Stop changing your mind so much!

I know, right!

I respecced my DK from DPS to a tanking spec and bought some Cobalt plate (+defense lvl 70) and it took some mustering but I queued for a 5 man as a tank and waited. I was soon whisked away to Utgarde Keep where I promptly notified my team to bear with me if need be as this was my first time tanking. Well I failed a little, really quickly, and our healer left with a DPS. I almost gave up right then but I figured, shit, I can do better, mebbe! So we get a new healer and DPS and try again. Fail again, healer says it wasn’t his fault, dk tank sucks lol. Ugh! I talk a bit with them, I’m doing everything EJ says to do (if anything my defense rating isn’t high enough, maybe I could use higher expertise, I don’t know), and we try one more time in which I failed again. I was then kicked from the group! First time for everything, sure it sucked, but what can I do? I did what I could.

So I figured, I’ve leveled this guy as Frost DPS, it is what I’m used to, it is what my purpose was. So I respecced to DPS, bought some Spiked Cobalt (dps plate, same lvlish), and began queuing as DPS. Well, I believe this DPS spec was better than my old one because I’m doing a shit ton more DPS than I was before. Like, 1200, top of the list, lvl 74 dps. I don’t know how well that compares to other classes my level, but I’ve been leading DPS meters since, and that is always a very nice feeling.

I wanted to tank, sure, I stilll could even. I believe the best way to go is to DPS and if the tank skips on tanking gear then I can need for my off spec and have a suit before I just dive in. I’m fine with this and would even prefer it kinda. Once I’m 80 and raking in the triumph badges shit will be right back where I want it.

Honestly it is one of the most rewarding PvE experiences I’ve had. That being, grinding 5 man dungeons and raising my gearscore from 3k to almost 5k. I feel that after I’ve done it twice I may be more inclined to step into the raiding arena or perhaps even the PvP arenas (but I may hold off on the PvP until after the raiding due to the advantage and such).

Anyways, fucking work! Laters.

Man your own jackhammer!

Man your battle stations!

Yeah buddy! That is right! Fuck yeah! Wooooo!

Well, that was fun. Anyways, what the fuck do I type here? Are you wondering if I have raided yet? Well, surprise! I haven’t. You must be so shocked right now, huh? I know, it really is amazing that I’ve not done something that I said I was going to do, shocking!

So, to explain why not, besides of course fear! Well, I’ve been trying hard to get my Dk to 80, he is currently 71. But I don’t even know if that is what I want to do, because that would mean I have a plan! Can’t have that now can I? Nope, no sir-e. Anyways, the past couple days have been less WoW oriented, weird, I know. I’ve started watching Bones, it is pretty funny at times, I like characters like these. Anyways, who fuckin cares about TV amirite?

My tank friend has gone to NYC for a week, like a dick, leavin me alone for a goddamn week to fend for myself right after we join a guild! Sumbitch! Rawr! I kinda have a challenge from him to get my DK to 80 before he gets back. I think I can do it, really levels 70-80 don’t seem nearly as bad as 1-60 (and by 1-60 I mean 1-10, 10-20, 20-30). Sure maybe it takes longer but it can’t be that much longer, and if it is, at least you’re in Northrend you know? Outland used to be a relief but ugh, it sure is getting stale. But Northrend is always a very welcomed change of pace in my world…. of warcraft.

It is pretty fucking shitty though, how even though I can run 4 WOTLK normal 5 mans I can’t replace any of my goddamn items! FUCKING COOL BLIZZARD, THANKS! You know what else sucks in the weirdest way possible? Heirlooms! Who would have ever thought that you could ever resent your heirlooms? Not me, that’s for damn sure. So here I am playing my DK, frost, DW, DPS (possibly leaning towards tanking but, thats as scary as raiding lol!) with my main hand pve sword heirloom and oh pvp sword heirloom, I can’t use my DK enchants on them and I haven’t gotten them enchanted with the regular stuff either, but they’re still better than anything I find. It almost sucks that I can’t replace my heirloom chest and shoulder plate with these cool new ones I just got off that boss I’ve killed 20 different ways on my other guy. But nooooo, I have to wait for my other items to get upgrades! Haha, talk about a fucked up situation. I know I should keep the heirlooms for as long as possible, but, I want new shit!

