Posts Tagged cranky
Putting together a SiB raid is like one of those grid logic puzzles. Our two 10 mans have shrunk into one and a half, maybe, on a good day–which for summer is not surpising or even all that terrible.
The…colorful personalities I have collected can cause issues, however.
- Player A will not raid with Player B.
- Player C would rather not raid with A. B isn’t their favorite person either, but whatever.
- Player B has no idea what the fuck.
- Player D has a whole list of people they’d rather not raid with if given a chance but isn’t that strongly opinioned on the matter. They’ll just bitch. A lot. In whispers.
- Player E doesn’t want to raid with A if they can help it, either.
- Player F would rather not raid with A…or G, H, or I.
- Player G likes everyone that most of the others tend to not like. (I’m glad someone does.)
…and that incompatible alphabet soup is why we did not have enough to raid last week. Or rather, we technically would have had enough, if only everyone would Fucking Play Nice Together, but we can’t have nice things and it is what it is. I love my guild as a whole, but individually? Well…sometimes a GM just wants to choke a bitch. But can’t, because she’s GM. QQ.
And that is why I’ve been a cranky GM lately, because god damn it, children, I just want to fucking raid! If I can’t have ALL of my favorite people at least SOME of my favorite people is better than NONE (I am totally player D, if you’re trying to guess). Mumble grumble.
MMO-Champ, in their merry datamining, dug up a teensy little change that none the less causes much flailing on my end: a 1.5 second cast time on hungering cold, which is currently instant.
Let’s do a quick review of what I use my beloved ice cubes for, shall we?
-a spell interrupt when my others are on cooldown (PvE and PvP)
-a way to stop spinny mobs of doom (PvE)
-an emergency “oh god this mob got loose HERE TANK GET IT” form of “CC” (PvE)
-a way to really piss off horde that are going for the same mining node I am (PvP) (MAI PYRITE BITCHES)
-A way to protect the flag carrier from being hounded (PvP)
-an AoE interrupt (o hai Cho’gal worshippers)
-Randomly, just to confuse people and to bring me delight (PvE and PvP!)
I may have forgotten something, but that is my general list of Things I Use Hungering Cold for as a frost DK. I use it a lot and love it to death. It’s also, importantly, a mandatory talent–you need it to pick up Howling Blast at the end of the tree.
Do you know how many of those uses are compatible with a cast time of 1.5 seconds?
None of them. Not a single god damned one. Except maybe the confuse and delight one, but then it would throw off my rotation more and this reduce my DPS and precious e-peen.
What the fuck, Blizz?
You can go ahead and nix that change right now. >:|