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Tuesday, 6 May, 2008

Welfare Epics (whinging me)

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 12:57 pm

I’ve read a bit about “welfare epics” before, this site but they’ve not really meant anything to me. However I think I get it now. Flowersz has been slowly improving her gear and might just about be Karazahn ready in a few more weeks, hospital and 6-12 more dungeon runs. But I’ve now seen a couple of guildies hit level 70 and been Kara geared almost instantly!

This has happened more than once, symptoms and in most cases they seem to be wearing Gladiator’s XXXX gear. These seem to be the “Welfare Epics” that are talked about. They’re not easy to get, you have to do a lot of PvP, but I can’t say it doesn’t make me a little envious to see other toons hit Kara so soon after leveling. There’s absolutely nothing I can do about it either, I only have 2 options: 1)PvP for a few weeks to earn the required pieces, or 2) do dungeons for a few weeks.

Since I started writing this post I’ve been having a quick look and it’s come as a surprise just how many of our new Karazahn players are in Gladiator’s gear, far more than I expected.

I’m having a bad day, can’t you tell?

Serious Thinking about Flowersz, time to Quit?

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 7:32 am

I did a guild run of Sethekk Halls last night. We cleared the place with an accidental wipe on Trash at one point. Technically a good run. It has made me think….

Firstly I was hardly needed, viagra 40mg we had a hunter, remedy two rogues and a Druid Tank (who is an alt of the Guild Leader). I barely healed anyone except to top everyone up after combat was over.

It has prompted me to think seriously about what I’m doing playing Warcraft though, an example:

The last boss flings out a fairly serious piece of Area damage, fortunately he gives quite a bit of warning and and the damage can be avoided by running behind some nearby pillars. Just before he does this he teleports to a player and turns them temporarily into a sheep, another hint that he’s about to do something nasty. I got hit all three times he did this, The first time he picked on me to turn into a sheep, so I didn’t have time to run behind a pillar. The second two times though I had no excuse, I don’t think I even noticed he was going to cast the second time, the third time I was slow and only really noticed something was going on when everyone started running away. I was quite far away from the pillars because I had come out of hiding to try to heal – I died. A dead healer heals no-one.

Frankly I don’t think I was actually needed in this run, I certainly didn’t contribute anything except to make the other players feel they had a properly rounded out party.

It looks like I just don’t have what it takes to play the “end” game. It could be time to sell up everything I’ve got, give the money to the guild and quit the game, or somehow transfer my character to someone who can play better.

I’m a hopeless underachiever who always aims low so that I can beat my expectations easily. With Flowersz I’m not even managing that.

I’ve got a week’s holiday coming up, I’ll see how I feel after that. I’m feeling slightly down at the moment, it could be that. We’ll see….

The Party:

Pharcyde 68 Night Elf Druid [Munqui Tribe] (IoP:-52)
Droknar 70 Night Elf Rogue [Munqui Tribe] (IoP:-98)
Flowersz 70 Draenei Shaman [Munqui Tribe] (IoP:72)
Stealths 70 Male Night Elf Rogue [Munqui Tribe] (IoP:444)
Hunterbabe 70 Female Night Elf Hunter [Munqui Tribe] (IoP:412)

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