So last night’s Naxx run was…uh…
…not great. It started off with Zoja-aka mah Josh-running late, because he hadn’t fully gotten his new computer up and running yet.
“Didn’t he have time between getting home and the raid, Amber?”
Well, yeah, but I took it. So there. Josh is a smart man and knows that I win, even over a shiny new computer that gets like 80 fps in Naxx25 (I hate you, Josh).
So anyway, he was installing vent and stuff and running a bit behind. We also had a couple of no shows, and Steve morphed into CRANKY STEVE. There’s something about a cranky GM that’s contagious, unfortunately, and I had to…gently remind…one of our officers that yelling shut up over vent wasn’t terribly conductive. Despite the air of stupid in the raid that night, we weren’t quite that bad.
Not to say that I was not cranky. I was cranky, trust me. Do you know how to make a healer cranky? Let me tell you a few ways:
-Say sarcastically after a wipe: “Thanks for the heals.”
One of our DPS did this last night, and it’s just as well we only did one boss after that because he entered the No Heals For You Zone. Where the fuck was the DPS, man? If you’d killed it faster you totally wouldn’t have needed heals! It was an accidental double pull in this case (to my understanding-this healer was hanging around the boss for lewtz). When extra mobs are pulled, who tends to die first? If you guessed THE HEALERS, then CONGRATS YOU WIN!!!! Seriously, what the hell? I again “gently” reminded people not to make those sort of remarks.
-Say, on the Dance Master Boss, that you need cleanses.
No shit? So do a dozen other people. Bite me.
It would go faster if all the healers were actually cleansing, but that’s another kettle of fish.
Also, touching upon the whole raiding with a significant other topic: I am not his fucking babysitter. Dating a raid leader and tank apparently has its issues.
Where is he? What, do I look like a Josh GPS Tracker? I don’t know-he got up and left the room. He mentioned getting food, didn’t he? Then he’s probably in the kitchen! I don’t feel the need to give minute by minute Josh Updates to the five people who whisper me.
Is he going to dock his own DKP for being late? No, he’s totally going to be a douche and abuse the fact that he is Teh DKP Mastah by breaking his own damn rules! For some reason being asked that irritated the ever living shit out of me. Actually, I know the reason, and it has to do with people essentially questioning the integrity of my boyfriend. DIAF. Yes, I know he’s sometimes a tardbucket. He’s the Most Awesome Ever Boyfriend, but not always the Most Awesome Ever Raid Leader. Deal. Still, he’s not going to abuse the system that way.
Is he alt tabbed again? Yeah, probably. He’s like a hyperactive little kid sometimes-always has to be doing something. Seriously, I left him alone in the car once to do something real quick and I came back to find that he’d taken apart his dashboard. The guy is wickedsmart, but that also means that any idle time-even in raids-finds his attention wandering. Don’t worry, I am here for you to turn to whenever he doesn’t instantly respond to-wait, what? No! Leave me the fuck alone! I am not his god damned answering service!
Whatever, I got the Forethought Talisman last night. Woo!
Roughly What Happened In Healer Channel, As Bids Go In
Me: It’s really hard not to turn around and look at your bids, guys! XD
Kyr: If you win it…
Lyrandre receives item: Forethought Talisman
#1 by Rivyn on April 9, 2009 - 10:13 am
This is what happens when I can’t make it to raids??
#2 by Ambrosyne on April 9, 2009 - 10:14 am
CLEARLY raids are fail without you, Rivyn.
#3 by Splat on April 9, 2009 - 10:28 am
Ah, I remember the first time DPS asked me for heals.
I told him I should stop healing him so he’d notice the difference after that, and posted the healing meter stats to back myself up.
… He shut up after that.
#4 by Holy Dueg! on April 9, 2009 - 11:02 am
I think there are appropriate times to yell “SHUT UP” in vent. Such as when the dps decide it’s time to discuss how shitty the new wolverine movie is while you’re fighting a boss. I understand we’ve done this fight a million times before, but that doesn’t mean I want a new distraction. Convos like that are private and definitely do not belong in vent and warrant a good shut up or two.
#5 by Ambrosyne on April 9, 2009 - 11:24 am
@Duegalicious: Oh we’ve hada good shut up during a boss or two. But I didn’t feel that THAT particular instance (I don’t think we were even on a boss?) warrented it. I think we might go back to “mute during boss fights”. Raids go strangely when the GM isn’t there…or is there on his alt. Because somehow his alt carries less authority? O.o
#6 by Zuki on April 9, 2009 - 12:11 pm
Yes, we much prefer the Chuck Norris jokes during boss fights! Right Amber ;-)
#7 by kyrilean on April 9, 2009 - 2:14 pm
Actually I think it was Preamus that said that, but I could be wrong. I laughed pretty hard when you won it though! :)
That said, it was an item I wanted, but wasn’t willing to blow the DKP on considering I’m sort of an alt healer now. If Preamus is right and that was a BIS for you, I hope you guys’ll let me know in advance next time cuz I won’t bid on stuff like that. I don’t know what my BIS is let alone other classes.
All other items are fair game. :D jk
#8 by Dyna on April 9, 2009 - 3:18 pm
I play a holy paladin as well. I’ve started reading your blog, and I love your tone. You’ve made me laugh several times already, and you have me eying my baby holy priestess with interest again.
Keep up the blog; I’ve enjoyed reading, and will continue to do so. ^_^
#9 by Kisli on April 9, 2009 - 3:37 pm
“It would go faster if all the healers were actually cleansing, but that’s another kettle of fish.”
*amused* Yesh, I know how you feel. We were running 10 man Naxx awhile back with two Priests and a Paladin. I was MTing on my own Paladin and all of a sudden the Paladin healer bit it. I cringe inwardly bc the Priests don’t believe in abolishing the disease. I had bound my cleanse to clique and started cleansing while tanking and dancing and we won!
But I was assuredly like @.@ and one of the dps whispers me “…were you cleansing? I suddenly have more respect for you on this fight.”
Letting that horrible disease tick and trying to heal through it instead of just getting rid of it always boggled my mind.
#10 by Ambrosyne on April 9, 2009 - 4:36 pm
@Kyr: lol, I knew it was one of you. Also, Banana Shoulders has a kick ass list for pally BiS! You should peek at it. I have the disc priest one printed out and sitting on my desk during raids.
@Kisli: We have a priest who never cleanses, and it’s not the two disc priests. >:| When I say never, I mean never: there’s a big fat 0 next to her name in WWS. /wrist
#11 by Blessing on April 10, 2009 - 6:53 pm
Great post! You really gave me a lot of insight from the other side. See I’ve always been an Officer/Guild Leader in the Guilds my Husband and I have been in. Brought a lot of smiles and “Oh Heys” up when I was reading. Thanks for showing what the other half has been going through. I always think he’s over reacting. =)