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Mosus

Mosus

Male, 31 years old, lives in Sydney, Australia

Mosus is now following Nyah the Explorer and Wildstar Core.
Tuff wrote
Tuff

First DayZ session with @Mosus it was awesome <3 didnt even kill Mosus by accident : D Was pretty scary tho!

Mosus
  • Mar 26, 2014, 6:49:21 AM
Mosus

I was scared for my life!

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@Tuff Pretty damn accurate.

Excuse the need of a haircut, shave and pluckage. =|

Elloa
  • Mar 19, 2014, 10:24:08 AM
Elloa

Mosus! :D

Tuff
  • Mar 19, 2014, 1:10:48 PM
Tuff

Hahahah wauw!! AWESOME : D

Mosus
Hard Core Raiding

I remember my first set of ‘competitive’ raids they spanned 3 weeks, 5 raiding nights and in total about 14 hours (about 3 hours per raid night.) I remember the tension and excitement the first couple of nights as we chased the tail of those leading the race to be the first APAC (Asia pacific, or Oceanic) guild. Ultimately we were doomed to fail due to the fact that other guilds had the ability to raid for 48 hours in a row (people who had no jobs or were able to take time off work). However this didn't stop our passion, despite having to spread our raiding out so far across 5 weeks we could still beat the amount of time spent on each boss. That final night we downed the last boss a roar of success filled vent, we’d done it, we’d downed the bosses faster for each first kill than the other Oceanic guilds. We promptly went to the forums to post our success, however we were met with a scoff and a laugh, it didn't matter that we spent less time on each boss we still hadn't come first. I no longer join in on competitive PvE raids, despite the fun it was at the time I soon came to realize several things about the state of competitive PvE.

Although I've had some of the best times when raiding in a ‘hard core’ (or ‘serious’) group, if unchecked it can bring out the worst behavior and attitude from some people. I completely understand why, there’s some hype, desire to win and sometimes there’s pride on the line. However when these ‘feelings’ (Oh no not the feels) are skewed and turn into things like self-entitlement or so much frustration that one can’t control themselves the best moments of raiding can turn into utter despair and a moment that you’d sooner wish to forget. I can’t think of a time I was in a hard core raiding group that there wasn't at least one of these moments when there was some kind of title on the line.

Seeing as the only thing that seems to matter for most ‘Hard core raiding groups/guilds’ is how soon after the content was released you were able to ‘beat’ the content this rules out firstly anyone with a life that involves you not being able to spend the 48 hours or more directly after the content raiding, you’re left at a huge disadvantage. How should it be measured then? I think the true skill is in being able to beat content with less time spent on each boss, this is a truer representation of skill, yes it’s harder to measure in most games, but it really wouldn't be hard for a gaming company to come up with a way to measure how much time you spent engaged with one particular boss fight, or the time it takes for you to clear from the first mob to the next boss, etc.
The final straw for me however is the way that beta testing content happens, the games I've generally experienced, take SW:TOR for (the epitome of) example, before each new ‘major’ content release they place the content on the PTS (Public Test Server) for a couple of weeks or more to get the public to test the content. Sure at first this isn't a bad thing, you get free testing to find bugs which (if you were any kind of competent company) allows you to iron out bugs a lot faster before the content is put to the ‘live’ servers. The issue is when you have no NDA surrounding the PTS, guilds get on and make guides before it’s live and everyone who now wants to be ‘competitive’ is required to watch the guides and learn another guilds dance steps. It literally becomes who can learn someone else’s dance steps in the shortest amount of time, it’s tactless, boring and requires little skill and ingenuity.
I write this as I recently saw (the title of) a guide for a game that I’m interested in which hasn't been released yet, that’s right, someone made a guide for a boss that still has 4 months to go until it’s released, sure there’ll be some changes made… It still however made me a bit saddened to see it and concerned for the future of the game, I just hope they don’t follow in the footsteps of games like SW:TOR. I’d love to be able to step back into that scene in the future if given the chance.

Mo out.

Elloa
  • Mar 14, 2014, 10:06:26 AM
Elloa

Nice read Mosus! I agree with you. I'd be so much more proud if my guild was able to figure out the tactic by themself. That's when raiding become very fun. When there is no guide avalaible, and you have to adapt yourself, and figure out how to do!

Mosus
Beware of Tankitis

Tankitis [Pronounced Tan – ki – tis]: The inflammation of one’s ego to the point of being a self-important A-hole in a virtual game such as an MMO, generally playing the role of a tank.

I haven’t been playing MMO’s for too long now, three or so years, but I’ve had a great diverse experience when it’s come to guilds in those short few years and there’s one thing that has become prevalent during my time and it’s this prevalence of a type of Guild Leader or Guild Master, I commonly refer to them having ‘Tankitis’, a term I made up quite soon into my MMO guild experience.

