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For anyone who ever played the old Croc games, you remember when he did his cool little spinney-chuck-norris-wanna-be-roundhouse-kick thing he always said “Ker-Chow!!” That was my favorite, yeah.

Well… this weekend I delivered my own Croc kick to WoW and did a little “Ker-Chow!”… WoW then turned around and Croc Kicked me.

Friday night when I got home from my OT, I sat and looked at my shaman who was sitting at level 78 ½ with a full amount of rested XP till 80. I looked at the clock, and decided that this weekend… she was going to be 80 damnit! So I decided that, for the weekend, Mika was going to be put on stand-by and it was going to be Rei’s weekend.

From about 7-12PM I managed to get her to 79. (It took me a while because I kept having to go AFK for one thing to another. /facepalm.) But before I went to sleep that night, I decided that I was going to get up early, and do nothing all day Saturday until she hit 80.

It was about 9:30 when I started, and by 12 I had gotten halfway. So far so good. By the time I reached 95% I had ran out of quests in Storm Peaks… and I hate Icecrown… so what do I do? It took about 10 minutes of mod butchering in a high spawn area, but I finally got…

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by about 4 PM. So what’s the first thing I do?

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Finally… she was ready for heroics whoring.

Or so I wished.

I spent all of Saturday night, and all day Sunday dedicating it to my shaman and trying to get her geared, but I have all of 5 purples to show for it. Granted, a little frustrated is definitely the understatement of the situation, but unfortunately I have no control over RNG when I 1. Lose gear, 2. can’t beat the door boss, 3. Can’t get a group because no one wants to compete with a noob for gear AND deal with the door boss.

I tried running a Naxx 10, but Mach wanted to bring a Hunter and another Resto shaman… so needless to say, if I rolled enhancement, I had to roll against an under geared hunter. If I wanted to roll resto, I would have to roll against an under geared shaman. I couldn’t win for lose if my life DEPENDED on it.

So yeah…. The beginning of this weekend was good, the end… not so much.

I have an issue when it comes to my toons. I hate it when my toon is considered ‘under geared’. When Mika hit 80, I was pulling tricks out my ass to put groups together for Naxx and heroics. I wanted her gear BAD. Same with Rei, I want her gear BAD. It bothers me if my toons can’t commit to the content I want them to be able to comfortably walk into.

I want Rei to be able to comfortably walk into a Naxx 25 or Ulduar 10. Yeah, pretty big jump for a fresh 80 not even 3 days old. Her walking around with a green trinket from level 65 I was never able to replace bothers me to the point of I won’t even TOUCH my druid until Rei is geared to the point of my approval.

Even if I have to sit and run heroics day in and day out to get 500 emblems to replace all the greens and blues on her, I will do it. I got over 1000 on Mika so far, I have no issues in farming heroics for lower easy raids for gear. 1. It gives me a chance to get gear for both specs 2. it’s good practice.

Right now, Mika’s time on her game card ran out on Saturday. For the time being… I’m not sure if I should bother re-subbing her for a while because I know in the mean-time, I’m going to be spending most, if not all, of my time on Rei. Granted the guild is still doing Ulduar 10, but I know there are a few healers in the guild who would be more than happy to take my place who actually need the gear.

In other news…

Tomorrow BoO is having a guild meeting where Mach will be announcing the guild changes that he and the officers are making to the guild to give it a more ‘casual progression raiding guild’ feel. I for one am very excited to hear about it. (I’m his GF and I’m still in the fog about certain details, but meh… I’m only a veteran, not an officer. I have to be reminded where my place is from time to time with this kind of stuff to avoid someone calling the ‘favortism’ card. /grumble) But right after the announcement, they’re going to be heading off to ToC 10 man, woot!!

With them luck.

Oh… by the way… on a side note…

I saw Ky and Amber do it a few time, so I’ll go ahead and shoot my own two cents in…

BoO is recruiting… we love long walks in Naxx, and cruising through Ulduar in our giant demolishers. In our spare time we like to farm heroics for badges, sit in vent and chat, and pick on Amber because she sounds like her sister. We’re looking for someone who is funny, witty, and can keep up with the jokes on our resident minor Hunt who takes a beating on a daily basis. If you think you’re this person, you can view our profile at BoO Match-Maker.com.

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Because filters at work suck, I’m uploading the screenies at home during lunch. =D

Thanks to my wonderful friend Ky from Casual Hardcore, I’ve been introduced, and labeled with the term ‘shitstorming’ from my apparent reaction to his post on our guild forums.

Now, I’m going to show you what apparent ‘shitstorming’ means by the amount of QQ in my posts that I didn’t even realize were there until after I reread them the next day.

Summing up our posts wouldn’t nearly do the justice from our forum, so I’ll just go ahead and quote directly from the forums.

And to think, our poor lovable mage Miss BB started all this with a minor question if we could just run a few farm raids for low geared guildies.

Kyrilean

OK, this might make some of you think I’m a prick, but I’m going to speak my mind anyway because I’ve reached an age where I don’t care much what people think of me.

