I'm a dedicated WoW player who play several alts, but I focus mainly on my Warlock. Since I have a lot of characters, on this site it's easiest that I'm simply known as Saga.
I'm a raider, guild officer and altoholic who loves chasing after new mounts and pets.
This site is where I ramble about my adventures and thoughts as I continue playing WoW.
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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Day Fourteen: Place Swap
If you could be any of your characters, who would you be and why?
I find this to be a fairly difficult question to be fair. My Warlock, Démonique is an interesting character with a rich background, but she also has some serious issues which makes me hesitant to want to take her spot. I considered being my Mage, because how awesome wouldn’t it be to just be able to use portals and teleport to where you need to be? (She’s also my bank character and is in charge of all the moneys… Not a bad deal!) She’s a Gnome though, so that’s an automatic no-no.
In the end, I’d probably have to settle on my Paladin, Rhaura. While I don’t have any sort of background for her, she always struck me as a fairly put-together kind of person. She’s calm and secure in herself and her place in the world. There is something comforting about the thought of that.
Which of your characters would you be?
Now that my Paladin is back as Alliance I’ve had to play around a bit with her gear sets. Some of the pieces that worked as Horde no longer worked when transferring back, and so I had to start over. Since I play all three specs I have a set for each role.
The Holy set is admittedly exactly the same as before. I really do enjoy the look of the Tier 12, and so I’m sticking with it for now at least. I also enjoy T2 and the re-coloured T2, but I don’t have a full set at this point.
For her more vicious retribution set I wanted to stick to red since I have Gurthalak (and nothing yet to transmogrify it into), and wanted the colours to match. Still looking for a better matching belt though. I couldn’t tell you why, but for some reason I like her retribution to be “barely dressed” and still being able to smash people’s faces..
When it comes to the protection set I had the chest lying around and wanted something that matched it. I may eventually get different legs, but sometimes I have to use what I have in my bank. The added benefit was that it all ended up matching fairly well to my shield. Now I just need a matching one handed axe.
When joining LFR/LFD or picking up PUGs to fill out your raid I think we’ve all had that one player (or several) show up that just aren’t cutting it. They either stand in bad or they facepull mobs while the tank is afk and healers out of mana. Or they simply don’t know how to play their own class and is wearing intellect leather as a Rogue.
This week I think I met the worst one though. He was so bad I could do nothing but laugh. My guildies would tell you… I was laughing on ventrilo for several minutes following the fight where he joined.
We’re trying to do a few Firelands runs for our guild’s Mage so that she can finish up the final bits of her legendary staff. With summer here and Diablo III picking at people’s attention however, we’re often quite short on people and have to pick up some randoms. (To illustrate, I spent the raid switching between three characters; tank/healer/dps depending on what the fight required.)
The night wasn’t going all that well in general. While we weren’t dying on any bosses, we had a couple of wipes or near wipes on trash because people weren’t paying attention. As we were approaching Baleroc our guild’s Priest had to leave and we figured we’d continue with nine people.
Then one of the randoms we’d picked up told us that he had a friend who could join. We figured that ten is better than nine and invited him.
Enter the Paladin of Fail
The friend turned out to be a retribution Paladin, and we explained the Baleroc tactics briefly asking him to be in one of the shard teams. (In hindsight, this was a bad idea.) He didn’t quite understand and so we ended up telling him to just follow the Rogue who was the second part of his shard team.
We start the fight.
Things are going okay at first. Then we notice that the Paladin isn’t taking his turn at the shard – he’s running off together with the Rogue when the Rogue is moving out of range. I watch him for a bit, and realise that he’s not even attacking the boss. The Rogue moves again to take his shard.
Oh my god. The Paladin has actually put /follow on the Rogue.
I am stuck somewhere between disbelief and some sort of crazy hilarity. As the fight continues we ask another guildie to jump in and take the shards instead of the Paladin. We continue to watch the Paladin just /follow the Rogue the entire fight, not even auto-attacking the boss.
While I generally praise people who can follow directions in a raid, this had me in stitches. Surely most people would realise that even if you’re told to follow someone/do something during the fight – you should still attack the boss?
What’s the funniest fail you’ve ever seen?
I consider myself a fairly friendly person, but I’ve realised that when it comes to games I usually prefer to play alone. Not all the time, mind you. I love raiding with my guild mates, or running dungeons together. But there are times when I just want to sit down and level quietly by myself, or do my achievements, or whatever it might be.
There are a lot of people on my Real ID/Battle Tag list, and I enjoy having them there for the times when I do feel chatty or need to get in contact with someone. For the most part though I just sort of look at it to see what people are up to, but leave them to their own thing while I do mine. It works for me. But I do worry sometimes that people might consider me rude since I never initiate contact. Or at least very, very rarely.
I’ve been playing a fair bit of Diablo 3 recently, and I play mostly alone – which is what I enjoy. It allows me to run around and check every corner of the map, find every treasure and kill every monster. Not everyone would be happy to do all the extra exploring. It also allows me the rare moments when I don’t want to explore and just want to find the next level, without having to wait for someone else who right then want to do all the exploring.
There are times when I’m happy to play together with someone in Diablo, especially during areas that are quite difficult. I suspect that the higher level I get, the better it might be to play in a group. Which is fine, I will deal with that. There are times though when I get a bit frustrated when people want to play with me. I realised this today when a guildie whispered me and asked if he could join me and a friend. The friend was only half my level and I was only in her game to help her with a boss she had difficulties with. But as he whispered me I did realise that I had absolutely no interest in playing with him.
Don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against him. I just didn’t want to play with him. Like I often don’t want to play with anyone. Maybe that makes me unsocial. I don’t know. All I know is that I prefer playing alone since then it doesn’t matter if I stand still for 10 seconds while replying to someone’s whisper. When in a group suddenly everyone will be half a zone away while I was typing a reply (I miss auto-run!). When alone it doesn’t matter that I take a break now and then to stretch my back/get a drink/let the dog outside. I like to be able to decide myself what I’m doing and when.
I also realised when my guild mate whispered me that I have a really hard time saying “no”. Because no matter how I look at it, I see it as rude. Because basically I’m saying “no, I don’t want to play with you”. Which is kind of rude. But where is the line of comfort? Do you play together with someone to be polite and nice, or do you play by yourself because that’s what you enjoy most?
It’s something I struggle with. Because I like playing alone. But at the same time I don’t want to be rude. And there might come a time when I don’t want to play alone, but no one wants to play with me because I’ve been turning them all down before.