Every week, Blog Azeroth proposes a Shared Topic for World of Warcraft bloggers to discuss. This week’s topic was proposed by Ninevi of Flask Half Empty.
A faux pas, noun, \ˈfō-ˌpä, fō-ˈ\ is a violation of accepted social norms (for example, standard customs or etiquette rules).
The term comes originally from French, and literally means “misstep” or “false step”. (via Wikipedia)
Do you think there any faux pas in WoW? If so, please explain your thoughts or maybe share your own memories and experiences!
Feel free to include serious ideas (ie: etiquette in LFD/LFR) and silly ones alike (ie: fashion disasters in transmog)!
Rolling need on something that you don’t actually need for an upgrade is a faux pas unless no one else needs it and you’d like it for offspec. Note that this gets bent a lot, I think.
Rolling need on gear that isn’t appropriate for you or doesn’t matter is as well. As a disc priest, there are (limited) times where a cloth piece with hit on it could technically be an upgrade for me, but I should never roll need on it if there’s a DPS that needs the piece.
Winning all the loot. It’s good form to pass if you’ve continually won everything (or to give away the piece you won previously). There’s no specific limit in my mind, but you’ll know when it starts to feel unfair.
Yelling at people simply for not knowing how you were going to do something should be, but people seem fine with it.
Pulling a mob if you’re not the tank unless the tank has asked you to do so.
Initiating combat when your healer is out of mana should also be a faux pas but seems acceptable to a lot of people.
I’m sure there are a lot more, but these are the ones that come to mind!
Last week’s topic was missing, but the previous one was proposed by Mataoka.
But with the new patch, and all the new things coming, what are three things that you will absolutely not leave behind? Consider these three objects your virtual backpack- the twist is, a tiny story to go along with each item.
Steve of razor lemon included his ability to solve practical problems. This is otherwise known as engineering! I thought it was a pretty great response. I also liked Kaleri’s response on Power Word: What? It caught my eye because I didn’t know (or didn’t remember) that the Argent Dawn Commision gave a ligh effect. I hope I still have mine.