I've never been booted from a pug before.
In 4 years of playing wow.
.... it was a relief when it happened yesterday and saved me making the decision to leave and appearing the jerk, although apparently I was the jerk anyways.
I had already run the heroic daily - Violet Hold - on Hinenuitepo with a guildie and pugs. All three of us dps did over 4k dps, and the run was fast and easy. I then hopped on Hinetitama and was invited quickly to a pug to heal. From the start, things were odd, but I thought it might work out. I looked at the warrior - as I usually do - and he had a mix of appropriately tanky blues and epics and a prot spec. Fine. Instead of standing on the portals and thunderclapping, however, he stood well back and charged when the mobs spawned. Unusual, and mildly annoying because they initially agroed a random party member, but doable. Then I noticed the pally was pulling threat - he was dpsing in rightous fury. I mentioned it, and he turned it off. We were getting the mobs down just as the next portal opened, but I didn't think much of it.
Then the first boss came - the one with the nasty shroud of darkness. Naturally, the pugs didn't dps the adds when they got the shroud, and eventually the damage overwhelmed my ability to heal. I popped my earth elemental who tanked for a while, but eventually we died. Before the wipe, I remember wondering, 'how long do I have to keep this up? Isn't the boss dead yet?' and seeing he was at 40%. So on the run back I check my recount. The mage was doing 1900 dps. Not bad. But he's in full epics, including several pieces of 10-man TOC gear and Ulduar gear. Ugh. And the tank, and other two dps are all doing 1000 dps. 1000. (okay, the rogue was a little higher, but not much).
1000? Dang. I did 2000 on my DK the first week of Lich King in Violet Hold. I just did over 4500 dps on my DK a few minutes prior and yes, that's almost more dps than my entire failpug combined. How does a rogue and a pally in a mix of blues and epics do 1000 dps in Violet Hold?
That was when my inner jerk came out and I posted the recount dps in party and asked: 'Seriously'?
I admit, that was a snotty thing to do. I'm not proud of it, but I was partially in shock. I really couldn't believe it. I'm accustomed to the occasional newer player in poor gear doing 1k dps and being dragged along, but a whole party? Even the mage, in gear that should have been doing at least 3k dps if not more.
So, next thing I know the mage kicks me from the group.
I /say "ok, well, I can miss a day of completing the heroic." /wave, and leave the instance.
The mage whispers me and says, "sorry, but you aren't a team player." Some discussion ensued, but none of it was positive, so I won't repeat it here.
I'm not a team player. >.>
Ok, I did point out the recount dps of the group. An oft-maligned practice and jerk move. I can understand why the group didn't like their performance being posted (in party though). I also started the instance run at the beginning after the group stood around for several minutes, apparently to the dismay of the group.
Ah well. I guess I was a meanie.
Why can't I feel bad about it?