Posts Tagged officer hat
So I’m already wound up enough, what with the first 25 man with me as guild leader, and then we have to have issues all night. It started with the Beasts pull and our OT DCing…and being unable to log back on for awhile. That was pretty much the theme of the night.
Pyxy, tank. Ghostfacee, melee DPS. Erdkrieg, healer. Iknowyou, ranged DPS. Mikata, healer. Myself, healer, though I thankfully didn’t have patch issues. It was a rotating cluserfuck of 24 manning nearly every gods be damned thing because we were always missing someone.
Healing felt light and I don’t know if it was due it group comp, silly inattentive people, the particular tanks we’d chosen (Pyx is still catching up in gear to the other thanks and Mega just doesn’t have Zoja’s avoidances), server fail, or all of those. I know I was lolfailing at one point, to my bafflement-I lolfail at many things, but to be hit by Icehowl? ICEHOWL?! On my screen, it looked like he was facing me, so I ran to one side, to you know…get out of the way. Instead, I ran into him. WTF? GAH. I think I’ll stick with “all of those” as my answer and cross my fingers for better luck next week.
On my Current Things To Do As GM List is “find my spine”. I should get right on that.
ETA: Kestrel mentioned my name and the phrase “mad comic genius” together. I feel better now.
I know I am.
(Cryptic post is cryptic.)
ETA: My creativity is being sucked into NaNo. Flowchart ideas, anyone?
So last night, BoO made its return to 25s.
We still need some solid DPS-we pugged a couple, some of our own still need work, and some alts made appearances. Of course part of the alt fun was because two nublettes decided that it was okay to take their healer mains to a pug Ulduar25 since OMG we have so many heals right? …and then we’re short a healer come the night of our run.
Don’t do that. You know who you are and you of all people should know better. :P Yes, we have more healers than you can shake a stick at. Yes, you have alts that are capable of going into Ulduar25. But you have no idea if one of our other healers might have connection issues, wife aggro, kid aggro, or whatever at the last minute. Save your god damn mains for god damned guild runs.
Let me tell you, the last thing I want on what is still progression content is Josh healing. Not because Josh isn’t a fine holy paladin-he is-but because I want him tanking.
Besides, on his pally Josh gets all up in my healing business. “I think that not having healing assignments on this was a bad idea.” Really? It was a one tank fight (pummelbot bitch doesn’t really count). Do I have to explicitly tell you that you’re a tank healer and should therefore be on the tank? And that the raid healers should be on the raid? Hello? /thwack
If we have an excess of tank healers (and we did, last night) then I’m going to be the one on raid bitch duty. This is fine with me as I’m the most used to it. I really want to push the tanks to be comfortable with Celaeno, anyway. Know the Celaeno, love the Celaeno. I am not the only disc priest. I do not want to be the only disc priest. Feel the warm embrace of the other disc priest’s bubbles… They seem a bit insecure sometimes because she’s not on vent (with reason), but they’ll have to get over it. I’ll make them. >:|
I’m not sure if my tendency to hand out similar healing assignments is good, or bad. Familiarity vs boredom? I’m most likely to assign Kotakh the floating “assist on the tanks but watch the raid” because I know he’ll be on top of it. And well…raid is raid. I could switch up the tank assignments, but…Josh wants me healing him. So. You try to work with that and make it interesting, damn it!
Don’t worry, your Friday Flowchart is coming. But today, I have a request.
BoO is so close to running 25s. We can assemble a 25 if everyone is onand we exploit a couple of alts/dual specs. We did this with Ony some time last week. But, naturally we need a few more folks. My readers, of course, are awesome-I’m actually amazed at how many of you have wandered over to join us. I’ve gotten far more response here than I have through the recruitment forums, or any of half a dozen recruiting websites.
So I come to you, again.
If some of you have something other than a healer please by the love of all that is holy and would be interested in wandering over…please do so! For all the complaining that I do here about some of our adorably special people, the awesome people far outweigh them. I just can’t think of a funny rant about a guildie handing me six fucking epic gems when all I really needed for my scrub ass was the blue ones goddamnitKyr. I couldn’t even pay him for them right then because that toon was nearly broke. And he didn’t seme to care (OhgodtheguiltIthinkIhavetogohomeandsendhimsomegoldfromLyr).
Nor can I rant about Kyr bringing his scrub DK into H ToC and us looking at his gear and going…oh god. Oh GOD. That is TERRIBLE what the FUCK here let me go make you shit. Insults alongside love, gotta dig it.
…where was I going with this? Oh yeah.
I needs me some deeps. Deeps that doesn’t stand in fires…much. I don’t even care what kind of deeps. We don’t have any DPS shammy mains, of either flavor. Actually we have no shamans raiding at all, which makes me QQ. I think our shadow priest went hunter, though god, more priests. Um. I actually wouldn’t mind another hunter, so you can take loot from Huntres. How about a rogue? I think all of our rogues left, or got eaten by RL, or switched mains. We don’t have any reliable ret pallys, either. BRING ME DEEPS.
We could also use a tank. Right now we mave m’dear Cranky Tank, Atropus, and…our rogue that went tank? So that’s two warriors and a DK who actually would rather go back DPS. There’s also a REALLY AWESOME BEAR but his availability doesn’t always match our schedule. Regardless, it’d be nice to let Atropus go back to smacking things in the f…er…ass. So. Tank! Good! Preferably not warrior flavored, though.
We currently raid M/W, 7-10 PM CST. Ulduar and ToC are our regular gigs, though we have several semi-regular off-night runs (Naxx25 on Thursdays and another Ulduar10 on Saturdays).
