Melting Druid

It’s no fun when you get home from work, have about 15 minutes to get a stream set up and ready for raid, then discover your AC isn’t actually working and it’s about 10 degrees hotter than what it should be in your house.

And for it to continue not working all during raid as you are making attempt after attempt on KJ.

That’s a dying druid. In more ways than one.

AC should be fixed sometime this summer when they finally get the heating and cooling company to come out and redo the duct work.  Some day.  No biggie. I know my friends across the pond are having a worse time of it than I.  Stay hydrated everyone.

As for TOS, make sure when you go in there, you check out the scenery.  Night one, we went 6/9 on normal.  We hit Maiden about 10-15 minutes before our stop time and our mechanics were a tad off.  Going back in last night to try to finish it up though, it too a few tries, but we got our movement down a bit better.

1: make sure your fel and light groups are standing on their respective tanks

2: rotate the infusion swaps the same way each time, as in move around the boss to your left, so you’re not crossing each other

3: When you have the bomb, jump in the hole at the halfway mark, not the 2 seconds left mark, to keep from killing yourself with fall damage.

4: Move as a group to the boss when she’s doing her shield so you can collect the bubbles together.  One person running ahead can screw the entire side out of a decent buff to their damage and healing.  Not cool.

Once you get that down a bit better, it’s not too shabby.  Granted, those might change in Heroic and Above, but for now, that worked much better once everyone was working together properly.

Fallen Avatar wasn’t too bad either.  Making sure the add is moved in a timely fashion to get to the where the next beam will be needs some work and better coordination.

But KJ.  Man, he’s a jerk.  He hits the tanks like a freight train.  Trying not to soak more than one Armageddon at a time so the debuff doesn’t kill you or piss your healers off gets dicey during the first intermission where it comes more frequently.

Getting through intermission 2 into phase 3 happened a few times, but not enough to be completely successful.  Oddly, it seems phase 3 was a heck of a lot easier than the first two though.

I suspect he’ll go down next week if we don’t go back in Monday and finish the job.

All in all, it’s a pretty neat raid so far.  Druid approved!

The day I called my raid leader ugly

Jargon.  A noun.  Meaning: the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group sports jargon

I usually think about jargon when it comes to tech.  Most things that people who are really good with computers and such say goes right over my head.

No matter your profession though, we all have some type of Jargon we’re versed in.

Talking about the stations I listen to and have worked for over the years, when it comes to their actual formats and programming, I lose my parents when I start spouting off CHR, AC, Hot AC, etc.  They can’t follow that.  But since I’ve been around it for 12+ years, it’s second nature to me.

And it gets me in trouble.

If you didn’t catch it on stream, or here, I’m a voice artist.  I talk for a living.  A lot.  And I work a bit in radio.  Hence the format jargon above.

And this wonderful little gem from the other day.

Our raid leader, Co-GM of Warcraftier, and also fellow streamer Serickson/Serbear finally got a webcam!  Since he knows about what I do out of game (see the above) he had me check out his stream a bit to work on some of the audio levels.

I gave him some advice.  Told him to ditch the webcam mic.  And we checked back a couple days later to see where the levels were while using a different mic.  Was the balance there with the music in the background, Discord, his mic, etc.

And me…firmly situated in my audio nerd zone pops back on my mic, telling him how much better it sounds.  It all sounds great, but he could stand to be hotter.

To which Discord goes silent.

Yeah.

In my audio nerd zone, of course I’m talking about his Microphone.  The levels need to be higher for his voice to be on the same level as Discord voices.  Hotter in this case is referring to the sensitivity of the microphone.

But they don’t know that.

Very seriously I was asked if I was telling Ser that he’s ugly.

And now we have a mortified Druid.

He was a pretty good sport about it.  Still funny though.  And mortifying.  But funny.

Stubborn Druid

WoWScrnShot_061117_122540Warcraftier had an awesome week of achievements in Nighthold.  Between Heroic and Normal, I think we got all but the final Spellblade one since you have to kite and kill her in three areas.  All that’s left is the shattered walkway for that annihilate screaming wench.

I took the hunter in for a test run and she really is a hell of a lot of fun to play.  I’ve technically been playing her all weekend trying to get the class mount, working on rep, and trying to finish out Suramar.

The class mount quest line was pretty amazing.  I’m kicking myself for not streaming it or having it recorded.  (Sorry guys.  Epic fail on my part.)  Loved running around in the dark in the hunting grounds stalking and shooting the spirits.  And of course, I love my Wolfhawk.

WoWScrnShot_061017_125255But I’m stubborn.  And I don’t want to jump ship on my Druid just yet.  While I’m not convinced that the changes in 7.2.5 will help in the least, I do enjoy the challenge of playing her.  The hunter is great to relax on.  Send in the pets and just aim and shoot.  Sure there’s a bit more to it, but I’m successfully soloing elites on the Broken shore with her thanks to her pets and just standing back.  (Another good reason why Druids are still broken compared to other specs.)

But like I said.  I’m stubborn and I enjoy the challenge.

And I’m not ready to give up on her yet.

Roles and Lore

And then suddenly the influx of druids we had are now….

 

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… hunters?  What the?

Not really sure what’s going on now.  Not sure if all druids decided to switch or not, but Tuesday’s raid only had one druid in it…Serbear.  As a boomie.  Not a bear.  The heck?

Awesome news, I’ll be joining fellow GirlStreamer emixpemix on her stream as a guest on Saturday.  You might recognize her from hanging out in chat during my midday stream.  She’s across the pond and on Saturdays, usually right after my stream, she’s streaming and talking about the Warcraft lore.

The story is a big part of what hooked me to World of Warcraft in the first place and I used to be well versed in it.  I’m a tad rusty, but I’m really looking forward to this stream.  I’ll admit that this weekend’s topic, The War of the Ancients, isn’t one that I know a great deal about, but I’ve noticed, there’s a lot of current Legion content that deals with that event.  (Have you caught it?)

I hope you’ll join us!  3pm CST (10pm Em’s time!) on emixpemix’s channel.

RP Spotlight: Donations for the Front

Over on the Cenarion Circle/Sisters of Elune forums this week, there’s an Open RP going for both Horde and Alliance.  (Open meaning feel free to jump in and contribute.

Donations for the Front-Derscha-Cenarion Circle

A great idea, Derscha!  Click here to check out everyone’s contributions or contribute as well.