I’m not the L2P kind of Gnome.
Neither am I the “here’s 10g see me in the morning” kind of Gnome.
I’m the “let me teach you tadpole” kind of Gnome… Generally…
Ultimately I want a healer, but don’t want another Pally, Druid or Priest. So I rolled a Shaman. I tried every Alliance race combination, knowing full well there was no choice in the matter. I tried them twice, three times, then accepted my only “option” was Draenei.
Just for the record, I don’t like the Draenei, particularly male Draenei. It’s not the same feelings of unease I feel then following a human male about, but still I have to zoom right out so I can only see a spec on my screen.
Welcome to my group
I had barely made it paste the intro movie and zoned in when I received a group invite. Against my usually better judgment, I accepted. No real harm in a level 1 toon having company, and it should make the kill 10 rats quests go a bit quicker.
It didn’t take long for me to realize that this guy had no idea… I mean none… Ziltch! To be fair, he did give me an Int buff about 5 minutes after we grouped.
I grabbed my kill 10 rats quests and started killing… While he watched. I was a little disturbed, but it wasn’t like I couldn’t do it myself.
Then he started to laugh at me, cause he could two-shot the level 1 mobs, whereas it would take me 3-4 lightning bolts… and I was meleeing, because I thought it might help if I could hit things.
WTB Mage Skills
He did demonstrate his awesome Magely Fire power, once or twice.
He offered me 50 silver, which is pretty generous, except I have a hotline to a wealthy Gnome, so I politely declined. However I did ask politely for some food and water (not that I needed it).
A few minutes later he responds:
Oh yeah, I can do that. Wait!
At this point I will note that all my chat has been occurring in /p. All his has been in /s. He is also constantly asking me to wait… Not sure why, but I have a suspicion.
Anyway, I run off to hand in my quests with him trotting alone behind. I mention how much I miss Blink on the shaman. His response:
Who is Blink? A mate of yours?
Mmm what’s that noise in the back of my head… Alarm bells!
I ask him if he is new to WoW, but he assures me he isn’t, mentions something about Burning Crusade. I begin to suspect he thinks he isn’t new because he bought both Vanilla and TBC at the same time.
How can you know nothing, at all, about other classes? I can understand not understanding the arcane inner workings of a class, but that Mages have blink…
How can you NOT know that Mages can make FOOD AND WATER?!?
The duel flag… Yep, I am barely level 2, haven’t even trained yet and I have been challenged to a duel.
It’s at this point that I check his toon out in more detail than identifying he is a Mage. Mmmm I’m level 2, he’s level 6…
I decline… He asks, why? I point out the level difference… He says he will let me win. I ask why I would bother when I have more important things to do. He says there’s an achievement.
I thank him for his company (not for the food or water, I never got that) and drop group.
Can you guess what happens then?
Yep he chases me around asking Why? Throwing up duel flags and of course tagging my mobs.
I finally got away from him and continued questing.
He caught up with me when I was doing my Totem quest. The one where you have to kill 4 rumblers. 4 of the 5 rumblers that spawn. 4 of the 3 rumblers left for me to kill because he ran off ahead of me and started slaughtering them.
I don’t think I am the 1st shaman he has chased around doing this to…
Then while the rumblers start to respawn I get a series of duel invites.
Seriously, I started our “relationship” wanting to help the guy. It ended with me wanting to push him out of a boat with a concrete block tied to his ankles. For the record, I’m not talking about his toon… I’m talking about him, the player.
I should have dueled him. I should have dueled him at level 2, then T-bagged him. I should have reported him… I guess the moral of this story is I need to:
PS: Anyone point me at a good Shaman leveling guide… talents, skill use etc…?
PPS: I finally discovered how to get through all the podcasts I want to listen to. X2 speed. Sound is basically the same, but I can now listen to 2 podcasts a day.
Gnomer and Out!
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
http://gnomeaggedon.net/2009/07/16/ you-can-teach-a-draenei-to-fish-or-push-him-out-of-the-boat /