Nothing rhymes with scenario

WoWScrnShot_022813_220829I continue to be dissatisfied with scenarios. I’ve run a few an I keep running into the same problems. Simply put, they’re confusing.

When I’m doing a quest if I’m confused about what I’m supposed to do, or what to do next I consult the quest text. Usually there, carefully spelled out, is the instructions for this quest(“Oh! I’m supposed to take their picture with the camera, not kill them.. ok”). Rarely beyond that I need to consult the comments on WowHead to figure out what I’m doing wrong.

With Scenarios I’m finding that I miss the quest text and I am OFTEN confused about what I’m supposed to be doing or how I’m supposed to satisfy the requirements.
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Whar’s ma DPS.. AGAIN?

gnome_girl1I picked up Mists of Pandaria ~3 months after the initial launch. It took me 1 month to level to 90. Considering I was only leveling a few days a week.. and I took a week or so off when my video card died and to experience battle pets I think it’s safe to say that by the time I hit 90 and -started- doing heroics most everyone else in my random heroic group has been running these same heroics for nearly 4 months.

I can almost feel them /pat me on the head when I announce at the beginning of each run that “I’ve never run this Heroic before so I’d appreciate any pointers you have”.

For them, this instance is old hat. They know which way you go, where you stand, how you pull the boss, whether you spread out, stand 45 degrees off of each other or stack up. For the most part they already have the loot off the boss so they aren’t carefully scrutinizing each drop to figure out if they need it and if it’s an upgrade. They are running willy-nilly out of the room -while- I scrutinize the loot making it very difficult to keep up/know which way to go. They’ve already completed the quests.. so they’re not looking for sparkly things as they go through the instance.. nor are they completing the instance only to find that they must have missed one of the quest items (only to have that silly quest sit half finished in their quest log).
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Scenarios: A Little Patience

Yeah.. ok I don’t get it.

At some point while leveling I picked up the quest “A Little Patience” which wanted to send me into a scenario. I held onto it for a few days.. first off, I am still kind of puzzled about what a scenario is.. and once I figured out what it was (kind of like a dungeon, kind of like a group quest, except you don’t need specific roles.. supposedly) then my plan originally was to read up about the scenario before I tried it. BUT THEN I HAD A “BRILLIANT IDEA” {cue ominous music}

If Blizz has done their homework.. and it’s true that anyone can jump into a scenario at any time, with no specific roles.. then it shouldn’t be required for me to research the scenario before I jump into it. If Blizz has done right… then once I get in the scenario it should be OBVIOUS what I should do. RIGHT? Yeah, not so much.
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Srsly Blizz?

WoWScrnShot_020313_095258Seriously.. WTF? What’s the big idea putting a battle pet out in the middle of the ponds? It’s a damn fool thing if you ask me.. I can’t battle it while I’m swimming.. and I can’t battle it while I’m walking on water. The only thing I can do is kill it and hope it spawns elsewhere, closer to the shore. SERIOUSLY? That’s just FRUSTRATING!
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Vale of Eternal Meh

grumpy-girl2Last night I had a grump.

I’m playing through Kun-Lai Summit and I got to the part where I saw the opening of the gate to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

[ Aside:
So.. ok. The gate is now open. I’m just going to keep my mouth closed about how dang silly a “great wall of Pandaria with a gate” is for a hidden land which hasn’t been opened since early in the mists of time.. on.. you know, on a planet where flying is NORMAL and as easy as buying a flying mount. I don’t think their secret land is as secret as they think.

Frankly having run around in it for a (very short) while the only thing I can come up with is that the only reason it’s stayed empty is because everyone who has flown in there eventually just wandered off.. because Damn that place is boring. Pretty.. but nothing exciting going on there. *yawn* ]
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

That’s “Mistress of the Universe” if you please

I -knew- it reminded me of something.

Orko.. He-mans side-kick. This [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Oh Snap!

…and just like that it changes…. again.

I guess I know better.. it being patch day and all.. but on Tuesday EJ Affliction thread said Imp was the best bet with a spiffy talent spec and specific glyphs.

Then, like -that- it changed and today it’s back to saying the Succy is now the best pet with a [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Where are we going? and why are we in this Handbasket?

Last night as I was cooking dinner (Ground beef and barley stew)(It was yummy) my fiancé informed me that our raiding group’s main tank has decided to leave the game. There were a lot of different things that fed into his decision.. but there it is.

I really like the tank that’s leaving.. and I’ll be [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Ripsnarl’s Ghosts

In Deadmines on the fight with Ripsnarl.. where you have to quickly kill off the ghosts while the boss runs in and out of view.. how do you handle it?

I ran into a keyboard-throwing incident over the weekend where I was in a group with a shadow priest and the two of us were struggling to [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Since we’re on the subject…

Bursty classes (Rogues and hunters I’m looking at you) who pipe up in Vent with “Hardie har, looket, that last 5 second long fight I hit 38k damage” .. you can all just die in a fire.

It’s cold comfort to know that I’ll probably kick your ass in the boss fight.. but SERIOUSLY stop linking the [...]