Last night’s Naxx run was frustrating to say the least. Wiping on the 2nd trash pull in a raid we’ve had on farm for months is not a great way to start the raid. I personally didn’t want to go because like Mach said, I’m one of the ones that has run it to death on three toons now.

Erdkrieg, my only current toon that may need an item or two still from Naxx25, was already saved this week. Maedchen needs nothing. Kyrileanthos needs nothing. So my attendance to that raid was solely to support the guild and helping people to not only have a chance to raid something, but get a few pieces of gear or emblems.

The reason I was frustrated with Naxx25 wasn’t exactly because of the constant wiping. It was rather because of the inane chatter going on in vent that led me to believe that a good majority of the raid wasn’t paying attention. It may be Naxx, but when people are screwing around not really caring what they’re doing, wiping, and then continue to chatter about random things obviously not paying attention to the raid, I get irritated.

So that said, I am more than happy to use any of my three healers to support a guild Naxx25 or other raid, but I am not OK supporting a guild run where people are going to screw around and not take it seriously. I’m a casual player with a hardcore raider mentality. If I’m going to raid I don’t want to do it half-assed. I hate afk’ers, alt-tabbers, people that don’t run back after a wipe, etc. It isn’t fair to others and whether I’m naive or not to expect others to return the favor, I still expect it.

Macharious

I hear what you are saying Kyr, and I agree with just about everything. Unfortunatly I havn’t reached your age yet lol so I don’t think I could have put it as well as you just did. That is one thing that I would like to add to the requirments of anyone who wishes to lead raids for us. This game is about having fun and socializing…but wiping is not fun. I have always had a hardcore raiding mentality but I’ve never raided hardcore. If it were 100% up to me we would be in ULD25 4-5 days a week pushing through progression, Granted if I did that very few of you all would want to do it with me so that leaves us with our current situation. I am not going to say no “sidebar” conversations…but when we reach the point where it is a distraction and we die becuase of it, it needs to stop.

And 1 more side note: A whipe does not mean the following:

1) HEY WE’RE ALL DEAD! time for a BIO!
2) Man, that sucked! I think I’ll watch TV while others run back so they can Rez me.
3) Looks like we’re close to a boss, I think I’ll have a smoke.
4) I’m thirsty, brb getting (insert desired drink)

See what I am getting at? Downtime between wipes wastes a lot more time that I think everyone realizes.

Then here I come, SHITSTORMER MIKATA, GO!!

Mikata

Personally, as you all may know, in game over vent I’m a very VERY social person when I become confortable with the group. I like to joke around, kid, etc to lighten the mood… and I know most of the time I don’t know my play, and I have a tendency to speak out at the most inopportune times when I should know better to keep my mouth shut.

In my opinion, idle conversation, chit-chat, jokes are okay during trash (unless it’s Ulduar, because Ulduar trash is Srs Bsnz), but come boss time, and I’m getting better at this, conversations need to come to a stop and we need to focus on what we’re doing, even if it’s a boss we’ve farmed 12,458,556,142 times, because there’s still the possibility to wipe if just ONE person isn’t paying attention. (Grobb, Thadd, KT, and 4 Horsmen) And that’s not including if you’re a healer or tank. That’s just DPS that can cause a wipe in Naxx alone.

And I agree with the tabbing out, and the running back, and the afking, and just the general Bullshit people do after a wipe. It is really frustrating because instead of everyone running back and buffing and going, we have sit spend twice as much time ressing, then waiting for the afk’ers or tabbers to come back, then buff, then ready check, then starting the encounter. I make a note that before a raid, I have all of my essencials in-game and out-of-game ready before hand. (Reagents, repaired in game, have a smoke, get a drink, maybe a little snack outside of game) That way I don’t have to go afk unless we’re like 2 hours in and I have to piss like a pregnant russian race-horse.

Bottomline… yes, we have slackers who don’t share a ‘hardcore raider’ mentality, and they’re just casually along for the ride to have fun with friends, but they don’t understand how much that frustrates the rest of us.

And dear god I started ranting… I’M DONE!!

Kyrilean

Don’t misunderstand me. Some of the best raids I have been on have been wipe nights were joking was about the only thing we could do to alleviate the situation. It’s the not paying attention and not bringing your a-game that frustrates and upsets me. There’s a difference.

Taking a bunch of new people that don’t know the fights in a Naxx25 at this point and having them make mistakes wouldn’t frustrate me. They need a chance to learn just like anyone else. It was the impression that was given from people that do know the fights, even if they’re on alts, that they weren’t paying attention.

I have to say that overall the guild officers are doing a fantastic job and deserve our thanks and respect when they’re leading raids. It’s not an easy job.

Mikata

I understand what you’re saying Ky, but my point was that while it’s fun and games for MOST of the group, for SOME of the group is a hassle to pick up the slack of someone who really doesn’t want to be there, is pretty much forcing themselves because they want to progress. It’s aggrivating when instead of running back, someone wants to tab out, or go afk, and fuck off… or even worst, just sit there and openly admit they’re too lazy to run back and joke because they think it’s cute.

