Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New- By definition, New, means new if you didn't know

As the title implies, a lot of new stuff has gone on in the last week since I posted. Of all that stuff I'll only include the stuff that involves WoW, because no one cares about real life.
Yes folks, I found a guild. And if I do say so myself, a damn good one at that. I transferred servers after finding one that was in my time-zone and looked to have a good number of weekend raiding guilds. I popped onto the realm forums and started scouting for what I wanted. I needed a weekend guild due to my heavy weekday schedule, and I wanted one that was decently progressed into Uld. Lo and behold, MUSED, was the answer. I read up on them, looked at a few armory profiles, all the stuff I do because according to a professor I have a superiority complex(I'm anal about guilds, not a prick). I dropped an app and waited...for like 8 hours, maybe. The quick response immediatly impressed me. I was asked into their vent, with a little trouble on my part seeing as I don't have the common sense to know a lower-case L when I see it >.< I was immediatly invited into uld, which excited the hell outta me. We blew through Thorim, Freya+1, Mimiron and even general V after a few attempts. I was impressed that I didn't cause like six wipes by being stupid but I didn't and it was awesome.


That's right. We did a 10m ToC on my second day of being in the guild. We blew though Northrend Beasts and Lord J with ease. Faction champs was a slight hiccup with all of my hex's being resisted and some crazy burst on the dps. We came back together and downed them on our second attempt. Onto the Twins. After a brief description of the fight we went in. And being the idiot that I am, I let the tank die while I tried to get the orbs. Our amazing GM and druid healer came over to help me out and we downed the Twins on our second attempt. We had maybe 5 minutes left on our two hour raid schedule. And with that we went onto Anub to see what he was like. Phase one and two are pretty much face roll, with phase three just being really annoying. I think I had a mini-stroke when I saw people below 45%. We downed Anub on our first attempt, and that was ToC. Guild first ToC, something I participated in. Amazing.

I enjoy raiding with this guild and these people more than I've enjoyed raiding in a long time and I see great things coming from my hopefully long career with them. As maybe four people read this blog, there isn't much point to what I'm about to do but that's how I roll.

Mused is recruiting!
12/14 Uld-10
5/5 ToC-10
Raid times are 10-2am Friday/Saturday, Sunday(optional) 10-12m

This wall o' text brought to you by The Healers Association of HOLY SHIT PEOPLE ARE DYING HOLY SHIT. Thank you for your time.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


The title says it all, somewhat. For the past two or three weeks I've played about 2-5 hours a week, mostly on the weekends. This caused me to miss a very important detail about my server that I'd apparently not known for well over nine months. There are french people EVERYWHERE!. Do I have a problem with this? No I do not. However, I do have a problem with the fact that nearly all of the top guilds on my server are french.I don't speak french. I would love if I could, but I don't, and it makes for a sad lemur. I know enough of languages in general to get the gist of what their saying.
"If your a shaman and you write a blog we will give you phat lewtz. We raid at the perfect times for you, also, phat lewtz. Come join our guild and I'll give you a blow-job" Wait whut?

I mean c'mon, it's annoying to know that the only guild you'd want to join speaks a different language than you. Adding to the stupid-ness of the situation, I just found out what time-zone I'm in(something you'd think is obvious). So now I have to look for a guild and A) Speaks English, or Engrish as I say when I'm feeling racist, and B) Are in the same time-zone as I am(Eastern Standard by the way). It's a big task, especially the time zone seeing as most EST realms are PvE and I like me some PvP realm action. Sorta sucks, really blows, and tastes slightly of anus.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Staying and Sucking, the truth is in the name.

