Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The spruces rough in the distant glitter

First, mea culpa, mea maxi culpa.

Kirk, sorry, came across yuir wonderful posts via Jabari. I try to give credit where credit is due, and believe me, yuir posts on macro writing are fantabulous.

Second, I think I've discovered something... shocking...

Lately, at least on my server, there's been a swarm of locks and druids leveling. What's Herk's alt? A druid. His BFF? A lock. What's Melvin's current alts? Lock and Druid. Now druids are their own little thing. But locks...

Cmon. How goddamn difficult can it be to play a halfway decent lock? Really? It aint like a hunter, you won't break your own fear or anything. (Ha.. see the joke? I kill myself sometimes.... break a fear... good lord, where does the genius come from?)

So anyway, Unbound still has the Slave Pen side of Missing in Action to finish. And Ima kinda anal bout finishing quests. So Unbound, the 68 shammy gets into a group for Slave Pens... 62 pally tank, 61 rogue, 61 lock, 65 feral druid healing, and Unbound.

Now I was thinking that they were kinda low for the instance. But i wasn't sure. Turns out, bosses are 64, so 61 is suck too low for this crap. Two wipes to first boss, Melonmelon the Betrayer. Wipe ON first boss. At this point... (unfamiliar with slave pens...) er... what was the deal with that guy? Druid pipes in... ya gotta kill the totems...

K, second try. Rogue on totems. And since we got murk boy only down to 80% on first try, I tell em Ima tanking. Bam. Beat beat heal. Beat beat heal. Rogue goes down. Druid goes oom. Pally.. well I had no idea what that fool was doin. But I was keeping ahead of the mob. Ground totem when he cast, and a quick heal, keepin my mana bar up with water shield, cast shaman fury and elemental when appropriate... I was legend. Screw the spartans, you wanna see desperate hour, take a peep at unbound some time.

Friggin 3 min later, the druid is killin totems, and I'm at end of rope. I die with boss at 2% and rest of party (minus rogue) can't seal the deal.

We wipe. End of run as druid and I give up in disgust. And I remember thinking... where the hell was the lock dps? The lock ended the battle with FULL HEALTH and NO MANA. (well, he ended the battle dead, but when I died, he hada full health bar) What the hell? And this is not the first time I've been in a party with a useless lock. Are they the new huntard? I mean, the fool refused to give out healthstones, got his imp killed all the time, and couldn't dps his way outta paper bag. This is the sign of the lock apocalypse. When everyone is playing one, the nerf hammer is gonna get summoned.

Nother bitch fest on that useless piece of crap pally. If you CANNOT hold aggro OFFA THE DAMN HEALER, you are NOT A TANK. Thats the first test of tankness. If the healer draws aggro keeping just you alive, you suck. Turn it in and respec holy. Even with an off spec healer. No excuse. Yui'll be screw all good if ya get a real dps in the group. (I had to demand BoS from him, and even that did no good.)

Nother note.. ran my WSG daily last night on my sweet sweet precious Unbound. First half of the game the allies didn't know what they were facing. I was sitting on top of 5 ally corpses, wondering if I could find one to kill me so I could regen all my mana without blowing a water. Win 3-0, tops kills, kill blows, damage, flag recovers, and second in healing. (We hada disc priest running the flag...) AND A new windfury crit max, over 1k. Yeah, that number means nothing less you know shammies... but it was part of a windfury proc for 2.1 k damage, with a 850 earthshock. Thassa half life for most sub 70 chars. Maj didnt top 5k health till 70. I was even pwning the 69 ne hunter in the game. Course, he kept spamming serpent sting and frost, instead of freezing trap, and its kinda hard to out kite a shammy these days...

6 comments:

Kirk said...

Not bothered about lack of attribution as the link you gave does attribute - but thanks for the love nonetheless.

Yes, warlocks are the new huntard. Any class that can just-short-of sleepwalk through leveling is going to be huntard.

For what it's worth, they're not the only one. I lamented in a post about all the people who cannot/willnot take on a challenging instance. This is one of the effects - when they get to the top levels there are no more babysitters. And suddenly all the things they failed to learn on the way up are needed RIGHT NOW - and they not only haven't got a clue, they don't know what clue they need to get.

Anonymous said...

There will always be retarded people of every class. I have seen Warriors that were in their 30s and didn't have sunder armor, AND they thought they could tank in Battle Stance. I have seen or run with at least half a dozen bad character of every class. It is sad but some people don't understand class mechanics no matter how hard you try to explain it.

Best tip, I started to write down a list of good players that I run with and look them up to do future runs.

But I stick to my mentality. I assume everyone is bad at their class until I am proven otherwise.

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sugars said...

BFF huh....sounds so, well, metrosexual or something. So we have known each other for 20 something years. but BFF? Just brings to mind valley girls or something.

Dagashai said...

Metrosexual?

No, I was thinking more rugged... like two cowboys out in the field, watching sheep... a close, macho relationship like that...

Not that there's anything wrong with metrosexual. Spec considering Herk's taste in hair gel...

sugars said...

As long as your not implying we are brokeback wow players