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Bad Habits and Flaws

This is Day 11 of the 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge.

Since things in WoW are pretty slow right now, I thought I’d go back to Saga’s blogging challenge that I started waaaay back in November.

My biggest WoW-related flaw is that I have a tendency to get distracted by certain events in raids.

What events? People dying. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when the death is unexpected, or completely avoidable I sometimes find myself pausing and then I’m more likely to stand in bad things myself. It goes something like this:

  • Player X gets hit by a Lava Wave and gets knocked off Ragnaros’ platform.
  • I say something along the lines of “Did that person really just get knocked off the platform? Are you serious!?!” (insert a number of extra four-letter words into that).
  • I’m too busy hurling curses at my monitor that I don’t see the Magma Trap spawn under me and pop goes the Druid.

Related to this problem, I also get distracted when I have to battle rez someone. I’m usually pretty raid aware, but when I have to resurrect someone during a fight my chance of standing in bad goes up by 432%. This flaw was the worst on fights like Alysrazor – there was always a Lava Spew or a Brush Fire around to catch me while I was running towards the corpse I needed to rez.

Luckily, I think I’ve improved on this front in Dragon Soul, but I still have the occasional special moment where my eagerness to bring someone back from the dead clouds my awareness of what’s going on in the fight. The most recent example I can think of was on Spine. My partner resto Druid got eaten by a mob and the RL called for me to rez her. So I stood in the middle of Deathwings’s back and rezzed – right as he was rolling – and flew off his back. On the bright side, I got a much better view of the fight from where I ended up.