I love, actually no, I prefer to talk and have fun during a raid, but like you said earlier, when that joking and fun causes a distraction, it quickly turns from fun and games to “Angry Raid Leader STFU AND LET’S FINISH THIS SHIT SO I CAN LOG AND GO SMOKE A CIGARETTE”

*eyes Steve*

Regardless, it’s one thing to make things friendly and fun, dicking off and circle jerking each other in vent on trash and ‘Lol Die to the Frogger Boss’ because you had lag. “Hahahaha…. point and laugh… let’s go.” But it’s another when you’re trying to do 4 horsemen, and two people are in the back trying to comminicate with one another as to when to switch, but you’ve got someone else over vent being loud and obnoxious and they think they’re being cute. Trash = okay to talk, Some Bosses = Okay to talk, Other Bosses = STFU and Pay Attention.

Also…

(God I can’t stop with the QQs today, fuck!!)

I have seen this before… and if I see it again, I will chew someone’s head off.

Don’t try to be cute and funny during a boss fight. Don’t stand in fire thinking you’re going to get healed. Don’t stand near others if you’re injected with a mutagen because you’re still casting. Don’t ignore adds or the boss if you’re instructed to kill something. Don’t engage the boss unless you’re the tank and EVERYONE is present and ready. Don’t talk back or complain about DPS or Healing assignments.

Once again… I’m done.

Now will all this said and done in the General Forums where EVERY MEMBER OF OUR GUILD CAN READ THE THREAD, let’s see how many ACTUALLY read it, learn from it, adjust because of it, and do better thanks to it.

Being a healer and newly converted tank, I feel I’m in my right to QQ all day long about terribad DPS. (Yes… terribad: adj. describing one who is not only bad at what they do, but terrible at being bad, making them terribly bad which is a bazillion times worst than being just FAIL. Thus terribad. Ex. You have Poor-Bad-Terrible-Fail-Terribad.)

I’m sure everyone knows the type of DPS I speak of.

You have the ‘1337’ DPS:
This is the DPS that has been playing the game since the begining of time, and know the in, odds, and outs of thier class and all spec’s associated. They can sit and rip astomishing numbers and amaze people with thier DPS… yeah, that’s great. Said DPS also doesn’t know have to control aggro, and proceed to TRY and pull off tanks because they don’t want to inturrupt rotation and lose DPS. They then proceed to die and eat dirt.

You then have the ‘Lazy’ DPS:
These folks are the ones who have been playing for a long time, but they’re lazy. They’re on time to raids and attend every week, but refuse to do thier homework, and wind up missing a detail and wiping the raid. For instance! On Kolo… when you see the message, “Kologarn focuses his eye beams on you!” DON’T FREAK THE FUCK OUT AND RUN THROUGH THE DPS AND CUT THEM ALL IN HALF DAMNIT!!!!

And let’s not forget the ‘Alters’:
Alters are people who have uber geared mains and have a fresh 80 for an alt they expect to be carried through 25 mans to rapidly gain gear through loot-whoring. When they’ve recieved all they can get on thier main, they want to catch that alt up as quickly as possible with little to no effort to the rest of the guild to become more competition for people’s MAINS.

These are your 3 species of what I like to call ‘Terribad DPS’

Everyone knows a handful of these type of people, and if you claim you don’t then I say you’re full of shit and to get the fuck out. These are the type of people that make the gaming experience less enjoyful for me. Granted, yes it is a game, and yes, the idea of a game is to progress and get better, learn more, and become the best, BUT THIS ISN’T AN RPG HERE, IT’S A FUCKING MMO!! YOU’RE NOT THE ONLY ONE PLAYING!!

Things would be SO much more relaxing is there was some sense of compassion amongst players. Something I dislike about DKP is that if someone is wearing a blue, and someone is wearing a level 213 item, that one wearing the 213 might bid higher on the item even though the one wearing the blue could use that MASSIVE upgrade. I can recall passing on many items because I know eventually, I can always come back and get it later.

Granted, there have been times when I’ve lost on the same much desperately needed item like Grim Toll that I’ve lost rolls on 11 times, and yes there’s a bitter taste in my mouth for a little while, I eventually get over it and work around it.

If players could learn to work with one another, help benefit one another, GET ALONG with one another, wouldn’t that make the game more enjoyable than to have a bank full of purples? If DPS could help the tank hold aggro, healers keep and extra eye on the raid or tanks, tanks make sure you’re paying attention to bebuffs and be ready with taunts or watch for a signal to move, raiders in general stay out of shit that hurts… things would go so much smoother!

Man, this entry has gone from DPS QQ to general raiding QQ.

Last night we went back into Ulduar 25, and in no way am I QQ’ing about my particular raid last night, it actually went fairly well. We downed XT, Kolo, and IC (which was a shock to me), and our Lovely Healing Officer Amber for our first Fragment for the Legendary Val’anyr. Last night over all went really well… the souce of my QQ you ask? Let’s just say I had a reminder or two last night despite the progress we made.

Mikata

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