Innuendos are fun! So, quick update on stuff that has to do with stuff. I have re-activated my account at the urging of several friends and former guild-mates, so you won't be rid of me just yet. As for sucking.... well lets just say there was a cop, a speeding ticket, and a certain someones [Going Down?] achievement popped. In less offensive news, the new, or old if you're that kind of person, revamped Onyxia is not very fun in 25m. Why, you ask? Well I'll tell you... In the form of song!!! Not really but I will tell you what to watch out for. There are a lot of whelps, I counted nearly 30 and they have a relatively large health pool for AoE adds. The big elites hit hard and are some how invisible to all dps, seeing as we had about 5 alive at one time. The deep breaths are not all that hard to avoid if you aim your camera up a little and watch for where Onyxia is facing. As she descends into Phase 3, she immediately fears, and the lava immediately 'splodes, providing a double helper of up the pooper action. All in all, a very movement heavy fight, a fight full of oh shit moments, and HOLY SHIT WHELPS FUCK GET 'EM OFFA ME SHIT IM DEAD SHIT REINCARNATE. It'll probably be a few weeks until pugs can get her down with one attempt but it's a really fun fight.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It makes me heart hurt.

So here's a little update for those who actually read this(maybe three people at the most). I'm gonna be playing off and on for the next eleven days until my account is done with it's active payment, hopefully I can spark some interest and start it back up again, who knows.

I would like to take a second and say thank you to a couple people on my server(you know who you are. Maybe). You three are amazing. That's the only way to say it. With putting up with my bullshit and just being the incredibly nice people that you are, I can honestly say you are some of my closest friends that I've never meet. One of you in particular has a special place. I don't think I've ever meet someone so nice, so incredibly self-sacrificing that they would consider giving away something they spent months and months of time on in a moments notice to help someone they've never even seen before. So whatever happens with my WoW career, whether I press on or call it quits, I want all of you to know how much I appreciate you three.

I promise no more sappiness from now on but it needed to be said, for my benefit as much as theirs.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

/sigh for the 5th time.

So here's and update for anyone that cares.
I've gotten my account back, I can officially log on and play and all that good stuff. Unfortunately, as is par for the course I've gotten all my gear that can be sold, sold. The account is currently canceled, all addons are gone and I don't even have the shortcut on my desktop. As of now I haven't decided if I'll re-activate it because of my heavy school load, but if I do I'll only be playing on a casual basis. We'll see what happens, I've been thinking about making a new account and starting over so these bastards don't find me again but I don't have that kind of patience. I'll give another update in a week or two, or not, who knows at this point. I would just like to point out how ironic the timing is. I sent an application in to a hardcore raiding guild on a different server about 12 hours before I found out I'd been hacked. Whatever, thanks to anyone who reads the blog and rest assured the permanent deletion of all things WoW won't be final.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

fuck it

For the 5th time my accounts gotten hacked. Even with Im currently uninstalling Wow, all things pertaining to it and attempting to cancel this blog. I don't fucking care anymore. If I dont have the security to go even 2 months without something happening why the fuck should I play. So peace out and make sure you secure your shit or some piece of shit will take your account and sell it, just like all of mine have been.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ya so.. ok? umm wtf..

I recently experienced something that I never would've thought to happen to me. I freaked the fuck out while raiding. It was that last 15% in 25m XT, and I was the only healer alive. Before I was the last one left, things were a little tight, but not bad. And by not bad I mean I was basically thinking the following, "HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT EVERYONES DYING HOLY SHIT TANKS DEAD FUCK THIS HOLY SHIT". A normal occurrence for me, no big deal. And then with some horribly placed and timed bombs followed by tantrum the other healers went down. I yell out in vent, "STACK THE FUCK UP" and started my chain heal spamming. I used both nature's swiftness and tidal force, mana tide totem, a health potion, gift of the narru and my fire elemental totem. And holy freaking shit did we almost not make it. I had 1563 health left, only 1 tank was alive, and he was at 13% health, 6 dps was alive but we made it. Of course as the only healer alive it was preceived that I hadnt been doing my job correctly, because if I had been, I'd have died also. (thats why the post is named what it is). I was denied loot because of, "poor raiding attitude" and put on probation for a week. Yeah fuck that, I left the guild and ninja'd all the money I could. (26g)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The raiding guild's mistake. Sorta.

