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Raid Mindset

So, on Sat night, we went in. After a ton of wipes in phase 1, and one in phase 2 (that was in between the phase 1 wipes) We killed Rhyloith. And to paraphrase our Raid Leader: “Why the f*** can’t you do this all the time?! I just saw you take Rhyloith down so smoothly Casually Addicted”, the top guild on our server,”would be jealous! And yet we’ve wiped to stupid s*** on other attempts. F*** switch are you all throwing to do stuff like this?” He’s constantly saying stuff like that. And, well, he has a point. We can go into Firelands, and for some reason on all the good attempts, everything goes smoothly. We’re communicating, we’re not standing in anything, we’re stacking or not stacking and getting everything down correctly and the dps range from 16-24k. I saw that on Shannox and Lord Rhy-Rhy, and, well, I agree with our raidleader.

We’re not in a raid mindset on the wipes. And when we are, we are quite capable of beating down anything we d*mn well want to with only a few attempts. I’m not sure why sometimes, the switch flips and we suddenly become, again steal words from Jjesse’s mouth, Paragon, or any top guild.  I wish I knew how to make sure that in Firelands, it was always switched. It’s quite frustrating to wipe to Beth’tilac time after time– after we’ve seen her at 2% and if she just hadn’t eaten one spiderling, she’d be dead. We had to call it. WTF!?

So, I look at my healing. I look at who I’m healing, my overhealing, my HoT uptime, my activity, who died when. I’m proud to say that the part of the raid I heal is highly unlikely to die first. It happened once twice tonight, on a dozen or so wipes. One time, the spiderling killer was out of range, and one time I just didn’t get to the person fast enough, and I’m beating myself up about that. If they’d been alive, would we have had the kill? I try to make sure that I AM in raid mentality. That I AM doing everything I possibly can. That I’m bringing potions, cookies, flasks. Even though the guild provides feasts and cauldrons, we can run out of feasts. We all need to farm more. I try to use my warlock cookies, and I try to use tranquility every time I can use it and still have it when I need it. I’m certain there’s something I could do better. Maybe some reforging, I know that I’m not quite at a haste breakpoint and so I should either reforge to get to it or reforge to other stats until I can reach it. I give my innervate to other people. I still get 10% mana, and I have the luxury to potion of concentration, they don’t.

I know my raid group can kill the bosses when they’re in raid mentality. It really annoys me that sometimes, we’re not.

I know I did everything I could think of at the time, and it wasn’t enough to kill the boss. I know it’s not all on me. But f*** it, I feel like it is.

….After all, don’t you know it’s always the healer’s fault?

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What you do not do

As a healer, you don’t “lol” when someone suggests you need to drink mana drinks.

You don’t say you don’t need them, “lol”

Especially not at level 22 with no other way to regen mana. You don’t waste other people’s time by just standing there and going “lol”

 

…Or at least you shouldn’t.

…..Especially when your tank is going “No, really. Go, do it.” and “Look there’s milk in that chest”, and then you take it and still.. don’t drink it.

…Seriously.

/drop group after wipe due to healer puling boss after saying “my mana is fine, lol”

/ignore healer

/go on happy, paladin-ing way

(It’s a draenei now, and it’s level 21)

(A new paladin, not a race change)

Also, Kyphaz and  Sinrya are very nice low-level pugs. Go hug them if you see them.

Insane PuGging

*has no good explanation for absence*

Shaniana met an insane PuG group today.

1 Worgen Warrior, 1 Night Elf Death Knight(tank), 1 Dwarf Hunter, 1 Human Paladin and Shani.

I zone in to an already in progress dungeon, sighing inside because that almost never ends well. I clicked on the DK to check his presence and.. he didn’t have one. Erm.

Understanding that I photoshop ftl, I started out everyone with black and a letter.

Blue P: Paladin is in Blue

Red DK: Death Knight is in Red

Brown W: Warrior is in Brown

Green H: Hunter is in green

the line inbetween Dk: In Combat and “Hold going out” is me saying “Er, you can switch in combat”

*cry*

Stuff like this makes your healer die a little inside.

…I realize that to some of you, vote kicking may seem extreme. *coughakomarcough* But if you’re not going to admit you can switch presences in combat, and you “never do it that way”, you’re getting a vote kick your way.

*cry* Dk I refuse to heal you. I reserve the right to refuse healing to anyone like this. You never tank like that? I’m sorry, I don’t heal tanks like that. We eventually stuck the concept in his head that you can switch presences in combat after one more minute of arguing. The Paladin is to blame for that minute, as he said to let him try. His methods consisted of yelling obscenities at him. After that, the DK kept on going in and out of blood presence, and the Hunter continued to make snarky comments. We downed Hadronax without having him overwhelmed by buggies and dying without giving us credit. We easily cleared the trash after that, and after engaging Anub’arak… the paladin left. Randomly. No “have to go, guild needs my main”, or “shoot I need to go emergency”. Just *poof* and gone. Alright. Fine.

The Death of a Bear

If you’re not J or V, then you don’t know about this. But a week or so ago, I had a run of truly terrible PuGs. I kept on getting dps that outgeared me and refused to pull back their dps. To give you an idea, they had 5-6k GS’s and I had around a 4.5. They would run around doing 5-6-7k of dps while my measly 1k tank dps tried to hold aggro. It didn’t work, and every time they yelled, they blamed me, and they wouldn’t tone back on the dps.

So after telling dps to stop and tone it back numerous times in one day, I got fed up. I realize that this was just a bad day, but honestly, I was annoyed. I’m a moonkin/tree now. And frankly, I see no reason to go back. I know that tanks are scarce enough, but maybe dps should think of that. I’m going to stick with restobear, though, because come Cata I’m going to pop back into sweet, sweet feral form for leveling. And then I’ll be a Bearkin! The restoration side of this blog will come solely form the shaman, and she’s level 44 now.

I apologize to all the dps who do tone it back, who do help the tank, and now will have longer queues. Slap some sense into the ∂嵘´∂ foolish dps who won’t do anything of the sort, and may the gods of the game be with you.

The Dusty Shaman

My name is Shaniana, and I have not been played for so long that the armory no longer has my stats. I went up to lvl 42 since you last saw me at lvl 37, and then was tucked into a corner to gain rest exp. My reaction was “Rest Exp?! I DON’T NEED RESTED EXPERIENCE BOOST I HAVE HEIRLOOMS!” And now I’m sitting in a corner, forgotten because one of her friends finally got to 80. And he needs gear. So I’m just sitting here, in the dark, hoping that whenever she gets back on me I won’t be sent to Maraudon. Nature Sprits, I HATE that place. I have no more purpose! Well, that’s not true. She just keeps on having stuff pop up to make her play her druid. -sigh- ‘bye!