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Thursday, July 15, 2010

What kind of tank are you?

There are several type of tanks out there that I would categorize in the general field of tanking. But after many experiences there are two that stick out like nasty, pulsating, infected sore thumb.

Type A

I will call this type Slappy, also known as Slapnuts. This type of tank needs Ritalin, is very energetic and always on the go. He/She is gogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogogo and NEVER takes a break. Nor does he/she give the healer a break for mana. Pft, it's not like healers need mana or anything to keep people alive....that's crazy talk! Also, your mana using dps'ers could be struggling also with no break, but that's not Slappy's problem, now is it?

Healers, if the next words out of Slappy's mouth are "Whur my healz?" or anything remotely close to that, it's good to keep your Healer Pimphand strong. For this type, it is advised to keep a corrective device handy. I would suggest the Rolled Up Newspaper of Whoopass and Attitude Adjustment. With such fine motion across he/she's nose, it has a profound effect to keeping those gogogoer's in line and to calm the hell down.

Type B

This type is also known as Spanky. Spanky is an evolved version of Slappy. We in the WoW universe have seen an infestation of them recently, more so in the last year. These tanks act just like Slappy, but seem to not pay any attention in party at all. The other party member can give all the advice that even the Titans would understand, but ooooooh no, not Spanky. He'z/She'z gotz teh smartz. He/She don't need no stinkin advice and they are letting you know loud and clear. The worst offenders of Spanky are the ones known as Death Knights. Some Death Knights have escaped the Spankyism, but sadly, there are some who were not so lucky. These types of Spanky's seem to have no assemblance of how to properly tank. Frost Presence and in some instances Death and Decay seem to fall by the wayside and many party members cry out for the misery to end and each one fall down in a not-so-blaze of glory. Once again, Healers, keep the Healer Pimphand strong and swing mighty.

Again, I ask too much, but I hope for the best everytime I log onto one of my 4,279 alts and all I'm asking is if you have no clue what you are doing, ask or read up. There are people, like myself, who do not ridicule and try to help others. We really do exist. Don't be afraid of us. I want to see players out there who try to guide others to be better players. But most importantly, I feel some of those out there who are being asses in these randoms and even in raids are wasting more energy acting like they do than just playing and trying to make the best out of any situation.

Friday, July 9, 2010

An interesting turn of events

So, the dust has settled and we, the people, can claim victory. It has finally been decided that RealID is a very bad idea as far as the forums go. To me, that is the smartest decision made yet. Furthermore, I decided when it was first announced that I am one of those out there refusing to join the RealID club. Other guild members have and that is wonderful and dandy. Not me. I love my friends and all, but I also want my privacy. But once again, thank you Blizzard and Activision for not going through with forcing players into using RealID for forums.

And to the one who posted the blue's information...I gotta had it to ya. Point proven. To me, that might have been the straw that broke the camel's back. I know it was not in a harmful manner. Kudos to you.

In other news..

Been bouncing around between Argent Dawn and Daggerspine. Matrona is as geared as Eus is now, so yay me. Really bad randoms all across the board. Boo.

And finally...

Question: When does ridiculous become ridonkulous?

Answer: When you are working the return desk and someone returns four cases of bottles water, as defective.

I can't make it up folks. It really happened. A few days ago I had someone return four cases of bottled water as defective. This customer actually proclaimed to know their bottled water and claimed that the water inside the bottles is not what is on the label. They also went onto proclaim the water as being of another brand.

I gotta say, I was baffled, stunned, amazed, stupified, and so on. It took everything in me not to laugh at this person. On top of that, imagine the clerk in the back of the store, whom all broken and defective items go to. The look on their face said it all.

Water is water.

So, I guess the moral of this whole story is that people can amaze you. Whether reversing a really bad decision or proclaiming to be a bottled water connoisseur, people can shock you when you least expect it.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!

Enjoy your fireworks and cookouts this weekend! Be safe and have fun!

Remember to take time to thank those who continue to serve that keep our freedom free. And please remember those who gave their lives to defending that same freedom.