Posts Tagged one ticket for the fail boat
I joke about bubble hearthing because it’s just one of those things that comes with being a paladin, but it’s not something that I do. I play on a pvp server and I’m hopelessly terrible at pvp, but instead of bubble hearthing when someone gets a jump on me, I just stick it out. I don’t recall ever using it in instances, except maybe when I’m the only one alive and there are a bunch of ugly mobs who want to give me not nice hugs. Even that’s rare because I’m stubborn and it’s easier to just die and run back than it is to make way for the instance again, at least that was the case until the new dungeon teleport system. Bubble hearthing feels really rude in a way that my beloved Divine Intervention doesn’t, even though they pretty much perform the same function in avoiding repairs.
You see, I suffer from healer guilt. I like to make jokes about letting people die to fix their stupid, but in reality I do my best to keep everyone alive because I’d feel bad if I didn’t. I don’t bail on instance groups after wipes – in part because I want to make things work, and because I would feel guilty about letting another healer stumble into a mess that I left behind. So basically, it takes some real abuse for me to throw up my hands and say “screw it”.
For the first time in a long time, I reached my breaking point. It was Drak’tharon Keep; the tank was rushing but it wasn’t anything unmanageable because RAWR PALADIN MANA POOL (/flex). But after we downed King Dred, the druid tank asks us to wait at the bottom of the stairs. His warrior friend (from the same realm and guild) repeats this, and expounds with “DON’T FOLLOW HIM, DO NOT HEAL” in all caps, I guess so we’d know he was serious. I decided to humor them, and when the druid rounds up about 4 groups and goes splat as he’s pulling them down the stairs (well out of my healing range) I laugh a little and get ready for what’s probably going to be a wipe, because it just wasn’t very likely that I’d be able to keep a dps warrior alive with four packs of angry trolls on him. Like I thought, he dies before I can even get a holy light on him, but all the while he’s freaking out in party chat.
After that he proceeded to call me a dumb cunt.
Bubble hearthing? Was totally warranted. It even felt GOOD.
I have an evil evil plot in the works that I did not get to finish last night…TOMORROW, you shall behold my evil. Until then, I’m just going to talk about how I am a silly magpie, and how Blizzard nearly ruined shadow priesting for me.
You see, I’m not really….girly. But I do like things that are bright and shiny, so spells like penance and holy nova are Awesome Fun Toys. In hindsight, paladins have some of the most disappointing spells EVER. I mean, okay, Sacred Shield can be kind of shiny, but shouldn’t beacon be a BEACON? You know? A BEACON OF LIGHT? A BRIGHT SHINING PILLAR OF LIGHT?
I’ll never forgive Blizzard for failing me in that regard, just as I’ll never forgive them for what they did to my favorite Shadow Priest toy right next to Mind Sear.
THEY RUINED DISPERSION. It used to be that you’d turn into a FUN LITTLE BALL OF DARKNESS!!!!!! Now you’re just…er…more…dark? What?
I can’t be a bouncing ball of inky evilness now! This has totally ruined the spell and thus ALMOST RUINED SHADOW PRIESTING for me.
Don’t you DARE mess with my mind sear, or I’m going to have to do something drastic like…GO HOLY for my second spec, and we don’t want THAT to happen ever again.
I AM PUTTING YOU ON NOTICE BLIZZARD.