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Friend and Foe


Dailies can be a bitch, especially when you are killing 14 ghosts, 12 spiders, 12 leftovers and collecting the odd femur and plank of wood. The mini bosses should be easy…

Problim, no problem!

But it never hurts to lend a hand to a toon in need, especially one unfortunate enough to be in an area heavily farmed up until moments before, so now respawning madly even though everyone has gone.

I don’t know about you, but when I am doing my “kill a kazillion insert-name-here” quests, I throw blind party invites out left right and centre.

Things have changed since LFG interface, a blind invite is useful 99% of the time.

I figure that if I can get these sometimes painful tasks over in 1/2 or 1/3 of the time, that is more time for fishing.

If I end a fight with a spare Hotstreak, I’m more than happy to launch it at the nearest mob, even if it is already tagged.

Alliance I invite, Horde I try to beat to the tag, but is shames me to say, I will help a Hordie out with a little extra DPS from time to time (especially if it’s a mob that needs to die before it will respawn).

I was hunting First Lieutenant Connor in Tol’Barad Peninsula the other day when I came across a Tauren Boomkin Druid by the name of Woodpaw (more…)

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Regaining the love of a wipe


Maybe not so much in a PuG, but certainly from within the safety of a guild or friend group.

It’s not something I have experienced in a while, appreciating a wipe, but Cataclysm has brought that back to the game.

Whether it’s in a raid due to inexperience, raid composition or even complete personal stuff up (admit it we all have them, that’s why the dance is so beautiful when we all move in step with no toes trodden).

Heroic Wipes

Heroic instances likewise have wipes of joy, those damn chains in Blackrock caverns are the source of much wipe mirth. (Did you know you can blink with the chain attached, this getting out of range of the AoE 1st, destroying the chain 2nd… Just destroy that chain).

Normal Wipes

Even wipes in normals are a joyous occasion under the right circumstances. One of the things I am loving about Streakers is that they are more than happy to lower themselves to run the young 80’s and freshly minted 85’s through normals. A lot of fun can be had putting fresh tanks and healers through their paces.

Raiding Wipes

Getting the same 10 people together night after night, week after week can be a challenge, so you have to love a raid wipes, you just have to, or you wouldn’t do it. To many ranged, not enough ranged… what we need tanks? Then there are the mechanics, even when understood they aren’t mastered, but as a lover of wipes raiding is fun.

What about Rated Battlegrounds?

Ohhh wipefest!

We finally got a group together to try out the punishment that is Rated BGs.

It only took 2 weeks and 2 hours to get a team together.

Once again those wonderful folk at Streakers, PvP lovers and shunners alike. The team we went in with was basically 100% of the online guildies, many that didn’t want to PvP, but gave it a shot purely to allow us to get the required 10 warm bodies.

I /salute you all (more…)

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