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5-07-2010 @ 11:28AM
I know this is silly, but it was 10-man Grobbulus back when Naxx 2 was current and Wrath was brand spankin' new. I have a needle phobia, so the boss itself freaked me out like crazy, and I had to control my shakes to keep from wiping the raid. I was also using an older computer at the time; spell effects had to be turned all the way down if I wanted to have more than 2 fps. Whenever I was fart bomb'd, it was a crapshoot (pun intended) if I'd run to the wall and inadvertently end up standing in an invisible-to-me fart puddle. If I turned on the spell effects, bombs would make my computer lock up while I was in the middle of the dps pack, unable to move. It was bad either way.The fact that I was a mage and would go down ridiculously fast to these invisi-farts was frustrating to everyone. I was the dreaded mana sponge of healers, and usually it was wasted because once a mage in T7 starts dying, they're pretty much just going to die no matter what anyone does.To top it off, my guild was really counting on my dps to get him down; if I died early on, it was pretty much a wipe because the other dps were fresh 80s in quest greens and struggled to reach 1k dps each. (This isn't bragging: I had dinged 80 just a few days after Wrath came out and had farmed heroics like crazy to gear myself reasonably well. I was no longer top dps after others caught up to me.)So genuine fear + being uncertain where to move + angry healers + fragility + being vital to the raid's success = AAAAAAAAAAAGH WHITE KNUCKLES AAAAAAAAGH
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