I just wanted to throw this out to ya, because after doing an enraged little whiny rant yesterday, I didn’t have the energy to finish the Storytime I had half written.
Cassie’s Paladin alt, Cassalex, had been level 37 earlier this week, and wanted a shot at some of those tasty drops that the Scarlet Monastery Armory holds.
Lots of mail, weapons, general yummyness.
So I told her, fine, I’ll escort you up there and we’ll clear it til ya yell ‘enough!’
Now, we ran Armory until our ears bled from Vent earphones and our feet were sore from running in and out of there.
But what I thought was funny was the mental blinders I had on for the first half of the runs.
See, I’m used to mentally splitting up my tasks between forms.
If I’m burning through mobs at high speed, I go kitteh. If I’m going to be wanting more endurance on a fight, I go bare.
BUT, I have one more mental category. If I’m going to be famring old content for boss drops, I go kitty for stealth to bypass the annoying mobs, and then kitty/bare for the bosses.
I got into this habit when Windshadow was an Enchanter, and I’d routinely blast through Blackrock Depths blowing away bosses for shard disenchants. Those suckas still sell for tons on the AH.
So in my mind, an old instance speed run automatically equals kitteh stealth past scrubs plus kitteh/bare boss beatdown.
And while I can’t stealth Cassie’s Pally through anything, that’s what I was doing in Scarlet Monsatery. I was running thorugh in kitteh, jumping a mob and mangling him to death, and then bouncing on to the next one.
I don’t know how far in I was, maybe as far as the third run, when suddenly, finally, it occured to me… some Durids R 4 bare.
And killing them one at a time was getting really boring.
So the next time we ran in, I shifted to bare, ran forward, bounced through them tab Swiping as I went, targeting new mobs and getting a Swipe in on the new group since the group I’d already pissed off were behind me out of the cone, and ran through all the rooms.
Then I got around a corner to make sure all casters came to me, and tab-targetd Swiped the insanely large mob of bad guys for the next 5 minutes.
Sometimes a runner would break free at low health, and Cassie would chase him down.
There are a lot of healers in there, so it became a bit of fun to target them for Mangles when it was up while Swiping the mob.
It was fun! It was different, and broke up the monotony of the run.
After that, there was actually some excitement to my being in there, since now the challenge was, how big a hirde of idiots could I collect to burn down, and how fast was my trigger finger to bash or interrupt runners?
I think it was faster, too.
So, just my two cents. If you’re getting bored when you’re messing around in old content, why not break out of your usual mode and try something a little different?
I thought it was fun!
Cassie is standing here, asking why I don’t want to spell the title correctly. She clearly has never seen the awesome Alamo article about Durids. I feel ashamed… but then, she ain’t a Durid. It is ok if she didn’t know sum r 4 bare.
And by the way, Cassalex is now a level 40 paladin. Awesome! She has a kick ass looking summoned horsie!
And she is wondering whether she can level all the way to 70 without ever going to Outlands, cause she hates Hellfire Peninsula.