I’ve had a crazy last few months. I have been busy, stressed and just feeling like I was about to burn out. As I mentioned previously, I hadn’t really been playing much. I had essentially quit running dungeons. I wasn’t farming. I really didn’t do much at all.
That kind of changed up on Sunday.
Saturday one of my friends had a baby shower so I went home to visit and join in on the fun. The original plan was for me to spend the weekend at my mom’s house. Well the shower ended at 4 and I just decided that I was going to drive home and relax for the rest of the weekend. This meant that Sunday would be free to do whatever.
I woke up pretty early on Sunday (7:50 am >.< but I didn’t roll out of bed until 8 am) and just popped down on the computer. The previous night I had run a few troll dungeons with guildies (I was really close to getting my tier chest) to which they all gave me flack for actually being in a dungeon. I think both Slice and Sorak whispered me (while in a raid mind you) because they were in shock to see me in ZA. /sigh It does happen from time to time boys!
So anyway, I woke up and logged in. I got my normal stuff out of the way then went to do the JC daily. Just my luck it was the stupid Elemental Goo. Normally this isn’t a problem for people, but my DK was only 76 (he dinged 77 that day) and can easily die to the mobs. Luckily Rep was online and I asked her sweetly to come help me kill stuff. The daily complete I moved on to the MF dailies. Lyssi was just missing one Lieutenant and one guy from the bombing run. So I went through and knocked out the dailies so that I could see if what I needed was there. The last Lieutenant was up so I knocked out that achievement. Unfortunately the guy I needed for the bombing run wasn’t up. So I am one person away from having a snazzy new title!
Afterwards a few other people had come online and I asked if anyone wanted to do a heroic. I pulled up Lyssi’s dungeon finder just to see that I was 30 points shy of capping. Wait, what? Yep. Apparently killing 5 raid bosses, 1 reg heroic and 2 troll runs had me almost capped out. That kind of put a dent into my plans. Oh well no biggie! I will heal!
I popped over to PPP snagged the 359 healy staff out of the gbank (yay for me!) and snagged Rep on her DK for some regular heroics. While I know I can heal the troll stuff, I’d rather not so I just did a bunch of regular heroics. For the rest of the afternoon Rep (sometimes Zari and Doz joined us) and I ran heroics. We had some good runs and really didn’t have too much of a problem with people. We got lucky early on and ended up with a tank from one of the top guilds on our server. Most of the people in his guild are pretty nice and he was a good guy. We did several dungeons with him and had fun chit chatting.
A few times I just queued up alone, even though there wasn’t a satchel. One of those runs put me into heroic Vortex. I was grouped up with 4 people from Cenarion Circle, two were from one guild and the other two were from another guild. It was kind of funny. They were a great group. The tank wasn’t hard to heal and the dps didn’t stand in bad or cause problems. All in all it was one of the best 5 man PuG runs I had ever had the pleasure to heal. Thanks guys for making it fun! :)
Speaking of 5 mans. The other night (I think Thursday night) there was a Call to Arms for healers so I switched over and queued up. I got Deadmines. I hate this place. Not because it is hard but because it is so damn long. We zone in and there is a male cow pally tank, an undead warlock, a belf hunter and a cow DK. The tank runs in, gets hit by the cannon in the first doorway and promptly runs around the corner so even if the dps had gotten in the cannon it wouldn’t have done us any good. No biggie, I kept him alive and barely kept the DK alive. As we started moving forward the hunter ran off in the other direction and started dying. Now I wasn’t going to chase him while the tank was in front of me dying to his overpull (he was NOT geared enough to pull the way he was) so he ended up dying. Before anyone could react he dropped group. Ok no biggie, we’ll get another dps in quick enough (this should have been a warning). We get to the first boss and picked up another hunter, this time a troll. First boss is pulled and no one moves out of the bad. I have adds all over me and I am apparently the only one who knows you have to keep moving and dodging the bar of fireballs. Of course the tank couldn’t be bothered to move or pull the adds off me. I manged to keep everyone alive until the end when I lost the DK, but at that point I was on fumes. I sat down to drink after the pull and typed in chat “Man you guys take a ton of damage.” Apparently that was the wrong thing to say because after the loot roll the tank dropped.
