I am feeling decidedly unoriginal. Hence my decidedly unoriginal post title.
I am in the process of designing a computer game, writing a fantasy book, creating a Handheld Portal Device, and finding the solution to world peace. Too bad my creative juices have dried up.
Today I’ve got several sub-topics I deemed unworthy of a complete post, so I’ve lumped them together. Here we go:
Michael the Insane Genius
Screenshot or it didn’t happen? Well here you are:
There, proof. He exists. And he’s starting to scare me.
I’m Mr. B and I’m a Shaman Mohawk!
Note: No one actually calls me Mr. B. Well, no one except this one 60-year-old lady, but that’s another story.
As much as I keep telling myself “mydruidismymainmydruidismymainmydruidismymainmydruidismymain” I’ve decided that I am allowed to have an alt. And so, my Mohawk. So far I’m really enjoying roflstomping boars and scorpids with my overpowered BoA’s. We’ll see how far this one gets.
I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, and Liyhe’s (Slice’s?) post the other day really got me thinking. What if there is a better fit for my play style than a Resto Druid? I have been raiding with Shadow Rising as a tree since October now. I don’t think I’m boasting too much if I say that I am the most awesome resto druid in the guild. I enjoy resto healing, I’m pretty good at it, and all that good stuff. But what if, what if, a different healer would be more my style?
Liyheslice has decided to trade in bubbles for overheals, going from priest to paladin. I will most certainly not be switching to my paladin. Yes I got her to 80, but no I don’t plan on ever really playing her again. Holy is *not* my style.
But disc priest? I have really enjoyed disc on the Arena Tournament so far. I know pvp-disc and raiding-disc have got to be very very different, but still. It can’t be too hard. Not if Ari can do it. :-P
And then there is Shaman. Need heals? I’ll just drop a Healing Stream Totem and cast FROST SHOCK!! Running low on mana? I’ll just drop a Mana Spring Totem while I cast FROST SHOCK!!
From reading around the interwebs (and if I read it on the interwebs it must be true) the key to good Resto Shaman healing is not so much how the number or size of your tools, but what you do with them that matters. I played around just a little bit on the Tournament realms again as a shaman, and it seemed very intriguing. Riptide is like everything I ever wanted as a tree, I can say that much. Instant cast instant heal *and* a HoT? :-D
And then after said Riptide I can cast either 2 faster big heals or 2 bigger fast heals. I like. This was the one interesting factor to a Holy Paladin, the interaction with Holy Shock crits. But that’s only on crits. Riptide works every time.
And Chain Heal? LAZERZ!! PEW PEW HEALZ!
And Totems! Totems! Totems! FROST SHOCK!
I’m going to see where this goes. If I can find a decent tank I may try a few low level random dungeons as resto. Which brings us to:
The Wailing Caverns Run From Hell
I hate Wailing Caverns. No really. I want to cut out its heart with a spoon. Why? Because it’s dull you twit, it’ll hurt more. And then I’ll rez it to kill it again. And then delete it from Blizzard’s servers. Twice.
I was on my twink again last night, trying to hit 19 and get those last few pieces of gear. I did manage to ding to 17 off a couple Ragefire Chasm runs. RFC is so easy it’s ridiculous. And you only have to kill 1 boss for the achievement/satchel. And a mage can (and will) tank it just fine.
Once I hit 17 though, I started getting Deadmines… and Wailing Caverns. WC was first. I zone in, realize that I’m not at the sparkly entrance but I’m actually in the middle of the dungeon somewhere with the other 4 in the group fighting a couple slimes. I pop off some heals, and once we finish combat they explain what happened.
Apparently the other healer they had didn’t realize that there was another boss, one that you had to summon. So he left thinking they were done. Apparently he was on a trial account. Poor guy.
So they say “Wow, you’re in luck, you’re just in time for the last boss!” Oh… lucky me…
We run back to the entrance to the druid npc and… dun dun dun… we can’t summon Naralex. We missed a boss. Somewhere. In Wailing Caverns.
Looking back, I should have just left right then and there. But no, we spent the next hour running around like chickens without heads looking for which Fanglord we missed. Oh, and I was the only one in the group who could manage the tricky-but-not-really jump over the rock thing. I had thought that meant the missing boss must be there, but I never found out.
A full hour later “oh lucky me” the tank who had run off from the rest of the group yells “I FOUND HER I FOUND HER GUYZ!!11 SHE’S RIGHT HERE!”
We continue running in circles. Eventually we find the tank.
Who was amazingly at the boss.
The first boss.
Yes, this fail group had been running around in circles for hours, not realizing they missed THE VERY FIRST BOSS!!
We kill her. We kill Mutanus the Devourer. Whee.
What a waste of time.
The Deadmines Run From Hell
Never mind. I don’t want to talk about it. Let’s just say the mage thought he was a tank. And he was mad at me for not holding aggro. This was the first and last time I make the mistake of queueing as a tank. As a level 17 bear, I have 2 abilities that generate threat. Do *not* expect me to hold aggro on the 6 mobs you pulled with a million Arcane Explosions.
Oh, and our healer apparently was running with 2k lag or something stupid. He was on dial-up and his brother was downloading movies. Yeah… sure. No, he was just coming up with excuses for failing. Or afk’ing. Whatever. Very fail priest. He went oom on every trash pull. And then the mage would whine and complain I was pulling too slow, and would pull more for me. When the priest was already oom. I gave it 3 wipes, then left. Not worth my time.
I said I didn’t want to talk about it.
This was one of my top 3 reasons for wanting to start a blog. I wanted to post about all the hilarious Google searches that found me. Well I haven’t had any good ones for a long while, but now I do. Yay!
Den of Dominance
This one is still popping up. It was a 1980’s movie about an S&M bar. Moving on.
My paladin is level 74
Um, gratz? Why are you Googling this?
Let em’ come to the den
Huh? Maybe I should change my blog name. “Den of Delerius”. Except trees and chicken-things don’t have dens, do they?
No one likes us we don’t care
I care. Go away.
This post was decidedly unoriginal. And long and rambling. And incohesive. Either Cataclysm or tomorrow will fix it.