Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ask Gauss

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope your weekend has been a good one. Mine could be topped off by a new boss kill tonight, here is hoping. It is Sunday though meaning you came here to see what questions I would be answering or you are here for some other reason, but that doesn't change what I am going to post about. So off to the races we go.

It seems my battlegroup loves to run heroics killing every boss for "more emblems". What should I tell them to convince them this is a bad and time wasting idea?

Now he wanted to know specifically what to tell them as a healer, but I will mold this into anyone. You can explain to them about how completing the instance quicker meaning less work and getting the bonus badges quicker, which would actually mean more badges for less time invested, and of course less work. Sometimes though you get those players that don't get the point and this is where I find taking more time to prove the point is worth it in the end, if you can teach them what they are doing is wrong. Saving WoW one noob at a time.

As the Tank this isn't as fun because well you could just go wherever you want and they can't do anything about it, this also means with the diplomatic approach you just have to convince the tank. So sadly it is hard to teach people a lesson. As a healer you have several options. You can just not follow them and watch them wipe on trash. This is not only effective, but funny as hell when they die and complain they got no heals, "that's because I didn't heal you". You can also DI the tank, BoP the tank, pull and fade, or DPS with the excuse "You all are being stupid I thought I would join in". As DPS you can pull trash until the group wipes. After accomplishing this task they will either leave, or of course just give in. In your eyes this is a win-win situation. The hope is next time they enter said instance they will know better.

Now some may think this is stupid and unfair, and I along with others should just suck it up. My view is if said people want to do the extra bosses be considerate and do them after the people who are in there to get it over with are gone.

What is the craziest thing you have done lately?

Well yesterday we decided again to take up the Tyrande kite once again. We decided this time to find the path down the World Tree before we brought her with us. We did find a perfect way down with branches all the way, in addition to arranging how we would heal the Fatigue across the sea. We brought Tyrande with us for a couple of attempts, but it was obvious with only 1 person who could slow fall/levitate it had to be flawless. With the kite path set down and the strat all good it is only a matter of time now before we pull this off. Now if we could find the time to attempt it more than once every couple months then we would be set.

Since you have tanked all the heroics in the Fury style tanking are you going to be attempting a raid boss?

Actually if Naxx is the next weekly this is going to be attempted to see if it is in fact possible. So look for it.

That is it for this week. Thanks as always for all the questions and for being patient waiting for my reply. Next Friday's Reader Post is going to be about that quest that sticks out. It could be a horrible painful one or one you enjoyed. You have until Thursday to get them in.

Enjoy what is left of the weekend!


  1. gl if it is patchwork...

  2. So want to see Tyrande enter Org that would be the coolest thing ever