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Heh, I haven't been here in so long that LiveJournal doesn't show up anymore when I type the first few characters into my Location Bar. =}

It seems like every time I write about WoW, something different happens almost immediately. Shortly after I wrote about raiding in July, I stopped raiding. Shortly after I wrote in October about how I stopped raiding in July, I returned to raiding again.

I've downed Rotface and Festergut on 10-man and 25-man. I was approached by several guild officers to come back, so I did. The Husband Guy is a guild officer and he tells me that Officer Chat was abuzz with excitement from the news that I was returning. It was really nice to be wanted =)

And I'm now in an Off Again state with raiding. The guild seems to have done enough recruiting that they have another good Enhancement Shaman around. So I don't feel so bad about leaving the mêlée without their Unleashed Rage AP buff. They have an overabundance of people online on Tuesdays (first raid night of the week), so they're sitting people out. But for some bizarre reason, we don't have enough people on Thursdays and Sundays for the 25-man and have to break into two 10-mans. This means there would be a few people left out.

I was worried that we'd lose the new Enh shammy because they sat him out for 2 weeks in a row for the 25-man. I was beginning to _hope_ I'd be benched so I could level my Paladin =) I was even whispering the Raid Leaders that I don't mind sitting out. I told them that I didn't mind if they invited the other Enh shammy in my place either. I don't know why they weren't inviting him... he had better gear than I did and from the damage meters, he was doing more damage than I was anyway.

My hunter was invited to the husband's super casual, once-a-week, old-timer's raid group, so Huntard Girl has also seen some of Icecrown Citadel from the inside. She's decently geared now too. The only thing I'd like now on the hunter is more Pet slots so I can collect more animals =) I reallyreallyreally wanted a red Core Hound from Molten Core to go with my Core Hound Pup companion. =D But nobody really wants to do Molten Core anymore. It's an old world raid, there's no motivation to do it, no worthwhile loot, huge map, fights are generally a pain in the tuchus.

On my friend's server, I had the Traveler's Tundra Mammoth by the time the two lowbies were level 35, but I sat on the money until we got to level 40 before we could use it. And now I've lost all motivation to play the Druid and am kinda wishing I saved the rocking ride =P I occasionally get shocked whispers about how the bloody hell I got it though, which is kinda cool =D

Initially, the Druid Girl's sole purpose in life was to drag my friend's main character through the Wrathgate questline. This long(-ish) quest line comes available by about level 71 and opens up an in-game cinematic that shows a battle sequence where the Horde and Alliance factions are joining forces against the Lich King. Everybody and their dog has done it multiple times now.

But this Friend Girl of mine has done little bits and pieces of it, but has no idea where she left off or what to do next. I found it wholey unacceptable that she's played this long without finishing that quest chain. But since the Druid wasn't happening, once my Paladin on my server reached level 71, I decided it would be easier if I just transferred her over to help. I'm glad she's finished it before Cataclysm came out. -_-

And now at level 80, I thought it'd be cool to try tanking. So, Pally Girl has gone Prot. I've collected up "The Starter Kit" of gear. I've been reading on tanking spec, stats, rotation, movement and stuff. I'm Defense capped, everything is gemmed, I have reputation item enhancements. I still need a few more enchants, but other than that, I think I'm good to start tanking Heroic dungeons.

userinfoThe Husband Guy continued to power-level his Warlock Boy on my friend's server. The Warlock Boy was level 42 and was at the same place as my Druid Girl. But he is now level 74 and running around one coast or another of Northrend. =)



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 28th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
totally unrelated to your post, but I was going through my postcard collection and found a few from you and it made me think of you and it was very nice :) Hope you're well!!!
Feb. 28th, 2010 05:19 am (UTC)
Aaw, thanks =)
Feb. 28th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
I assume you already know of maintankadin and tankspot (two amazing tanking forums). Prot pallies unite! My pally's also prot, and she's got 2pc T9 now. (This 1 week after she hit 80, thanks to heroic mode farming and running ToC5, and the ICC 5 mans, thanks for the ezmode, blizz!)

Haha. I miss your posts! I was just thinking to myself the other day, aww, bride has been subsumed by WoW and doesn't post any more!
Feb. 28th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
Yes, I have my eyeballs glued to those, as well as Elitist Jerks and DominateYourServer, plus the Armory pages of several raid tanks I know =)

I've been a bit chicken about running random heroics. I was going to run with my friend (she's a raid healer), but she's been a bit busy trying to get her MBA thesis done with all the Work drama going on.

WoW has really turned into a Level-Your-Alts game... =D
Feb. 28th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
Ooh, I didn't know about DominateYourServer.

You honestly shouldn't be scared of those. ToC normal is about the same difficulty (way, way easier actually) as H VH and H UK. DTK puts me to sleep everytime I tank it, so does Gundrak, at least they're quick. CoS isn't bad either, come to think of it. I still despise Oculus though! It's been super nerfed, but still annoying because people still don't know how to run it properly.

If you can tank any of the ICC 5 mans on normal mode, you are more than ready to tank the heroic instances. I think (personally) that HoR even on normal mode is super difficult compared to heroic Nexus!
Feb. 28th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
I've never tanked anything yet... unless you count Sarathstra, Gigantaur, Keldonus, Chillmaw and the like. XD I've been farming my starter set, grinding rep and general putzing around.

Edited at 2010-02-28 05:59 am (UTC)
Feb. 28th, 2010 06:00 am (UTC)
Ooh. Hehe. I'm sure you'll do great. =) Good luck tanking your first instance! Pally tanking is pretty easy!

Oh, and enjoy your insta-instance queues!

Edited at 2010-02-28 06:02 am (UTC)
Feb. 28th, 2010 06:04 am (UTC)
Thanks =)
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