MV tonight, it was brought to my attention that Khaotic hasn’t logged in for 6 days. The last few days I was noticing this but kept forgetting to check on his status. He has still not replaced his normal staff, the spirit ring, and appears to have not done any dungeons to pick up gear improvements either. Then tonight he did not show for raid at all, so he’ll be replaced. I told Silly if needed I’d tell Khaotic all this myself since I started this crap in the first place.
The only thing I sort of wanted was a hit belt but I’m not sure what even happened to it. It kind of bugs me that plate healing classes have to roll against no one when their gear drops but most people have at least 1 to 2 others they have to roll against and drop down the loot list more. I honestly don’t get the loot list anyway. I mean it’s like a roll system but with priority, which I dunno, I guess that’s ok.
We got the first three bosses down in MV the last two days but wiped a lot on Elegon. The fight is a pain and much much harder than the first three. I almost want to go back to disc for that fight.
On the spiritbinder guy, sigh. I really … yeah. I don’t exactly mind when people suggest alternate ways to do a fight, but it seems Dor likes to suggest things that center on ignoring important mechanics. On Garajal it’s necessary for the healers to take turns going into the totem, both to heal up the dps in there so they can get back out (they can’t unless they are healed up) and to get a massive spirit regen for the healer. You cannot go in if you have the voodoo doll on you though.
My Vuhdo frames show me who has the doll so if I see he has it, I just go to the totem, I don’t need to be told. I don’t know what interface he is using but he suggested that every time a totem is out we both stand in it because whoever is dolled can’t go in anyway. The problem with that though, is the one time it was my turn to go in, he also ran in, and got pulled in. He was pulled in 3x in a row so I was outside the entire time doing all that healing and was nearly OOM at the end. This is why we have to take turns and not just ignored mechanics because someone has a problem with taking turns. I mentioned this at the end too. We had a similar thing happen back on heroic Hagara.
Ran a random and got Scholo after the raid with a full group trying to get Khaotic a better weapon, since he was still using a 450. On the plus side though, Price of Progress dropped and I got it.
In other news Relentless won’t be raiding until the end of the month, and apparently Nytok is going to heal them. Scuba mentioned it so I Pm’d him, a little in surprise. He said he was going to raid with them during the week. Interesting.
Random rant for the day, people who play A LOT of alts in a rather serious fashion.
It’s nice when you are raiding with the same person and characters all the time for a number of reasons, but one of the perks is, when they win gear, you know they don’t need that piece again. So if it’s say, your glove tier token and they win it, you know the next one is yours (assuming no one else is on the token blah blah). But sometimes when a person has a character fully geared up, they don’t want to raid on that one any more. They want to bring another char of theirs that needs gear, so they are forever bringing something that NEEDS gear. That’s why I’d often say “I don’t need anything” when joining raids. I am bringing my skills and gear and not taking anything from anyone. Some people just like to be constantly on the take.
Anyway we raided last night and one shot the first two bosses. One shot! I was slightly miffed though, the gloves that Duriel got last time, dropped again. They should have just gone to me by default, but the new mage also wanted them. So when the spirit ring dropped off Feng, even though I rolled highest, I couldn’t get it. I think I only dropped 3 spots on the loot list, but still.
Spent a lot of time staring at the healing meters, and the pallies healing just feels wrong. Looks wrong. I don’t know. People have said he has poor reaction time and stuff too. Most of the fights are two healable, I’ve been told, and I’d much rather do it with Tree, the druid.