As I have mentioned in the past, I have been leveling the roguelette and PPP. The main reason behind trying to get these alts up are their professions. The roguelette has mining/engineering and PPP has herbing/alchemy. I want my volatiles!
The roguelette has been questing and finally hit 75 last week. She has been put in full heirlooms and has been tearing things up.
On the other hand PPP was not given anything and has leveled almost exlusively through dungeons. She quested a bit back in the lower levels (when I couldn’t stand the dungeons I was faced with) and has herbed for a bit, but about 95% of her xp has come from dungeons. During these dungeons I have come across more things that I should never have to see, more than once.
Everyone knows about the Spellpower plate wearing DK. You see those quite often. More than anyone should for that matter. >.> Now I had heard about spellpower plate wearing warriors. Even seen a few with a piece here and there. However, last night I had the “pleasure” of running Old Kingdom with a “fury” warrior who was decked out in Spellpower plate and Int gear. I am talking caster cloak, neck and rings ON TOP of the holy pally gear.
Normally I don’t bother to look at people’s gear unless they are doing something that is off. The first boss in OK seems to drop the holy pally belt like every time I was in there. Everyone rolled greed and I won the item. The warrior chimes up “Can I have that?” I told him no, it wasn’t for him it was a holy pally belt and he doesn’t want it. This went on for a good 10 mins. Complete with him linking his green belt (one of his few items with strength on it) and went on about how the blue belt was better because the (and I quote) “Armor, stam and crit as so much better.” I then went on to tell him that he needs to stack strength NOT the other stats. It took the mage in the group to tell him “Dude that is a paladin belt.” That was when he dropped it. /Sigh.
The downside to playing an alt of a different class than your main is seeing all the other people playing “your” class and failing. The sheer amount of fail warlocks that I have come across just makes me want to pull my hair out, curl up into a ball and cry.
Yes I know my blog no longer generates any major traffic (not that it ever did) but I do want to say this for all you people leveling warlocks:
- Your voidwalker DOES NOT BELONG IN A DUNGEON
There is NO REASON you should be using this minion for dps. No he DOES NOT do more dps than any other pet you have. Yes his taunt CAN mess with the tank. Any warlock who uses this pet in a dungeon IS DOING IT WRONG! I have an issue if you use the wrong pet for your spec, but if you are still doing decent damage/dps I won’t be that upset. I will still /facepalm at you, but I won’t get pissy.
- If you life tap until you are close to death, USE YOUR HEAL!
Warlocks now have a channeled heal that we can use out of combat. You get this heal in the teens. There is no reason why I should have to heal your ass because you are too lazy to hit a button while we are out of combat. I will, and have, let warlocks die for not healing themselves.
- When there is ONE mob, use your rotation, DO NOT use your AoE spells
Spamming Seed and Rain of Fire on one mob will not kill it faster. Trust me on this one.
- At least know what spells your spec should be using.
If you are affliction, you want to use Haunt, Unstable Affliction, Corruption and Bane of Agony with Shadow Bolt spam. If you are Destro you want Immolate and Incinerate spam. Demo has the mixture of both. Affliction benefits from SHADOW damage. You DO NOT want to use fire spells if you are looking for the best damage output. Destro is the fire spec. Demo benefits from both.
I had an affliction warlock in one of my Gundrak runs. She had a felpuppy out (that made me happy) so at least she passed that test. She would cast Haunt then spam Incinerate and Soul Fire. I had to double check her spec to make sure she wasn’t just running with the wrong pet. Nope, she was affliction using Destro spells. I whispered her asking why she was doing that. She replied back that she hadn’t played this toon for a while and had forgotten the rotation. I asked if she would like some tips, to which she was VERY happy to receive. I left that run very happy with myself.
Now you might think I am a crazy bitch who is horrible in dungeons, but I will at least keep it in whispers if I see someone doing something that is “off.” I don’t want to embarass them in front of the whole group, hell they are doing that on their own, I just want to help them if they need it. Obviously the warlock above needed that help and I was there to give it. It is when they are doing something that is so horribly bad and when they get mad at you for asking them why is when I turn into bitch mode.
If you are going to play something against the norm you will need to give me a reason why. It can be a stupid reason like “I wanted to see how badly I could do this” but I need a reason. Yes I know this is a random 5 man and NOT a raid, but damn it there are 4 other people with you, at least have the courtsey to know how to play before you join a random. You don’t have to be awesome, but please at least know how to play your role.
Another thing that drives me nuts (I KNOW I have mentioned this before) is people not releasing when it is a wipe. If my ass has to run back, so does your ass. I WILL NOT rez you. Last night I zoned into a Gundrak (I was there so much yesterday >.<) where they had wiped on the trash before the first boss. BTW what is with the dungeon finder not telling you that you are entering a dungeon already in progress?!!? I ask what happened and was told that the healer zoned in and midway through the pull apologized and left. Everyone had released and run back in, except for the tank. He was still sitting there in the doorway waiting for someone to rez him. I sure as hell wasn’t going to do it. He was at the FUCKING door. It would take him LESS time to release and run back in by the time I would have rezzed him. So I sat down and pulled up my internet window and started reading. Asshole move I know. The best part to me was the fact that I was the only one in the group who could rez. I didn’t say anything, just sat back to wait and see what would happen. After about 2 mins one of the mages (there were 2) started bitching about “people not pulling their weight” (no I didn’t understand it either) and dropped group. Another minute later the other mage started bitching “Just rez him already so we can get on with this!” To which I dropped group.
Asshole of me, yes, yes it was. Do I feel bad? No, not in the least.
I chimed up in gchat about what happened and Zari (I <3 you Zari!) says “I <3 evil.”
Me too Zari, me too.