We are so close on Spine it is not funny. Last night we just cocked up every single attempt with something silly and it just caused a night of annoyance really.
The best we got was to the last tendon with about 20% left, but then we got overrun with bloods as the amalgamation was blowing up for what would have been our 1st kill.
Long boring brain dump Feel free to skip the rest! I won’t be offended.
I really do like the people in the guild, as people, but as players – they frustrate me. I am not naive enough to think that any guild is not going to have annoyances, however I don’t want that to be because people can’t follow instructions. I have always been a firm believer that as long as people can follow instructions and get peer level skills out of their toons, any boss is beatable.
I will admit, I am not a strong healer – although my only healing experience is one month on a resto shammy in BT – I would not even consider being a healer if I didn’t think I could compete with other healers of similar spec and gear.
I am not worried about my tanking, I could do that with my eyes closed since Blizz made it so much easier for us with the changes to threat..hardly a challenge really if you get the first hit off (admittedly I need to change some of my gems around for more defence).
My DPS is probably comparable to other fire mages in similar gear, I know in LFR I can get about 48k dps on Ultrax on a good night and about 53K on Madness – if i get good procs and nice runs. That’s of course top top end. If I get no procs or combos, I will be lucky to crack the 30k mark. I don’t often get to just play my mage though, so it is hard to figure out in a normal DS – where my DPS sits.
Honestly, our raids are almost like a vocal DBM mod running, me and the GM have to call out every single thing for people to do what they are told. Jump into crystals, stack for stomp, watch out for the bouncy ball , run in and pop cooldowns, stack for red slimes, spread for green, get the mana void, get to ice crystals, hour of twilight, get the sapper, twilight onslaught, jump into purples, L/R side drake…you get the idea. If we don’t call it out, it generally doesn’t get done, which means I barely get to actually watch my rotation properly because I am watching other people – the bane of every raid leader I am sure. How do you then show those logs to people to impress them with your less than 15k dps ???
I am still looking for guilds, am now checking out GuildOx (I have always preferred GO to WowProgress in its layout) to see if I can find any guilds that are suitable.
US guilds are definitely out unless they raid at about 5am, or even 2 am…but I can’t imagine I will find many of those. I am now just looking at all guilds – that have cleared content even all the way to 8/8H – if the guild sounds like my kind of place, that is more what I am interested in at this stage. I don’t want a guild – I want another home – where people are nice, determined and passionate about the game without the nasty aftertaste that is sometimes left.
I have a couple I am keen on and will be creating toons to chat to GM/RL etc this fortnight. I have to stop getting nervous about applying to guilds, but to me – it is as important as a job interview. I want them to like me and think I am a good fit, so I tend to waffle….not dissimilar to this post in fact!
Anyway, I just wanted to put this down somewhere so it isn’t clogging up my brain space! And with all the bloggers out there, surely you can add some insight into the world of applications for your guild and if you are a raid leader how that affects your DPS?