This has got to be one of my biggest pet peeves ever. EVER. When you're applying to a raiding guild, going through the application and all's well and good. Then you see it, the dreaded addon question. "Do you use all of our required addons? omen, dbm and decursive?" This bothers me to no end, and I really don't know why. Forcing raiders to have addons that are raid specific, and help in raids is fine, and I agree that you shouldn't accept a raider that doesn't, or is unwilling to use addons. But I swear to god, when ever I see that question my response is always yes, even though I don't use decursive. I really could care less about a guild if that's a deciding factor. My problem stems from the fact that I dont view addons as something to make gameplay easier, but just enchance it. Take Grid for example, Grid is just a better version of something blizzard already had. Healing is still difficult, but grid enchances my gameplay by making the raid frames smaller and more in-depth. Decursive on the other hand, is one of those game modifiers. Sure it doesn't change gameplay, but god it makes it feel easier. Cleansing is something that I like to do on my own, via grid. I don't like the fact that decursive makes that aspect of the game mindless. I've been kicked out of many a guild from a conversation like this one.

RL: What killed everyone?

ME: Couldn't get debuff off fast enough, sorry.

RL: Don't you have decursive? It makes life so much easier.

ME: Nope, never saw a need to use decursive.

RL: Well our wipe proves that you do nub.

Yeah so that's not exactly how they go but my point is this: Requiring addons is fine to a point, but once that point is crossed it hinders gameplay and make unhappy players.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

From voodoo to borscht

At last! The time has come for me to shed my trollishness for hooves. No longer will I be a raptor riding, voodoo doing, spin kicking troll. For I shall become... A Space Goat!!!. An elephant riding, Russian speaking, borscht eating space goat! Since Tbc was announced, I'd always wanted to plat a space goat, but really didn't want to start over from level 1. After I hit 80, I really wanted to play alliance, the horde on my server are worse than any one else from any server I've ever encountered. So I'm making the switch, and now instead of having to talk to a cowadin in the near future, I can kill them and laugh about it. My troll is laughing at that, and my space goat would be, but he's eating borscht.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Awesome is the only word to use for it. The new boss in VoA is a restoration shamans wet dream. Massive raid damage is where Chain heal shines, and this fight is purely raid damage. This guy gives himself as 5% damage increase every 20-30 seconds which if the fight lasts too long will one shot the tank. He lays down patches of fire that you MUST get out of. He also does a fire spin that hits everyone in the raid over about 3-4 seconds, killing you if you don't throw up a riptide on yourself. This fight was extremely fun, and actually quite easy if you have a good group. The group I was in for 25m had people die in first 20 seconds to the fire patches and he ended up hitting the tank for around 50k. I also saw holy paladins shine in this fight, with the number one healer a paladin with 5.3k HPS, and me at 4.9k HPS. the next people on the list were another resto shaman, a holy priest and a druid with all but the druid hovering 2-5oo HPS under me. Also, got me some t9 gloves to upgrade my crappy t7.5 ones, I'm quite happy.

Edit: We did have more than 5 healers, but they either died early or weren't very good so I didn't really think about them :)

Class angst

Not sure if that's a proper way to use the word, but I don't care. I'm having it.

My problem comes from the fact that I feel like I'm being pigeonholed into using Chain Heal all the time, when most encounters don't warrant the use of Chain Heal. Sure fights like Auriya where there is a decent amount of raid damage or Mimiron where people get bent over on a regular basis I'll use it, and it shines, but most fights really don't need Chain Heal spamming. So on fights that I don't Chain Heal spam my healing done is basically non-existent and when I do Chain Heal spam my over-healing is through the roof. Some other shamans that I've talked to about this have the same problem. We've come to the conclusion that in 25m's Chain Heal is great, but not as much in 10's. The reason for this is because apparently Chain Heal isn't where blizzard wants it to be as an AoE healing spell. I guess it's just not my play style(Give me a holy pally and I'll probably be fine).

This post of whining and being a little baby brought to you by: Shamans for the fair treatment of totems.

-When you abuse a totem, troll babies get beat by their parents.