Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Moving on up...

to the eastside!!!

Actually no. I am moving to Wordpress.

Save your fork, there's pie at

I just couldn't get blogger to look like I wanted and I liked how some of the other blogs from wordpress looked, so I decided to give into the darkside.

The new site is still under construction. I have off next week so I'll be working through it making it look like home.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Why drops always happen in your offspec

Last night a group of my guildmates and I attacked ZF. Yes, there are quite a few upgrades for a prot pally in ZF.

Too bad I got all ret stuff.

I was DPS as prot pally. That is not good. Okay we were fine. One of the nasty pulls in we had a runner and pulled too many, both I and the tank got petrified and the healer died and well...dead.

We pulled too many on the Hydromancer pull and I switched to sword and board and we powered through about 15 mobs, at once.

So, for the next couple levels I get to live in ZF. It's nice this time of year, just warm enough to keep the plate armor from freezing.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Wizard's First Rule

Warning this post is mostly about life. But I am sure some of these people play fact most of them play DPS classes in WOW.

Yeah..I recognize my highest character is a DPS class...and one that most folks find to be played by idiots.

Oh..for those of you who have never read the Sword of Truth series.

Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid.

Or as K said:

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow."

For those of you who don't know, I work in customer service. I have heard/met all types of people. A person may be smart but once on the phone with a company they do business with they can turn ugly, mean and incredibly dumb.

For example:

Me: "Thank you for calling this is how may I help you?" (Sadly for 20 years of my life, this phrase has been uttered in most every conversation I've had with a customer...heck I've even answered my personal phone that way on occasion.)
Customer: (speaking rapidly or slowly or angerly or whatever) "Yeah I have a problem, something is wrong, blah blah blah." (okay numnuts, I just gave you my name, how about we start with Hi, Hello, Howdy, and maybe your name?)

Me: "Can I get your account number, please?"
Customer: "uh..hold on I don't have it memorized, or with me, or I am in the car and I can't be bothered to look it up." ( did you call a company and not know your account number, sadly I've done this myself, no I had my account number but by the time they answered I had set the paper with it down)

At my current job we have to verify who we are talking with, and we can do so with the last 4 digits of their SSN.

Me: "Could I get you to verify the last four digits of your SSN, please?"
Customer: "hold on, I need to find it, I don't have it memorized." (TBH, this comes from older folks normally, but still. How hard is it to memorize the number 25? /rimshot)

Okay little WOW tanking rant:

Normally, I explain to groups I am tanking for, that a paladin doesn't have a charge and needs a few moments of time to get aggro and positioning. Usually I say, "Hey DPS, count to five before you unload on the mobs. I have a simple rule, you pull it, you buy it." I exclude the healer from this as if they pull aggro, that's my fault.

Apparently counting to 5 is serious business...and is hard. I've had Lightening Bolts hit the target mob at the same time I got there. I've had DPS open with everything they had on the opening move. I've had ret pallies dropping consecrate to compete with me for aggro. Also, apparently downloading Omen is hard too. /facepalm

Oh and by the way, for those keeping track. Gert is now level 42. Uldaman is a cake walk. All guild run by folks who are BT cleared raiders and me. Fury warrior, Feral Druid, Resto Druid, Prot pally and me. The other pally was tanking. I was wielding two handers cuz I am just that good. ;)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ding 40 A clean Plate is a Happy Plate

Saturday Night I dinged to 40, put on all the Plate armor I have gathered over the past few weeks and strutted my stuff.

Okay not really strutted, but you know what I mean.

I am a I sorta sashayed. kinda.

I shoulda picked a female model though.

Well, I am lacking a couple of plate upgrades, but again gear switches to a new type of gear are not new to me, coming from Hunter's ability to move to mail.

Sometimes it's not worth the upgrade. But, there is a chest piece in RFD that is way worth the upgrade and it drops from the first boss.

So I decided to go get it.


4 deaths..or was it 5. I cleared the room and banged the gong.

First wave of 10 spiders no problems. 2nd wave, also no problems. Sit, drink, rebuff, wait for bubble to end cooldown.

Bang gong.

And the big boss walked right by me. Some circuit it seems he does, and when I caught him I ended up with a add of one of those boar PATs.

I died. Run back, boss is still there and I take him down. He's less hard than the pulls you have to do.

Seriously I could 2 man RFD, with a Feral Druid or even a Resto druid for sure. Any type of healer would work.

Oh and the cape dropped. Still a nice cape.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Aggro? What do you mean I shouldn't pull aggro?

Last night Gert dinged to 35, I was questing in Arathi Highlands, realizing how much fun being a prot pally truly is.

Adds? heh I relish adds.

In fact, let me grab that mob and that mob and yeah sure that mob over there. Lay down consecrate for some front loaded damage and make sure no one comes along and steals my precious mobs.

