Tag Archives: deadmines

#mageproblems

Once upon a time, whenever you went into a dungeon where you had to look human (i.e., the Escape from Durnholde), what you wound up looking like was based off your character’s present features.  It was always neat to see how your choices changed your “human” self.  Take, for example, Ailabeth.  Her “human” form is in fact remarkably like how I picture her before she became Forsaken.
Ailabeth as a Human

Ailabeth as a Human
According to the Escape from Durnholde.
Should that be DARNholde? Maybe.

But ever since The Patch before Pandaria, all women have the same hairstyle in black and the same face with blue eyes.  It’s perhaps worse for the guys, since every last one of ’em is bald and bearded.  I did, however, just notice this while running The Culling of Stratholme on Centina:

#mageproblems

#mageproblems

My mirror images are mirroring a past self!

In other news, it appears that even non-mages can have moments of arcane brilliance when it comes to other languages:

Ripsnarl's Bilingual

I Guess Being a Worgen IS a Curse
It enables Ripsnarl to speak Demonic! Who knew?

 

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Mana Management is Bullsheeyit

'tis but a scratch

’tis but a scratch
I’ve had worse.

After a brief stint running around Azshara, blasting basilisks and ecoterrorists I mean, night elves, Ebixxie was ready for to queue for dungeons as a Shadow priest.

Ragefire Chasm was up first, but while the group got Tagaraman the Hungerer or whatever his name is, they didn’t finish the rest of the quests/clear the dungeon because the tank inexplicably jumped into the lava and dropped the party.  The tank definitely did not fall into the lava by accident.  No, the tank made an actual effort to jump into it.  Ebixxie wasn’t sure why.  Nobody died, she herself made a concerted effort not to be a jackass, and the huntard wasn’t too huntarded.  For a bunch of level 15s, it could’ve been a hell of a lot worse!

Oh well.  Upon requeue, she ended up in her first Deadmines Jr. run, which they did actually complete.  So far, here’s how I feel about Shadow:

  1. Purple sparkly orb things!  Yay!
  2. Mind Flay makes me think Bobby Flay, but with more evil and less dinner.
  3. Oh, my GAWD, her mana!  Where is it?  Where did it go?

Ebixxie is like a black hole, endlessly sucking mana into a void whence it never returns.  The healer was practically prancing around with a full mana pool 24/7, while Ebixxie was clawing for any Ice Cold Milk she could find on the corpses and just about sobbing for an opportunity to actually drink it.  (Since you’re not responsible for their health, nobody cares about your mana, Ebixxie.  Suck it up and punch some sheeyit.)  That healer and his damned pretty mana pool only took a break for mana once, and of course he was up and running before Ebixxie was ready!  He only had to regen half while my poor girl was trying to start from zero.

It’s not like she’s some prolifigate mana waster!  She casts Shadow Word: Pain once at the start, does some Mind Flaying until she gets the three orbs, and then she lets rip a Mind Blast, rinse, repeat.  It seems like a fairly responsible use of a limited resource.  But it doesn’t matter!  Her MP just drops and drops and drops, and it never comes back unless by some miracle the tank goes AFK and she has more than ten seconds to sit and take a drink.  Ebixxie needs a drink drink.  Maybe a Sulfuron Slammer …

I just wanna be shadowy and evil and stuff.  Right now I’m more like a faint shadow on a cloudy day, or maybe the nonshadow of noon.  I want to be the horribly stark, unflattering shadow you get when you use the camera flash.  Why is evil so hard?

Oh Sheeyit Screenshots: The Mind is Lost Edition

The Story of My Life

The Story of My Life
The best laid plans of goblins and mammoths oft go awry.

Caliverne Isn't Sure How He Feels About This

Caliverne Isn’t Sure How He Feels About This
Normally Thermalix is half his size.

Mysterious Floating Vrykul

Mysterious Floating Vrykul
She doesn’t do this Drakkensyrd harpoon crap.

Duck Duck Goose

Duck Duck Goose
I propose we start playing
“Dwarf Dwarf Gnome”

How to Survive in Heroics, Part 1

How to Survive in Heroics, Part 1

How to Survive in Heroics, Part 2

How to Survive in Heroics, Part 2
Just an FYI

Not So Heroic Leap

Not So Heroic Leap
As they say, it’s not the fall that kills you.
It’s the sudden impact at the end.