So, either my current is guild is really far behind the 8 ball or I am severely confused by the game.
I have spent a little bit of time today trolling forums and sites for guilds and all I can find are heroic heroic guilds. All looking for heroic players. I am concerned by this as it means I am going to have a very hard time applying to anything.
We have not even cleared DS yet – this is not going to give me a fair chance when competing for spots. I also have very little experience in the way of heroic content – and although I am very capable of said content – I can’t prove that beyond the world of logs I can produce now that show me sucking balls most of the time because I am raid leading, so having to tell people when to scratch their noses.
I don’t want a hardcore guild where I feel that my dps being 2k lower will affect my chances of the next raid, but I don’t want to be in a guild with people who can’t seem to watch a counter and fact when needed. I am not saying I want a guild of experts, but a guild of people that can think and not need other people to be constantly telling them what is happening…do we really need someone calling out when hour of twilight is casting so you can push the damn button? Do we really need to call out to remind people to jump into the twilight onslaught because the game screaming it and DMS screaming it just isn’t enough?
I was hoping to slip into a guild doing 7/8 or 8/8 and working on heroics, but all i can find are 5/8 or fully cleared…is DS really that easy? or are the smaller guilds not recruiting publicly on forums etc. I am not in game all the time so I don’t get to watch the trade spam and even if I am in game I am generally not lounging around in a city doing nothing.
I have always been under the impression you don’t apply for guilds way above your level because it is just silly really, but given we are coming into the end of an xpac, do you think it is acceptable to now?
I haven’t left my guild yet, I have been so busy with work and real life that I can’t get a spare moment to check out guilds.
I am still tanking for the guild and I need to fix my gems, I started to before raid, but I ran out of time. I need to boost my avoidance as I am not at the 102 I need to be, and I think that is only going to cause issues. I reformed before raid and got another 3% but I am still only at 79%.
We have not re-clearing this week as I am sick of us re-clearing then never actually getting to the progression fights. So we have been on spine all week and tonight we actually made progress. We were getting to the last amalgamation having about 4% hp before the last tendon could pop, and we would get overrun with bloods. It was painful!
I reckon we may have his number tomorrow night!
Last night, a person came back into the game that I promised myself I would never ever be in the same guild as again.
There had been mention on the guild forums of a possible return and I had already started dreading the day he would log back on. He was a quarter of a group that I despise more than words can readily express.
I have already notified my GM that I will not be staying in the guild as long as he is active, but I will continue raiding with them if need be, but I cannot stay there with this person and everyone treating him as a long lost friend when he and the others destroyed me and my love for my guild and WoW.
I have not yet removed my toons from the guild as I wanted to just have a day to think it over, and although I am not angry or upset about it anymore, I made a promise to myself and I will stick with it because I don’t need to be reminded every time I log into the game of what happened back then.
At the end of the month when Blizzard takes my 15 bucks I will be happier knowing I am not putting up with shite just because I feel I need to.
Last night I was considering just seeing how active he was before leaving, but in the end that feels like I am just letting it go and that I don’t have an issue with it – which isn’t the case. My grudges last a lifetime.
So, I need to start the hunt for a new guild….
We tried to re-clear DS last night, I say tried as we managed to kill 2 bosses. Morchok and Yorsahj.
I was tanking – so I could attempt to get gear given we are now seeming to use me as tank, and although we didn’t wipe on Morchok it was damn close. I kept running out of cooldowns to pop to keep me alive and in the end I was healing myself almost more than I was tanking. I guess that’s the joy of having so much threat now after a certain period you never rally need to actually hit the mobs anymore.
We wiped 3 times on Zonozz, the timers for Psyhic drain were off, so I was hitting my cooldown when they had like 2 seconds to go, then it would go off about 15 seconds after the timer….or it would go off when the timer was saying it had 10 seconds to go. I was managing to stay alive mostly, however we were losing people early.
We also had someone else bouncing the ball, who had never done it before, and it was sort of happening…a little more practice for him and i think it will be fine. After the third wipe we decided to Yorsahj.
To be fair, most of us were also having weird lag issues, I hit a few of my spells and would have to wait 3-4 seconds for it to happen. Pulling Zonozz I hit avengers shield and nothing happened so I stopped running as I wasn’t sure I had actually hit it, the all of a sudden it was on.
Perhaps patch related? I don’t know – I should probably look into it.
I have barely been playing this last week, I have just been too tired in all honesty. I have been falling asleep on the couch after dinner at about 8pm. Not entirely sure why I am so tired, but I hope it passes soon
I had to link this today as I was moving around sites!
Funniest comic strip today, in fact I am going to sit and go through all the previous ones now But the above one had me in stitches !!
So, one of our best geared players has decided to no longer raid due to loot issues. This person just happened to be our MT.
I had hoped the GM would talk to him and perhaps convince him to come back, but that doesn’t seem to be the case, so last night I was advised I was going to be tanking. I have spoken a few times about changing my main to my tank, however I didn’t really want to do it this late in an expansion when my gear is sorely lacking behind the others.
Pretty excited about both my toons at the moment, my shammy cracked 80 today!!!
I am so excited to be actually seeing her levelled as I knew she was feeling very neglected sitting at the Bornean tundra doing nothing.
Hubby and I will hopefully have those guys finished in a fortnight. He has been enjoying levelling his pally so it has been enjoyable for both of us.
My priest also hit 60 the other day, which was exciting. For some reason I always feel that 60 is the halfway point in levelling, I get excited when I hit that hurdle
I am playing her at work for the most part as I have nothing else to do, I spend most of my Monday doing all the work I need to do and then just cruise for the rest of it.
I am pretty excited by the progress I am making on my toons!
Tonight I logged on to 12 people wanting to raid!! I nearly had a mental break
We were actually a couple of people short as well, and we actually had a full group which kicked arse!
We started late and managed to clear up to and including Ultraxion, we wiped once on Ultraxion as for some reason it killed us without any warning!
I can’t seem to write anymore I am bawling my eyes out watching a glee episode
Have a great night!!!
I am going to put it out there right now, if you are trying to level alts and you haven’t got them kitted out with full heirlooms, you are nuts!!
I am luckily in a 25 level guild so I get the perks as well, added to the 4 pieces of heirloom gear whih provide XP bonuses and the levelling is insanely fast!
I have been playing my priest today I logged on at about 10.30am at level 51 and I am over halfway to 56 at 2.40pm.
I would be going faster except I am levelling at work and have phones to answer, however this is awesome! I would love to be running dungeons as I think that would slaughter my xp as well, I may try and do a run shortly and see if i get interrupted :0) I don’t want to take the risk that someone comes into the actual shop for help.
The point is – get yourself the heirlooms! Use your darkmoon faire or justice points or gold or whatever you can and wear them!
Another week, another shared topic This weekStringtheory of Martha.net asks
I’ve seen a lot of challenges making the rounds lately, from the more traditional ‘you die, you’re out’ to the more complex ‘no spending money on anything’. Leveling only through crafting looks fun, leveling without any gear looks impossible, and making a bazillion gold on the auction house is something I really need to try someday. *ponders*
Anywho, why do you think these sorts of bring-your-own-hardmode are becoming more popular? Is it because the normal game as gotten too easy? Or repetitive? Or that it’s not challenging in the right sort of ways? Could Blizzard incorporate any of these methods of madness into the game itself or it there an inherent appeal to ‘house rules’ versions of the game?
Thinky thoughts, I am thinking them… *solemn nod*
Oh, and if you are participating in (or have already won) any of these events say so! Link ‘em so the rest of us can cheer you on!
This post got long and rambly, but I enjoyed writing it