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A Sometimes Tank’s Opinion on Threat Changes

First, from the DPS part of my brain: oh thank god.

Then, from the tanking part of my brain that includes not only my decently geared DK but also my undergeared tank alts: OH THANK GOD.

For one thing–hi.  My name is Amber and I currently play a Frost/Blood DK.  Frost has become something of a proc machine lately. I can have more Killing Machine procced almost constantly in some cases, and while delicious for my DPS it has caused me to face tank–in raids, with well geared and skilled tanks–more than once. Or if not face tanking then I stand there and pet my cat while auto attacking, and that’s no fun for anyone but Vesta.

Have I mentioned that I have no threat drop?  Because um, I have no threat drop. I don’t even have something like feint or cower.  Just death, of the non-feigned time.

Also, have you EVER tried to level up a tank alt in pugged heroics well into the expansion?  Have you? If my DK is yanking threat off well geared tanks in Zulroics I can only imagine what I’d do to someone less geared than me. Actually, I don’t have to imgaine, I remember clearly from the last time I leveled an alt tank.  It sucks.

I’m not worried about tanking being dumbed down. You’ve seen raid encounters lately, right? Pray tell, where do you see a tank and spank fight? Nowhere? Okay then.

And last but not least, back to that thing about being a DK tank.  I’m too busy mashing buttons trying to STAY ALIVE to worry about silly little things like THREAT.

In conclusion: woo!

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OMG I CAN HAZ BUG?

 me:  http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2416157184
WHAT DOES IT SAY
I CANNOT READS
 Fuzzbutt:  O.O
 me:  READ FOR ME PEON NOT AT WORK
<3
 Fuzzbutt:  so apparently there’s a bug
causing runes to NOT HAVE A COOLDOWN
 me:  looooooooooooool
 Fuzzbutt:  that somehow made it out of the PTR
Fuzzbutt:  DEATH STRIKE EVERY GCD FTW
lolololol
 me:  DEATH STRIKE ALL THE THINGS?
MOAR HOWLING BLAST

brb killing all the horde (if only–stupid work)

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Patch Excitement: OMG I CAN HAZ BREZ?

THIS MEANS I GET TO MAKE SILLY BREZ MACROS RIGHT?

  • Hey, you weren’t meant to come back ALIVE!
  • Return from the grave to serve your new master! (@Bulidar)
  • Stop dying you coward!  (@snack_road)
  • Your rotting flesh was just getting in the way! (@_Rades)
  • …this isn’t a ghoul. Come back here, I have to kill you and try again!
  • I now name you Pebblethief! (and various versions thereof)
  • Hey! If I don’t get to nap, neither do you.
  • (SiB specific) Wait, you’re not Kotakh!
  • Here, now you don’t have to try to find your way back into the instance.
  • You’re an Army of Dead of one.  (@stealingzen)
  • Now ask your self this, am I rezzing you because I like you?  Or because I hate you and want to see you die again?
  • Try to suck less this time, okay?
  • Again, with less death!
  • Look, I’m new at this, so don’t sue me if your organs are in the wrong place.
  • Psst!  I also offer repair services!  (Engineer DK specific.  :P )
  • Well, you’re alive. There may be a slight side effect where you might want to eat living flesh, but it’ll pass. I hope. (@PixelExecution)
  • Trust me, that sword sticking through your lung is normal. No, I didn’t put it there, and I resent any implications that I did! (@PixelExecution)
  • Curses! A corpse I don’t get to control! (@PixelExecution)
  • Now, your wounds didn’t completely heal so you might bleed out again, but you’re alive! (@PixelExecution, yes he was having fun with these)
  • I think I fixed the internal bleeding this time…
  • Experiment number 76 is go!
  • Version 2.0.3 of ‘player’ released. Now with less durability! (@YayitsJake)
  • Okay, fine…nipple shocking didn’t work.  I’ll do it the OTHER way. (again with the DK engineerness.)
  • Damn it, get back into the fight! Worry about getting all your fingers reattached LATER! (@PixelExecution)
  •  Rise, my soldiers! Rise and fight once more! (o hai Noth)
  • Oh no you lost aggro on the floor!

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Have a post.

Strangely enough, despite all the new stuff I seem to be flailing around for blog content.  I mean, we’re not raiding yet.  I have no idea when we’ll BE raiding–I myself don’t meet my set criteria, so certianly not yet!  I’ve only done 4 heroics, and have yet to have anything strike me as “guide worthy” that hasn’t already been done.