FOR FUCKING RAIDS
YOU FUCKING SCRUBS
“Oh but the epics in ToC are better!”
Fuck you! We’re up to Yoggy for fuck’s sake! WHY CAN’T WE COMPLETE THE GODS BE DAMNED INSTANCE? “O noes Yoggy is hard”?
What the hell are you, a lazy child? Is the concept for working for epics, or raiding for something other that stupid purple pixels JUST FOR YOU a foreign concept?
IS THAT QQ COMING OUT OF YOUR MOUTH? THAT BETTER NOT BE!
This post brought to you by sick, angry priests who wanted to chew on Ulduar more last night, not do Ony/VoA because, like, only healers and tanks signed up. No one wants to do the “hard” part of Ulduar, apparently.
…or at least, the guild.
Historically, the officers in Brotherhood of Oblivion have been tanks. Sidearm, Zlord, Atropus, Macharious, Zoja-all tanks at one point or other. Even I was a tank when I first transferred over to the guild, though I’d gone healer again by the time I was promoted.
Last night, we had a little officer chit-chat and decided to replace our two departed officers with people who will actually do stuff. While little miss tree-bear doesn’t ENTIRELY break the pattern, Ky is Mr. Heals With Everything That Can Heal.
It would be easy to draw parallels between healer/tank types and leadership positions-so easy, I won’t bother. But I will congratulate Kyr and Mikata on their new shiny titles, and publicly LOL at the bloggers taking over!
I will also thank them for two healing Freya last night so that I could go shadow and make up for the fact that several of our DPS seem oblivious to trees. :P
Recruitment is kicking into high drive, so it’s my time for…
SHAMELESS GUILD PLUG O’ RECRUITMENT
BoO is looking for DPS and healers primarily. Shadow priests, hunters, and elemental shamans would be especially welcome, but any solid DPS who knows what “Kill the mother fucking trees!” means will be considered. We do have room for sets of friends/couples/etc, though due to raid composition we can’t promise you’ll get to do every run together, especially as we transition back up from 10s to 25s. Good tanks will also be considered, as we currently have only 3 on the active roster. Healer-wise I’d like to add both raid healers and another tank healer.
We’re up to Mimiron in Ulduar10, and Crazy Cat Lady in 25s (with only two weeks in, at that). ToC 10 is something we’re just starting on off-nights, and we still run the periodic Naxx25 for gear/badges. Main raid nights are M-W, 7-10 PM CST. Thursday is our primary off night (lol?) and keeps the same hours, roughly. We’re on Azgalor, and yes it’s a PvP server, but if this RP-server scrub can hack it, I promise you it’s not so bad.
Oh, and we’re crazy. I’ve mentioned that, right?
…Seph, did we scare you off? We’re fine, I swear! XD I mean look, we promoted useful officers and everything. Mikata didn’t even get promoted because she’s Steve’s GF, but because I wanted a secretary! She keeps being nosy and doing my HR bitch job anyway, so she might as well stop making me look bad and do it officially, right?
The Amber is displeased. Why is the Amber displeased? Because I hate people getting their panties in a twist and ragequitting without, you know, discussing shit. When we post proposed changes on the officer forum and ask for your input, then we want your input. We do NOT want you to hike up your skirts, scream that you don’t like us anymore, and leave.
You want to do that, then fine, get your childish ass out of my mother fucking guild and good riddance. If you truly don’t like the way things are going, why don’t you sit down and discuss it? Concerned about new guild ranks diminishing the importance of people who don’t raid? Well, how about some alternatives? Where’s your ideas? I want your ideas. I don’t want your poorly typed out LJ-style flounce post.
We are not “ruining a social guild”. We are trying to shape up a raiding guild. Raiding, see that? Raaaaiiiiidiiiiiing. Raiding requires a certain amount of skill and discipline. Oh, and time investment. Do we have people in the guild who can’t play worth a shit? Well, yeah. But they’re friends and we love them and they hang out and occasionally we shove purples at them from a farming run. Do we have people in the guild who are skilled but can hardly run with us? Yes, and we miss them terribly, and squee with joy every time they DO get the chance to join us. Do we have good people who ARE here all the time, and are thus the raiding core? ….why yes, yes we do. We have and love all those kinds of people and we always have and we always will. Do the casuals really need full bank access to our raiding flasks and a Core Raider title? …no.
One of the most sissy of the flouncers actually told us that we didn’t have a good raiding core to build from. Wait, what? What the hell am I, chopped liver? Kyr? Zoja? Mach? Harryotter? Huntres? All those other people who do their job and do it well? And since when were we a social guild? What the fuck were we doing in Burning Crusade, having tea parties in SSC? I don’t remember tea parties, I remember tanking some mother fucking bosses and winning some mother fucking loot in a MOTHER FUCKING RAIDING GUILD.
So excuse me, I’m going to go recruit some more RAIDERS for our RAIDING GUILD. Then we are going to run some RAIDS. During said RAIDS, we are going to be SOCIAL and make fun of Mikata because it’s easy, and Harryotter is going to die and we’ll lol at him, and Zoja is going to pick on Huntres, and it’ll be fun. WHILE RAIDING.
So congrats, two officers who seldom participated anyway. Your previous contributions to the guild that once earned you your titles are missed, but shall no longer carry you through this expansion. You flounced. Now those of us who actually do the work these days will…uh…continue doing the work. So uh…nothing has changed, really, except that we’ll proceed with shifting the guild ranks and bank permissions with fewer badly typed rage posts on the forums*.
*My rage posts involve capital letters and spell check.