As much as there may be some debate behind which role in an MMO is the most important, but generally when raiding the Tank is seen as the guy leading the pack, taking the hits and being the most important role inside the raid. Of course this changes from raid group to raid group, person to person, however this is the common experience of most people if I’m bold enough to say it. Behind these tanks there are two types of players, the humble and the not-so-humble. Everyone knows that one Jackass tank that thinks themselves more important than everyone else and considers the virtual-earth they walk on something to be worshipped. It’s this attitude that I noted as being ‘Tankitis’, Tankitis isn’t necessarily a problem, though I’d say it can be a headache for guild officers and guild leaders to have to deal with these self-important people, the time it really becomes a problem however is when your Guild leader has Tankitis.

Common symptoms of Tankitis [Note not all symptoms need to be present for someone to have Tankitis]:

- Commonly playing the role of a Tank in MMO’s - Unofficially or officially taking on the leadership role in group activities such as raids (Higher risk of having Tankitis if you unofficially take on the role, extreme risk if unofficially taking on the role in competition with someone who officially holds the role) - A sense of self entitlement, to praise or loot etc. - Always knowing the best way to do things despite never doing the content before - Getting adversely angry at someone for ‘not listening’ especially when it’s their first time doing content. - A constant disregard of suggestions - Premade answers to common concerns within the guild. ‘It’s just not done that way here.’ - Pretending to AFK to not talk to certain members of the guild - Consistently engaging with a ‘clique’ inside the guild

I’m sure the list is longer and I know that these things aren’t always signs of someone having this particular attitude I’m attempting to express in this writing, but it’s what I see as the most common signs and good indicators.

A Guild leader with Tankitis spells trouble, things become ‘my way or the highway’, people all of a sudden serve the Guild leader and the Guild leader no longer serves them. People are privileged to be in the guild let alone the privilege it is IF the Guild leader takes the time to speak to you. The issue this attitude brings with it spreads like a disease [Hence why I attempted to make it sound as such all those years ago.] The worst part is they never see it; the problem is with you, not them. Heck you may be reading this now as a Guild leader with Tankitis and you’ll be sitting here making up BS to some extent of how the problem is with me, the person writing this, trying to justify your own self-important attitude.

To those of you looking for a new guild, a new community, take a chance to try and find out what the Guild leader is like, how he handles ‘drama’, criticism and heck ask him what his favourite role to play in mmos, if the answers to these combined questions points to Tankitis I’d suggest looking for a new community.

To those of you in a community like this who aren’t happy with how things are being run, I apologise for your self-important leader and encourage you to get out now, it may be seemingly leaving friendships behind, but if they’re truly your friend they’ll understand and support your decision.

To the Guild leaders and officers reading this, STOP, take a look at yourself and ask, am I an a-hole? Do I have Tankitis? ‘Check yourself before you wreck yourself’.

~ Mosus

Elloa
  • Mar 1, 2014, 10:35:43 PM
Elloa

Very nice post Mosus: I was used to call those tank PRIMA DONA: I hated them when I was healer in WOW: Always had to run behind their ass without the time to get mana break or simply being in the same room than them: And if you were not healing them cause they were gone when you were drinking they were shouting at you WTF healer?!!! Hopefully I have met more tank of the other sort in my life: those one are generally wonderful persons, helpful and dedicated you can rely on.

Mosus
  • Mar 1, 2014, 10:42:43 PM
Mosus

But of course, Elloa! They're never the problem, everyone else is always at fault!

Mosus is now following Sudo, Gazimoff, WarPlots and 2 other people., Lornarghh and Qubit.
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My DayZ SA stash. Thirsty any one?

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Tuff

@Mosus Here ya go buddy! ; D Hope you like it!

ChiefSarcan
  • Jan 26, 2014, 8:26:40 PM
ChiefSarcan

Love it

Lonrem
  • Jan 26, 2014, 8:38:47 PM
Lonrem

And just to make sure it creeps out every single user that visits the Wildstar page....

Sylvan
  • Jan 27, 2014, 9:24:45 PM
Sylvan

Haha this is eerily awesome!!

Mosus wrote
Mosus

Welcome to anook man! love watching your streams!!

Agagor
  • Jan 15, 2014, 2:13:04 AM
Agagor

I'm already following him on twitch for some time now :D ...

 

Welcome to Anook, blankie :P

Elloa
  • Jan 15, 2014, 9:43:15 AM
Elloa

Heya. Welcome on Anook! UMBRA represent! .D

Lornarghh
  • Jan 15, 2014, 11:09:10 AM
Lornarghh

Hey welcome :D

Mosus wrote
Mosus

Sooo I need an Avatar for Anook... Twitter and some other forums I'm on... =P If you ever get the time and feel like possibly drawing something like Mosus as a wildstar character I'd possibly love you forever! =D

Ramagh
  • Jan 14, 2014, 10:24:15 PM
Ramagh
Mosus
  • Jan 14, 2014, 10:26:09 PM
Mosus

I love it Ramagh, I think I'll make it my desktop background.

Ramagh
  • Jan 14, 2014, 10:30:29 PM
Ramagh

Plus, it can work for both a Cassian or a Mechari!