Guildless Again

November 10, 2010

Well, here I go again on my own,

Going down the only road I’ve ever known.

Like a drifter I was born to walk alone…

~Whitesnake

I haven’t made up my mind, and I’m definitely wasting time.

I left my guild last night, or they kicked me, or something. I don’t even begin to know exactly what happened. They had hardly been communicative to me lately, although I hadn’t been so vocal lately either. Its the end of the expansion. What did they expect?

I just don’t know. It was probably my fault. I don’t really want to go into details here.

I feel pretty sad about the whole thing. I genuinely liked most of the people in the guild, and I thought they liked me. I guess I was mistaken. I don’t wish any ill will upon any of them. I hope things work out for the guild. I hope things work out for me without them.

I’m feeling a bit lost and lonely and I don’t know quite what to do. I guess I just bide my time and wait until Cata comes out.

Lord knows I’ve been getting the alt itch again. Who knows, maybe I’ll just end up truly playing the altoholic come Cata. Who needs raiding when there’s questing and RP and 5 mans and PVP to do?


Stuff My Raid Leader Says:

October 7, 2010

Our Alt group includes not one, but two Boomkin, lucky bastards! This little gem was said when they were standing next to each other in raid and they both procced a lunar eclipse.

They’re totally like girlfriends who hang out together so much that they get their period at the same time.


Oh, Sindragosa… again.

October 1, 2010

So, the Alt team is making its way through ICC 10 man. Since myself and two others who were on the progression team didn’t make it to the Lich King kill, we have been relegated to to the Alt team, which is really the only team. Are you confused yet? So am I.

We’ve killed everything, except for Sindragosa and the Lich King with the Alt group. This should be an accomplishment, but since everyone has already done it all on their mains (except the three of us), we kind of thought it would be a cakewalk. Well, not so much.

Welcome to nights of wiping on Sindy.

I managed to make the most of it, by playing with my Teldrassil Sproutling between attempts.

Ama playing with her Sproutling between Sindragosa attempts

As attempts wore on, the poor sproutling got kind of tired, and Ama didn’t blame her.

Sleepy Sproutling

One thing I have learned, sometimes Ama is perfectly content to be trapped in an ice tomb.

Happily tombed Ama

And sometimes Ama absolutely hates being trapped in an ice tomb.

Grrr! Ice tombed again?!

Particularly after Lady RNG has seen fit to chain tomb healer after healer until we wipe.

All in all, I think we are doing well. The first time we killed Sindragosa was after wiping on it for a week. This is a completely different group for all intents and purposes, and although we may all be the same people behind the toons, we are a different team. Many are re-learning how to do the fight in a completely different role than they are used to, and we are all re-learning how to work with each other in our different roles. We should be proud of getting her down to 8%. I have faith that we can get her down, but it was never going to be easy.

EDIT: The bony bitch is down! Woohoo!


Stuff My Raid Leader Says:

September 30, 2010

Today begins a new series that I intend to post once each week on Thursdays. Stuff My Raid Leader Says, is just that. Considering we kind of have a back-seat driver kind of method of raid leading in my guild, these quotes could really come from anyone.

Our Boomkins were struggling to battle rez one of the dps, and the following was said by the raid leader:

I think we’re all missing the most important thing here, that we had two men trying to get Heron up and they couldn’t.

Followed by Heron saying:

I don’t swing that way.

All names have been changed to protect the innocent, or something.


We killed the Lich King (except I wasn’t there)!

September 25, 2010

I know I’m so far behind the curve its not even funny. My guild killed the Lich King a few days ago, without me. I’m disappointed. I kinda went on a huge rant and vented my frustration at the guild, which was the wrong thing to do.

The night I missed, the night they killed the Lich King, was posted as a night for RS. No one wants to do RS. We all hate it. So I declined. If they had listed it as a Lich King night, I would have been there.

If I had been there maybe we wouldn’t have killed him. Sometimes I worry that I’m the fail factor that is making us not down things. Sometimes when I’m not there the guild gets things done.

I think what really made me blow up was because I was pumped up and ready to go kill the Lich King, only to find out he’s already down. Like I was loaded with testosterone, ready for the big game, except its canceled.

They say we’re gonna keep going and get everyone their title and get titles for alts, but I kind of feel like that’s just a pipe dream and that its not going to happen. But I’m taking things as they come, raid by raid. This week we got through the first 6 bosses, the easy stuff.  We shall see if we can extend the raid and get past Professor P with the alt team.


Progression Ama?

August 28, 2010

Ama has secured herself as a member of the guild’s progression team (which is really the only team, despite all of our talk about having a second 10 man group).

I’m starting to feel useful and good about my Discipline spec and healing. It’s about time. I should have installed the Recount + absorbs addon a long time ago. I’ve always just felt like a crappy healer because my hps sucks. I know meters aren’t everything, but it sucks consistently being the low man on the totem pole.

I still feel like Disc priests are a dime a dozen and I still want a raid healer (gogo druid), but at least now I’m starting to feel confident in myself. The failures I’ve had in PuGs have not necessarily been my failures, even though I’ve felt like they are.

Despite my off and on complaining, I love my guild and I love our raid team (when the whole team shows up).

The guild has actually made progression this week. It was progression for me too.

We killed Blood Council for the first time the other night. Yeah, I know, easy peasy, right? For some reason progression for us went:

Festergut–>Rotface–>Prof P–>Valithria–>Sindy–>Blood Council

You’d think after Sindy that we would be able to do anything, but we had it stuck in our mind that a dps could tank Keleseth, and well that didn’t work so well. We have learned the error of our ways, and are one step closer to Arthas.

Ama has finally gotten that last bit reputation with the Ashen Verdict, and gotten the uber ring of awesomeness, as well as a fancy achievement/title.

It’s not as shiny as Kingslayer would be though.

 


Achievements Galore!

August 15, 2010

Ama’s been very busy.

I finally got to see the Professor P fight, and watching him die gave me:

And I also got to see Valithria, and watching her live gave me:

Then we went off PVPing and I got:

and

Best Achievement ever!

I’m actually having the time of my life when it is time for me to play with my guild. We have a new priest in the guild too. She is Holy and the two of us heal together with near perfect synergy. I haven’t had a healing partner fit so well with me since Jezzabell. It feels really good.