Only one week until BlizzCon!
Last time I mostly hung out with my guildies in the hotel pool bar, so I didn’t get to meet too many other people, and this year I hope the change that. On Thursday I’ll definitely go to the Wowhead/WoWInsider party at the Annabella Hotel. Last time didn’t get there until really late and pretty much missed the whole party. Hopefully I get to meet a lot of people there.
There’s also going to be a joint Apotheosis/TiB/Team Wafflecast meetup at the Meeting Stone in the convention centre on Friday at 4pm. If you’re a druid-lover or just want to come say hi to me, Arielle, Tinder, Reesi, Sara, Kal or any of the other Apotheosis folks coming to the Con, you should stop by! Apotheosis even got guild shirts to wear!
On Friday night, since I’m staying at the Hilton, I’ll probably stop by the Convert to Raid Meetup, that looks like fun.
Are you going to BlizzCon? What are you most looking forward to?
Looking to spice up your time in WoW a little bit? Why not play a drinking game! I’ve been thinking about all the healer-related derp moments that happen in raids and came up with a lot of things that should drive a healer to drink. I had help coming up with some of these rules, so thanks to Kaleri, Tikari, JoeEgo and especially Walks, who also came up with the idea in the first place.
Take a drink any time one of the following things happen in a raid or dungeon:
- You see your Efflorescence pop up in the middle of nowhere because some ranged dps is standing off by themselves.
- Your Lifebloom expires and does 100% overheal (tree form not included).
- You accidentally Innervate a tank or dps.
- You let Harmony fall off.
- You shift out of Tree of Life before it’s finished.
- You die because you are distracted by having to Battle Rez someone.
- Your Lay on Hands is all overheal.
- You try to cast Lay on Hands or Hand of Protection but you can’t because your target already has Forbearance.
- You cast Light of Dawn while facing the wrong direction.
- You die because of Hand of Sacrifice.
- Any time you come up against a fight where Resistance Aura plus Aura Mastery is useless.
- You use Divine Plea right when the healing gets intense.
- Your Lightwell comes off cooldown and there are still charges left in your last one.
- Your Prayer of Mending bounces to a pet. If it bounces to a Bloodworm, drink twice.
- You overwrite another priest’s Prayer of Mending or they overwrite yours.
- You can’t bubble the tank because another priest has given them Weakened Soul.
- Your Shadowfiend refuses to attack anything.
- You cast Chain Heal and it doesn’t bounce.
- You overwrite another shaman’s Earth Shield, or someone overwrites yours.
- You drop your Spirit Link Totem out of range of the majority of the raid.
- You drop a Healing Rain and the whole raid moves.
- You Ankh, only to die again immediately to raid damage.
- You fat-finger one of your cooldowns.
- You have to move and interrupt your Tranquility, Divine Hymn or Hymn of Hope channel.
- You go a whole fight without using your cooldowns.
- You get aggro on all the adds in a fight and die horribly or need a Pally’s HoP to save you.
- All of your Intellect/Haste procs go off when there’s nothing to heal.
Of course, I don’t want the non-healers to feel left out, so here are some rules for the rest of the raid.
Rules for Tanks and DPS
Drink whenever one of the following happens:
- A Paladin bemoans the removal of Divine Intervention.
- A Priest tells you to click the lightwell.
- A healer tells you to stand in the ground heals.
- A healer tells you to use your healthstone.
- You die with your healthstone still in your inventory.
- You die because you stood in the bad.
- You die because you were standing just outside of the PW: Barrier.
- You have to be Lifegripped out of the bad, or into a stack point.
- You get out-damaged by an Atonement priest. First drink, then cry.
I also can’t forget the people who like to PVP. I’m sure it makes many people want to drink away their frustrations.
Drink whenever one of the following happens:
- A healer steals a killing blow from you.
- You realize mid-match that you are not in your pvp gear or spec.
- Your main class of spells gets locked out by an interrupt.
- A healer successfully jukes your interrupt.
- You and another member of your team CC the same person at the same time.
- You CC the kill target. If you cyclone the kill target, drink twice.
- You get Mind-Controlled, Typhooned or Thundershocked off a ledge.
- Someone drops a flag because they tried to mount or stealth.
If you play by any of these sets of rules, I’m sure your whole raid or PVP team will be thoroughly intoxicated within a few minutes.
Can you think of any good rules to add?
I feel really sorry for the poor camels in Halls of Origination. Not only do they have to lug my fat tree butt around, but when I dismount, they die!
This week I found a very amusing quest in Azshara that asked me to rescue baby raptors. Rather than be happy for their rescue, they tried to eat my face. That’s gratitude for you.
My fiance bought me a fish last week. My cats are quite taken with it. I can’t tell if they want to play with it or eat it though. Either way, I don’t think it would end well for the fish.
Hope you’re all having a good week!
My photoshop skills are a little lacking, but I try!
I finally got some decent screenshots to use for my UI post. However, after looking through some recent super-cute pet posts from other resto druid blogs, I was inspired to post about my kitties instead. Pics of cats are much cuter than screens of my raid UI.
So here are my cats, I have four of them. I’ve had two cats at a time for most of my life, but my fiance and I moved into a bigger place last year and decided to expand our brood with 2 new kittens over the summer.
Max and Charlie are the two newest members of the family. They are a couple months apart in age, but get along like brothers. Both of them like to hang out on my computer desk and watch me play WoW. Charlie gets quite excited chasing my cursor around and has developed a tendency to knock my monitor over. Not terribly helpful when I’m raiding, but he’s so cute I just don’t have the heart to try to make him stop.
This is Momo. She’s quite…how can I put this delicately…rotund? She’s also very snuggly. She wasn’t terribly impressed by the recent influx of male cats in the house. The males (3 cats plus one fiance) now outnumber the females, so Momo and I have to stick together.
This (the black one) is Lubbies (full name: Special Agent Lubnar… don’t ask, I didn’t name him). Lubbies is a big suck, who loves any form of attention. He took to the new kittens immediately when we brought them home. This is him cuddling with Max.
All my cats help to make those frustrating days (or raids) a little less stressful. Even when they’re causing trouble. I hope more people continue with the pet-introduction posts.
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