We all sat around waiting to move into the next room once we got another tank. A few minutes went by and we get a male belf pally. He starts clearing trash but no one frees the monkeys and people are taking a TON of damage. So I quickly do what I can and start freeing the closest monkeys. Now as anyone who has ever run this dungeon knows, you turn right and proceed that way through the tunnel. This tank went left, into the dead end portion of the tunnel. Did you know that at the very end of the tunnel there is an entire room full of those monkeys? Yep an ENTIRE room. The moment I saw those monkeys I immediately started freeing them because we would have DIED if I hadn’t. After the last mob was killed I moved over to the CORRECT tunnel and luckily (for me) the tank followed me and started pulling. Now you know those guys that throw the axe to the head, well he pulled all 3 at once. So you can imagine how much FUN that was. He then ran in and pulled the boss along with the trash (oh joy!). Again we down the boss and I managed to keep everyone alive except the poor DK (who had died to trash already) and was on fumes AGAIN. I whispered the poor DK and told him I wasn’t letting him die on purpose. Found out that the DK was an alt and their main was a healy priest. Heh. We then moved into the next room and the tank pulled 2 groups of trash. Despite my best efforts there was just too much damage. I lost the tank and the DK. The warlock and the hunter were able to finish up the trash that was pulled and I rezzed the dead. We finish clearing the trash and get to the foundry room. While I am asking if anyone knows how to drive the reaper the tank leaves.
So we are again sitting there waiting for another tank. The DK says that he can try to do it but had never done it. I explain what he needs to do and eventually we get another tank. Another male cow pally. Seriously here? For a moment I thought it might be the same one we had at first (the names were similar) but it wasn’t. We re-buff and he starts clearing the trash. No one gets into the reapers that we defeat. /sigh. Eventually we start the boss encounter. The fight is going well until close to the end and I lose the warlock. He hadn’t moved from the edge of the ledge and had no where to run when the boss did his harvest thingy. As I was trying to find his body, the tank dropped.
So again we are waiting for yet ANOTHER tank. Luckily it wasn’t a very long wait. The dps and I were joking that we were getting a new tank for every boss. We finally get another tank and it is a female belf pally. Oh look guys pally tank #4!! I piped up in chat “lucky pally #4!” She goes into the tunnel and starts pulling trash. She got out of LoS for me and as I was running to find her I got those stupid swirling blades so I was trying to not hit everyone else AND still heal her. It didn’t go so well and she dies. Then one by one everyone else dies. It was our first wipe of the run. Considering some of the problems we’d been having this was pretty awesome we hadn’t wiped yet. I run back (the tank and warlock don’t bother to release which I hate) and start rezzing people (mass rez FTW). Once the tank is rezzed she drops.
Here we are sooooooooooooo close to finishing this horrid dungeon. At this point I was NOT dropping. I was going to get my damn satchel. The dps weren’t bad, just kind of noobish. We weren’t doing anything that would have stressed out a tank enough to drop. So I have NO idea what the problem was. After what seemed like our longest wait yet, we get our 5th tank, a druid. Yay! No more pallies! This guy was fricken awesome! We started telling him about our pally tank woes and he was laughing up a storm. I never checked his gear so I’m not sure how well geared he was, but he was by far the easiest of the 5 tanks to heal. As we are running in to the ship I get a whisper from the hunter that he is going to drop and that it isn’t my fault. I replied back to him that we were almost done and to just hang in there. He stuck around and we made our way up to Ripsnarl. Surprisingly enough that fight went VERY smoothly. Cookie went over well despite no one but me eating anything. The gauntlet was started and immediately someone died. I stayed there and rezzed them. I think it was the poor DK (I swear that guy’s armor HAD to be close to broken by the end of the run). We get through the first 2 guys then face the Mario room.
