Smart? Maybe Not. Satisfying? Hell Yes!!!!

It’s been a busy weekend, so this is the first chance I have had to do LFR Petaline, my resto Shammy.  First half I only got the VP, which is enough, but second half, I got Timepiece of the Bronze Flight, a nice shield that was an upgrade.  And tbh I loooooove shields, they are far nice than Off Hands IMO, so double yay!

But what is this?  Mr Healing Pally isn’t happy that I have won it.  He WANTS THAT SHIELD!! And I won’t hand it over as he is being whiney and rude.  I did inspect his gear, it was the same upgrade for him, so not like he only had a 359 or anything.

So it’s onwards and upwards, and we put down Deathwing like the rabid animal he is.  And Maw of the Dragonlord drops.  Again, an upgrade for me, so I roll on it.  So does Mr Pally-ally-alladin, and wins, even though he has the 403 version.  “GIVE ME THE SHIELD OR I’LL VENDOR THE MACE” he says.

Now this is me we are talking about.  I’ve dealt with assholes all my life, from the guy who wee’d on my My Little Pony toy when I was 5 to getting the snot kicked out of me to save a kitten from someone wish it harm (He was 6ft 5, that didn’t stop me) so an internet tough guy doesn’t phase me.  And I have this mindset where I don’t give into bullies.

“Vendor it then.” And with that, I left the raid.

Did I want the mace?  Is the Pope Catholic?  Of course I did.  Was it a better upgrade? Sure it was.  But come on, if I give into people like that they’ll think they can get away with shit like that all the time, so no, I am not going to enable his crappy behaviour.  I feel bad for the other people who needed that mace though.

So, maybe I cut my own nose off to spite my face, but damn, it was satisfying!

Morrigu, Destroyers End!

Ok, ok, it’s probably way behind the rest of my readers but we finally downed Deathwing tonight for the first time.  We not only beat him but we totally thrashed the Attendance Boss that has been hiting us for a gazillion the past few months.

I’m the Shadow Priest on the left next to the bear. We even celebrated with cake.

And here we are posing with the Dragon Aspects.

And to top it off tonight I won Will of Unbinding and Rathrak, The Poisonous Mind. I’m one happy priesty!

Talk About In At The Deep End

My guild was doing a DS progression raid tonight. Due to being casual and having some attendance issues we are still working on our first Madness of Deathwing kill. Which we didn’t do tonight but holy hell…

Let me just say I have done LFR on all three of my raid geared 85’s. Ok the first time I healed it on my Shaman, Petaline, I nearly wee’d myself, but it went well. She’s currently at 378 iLevel, and though I’ve healed all of FL I’m a tad inexperienced.

But one of our main healers has gotten healing burnout and wants to DPS. So tonight I was drafted in to heal DS. Starting at the Spine. No easing in gently for me!! Nope, it’s in the thrown in the deep end by the seat of my pants way for me! And I don’t think I did too badly, we at least got the Spine down.

But maybe on Thursday I can start from the beginning…

I Did it AGAIN!!

It only feels like yesterday that I posted this about my first trip into LFR.  Since then I have done the Siege of Wyrmrest Temple quite a few tim, but I have never dared to try The Fall of Deathwing.  Until today!

I’ve gotten as far as the Spine of Deathwing with my guild, so I thought it may be time to try LFR.  It was a usual full of people whining about things, and an annoying DK he thought he was the mutts nuts, but it went fine.  A few wipes but meh, I can live with that.  And I didn’t actually win any loot, which I am very glad about in one respect as I accidentally rolled need on a healer mace that dropped from Deathwing and I can only imagine the QQing if I had won it.

And here is the surprise:

 

5th over all on the DPS.  And above the annoying DK, which just adds to the enjoyment.  Of course as far as I know it could have been a crappy DPS raid, but I’m still pleased with myself.  If I wasn’t on a diet I’d have some cake.

I Did It!!

So further to my previous post about finally braving LFR I went ahead and did it after lunch.  And I did the four bosses, though it was a bit shaky at first.

So what are my thoughts?  Well, I think a hell of a lot of WoW players are assholes.  At least, they are online, I imagine they are internet tough guys.  For example:

Just one such gem.  A huge shitstorm broke out when one of the top Ding hunters rolled on a tier token despite already having the damn item as he did it for ‘justice’, why should low dps get anything when he is so freaking great.  Never mind the low dps is down to them needing the gear he feels HE deserves all of.  Lovely.

But you know what, I stuck it out and ingored the raid chat for the most part.  We wiped on Morchok, mainly because people didn’t run to the crystal, but that was the only thing that really went wrong, depsite various people saying things were ”fail”  even when we were downing a boss.  I am really begining to get a healthy dislike for the term Fail btw.

I was worried about my DPS somewhat, but look:

There is little old me at number 7.  Ok, that probably isn’t great DPS, not that I know if it is or not, but that means there were 10 people behind me, so meh, will do for me.

And the best part?  Gloves of Dying Light and Mosswrought Shoulderguards are now mine!

To LFR or Not To LFR

Since 4.3 hit I have heard many things about the Looking For Raiding function. I will admit I am a sensitive soul and find even LFG a little scary sometimes, with all the assholes out there (I’m allergic to “gogogogogo!” and “OMG you don’t do a zillion DPS, you suck!!!111one”). By all accounts LFR is even worse, and so so far I haven’t even set foot in a LFR raid. But now it’s getting to the point I feel I may have to.

This is my main. My average iLevel is 377, not helped by the utter lack of cloth shoulder drops in the new Twilight HCs for me. I know my rings aren’t enchanted, and I really need to get off my ass and grind Therazane rep to get shoulder enchants. In DS my DPS seems to bounce around from 15k to 20k depending on the fight. And soon we are going to be on Ultraxion.

So I need to raise my game. Which I am guessing means I need to grow a pair (not literally, that would really upset G) and go do some LFR. Is it really as bad as people make out? Can I do 10 mans or is it 25 man only? I have only done the first 3 DS bosses, I wont be thrown in at the deep end will I? I guess there is only one way to find out.

I’m going in. Smoke me a kipper, I’ll be back for breakfast.