Thursday, February 20, 2014

What me favorite Tank?

So the other day I decided to try and to the Mogu, Troll, and Seige raids....all at once, one after the other in order.  I have two tanks (Tsutai: The Monk, and Tessitura: The Warrior) that are sorely lacking gear.  My raid mate, Suzie, had asked if she could tag along and as we were waiting for the Queue to pop she asked me what my favorite class is to tank on.

I found this question amusing cuz prior to my Worgen Druid, Mezzaneen I was about as good at tanking as I am fixing rocket ships.  I tried several times on all the different classes available prior to Cata, and although I firmly belive that my ability to play WOW finally peaked during Wrath, tanking at that point was just fucking scarey.

Having discovered healing during Wrath (Thanks to Jeff and Jessica...not that they tricked me or anything) I was no stranger to being blamed for the group wiping.  Never mind the jerk off tank that pulled everything (back when you had to CC), or the damn Mage that never targeted the Tanks target or the Kuntard auto shooting at the boss....( did I spell for me!) and then blaming the tank for not being able to hold aggro.  Being on the listening side of all the berating tanks could be the target of, and then watching a good tank do their thang and not understanding just what the hell they were doing was enough to put me off of it.  Until, of course, the altaholic part of my brain would NOT allow one moment of peace until I gave it another shot.

Call it kizmit, call it serendipity, call it something happening at just the right time it needed to happen but I rolled Mezzaneen and for the first time was able to "bond" with a tank toon, which meant I was learning to play the class, because Mezzaneen deserved it weather I wanted to or not (a phenomenon to date that would seem to be mine and mine alone as far as I know).  I believe, at this time, there had been a change to tanking, making it easier in general, and then there was the addition of vengeance boosting attack power each time you get bopped on the noggin, making it easier to keep threat as it was often a DPS issue.

So, what is the answer to the question?  What is my favorite class to tank on?  Well there is my favorite and the one I think is the easiest.  Being that I am not the kind of person that thrives on mastering the difficult (although, why I always want to roll the lowest ranking DPS specs is a mystery), and try to think, overall which of the classes is the easiest to heal, and considering which Tank I know best how to play, I would have to say that my answer is in order of favorite to least favorite:  Druid, DK, Monk, Palladin (Although shes only level 40), Warrior.

As far as what I think is the easiest: DK, Monk, Druid, Pally, Warrior.

The hurtle with me and Warriors is getting around the fact that they are the only Tanking class without a heal that you can use at any time.  I know they have a lot of mitigation, but having a heal that I can use at just about anytime on any of the other classes makes them my first choice. there is a little more about me.

Thanks for listening!


Oh...and I never did all the raids...I think just parts one and two of the Mogu stuff...I got bored...SORRY!!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

My Suggestions to Blizzard

No new class, no new race?  I CALL BULLSHIT!!

Here are my suggestions to Blizzard (no payment needed) for some new races and classes!

Half Elf - Why the heck not?  They exist in the lore, they exist in game, a dragon actually CHOSE to look like one.  They could be an either factional race, and just about any class I imagine and have a racial shaowmeld that frees your from all effects that incapacitate a character

Half Orc/Draeni - Again, why the heck not.  Who doesn't love Garona?  AND on a planet that is crawling Orc and Dranei you know that there are some green skinned gift of the Naruu using little stinkers out there and I think it would be neat to play one!!

Arcane Slasher - Melee Mage!!  Plain and simple!!  Imagine a mage/enhancement shammy hybrid swinging magically summoned weapons and conjured temporary armor.  All of the basic abilities and animations are there, and with some creative tweeking could be a neat addition!

Witch or Bishop:  These will never happen, but, I thought them up a while ago, so here the be!!  They are my idea's for support classes.  Classes that require some thought and are nothing close to a face roll.  "Witches" are a de-buff class casting spells that increase damage taken and decreases armor, attack power and healing by their attackers, and would only be available to any race of female.

"Bishop's" are also support classes that are a buff class increasing armor, damage, and healing received by/to party members, and would only be available to any race of male.

I have also seen in other MMO's a warrior class that also uses a pet, I think this could also be a cool class in WOW, but I am not totally sure how that could work.

So there are my amazing idea's.  Anyone have Ghostcrawlers number....hes gutta no a name or two over there, dudnt he?

Thanks for listening.......Kurly

Sunday, February 2, 2014

How do you let someone know that they suck?

I'm betting that title got your attention! He he he.....but the question drifted into my mind the other night during an LFR where the other tank was clearly struggling with mechanics and having a very hard time following instructions.

Now, everyone else in the raid had no problem telling this poor person what they about about his or her taking ability, but being the sporting, sesative and nurturing kind of person I am, I /w (for the sake of ease I am just going to call him "him") him and said not to listen, we all have to learn, just listen to me and taunt when I say taunt.  I even went so far as to ask the other folks in the raid to give the guy a break and cut him some slack.

By the fourth wipe on Immersius I was suddenly wishing I'd kept my fat trap shut.

I am by no means a GREAT tank when it comes to raids.  The fights are too long and my ADD will often force me to channel surf, and usually at the exact moment I should be ass facing He to avoid that Gouge (Although....who doesn't occasionally enjoy a good gouge from behind....cough, cough.), but I generally get the gist and basics and can get the job done when the job needs getting done.  I may need more test runs than most tanks, I freely admit that I don't watch taking videos (I get bored...SORRY), and often forget to gem, enchant and take flasks and food, so I am no stranger to abusive comments, and the occasional kicked by vote.

So this poor bastards issues were, um, many.   He did not seem to grasp the idea of not taunting the boss while he had corrosive blast on him, he was not able to figure out where to stand when corrosive puddles formed underneath him (just move slightly to the right, the right....THE RIGHT!!), made no attempt to DPS down the blobs, and would drift onto another panel causing much injury to the DPS and lastly never taunted when I whispered "TAUNT.....FUCKER!!!"  Whoops....did I use an expletive? 

So back to the fourth wipe.  By this point my patience had run out, there hasd been two attempts to kick the guy (I passed) , and the magma of foulness from the others in the raid had reached the point of trolling poetry.  I excused myself from the party, making up some rediculous lie about the house being on fire or something when the other tank asked me if I thought he should give up tanking.

I said no.

Thanks for listening.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

"Race" Lift?

It would seem that the accepted release date for Warlords or Draenor is sometime late Summer, or early Autumn this year, so I have anywhere from 8-10 months to catch up all my toons with the Black Prince, The Timeless Isle, Thunder Isle, professions and honor.  However the thought of all the time I have to get caught up with the the Black Prince, The Timeless Isle, Thunder Isle, professions and honor is a little daunting.

This is nothing new,and frankly is not even a surprise to me. 

People talk about Cataclysm being the worst of the WOW expansions, and I don't see that at all.  Cata afforded my the time to get in touch with my altaholic self (or was the the 8 months of unemployment?), and as well as the chance to get to learn a lot more about the basics of the game and how it was played.

I am a little bummed  that there is no apparent new race or class with WAD (and yes, I'M calling it WAD), although I understand the dilemma with introducing one of these to the game.  True with the "can be either faction" option now in effect, couldn't they have at least given us, oh, I dont know a half Draenei/half Orc race....called a Draenorc....I mean come on...they have GOT to be out there that could be either faction and any of the available classes?

I am looking forward to the new character models, and I foresee some of my existing toons getting a race lift, but that is small potatoes, I think, for a nine month wait. I will be...leveling some of my 70 (thats in number not level 70) toons, doing my best to keep my eye on the prize that is the next expansion.

What are you all doing?