Just for the record, FailMage has not respecced to Arcane. It was just a joke Andrew made and my caption was just going along with the picture. FailMage is keeping her fail fire spec. She is my heroics bitch and my PS supplier. She gets frost emblems, I get cash for the PS. It works well.
Speaking of emblems I have 133 emblems of triumph on Tatia that I have no idea what to do with. I guess I COULD upgrade my boomkin gear, but I really don’t enjoy dpsing as a boomkin in heroics. Vel says it is because I am a “starfire” druid and thus fail. That might be all well and good, but I think it is more I never really played Tatia as dps in heroics. Yes for a while I would come as dps on her because Heleva doesn’t have a dps spec on her priest (she has PvE heals and PvP heals) so if I wanted to go I had to dps. I don’t have a rotation down at all. Vel has tried to help me on it, but the way my keys are positioned does not lend to using the rotation I need to for non-questing. I have the buttons in position to help me when I do dailies on Tatia. I don’t really want to change the spell positions for the rare times I have to dps on my druid in dungeons. You all can roll your eyes at me all you want. I specifically created this character to heal with, not to dps. That is why I have my warlock. She is the raiding bitch. She brings the deeps. Or at least she used to. >.>
Speaking of which I think I *might* finally have managed to get used to the button placement for her. There are still several spells that I don’t use enough in normal rotation that I haven’t made new muscle memory for. Shadow Ward is one of them. I used to have it bound to the 4 key up on top of the keyboard. Now I have switched it to the 10 keypad 4, which used to be my corruption button. The 4 key up top is now life tap. So instead of hitting Shadow Ward to protect me from losing health, I am now life tapping when I shouldn’t. My soul shatter button is also facing the same situation. It used to be number 8, only now 8 is rain of fire (to match up where my blizzard is for FailMage) and soul shatter is 0. By the time I find the damn spell it is usually too late. The other day in Gundrak I found my banish spell to banish the elemental before I found the soul shatter spell. I like to think that banish saved my life. ^_^ To think that I didn’t even have it on my action bar until we fought Freya’s trash. Good times, good times.
Wow I need to learn new transition phrases. I use the same damn ones over and over again. But then that is how I talk so I guess I am not moving too far off from where things normally flow. *shrugs*
Last night was . . . interesting . . . to say the least. We did our weekly raid runs. We got lucky and our boss was Noth the Plaguebringer in Naxx. Mis was online (wewt!) so we strong armed him to tank the first group. Mis was MT, Dily was OT on his DK, Heleva was solo healing as Disc, Andrew was on his rogue, our new warlock came on, wait for it, his warlock, Vel whipped out his boomkin (someone had to clean that poison), Ness brought his warrior and I came on my lock. Two warlocks?! Yes. Destro and Aff baby. I feel for Heleva. She refuses to get a healing addon, says it is easy mode. Everyone who heals just kind of rolls their eyes at her and teases her, but hey it is her playstyle, go for it. Although I REALLY DO THINK YOU WILL BE HAPPY USING ONE! oops caps lol ;-). She had kind of a struggle and even got close to being OOM, which as a Disc priest she never has an issue with. I did tell her to not worry about healing me since I could essentially heal myself, but I don’t know if that helped or not. I think we might have had a death, but I honestly don’t remember.
After we finished we regrouped. Andrew was going as a tank on his pally, Heleva got her warrior to tank and our new warlock whipped out his druid we didn’t know existed. Lo and behold . . . another tank. Vel came to solo heal on his shammy. I was on FailMage, Dily was on his shadow priest and his son Zakk (who had left the guild) came on his ele shammy. So we had 3 tanks, 3 dps and 1 healer. It was Naxx right? No big deal right? >.> Fucking gargoyles. They suck REALLY bad. Especially when each dps is dpsing down a separate one. Even moreso when all 3 are dpsing one down and can’t kill it fast enough. I blame myself for that. FailMage is not set up to bring the high deeps in raids. She is only sub par in heroics for that matter. Dily and Zakk both were doing fantastic dps, but it wasn’t enough to make up for my lack of. We did finally manage to bring all 3 of them down, but several of us died in the process. I had already died earlier to the slimes. I had pulled aggro so after dropping my clones I ran to the tank only to die. Apparently that is the worst thing I could have done. *sigh* I fail at more than just maging. We did manage to take down the boss, after a VERY long fight. We decided to hold off on doing the 3rd run until the Air Force crew and other really late night people showed up.
So what do you do when you have people online? RANDOM HEROICS! Heleva was ready to crash out for dinner at that point and Andrew wanted to get his daily run time in so they logged. Another guildie (Maticus) came online so I nabbed him and our warlock’s bear tank (Gelmir) and we queued up with me healing. We got UP. Gelmir hadn’t tanked (or played) his druid since July so he was Naxx geared and rusty. I made a little speech at the beginning of the instance about our “noobie” tank and to hold off on going full out on dps until he got threat. I was quite proud of the speech because I managed to get it out like a flight attendant. Complete with the whole “enjoy your flight” type comment at the end.
