Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Isle of shiny things

I love shiny things, ok , now that's done, I will say what i think of the timeless Isle.

There are many sparklies many things to find an pick up and collect and , I must say I find it quite fun.

When I got there though, it was sorta  of a nightmare, a crane pretty much kicked my kitty butt.

Although I had reached 90 on two druids playing as a cat, and have four 80 druids and another 87 druid ( on this account)  I just sorta wasn't all that good. ( I can still heal , but so far healing stuff to death doesn't work.)

Stuff on the island was a bit harder then the stuff I'd vanquished while leveling and, despite my embarrassment my early demise to a big pink crane I didn't give up , the spirit healer shooed me back into the world right by a snake.... and I died again, after they sent me back to the land of the living with some words of encouragement ( or maybe they just rolled their eyes). I thought to myself, maybe this is a great opportunity to learn how to get better, Ok so at first I was just annoyed and went and collected some glinting sand, and after a few more chats with the spirit healer ( we've spent some quality time together in the past, we're kinda like friends and not too many people stick around and chat so they gets lonely) . I did actually decide to do some research.

You can probably tell I'm not all that great at DPS, in fact I won't say how bad I was when I got there just that it would have been sad numbers in Wrath, so I went and read some stuff in between  collecting chests
(shiny!!!) and running for my life.

Anyhow I got some various armour piece tokens and figured out what to do with them and then I went and killed that crane.

Up until the Isle though  I really hadn't had to do much to finish quests and kill stuff. I really had no idea what I was doing even if I was having my solo fun ( I did heal dungeons and scenarios and stuff but like I said healing is different).

The Island is not only a good catch up for gear but also to learn how to play. For example for the cranes the very basic get out of the bad or run behind the crane thing. The snakes you need to stun ( or just stand near an apple tree and eat the apples ( like a lightwell?) actually ripe crisp fruit  healing yourself ... snakes and apples  * snickers*) . Foreboding flames you interrupt their bolt and move away before their ground effect. Everything has something you have to actually think about,  it also helps to know what tools you have to do what you need to for the encounters. This sort of thing may be useful for someone who has obliviously sauntered their was to max level, and it's defiantly better then just tossing gear their way ( ok, it sorta does just toss gear your way) . So I figured some things out gemmed and enchanted my gear and am not quite embarrassed by my DPS ,( just by the fact I used my  DPS gems and enchants on my healing gear  because the icons look the same ) sure I can and will improve , but it's a very fun way to catch up . ( don't worry you won't see me as DPS in group content for a while,well the brewfest guy but 52 k is ok? ) I even got a new pet, which the me who arrived at the island last week could have never had any chance of farming up.
A Blue maned troll in cat form druid standing in front of a blue bonfire with a small cat headed glowing blue spirit 

Monday, September 9, 2013

another 90, this is weird

My other druid is 90, ( ok so she is one of many druids , oh so many druids)
grey and white troll cat druid

She is a troll, and I got her up there so I could see the whole Darkspear rebellion, from the horde side.

I think the horde version seemed a lot cooler, if a bit more difficult. The taking of razor hill was hard , but then I found the guy who gives you the heal buff and that  helped a lot.

My son is in a raiding guild now, tanking, so he is looking forward to the new raid and all.

My game has become very solitary.

Maybe I'll find myself a guild , one that is social but not distressing.

Much of the new content is just to flashy for my brain to take, although it may be that melee gets you in the thick of everyone's effects. I may try looking for raid just because gear, ( better gear means I can solo more old stuff) but I also think I may be too useless.

Worgen druid has been doing scenarios as either moonkin or healing, and it has been going well, moonkin has you standing back , same with healing. Troll druid has been doing them as a kitty, but only two a day .

I'm still not exactly sure what I want to do at 90, I'll probably solo a lot of older stuff and collect pretty outfits , mounts and pets.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Not warcraft related ( skip if you don't want to hear my rant about ableism)

Ok, so I have been busy, with my normal life.

I am so sick of the world and it's shit sometimes.

I went out to  a coffee shop/ bakery with my daughter.

At a table criss cross were two people having a discussion.

Man and woman discussing another woman who had been hit by a car and injured last year ago, she had brain damage she had seizures , some memory problems but from their conversation was not unhappy . they talked how she still did stuff with her kids had to have aids for memory stuff (notes perhaps, I know I need notes and alarms galore.) her family loved her and was happy she was alive. Mostly the woman talking knew the family , so she talked about the good things, and haw she was still in many ways the same but ( there is always the but.... ehh?) She had  pnemonia. The woman was hopeful it was not so serious and she would get better. The man declared it would be better if she died because she would never go back to her old life job and was just a burden now.

Seriously WTF dude?

So by account of someone who knew her, she was part of a loving family who wanted her alive and this  guy thinks her life is worthless because disability. ( seizure are just too scary to let those epileptics around kids you know.)

Ok, so maybe just maybe, I take when people say shit like this personally ( because I have brain damage and seizures plus other disabilitys).

I rather like being alive I hate that many people think that if you are not fully normal you are worthless.

Disabled people are not valued in our society.

I hate how  parents will kill or attempt to kill their disabled children and , their parent who kills will get sympathy for their difficulties " oh raising that child was so hard, " they  say " I can completely understand and  the parent has my sympathy" The parent does not have my sympathy, they have only my disdain and disgust. You are BAD parent and also a bad person if you try and kill your kid!

I was a difficult kid. My parents adopted me. They expected a healthy normal baby. I was not, I had an autism diagnosis at 6 plus was thought to be mentally retarded I would get throw out of school for violent outbursts, ( I spent much of my early school in special ed learning how to  sort of act normal or at least not disrupt) I was kicked off the bus in first grade. Because of physical abnormalities my parents had to pay out of pocket for surgerys so I could walk . ( pre existing condition insurance would not cover )

My parents never once even thought about killing me. They love me and support me.

My family likes me alive and with them, even if I am different now. ( my inability to tell left from right does sort of leave my son exasperated  =P  ) No one is perfect.

My friends like me too even if I am not so quick as I was and forget stuff.