I have been killing the Elemental bosses as much as I could to get all the gear upgrades for both my Pally and my Warock. This has been harder said than done as the bosses are only available for a limited time and because I play alone 90% of the time, I wait in ques that are sometimes 12 minutes long, so I usually only get to attempt each boss once, if that.
I’ve had some trouble with groups on Kai’Ju Gaz’rilla! My Warlock is my latest character to ding 80, and in one group I kept pulling off the tank with just my wand! I even had to get my imp to stop attacking and we just stood there, but still ended up pulling agro and dying, just shortly before the healer pulled agro and the group wiped. No apologies were given by the Deathknight tank, and by the time I made it back to the instance and attempted to que up for another group, the bosses were unavailable, lol.
Last night I finally convinced my boyfriend to give the bosses a try! He’s bored waiting for Cataclysm to get here, and hasn’t been playing, but he logged on long enough to clear the ZG mount bosses with me and get the Tripping the Rifts achievement. While we were running around finding rifts, we qued for the available bosses, Prince Sarsarun and the dreaded Kai’Ju Gaz’rilla. Sarsarun went down without a hitch, but Gaz’rilla, not so much.
My boyfriend did his raiding right in the beginning of Wrath, so he had Naxx gear, which is pretty outdated now! He was pulling off the tank, and was forced to do a lot of standing around. In addition to slightly sub-par tanking, our healer was doing a horrible job! I know the fight can get a bit healing intensive with all that AoE and people flying through the air, but I’d already bubbled myself to prevent my own death once when I had to stop dpsing completely to save the healer who was at 20 hit points, lol. I don’t mind helping out when people are falling behind in their role, so I threw lots of heals around to everyone, because we were all getting really low. Unfortunately I got tossed into the air when I was low on health, and didn’t get any heals before I hit the ground. I wasn’t mad, it happens, I was just hoping they’d be able to pull it off without me, until the healer said, (“noobd want heals get in range”).
After this remark, I was pissed. Unfortunately when I get mad, I usually can’t think of anything to say. I should have explained that I had been in range, as I was healing him and the rest of our group members just before I died, and that he shouldn’t blame others for his mistakes, but instead I didn’t say anything, in party chat anyway. My boyfriend pointed out that this kind of thing was why he really wasn’t interested in playing anymore, and assured me that my death hadn’t been my fault, that the guy was a jerk, but not to let it get to me.
But it always gets to me, lol.
Writing about these types of things that happen in WoW makes me feel better about them though! I know a lot of people don’t share the actual names of other players they encounter in game that wrong them somehow, but I do! I think if you’re going to act like a jerk from your character, everyone should get to know that character is a jerk, lol. If someone did something nice for me, I’d be less likely to share their character’s name without their permission.
If rumors are true though, The Shattering should happen this Tuesday after maintenance, and I’ll have a brand new character to throw all my playtime into (a Night Elf mage). I’m going to try to get her into a guild asap, and start finding myself some nice players to play with, because according to all the comments I got on my Dear Vanilla, I Miss You post, nice players still exist!
Wish Me Luck!