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The guild and I took down Stone Guard last week and it was no easy kill. I’ve tanked raids for a while and this fight was the first time I almost wanted to quit tanking. There’s a specific, orderly-ish way to juggle/taunt the guards and you have to be incredibly attentive to catch it. It took me two raid nights to understand the taunting mechanic and now that I have it down, it’s pretty easy and fun. I like tanking again!

We just took down Feng tonight and that is also kind of a tank fight. Why are we getting so much attention? Either way, it was a fun, solid fight and I can’t wait to down him again after the reset.

The dailies are killin’ me, man. Why can’t we just grind a little until we can get a damn rep/faction tabard!?

Finally getting to level my DK tank. I’m curious to see how tanking is as a different class. So far, I’m still loving the warrior for the simple fact that they are clearly the most fun and mobile. They can charge, intervene and heroic leap all within a matter of seconds.

– I’m on a kite:

Funny enough, I recently got hired for a full-time job and I start the very day that MOP will be released. *SHAKES FIST AT WORLD* Why, world, why!? I’m aware that it’s definitely considered a “first world problem” but it does hurt a little bit knowing that I won’t get many hours leveling Zombot and experiencing the new expansion overall. Halp.

Wowsas! After about a week of trying to down the Madness that is the Deathwing, we finally got him down last night! The crazy thing is, THREE of our usual raiders were out this week so we had to pug them, including healers. All of the healers we pugged were either stuck-up or just trying to run the game, or a combination of both.

The first night of fresh DS10 we pugged a Resto Shaman and the first thing he asked us was “So, we’re going to down at least 8 bosses tonight right?” which is kind of a rude thing to ask because none of us here can foretell the future, all we can do is try. He also told the raid leader that he doesn’t believe our group can finish a whole lot, but we ended up downing 8 bosses that one night. Such a silly little healer. I’d kick him out of the raid but I knew we couldn’t be picky.

The second night, the night that we down Madness, was a Resto Druid. When one of us would die or make a mistake, he’d say in raid chat, “WTF?” as if that helped anything. After about an hour of wiping, he eventually ninja-logged and never came back. Another pug had to leave so we had to look for two new players.

The next and final healer, a Resto Shaman, as soon as he logged into Mumble, the first thing that came out of his mouth was “So, when do you guys lust?–I think you guys should lust at the 4th platform it’s way better…blah blah blah.” After we disagreed, he lusted before we even started, by “accident”, which meant we had no choice but to lust at the 4th platform.

Despite the derpness of the healer, we finally got Deathwing down. For the loots a couple of things dropped, including the mount, which apparently has a 1.1% drop rate on normal mode. I rolled about a 93 for Essence of Destruction and won it. Shit, I totally wasted a good roll. I rolled another 90 for Souldrinker and won. Shit, now I’m REALLY never going to get that mount. And finally, for Blazing Drake, I rolled an 88…still freagin’ won. I won three items from Madness alone, including the 1% drop rate mount. Words can’t describe how happy I am.

 

As for you pug healers, stop being an asswipe.

  • When we invite you to the raid, don’t ask “Are we going to down X bosses at least?” We don’t know. Please join a top raiding guild if you want a definite answer.
  • If someone ends up dying to a stupid thing, saying “FFS” or “WTF?” doesn’t help the fight or the raid. If you’re that concerned, then find the solution to the problem so we can avoid the same mistake again, instead of just sitting there and acting like a pricky little diva.
  • And last, please don’t give us your strategy right off the bat. Keep quiet, raid first, and if we wipe, then you can put your little “two cents” in.

After using Mumble for a little over a month, I’ve learned that it’s simply not quite pug-friendly yet. Mumble is slightly better than Vent because there’s really no lag between sending and receiving voice chat. Mumble also has an overlay which is clearly optional but it is nice to know who is talking and who is saying “stack where I’m standing!” The only problem I’ve found so far is that if you have issues with lag then it will not pick your voice up clearly.

As of this week, we’re starting to raid as a guild. Finally. Before, we had to pug a couple of players and every time I post the guild’s Mumble info, most of the pugs didn’t even know what it was. And even when they did download the program, it took over ten minutes to set everything up. Once, a pug left our raid simply because he didn’t want to download and install Mumble. Once, a pug asked us “Why can’t you just use Vent?”

Mumble, we’re confident about this product of your’s so I hope you’re proud of us for converting pugs to install the program one-by-one…no matter how hard they rage.

I decided to take a random screenshot of Zombot all beast-like while an add was coming up from behind me. It turned out to be a pretty cool image, well almost…