Feb 5th 2010 4:15PM "Things have been in utter chaos, there have been reports of a rioter in the streets flailing a giant fish around."
*looks around for Teranin*
Oh there he is, impaled on a bone spike! I love that screenshot, the guild name is so very appropriate.
Great first outing, looking forward to more!
Feb 4th 2010 4:14PM Speaking of Eclipse procs at the wrong time... We tried Sindragosa Tuesday night in my 10 man.
Do you know how much I whined when I'd proc Eclipse just after she targetted me with Unchained Magic? >.
Feb 4th 2010 4:06PM I agree with Liss - this is Win-Win. If Graylo was full time here, his blog would suffer. Murmurs didn't have an awesome blog for us to miss his posting on. And an occasional Graylo guest-post here will be icing on the yummy moonkin cake.
Feb 2nd 2010 1:59PM Yep, that and the bit in Culling of Stratholme where Arthas yells "We're going to settle this now, Mal'Ganis, just you and me!"
... and these other 5 random people who just showed up here and have been keeping me alive while these wacked out dragons try to kill me...
Always cracks me up.
Feb 1st 2010 4:52PM That was the one thing that made me consider this a very well done movie - the degree to which the clips were sped up so that the NPCs' idle animations were very carefully timed to the music. Very like a dance indeed...
Jan 30th 2010 6:58PM I use Grid/Clique still, never had a reason to switch and I like how I have mine configured... Count me among those who would like to see a full comparison between the major healer raid frame addons (Grid+Clique, Healbot, and Vuhdo, primarily), because I've not yet found something that I'd like Grid/Clique to do that I can't make it do acceptably well.
"I don't have rage, runic power, or energy bars displaying. As a healer, its not really necessary nor is it relevant to what I need."
Your prerogative, obviously... Since I find having mana bars showing as useful, I go ahead and show rage/energy, etc as well. Energy and runic power aren't a concern to me, but I find there are times when it does help to know when a warrior or druid tank is rage-starved, as it puts me on heightened alert to watch for DPS pulling off of him.
Jan 30th 2010 5:21PM Normally my jerkiness in PuGs is limited, as a healer, to refusing to heal DPS who are consistently doing stupid things and pulling aggro (first time they do it, they get healed... second time, a later heal with a gentle warning... third time, if they can't heal themselves, they die).
I've also tried to counter the rockstar chain pulling tanks now and then by not rushing to catch up. If I'm drinking after a difficult pull, I'll say "need mana" or "drinking, hold up", and I will not stand up and run after them until I'm done to save their impatient butts. Once in a while, I even like to be able to loot the mobs we've killed - imagine that. If they can't be bothered to check to see if the healer is in range before they pull a whole room, hope they're geared enough to tank them without getting a heal until I can catch up.
Only one of my level 80s has a tank spec/gear, but more often I prefer to queue my feral/resto druid as heals only. While she was leveling, I did have one spectacularly bad group where I was the tank, and decided to ditch early because the group was being uncooperative and making it a miserable run - using knockbacks repeatedly after being asked politely to stop, pulling before me, attacking AOE packs before they'd all been touched, etc, and they were laughing about it as I struggled to round up the stray mobs and save the healer. After a final warning, the last time the DPS knocked back a pack before I'd even had a chance to swipe I cat form sprinted down the stairs and around a corner, shadowmelded and hearthed. I sent the healer (a night elf priest) a nice tell of apology, and she informed me that she also chose to shadowmeld and let the jerks die.
Jan 30th 2010 4:53PM Regardless of being uncrittable, 19k health *in bear form* is not geared enough to tank a heroic - any heroic. Would you like to run heroics with a warrior, paladin, or DK who had under 20k health? Heck, too many people refuse to run with tanks who are under 30k, which I don't mind so much, but under 20k? They're not geared to tank.
True, druid tanks don't necessarily need to be wearing "tank specific" gear, but unless you overgear the instance by a fair amount, you will need to pick up some tank accessories to keep from being a bear-shaped stain on the instance floor.
Jan 30th 2010 4:33PM "Nowadays, any 80 tank with under 30k health on his first heroic and who doesn't know w/e the f**k they're doing just isn't trying and deserves to be yelled at/humiliated in order tof orce them to go read up on their role."
Bad, bad, bad. You sir, are part of the reason why more people don't tank.
I was in a heroic HoS a couple of weeks ago where an obviously newer tank with 28k health dropped group before we even started, because some overgeared DPS started in on him. "Who's tanking? Hopefully not the guy with 28k health!" and laughed when he dropped.
There's no reason to be obnoxious to people who are learning to tank and just starting to gear up. If you don't want to take the luck of the draw and get someone who may not be T9/10 geared yet, queue with a tank you know. If you don't like the random tank you get, then leave the group yourself, or at least give them a chance to see if they are actually more skilled than geared. Some of them may pleasantly surprise you.
Jan 30th 2010 4:25PM Oh man, that's one of my pet peeves, too - people who AOE those Slag mobs. Not only does the melee bite the dust (happened to me on my enhancement shaman with a group of guildies a couple of weeks ago), but if the tank isn't way overgeared, he often dies too. I've died on that part as the *healer* because the tank died before the whole pack was dead, and the only DPS left alive were pure dps classes who couldn't rez... what a mess.
So yeah. I ask people not to AOE those mobs no matter what role I'm performing, because it's a waste of everyone's time to have to stop to rez, and if they're unlucky, we could all have to run back and do it over.