Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Alt Night at AA.

After spending most of my day off (monday) cleaning I logged in to ye olde WOWcraft to find a majority of my players messing around on alts. Some of our regular guests even put a lowbie in the guild. Everyone was paired up and leveling at different levels.

I went and bought the BOA cloth chest piece on my secondary account and hopped on my little priest to try priest healing out again. I wound up in a normal Nexus. Our tank was a ret paladin who was going to attempt to tank with his two hander and dps gear. I asked him where his tank gear was and he left.

We spent about 20 minutes waiting for another tank. I decided to log in my warrior and respec her back to prot. When I was nearly done we got a tank for the Nexus.

We had a little paladin tank, he was wearing defense gear. He said he hadn't seen some of the gear my priest was wearing in a long while. My priest was wearing a spattering of tier 4 and crafted gear with a weapon from the last boss of Karazhan.

I PoM, Renewed, Flash Healed, CoHed my way to victory with little issue.

My warrior was ready to go (sans glyphs). Honestly I was pretty sad when setting up my bars. As I began to put my abilities on my bars I found things to be quite different from the warrior I grew up tanking on. Jumpystomp (thunderclap) and berserker rage were now usable in defensive stance, as was mocking blow. I frowned at ctrl a, s, d.

One of my raiders, a disc priest, has been playing her level 70 Paladin. She wanted to try healing as holy so she grabbed herself a dualspec and we looked around to try and find her some holy gear.

We wound up with a horrible mishmash of cloth, leather, mail, and plate. Much of it was off the AH. We couldn't find a shield so we made an offhand book with inscription. Most crafted Northrend starter gear from professions doesn't have good stuff for holy, our best bet came from moonkin leather gear.

I gave the little healadin my handy paladin macros (judge focus target, cast beacon on focus target last target) and told her how to make Grid's borders change color when beacon is up as an indicator that it's up.

(And here it is:
Version:st3.0.0E; gcd:bofalse; b:nu1; anim1:nu2; g:nu1; optunitn:bofalse; ignoremaj:botrue; stacksLower:nu0; target:bofalse; icon:stInterface\Icons\Ability_Paladin_BeaconofLight; size:nu0.19999998807907; torsion:nu1; r:nu1; y:nu-257; x:nu3; customname:stbeacon of light; groupany:bofalse; isAlive:botrue; timerduration:nu0; unitn:stOnly for raid/group.; bufftype:nu1; stacks:nu0; focus:botrue; raid:bofalse; texture:nu1; alpha:nu0.85000002384186; aurastext:st; symetrie:nu0; owntex:bofalse; isResting:bofalse; duration:nu0; mine:bofalse; multiids:st; inVehicle:bofalse; speed:nu1.8000000715256; anim2:nu4; CurrentMatch:stBeacon of Light; buffname:stBeacon of Light; stacksOperator:st=; realaura:nu1; spec2:botrue; threshold:nu50; exact:bofalse; InactiveDueToState:botrue; textaura:bofalse; sound:nu0; wowtex:bofalse; groupOrSelf:bofalse; customsound:st; combat:botrue; id:nu9; inParty:nu0; HideRequest:bofalse; Active:bofalse; aurastextfont:nu1; CurrentSlot:nu6; inRaid:nu0; tooltipCheck:st; customtex:botrue; stance:nu10; isSecondary:bofalse; thresholdinvert:bofalse; spec1:botrue; Debug:bofalse; beginSpin:bofalse; Showing:bofalse; UseOldAnimations:bofalse; begin:nu2; off:bofalse; party:bofalse; texmode:nu2; inverse:botrue; ismounted:bofalse; targetfriend:bofalse; randomcolor:bofalse; finish:nu1
)

I made a "omg I'm your tank, I haven't played this character since early BC so plx be patient while I learn to play again." macro, two power auras to nag me (you have a full rage bar and omg needs moar sunders) and we were ready to roll.

I sucked a lot as a warrior tank. I was thrashing around trying to figure out where I put the buttons, where was the most convenient place to put my rage dumps and when to weave them.

The priest sent me amusing tells from her microscopic healadin throughout the run. she mentioned missing her group heal buttons. In hindsight, she said she actually had a lot of fun.

I don't know if I'm going to bother to level the warrior and the priest, but it's tempting to do so using the daily normal run for a few triumph badges. Imagine hitting 80 and immediately putting on a piece or two of T9.

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