In deference to the comments you left in my earlier post today, here’s a mini story… call this one “It came from the pug”.
In the comments, Naturalregis made an in-joke about Kings.
Here’s the story.
The very first run I did in the series as a Pally tank this last week, the first resurrection of my tanking on him in months, I got Violet Hold.
I saw there was a Death Knight in the group, and I “know” (see below in the comments for more details) Blessing of Might gets overwritten by the Horn of Winter, so I made sure I had Kings set up for folks on Pallypower instead on the fly, quick buff and off we go.
Death Knight says, “Kings”.
“Shadow, Kings” (Because, as the only Pally in the group, there is confusion as to which Pally I think he’s talking to?)
Now, I use Pallypower. When you are in combat, Pallypower grays out (for me at least), meaning I can’t cast it on the fly from the Pallypower panel, I have to manually cast it by clicking on Party Bars and Spell Icons. At the moment, guess what, I’m in the middle of trying to pay attention and remember how to tank groups in a heroic instance and hold aggro from strangers competing for damage meters.
This may seem elitist of me… but do we really need to be spazzing over Kings on the first pull of a heroic Violet Hold? Can we truly not wait five damn seconds? Is your extra 15 dps REALLY make or break for the srs bsns of VH?
This Death Knight is damn near chanting “Kings” in chat.
“I need Kings”
Now, I’m getting pissed, and I’m also getting distracted and losing mobs and split pulls are flying all over the place and I’m getting frazzled and upset, I’m desperately trying to do my job and also figure out why he’s not getting Kings and what the hell is going on, and it just SUCKS.
Why am I letting this get to me?
Because stupid ass that I am, if I’m not doing MY job and giving him the right buff, I want to fix it.
Then I stop, pulls or no, and scan every. single. buff. the Death Knight has…
He has Kings.
He HAS Kings!
The little worthless son of a bitch has Kings already! He had it the ENTIRE F’ING TIME!!!!
I type in chat, “You HAVE Kings, damn it! Shut up!”
There is a pause.
I said, “You don’t need Might, your Horn overrides Might.”
He replies back, “Do you see me using Horn?”
Then he resumes the chant.
So I replied with one word.
I actually, in real life, mimed a hand gesture of taking a rolled up newspaper in my hand, and swatting the Death Knight on the nose as I said it aloud to myself, drawing it out the way Lewis Black does…
Then I put him on ignore for the rest of the run.
I related the story in vent later that night… and now, SOME people won’t let it go. Ahem, [Regis], ahem.