I recently found audio from a particular raid leader who is somewhat famous for screaming obscenities at his raid over voice-chat. Just this morning, I find myself wondering if someone getting that bent out of shape is universally funny, or if it’s only funny to me because I see hints of that behavior in my least favorite raid leaders.
For example, the other night I was in a raid which was going to attempt to take down the Mistress. I’ve never killed the Blind One, let alone the Mistress, so the idea of taking down the final boss of the current raid was pretty cool. Someone in the raid asked for five minutes AFK, which we granted. After twenty minutes, people realized he had fallen asleep at the keyboard, again. All the top dogs in the raid started screaming at the top of their lungs into their microphones hoping to wake him up. After nearly an hour of waiting, we knew we only had one shot to attempt the Mistress before people went back to bed, so we tried to kill her with only eleven people. It didn’t go well
After we had started the fight, our missing raid member came back. He just said, “Back” and asked where everyone was. I don’t think he had any idea how long it had been.
A lot of obscenities were shouted at that moment. It wasn’t funny to me, because I was pretty annoyed myself. But now I wish I had recorded the moment, because some day I may go back and look at that situation and find it the funniest thing since Leroy Jenkins.