Thursday, March 6, 2008

Some stories

Wulfa's account is up. Unfortunately I hosed her first really well done account so she had to write another(also well done but with different content).

Last night was really fun. It was crazy how much a difference two levels made. At level 11 we wiped twice and everything was dreadfully dangerious. At level 13 we easily handled 6-8 elites at a time and only once came close to dying when our druid tank couldn't remember how to get back into bear form for the first half of a fight.

I really wish I could write here about what/how Abuto/Wulfa/Elips did. But I honestly only remember that mobs would -justdie-. I was franticly trying to hold agro on 4-5 mobs and stay within range of Raaksi's totems. Party chat flew by and my world was a frenzy of shouting between myself(in the study) and Raaksi(in the living room).

Him:
"STOP MOVING"
"Why can't you stay within range of the totem!?"
"GET BACK TO THE TOTEM"
"AGRO!"
"NOOOO DON"T RUN OFF LIKE THAT"

Me:
"Dood I have to get close to the enemy casters!"
"LOW HPS LOW HPS"
"WHY CAN"T I GET BACK INTO BEAR FORM"
"WARNING TAKING MORE DAMAGE NOW"
"STOP MOVING"

I've always known that tanks were a 'little bit' busy with stuff... but wow... if you get past two mobs all of a sudden you don't even SEE the rest of your party... you are swapping and growling and biting(or whatever my ability is called). My dps did a good job of not grabbing agro. My healers did too usually. Growl has an absurdly short range that I slowly realized(I thought for a long time that it was broken or needing rage or something).

Oh one thing I did notice: Abuto can when she wants to dump a TON of agro causing damage on a mob. They'd spin to hit her... I'd hopefully growl them back... life was great.

I am still learning a ton. Last night I wanted to keep a big sign over my head that said "sorry about that bad pull/growl/agro/add". But bear tank is -wow- fun. And my crew is great.

Oh and another thing... I laughed so hard:

[Deadrabbit signs in]
Abuto: RABBIT!
Wulfa: RABBIT!
Trifendolden: RABBIT!
Elips: DEAD!
Raaksi: RABBIT!

8 comments:

Lazz said...

One thing that helped me (when I was a bear) was binding my bear form to Shift-W. It saves fumbling with your mouse.

I loves me the Shift-W. On my hunter it's bound to Pet Attack (with Shift-S being Pet Follow) and on my warrior I'll surely have my Stances bound there.

Hope it helps.

FOR THE HORDE!!!

Dammerung said...

Hmm I like the idea of Shift-W.
Currently I just had it bound to '1' but I had my fingers offset wrong at that moment and was franticly spamming '2' I think.

But Shift-W is easy and leaves me with 1 for other tools.

Science said...

I spoke to Harisan in game today about the possibility of joining ya'll on your adventures - they directed me to post a comment here - Character Name: Scaryscience - warlock.

Rabbit Stew said...

I feel like I should say

"Hi"
"Hi"
"Hi"
"h....
i!"

Dammerung said...

@Science Hey boss, for this little experiment you'll want to have an email(gmail) account so we can share our google document with you and also play times so we can get you matched up with a group.

The key is each group functions as an independant entity. They set their own play time(once a week) and level together. So having a play time set lets us match people better.

gamedame said...

Nice writeup from the blurry, furry bear POV. I've got a lot of snaps I'm posting in the next hour or so. Keep an eye out!

Science said...

Sorry, thought I had included the email - sciencegeekwow at gmail dot com

Ferrusmanus said...

I suppose I should leave my e-mail as well? :) It's not Gmail, I hope that's not going to be a problem...

dwarf3790
at
yahoo.com