The Pop Of Shame

 Posted by at 10:11 am  DDO, Game Play  Add comments
Aug 082012

This is not my beautiful house
Where’d everybody go?

I can’t believe I did it again. I’ve done it before, more than once. I’ve even written about it before. And yet, here I am again.

One second I am beating on Horoth, fully buffed, focused on making sure I have all of the right rages and frenzies and so forth and keeping a critical eye on my DPS. Yes, it is good.

Then suddenly, “POP”, I am standing in House Phiarlan. Alone. I have again – again! – invoked the pop of shame. Again!

How did this happen?

  • I didn’t have to lead the kill count, although I was trying to
  • I didn’t have to be the first one into the big Orthon fight, although I was
  • I didn’t have to throw the switch that unlocked the next quest segment, although I did
  • I didn’t have to tank anyone or kite anything, I could have essentially piked the entire quest

The only thing I had to do was remember to put on my Boots of Anchoring for the end fight. But no. “POP” and I am out of it.

Banished. Stupidly, embarrassingly, irredeemably Banished.

Ai yi yi. Sometimes I am amazed I remember to breathe.

πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

  8 Responses to “The Pop Of Shame”

Comments (8)
  1. Never have forgotten my boots, yet. But i haven’t done a ToD since U14 due to how rings are shitty now.

    And tobril yells boots at the top of his lungs when it is time for them so i dont have to remember….

  2. This was the first ToD PUG I’d seen since U14. All the more shame πŸ™

  3. XD haha. sh*t happens, so to speak. (let’s hope I don’t make a fool out of myself when I run my first ToD)

  4. I’ve popped once. It’s so disorienting when it happens the first time!

    I forgot my boots a second time, not taking them out of the TR cache before doing a ToD raid. I recognized the problem before we started the end fight, so I knew to stay behind the banishing line, but I was a healer, so it gimped me in terms of contributing. So embarrassing!

  5. not as bad as forgetting to take them off/then jumping to death/been there done that/bow….

  6. You made a mistake, that happens to all of us. You learn from it and move on.

    It could have been worse, everyone else could have gone POP and you were alone with Horoth πŸ™‚

    Dear Turbine,
    Please change the icon for the boots of anchoring to something different.

  7. This is almost as funny as the shame when you do not bother or choose not to bind your shiny TR anywhere. When you are 16 or so and death takes you and you recall and ‘pop’ middle of Korthos village and all the newbies are like ‘wow, when do I learn that spell’ and you are all ‘nothing to see, important gamer business’ as you race to find your teleport scroll or clicky.

  8. Hey, this stuff happens. Even’s healer got banished a few ToDs ago.

    @Keava: Oh HELL yes on changing the icon! ‘Cause Boots of Anchoring look exactly the same as Cannith boots, and things get confusing.

What do you think?

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