We started out ok then the ret pally started running ahead of the tank and telling us to “gogogo” and to “chain pull” despite the entire spiel I had given. I told him no, several times. His reply was that his guildie (who was also in the group and at ilvl 261) would just pull aggro anyway. I replied that he could go ahead and do that, I wouldn’t heal him if he did. Gelmir took it as a challenge, which I wish he wouldn’t have, but he did. Now mind you we hadn’t even gotten to the first boss when this was going down. When we got there I hadn’t been healing the pair for a little while and the pally comes out with how it didn’t matter what we wanted they were going to pull anyway. I again said I wouldn’t heal them and “no heals = death” which apparently they couldn’t comprehend. During the boss fight the pally had taken damage (he stayed too close to the platform) and since I wouldn’t heal him he starts bitching in chat “Heal me you tool” because you know, that will make the healer WANT to heal you. I said “oh look ignore!” and put the moron on ignore. I hadn’t ignored the other guy yet because other than getting aggro (with his gear it really was expected) he wasn’t being a douche like his guildie, I wasn’t healing him, but I wasn’t ignoring him.
The boss was downed and we kind of waited a few before pulling the abomb in the hallway. Went down the stairwell where you have that group of mobs at the base of the stairs, another to the left that you can avoid and of course a pat that comes down the stairs. I am not fully sure what happened other than there were WAAAAAAAAAY too many mobs for that pull. Mat went down, I was next and then Gelmir. Since I had the pally on ignore I didn’t see the “ha ha ha that is what you get” message he put in chat as he and his guildie went running off picking up more mobs and bringing them to the entrance, where of course we would end up after running in as ghosts. I came in first and saw the two of them standing there with a huge line of mobs running towards the door. I immediately turned around and ran back out. This zoned me back into Dalaran. I kept trying to zone back into the instance but since they stayed in combat I couldn’t get back in.
This entire time we had been trying to kick the pally. It is complete and utter bullshit that you have to wait for the timer debuff to wear off before you can kick someone. Apparently he tried to vote to kick me. How he can fail at basic math is beyond me. You need 3 people to vote to kick someone. There were 3 of us and 2 of them. How the hell did he think he would pull off that kick? Since you can only kick one person per run we couldn’t get rid of his guildie. We re-queued and picked up a shammy. I immediately sent him a whisper asking him to initiate a kick on the warrior. He told me he wouldn’t do that unless the guy did something that warranted it. I then went on to explain to him what the pally and warrior had done to us and what the current situation was. He pretty much acted like he didnt believe me. By this time I had already sent in a GM ticket regarding harassment for what the guys did in the instance, which I let the shammy know. Originally we weren’t going to proceed in the instance until the warrior left, but Gelmir decided to pull anyway.
We all kept an eagle eye out on the guy, but he seemed to be behaving. I even went back to healing him. Gelmir was convinced that he was going to pull something on a boss fight. Oh no, that would have been too obvious.
In the room after you kill Skadi are the stupid mobs that fear you. You go down the stairs and most tanks LoS the group of mobs from the other room into the base of the stairwell. Gelmir did this, I even typed in chat he was doing this, and the warrior pulled in the other group along with the one that Gelmir brought. One group of those guys is bad enough with a rusty tank, two is just bullshit. I was getting chewed to bits and feared up the yin yang. Everyone but the warrior died. The shammy says in party chat “I guess you weren’t lying” and proceeded to say we should just call the run since some “person” who was obviously 8 couldn’t seem to play. We told him we were sorry to see him go and that it was a shame because he was a great player. He said the same about us then dropped group.
Instead of re-queuing Vel said he wanted to come in and “have some fun” with the warrior, who was STILL in the group. Gelmir tried to get the warrior killed, but sadly the jerk survived. We finally resorted to just sitting there doing nothing. After about 5 mins he finally dropped group. We of course cheered and brought in Andrew’s pally. I then joked about having 4 tanks in the group since every single person (besides me) had a tank spec. So what do the guys do? Why each one decided they were going to tank. That’s right, we 4 tanked the rest of heroic UP. We triggered bane and I died, only to be b-rezzed to keep their asses alive.
It was a blast!
We decided to have a tank battle and do another instance. We queued up (they all picked tank/dps) and we got heroic UK. PERFECT! The place is easy and I have 3 manned it on my druid with a tank and one dps. We got lucky with the dps we picked up. It was a newbie shadow priest who just laughed with us. We kept making cracks in chat and pulling entire rooms. I don’t even have to heal that much in raids. It didn’t end up being a “true” tank battle because the two druids ended up going kitty for most of it, but it still was a blast.
The best part was I got a reply from a GM telling me they would look into the situation with the pally and the warrior. That they appreciate “quality” players like me notifying them of situations such as that. Go me!
These are the people in question: Hardtoguard and Terminates of Legacy of Kahn on Mannoroth. If you see these people drop group, they are NOT worth dealing with. Unless of course you don’t mind assholes in your groups. Your call.