shiny shiny

I.
Love.
My.
Friends.

Have you ever gone into a PUG, and it’s one of those where the tank may do something a little differently than you’re used to, say, Shadowfang Keep? He doesn’t bring the lumbering thingies upstairs, but tanks them in the courtyard where the haunted life-draining ghosts are, and yes, I got feared, my keyboard is a little screwy, and I ran the wrong way, pulled one, of course, and then…it’s on. Pissing contest. Before I stepped in the ectoplasm I had said, “Oh, guess we’re not bringing those upstairs?” and apologized for standing there like a dork. My apology with then met with a no, and he called me a name, and the horse I rode in on. Seemed a bit excessive. A new guildmate, wonderful healer, stood up for me, and if that had been on the playground, somebody’s nose would have been bloodied. My DK friend was there, and for the next few fights, all I kept doing was seeing shiny shiny shiny blades whirling—hypnotic. I know if it had come down to a playground brawl, Senor DK would have had to cut a gnome. Tank made a few mistakes, too, along the way, but you know what? Decided to take the high road. And without trying, got 17k on the last boss, over the tank, first in DPS, as it should be. To protect the innocent and the damned, I am not posting a screen shot. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

Kill ’em with kindness sometimes works, too.

Postscript: I think there should be another reward besides a worm-infested dog after LFM PUG achievement, say, 1000 gold for all of the armor repair bills and a coupon for Starbucks?

Super secret ninja spies.

Once again, leave it to Psynister to read my player’s mind (okay, this is getting a little spooky) and write a fantastic post on Shadow Priests and PvP. Since my good paladin friend helped me navigate through the level 70 PvP gear, I was thinking to myself, “Well, gee, Zeptepi could benefit from this, too!” And like mana from heaven, there’s the post. So, in between the new Firelands’ dailies, the searching for Sands of Time* (yea, right…maybe between Rehoboth Beach and Malibu…) I’ll see what I can do to get Zep going and all shadowy, like a secret spy, mind controlling and using psychological war tactics. As an added bonus to leveling a priest, I might…just might…change my enhancement spec over to elemental. Suddenly casting doesn’t seem so bad.

*These are actually easy to find. You just need a lot of gold. It’s the embers that are going to be a bit tougher to gather, a mission impossible.  Those embers are going to require a lot of guild planning, support, cooperation, and if you PUG the Firelands’ raids, luck.