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!
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.
Yesterday was a mixed bag for me in game. After running a few Twilight HCs on my DK and Spriest I decided what the hell, I’ll see if I can heal one and logged to my shaman. Zoned into End Time and the first boss was Baine Bloodhoof, who I had only ever faced once before. But it went fine, we lived. Then it was Tyrande. And I suck liked a Dyson. Kept getting hit by the silencing thing, and after two wipes I left in disgrace. How DO I avoid that anyway, never had an issue with it as DPS.
Anyway, feeling foolish I logged onto my Undead Warrior to hide from the shame. Alterac hasn’t altered THAT much it seems, and I duly hit level 30. I decided to try a low level dungeon and joy of joys, it was Gnomeregan. A place that I loathe with a passion.
Back in Vanilla as a hordie you had to do a quest that opened up a transporter in Booty Bay to get there, unless you wanted to run all the way there through hostile territory. But most of the time the transporter was bugged, and it took 30 mins on jumping like a looney to get it to work sometimes. Now getting in is easier, but bloody hell it’s still annoying.
People just jump off edges to get places, which creates all kind of chaos. I zone in, we clear the first few mobs, and the healer tells us to jump down. We do, and…. They don’t follow. We’ve aggroed mobs and the healer just doesn’t jump, and we wipe, at which point said healer starts calling us names. Screw that for a game of soldiers, I dropped the group and had dinner. After dinner I got back, and same thing happens.
So yes, I still hate Gnomeregan. And have probably been spelling it wrong too.