Coming off the levity of the last post, I thought the time was right to bring back a little serious discussion.
Thus, may I present to you…
The Return of AnnCoulter!!!
I was just sitting there last night, perusing my charts and spreadsheets for Rogue gear and specs, and it occured to me…
WHAT THE F&^( AM I DOING GEARING A ROGUE WHEN I HAVE A HUNTER I LOVE?!?!?
So, I resurrected my poor, lost, abandoned Hunter.
I know why it happened. When I transferred to Horde side, I had a newfound fascination with all things Hordie.
In the time that has passed, I’ve grown to love the Horde culture in a way I never thought I would (except for those damn Undead, anyway), but still… something was missing.
That something was my Hunter.
With a new feeling of enthusiasm, I returned to the Alliance, dusted off my hunter, and checked out her gear.
Damn… my Rogue’s only been 80 a week, and she’s already got a better ranged weapon than my Hunter. That’s embarassing. HPoS hoeeeee!!!!!
I did more than just randomly start tearing up the Heroics, however.
I actually ventured into the realm of Elitist Jerks, to see if there is any love to be found there for Beastmasters.
You cannot imagine my joy at finding that Rosamonde/Florimel has been doing more than just keep it alive… she’s even updated the main BM thread with the latest ‘taken out of context’ quote by Ghostcrawler.
You know the one… the one the asshats grabbed ahold of to show why Blizzard agrees with them not to allow BM into their reindeer games.
Well, Rosamonde is certainly keeping the torch held high in the Elitist Jerks community. And she links to several other resources helpful as well.
I read everything in her main thread, I studied specs, some spreadsheets, checked out MaxDPS, did a little more reading, and then went out and changed a Glyph, modified my spec, and started making a list of potential upgrades.
But now… now I have an interesting decision to make.
On the one hand, I’ve got Voytek the Spirit Beast Bear, my staunch and true companion, whom I dearly love. And I really enjoy taking him with me to instances, and just bumming around with me in general.
I also don’t really care what my DPS is, as far as being a hundred up or down where I *could* be. You know what? In the real world, boys and girls, we accept the human factor into our estimates. The human factor… such as knowing I’m more liable to blow my DPS due to leaving Viper on for half a boss fight than I am because I ain’t using a MM or SV spec.
You can talk all you want about optimum potentials, the reality is, the human factor means if I screw up for one second, all that potential is out the window. It also means that my judgment is called into play. Is it better to keep mindlessly burning through my rotation, or do I go off the GCD to drop a Freezing Arrow on an incoming Rifleman in Heroic Halls of Reflection?
There is more to the game than rotations slavishly adhered to, and I’m sorry, but sub-optimal spec or not, I’ll take my judgment over most of the players I get grouped with and take my chances on the final results of the Damage Meters, thanks.
So, all that being said… the Elitist Jerks thread says that Devilsaurs are the highest damage Ferocity pet available to me.
Sure, I ain’t all hung up on DPS…
But I just so happen to HAVE a Devilsaur in my Stable.
Ahem. AnnCoulter, come on out of your kennel!
Damn, AnnCoulter may be ugly, and her skin is hideous, and those fangs are just nasty, and that breath! Whoof!
But boy, she can sure bring a smile to my face when I zone into an instance, can’t she now?
There’s just something that warms the cockles of my Conservative soul by saying, “All right AnnCoulter, go git ‘em!”
Hey, just because I’m a political conservative doesn’t mean I can’t have a sense of humor. Nor does it mean I want Sean Hannity or Ann Coulter on my side in any debate over ideas you’d care to name. I still prefer to think of them both as liberal plants.
Anyway, this means I’ve got a tough choice.
Do I go with my buddy Voytek in my instance runs, the big soft cuddly bear, or do I bring out the most vicious, nasty, hideous fanged beast in existence to unleash upon my opponents?