Successfully Resuscitated. Kind of.

Ok, a follow up for the post from the other day.

I previously reported my guild chose to revert back to a 10 man raid after trying for several months to put together a 25 man. The main reason behind doing so was because the core ten man was already 1/8 H before trying to go to 25s. Well, we were still only 1/8 H. Some of the core that was still around really wanted to push forward with progression. So, they made their decision. I didn’t make into the first group and that night they went and killed the two bosses after Morchok and got Ultraxion down in Heroic. I was a little jealous I admit but still happy for them nonetheless. They went back the next raid night and I got invited this time. Kind of a new trial to see if I could handle the Heroic content. Evidently I did just fine because I get to go again :) But the cool part is we got Blackhorn down on our fifth attempt. I like the fight. Pretty chaotic, which makes me happy.

Bad part though is we are losing an excellent player with the decision of going to ten mans. He wants to raid 25 so he’s deciding to go elsewhere. Which means I am going to have a permanent spot on the heroic roster. Now, that’s awesome, don’t get me wrong, but that permanent spot comes with a caveat; I’m the third healer!

Gasp!
Eek!
/hide.

I haven’t healed as a raider since early Ulduar. I’ve been putting together my offspec set for holy but haven’t been very seriously doing so. Guess that changes now. I’ve been raiding as shadow and have enjoyed melting faces. I’m excited to get to heal again just so much work to do to be ready to perform my duties at a level acceptable to me. Sometimes, I feel like there’s too much to do in wow.

Why does real life have to get int the way?

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Do Not Resuscitate?

My guild recently made the switch from ten man raiding to 25 man. I personally prefer the 25 man scene. Much more chaotic and fun. However, we are having one hell of a time filling that roster consistently every raid night. Our Raid Leader decided this past raid to do one 10 man and offered that the other folks try to start they’re own ten man. I am not complaining, sitting out is part of the raiding gig. This isn’t someone complaining because I wasn’t picked. Not sure why, guess they didn’t want a shadow priest. My numbers are great but not better than the two hunters they took so I suppose in the end that’s why I was sat. Regardless,the ten man they took downed a few bosses on heroic. Great for them! Glad they did so! But what about the rest of the raid group? (I logged to spend time with the DW) Is this decision a good one?

I ask you, dear readers, what do you think on this topic? I understand we are in a very dark time for recruitment in WoW. Happens every expansion. People are already in a good home, are looking for a new home with MoP in mind or looking for a guild that can take them right on through the current content without having to spend a night wiping learning a new heroic boss. I’m holding out hope though. I know, as long as we continue to recruit vigorously, we can find the folks we need.

Well, I hope so anyway :)
-Ecat

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Big Bear Butt Writing Challenge (a little late)

BBB threw down a writing challenge a while back. I was late to the party but nonetheless he inspired me to write. And, since, I’m sure that was more of his goal than a strict timeline I thought I would go ahead and post what he inspired anyway. If you want to read his original challenge and the most awesome replies ever then please click here and head that way.

BBB, challenge accepted. I hope you don’t mind this being so late and enjoy!

The following was inspired by BBB’s challenge and with my recent dilemma in game I figured it would be an awesome opportunity to write about it :)

I’m afraid I got the shaft at birth. For whatever reason I was born a Draenei. We are a proud people and rightly so. We are tall, strong, slender and highly intelligent. Much more so than the other Alliance races but I’ve had a problem since day one. I wasn’t born until after the crash here on Azeroth so I grew up with the other kids. I went to school with all the other races. I knew I was different from the get go. You see, the other kids were so short! They easily remained hidden from the teachers but not me. I was as noticeable as a torch in a dark room. Every time the teacher asked a question, I was the one expected to answer.

That’s not the troubling part though.

The other kids didn’t start getting mean or malicious until the horns started to grow in. I was taunted and teased relentlessly. So many Tauren jokes. And I hadn’t even met a Tauren yet. I had no idea what they were talking about, so of course that only fueled the fire. I’d run home from school everyday and cry to my daddy. Pleading for help. He only ever told me the other kids did this because they were jealous. They were jealous because they knew they’d never be the star I was destined to be. Pfft! What did he know? He wasn’t there in class when they had to start altering the exercise equipment or armors to fit someone of my stature. Oh! And lets not forget the tail! When that grew in the kids tried to use it to lead me around and drag me across the playground. I’d beg them to stop. Plead, bargain, promise. All in vain. They wouldn’t stop. Kids are so cruel.