That said, here’s some general thoughts on heroics (or 5 Man Raids For Blues):

-Ozruk in Stonecore can go die in a fire.  I figured it out well enough (er, 3 deaths in), but the learning curve for the tank is a little steeper.  10+ wipes steeper, in our case.   Oh dear.  Actually Stonecore in general can die in a fire.

-Pix tells me that he can do H HoO in about an hour.  I don’t know what crack his people must be doing but he needs to share.
   +We wiped more on the fire many boss than we did on any actual boss in there.  Bwuh?

-Deadmines took three hours and while I enjoyed it…three hours?  Oh my god.  Many of us were new, but still, oh my god.
   + Hey Blizz, when will you learn to not make effects larger than graphics?  And what was with the Mario flashbacks?
   + Why do I automatically tab target over to the damn barrels of explosive powder?  /facepalm
   + Mine bunny?  What the fuck?
   + Did you really have to make it so that if you managed to miss the ropes and fall off the edge of the boat (shut the fuck up) you were completely hosed?  Really?  Fire > Anti-Magic Shell.  :(
   + It was refreshing to have someone ELSE die multiple times.  Except it was Ori.  And she was healing.  Meep?
   +Why are there three one handed strength weapons in one instance?  And why did all of them but the one in particular I wanted drop?  I mean, I got upgrades, sure, but wtf?
   +OH MY GOD STAND THE FUCK STILL VANESSA AKSDKJSHDAJHDASJDHJS GAAAAAAAAAH

-SFK justified my existance as interrupt bitch.  This pleased me greatly.  We even did the boss everyone tends to skip and only wiped a couple of times before we figured it out.  Good times!  …except when everyone but the shadow priest died on the last boss.  Oops.

-So.  Blizzard.  Why the melee hate, hmm? 

Also, while I was distracting myself on Twitter and taking two hours to write this post, I realized that today is ILB’s second birthday!  ZOMG!

Two years of awesome! …from you, not so much me.  There’s totally not a full two years of awesome in here from me.  But I’ve met entirely too many awesome people from this blog to not feel all warm and fuzzy inside.   <3 you guys!

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Project: New Main – Meet Vainglory

Vainglory
“…a child of the enemy wrapped in flesh…”

My guild suddenly found itself short melee DPS and up to three hunters.  Since I’m still giving focus that long, sideways look of “man, I don’t know if I like you yet” I decided to see if there was a melee class I could adapt to and enjoy.

Ret pally?  I have an 80 pally with a ret offpsec!  Let’s try re…what the fuck is this holy power shit?

Oh god I’m only doing 3k DPS.  I know ret is broken right now but, oh god.

I…I…holy power.  Bwuh.

AND THE SHINY.  THE SHINY EVERYWHERE.

Fuck this noise.

My warrior has like…no DPS gear.  Hmm.  DK? My baby!DK was fun before patch.  Maybe it’s still fun!  

…WEE!  FUN!   …but fuck, this is my RP toon on Earthen Ring.  I can’t transfer her!

TIME TO LEVEL THE AZGALOR DK!

Have I mentioned that I have a new computer and am still spazzing at seeing all the detail that I’ve been missing since…uh…well, since I started playing the game?  THIS IS WHAT NAGRAND ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE?

NAGRAND HAS GRASS?  LIKE ACTUAL GRASS?  WHAT IS THIS I DON’T EVEN.

…aaaanyway.

Vainglory started off at level 61 as of Sunday, dinged 68 and sailed off to Northrend as of last Monday, and has made her way to 70 (boy that slowed down a lot) as of yesterday.  This is record leveling speed for me!  God I love BoA gear.  I’m going with DW frost because 2handers have always annoyed me with their speed.  The attack animations for DWing are better, too.  >.>

I’m enjoying myself immensely, even when I do the typical melee thing and tank the floor (fuck those mana leech things, man).  I am trying to be a good DPSer and interrupt spells, wrangle errant casters to the tank before they start pelting the healer, and not pull aggro.  Sometimes the latter is really hard, especially when I find out that the guy who queued to tank is really a holy pally.

Yes that really happened.  Yes I screenshotted it.  Yes, you can see it later.

Expect the many misadventures of the frost death knugget…

…and now videos!  Because I have figured out how to make videos now, oh noes!  My fledging effort was a simple boss kill video, but shortly you may have my infamous boss strats IN VIDEO FORM.  FUCK YEAH.

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