You would think, after the post I JUST did about running Kara for 6 hours Saturday night on Windburn and Windshadow, that I would be done with freaking Karazhan for a while.
I got a whisper Sunday evening, around 9ish, from our friends Unseen and Camila.
Yes, as I said in my earlier post, they had done an all guildie run the same time we were doing ours.
Now, we planned out run for 7 PM, and I am proud to say that we had 10 folks in the raid and ready to pull at 7:07.
Thank you very much, professional and prepared friends. I love you.
I know that as we were finishing Prince, they had just finished Shade of Aran. So I assumed they started a little later.
Well, it turns out they didn’t quite finish what they planned, with Illhoof, Prince, and the two dragons still to go for night two.
And Camila was asking if I had any characters unsaved, they wanted to down Prince.
Well, yes I do. I told him I had my Beastmaster Hunter that was unsaved, and nothing else. And I told him I was sorry I couldn’t help them out.
He told me he needed DPS, and asked me if my hunter was Kara geared.
Now, maybe he MEANT Kara geared the way I have totally munchkined my Druid and Shadow Priest.
I took it to mean, was my Hunter as prepared to perform his role as a Hunter should be inside Kara, and I said yes.
And he is. Technically.
I have Misdirect macros, Focus and Aggro and pull macros, and I have gemmed out gear and the rest. And I have a planned out shot rotation and the best gun and ammo I could get without raiding.
BUT… Windburn is my farming character, because no one really needs more DPS on runs, compared to Druids and Priests.
And Windburn is, literally, in all blues, one green, and a pair of epic gloves. That’s it.
But I followed BRK’s gearing up for Kara article and worked hard to get at least reasonable for 5 mans and be Kara ready… to go in for Attumen and work my way up.
So Windburn’s first introduction to Karazhan was Prince. Damnit. No pressure, right?
So I did the Misdirect pull to camila the tank, and sent my pet on in, and forgot to turn Growl off for about 30 seconds (damn noob), and took my time getting my ass up on that pole so Infernals won’t hit me.
And then I finally started whacking away.
Our first attempt, we got Prince down to 2%. I realized in the middle that;
- I had no buff food. (Except Kibler’s Bits)
- I had no scrolls.
- I had no pots.. at all.
- I still had my Riding Crop equipped instead of my Bladefists’ Breath.
Soo… God, I suck, right? BRK is never gonna talk to me again. And in all blues and a green. Just… I’m a waste of a slot, right?
Well, I asked if I could hearth and get a summon back so I could get the neglected stuffs. And I scurried off, tail between my legs, hoping to do better on try two.
I grabbed a Healing Potion Injector, some Scrolls of Protection and Agility, some Hit Rating food, and realized I didn’t have any Major Agility pots… but heck with it, they are waiting on me. And it’s not like I’m not going to suck anyway, pots or no pots.
I get a summon back, and we get set for try two.
And this time I take even longer getting my ass back up on that pole near the door, where the Infernals can’t zap ranged. Wulfa, seriously.. it’s not just you, I was trying and trying and TRYING to get on that thing for 30 seconds.
But I DPS my heart out with my shot rotations, and Kill Commands, and Rapid Shots, and Trinkets as soon as they are off cooldown, and Mending Pet.
In the group are our good friends Camila on his Prot paladin, and Unseenfiend on Camila’s healing Paladin alt Muralimohan. They are both kick ass, ran with them plenty of times before.
However… and keep in mind that the Hunter survived but I didn’t… this is what the Recount looked like after Prince went down;
That other Hunter, Rannan? Almost all epics, but specced with Trueshot Aura.
And I out DPSed the Warlock. Don’t know what that means about him, it’s the hunter that tripped me out.
I don’t care how good I think I am as a player, there is no way I should out DPS a Warlock and an all epicced out Hunter on a straight ranged DPS fight with my gear.
Unless… reading Big Red Kitty, working on my shot rotations, understanding how my spec is supposed to work, and trying my best actually does trump a better geared player with an inferior spec?
Well, I call out DPSing an all epicced out 0/40/21 Marksman Hunter a sign that SOMETHING is wrong, either with the player or the spec.
I did a compare on WoW Heroes between Rannan and Windstar. You go ahead and do the same, and tell me that something isn’t seriously wrong there.
I can’t help but feel sorry for Camila and Unseen. They are two great people, but the folks they got on that pug… ugh. NOT poised for success.