This weeks shared topic is brought to us by Akabeko at Red Cow Rise and it is a doozy!!
Canon refers to the actual events and characters that exist in a fictional world. Headcanon refers to any situations or characters that are imagined by fans of said fictional world. Sometimes they are silly, like the fact that Garrosh’s favorite treat is lemon squares. Sometimes they are serious, like positing that tauren store grief in the lungs. For my writing, I’ve come up with a lot of headcanon. Got a theory about a torrid romance between your favorite auctioneer and the patrolling guard? Given any thought to where mounts and pets go when they aren’t summoned? Do you know how your characters do their laundry, or what Baine Bloodhoof does in his free time? What are your headcanons, and where did you get the idea?
This is going to be a very long post I have so much head cannon it will take me a while to post it all! I am just going to talk about my personal characters because they are the people I spend the most time with.
So let’s start in order with my Mage She was technically born in elwynn forest on a lovely rainy night. She was not supposed to be born due to her parents heritage – their love was forbidden – so she grew up living a nomadic lifestyle, moving from place to place, raised by many different aunts and uncles until she was old enough to strike out on her own. She does not have a chip about this as she is well aware she is loved by her parents and had a fantastic upbringing.
My rogue is level 17 Highest level rogue by miles now. Still not sure if i enjoy it, although it has grown on me since hitting 15 and being able to run dungeons. The fact that I am top on dps helps. I won’t discuss any further the horrific LFD runs at that low level – suffice it to say…I think I had the deserter buff more than I was in a run.
Not sure if I mentioned this, but hubby joined frosties on his druid and is now 83. We are still new and feeling a little like outsiders – but that happens with every guild, but so far I love the sense of humour in the guild. They have me giggling a fair bit when I am online. I actually find I am wanting to log onto my dath toons, wishing my AT toons were there…I really do enjoy the people…when they are chatting. I would say 60% of the time guild chat is pretty quiet.
It is fun running dungeons with hubby healing me as I tank. Two more levels and we can start doing heroics, after all, I am only getting 13g for every run, I don’t mind though as it is only costing me about 2g repairs since I am not even close to dying, but I would like to be getting some JP/VP and not just coin.
We may move our other horde toons over, but it really isn’t important at this stage – it would just be nice to have other toons with maxxed professions (or close to max) that can aid us. We have discovered that Dath has a crappy AH…there is not much on there and anything that is on there is so uber expensive compared to what we are used to on Aman’thul. That decision will likely be made on Friday – but I would want to bring both with me…hunter and shammy, he would bring pally and hunter. Decisions, Decisions.
Onto some other news, which I have yet to tell my GM about, I will be breaking the news to him tonight. It looks like in my bid to get healthier, I will be starting karate in a fortnight. Their 2 training days happen to be the same days we raid. I will now only be available to raid on Sundays with them and that means I am not likely going to be raid leading for them in MoP, of course, we don’t have a date for MoP, and i can’t tell the future…but it is not looking hopeful.
Onto the excitement, my Shammy got to 83 yesterday I am so happy for her. I am playing enhancement and enjoying it more than I thought I would to be honest!
I am lucky to have a very gifted enh shammy that I married and he was giving me some great tips I have never been a fan of melee, but shammies seem to handle it better…or maybe I am not clueless….no idea
We should have hit 85 sometime this week with these current toons, so that is a little exciting That will make my shammy toon number 5 at max cap, my priest will be hot on her heels!
Onto the guild drama though!
There was a few people online last night and we decided to just have a play in 25 man heroic….you know…for fun….what else can you do when you have no plans for a Friday night and you have 8 people online to start
You know, we were actually doing quite well….until the PVP event, which sort of nuked our plans to get any further. The first attempt on them, I think we all spent about 10 minutes just trying to kill the healers….It was hilarious because we just didn’t have enough interrupts or CC….but I was enjoying myself immensely.
Shame I can’t use it
Ran heroic Occ on my pally and guess what I got out of my bag, what was even funnier was get was hubby got in his bag as well!!
Yup – Blue drakes!!
Mine has been placed in my bank next to the bronze drake I will one day learn if I can ever afford to get epic flight training!!
Shame my mage is still waiting for the damn thing to drop for her!
Since switching her alliance I have been trying to run some heroics on her, I just picked up my tier 9 chest piece and only 30 more badges to go and I can get the tier 9 helm to give me the 4 set bonus, that MAY be enough to boost my gearscore enough to tank some ICC/TOC runs….
Once again I am feeling the pressure as a tank – I get so frustrated that people in heroics do not spend ANY time waiting for the tank anymore, I realise most people are over geared for the content, but some of us are learning our feet. I hate it when I throw an aveger’s shield on mobs, then have not even laid consecrate and DPS are chowing on mob meat…I mean SERIOUSLY!!!! Avenger’s shield is like a bullet, grabs their attention and doesn’t do much else – and certainly doesn’t help on mobs where they are twoo far apart to be hit. Why is it such a hard thing to wait until the tank has at least HIT the fucking mob ebfore starting it. I have always and will always wait for the tank to get off consecrate or thunderclap or DnD or SOMETHING AOEish before going hell bent – there are very few times when I will hit a mob before the tank has.
I can see why people hate tanking and I can see why so many people just refuse to do it anymore, indeed one of our guild MT’s is deciding to call it quits for the xpac – hence I may be taking over that tanking spot. It is so easy to see why. I would hope that raiding is different, you can set the expectation of your raiders and PUG’s (maybe) so they give you three seconds alone time with the mobs…but wow…I have to work twice as hard as a tank….but I do enjoy it
Yes I switched her, I will likely move my warrior horde side and make her my first ever male character, although I am not entirely sure about that yet I might finish my hunter that is sitting on a US time server though – not sure yet
Anyway – here is the new girl, yes I went spacegoat again I like the tails ok!!?!?!
She is fully Prot now, and I am working on her tier 9 gear so I can start pugging the ICC stuff, I have 2 more of the badge pieces to try and get and to be honest if we have an alt run through ICC any time soon for the first four bosses I may see if I can snaffle her a shot
I was tanking some normal runs yesterday – non heroic – to try and get back into the swing of it, made a few mistakes etc, but no one was taking aggro off me and a few of them were trying their damn hardest. I really feel sorry for actual tanks (which may be me at Cata). People just don’t get it
It was fun to be on her again, I really enjoy tanking I have to admit. I like it on my warrior as well, I just think AOE tanking is such less a hassle on the pally But I am pretty good with my warrior as well I think. A little more practice and I may be good at it !! LOL
So I have been recently running heroics on my pally, and that is probably an exaggeration, it has been about 2 weeks since I have actually logged in, but prior to this little break due to Real life, I had just started running as a tank
I am basically trying to say, that I think I miss it!! LOL I think I love tanking I can see why some people hate it, but I find it far less annoying than DPSing
I am tanking on my warrior and my pally and I cannot choose which I prefer to play as a tank, they are both uber to me.
I don’t want to play my mage at the moment, I get too depressed when I log onto her and see she has no tier 10 due to lack of raiding at the moment. So I like being on my wariror/pally who are slowly building up badges for the tier 9 gear Will be abe to start PUGging ICC with them soon maybe heehh
Just thought you should know
So I was levelling last night on my pally and got from 63 to 66
Was listening to some music and just following the dots on my questhelper So only 2 more to go before I hit Northrend!! YAY