It’s Not Just Nelfs

So … apparently whining yesterday worked. I finally got a mount, and it was even on one of the paladins! Kerick’s reaction says it best:

Also, it’s nice that they finally put prize tokens in the bags. The less of that ram racing I have to do, the better. Although, beyond the Brew of the Month Club for Dyle, there’s nothing else I *need* besides a pink elekk for Van. Anything else I pick up with tokens is a bonus.

Ok, on to the main subject for today. After I finished my Direbrew runs and checked in on my multiple AH businesses, Arv logged on. ‘Yo, I’ve got an hour before Kerick goes to Black Temple, wanna do somethin?’ Well, he was eating and knocking out his own 15 Direbrew runs, so I thought ‘hmmm maybe this would be a good time to tank something.’ Somehow, just knowing that Arv was online gave me much more confidence than I’d had the day before. I did groan a little when the loading screen for Deadmines appeared, but then I thought ‘You know, none of these people know me. To them, I’m this character … they don’t know I’m scared, they just see a hot belf in BoA plate. They don’t even know I’m a girl!’  And yes, THIS TIME I was wearing my damn helmet. >.<

So yesterday, Arioch posted about her low level experiences on her baby night elf druid. Well, no, it’s not just night elf druids that are being dumb. You should have seen the tauren druid in this run.  Let me start at the beginning. A couple times on the way to the first boss I notice there’s a bear. Well there’s also a troll druid in the group as kitty, so I don’t think much of it, I just assume it’s him … it wouldn’t be unusual for a kitty to mess around in bear. Not saying it’s correct, just not unusual. During the Glubtok fight, I notice a bear AND a kitty. Wait, wut? Oh, the bear is the … healer. /facepalm

Ok, first pull out of that room cleared, now there’s a side tunnel/alcove/dead end on the left, and the main tunnel going straight ahead and to the right. I move forward and pull a solo miner … and watch in disbelief on my minimap as two orange dots and a pink dot go down the side tunnel and enter combat. The mage stayed with me. He got to stand around and look fabulous while I mass rezzed the others and asked ‘Why you not follow the tank?’ The kitty asks ‘Just who is tanking here? I followed the bear because I thought he was the tank.’ Apparently, the shield icon next to my name and the fact that I’d been doing the leading/pulling wasn’t enough? I know what Arv is gonna say to this part … if they don’t know I’m tanking, I’m not pulling fast enough. Yeah so .. let’s fix that.

Back to the main tunnel, everyone rezzed and ready to go. I toss my shield .. right at the same moment as dumbdruid tosses roots out on the mob. W.T.F.  He continued to do this on almost every pull. We made it though Helix, cleared through the trash in the next tunnel, and ran into Foe Reaper’s room. I’m thinking ‘oh god which idiot is gonna run the prototype’ when I realized oh … there isn’t one in regular. Thank god! Pull a harvester, kill it, dumbdruid pulls the next one. Dude. Kill it, I’m at half health, he pulls another one! I’m like omg stop it and rush over and throw my shield and get aggro … and of course he’s too busy pulling more to heal me and I die. Kitty druid pipes up ‘I should not have to heal the tank. You are an idiot.’ Boss is pulled … we down him, but the dps are done with this guy. Kinda funny that they issued the vote to kick instead of me. But I was all for it! We got a cute little gobby shammy and the rest of the run was clean for the most part. Oh and yes, the previous healer‘s spec was feral. /sigh

Arv and I had a couple of dumb Tauren druids in our UP runs, too. Two in a row. Both moonkin who never used moonkin form. Both who stood around scratching their butts most of the time instead of dpsing. One of them afk’d in the middle of the Skadi fight … in the frost breath … I was lmao as he flopped down dead in it. Hell no I’m not healing him through it!

So anyway, yeah … dungeon #2 went pretty well as far as my role went. I gained two levels, got a nice new weapon, and learned Lay on Hands, so maybe now I’ll try pulling faster.

 

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21 Responses to “It’s Not Just Nelfs”

  1. Arvash Says:

    I roll tank so I can insta-queue all day, but man, with all these dumbps and badps lately, I wanna just quest instead.

  2. repgrind Says:

    You also *like* tanking. You’ve said so yourself. It’s not so bad when I can queue with you … at least then you have a reliable healer. And Dyle can help dps some. The paladins notsomuch. lol.

  3. slice213 Says:

    brewfest mount ftw. my Pally has both now :)

    Now to get them on the priest!

    And you 2 people are odd…too many tanks and the other has too many pallys! :)

  4. Arvash Says:

    My druid got both mounts in the same barrel last night…./sigh

  5. slice213 Says:

    yeah my druid got the kodo last night…

    I was glad i got one but….druid has no need for that stuffs….

  6. repgrind Says:

    Van still needs one …

    Kerick’s mount count is up to 77. I really need to stop slacking and do Tourney dailies .. on both of them.

  7. Arvash Says:

    Exactly….druids are fail…dont tell Zarm

  8. repgrind Says:

    don’t worry … he doesn’t even read this

  9. Arvash Says:

    Hang in there with your prot pally, you’ll be getting a lot of abilities soon enough that will help against psuedo-mage, druid, dk, slice, etc. tanks. By the time you hit level 30, you’ll have plenty of tools to be a pro pally tank.

  10. koalabear21 Says:

    Grats on the mount finally!

    As I said in gchat last night, there aren’t any good druids out there

    it is a myth!

    :-p

  11. repgrind Says:

    Arv, if I get to level 30 without respeccing Holy, I will consider it a success. lol

    Lyss … look out or Rev will sit on you!

  12. koalabear21 Says:

    So will Zarm

    I AM NOT AFRAID! :D

  13. wolfgangcat Says:

    Grats on the mount!

    I must confess that when I first started dungeons I’d be questing as feral but want to queue as healer, I’d remember to switch my gear set but forget to switch my spec…

    I can’t even imagine how someone would think they could heal as bear…I mean, isn’t that big bear behind a “visual clue” you’re in the wrong form?

  14. repgrind Says:

    You know, it’s not so much the healing as a non-healing spec … that’s totally doable at the early levels. I healed as shadow for awhile. It’s really the going bear, pulling, screwing up my pulls with roots, and the NOT healing that is a problem.

  15. repgrind Says:

    But but but … Wrath has a green spell effect. Clearly it must be a healing button!

  16. Arvash Says:

    You can’t have two holy belf pallys on the same server….that’s like having arm full of druids and just switching the Z to an S…

  17. koalabear21 Says:

    I wish he would read these comments :)

  18. repgrind Says:

    I know right? It’s much more fun to make fun of someone who will actually respond …

    Tomorrow let’s make fun of Sorak instead!

  19. Leit Says:

    Good druids seem to travel in packs. My guild has a huge number, to the point where we’ve fielded a raid group with 2 druid tanks, 2 druid healers and a moonkin.

    If you’ve got one *really* good druid who’s willing to take the time to explain stuff to all of the others, you’ll end up with a formidable force. We have two…

    Grats on the mount. Between my toons I have 44 runs logged so far this Brewfest, and not one mount between them. :( Looking forward to adding another 5 to the count tonight.

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