I'm never quite sure why people read my blog. I don't track stats, though I know for sure lots of people read here in the shadows. I write about my experiences as a Protec Paladin. I don't Theorycraft as a Paladin at least not usually, we have many good Paladin blogs for that and the Maintankadin forum for it. What I usually do any serious post on it all falls under perspective or observations but its all perspective to me. So one of the things I've being simmering a while now on is the act of Dungeon Chaperoning if you call it by that name or better known as Dungeon run thoughs. Not clear yet! Ok ..... /w Will you please help me and run me through "X" dungeon OR Will pay "X" gold if you run me through (RFC, WC, SFK, RFK, SM etc) please?
Plain and simple Galo's personal policy is the answer is NO! And I don't care if your offering me 10g to do it either. I can't tell you how many and how often I get a /w like that or see it in general or trade chat. For all I know it could be you or someone else like you, a newbie, a noob or on a high level with a alt as the guilty party that did that /w. My number one policy as a Paladin and as a level 70 is: I do not under any circumstances run anyone through a dungeon ... period! I'd rather heal for a lowbie or group so they learn how to play in groups as a team than run someone or group through any dungeon.
People sometime wonder how people get to lvl 60 or lvl 70 in Outland and have no idea how to play the game. You walk into a PuG and you wonder how some people have no idea how to play or even group and play effectively with each other. You wonder what the heck that person has being doing for 60+ levels. You get frustrated when you see people like that and you wonder how? Well one the many reasons I think is Dungeon Chaperoning by level 70's to low level players and to alts or people in their own guilds for quest, loot or whatever. Your not doing those people any favors by depriving them of the opportunity to learn to play before they get to lvl 70 and make your life hell in 5-mans or even raids. Heck I've even gotten /w where when I said "No, I'm sorry I can't do that" people resort to question why I won't run them through a lowbie dungeon. Imagine that.
High levels are not doing lowbies any favors by chaperoning them through dungeons. I know you sometime do it for the gold because your broke maybe. Your not doing any lowbie or group any good favor if they are never learning how to fight instance mobs and bosses as a group by one manning the dungeon for them. Sure you save them a lot of time and a quick run through but at the price of them never learning how to play properly. If you want to run someone through a dungeon that's up to your its your character. But if you /w me and ask me to the answer is a NO. I've never asked a high level to run me through any dungeon when I was leveling. I always tried to find a group at my level and if I couldn't I just bypass the dungeon completely leveling up. But I learned to play in groups on my own effort and thus developed my own skills over time and playing my class. I'm not sure why people are so lazy that they wont take the effort to find a group, learn to play and quit asking to have everything handed to them easily even a instance. What happened to putting in your own sweat and effort in a group and pulling your own weight?