Monday, May 31, 2010

The joy of a raider

Its a funny thing when you pug raids. Suppose its like a box of chocolates you never know what your gonna get. Unless of course you read the box and the fucking descriptions of the chocies. Well yesterday I pugged an icc10. I missed the guild run as they hosted it at times when I work. So I was looking for a pug on my nights off over the weekend.

So first pug I found on trade, this nice DK, seemed happy to take me. For some reason my gscore add on is broken. I look at the raid browser and it only shows me half the gscores. Real random. Anyway I digress. The tank that joined was a 5.7k gscore warrior who wasnt so burdened. He started looking at peoples gear, meanwhile i was looking at him with el groups (well the tank IS the most important bit) and i saw how experienced he was (very) at about the same time he was pointing out in raid chat that our dk and his dk friend were wearing hateful gladiator gear. When called on it the dks response was yeah I am trying to get gear in ICC thats why we are going. At which pt the warrior leaves along with 2 other dps and I am looking at these 2 dks, i know are pvp geared with gscore in mid 4000s (I dont have an issue with running ICC with 4.6k gscore, thats 4 piece T9 and its plenty if your not a moron) missing gems and enchants. Then I see the warrior is advertising his own raid in trade...

So my second pug. The warrior was asking for achievs for first 6 bosses and uber gear. He kept me hanging for about 25 mins periodically asking me questions. Now my gear is nice but not brilliant, but it is correctly gemmed and enchanted. My talents are where they should be and I can talk about them at boring length as to why each and every point is where it is. I have achievs for first 4 bosses, but have always wiped on festergut and rotface and never got past those. I have however seen the fights more then once and know the tactics. Eventually I was allowed into the pug. It took a long time for the pug to form when we did it was as you would expect a pretty decent group including a kingslayer so we could do the lootship on hardmode.

So we walked through marrowgar, strolled through Lady deathwhisper, managed to wipe a few times on the hc lootship (don't ask how I dont know either) then one shotted saurfang, at which point enough people had to go that the raid was called. All in all very nice, especially for me as the bow droped from marowgar and I got the frost giant cleaver from the lootship. Another one of those to dual wield and I can put anguish onto the wall over my characters fireplace. As my gscore grows, I have less trouble getting into the better pugs and my goal of one day toppling the Lich king draws closer. I just have to be sure to check the labels so I dont get saved to an M&S wipefest.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A beginning

A beginning post for a new blogger. Hmm what to post? why I am posting? the blogs that i read that inspired me to start my own? the warm fussy feeling it gives me that if I do post my inner thoughts someone, somewhere might actually give a flying monkeys? Nah fuck that crap kinda writing for my own amusment while my auctioneer is scanning and I am fking bored watching trade chat.

Had a long serious chat with the Holy paladin of our wannabe raid guild other day. We are a social guild that was losing members when they grew up enough to want to goto ICC. Through tears and drama we have managed to find our way into the ICC and things are looking up. In a good part I believe cos when it came to my turn to leave and I paniced looking at the online application form for my chosen raiding guild, more specifcally at their rejection thread, full of better applicants then moi. So I made a pug. Filled it with a few willing guildies and some peeps I found by spamming trade "Lfm ICC 10 dont need achieves just full t9 with correct gems/enchants"

Its a funny thing when you down saurfang for the first time. Getting the storming the citadel achiev. I imagine its quite a milestone for most players. For me, doing it leading my first raid ever, it was fucking hugher then hitting level 80 and I have to say was on a par with mediocre sex or a dam good wank. In fact I wanted sex immediatly at that point, but hey cant have cherry on every cake right? I had been trying to get into Icc dailey for like 2 months, but couldnt find a way past the no achiev no invite barrier. (ps thank you greedy goblin for telling me about under achiever AFTER I got the fucking achievment :P). Well i traded that achiev for a place on an ICC 25 pug, got storming the citadel there and now i can join most ICC pugs in the game (except the real good ones that actually down arthas) Yey me!

So anyway. Back to the chat. the guild is following my progression at the same rate. they got a good core of goodish players with decent gear who have stopped raiding fking nax and are now going in twice a week and getting to saurfang. Its all gravy except... we have 3 hunters. One elemental shamen. no resto shammy and no tree. Thus the reason why I was given a talking to, cos its clear the guild needs a resto shammy far more then it needs my hunter, 9k dps or not, which i can always pug with anyway.

Thus I have a new shammy "ghostmeercat" (yeah kept a rodent thing going I am funny that way) got him upto lev 27 gonna go push him to 30 in a bit when this scan.. oh goody the scans done
bye bye