Not a lot of raiding this weekend for me, lots of warrioring though.
I tried for a 10 man ICC on my Shadow Priest Main – but was kicked from group and told ” your shit, and I hate you” before I even left Dalaran – an inquiry into the person who made that comment turned up that they had ebayed some months back so they had no idea who was actually playing them anymore.
Either way it sounded like I was saved a torturous ICC run as they were still in trade an hour later filling group, and then an hour after that trying to replace people who left. A friend of our guild was in the raid and said that they couldn’t keep people in the group, so am pretty happy I dodged that painful experience, but stuff like that wears you down, but I am sure that if I had of gone, I would have been more peeved off. So I guess I still won.
Because I was looking for something to do a 6/12 Gdkp was going with “inspections at eventide” I rock up on my Holy priest – I lined up for inspection, and get asked what my GS is. ” lol – I say you’ve just inspected me and you want my GS – as if that’s going to tell you more than what my gear/spec/achieves will” Group was slow to fill. I gave up – thinking I probably dodged another bullet.
and as for Guild raids, We killed RS on normal, but when we got to Heroic LK attempts Peoples net was fried. So it was an early raid night.
My shining, pride and Joy of a Warrior – Zahrana. Now with more pointy things. She ‘feels’ densely geared, if that makes sence. I mean a mage looks squishy. My Warrior doesn’t look squishy. She is looking the part of a tank.
I have several things I need to replace, but she got some good pieces over the weekend. I’ve greeded on some things from TOC5 ( and missed out) I didn’t need because the drops were probably upgrades but more dps then tanking. I probably should have taken them anyway. My GS is under 4k ( I know GS means twat, but I need at least 5k ( of the correct gear) before anyone will take me seriously enough to try to sneak into some raids without achieves, and even then sneaking in as DPS will probably be easier, and cause less issues then a inexperienced/undergeared tank. ( I didn’t want to learn to dps on a warrior! I’m a tank damn it. ) I just want to try tank naxx/VOA though.. Promise I’m not even thinking about ICC ( YET!)
She’s wandering around Guildless at the moment, and getting spam invites from random guilds. I ended up blocking one person because I would be in an instance, and suddenly ” Such and Such has invited you to *this* guild” more than once. Not, hi or anything. So I responded with a ” VERY RUDE” and /ignored them
She got Forge of Souls, and I didn’t move the boss away from the Orbs, on Boss one, and the healer was screaming gibberish, I eventually worked out what they meant. ” Move boss from orb” would have been shorter and more to the point. Yes I knew that.. but still. Tanking Mentality is taking a little adjustment in some instances.
Not too long after she got Pit of Saron. I was a little surprised, never getting even normal POS – and I was thinking Oh crap, I don’t think I’m ready for this. Well I died 3 times. Once on Ick, Once on the ramp mobs after Ick, and then on the skellys on the way to the tunnel – I concede I was in over my head a little, but I looked at what heals I was getting from the holy priest, and they didn’t seem to be trying, and what damage I was taking, and they should have been able to keep me up. Shield, Renew POM would have been a good start. I was defence capped. I was using cool downs, just not getting healed, and I have healed those pulls a lot. They do require a little more concentration then normal, so while I guess I would have made their job harder. They could have tried more. We only wiped once though, and the healer ‘dc’d' one of the Dps went heals, and we had no problems after that. The new healer told me to get better gear before attempting it again. It wasn’t my fault – It popped for me as a random – I’ve not padded my GS with pvp gear, so blizz thought I was ready.
I do not want to touch HOR yet though so I’ve left the quest undone.
I failed at the Brann event in HOS twice. The mobs killed Brann around the 3rd Phase. I tried to keep them at the stairs, but every time I got agro again, and tried to bring them back up, and keep the new mobs from getting the centre, I would lose agro and they would run at the dps, and end up fighting them in the centre of the room.
So many things they could have been done to help me keep control, I can only taunt so many things and I was trying to charge, and collect as many of them as I could, but they weren’t dying fast enough, and I couldn’t keep control. Would like to try again – I was fine on Normal and I did that several times, Heroic, I guess is just harder.
I’ve not had too many bad experiences so far as a 80 Tank. Had a group dissolve on me twice now due to a wipe. I’ve gotten a couple of groups that are relived I am in tank gear ” because our last 2 tanks had none” and I think I have done everything now at least on Normal ( besides HOR oh and HOL) pretty happy with her gearing pace.
I am scared when they want to do some of the harder achievements and am relived when someone says “ not possible with this group” I guess I will need to try them at some point. I care even less about an Alts achievement points then I do my mains, but for something different, once I am more confident, I guess I will be happy to try.