Archive for May, 2011
So, there have been a series of events that have led to my conclusion that my internet is out to get me.
First, it was going randomly offline every few minutes, only staying up for less than a minute on average.
Second, once we got it working again, the antenna on the roof broke. No internet.
Third, when THAT was fixed, there were heaps of thunderstorms that somehow messed up my wireless internet.
So, now that there have been three, hopefully it will stay up.
So, I felt I needed to give you all a semi-decent reason as to why it’s taking me so long to post. Ideally, I want to post each day. My crappy internet, however, simply LOL’d and said ‘not gonna happen!’
I’m currently testing a new wireless internet system that’s never been used in this area before. Basically, I get it for free, and I simply report every time it throws the towel in. Dumb thing does it every other day though, so I’m not too impressed with it.
But hey, free internet.
At your side, milady!
Everyone has a favourite rez macro that they use, or that brings a smile or giggle when they see it on the screen. For many, they are the ones with an ‘answer’ that the rezzee (<—-is this a word?) can reply with to the rezzer. Some popular ones are:
“Arise, my champion!””At your side, milady” (From Whitemane and Mograine repectively, from SM:Cath)
“%t, dead?! Inconcievable!” “I do not believe that word means what you think it means.” (From the Princess Bride) (The %t is a placeholder for the target’s name. Used in macros.)
Many others make references to classic books, movies, songs, webcomics etc without the need for a reply, Such as:
“Arise, chicken. Arise.”
“It’s just a flesh wound.”
But my personal favourites aren’t the ever-popular ones with mildly subverted sexual references, nor the ones that are boring and/or overdone. The ones I love are the ones that get the message across, “Okay, I’m getting a rez, sweet”, but also being hilarious to a few people. My current one is a ST:TNG reference:
“Shaka, when the walls fell. Rezzing %t.”
The phrase – “Shaka, when the walls fell” – is used as a metaphor to ‘failure’, either on the behalf of the target, the rezzer, or someone/something else. But if you run with a TNG fan, they will often reply with “Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra”, another quote from the same episode meant as a metaphor to ‘fight a common enemy’, which is essentially what you are doing in a dungeon anyway.
Food for thought.
Today, little Lyrra ventured forth once more into the darkest of places in hope of bringing Light and justice to the oppressed, and swift vengance to the merciless scum that dwelt in such places.
In other words, I decided to try the LFD tool again.
Ah, LFD. Let me count the ways.
Firstly, you placed me into a beautiful Scarlet Monastry – Cathedral run. Beauty! I thought to myself. I know this place! This is awesome! But no, it was only to get my hopes up, wasn’t it? Because not only did the DPS decide I was ‘too slow’ and pulled ‘for me’, but then they swore at me when I didn’t taunt off them to let them die.
Secondly, our healer was very skilled, with great gear. But everytime she came under attack, she stopped healing me (the tank) to heal herself. I taunted off her within a few seconds, but until she was at 100% health, nobody else got any heals.
Thirdly, when we entered the actual cathedral part, there are mobs all down the sides, and the boss in the middle. Usually, once you clear the front, you head to the left and right of the platform before pulling Mograine. But no. As I ran to the right to continue clearing (and hoping the undead guy dropped my boots) I see the mage say in party chat: “Don’t pull the bo…” That is exactly what s/he typed. I then saw Mograine’s ohmigoshdidyouseriouslyjusthitmewtfnoob enter battle mode yell, and saw the mobs we hadn’t yet cleared run towards the kitty druid who had spent half the instance in bear form. Naturally it was a wipe.
But just to stick a little knife in and turn it, when I asked the stupid question, “Why did you pull the boss?” The answer I got? “i didnt pull u did”
…WHAT?! “I pulled the boss? From the other side of the room? And somehow MD’d him so he’d smack you in the face instead of me?”
The mage said, “I’m sorry guys, but this isn’t going to work out.” And dropped group. I did the same.
It was no use trying to finish, not only because I wanted to choke the druid through the internets Vader style, but also because an early pull+wipe combo almost always bugs out Mograine.
Sometimes PuG groups amaze me, but other times they make me want to cry/scream/kill. Why druid? Why go bear form? If you wanted to tank, why queue as dps? Tank queues are a shitload faster. And rogue, why did you also pull things? You don’t even have a tank mode.
Maybe I just don’t get people =/