Trying to change things up a little, I recorded an entire run in Violet Hold on Heroic, and then broke it up into three videos.
Then I narrated it a little!
So, yeah, this is a total experiment just for fun. And also something to see if there is any interest in my doing little things like this.
In this first segment, the Sidhe Devils went into Heroic Violet Hold, and the first boss we encountered was Xevozz the Etherial.
What I enjoyed about this entire run as something to record, was that even when you have a lot of experience in here… mistakes still happen. It’s how you recover from them that matters.
I love sharing this kind of stuff, because honestly, I don’t write a blog because I think I’m better than anyone. I write a blog for fun, and what I write about is covering mostly bear tanks because I’ve been playing this class a long time now.
Showing videos like this seem fun to me, so you can see right up front that I’m just a player with my own little quirks and ways of doing things, and while I’m sure some snob somewhere would ridicule me in a heartbeat… I just don’t care.
What I do works for me. I haven’t had any complaints from anyone I’ve ever run with about my tanking, so… keyboard turner? Clicker? Sure. So?
I’m just out there having fun just like everyone else… and it works for me. :)
I didn’t have a script, I just narrated on the fly. If you like the idea of my recording a boss fight and then narrtting some little tricks or pointers about what I’m thinking or paying attention to on the fight, just let me know. If you would rather I had a more relaxed chat, that would be very good to know too.
Andrige just emailed me to let me know he’d found a few interesting things… and that he made a YouTube to share them. :)
To quote Andrige;
Found some quite interesting features in the datafiles for Bear.m2, which is not the same model as our Dire Bear for Druids but at least up until right now, we’ve shared the same animations as ordinary bears in our forms. I found it quite odd that they decided that an NPC bear should be able to fish and eat, an issue important enough that they added an animation for it.
So I’m thinking they’ll add these emotes to our bear forms to make it able to eat and fish in forms, as well as showing they are creating animations to shut the gaping hole that is our mouth when it’s not necessary to show your fangs.
And here is the YouTube that Andrige created from Bear.m2. Enjoy!
For more precise info, The music is all The Offspring, from the album Splinter. I would have dearly love to use more of the album, since I love it so very much, but I thought these were approriate.
I’ve been asked which addons I use to tank, and the answer is, BigWigs, X-Perl UnitFrames, Quartz, Omen, Recount, Scrolling Combat Text (SCT) and SCT Options, and Fubar with assorted addons. I’ve also got other things going on, but those are the ones that actually do something in a raid. I hope that helps. :) X-Perl Unit Frames is a download, but the others are all installed directly from WoWAceUpdater, and I love it. I highly recommend all of them, as long as you isntall them one at a time and play with them to make sure they’re all happy. X-Perl in particular took me a bit to adjust settings with a widescreen monitor, but it was worth the effort.