Jan 18th 2010 9:48AM I'm an avid roleplayer, and have many many storylines going on through my characters. For familial love stories, my mage is the sister of my RL best friend's paladin. They were separated for years because my mage was disowned due to their father not liking her choice of profession, but they found each other again randomly. It was very heartwarming when they realized who the other was! The paladin had left home long ago as well, and had gone through some... disturbing changes. :) It took a long time for her to finally open up to her sister about what had happened (turns out she's half undead). This happened over many RL months.
As for the romance, I have several actually. My paladin and her current lover were once childhood friends as their parents had fought together. They lost touch for quite awhile and when they met up again, they had many stories to share. Through all the time spent together they gradually began to fall for each other. Now they share a solid, pure love which makes both me and the player of my pally's lover smile whenever we get the chance to RP them.
My druid actually has a thing going with another druid, but it started out as her being a fledgling druid and him being her 'master' of sorts, teaching her about druidism. Once she grew stronger and didn't need his teachings so much anymore, a cute romance blossomed between them which hasn't yet been realized by either of them.
It's all about the flavor really. There are so many different ways your character can meet and fall for another one, and it doesn't always have to be angsty.
Jan 15th 2010 9:47AM A lot of what me and some of my guildies tend to see with DPS is they are speccing for doing as much damage as they can, and totally ignore the talents that say 'reduces threat by so-and-so%'. Just because you want to hit 7K DPS in a heroic doesn't make you a good DPS. It makes you very narrowminded, because there is a lot more to the game than just pew pew. We have a mage in our guild with a fireball build who loves to put Living Bomb on every single mob in a huge group.... guess what happens when they all go off? He gets aggro and dies. He's died so much that I doubt he has more than a few hundred gold on him at any time.
You might think that tanks should be able to hold aggro on mobs when you get 3 or 4 HUGE crits in a row, but it doesn't work like that unless you and the rest of the DPS are attacking the skull marked mob. But if you're attacking one mob and the rest of the DPS are AOEing a whole pack, the tank has a lot of threat to manage in very little time.
Also, when I'm tanking I see a lot of people who start attacking before I even have a chance to hit consecrate or avenger's shield. Guys, a little patience would you? What ozreece was saying about that AddOn Aloft might work for you if you get confused as to whether the tank has proper threat yet or not.
Jan 8th 2010 9:59AM It doesn't always work that way. I queued for a random on my druid, who's main spec is heals, but she offs as boomkin in her heal gear xD and I queued for both dps and healer. For some reason I got pulled into H HoR as DPS... and when the Snowflake dropped, I rolled need on it then proceeded to get ripped into by most of the group. Just so we could finish I gave it to the healer who was totally throwing a tantrum but wow, those people were really livid. It is partially my fault for not stating beforehand that I wanted to roll on healer stuff, but still, it was a PuG!
My philosophy is if you want a certain item from a Heroic and don't want anyone else to get it, go with a group of guildies or friends. PuGs are not the place to expect to get your way every time.
Dec 23rd 2009 9:24AM I've noticed that when I'm with some guildies doing randoms and they're new 80s, we get put in groups with similar gear and there is no griping about gearscore or DPS. However, as I am quickly gearing my druid, when I solo pug I tend to find the jerks who worry about DPS or gear and spend most of the instance complaining. That's just super annoying.
Like the priest healer who almost had a cow in heroic ToC when our tank 'only' had 31K unbuffed health. She kept complaining that that was way too low for ToC and we were surely gonna die... then when we finished with no wipes she insisted it was due to her mad healing skills. My tank has about 32K health unbuffed now, but even before I had little to no problems staying alive in H ToC.
Some people make mountains out of mole hills and take things in this game way too seriously >.>
Dec 11th 2009 9:54AM I also love the new dungeon finder tool!! I got my druid to 80 on Monday, and since then I've been pugging like crazy.
My first dungeon finder run with a fellow guildie saw us grouped with a rogue party leader who was a total Dbag and kept calling us a 'horrible group' and generally being rude. After that run, I haven't seen many of the same brand of people. I've been in the silent groups, and then I've been in talkative groups. I did have one problem where I died in Nexus and released to run back, but lo and behold when I zoned in I was in a completely different instance than my group and could not get back to them :(
On Wednesday afternoon I landed in a very strong group who ended up staying together for many runs. My druid got so many achievements out of that! Speed kills and the like. I only wish there was a way to group with the same guys again and repeat the process. My druid also got regular and heroic dungeonmaster yesterday. She has 3/5 pieces of her T9 healing set and is well on her way to being my best geared toon :D
Overall, this system is awesome!!
Nov 24th 2009 1:56PM Ooo want so I don't have to buy :D
Nov 23rd 2009 10:43AM Kitty!!! I wants more cats