before I get aggravated and gently nudge them to give the guy with the star time to get back in. To his credit, he was out and back in less than 5 minutes... and yet, the TR'd rogue in the group decides to start putting down rares and popping chests before everyone's back in.
We get to the Marut, and the man with the star gives pretty clear instructions: Can we please shield wall and let the casters pull aggro until the marut is below 50% hp? Sure...
Everyone listens except our TR'd rogue, whom I remind twice to stop swinging... once rather loudly... Quest wraps, we get out and the guy goes 'You know, before you start yelling, you should know you're noob' ...
Okay, so he's TR... I happen to be on a monk that I've let sit off and on again for several months at a time. I recognize that I'm not a founder, and I haven't been here since God was a baby, but I'm pretty sure that having a TR doesn't make you a vet. And even if it did, I have several.
Please, power-zerger-oober-l33t gamers who find yourselves in DDO... Losing the label noob does not come with an accomplishment. It is not something you slough off like a snake shedding its skin. In my experience a 'Noob' is some one who lacks common sense, common courtesy, and says stupid **** constantly. Running around like a crazed zerger does not earn you veteran status anywhere.