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Shortfall

April 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Now I don’t want to seem like a hypocrite, I’m fairly relaxed about loot but certain things piss me off. Primarily ML who don’t list the loot rules before an instance starts. That’s your job, do it properly. If I roll 80 and some Druid rolls 60 on a Stave I’ve been wanting for several months in ToC10 then by god I probably should get the stave. But because you didn’t list the rules of looting, I’m wagering under the apparent misconception that I’ll be receiving it, and the Druid will have to try again. Obviously that wasn’t the case, else I wouldnt be mentioning it as an example, and the Druid got the stave because “it was fair”. To be honest, I’d hardly consider it fair that a Druid put in minimal effort, died a lot, didn’t bother Flasking or Potioning and generally did nothing but relatively weak DPS (even for his gear) then be given items as rewards, when the Shadow Priest who topped DPS consistently in his off spec using Flasks and Potions got nothing.

The argument was also that “you’ve had something in here already”. Not that I rolled for I didn’t. A cloth item dropped, no-one wanted it, nobody disenchanted it, and you assumed it’d be an upgrade so you gave it to me. So yes, I got an item, but no I didn’t want it. By those rules surely I can give you (the Holydin) a Leather piece with Spirit because “I think it’s an upgrade” then deny you that 232 slotted Shield you’ve been after for however long you’ve been after it.

So anyway, that’s my little bitch about Master Looters who don’t do their job properly.

On the other hand, sometimes strokes of luck do occur. Veir was running his first ToC25 today and the ML hadn’t actually put ML on, so it was Need/Greed/Disenchant as usual. A 245 Robe dropped that was a rather comfortable upgrade, and a Paladin rolled on it, only to give it to Veir afterwards. I was quite pleased to see that some good people did exist, and to give it to somebody deserving (perhaps I’m biased, but the healing he pulled off was nothing short of legendary given the circumstances) was just icing on the cake.

Veir goes home tomorrow so it’s back to raiding as usual. I’ve missed a couple of raids (just one a week, so I’m still doing the Wrath of Wisdom ‘minimum’, though I’d like to do more) in lieu of spending time with him in real life, which I would always do given the choice between him and WoW, but we’ve still made good progress in the raids I’ve been in.

My mojo is still off walkies, perhaps it’s just that I’m subconsciously distracted by Veir, perhaps I just need to rethink my healing. I’m gonna try find a couple of thousand gold from somewhere soon to regen myself a bit more towards SP/Haste, rather than just Haste, given that I’m now smacking the soft cap into a bloody pulp and taunting the hard cap in a threatening manner too. I’d certainly like to pick up a few shortfalls on my gear, especially my weapon since an upgrade there will make the difference between 2.8k and 3.1k unbuffed Spellpower (a significant amount for healing, I’d certainly say), though a better trinket would be nice too (the Abacus from Gunship25 looks nommy).

Squiggle finally hit 80 and I’ve got enough gear now to tank with her. The good news is that I feel quite happy tanking some of the older stuff (up to ToC5 HC at least), the bad news is I still have a couple of blues and anything ICC5 is going to smack me around a bit. I had an awful (worst ever) run in PoS yesterday, it was late at night and I had a Disc Healer, which is okay if played properly but with AoE damage spilling everywhere, it wasn’t so good when played by whoever played it. Anyway, I was only just defense capped when using an Elixir, and some of my gear was still blue, but we managed to do quite well, a stumble on Garfrost because my stacks crept over eleven but otherwise great. Wiped on the trash pull up the stairs because the healer was twiddling her thumbs (they admitted fault, which is fine), and wiped again on the cave/mountain gauntlet because I pulled before the healer was caught up (despite me asking “ready to go?” and them saying “yes”, still my fault I guess). We votekicked the healer and got a Shaman, then wiped (my fault this time) on the last boss because I got punted in the wrong direction and got two shotted by the empowered boss, but finally got it down (on the fourth run) and I got my Rimefang’s Claw from it, something which made me very happy.

All in all, nothing of major bloggage, just WoW at its best and worst. Hoping to get a ToC run on my Priest again this week so I can get my fucking Stave, otherwise I’ll just have to run FoS normal and get the Blood Boil WASTEOFITEMLEVELS Lancet. Yes, I want a Stave because they’re pretty and I don’t care about my Priest. No I don’t care that you’re going to tell me that I’d be better off with a main hand and off hand frill. Stubborn goat is stubborn.

Introductions Suck

March 15, 2010 3 comments

So I’ve been playing World of Warcraft since November 2008, not all that long ago compared to some of the Vanilla veterans, so with that being said, I’ll clarify now that I know nothing about Vanilla or The Burning Crusade other than idle banter and speculation. I’m now into my seventeenth month of play and I have a host of characters that I should probably introduce. As the blog title suggests, I have a bit of a thing towards Draenei, they look quite cool and their current racials are definitely quite staggering. The blog generally is just a collection of my rants, experiences, more rants, and even more rants about anything I encounter in my day to day play. It might be people, guilds, content, even me, yes most of the time I’ll just rant about me. But enough of that, an introduction to the characters that I’m likely going to be ranting about.