So if you know anything about 1h sword heirlooms, specifically, the PvP one – then you know that it has a 2.4 speed. If you know anything about frost specced DW DKs (dps or tank) then you know they want the slowest weapon possible in each hand. So, why on earth did I pick the main hand sword with the speed of 2.8 and the offhand sword with the speed of 2.4? Because I was too stupid to google DK weapon proficiencies and see that DKs can train maces….. Yeah, seems pretty stupid huh? Yeah, that is what it felt like too when I realized it. So now I have been working on getting enough triumph emblems to convert to heroism emblems (of course only after converting triumph to conquest to valor to heroism, clicking twice to convert each fucking god damn one) so I can buy the offhand mace with 2.8 speed and the same exact dmg as the main hand. Last night I ran two extra heroics (passed my usual bed time :o) and finished at 39 emblems because the last random was PoS which only has 2 goddamn bosses like the POS that it is! (har har, you like that, PoS is a POS, har har har, saron and shit, piece and pit, HAR and HAR)

Since tax season is over for the most part shit has significantly slowed down in the “things to do at work” department. So I’ve been scouring the internets for information on how to effectively maximize my DPS as a warlock and DK. I learned something that caused me to change my “rotation” so to speak on my warlock. That being, I should cast shadow bolt first due to the ISB talent debuff and rolling crits on corruption (also macroed my corruption to use my nevermelting ice crystal (NMIC) prior to casting corruption) and I should use drain soul on bosses below 25%. I didn’t notice any change in my DPS but I was also adjusting so, in time I’ll get that down, though I don’t care that much.

That is another thing. I don’t really care about advancing my Warlock much further. Why? Because what is the point of doing it now when it is this hard to kiss enough little douche nozzle ass to let you tag along and experience the shit for the first time (whether you’ve seen videos or not). I think we’re just going to wait for Cataclysm and get on that shit ASAP at launch. Everyone will be on an even keel and I don’t want to be leveling a new guy to 80 during this crucial time. Oh that guild is the best on your server? Well looks like they’re doing just as bad as everyone else on this new big as shit dick swingin raid, hey what do you know, they’re recruiting without requirements beyond level, woooow.

I don’t think I will ever know exactly what it is that I want to do with my characters, but I do know what I would like to do with them. I would like to make my DK a frost tank while keeping my warlock affliction. I want to be done with all the raid shit real quick and then jump into PvP (be it arena or rated BGs). I will want to have a healer as well so I can be familiar with pretty much every role known to man, I currently have a 52 Shadow Priest that could easily be respecced to holy. So that avenue is possible. Another possible avenue to round out my every role known to man idea is an arms warrior, WHIRLWIND MOFUGGA, YEAAAAH. My friend says ranged and melee dps are noticeably different so, why not give it a shot?

So today I guess my tentative plan is to get my last triumph emblem, click 500 times to convert 40 triumph to heroism, buy the 1h mace and mail it to my DK. Get on DK and level level level. I’ve got a deadline to beat, bitch!

To raid or not to raid, that is the question

So, I don’t even remember where we left off last time so instead of reading my last post I’ll just tell you what I think you don’t know! Here are a couple of links to my Warlock: Elitist Armory and WoW-Heroes.

As you can see I joined a guild! Yes they do 10 man stuff and are actually working on ICC, scary stuff. They don’t want to start us off in ICC which makes me happy. It is nerve wrecking though. The only feeling I can relate it to that I’ve actually experienced is floating in the ocean. Not the I can see the shore ocean, but the, I’m in the fucking ocean and can’t see any land ocean. Yeah, 6 or 7 years old floating in the middle of the ocean. You can’t touch the bottom with your feet, but you try sometimes, did something just brush up against your foot? Am I putting my foot into a giant mouth and I just don’t know it because it hasn’t bitten and torn my leg off yet? Is this a position a human is supposed to be in because I feel really out of place in this “world of giants” if you will.

It will happen though, this I am sure of. I was just as scared of running random 5 mans and now I can queue alone for heroic 5 mans and even be the one group member that doesn’t ragequit like a pussy when one little thing happens. I’ll get over it and through it slowly but surely. So I will be reading up on the first few bosses of ICC and some TOC and such, maybe other weekly raids. It is funny because I’m worried about impressing the guild whereas my friend is just hoping they’re good enough.

In the land of the alts I’ve got plate pvp shoulders and pve chest heirlooms along with pvp 2h sword, 1h sword, and pve 1h sword. So now I can’t decide if I want to play my arms warrior, ret pally (or any other kind of pally), or my dw frost dk who I still love dearly and have even considered giving tanking a whirl with. I have no fucking idea, but you know what, who cares amirite? I’ll figure it out soon enough, I don’t need to know RIGHT NAO!!1 or anything so, I think it will all work itself out.

Anyways, that is it for now, not much but shit, at least it is something! Plus, funny picture we’ve all seen a bunch of times!

Yesterday was fun

We made our first trips into the Icecrown 5 mans. We cleared The Forge of Souls easy enough. I was able to snag the cloth hands that I was looking at getting. I was surprised at how easy this stuff is. I was always worried about not doing good dps and little kids making fun of me and shit lol, and I even let it affect my dps for a while. But as soon as I get a beer in me and forget about all that crap, I’m a goddamn machine! My overall DPS at the end of this run was around 2.3k which was about 500 over the next highest person who was my friend the tank.

