So I’ve been playing a bit more of World of Warcraft again lately. The Valentine’s holiday made me log in repeatedly just not to get the pink rocket mount…8-9 level 90s per day (the Paladin hit 90 during the festival) and still no mount. Boo. But I was also doing dailies during this time and finished up reps on a few more characters. The problem with rep grinds is the dailies, I can’t do them all on all characters, even with the boosts, some factions are PAINFULLY slow. So I choose to farm up rep with the farming quests and running a daily dungeon which is WAY more fun in my opinion. I miss tabards that gave rep. Those were genius and allowed me to gain rep on all my characters. And all the rep too, right now, I basically chose one character for each rep and the others have no rep with them. I tried to align it with profession patterns, but sometimes I wasn’t watching, whoops! In short, I hate dailies and grinding rep, so I decided to make some new characters.
My boyfriend Jeff and I made some gnomes. We are awesome, he made a warrior tank and I made a priest, and we’re a force to be reckoned with–well he is anyways, I just cast bubbles on things. And since level 15, we’ve basically been doing dungeon after dungeon. This has been both awesome and horrible. It’s a mixed bag out there. Between new players wearing all the wrong gear or in the wrong spec for what role they selected, which is forgivable, and very experienced douchebags who think they know their way through every dungeon and that we “aren’t going fast enough”, I’m left with a mixture of emotions including pity, frustration, and empathy.
There are some great players though, the ones that follow patiently and even though we’re level 40 something, still follow the rules of pulling groups, not standing in the bad, and such. Some people are awesome too, like the priest who told me it wasn’t my fault after the feral druid pulled a group and died in 5 seconds then complained of no heals, I responded, “oh, I know, I’ve healed plenty of tools in my day, I know when it’s my fault” and the priest and I had a good laugh at the druid’s expense, who earned a nice spot on my block list.
I respect and appreciate those players, I don’t however, care for the following:
1) After just 10 seconds of zoning in and while people are still getting oriented and gathering up quests yelling out “stam buff”. Seriously, do you think I just became a priest yesterday? Do you think I haven’t cast that spell a million and one times? Cool your jets, I’ll get you your damned spam buff once I’ve made sure everyone has zoned in.
2) DPS that pull groups. Oh, now I know why you wanted the stam buff, you think it will help keep you alive longer when you pull the groups? Jeff is nicer than I am, he often charges in and attempts to grab all the mobs; I look at my combat status, if I’m not in combat, I’m not healing that dumbass and I will gladly let him die. Sometimes death is the only way people learn, I’m not healing your ego or stupidity.
3) People who don’t use their survival skills that their classes have given them. Rogues please vanish; Hunters feign death; Druids, Priests, Shaman self heal; Paladin bubbles, etc. Basically everyone has some sort of cooldown, use it. Just because we’re level 30, 40, 50 doesn’t mean you shouldn’t play smart. Besides, let’s be honest, the only real reason we would ever even need those abilities at this level is because you pulled an extra group or went a different way than the tank anyways.
4) “I know the way!” There are those types that claim they know the way too, and suddenly you’re at the end of Black Rock Depths when really you only needed to kill the Interrogator 100 yards from the front door. Most instances don’t really have ways you can “get lost” but Wailing Caverns, Razorfen Kraul, and Black Rock Depths….bleh. And someone always “knows the way”.
5) Need. Seriously people. It seems like we should be WAY past this point already, basically, if you’re not going to equip the item as soon as you get it, don’t need it. And why, WHY, there is even the need option for people who’s armor class doesn’t match the item, I will never understand. I have lost WAY too many cloth belts to hunters, gloves to druids, and bracers to paladins; and like that quest in Halfhill says “THEY DON’T EVEN WEAR THEM!!” It’s so frustrating. And yes, I know that gear at this level is kind of trivial, will it make that much difference? No. But hey, I still like nice things too!!
6) Go go go! People that keep yelling to go faster bug me too. It’s like they think we also don’t want to get the dungeon over with soon so that we don’t have to be in their annoying presence anymore because for whatever reason, they can’t be kicked for another 5 minutes.
Of course, I know the people reading this aren’t people causing trouble. And anyone who does the things listed above is usually completely oblivious to what a dorkface they are being. Maybe it’s because they are all 17 years old and I’m now “old”. But damn it, just be nice to each other, play smart and be friendly, I still believe we should have some sort of enjoyment when we are forced to play together.
We did get to run a few dungeons with Bocat before she blew past us leveling her new priest. I think she’s the only person with more priests than me. ;) And of course dungeons are always more fun with friends, we even got a few guild achievements! I’m just anxious to hit outlands, so I can start playing with idiot Death Knights who will surely use death grip inappropriately while screaming “Look mom! I made this guy come to me so I could fight him!”
Okay, I realize this is kind of a rant post, but honestly, I am loving leveling my priest, most the time the joy of healing my little gnome warrior > stupidity caused by other people, plus, it’s fun to see my ignore list keep growing!