Péndulus is a Draenei Death Knight, level 71, Unholy specced and geared to tank. He’s mostly my Blacksmith alt, a project I picked up when I was bored and then ultimately became even more bored. I highly doubt he’ll be used any time soon, he’s been idling in Dalaran for so long that he’s hit the rested experience cap several times over.

Shiftstorm is my Night Elf Druid, only because Draenei can’t be Druids (fuck you I can turn into a wolf as a Shaman, why can’t I turn into a bear as a Druid?), another failed project currently sitting at level 33. I wanted to make a tanking class along with my partner Veir, but after realising that Druids were horribly Swipe-whoring I gave it up in place of a Paladin, who doesn’t have to sit twiddling her thumbs whilst rage generates or whatever.

Squigstorm is my Draenei Hunter, mostly a PvP character, a lowly level 21 who dominated the 10-19 bracket and intends to do so for the 20-29 bracket. Something about Hunters enticed me to play them right from the off, yes, Disengage. After playing Ragnarok Online for many years and seeing Hunters firing arrows at people point blank, I always thought it’d be interesting to see them be able to do the opposite of what the melee want, instead of closing the distance, make it greater. Nowadays I find myself dumping half a dozen arrows into some poor Orc’s face, Freeze Trapping, Disengaging them dropping the rest of the dozen arrows into various other orifices. I don’t really have plans to level him all that much, running around with Doris the Dragonhawk annoying the tits offa people with traps is plenty fun enough for me.

Squiggle is my Draenei Paladin, my new leveling project because tanking is the only role I’ve never really played (apart from Péndulus who I obviously got bored of). Currently sitting at level 70, the same level as Veir, and anxious to start tanking the content that I know about. After tanking through the majority of Vanilla and The Burning Crusade, I’m proud to say that I’m a filthy casual who enjoys the Wrath content more than the stupid-pull-let’s-CC-this-fuck-we-wiped content that made up the previous two games. Incidentally, I have a level 80 Blood Elf Holy Paladin on another realm who ran through the majority of ToC10/25 content (and some Heroic, too) during 3.2, so this one won’t be off-specced as Holy unless I decide to lose my mind again.

Pendulus is my Draenei Priest, level 80 and specced Holy. Previously my main, now taking a back seat to my Shaman, my Priest is sitting in Tier 9.10 gear and a slither of Triumph welfare items and ToC10 loot. Currently off-specced as Shadow, but will likely change back to Disc, I’ve played Affliction Locks recently and it makes Shadow look like pants.

Sincraft is my bank alt Rogue, the only Human in my arsenal and not even dressed to impress. As a bank alt, I feel he should have his own guild, Diamond-Tipped Cane, top hat and tuxedo, the usual bank alt rubbish. Instead he sits with some un-used Leather Heirloom shoulders and his two level 1 daggers outside the Exodar bank and mail box, being my transfer dummy for all of my unused rubbish. Doesn’t even have bags, some bank alt.

Totemshock is my big boss main, a Draenei of epic power, sitting in mostly ICC25 gear as part of Wrath of Wisdom, my also epic guild. I managed to join Wrath of Wisdom a couple of weeks ago after impressing the recruitment officer (god knows how, I surely don’t), passed my trial within a week (the poor Shaman who was recruited at the same time as me took twice as long) and am a fully fledged raider. I play Restoration most of the time, I only usually use my Elemental spec to PvP with (despite being a PvE spec), my DPS isn’t high enough for ICC25, and my healing is just too good to miss. We only have one other Resto Shaman in the guild (<3 Lhu), and we make quite a good team, he’s particularly competitive on the meters so I have to stay on my toes.

Shadowgrasp is my final, smallest (in more than one way) contribution to this blog, my little Gnome Warlock, Affliction specced and level 76, I play him when I’m bored, and boy does Affliction rock. I haven’t been in a PuG for as long as I can remember where I haven’t done at least 50% more damage than the next best DPS. That being said, putting out so much damage means I spend half of my OOC time Life Tapping, to much annoyance of the healers. Also a town-stalker, he’s sitting on his rested experience cap, which means most dungeons I run give up about 20% of a level. Cha-ching.

Now by no means will this blog be anything so much as accurate in information I give, I play my own way regardless of what wowhead or elitistjerks say, sometimes I just deviate from their advice because I can. What I’m trying to say is to take everything with a pinch of salt, if something I say displeases you then don’t read (or alternatively, leave me a comment that I’ll just delete anyway), and enjoy the rambling rantings of a Squidgoatpriestshamandeathknighthunterwarl— you get the idea.