Time for a little song and dance

Here Kitty Kitty

What’s new pussycat? Woah, Woah – Tom Jones

Long time no post (and no WoW), but I’m finally getting back in the game– puns intended.

After spending some time fiddling around with my Druid pair (Pattern and Recognition), I’ve gotten them both into the low twenties without having to rely too heavily on the Random Dungeon feature. Which is a very very good thing considering I am still mastering the art of Not Flailing Madly(tm) when things get a bit chaotic. While I might be a bit too fond of graveyards, there’s no reason to share that love with three other innocent bystanders– err, heroes.

Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

So far I’ve been telling every PUG at the get-go that I’m dual-boxing and my DPS may be weaker than expected. However as I also do back-ups heals, tank things that mob the squishies, and do moderately decent DPS, no one has seemed to mind. I also have a set policy of rolling greed on everything, so I’m not unfairly competing for gear that someone else needs. It’s been a very positive experience so far and I’ve even been invited on repeat dungeons by different groups.

I’ll be adding the ‘excuse my Fail’ macro after this post (along with some interesting strategies that seem to be working well for the pair).

Dawnsabers Away!
Dawnsabers Away!

So I’ve mostly been soloing my way along, trying to find that crucial balance point where I spend less time at ‘home’ and more time out killing things. The only real problem is that I don’t have much time to learn how to add each of the new abilities into my rotation before I’m back doing the leveling dance. While I liked the initial idea of the Refer-a-Friend, the leveling boost is moving me up through the levels way too fast. Which is something I never thought I’d be complaining about!

I haven’t been able to find a way to turn off experience gain anywhere outside of the battlegrounds (which I’m not quite brave enough to try yet) and I’m tempted to trawl the interwebs for help. For lo, Google Knows All, Sees All, and is generally a good way to find things. I’m not holding out much hope at the moment since the power leveling seems designed to boost a player up to 40 as quickly as possible… and into buying expansion packs. While I’m all for reaching 40 soonish (yay Boomchickens!) I’d sort of like to learn how to play my pair with something akin to competency along the way.

Da Bears
Da Bears

But who needs competency? I have BEARS! (Which is the best solution for dealing with squishie-aggro ever).

(They be dancing, but I haven’t quite working out how to animate things in PSP or GIMP.)

…and now off to write some useful content for a change. *whistles innocently*

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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