Ok, I’m not sure wether to put this in the main forum or not, so lets be safe.
Feel free to talk about your worst mistakes in MMORPGs (or the like).
As for me:
I had my first major failure in RetroMUD just a little while ago.
Ok, here’s the thing: I play a female catfolk ranger.
A ranger is good as they can be effective from a distance (with bows), or melee (with axes). I can do both pretty nicely.
But I tend not to be in parties. Anyways, let’s set it up.
I got on, and Archone, who was already on, leading a party through the Elemental Temple. Since he was about to go afk, he suggested that I tank. This is fair to me.
So I get to lead a party of four through the Elemental Temple. Well someone cleared it out, so we decided to go to Lao-Lung.
I lead them to Lao-Lung, and we take out a few wizards and stuff, but someone was there earler, so there’s not much.
So I get the bright idea of suggesting we take on one of the bosses: a tough mage and his pet hydra. Everyone agrees, so we rest up and then go after them.
The thing is, the party leader has to be in the front row. So it was just me and my wolf up front, with three others in the middle. The guys in the front will take ALL of the melee attacks. And I kinda forgot to keep a careful eye on my status.
The result: The ENTIRE PARTY gets killed. This is one of my major fears when tanking. FUCK.
Kitty is just a little sad with himself, but he can still laugh about it, at least.