Thursday, June 24, 2010

trying out a new UI

I played my priest today, I didn't really want to, but I wanted a couple of bottle caps
( for some reason my family started calling badges and emblems bottle caps) to trade for the last of some heirlooms for an alt. I may suck, ( was trying to use healbot for the first time, it feels different, next time I'll get friends when I try something new) but if the last healer left and the one before that says your tanking sucks and you kick them it may not be all me. I's hard to heal someone when their health drops so fast spamming greater heal keeps them at about 30% health and the trash is pounding on you, tank's percentage of aggro should be higher then healers thank you, and um tank more then one mob. To be honest it was a relief they kicked me. The next four heroics went quickly and smoothly and my priest will be dormant till I want some other heirlooms on that server.

When I started playing my priest, I clicked , I clicked in vanilla and through TBC raids and did fine, but I started using the keyboard with my pally it seems faster also I'd hurt my mouse hand/wrist when I started my pally, and my priest heals have no procedural memory, I need practice to get better, but I usually do fine, that is no one dies.

I disabled healbot for now.

I'm whiny tonight and grumpy , it's awfully hot and humid.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Real ID

I'm not going to use it. I think that Blizzard is unaware or deliberately ignoring the risks involved. I like to play alone on alts and not talk to some of my friends, the only friend I would put on it knows my name and has ways of contacting me out of game. I just don't trust anyone else. Why don't I trust anyone else, well, most of the people I've met while playing WoW are probably perfectly nice sensible good hearted folks, but I have been stalked three times of note by three people who were perfectly nice seeming to begin with, in one case I had to delete the character, this was before server transfers and name changes, on the others I moved servers . Blizzard doesn't actually do a lot to deter stalkers they don't punish them other then with a minor slap on the wrist like a short ban, and yes I reported these people and asked them to leave me alone, sent in tickets and even emails, but I'm the one that had to leave my server , the guild I had been in for a year and avoid all of my friends lest the player realize it was me and start all over again. In defense of my guild in the first case the guy was gkicked and ignored by the guild but still got alts in the guild over time till I gave up and left the guild so they wouldn't have the drama.

I posted in the thread on the official forums , how long before guild require you to give them your real ID, sorry if you want to raid, we own you, and will harass you till you stop picking herbs on your alliance alt on that other server, were's short, so log on your main or we gkick you .

Or maybe your friend who you like, has just broke up with their girlfriend and you just spent a few hours listening to and trying to comfort, logs on after you said you had something else to do and realizes you are playing WoW, because they can see you are on an alt OMG don't you care you callous jerk.

Or maybe a buddy just want's you to come heal their PuG because the healer left, I mean that alt is level 10 what could be so important.....

I don't need the tank who was with my guild for six months who I thought was a normal guy declare he loves me ( What the hell?) because I have a nice voice, and he knows I love him because I never let him die, knowing all of my alts or my whole real name.

And also last but not least think of the children, I read those creepy creepy flag RSPs, I know what kind of people are out there, do you want some 14 year old giving their real ID to the gal(?!) with the horse wiener in Goldshire because their parent didn't realize the sort of people that are out there? My kids real Id will be off, even though their accounts are in my name.

I like my privacy. I'll keep my alts to myself .

Friday, June 18, 2010

Roleplaying and LFD

Last night I was in mara , orange crystal side, on my druid . We all teleported in except the tank who had been on a boat , we waited for the tank, it took a while as she apparently planned to fly there. So the mage went back to questing the rogue danced with the hunters pet and I went and got some tea, then left to buy some glyphs, then took a bio after the mage and hunter did ( ahh the power of suggestion and too much tea). The rogue eventually explained to the tank she could use the eye thingy to teleport in, then I did since the tank was like " wuh?" then the mage explained it since both the rogue and I were confusing.... still too confusing. the mage dropped group by now we had waited 20 minutes and then the hunter explained it and the tank appeared, a shadow priest joined us and off we go. I'm oddly patient I should have left but hate dropping group and honestly I was expecting the tank to suck. The tank was actually pretty good but........

The tank roleplayed , in character the whole instance , stopping for meals getting excited over various things and generally causing the whole instance to take an hour and twenty minutes. No one was willing to leave because it would take too long to get another group, tanks in lower level LFD are sort a rare (maybe just my battlegroup?) at that level we had all waited almost an hour for the group. I though it was sort of impolite of them to insist on their style of play for the entire group, and yes, I did stay and my vote to kick the tank didn't go through. If I had been in a hurry or had a limited play time available I would have been more annoyed, we finished and an hour later when the next group popped from queue I was back there in a no nonsense gogogo group, it was fast and efficient we got our exp and goodie bags, but in a way i wonder if a nice group of all roleplayers who knew they were going to be in character might not be fun sometimes.