Archive for Ranting

Someone toss me an Innervate.

Posted in Guild Admin, Raid Night, WoW with tags , , , on December 23, 2011 by Sindanda

We didn’t kill Zon’ozz last night.  I’m…upset to say the least.  I lost sleep over it.  My bff who is a casual player reminded me today that I need to remember sometimes, it really is just a game.  Continue reading

A buff is a buff. Or is it?

Posted in Healing, WoW with tags , , , , on December 6, 2011 by Sindanda

I’ve been a shaman for a long time.  I’m so used to bringing some sort of unique buff to the raid.  I was very disheartened when the “Bring the player, not the class” philosophy was implemented, and essentially decimated our versatility and unique buffs.  I feel it’s a lot of the reason that shamans are low man on the totem pole in pretty much all specs right now. 

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The flaming road we walk

Posted in WoW with tags on September 23, 2011 by Sindanda

I’ve found myself more and more, willing to sub out for fights.  There’s just very little for me, in terms of experience and gear I want.  A similar situation happened to me in Tier 6 content.  I was in a bleeding edge raiding guild, and we conquored Illidan, finally.  It was a tremendous feeling.  But then I noticed something.  I didn’t really have the desire to play, the drive that there once was to be better and get fights done in more innovative ways just sort of evaporated.  I had all the gear that I could have wanted.  The best that the game could offer for two specs.  Ultimately I ended up disposing of the druid and quitting the game for a while.  I guess I could sort of equate it to trying to catch a greased pig.  It’s not catching the pig that’s fun, it’s the chasing him, it’s the experience in catching him that’s what you’re in it for.  Shit if I wanted a greased pig I’d buy one that was already caught and grease it myself.

Been a while

Posted in WoW with tags , , on August 29, 2011 by Sindanda

I’ve been almost as busy as an ele trying to keep Searing totem on the right target.  Jeez.  Apparently new babies are lots of work?  Who knew.

We finally took 6/7 with Beth.  Really not sure why it was so difficult for us, but we made it through.  If you ever asked me “What’s your favorite add control dependent fight?”  I would have to say none of them.  I could go on for a while about why, about what exactly it is that makes it so terrible as a design, but I won’t.  I’ll just leave it at I don’t like them.

So yes, my nightmare has come true, and we’re facing down Heroic Ragnaros.  I’m not even sure where to begin expounding on the fear that this strikes in my heart of hearts.  We didn’t try him on the first or second lockout of being 6/7.  Our GM is concerned about healer gear.  I’m concerned about everyone’s gear.  We’ll probably begin attempts this week, at least to test the waters.

In other news, I’m an Officer now.  And I’m mainly in charge of recruitment.  And I’m recruiting for a second group.  It’s an enormous amount of work.  For two days all I did was talk to people in game and over voice chat, running trials in 5 mans.  It’s pretty crazy, but I’m happy to stay busy, and contribute to the guild.  I think that continually striving for higher plateaus of play is what separates guilds that fail and guilds that stay strong, especially through expansions.  I’ve always been attracted to recruitment for some reason.  Maybe I’m destined for a career in HR, but it’s one of my favorite administrative activities.

In regards to Group two, here’s our current darling main tank!

She'll eat your heart

Cute?  Yes.  But she’ll eat your heart right out of your chest.

Totems on the ceiling!

Posted in Healing, WoW with tags , , , on July 30, 2011 by Sindanda

I recently became the proud owner of a brand new Sho’Ravon, and as I was looking at it, I started thinking about stats. There’s no definitive best stat for us.  Some people find this exceedingly frustrating,  find it refreshing and liberating. Continue reading

Hello, my name is totem.

Posted in Healing, WoW with tags , , , on July 29, 2011 by Sindanda

1. What is the name, class, and spec of your primary healer?

Sindanda, Restoration Shaman

2. What is your primary group healing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans)

10-man Heroic mode raiding.

3. What is your favorite healing spell for your class and why?

Shamans have an impressive array of spells at their disposal, all of which have a specific and (I believe) clearly defined purpose.  Continue reading