Finish this Sentence

I have one more exam remaining before I am free from the clutches of academia (for two weeks). My posts have been getting sparser and a little irregular and I apologize. The past few weeks have been fairly rough. Carnage lost a Druid, a Mage, and a Shaman to real life. I’m waiting for the word from the boss to see if I should go out headhunting for any of those three classes. Both the Druid and Shamans were resto. If there are any disgruntled resto druids, resto shamans, or mages who want to progress in the game and see the world before wrath hits, we do have openings. Feel free to drop me a line.

Now that my plug has finished, here’s a "finish the sentence" question I want to post to everyone.

Raiding is like…

For me, raiding is like writing a test. There’s an unbelievable amount of pressure to do well in front of your peers.

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  1. Raiding is like a second job, one you do mostly for the fun of it.

  2. Raiding is like cereal; crunchy and exciting at first, but if you don’t get through it fast enough it gets soggy and gross.

  3. Raiding is like doing a group science problem. You learn who the idiots are really quickly.

  4. Raiding is like playing in an orchestra. Everybody has to sync up well, do their part, watch/listen to the leader, and a single person can make a surprisingly big difference.

  5. Raiding is like… a group research project. If someone slacks and you end up doing more than your share, it blows, but if you all pull your weight, there’s no limit to what you can do.

  6. also re: Pike – and if that single person is an out of tune oboe player or an out of vent, won’t-run-omen warlock…

    well, it’s just bad.

  7. … herding cats.

  8. Raiding is like the adrylin rush from jumping out of a plane when you get the boss down without havig to risk your life.

  9. Raiding is the enjoyment of hearing stupid people get reamed by loud people for being stupid and wiping the raid.

    @ Pike you also need to listen to everyone and appropriately offer constructive criticism where applicable. On a side note, I’d love to hear the results of a PUG grade 6 piece 😀

  10. Raiding is like a nuclear weapon. It’s exciting and flashy when the parts are put together efficiently, but if a single piece of the core is too slow, you get no more than a time consuming and pointless fizzle.

  11. Raiding is like marriage. If you want it to last you have to go in prepared, be ready for things to go wrong, to keep trying, to listen to others, and have a long term view of success.

  12. Raiding is like sex.

    Doable with 10.

    Better with 25…

    What? What?

  13. Raiding is like paying a second job to let you come in to work.

  14. My answer to this question has changed many times. Currently, raiding is like fingers on a chalkboard and forks scraping across fine dinner plates all at the same time.

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