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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 22, 2012 by Korby

I’ve been flexing my tanking muscles lately in 5-mans.  It’s not really something I do often, but the lure of rare pets and mounts in the bonus bag is too strong to resist.

So I get into a group, End Time.  I’m tanking (warrior), paladin healer, druid, mage, warrior dps.  First thing I notice is that the healer is dead.  Looks like I got a wipe group who didn’t inspire confidence in their first tank, whom I’ve apparently just replaced.  First boss is Sylvanas and the healer and the body of their first tank are laying there with the druid casting rez.  I see the healer is tagged as a ghost, but they don’t take the rez, probably because they didn’t get it while zoning or whatever.  This prompts the druid to remark “I rezzed the moron.”  Healer fires back “ur the moron i have mass rez debuff.”  Sure enough, the healer had a fresh mass rez debuff, but the druid wasn’t casting that.  Yeah, this isn’t an ominous sign of things to come at all!

Sylvanas dies easily, as does Jaina next, without any problems or further complaints from anybody.  So it’s on to Murozond.  The druid proceeds to Hibernate the wrong trash mob (typically one of the two Suppressors, he hits one of the Wardens with it) and roots another, neither of which are the mob that has been correctly marked as being the one to CC.  We get that sorted out, and I pull, and we kill the trash.  I start to turn around to look at the next group of trash, and it’s already been pulled without CC on any of them.  Who dies first?  The druid of course.  I die as well, but the other three manage to kill off the trash.

We get rezzes, and turn our attention to Murozond.  I ask if everybody is ready, at which point, the druid is already in stealth cat mode up the boss’ ass.  Healer says go, and before I can even hit my Charge button, the boss is engaged and the druid is dead.

“FUCK YOU TANK YOU SUCK”
“BADDIE”
“FUCKING BADS”

Yeah, he was an unhappy asshat of a cat.  He keeps up his complaining through the entire fight.  Of the things to complain about during the rest of the fight, maybe the fact that the mage wasn’t hitting Time Warp soon enough was a legit complaint, but most of it is just “YOU SUCK” being spammed endlessly.  We win of course.  I point out that we killed the boss, and that he’s the one that pulled, not me, but he’s so fucking wharrgarrbl’d out of his mind over the whole thing that I doubt it mattered.  Then comes the loot.  The agility trinket dropped, which he of course needs on immediately.  Know who needed on it next?  Keep in mind our group is two warriors, a paladin, a mage, and the druid.  The paladin needs on it of course, which triggers another druid swearing outburst, and I just laugh and drop from the group.

I got a Giant Sewer Rat pet in my tank bag for putting up with those guys.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 10, 2008 by Korby

So Tuesday morning at 5am, like always, WoW servers are turned off for 6 hours for maintenance. At 4:45am I had just finished one AV instance, and decided to go for one more. An 11 minute AV win is not a rare thing, and is usually how it goes. So we get in there, and already we (Alliance) have something like a 40-30 advantage. Everybody is on their game it seems, and we stick to the usual AV plan of groups 1-5 to RH, 6-8 take Galv and the towers. It’s flawless. Absolutely beautiful to be a part of. Speaking of being a part of it, I ended up tanking Drek because nobody else volunteered. Go go freshly dinged 69 fury warrior! We won, it was awesome, and I logged out with the system messages counting down the seconds to the server being shut down.

So, I logged in today after I got home from the mall. Naturally, I’m still PvP flagged since I had logged out directly after being in a battlefield, and I don’t think anything of it, nor do I really notice it. I head out of the PvP room, and go towards the mailbox and the auction house, like I always do first thing. As I’m riding my mount through the halls of Ironforge, I notice something very strange. It’s a guy, with a red name, hunched over a skeleton on the ground. It’s a Horde. I figured he must have been messing around and gotten killed by a guard or somebody. Anyways, he fades away as I’m standing there looking at him, and I figure he either logged out or used his hearthstone. I turn to resume my trip to the mailbox when I suddenly just stop. I’m like “…huh?” Then I notice the little debuff icon on me. I’ve been sapped. The Horde then reappears and starts kicking my ass. That’s when I remember my PvP flag was still on, and I realize that this Horde is a rogue, which is why he disappeared in front of me.

My nice PvP buffs from the night before, which had me pumped to 11k hp were short lived as this guy kicked my ass just before a wandering guard aggroed on him. I run back in from the graveyard outside, rez myself, go to the mailbox, which has a dozen skeletons all over in front of it, and then hit the auction house to put up my expired items. While I’m doing this, the Horde runs in and kills 2 of the 3 auctioneer NPCs before the assembled Alliance folk realize what’s going on and kill him there. I had no idea you could kill an auctioneer (or 2) so fast.