Posts Tagged adventures in floor tanking
More PvP Musings,
Because That’s What I’ve Done This Week Instead of Raiding:
How to Not Totally Suck As A DK No Matter How Much You Actually Do Suck
(In BGs Because That’s What’s Fresh On My Mind And I’m Worse In Arenas)
Disclaimer: I am not as awesome Cynwise
It amuses me how some things have never changed–fighting mid field in Warsong Gulch is still stupid, and everyone still does it. So I suppose that’s the first piece of advice–don’t do that. Unless you’re actively chasing down a flag carrier, get somewhere actually useful. Hint: it involves a flag carrier.
Speaking of flag carriers, you need to be all up in their business. CHAINS OF ICE CHAINS OF ICE CHAINS OF ICE CHAINS OF ICE DEATH GRIP LOL. That is your job, wether it be hasseling the enemy flag carrier or peeling people off yours.
Not in a capture the flag BG? FIGHT ON THE NODE FLAG, OH MY GOD. Oh, and your job is now to eat healers. Actually, you job is always to eat healers, but lacking anything else to do that is definitely your job here.
I was amazed at how helpful my tidy plates was in that regard–I had it set up so that my bars were color coded by class, allowing me to quickly focus my hatred on the appropriate target–
the frost mage the potential healer. Making it so that I could see cast bars right under their name was even more awesome. I’M SORRY ARE YOU TRYING TO CAST HEALING WAVE?
Also, don’t forget Dark Simulacrum. Like me you’ll probably have to hunt for it in your books because seriously wtf is that damned thing, but it does have good use in pvp. Sometimes, of course, it will steal something useless like…oh…beacon. Other times I’ve cast Repentance right back at the poor pally and giggled madly.
Kill all the things!
We are a seriously fucked up crew. It’s delightful.
And my guildies will tell you I only post things that make others look bad. That’s totes not true, here’s me being a floor tanking nub:
I take entirely too many screen shots of my character. And…Ori’s character.
Icecrown gets cold, okay?
I am a terrible rogue. Terrible.
I rolled a gnome priest. She was so cute I rolled her again on another (RP) server. Then I rolled a human hunter. Then a gnome rogue. Then a human rogue. I’m indecisive, have too many servers I want to play on, and love rolling characters.
So far it’s the human rogue that I’m leveling, if by leveling you mean get to level 8. I’m terrible at rogues because I’m pretty sure I’ve managed to die at least as many times as I’ve dinged. Cata or not, I’m still reminded of why I quit rogues the FIRST time, 5 years ago!
I might turn the gnome rogue into a PvP twink just for lulz. That and then I wouldn’t have to level her much. Duh. >.>
In other news, I have to say that the WoW community is hilariously awesome. There’s a bunch of us–some bloggers, some not–who have formed a surprisingly tight knit Twitter community. Think what you will of Twitter, our little corner of it is…unique. When the Lil Ragnaros and Baby Moonkin pets were put into the shop yesterday Twitter exploded–both with people squeeing with glee, and with a few sad laments of how some people didn’t have the money to spare right then.
Now Cranky Tank and I extremely lucky these days, and having been kindly gifted with some money lately, I wanted to pass along some cheer by gifting one of the pets to someone.
…the problem is that I keep getting beaten to it. Everytime I go “oh oh that person, I’ll get them one!” SOMEONE ELSE DOES IT FIRST.
I’m sitting here giggling because my niceness is being thwarted by other people being entirely too nice faster than I can manage.
It’s easy to forget all about asshats today.
Still have a baby moonkin looking for a home, too! ;)
I’ve been spoiled lately by having Solt as a tank. He’s ICC geared and I’m not, so generally the only time I end up face tanking is when I’m over enthusiastically whacking on something I shouldn’t be. Yesterday, however, I grabbed a rather freshly dinged druid from guild and decided to run around with him. Decked in almost all blues (I’m at least…more than halfway epics now?) he must’ve convinced the magical gear match maker that tanks in all blues were awesome.
And you know what? They were awesome, in the sense that they weren’t lacking in skills and generally seemed to be decent folk. They just weren’t prepared to handle me and my AoE Icy Dick Punch.
It also says something about Isis as a healer that I managed to not die. Close! Omg, close! But I never actually died. \o/
When one tank was actually so shiny new he had never been to ToC5 before I coo’d a little bit (I love new tanks, I really do) and instantly burst into Helpful Mode. I marked things! I gave him very brief rundowns on what to expect! I held in my urge to run forward and howling blast right away! I carefully followed my own marks (or his target) and…still pulled with Killing Machine procs but you know, there’s only so much I can do.
But I apologized and gave him hugs and he never yelled at me. <3
I think I actually prefer the tanks-in-blues, even if they don’t prefer me.
Sorry guys! >.>