Now anyone who knows me knows that I die to this room almost every single time. Knowing this I stayed in the back and waited for everyone else to get through. Sure enough 3 people died right away. I rezzed them and then started making my way through. The DK died again as I was running through. Shockingly enough I made it through alive! I never even got hit! I was so proud of myself. We moved on and started on the rest of the encounter. Things went VERY smoothly. Then at the end during Vanessa’s final explosion the poor DK stood next to her still trying to DPS her down and was killed. We all laughed and looted the bitch. I whispered the hunter and said “aren’t you glad you stayed?” He whispered back with a yes and a smiley face. We all said goodbye and wished each other well.
I opened my satchel on Lyssi (in case there was a pet or mount) just to find out it was a stupid int flask. /sigh
ANYWAY! Back to my original story!
I took a few breaks here and there. I didn’t cap out PPP but she did all of the regular heroic dungeons that she could for the week. All she has left are some trolls (which I will only do with guildies) or raiding. We have a T11 run planned for tonight. I will bring her in to heal then switch her for Lyssi on Cho’gall. Lyssi is still rocking blue shoulders! So I just might end up with 2 VP capped toons in one week. Crazy talk I say!
When I came back from a small break Slice and Doz were PvPing on their DKs. I whispered Slice asking if I could join them. He said sure as soon as the BG was done. I switched to Lyssi and popped over to her PvP spec and gear. I made some crafted stuff for her and purchased what I could with the honor and JP I had. She also had some pants that she won from the TB boss. So she is rocking the crafted set bonus and the season 9 set bonus. I think I am at around 1800 resil. I know that isn’t all that much but it is enough for starting out in BGs. Most people don’t even bother getting the crafted stuff.
Now Slice has been doing arena with Adoe and Zug and is ALL decked out in gear. Doz has been grinding BGs on his DK so he is decked out too. The three of us were in vent and just started chain running BGs.
It was so much fun!
Normally I die in BGs a LOT. Like seriously a LOT. It is like people see a warlock and HAVE to go after them. It almost feels like we are the most hated class in there. The few times I did arena I was the first killed, every time. Now I am NOT a good PvPer. In fact I am pretty bad at it. So it just astounds me when I am the first to die. I almost want to tell them that I couldn’t kill them even if I tried. But oh well.
This time around I actually lived for most of the night. Even when I was separated from Slice I survived. The resil I did have was awesome. I was getting stunned by rogues/warriors/DKs and I lived! I got out of their stuns, fear bombed them then dotted the fuckers up. All while running away. I seriously love soulburn! I can instantly get my VW out and bubble. Best thing ever. I was even doing fairly good on the boards. I wasn’t capping or anything like that but I was protecting the flag carriers (in those BGs that have them) and defending flags and just generally creating havoc everywhere I went.
It was a blast!
During one WSG we were faced against a team that had 1 healer. Our flag carrier had no opposition. It was kind of sad. Doz and Slice were actually fighting in the middle because that was the only place the other team was actually at. Most of them were in blue PvE gear. I think Slice had like 2 guys on him and they couldn’t kill him. It was kind of funny. When I got bored of following the flag carrier and doing nothing I joined them in the middle and just started killing people. A few people tried to kill me but Slice kept me alive. They didn’t even bother going to him. Silly people.
Afterwards I jumped on my roguelette and opened up the MF dailies. There are patterns and gear for her to earn. I think Rep was shocked I was doing the dailies on another toon. She said something about how she couldn’t even do them on her Alliance toon. I dunno, I actually like the MF dailies. They are quick and easy. The funny part to me about getting gear for my rogue is I still have no clue how to play her. If I can’t kill the mob in the first few hits it just becomes a matter of who can survive longer. Maybe one day I will learn how to play her.
So yeah that was my Sunday. A few times I was asked what I did with myself and who I was. It’s cool though. Gotta keep these boys on their toes. Can’t have it where I am too predictable. ;-)