I mentioned a while back that groups go smoother when I heal. For some reason the biggest drama queen always seems to be the healer. I got ripped a new one literally the first time I ever tried to tank Deadmines as a warrior by a healer, and when I’ve been DPS the healer often times is a real catty pain in the ass. You won’t even do anything and they get upset. Now since I heal like 90% of the time if not more, that just doesn’t happen. Well, unless you are REALLY, REALLY bad like, afking fights or something.
Anyway last night I healed a Deadmines on my druid. The mages wiped us twice and I just said “I can’t heal through all of that”. The hunter rage-quit and told me “good luck with that group”. We did nothing for about 15 minutes while the tank got a guildie to fill in and I just worked on a crochet hat while I waited. We finished with not too much trouble.
Healing as a druid at 20 is interesting though. You cast like 3 regrowth and you’re oom. It’s really something. You have to hope rejuv is good for most of the encounter.
On the server I’m on, Pagle, it’s still very much bumping everywhere. Westfall, Redridge, Duskwood, etc. When people are waiting for buffs in Stormwind there are so many people it’s unreal, more than I think I’ve ever seen in town.
It’s like this in every direction!
That being said, druid is weird. I had to do a quest to learn Bear Form, another that had me travel all over the world for Aquatic form, and several quests to learn Cure Poison. ALL BEFORE LEVEL 20!!!
But Cat form? Just hit level 20 and pay the trainer. Weird.
I did not have to do any quests to learn skills on my mage and priest, other than the HIGHEST level water on the mage.
As I’ve written about, I spent a lot of time over the years playing the Punisher/Batman out in the world guarding Alliance zones. I haven’t been able to really do that since Legion when World Defense was removed. But it still exists in classic! I saw some pings in Westfall so I parked my priest out there and oh boy last night was fun. It was a warrior that you’d swear was a bot, running a specific circuit to kill the Alliance quest givers. He never fought back, but he had an Alliance counter part that would talk trying to find out what other Alliance thought of him.
I killed him 3 times myself.
but then I paired with with a shadow priest and we hunted him some more. But that’s not the best part!
After a while we had attracted the attention of more 60’s like a warlock and a rogue, and we kept this warrior stunlocked for a good 10 minutes. We decided he needed to face justice and I shit you not, we feared, MC’d, sapped, stunned that horde from Moonbrook all the way to Stormwind! He kept trying to hearth out and started yelling things, but it was no good because I kept him healed during the other priests MC so we could bring him to justice.
Playing a mage is interesting because people can get portals, food and water from you. Peoples social skills really fail in asking and compensating for these things, let me tell you. Just recently I had…
A nelf ask for a portal to Darn and tipped nothing. I basically gave them like 20s the cost of the rune.
A paladin who wanted water, so grouped with me to find me in the plaguelands. He then ran up and looted the mob I had just killed, taking my loot, then paid me 50 whole silver for 2 stacks of level 55 water. Really the loot thing pissed me off the most even though it was just silver and some cloth. Very rude.
In bgs lately I just summon like 200 waters and say “open trade for water” then I give all healer types 2 stacks. But sometimes people throw up a trade if I’ve said nothing and just sit there. I like to target them, turn towards them and do nothing. I’m not a gumball machine, you can’t just tap me and expect water or food to fall out. The best part is when I say “open trade for water” and have someone throw up a window and ask for food. I’m not summoning FOOD I’m doing WATER.
But the funny thing is, when I offer it for free in bgs, more than half don’t even say thanks. Clearly I do not expect a tip in bgs but at least say thanks. It takes time to summon a bag full of water, like 3 full mana bars which just don’t refill themselves instantly.
Oddly enough all in the same night of the paladin stealing my loot, another paladin found me, asked for 80 waters, and tipped 3g. And said thanks! That’s how you do it!
I was out in Western Plaguelands just grinding mobs. It’s like the old L2 days trying to level or get a drop, only with WoW, you will eventually get a drop. So far I’ve gotten some nice items like a Blue Sapphire which got me around 25g and a Unicorn ring which was another 15 I think. Not bad.
That being said it’s funny to find into people just completely utterly clueless and rude. I was fighting some Scarlet Crusade groups when a hunter comes up to me and asks a question. I’m like mid-fight.
You can see I immediately answered him but before I even finish looting the mob he says “good talk” and BLOCKS me. Like really? You interrupt me killing something and expect an immediate reply and when you don’t, you block the person? GG. And of course it was a HUNTER.