Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday Maintenance Boredom - Feed back is Welcomed!

Morning blog lovers, whats happening?

Another Tuesday, another confirmed extended maintenance morning. As far as we know, patch 3.0.8 is not going live today, of course that could always change. I am actually kinda glad for once really. I have alot of chores around the house that need to be taken care of....they actually should have been taken care of weeks ago....
  • Take down the Christmas Tree or pwn some noobs?
  • Clean the house (Like REALLY clean the house, not just straighting) or melt some faces?
  • Pick up cat tranquilizers from vet or raid Naxxaramas?

Ok, I know what you are thinking...wtf cat tranquilizers? No, I am not some freak that does experiments on cats or likes to play tricks on them and get them HIGH. I actually have a long hair cat that I get groomed once a year and he F'N hates it. So I have to get him all drugged up and feeling good before hand lol.

Anyway, so ya....back to my point. That is why I am looking forward to this mornings maintenance. Must get some thing accomplished, some real life "Dailies" if you will lol

That is the life of a wowhead thought right?

Weekly Poll

This week the weekly poll asked which tanking class do you like the best? More then 2/3rds of the vote were for Paladins. Now I could have just alot of Pallies that view the site, but that is highly unlikely.

I am really not that surprised, but it brings up a great point. No one wants CC anymore. Everyone just wants to zone in and steam roll the place with all of the uber AoE PWNAGE. I must admit, it is nice. Especially when you have already done the instance a number of times.

In an hour and 30 minutes today, I completed 4 heroics, Timed CoT, AN, Gun'drak, and Drak'Tharon. Warrior tank, 2 unholy death knights and a ret pally = equals ezmode for a restro shaman.

Now that I think about it though, every tanking class besides druids (currently getting fixed in 3.0.8) are pretty well equipped for AoE tanking. I guess people prefer Paladins because they are the most equipped to handle aoe tanking maybe? What do you guys think??

Thoughts on merging guilds

Very interesting subject matter and I would love to hear from you guys. I would especially like to hear from you if you have done or been apart of such an event. Its kind of a weird thing, its a very simple concept but has alot of complicated matters in it.

Just to name a couple of the complications:
  1. Who is going to lead? I like the idea of a council, but someone is still going to have the rank of Guild Leader
  2. Ground rules - Big question mark. To make the merger work, you have to come up with and agree on the rules. What about alts? What about the people whose main toons are lowbies?
  3. Raid times - Major factor of course.
  4. Drama - One of the coolest things about my guild is that there is ZERO drama. We are all too laid back to worry about drama. I would hate for a merger to happen and drama breaks out. That would be the definition of suck.

Why do the merger? Whats the point?

The point would be to make a better guild then the one you are currently in.

There are many positives to have more max level toons in your guild in my opinion. This allows for more guild runs, more toons equals more professions to use without worrying about getting scammed or tipping.

Another major reason for having a bigger guild and will definitely one of the major goals of the POSSIBLE merger, is the fact that we can setup 25 man raids. We could also have two solid 10 man raids setup as well.

In conclusion...

I think that it would be a great idea if it is pulled off correctly. The main reason why I am in my current guild is not for gear or a raid spot or anything like that at all. It is solely for the people that I have meet and become friends with.

If another small guild that already has some ties with our guild and is at the same spot progression wise. Why not merge?

I have this linked permantely on my page, but here it is again. Great read about building a successful guild from the number 1 priest blogger in da world, Matticus.

I would love to hear from you guys on this, what do you think about all of this? Don't be shy!

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Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death

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"Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening"
-Barbara Tober


Darraxus said...

Pally tanks are easy mode, but nothing beats a good warrior tank ;)

Stupid Tuesday maintenance. Couldnt even do my daily cooking quest this morning :(

Fish said...

Reasons why people like Pally tanks:
If someone has extensive Prot Pally experience, they prolly won't tank on their DK, so pally tank will likely have more experience.

Also as someone who has a Pally, druid, warrior and DK (and my warrior was specc'd prot at 3.02, I changed to arms because, why have 2 tanks?), I think everyone who tanks has a favorite tanking class. Mine happens to be paladin because I am most comfortable with them, warriors are #2, although I could see myself in the future POSSIBLY tanking something with DK.

I would be interested to see what it would look like if you could let people rank 1st, 2nd, third. My guess is Pally, warrior, druid, DK (just because no one has that much experience DK tanking).

Do your cats have probs taking medicine? Even with painkillers, our cats spit and hiss and squirm. I tell you what, if someone cut my balls off, I would be taking some damn painkillers!

thedoctor said...

@Darraxus - I wont say pally tanks are ezmode, but I will say that nothing beats a good warrior.

@Fish - If I would rank them it would be Warrior, Pally, DK, then Druid. A good DK tank is just amazing. As with the cats thing lol....my cats will eat anything as long as its in soft food.

Syrana said...

I tend to like pally tanks because they can AOE tank better. And I'm not just talking about not wanting to CC but from running stuff in TBC where our group lacked CC capabilities. For example, having a good pally tank in Magister's Terrace was wonderful.

I still think each tanking class has it's "time and place" and can all get the job done, just some are better fit for certain situations.

Regarding mergers, I couldn't tell you much for details, but I know our guild's AoC chapter went through a merger a few months ago and it has gone well. Maybe I could peek at the details for ya :P

And cats... xD Mine will eat anything in soft food as well.