Friday, July 10, 2009

We Interrupt This Transmission...

Hey guys, it's Bellbell. I know we're in the middle of some sort of fancy addon series, but, well, Bellwether needed a break. Seriously, one of her friends just told her that their guild judges healers based on straight healing meters and she's been banging her head against a wall for the past hour whining something about "why do I even try" or whatever. Girl needs to chill, I swear.

So, yeah, I guess it's been a while. I got to 80. That probably should have been some sort of momentous occasion, I suppose, but whatever. I got to 80 and did...dailies. Running around, jousting scourge. I mean, seriously, what in the name of the Light is going on here? Arthas and the Argent Crusade woke up one day, had some brunch and were like "you know what would relieve the tedium? Jousting." So everyone and their decomposing brother saddled up and started waving pointy batons in each others' faces. I did it so I could get a cheaper sword than some Titansteel monstrosity, and Bellwether needed pets. Just needed them, for whatever reason, so I've been doing that.

I've been healing stuff (*shudder*) and DPSing stuff, though Bellwether's been so crazy with the raiding and the vacation and farming WG for marks before the patch system change that I've more been chilling in Dalaran or mining Saronite. Not to sell. One of Bellwether's beau's friends needed some Saronite armor for going to smash in Horde face. A worthy cause if ever there was one, so I happily circled Sholazar for an hour, sucking up gas clouds and picking up ore until I realized it was dreadfully, horribly dull.

I actually went into Ulduar before Bellwether, believe it or not. Kaelwryn needed a person to provide Replenishment and I just so happen to be able to do that, so off I toddled to XT with my shoddy gear and complete ignorance of fight mechanics. And I died. A lot. He didn't go down before I had to leave, but I heard they eventually killed him without me. I've been in Naxx and have killed everyone but Sapphiron (weirdly), but for some reason they always want to stick me in the back and heal. Now my healing gear's this weird mix of Death Knight look-a-like and shaman-esque pieces, with only really my belt looking all that Paladin-ish. It's quite...ugly.

I've started to get terribly lazy again, what with there being no upgrades for me from heroic badges and not having the time for any raid that's not OS 25 that drops Valor marks. But that's fine, it's not like there's any real monstrosity I can face right now. Bellwether hasn't even made it to Yogg-Saron and she's been trying her little sappy heart out. I'll have to keep jousting scourge for whatever unknown and perverse reason, and just wait til I can smack Arthas in the skull with whatever blade I happen to wielding at the time.

I swear to the Light if I'm in a pansy healing kilt when I face Arthas I'll die of embarrassment.

4 comments:

Kayeri said...

Hee, I've been wondering what Bellbell was doing lately! and yes, I'd hope she'd back in her Ret kit and mashing bad guy faces! :)

fallingleavesandwings said...

Grats Bell! That is fantastic =)

Kayeri said...

Bell, been thinking over your issue of the guild leadership judging on straight meters only... and part of that is the limitations inherent in Recount... It only stores data for the prior 4-5 fights then it all drops off...

Very few raids are going to come to a screeching halt after a boss fight to carefully review the recount data, and that kind of analysis isnt easy to do on the fly. If Recount had the ability to retain the data longer, on boss fights at least, the guild leadership could review it after that raid, and not just the last few fights that got saved.

So part of the issue is the raid environment (constantly moving) and the other is the limitations in Recount itself. Otherwise,I hope you are still doing well!

Bell said...

@Kayeri - the third part of the series will address those limitations, actually, and how to read them quickly. I did it all the time. >.>