Thursday, September 6, 2007

Convergence....

That little traitor ArmsandFury has fled to the safety of a pve server... fine!

I don't need him. I don't need anyone. If there's one thing playing a hunter has taught me, it's that as long as you have fish, you have friends...

But seriously... first Kara run for Mabd last night. In the short bus group. (AKA rotation group) The prog group gets first pick of people. The rot group gets the people who wear biker helmets when watching sesame street.

BUT

We run kara at the same time as the progression group. And we are led by an ex laser turkey who has his crap down. And druid boy is as hyper competitive as I am... so... through out the night...

"We're five minutes ahead of progression..."
"We're two pulls ahead of those bastards..."

We blew through to curator, with only one wipe (Romeo and Juliet, cuz of Melvin's shammy...)

And took him down in a guild record time. We still finished about a half hour behind progression, but still, nuttin to be ashamed of on my first run :)

Mabd was #2 in damage :)

No hunter drops :(

But it seems today is the day for hunter trapping stories. The group leaders, druid and warrior, seemed happy with my trapping and misdirection l33tness... (I've been studying BRK...) and I got guild rep points for emergency misdirect/distract shots when the tank lost aggro :)

I like that trick.

However, the point of the story is not the clean run. The adrenaline only flows when it hits the fan. My brother, whom I dearly love... plays a druid. And he pvps like a serial killer. His description of arena is the best I've ever heard.

"Walk into the arena like that pat just reversed, and noticed you fighting. You are 15 seconds from the wipe, and a 10 minute run back. BRING EVERYTHING. Every cooldown, every trick."

(On a side note, is it just me, or are druids, in general, the best played class?)

Anyway... we were doing the trash mobs before Maiden. This situation, as another druid pointed out...

"When we encountered the first of the real trash on the way to Maiden, the first thing someone suggested was for the Priest to shackle one of the undead. The second suggestion someone made was for the Warlock to banish the demon in a 4 pull. This progreesed for a few pulls, with some success. When we went for the trash pull in the room with the Journal, and talk was turned to who was going to be banished, or which to shackle, the hunter plaintively said in Teamspeak, "I can trap, too."

My story...

Something happened on one of these pulls. I don't know what, but when the dust cleared, one was dead, one was banished, one was tanked... and one was free... both priests down, as well as melvin's next to useless elemental shaman. Three healers gone leaving only uber druid. It doesn't get more dire...

Over vent, the tank was shouting for the pally off tank to get aggro on the free undead elite before she blasted another party member into oblivion...

And then came the response..

"Hunter has star."

/trap

Party saved, much rejoicing.

On a lighter note... Melvin is thinking about starting a tank. (GOD I REALLY NEED TO DO THAT SHAMAN POST) He has decided upon a druid... which he will level to 70 and run through every instance. Cuz tanks are always in demand. It's gonna be a horde druid. He has just one question...

Again, Melvin has 2 level 70 chars, ran with the guild's progression group in the early kara days, has 30k honor kills between two chars, etc, etc...

His question...

"What race should my horde druid be?"

3 comments:

Ken Lydell said...

Fantastic blog! It makes me laugh out loud. More please!

Lance said...

He was serious wasn't he thats hilarious

Sonvar said...

He needs to be kicked for asking that question. Anyways gratz on the good Kara run sorry to hear no drops for you though. I'm not quite keyed/ready for Kara myself but its something I really want to get to.