So yesterday, me and a guildie who recently TR'ed (I'm sorc, he's arti, both WF) decided after a couple tough duo runs to pug once more. We happened as 2 lvl 5's to quest with 2 lvl 5 and 1 lvl 6. All 28 point builds, all new to the game. A barbarian, a cleric and a rogue
The first quest we ran was freshen the air elite, one of the 28 pts said it was a really tough quest and that he had never succeeded it yet, another said he had succeeded it once with a nice group. Basically it was a very smooth and easy run, the newbies trying their best and me and my guildie nuking stuff as usual. This quest lvl'ed us to 6.
After this quest the group leader decided it was a good group and asked to run an elite pit. Since me and my guildie hit 6 we decided to do the group a favor and run a pit elite far underlvl. The run started very smooth, the group tried their best to support as me and my guildie were basically zerging (and splitting up). Even tho the newer players realized they weren't actually needed, they tried their best to support as well.
Everything went smooth (with a couple deaths on the newbies, yes these elite warlords hit hard on those lvl 5 adventurers). That until the restart of the intake system. Me and my guildie had typed multiple times in chat they shouldn't rush in there, because if too many spawned it might kill us. First lever cleared easily, but then the barbarian rushed in, spawning other 2 levers mobs and getting killed within 2 seconds. Lucky enough me and my guildie managed to pull em off, but we both nearly died (3 warlords + 4 preachers do really hurt on lvl 6 toons)
Well, in the end, the barbarian apologied multiple times for his stupid behaviour, and said he would try to listen if others said something next time. He said that with everything going so easily he didn't expect it to be a problem and he certainly had learned his lesson of not doing that. The rogue and the cleric did no stupid things in the end.
Now my question, why all the hate on pugs? Yes they are newer players. No they weren't a huge support to the group but they tried and learned in the progress. If all those multi-TR's would just one quest a day run with a beginning pug, we might get some new nice veterans :-)