In what must be some sort of karmic class reversal, I’m leveling a warrior while Cav’s leveling a shaman (or a “totemic warrior,” as he likes to call it). I don’t know, man. I’m the goblin and he’s an orc, though, so I guess there’s still some sense in this crazy world. Pixelby has just hit level 60, which enables me to make various proclamations on the internets about how Warrioring for Noobs is going.
As I’ve been leveling Pixelby, I’ve been thinking that I got a general compatibility disorder with any class that doesn’t come to the party with 300k mana. It would explain my overall ineptitude with rogue, kitteh, and warlock! See, once I get a resource built up, I have a tendency to either not to use it at all or to run out of it almost instantly by BUTTONMASHING EVERYTHING.
When it comes to warriorizing the local dungeons, I vacillate between not using Rage enough and RAEGINGINGL:SKJDLBERSERKERING all the things. For although I like pressing buttons (well established fact), I get paranoid about spending Rage because I might not have enough left for Execute in the very narrow time frame when something in a dungeon can be executed. Execute glows when you can use it, which is a plus in my book. But the glowing means nothing but torture if you have too little Rage! Execute will just shine all happily there on your toolbar until the mob finally dies, taunting you with your lack of Rage and the fact that you’ll never be able to generate enough Rage for the skill in time.
I like having more wiggle room to
spam skills gleefully screw up a rotation do what I want, just because. Hence 300k mana being better than having to generate Rage, or combo points, or burning embers, or whatnot – taking into account cooldowns and whatnot, I’m able to happily spam crap for longer.
I still like Charge. It’s the best warrior thing ever, especially when the party has left me behind ’cause priests and mages and movement things, leaving me
forever alone in the dust, trudging along as fast as my little legs can take me. But lo, is that a critter I spy between here and there? CHARGE! Half the distance, gone in a second (and the critter too). Am I ever going to get to the combat action? CHARGE! Awwww yeah, now I’m back in the game! My relationship with Charge is kinda like this:
I covet all the Charges in a way that may not be entirely sane. My ideas to improve Warrioring almost all revolve around Charge. Lemme Charge more often, maybe. Or increase the range of Charge to 40 yards. Or let me Charge in the direction I’m facing (any objects that attempt to intercept me do so at their own risk). Actually, let’s just make Charge free to use whenever wherever, with a one second cooldown and no distance limitations. Because AWESOME.
The whole thing seems kinda like a yawn once the Charge euphoria wears off, though. Or in those situations where I can’t Charge at all because I Charged too much and now it’s on cooldown, or when it’s too late to Charge because the mobs are already in my face. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m wimpy or underpowered or something. I like big swords and I cannot lie and all that, and thanks to heirlooms, I’m usually towards the top in DPS.
It’s just that … OOH YES FINALLY THERE’S A GLOWY BUTTON PRESS IT now I wait for the next.
Up until about 50 or so, there were waaaaay too few glowy buttons for my tastes. And Execute isn’t really executey enough for me. When I execute sheeyit, weapons should FALL FROM THE SKY. Bombs maybe, that’d be logical, but swords and axes and stuff would also be acceptable. When I get Bloodsurge, I ought to cause some giant crazed blood beast of doom to rear up from the ground and smack my opponent along with me. ORRRRR, maybe Bloodsurge could give me GLOWING BLOOD SWORDS. (Sword-chucks maybe?)