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September 12th, 2006
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My solution is cooling down, so I have a moment.
I didn't realize what I had managed to do, until I was going to bed last night.


But I will begin a little closer to the begining (yes, it's about WoW)

Last week I realized that if I wanted to do as many quests in Scarlet Monastery (SM) as I wanted, I was going to have to go back and do a quest in Razorfen Kraul (RFK), an instance dungeon that I had pretty much out-leveled, but not enough to solo. So I asked in guild chat if anyone had an alt that needed RFK and got two takers. While getting ready to go in we picked up a stranger, too. Four over-powered characters pretty much rocked the place.

Right, so I picked up a new friend in the process.

Yesterday, I was determined to try Razorfen Downs (RFD) (just across the road from RFK) even though I had all of two quests for the place and one of those quests wasn't even for the INSIDE of the instance. Again, I asked in guild chat for alts and got two (different people, even). The new friend (hunter) we picked up for RFK had expressed an interest in RFD and was both online and willing. That left just one slot open.

*gulp* I turned on LookingforGroup (you have to understand, it's the ONLY truely global chat channel and it gets misused to a terrible extent). Lo! There was a lone warrior trying to get an RFD group going. I asked if he wanted to join us, but that it would be an hour before one of the members would be free. He was impatient, but agreed (seems he had been trying to get a group together for three days. Not sure he should have been so impatient when a group invited him in, but...)

Got the group together and there was a little... um.. scuffling for leadership. The warrior from LfG thought he knew best and the warrior from the guild.. just did, as it turns out. The warrior from the guild won leadership.

There were times I wanted to kill him.. or just let his insistance on moving to the next target so quickly kill him, but I try not to cut off my nose to spite my face. OMG, he was hard to keep alive. He was VERY good at getting most to all the aggro (as a good tank should) so he got most to all the damage, too. And he wouldn't give me as long as I wanted to get mana back.

But he was either VERY lucky, or had a VERY good idea of what a level 39 healer can keep up with, because we never wiped. I died, and the guildy warlock died (right about the same time) in a flood room, but the main tank had 60 health left when I popped the 'locks (very wisely given) soulstone to resurect and got a heal back on him. Ye gods. I begin to understand why healers for instances might just be hard to find.

Less than 2 hours after we started, we were done. Like I said at the begining, it wasn't until I was going to bed that I realized I had put a level-appropriate group together for a successful instance run, all by myself! Weeeee!



Retrospect suggests that I should have used Fear and/or maybe Fade in the flood room, but I was fixated on getting heals on the tank and didn't think of it. Note to self, panic does not help the thought process - it should be avoided. Second note to self: I need to get myself a WoW icon for these posts.

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From:stormknight
Date:September 12th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
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First thought:

Pick-Up Group Warriors... the biggest E-peen swingers around. I'll have to tell you my story from running Zul'Farrak back in.... back in.... Ummm... March? It's a "Comedy" of psychosis where I start going so crazy on the Warrior that even my teammates (Used to seeing me kind of snap after enough witnessed-stupidity) are going "Umm... want to take a break?"

But wait a minute... What level is Adeyna?
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From:solan_t
Date:September 12th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
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Aydena is 39... just about 5 'bubbles' from 40.
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From:stormknight
Date:September 12th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
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Okay. I was a little confuzzled when you put in "Level 29 Healer," since I thought both mains were 39.

Then again, in two weeks of hard-core no-life-on-weekends grinding and question, I might actually get Dirk within 5 levels of those girls.

Oh yeah, and congrats on gettinga team formed. I've only managed to do that once, and even THEN it turned into a cluster-fuck.

Feel like taking the kids out tonight?
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From:solan_t
Date:September 12th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
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oops, typo. Must fix.


And Ambeth is still languishing at 36. By the time I get back to her, she should have several levels worth of Rest accrued. :p

Sure, I was rather planning on taking the 'kids' out tonight.
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From:stormknight
Date:September 12th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
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that's the unfortunate thing about Rest... The maximum Rest one can accrue is 1.5 Full XP bars.

Note: This likely means you'll be in Rest-state a majority of the time, and For the 50-60 grind, maybe Permanently. I only lost rest-state between 50 and 59 once. And that was the night I 8-houred myself up to 60.
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From:solan_t
Date:September 12th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
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So that whole thing about 'maximum rest taking weeks' is bunk? 'Cause I know I have had at least 1.5 bars worth in just one week of not playing a character.
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From:stormknight
Date:September 12th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
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Maximum rest is 1.5 Levels. This can be acheived by spending just under 7 full-days logged off within an Inn (Or on the streets of a Capital City.)

But it only applies to Mob XP. XP gained from quests is of normal variety and does not go against the accrued rest-time.

Rest is great for those that only play twice a week and want something to get out of it. And quicker-dings certainly give a good sense of accomplishment.
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From:6strings
Date:September 13th, 2006 02:45 pm (UTC)
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Even when playing non-healer classes, I've experienced that frustration about the one who rushes into the next battle. Some guilds appear to be of the mind that if you pull aggro and the rest of the group isn't ready to handle it (or can't, because mobs were pulled in an inappropriate order), you must die to protect the rest of the raid.
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