Archive for March, 2011

The Entitled Tank

March 31, 2011 Leave a comment

So I’d like to think that I’m not a complete jackass in LFD.  I have a simplistic collection of expectations of other players.  The healer will keep me alive, the DPS will attack my target and CC the mobs I give them.  In return, I’ll make sure mobs stay off them, bosses don’t own them, and all in all keep up the pace for a fairly quick clear.

So why on earth do I get people who fail at even basic game mechanics?

I admit–when I zone in after my 2 seconds in queue, I’m ready to roll.  Flask up (alchemist), buff Kings on everyone, say hello, and away we go.  I do watch mana before charging in, but usually the healer’s a guild mate, so I’m not stressing.

If you’re not in the instance by the time I complete the first pull, I will vote kick you.  I’m not going to stand around and wait for you to finish your quest, gank that Alliance, whatever you may be doing.  I want to get through the instance as fast as possible, and with the new instances, it’s sometimes not possible to chain pull, which is my favorite way to run.

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Categories: Fail, Paladin, Warcraft

Why am I Cursed with PCs!?!?

March 31, 2011 Leave a comment

I’m not quite sure what I’ve ever done to offend the computer gods.  Maybe it was the belief that for the first time in YEARS I wouldn’t have to do a new build every 9 months.  The 9-month mark crept by, and my PC was still plugging away in all it’s glory (which, for the amount of money I spent on it, it had better be).  I even was thinking yesterday about “wow, we’re approaching the 1 year mark and it’s still going strong.  I love this PC!”  And honestly, I think FedEx loves me when they don’t have to deliver heavy stuff to my house on a monthly basis (though the next time I’ll have stuff shipped to my office, those guys are used to hauling around routers and stuff). Read more…

Categories: Fail, Technology