So I was poking through my reader and spotted this post by Kyr.
I’d like to say that there’s some reasoning behind the way I explain boss fights. For one thing, nothing drives me battier than explaining a fight normally and then having to tell everyone what they need to do after the fact, individually, because they didn’t pay a lick of attention. Admittedly even I have to force myself to pay attention when Steve explains something, and half the time I tab out and read about the fight elsewhere if I haven’t already.
There’s also the fact that sometimes the “official” descriptions can be…lacking. What’s going to give you the clearer idea: kill Gift of Eonar when they spawn on Freya? Or kill the green trees?
I don’t know about you, but I would walk into that fight going “What the hell does a Gift of Eonar look like and OH GOD WHY AREN’T THE ADDS DYING”, which seems to be exactly what happened on our Freya attempts, come to think of it….
Then, of course, there’s the simple fact that…you REMEMBER the funny shit. You don’t remember your GM droning on and on and on, and it also lightens the mood for the learning wipes to come.
I also like poking fun at Blizzard. That’s why I made comments on Hodir like, “Snow is bad, mmmkay, except when it is good.” Think about it: “Run away from falling snow! Get away from circles on the ground! ….unless there’s about to be flash freeze, and then you run ONTO the snow, okay? Only not too early, ’cause then it throws you across the room. But not too late, either, ’cause then you freeze. Oh and the edges? Don’t count.”
The only fucking difference between the good snow and the bad snow is the size of the gods be damned circles! So there I am, strafing, looking at my raid frames, looking for raid warnings, AND trying to decipher if that’s a big circle or a little circle? ajhdasjhdajhd.
I do love the fight though, and once you get the hang of it it’s not difficult. Unless you’re our rogue, apparently. Damn floor eaters!
Last but not least, I just enjoy being funny. Considering the “state of things” for some of us, the financially strained, the worried, the jobless…a little laughter goes a long way.
Now if I could just get Steve to not explain things the boring way right after I explain the fun way, we’d be good! Though…if they didn’t explain things the boring way, I wouldn’t have an excuse for my silly /rw interjections. Hmmmm.
I also joined a Naxx25 put on Lyr to test out Holy. First off, it’s weird. Second off, I miss my bubbles. Third off, the first time I died I totally forgot all about, you know, doing something other than stare at my Fail Angel is dismay.
Her name is Sue, by the way.
I don’t think that a Naxx pug is the BEST way to test the spec for how I’ll be using it in Ulduar, but it gave me time to feel it out a little. I have some UI tweaks to make, I think. We’ll see how it goes tonight in Ulduar, and I do still have my disc spec to fall back on. I hope that we do really well tonight, so that we have plenty of time to get Hodir down and poke some other keepers on Monday!
That Naxx pug was also sad. So I’ll leave you with a couple of open letters!
Dear Fellow Priest,
Please learn the difference between Mind Blast and Mind Control. Really. Please. Lrn2tooltip.
The Other Priest
Dear Men Boys in Pugs,
Let’s say there’s a GIRL in your pug. Holy shit!!!! If she happens to mention in passing that it’s really warm in the room she’s in (“brb, need to see wtf is wrong with the AC, it’s too damn hot in here”), that is NOT your cue to /whisper something about how she should take her clothes off! For one thing, it’s kind of rude, if not creepy, for you to say to a complete stranger. For another…dude, I’ve already thought of that, mmkay? Go back to stealing porn.
OMG A GIRL