Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday Morning Warcraft - The Return!

Monday Morning Warcraft is a weekly post that illustrates random thoughts and events that occurred over the weekend in the life of a wowhead. Feel free to e-mail me with questions, suggestions, hate mail, ect... mlange0385 at yahoo dot com

Morning blog lovers!

As you probably already know, I work nights, the graveyard shift. The reason for the shift is to deal with European operations. Now, when the entire UK is on vacation, I pretty much just sit on my ass and do ABSOLUTELY nothing.

You are probably thinking, wow, that's freaking awesome. Not really. Its rather boring. So what to do with all of this extra time??? While bring back Monday Morning Warcraft from its hibernation of course!

WTFspaghetti's 15 man choir - "Ceeeelebrate good times, CMON!" /dance

I feel that. Lets get this crackin...WTF style!

Alchemy, Cooking, Fishing and my Laziness

During my leveling up to 80 phase, about 4 months ago. I dinged 80 and had cooking and alchemy around 425ish. I did the cooking daily almost every day and I was always making exilirs and pots for guildies in raids.

However, I was too F'n lazy to actually level them up past the 425 marker. I am happy to say that I finally stopped being a noob and leveled both of my professions to 440. Hopefully it won't be another 3 months until I get around to leveling the last 10 points. I am pretty excited that I can now make the 4 main WotLK flasks. Before, I would always rock a battle and guardian exilir. However, this past week I found out that it is so much easier to just make one flask and I would be set for the entire raid time.

I am going to make an solid effort this week to level up my fishing to 400 so I can fish somewhere besides Org. Currently, my fishing skill is only 277. It is going to take ALOT of time and effort if I plan on getting my fishing level to 400 this week. In all reality, I highly doubt this will happen. Who knows though....its kinda possible =P

The Raiding Front

This was probably the worst raiding weekend our guild has had in awhile. I kinda knew it was going to happen due to the holiday, but it wasn't SO bad. We did clear Naxxramas 25 man in two days and 10 man Naxxramas in about 3 hours. We went into Malygos on Friday and got him to phase 3 with almost 5 minutes left!!

Tell me why we didn't kill him? Freaking unbelievable. After 3 times in a row of getting to phase 3 with just under 5 minutes left to kill him, I called it. Too much inexperience with that one.

As the guild leader, it is kinda hard to decide what exactly to say to your guilies when they failed. I don't want to come off mean or hateful with a 50 DKP MINUS! Then again, I don't want to say screw it, no big deal. I just said over vent that they really needed to slow down and concentrate on whats going on. Everyone's learning curve is different, just need practice and have more focus.

Not a terrible speech lol....I had to say something though. One of our officers has the worst luck in that place. He has never actually killed Malygos even though he has been there 4-5 times. Funny thing about it is that he actually knows what to do and executes properly...he just always seems to go with the most inexperience guildies.

I am an Elitist?

After reading over what I just said....I couldn't help but to notice what I am sounding like. Am I turning into an elitist? Lets investigate.

Wikipedia states:
term is often used to describe people as out of touch with the Average Joe. The implication is that the alleged elitist person or group thinks they are better than everyone else, and therefore put themselves before others. It could be seen as a synonym for snob.

Am I out of touch with the average joe? I would like to think that I am not, but hell, I might be. I try to find out the type of players / people that visit my site with polls and reading through comments. I think I have a good graps on it, but like I said....who really knows.

Do I think that I am better then everybody else in regards to WoW. No. However, I do get upset when things don't go right and we end up doing silly things. Like wiping on phase 3 in Malygos or wiping five times to the Instructor in heroic Naxxramas. Does that mean that I think I am better then everyone else? I think it does a little bit. I would be a liar if I said it didn't.

Take this into consideration. I stated earlier that

"this weekend was the worst weekend our guild has had in a long time"

I then went on to say that we cleared 25 man Naxxramas. If another blogger would have said that and I read it a few weeks ago. I would think to myself, PFT, silly elitist...always complaining about something.

Pretty wild how that transformation happens. What do you guys think about that whole situation? Do you think that I am an elitist? What about yourself? What kind of opinion do you have about yourself in regards to elitism in WoW?

That is pretty much it for today. The rumors are flying around the world (of warcraft) about patch 3.1 dropping this Tuesday. Make sure you finish downloading that 750mb patch before patch day. I bet downloading it on patch day is going to as fun as leveling my fishing from 277 to 400, lol =P

Woot to that. Until then people, I'm WTFout!

fo shizzle (RIP BRK)


Fish said...

You don't strike me as "Elitist". First of all, everyone inherently believes themselves to be at a different level than they're actually at (be it higher or lower depending). I think you just have valid concerns about raid performance. No one goes into a raid to fail, and its not just tanks and heals who should read up on tactics and rotations. Just because CC went away doesnt mean tactics should as well. I think there's a grey area between elitist and /fail that I like to call "reasonable", I'll throw you in there.

Ribeye / Manchego said...

I'd just write it off to Maly. He's such an irritating fight, in that P1 and P2 are more or less influenced by good gear and good play, but P3 is that crappy gimmicky vehicle thing. Flying around in three dimensions with not much for landmarks and unfamiliar buttons to push is enough to drive most people mad. It's even worse that Malygos never shuts up with his stupid "Alextrasza! Another of your brood falls!", etc the whole time. I wouldn't worry about it too much, I don't think that you're an elitist. Elitists bitch and complain about "n00bs who can't do Sarth3D, lol !!1!!111!!". Last I checked, that's not you. Keep fighting the good fight!