But the humans. Ahh the humans. So beautiful. Loved by everyone. The whole world seemed to be built for them. Stormwind is gorgeous. Like a shining beacon for all the world to see. Absolutely the most amazing city in all the worlds. This, dear reader, is the very reason for my dilemma. I secretly want to be a human. Please, please, please do not tell my father! He’d disown me for sure. I love my family and would never desire to wrong them but there’s only so many times a girl can hit her head on the door frames before the horns start doing some damage. And I want to be liked by everyone just like they are!

I met this gnome. He said he knew a guy who knows a guy who might know a guy that can make this happen. What a juicy idea?!

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Guess Who’s Back?

It’s only been a year and a half. What’s the big deal? A lot of people go awhile without updating their blog :)

Ok ok ok. I get it. I fail at blogging. But hopefully this time I’ll be better.

I’m back on my priest again. No matter which alt I play I seem to have this pull, this longing to be on my priest. I recently joined a 25 man raiding guild and instead of the shaman they needed a shadow priest. /sigh. Shadow is so easy it’s boring. Seriously. I’ve got some gear now, especially the four piece set bonus, and have started to climb to the top of the meters. Not quite all the way to the top just yet but knocking on that door really hard. The only problem is I’m still bored. Yeah I know, dps should be fun and topping the meters exciting but nothing even comes close to the excitement I get from healing. For some reason I find making the green bars go to the right really enjoyable. Every fight is different and healing keeps me excited.

I was reading a priestly blog the other day (not sure which one, can’t remember) and I came across a patch note from a while back that said Chakra had been changed. You stayed in the state you wanted until you changed. No more trying to weave it into your healing!! ???? What? When did this happen and where was I? I was beside myself with glee. You see, I’ve always been discipline. Now I’ve tried Holy a little but have always preferred the play style of disc. But last week I set aside my disc pride and gave Holy another go. Don’t tell anyone, but, I love it! Was so much fun!! I feel like a real priest again. I’ve decided I’ll stay shadow for the rest of this expansion because that is what my raid needs right now. We have enough healers and they are damned good at what they do. However, I have let them know my intentions to switch to holy for raiding in Mists. I can’t wait!!! Sooo excited!!

What class/spec do you prefer and why? Do you have a certain class or spec that keeps calling to you? Teasing and pestering until you cant take it anymore? You have no choice but to go back and play? I understand, me too. :) So, please, tell me what yours is.

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Catching Up With an Old Friend

A little over 5 1/2 years ago my ferret syndrome kicked in, as it has a tendency of doing, and I decided to create a rogue. I rolled a rogue for one reason and one reason only; to kill Horde. I entered the game, accepted the quest from the guard there in front of the Abby and the next thing I know I was level ten and heading to Westfall. The rate I was leveling was amazing! How quickly and efficiently I was just destroying mobs!! I continued with my new found friend until she was around level 40 before I returned to my paladin and finished leveling him to 60. Eventually, I finished leveling her to 60 and pvp’ed in the bg’s with her. I was able to get to Knight-Lieutenant before some unfortunate circumstances cost me a rank and stole the wind from my sails. Anyone who remembers the old pvp grind for ranks can understand how not being able to play for a week can cause one to lost interest, and lose it quickly.

Fast forward to the present. I have leveled that paladin to 80 now as well as three other classes but still just couldn’t find time to fit the rogue into the mix. It always seemed like the guild needed a tank or a healer and my rogue kept feeling the sting of neglect. Well, I found myself at the end of the expansion with nothing really going on. I started looking at the new talent trees and the desire to revisit my rogue just kept welling up inside me and finally I could stand it no longer. I logged on, spent my talent points, bought glyphs and dove head-long into the bg’s. Boy o’ boy was I rusty. But, after a little diligence, some homework and just a bit of patience, it’s starting to come back. I’m learning my keybindings, remembering when to use certain abilities and figuring out when to use the new ones. I may not yet be back at the level of play I was in vanilla on this character on whom I spent many many hours of pvp, but I’m close.

But, more importantly, I’m having fun in pvp again. It’s been a long while since I’ve had fun in pvp on any character other than my disc priest.

I tell you all this about my rogue as an introduction to The Azerothian Tribune. I am a true altaholic and there may be times you will read posts pertaining to any one of them. There may be posts about WoW in general, who knows.

~Reiani

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