I joined a guild called Molten Core Swim Team a while back after running into that druid, but haven’t really done anything with them yet. I decided to heal some bgs as shadow, and I liked it so much I just went healer with most of my points in disc. I always said I was a disc main. I ranked up to Knight LT and picked up some gear so my survivability is better as well.
But MAN. I am doing more bgs in classic than I have in all of Legion and Bfa. It’s FUN! I think I lose the majority of my bgs but I did enough the other day to turn in 3 marks for AV, AB and WSG. WSG was interesting because in the first match, we had a druid FC who literally outran the team the entire time then bitched they were doing it solo. I pointed out I only have 2 legs as a priest and I cannot keep up with them. I could never find where they were because they were constantly running up hills, standing on the roof, etc. I’m not as fast as a druid. Even at one point the druid said “I am coming mid” so I headed to mid to wait, then they screamed no one was reading. It’s like uh I was in mid, and you are in the enemies base. So? I can read, moron.
The next WSG was even worse so I ended up just standing in the GY and afking basically. They were yelling at me saying I was just running mid over and over and dying but it was like duh, I was looking at the dots on the map, riding out to heal them, and would get murdered in mid by like 5 horde with no alliance around over and over. So yeah, I DID die a lot but I’m a healer and I’m trying to get to you guys, but now fuck you all.
Speaking of that, when someone was asking why we weren’t moving forward in AV after we just lost SHGY I commented “I’m a healer I don’t have the brains to move on my own” and someone replied “here here”. For real though, I’m enjoying it. It’s like old times.
I’ve been out of Roll for Blame for a while, but for a long time I thought that more than likely, they were using it to play alts and were playing with another main team. Well Poof reached out to me a good 3-4 weeks after I left and basically confirmed it. They all moved to another guild and were only logging into Roll for quiet time. They asked who caused me to leave which was funny because it was the main 2 but I just said no one but I wanted a more active guild.
I left Roll for Blame today. I was going to anyway but last night I was questing out in Felwood when I ran into a person doing a quest I had failed on before.
It was a druid named Cannibinoids (SmokeRings) who I paired up with and we knocked out 3 different quests, 2 of which were escorts. We ended up trading btags and when I commented that I liked his guild name (and I’ve seen them around a lot), he offered an invite. I didn’t accept that night but this morning I gquit on both characters and left the discord server. Few reasons why:
no one was ever on most of the day
at night only the poofs were on and they just seemed to constantly level alts
The only other regular was Mercuri who raided with other people and otherwise basically never ever talked
The poofs only grouped up if they needed help with something
They didn’t recruit for months
If they did get a new person, they lied about the activity status of the guild
and of course, Miss Poof reminded me a good deal of SylvanSuede. So, yeah.
I was standing in Nethergarde Keep today and just sort of marveling what it would have been like to play this game in 2004 instead of Lineage 2. I mean, WoW is clearly much, MUCH bigger.
In Lineage 2 during the same time, everything really revolved around a town and a zone. The starter zones for orcs, dwarves, light elves, dark elves, and humans. Then you move into the towns of Giran and Gludin. Then off to Dion, Giran, and I think Oren was reachable on release. There were no, sub-towns like WoW. There were towns, and zones around the town.
WoW has the capital cities by race plus lots and LOTS of sub-town areas like Nethergarde Keep, Goldshire, Darkshire, Booty Ball, Lakesire, and on and on.
L2 zones were all more or less the same. Plains areas, a few forests around Oren. Wow has plains, deserts, flats, islands, jungles, dead zones, volcanoes, craters, swamps, you name it. Npcs that do more than just stand there.
I had a lot of fun in L2, related to people I met, but man playing WoW instead back in the day would have really been something.
I put almost all points in shadow but I do miss healing. I did a ZF group last night and we had a druid healer, but the tank would get frightfully low on hp so I would toss some shields. Then on the gauntlet event, the healer died. I was NOT doing that again so I dropped shadowform and kept the tank up. The healer asked for a rez during combat and when I had no mana, so their awareness wasn’t very good. But we got through everything even though I had to drop shadowform to heal a second time, and I got a blue neck piece and staff!
I then went and learned basically all my heals in case that happens again. It’s too bad you don’t get another bar when you turn shadow; I can’t just flip bars like druids can. I forgot so much skills cost to learn. I had around 40g and had 11 at the end of that. Whoops. Good thing my mage can make gold fairly easily.