Oh you run and get more mobs..niiiiiccccceee

I am working on getting the ability to switch mobs, Bring up Seal of Justice, Judge and move to the next. Big change from the focus fire pattern of Huntering.

I got the three heads from the Darybie Farm and headed back to UC to turn in the quest. I entered LFG to try to see if I could run some more SM. Yeah, I'd like the pants and chest from the Scarlet Armor set. And Herod's Shoulder. And Ravager just for giggles.

Finally get a group together. Resto shaman, Feral Druid, Ret Pally and Enhance Shaman. 2 pulls into Armory and the Resto Shaman has to leave group due to buying gold. Freakin nub.

The Feral druid switches to healing when needed.

And the ret pally and enh shaman try to see how many mobs they can pull off me.

I have more health.

I have more armor.

I am a prot pally.

They did not understand that I needed to be the ones the mobs hit.

I marked pulls, they attacked X.

The ret pally kept dropping consecrate. And not giving out blessings. And kept ret aura up.

And wondered why he didn't have BoK.


The druid was good. I'd be happy to run with her again.

Herod dropped his helm, which I have.

Lvl 35 Prot Pally LFG......

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Which way do I go?

Gert is level 34. I really want to keep running SM until I get enough levels to run some RFD, then move to Uldaman, etc.

But this is slow going, getting a group together is hard work.

Prot Pally looking for group for SM just isn't cutting it.

Ya know I've never done RFD...heh.

WTB a whole bunch of undead mobs.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tanking, yeah I can do that!

Last week, I gained enough honor and marks to get the stuff I wanted for Gert. I decided to pick up the plate stuff for 40, since I plan on leveling quickly and my stuff is pretty good as of right now.

I am running FTP through the Barrens to pick up the last of his PvP rewards and someone whispers me to see if I will do RFK. I tell them I would rather do RFK on my pally. They could use a "tank" and I log over to Gert.

Tanking RFK is a matter of trying to get as many as the mobs as possible to focus on you. Priest healed, enh Shaman, Fury Warrior and a hunter. Well...we didn't lack for DPS. I ended up tanking everything with my two-handed axe.

The hunter left and we got a higher level rogue to come in, did a quick run through SM-GY. This time I actually tanked most of the instance. The rogue left and a guildmate brought his rogue in for a run through SM-Library. Tanking not a problem, but we did have a couple deaths....but No wipes.

Afterward, I spoke with the guild's pally tanks and respecced to Prot. I swapped my 18 stam enchant for a Mithril Shield spike (mostly to help leveling) and tonight I hope to tank SM again. At close to 33, I might be able, with a good group, to get into Armory.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Long time no blog

I've been busy with work and yard work and trying to stay cool...


I can't Plurk much anymore because I can't use the internet at work unless on break or lunch.

I have pretty much relegated Halkale to farming gold and earning a bit of honor in the dailies and maybe an AV or AB weekend.

I am going to focus on Gertbfrobe as my main for a while. At least until Wrath. The hunter changes make me excited. So do the pally changes. Not sure what I am going to do with Forthepie. FTP is cool to play but not sure on the changes to them in Wrath.

So I need about 250 honor and some AB marks to settle Gert's trinkets and some things that won't upgrade for about 10 levels. Then, I am going to maybe respec to prot and start running instances as a tank.

Well Equipped Pally tank LFG for RFK and such!

Although I will miss Seal of Command. OMG!!! that rocks in PvP.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

WTB Shoulders and Legs of the Blue rarity

So FTP is at 26, trying to get my last bit of armor upgrades before I make the final push to 29.

I want: Troll's Bane Leggings Watchman's Pauldrons

None on AH. I used Halk to do a full clear of SM, no blue drops except the BOP from the bosses.

Apparently the of the Eagle pants I had attahed clefthide armor kit to disappeared, probably vendored them on accident. /flails

I need to beg someone to run me through the Raptor Mastery quests in STV to get the chest from the end.

I am not going to go all out on the enchants, probably stam on the shield and the other areas I can get them. (i have plenty mats for level 35+ enchants) speed on my boots and some more strength.

I have used, mostly, the equipment I had for my time at 19. A few quest rewards were upgrades or really good deals on stuff in the 20's. I'll probably keep my gear through mid 30's and will start to upgrade into mail. I may not stop at 39 but press to 49 to gather more honor and marks.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Battlegrounding in the 10-19 bracket is...meh

I have 1399 HP, don't really use elixirs or food buffs. It's just a waste in my mind.

I really should have had someone run me through deadmines before I got to close to leveling. that Axe from Smite would have rocked so hard.

So I use a staff, it's not as sexy, but it's a good staff. Currently I am 8-3 in WSG. I am seriously considering getting a few more marks and heading to 29.