Wow, I just remembered a Halls of Lightning run that I realized I haven’t told you guys about. On Loken our other two DPSes died on the first lightning nova. So our pally healer, my friend tank, and myself three manned Loken. At the very end the healer died and it was just me and my friend standing at the end, it is hard to describe how awesome that felt.

Anyways, after Forge of Souls we went into Pit of Saron and lost a DPS due to not getting the quest at the beginning. So we four manned it up to Forgemaster Garfrost and as we were about to attempt to four man him we got a new DPS, a 5.5k GS rogue who immediately began making fun of peoples gearscores. We tried to tell him it wasn’t heroic which he probably didn’t know and he was “generous” enough to stay. Needless to say he helped us kill Garfrost and left doing only 1k DPS more than me which was 3.5k, I had 2.5k which I was pretty proud of. After he left we immediately got another 5.5k GS rogue who was wearing PvP gear and specced for PvP. This rogue was not an asshole, which I liked. At the end of the run the ending DPS on my recount showed mr dickhead in first with his 3.5k dps on one boss fight followed by mr not a dick with 2.6k with me leading the people who are supposed to be there with 2.5k dps overall. I found it hard to believe that I had a solid 2.5k at the end because previously in the other dungeons my DPS would be a lot lower, barely pushing 2k overall and 2.2k on bosses. I think it is because these mobs have much more HP which gives my D-O-Ts more T to D, har har. Feelin pretty good!

We had a doucheturd guy in our group. He had mentioned how the rogue was PvP spec and how that was dumb to run dungeons in. Then he mentioned my 4 pieces of deadly gladiator armor and stated: “Why do people PvE in PvP gear?” I replied with, I PvPed, and now I’m PvEing for PvE gear. I know I said something else about it and in more of a hostile manner which prompted him to shut up. Then my friend took a jab at the “gearscore is all that matters mentality” and we got on with getting to the big dragon dick.

Anyways, I got some new stuff! I got a purple staff, gloves, and wrists which help reallocate some of the bonuses I had in resilience and moves it into more DPS focused abilities.

Looking forward to this weekend and plowing through this shit and probably begin pugging 10 and 25 mans.

Also, if you check the “current toon goals” page, I have added a link to a character builder that allows you to import your armory info and swap out items to see what your stats will look like.

Come the fuck on already!

After reading a few of Ravious’ posts at KTR on Guild Wars, more specifically, the rewards for having old characters, I began wanting to see what my characters had for rewards. This started last week. Guess what? To log in to GW you need to know a characters name. Yep. Apparently I don’t have any guys named Bonedead, Bwndead, Bonhead, nothing! Oh, your characters also have last names, yeah, good fucking luck. So I submitted a ticket re: forgot character name and waited and waited and the next day I get a response that my ticket has been escalated! Oh my! Two days after that I finally get a character name, whoopee! So, now I know my account name, password, and character name. Aaaaand I still can’t login! It is really hard to articulate just how fucking mad this kind of bullshit makes me.

So since that isn’t working, I think, hey I’ve got an NCSoft master account that isn’t tied to this account but does have another GW account on it (that I don’t remember having) and it is also the account where I have my Aion account. This account for an account bullshit is probably the majority of the problem. Part of me is starting to think that maybe my account that I thought I had is actually the account on my NCSoft master account, but I can’t even tell. There’s your email as an account name, yourname@plaync as an account name, regular account names, I’m pretty sure there is another way as well, not to mention your master account name and password. How the fuck am I supposed to keep up with all of this shit? Especially when I created half of these accounts 5 years ago? I would love to try all the different passwords I’ve ever used but after 3 failed attempts you’re locked out for a few minutes. Forgot my password? What is my cat’s name? I don’t have a cat. I lived with two in high school when GW came out but neither of their names work, so wtf am I supposed to do?

I just want to see what kind of rewards I have, shit, maybe I’ll even play it a couple times. But that isn’t going to be possible anytime soon it appears. Stupid fuckin bullshit. Its just about to the point where I don’t fucking care anymore. Why should I anyway? I enjoyed the game when I played it but if it is this hard to fucking play it now, why fucking bother?

Suck it NCSoft and fuck your mothers.

Do you see what I see?

*Christmas music from Gremlins*

Guess what I did! Spent $55 to move my 80 to another server and then switch factions! Cool beans huh?

Kinda given up on my DK, though fun, I’m ready to be 80 you know? Fuck burning out, it is time for new stuff, yes that is right, dungeons!

Just look at me go!

Pretty amazing right? I even installed Gearscore, which tells me that I’m almost at 4k, which isn’t that good from what I can tell, though most people I see in random dungeons (not heroic) have 2.5 or so, so I’m not feeling too bad, even though they out DPS me cus I don’t know how the fuck to PvE. But it is fun, a learning process, and I’m respeccing my talents today! Huzzah!

Excitement, adventure!