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Humpday – Rants and Raves

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , on November 4, 2009 by Camron

Rants to the people who leave guilds after they joined them knowing it was casual. Specially if they are a group of good friends because they leave behind a group of good people in shambles. Makes it impossible to raid without pugging a few. I know I’ve harped about this before but it’s something that really bothers me in-game.

Raves to Scott and Randy at the instance podcast. These guys are the single reason that I am still playing. They keep it interesting and fun for me. Scott also has tons of other podcasts that he works on but it’s amazing that he finds time for all of them. Link to theinstance.net in the sidebar.

Happy Humpday!

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What to do when your guild falls apart?

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2009 by Camron

Events of the past couple weeks have made me start to get away from the game. We have lost our main players over the past week or so. Our main raiding group was tired of the casual style of the guild and when they invited other players to join them they were upset when they wouldn’t show up. This type of stuff gets under my skin also but in the same way it’s not something that will make me take off looking for another guild. I like the people in the guild. And the few that stayed behind are my best in-game friends.

Now that they are gone I am realizing that we are only left with 6 or 7 viable raiders for Ulduar and ToTC content. And I don’t see us doing more Naxx runs just to get some gear for our new 80’s. But we have added a few new players trying to fill out a raid roster. But so far it’s been a Fail getting capable raiders.

I love raiding and it’s the only thing that keeps me going. I pug VoA weekly but has anyone else ever dealt with the problem of having a good raiding guild who falls apart into a casual guild and how do I get back to raiding on a regular basis? I don’t mind Pugging but would rather have a group that I’m familiar with. A group that know each other and knows their job during a boss fight.

Where have all the Rogues Gone?

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2009 by Camron

Riding around Dalaran now adays I find myself getting excited by catching a rare glimpse at the infamous Rogue. Why? Because you just don’t see many anymore. I tend to stop whatever I’m doing to check out the gear of other Rogues to see what they are doing. MOST of the time they are a PvP Rogue. But what about the Raiders? Are we not still one of the highest sustained melĂ©e DPS classes?

Talking to friends from other guilds and just people you meet in general I tend to find that in a 25 guild raiding group alot of times they only run one Rogue. My guess is because they can’t find ’em anymore.

Out of level 80 Alliance toons on my realm, Rogues make up only 6% of the characters. Dead last. The highest are Pallies at 16%.

Don’t get me wrong I love not having to compete for gear on Guild runs. But honestly I would love to have another Rogue in the guild to compare with and bounce ideas off of. But it still brings me back to my original question; “Where have all the Rogues Gone?”

They must be stealthed…

The Art of the Woo

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2009 by Camron

Well I log on and the guild got a raid going last night. I had only been in Ulduar once but had read up enough to be ready for the initial four fights. The progression on the raid is not important to this entry. Whats interesting is the psts I was recieving from a friend in another guild who was doing ToC 25.

We had been chatting a bit about raiding. He continued to tell me about his guild. The fact that they only had 30 raiders and NO ROGUES! Couple minutes of him trying to convince me to apply to his guild and he gave up because he knows how much I enjoy running with the people I am with.

As they were progressing he started telling me about an item they were DEing due to no Rogues;

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Ugh! Seriously did you just tell me that?!

So anyways I wake up this morning and still have a bad taste in my mouth. I am a dagger Rogue. As long as a viable spec goes with it I will probably always be a dagger Rogue and this is certainly one of the pieces of gear I have my eyes on right now.

The guild seems to be taking full advantage of the 3.2 changes as far as gear goes. So it shouldn’t be too long before we are able to get through some of this ToC content.