As the post title suggests, I spent some time this weekend on my Alliance characters.
I decided since the druid was at full rested XP she deserved setting aside the AH ledger and stepping foot in to a dungeon.
(Funny how the bank toon was the highest level, amazing what the daily cooking and fishing dailies will do for you at the lower levels.)
My gear is rather craptastic as my last few levels were gained via the aforementioned dailies – the best (and only) gear reward to be obtained through them was my fishing hat. As such, I decided that entering a dungeon queue as a healer might not be in the best interest of my party.
Good god, I couldn’t have been more wrong.
My first foray in to the low-level Alliance dungeon finder netted me a fresh Deadmines.
The druid healer was the highest level of the group.
Obviously, this was to be rewarded by doing anything other than healing.
Man a cannon?
Ignore the tank’s health to the point where he dies at least 4 times before we’ve cleared the first boss?
I decided I would step in to snipe a few heals as the tank was getting rather (and reasonably) upset and the “healer” was not responding in chat.
Since I hadn’t planned on actually doing any healing, I hadn’t gotten around to setting up my heal macros.
(How do people click to heal? Mouseover for life!)
Eventually the shaman, who had ended up doing most of the tanking while I was scraping the tank off the floor, told the “healer” to go kitty and he would take care of the heals.
Success was had.
Unfortunately, I did not have time to read all the quests as we moved through, I’ll have to do it on my DK so I can read what the lead up to the “cookie crumbling” punchline was at the end. I do appreciate a bad pun on occasion.
Tangent the first: Have you ever spelled a word that you normal butcher and when the spell check doesn’t light up you immediately spell something wrong to double check that the damn thing is actually on? I never spell occasion right the first time…
Tangent the second: Why didn’t we just kick the “healer”? Well, I can’t speak for the rest of the party, but as a blogger and an innately curious individual, I want to keep watching the train wreck. At these levels it’s not like I’m anxiously trying to slog through as quickly as possible to collect points or gear. If it takes an extra 10 minutes and I might get something funny out of it, totally worth the risk.
My second dungeon excursion was a Shadowfang Keep and I zoned in somewhere in the middle.
Again, a druid healer.
Some crappy blue bracers with agility drop.
Healer rolls need.
Paladin admits that they aren’t great but are an upgrade and rolls need.
I’m there as a caster and could really care less about getting agi gear so roll greed, as does the rest of the party.
Healer throws a hissy fit and demands that we back him up on it.
I point out that it didn’t make much sense for the healer to roll need on it.
“My spec is feral.”
Well, according to the party frame, you’re here as MS heals.
“Well yeah, I CAN heal…”
(Note that the proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling were added to avoid bleeding eyes on the part of my readers.)
The tank points out that the drop blows for both of them and he should just get over it.
His ranting continues through to the end of the dungeon.
He’s level 20 so I try to reason with him that it’s not like he’s twinking at 19 and in the next 2 hours it won’t matter because he’ll be replacing it anyways.
“I’m twinking at 20.”
So is it just night elf druids?
(I hope not, because that’s what I rolled. Unless this means I have a free pass to be a twit because I jiggle my boobs when I bounce.)
Or do the low-level dungeons act as a sort of nursery for all the little twits and the class/race thing was coincidence?
Oh, and totally need help here: That 1.5 dungeons put me out of the leveling zone for the first hub in Darkshore (Lor-do-something). The Hero’s Call Board doesn’t have a quest for me yet. I’m level 18. Where the fuck am I supposed to level?