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Bribing Tanks

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on April 7, 2011 by theerivs

So it’s come down to this…bribery.  I tanked for years without so much as a extra copper, sometimes not even a thank you. Now you have to bribe people to tank.

I don’t know people are really liking this idea it seems, to me it sounds…well kind of stupid. Here’s an idea, make your dungeons better. Most of these Cataclysm dungeons are really horse shit, hell even as DPS I fricking hate them.

But hey what the fuck do I know, I only stood eye to crotch with most of the bosses in Vanilla, and Burning Crusade. I think WoW needs to take a step back to that era and remember that even though we tried to change the future, we shouldn’t forget the past.

So is it safe to say Cataclysm is the Trial of Atlantis of World of Warcraft yet?

Tanks…You’re Welcome

Posted in MMORPG with tags , on December 14, 2010 by theerivs

We got alot of DPS running around my guild, and even though I am working on my warrior tank all this DPS is outpacing me. So after some thought, I decided to put my mage on the shelf, and get to work on my Paly tank, make the offspec Healing. Which is another thing we are lacking in my guild.

It’s not a huge sacrifice really, even though I LOVE the mage class, I am really a Tank at heart. I was a tank in Vanilla/BC/Wrath, and I was a tank in Warhammer Online. What can I say I like things beating on me, and I love looking at crotches, and I’m looking at you Gruul.

So I’ll keep working on the Warrior, but I’ll be doing some quests on my Pally Tankadin, trying to get two sets of armor together one for tanking. 

Once I get my Tanks all geared out, and ready to go I’ll return to my Mage, and get him up to speed. 

Found this wonderful resource for us Pally Tanks on Maintankadin

My Tanking Addiction

Posted in MMORPG with tags on March 29, 2010 by theerivs

Hi my name is River, and I have a tanking addiction….

WoW- So I started my World of Warcraft life as a Warrior.  I love just getting beat on, even when I knew Prot Tanks were useless in PvP, I still loved things like carrying the flag in WSG, or just protecting a tower, and getting beat on, and beat on. I use to laugh maniacally when 2 or more people were beating on me, and it would take forever to kill me. I took pride in the fact I was in many first boss kills for my guilds, that after nights of working out, and hammering strats it was me that lent a helping hand and made it possible.  For a long while I enjoyed the Warrior life, but as I raided, and ran heroics I started to tire of the other things that came along with being a tank.Leading, telling people what, and where they need to be. Babysitting really. So I hung the Warrior up, and delved into Magery.

Now I am playing a Pally Tank, and as I play and become more familar with the play style, I am enjoying myself more and more, even though I am just using the LFG tool. Who knows where I’ll end up, if I’ll raid or not. It’s pretty sick though, I’m getting enough badges so when I turn 80, I’m gonna get some pimped out gear.

WAR - Well in Warhammer I played the Tabletop game before, and I love Chaos, and the way the Chosen looked. So no doubt I played a Chosen, but not only played a Chosen, I built a blog around them.  I loved kiting the Bilelord in Bilerot, or figuring what to do with the Tree boss in Lost Vale. Being one of the few people in my guild who completed Lost Vale, I felt really good about my contributions. WAR falls in and out of grace with me, but I loaded it back up.  Even though I sacrificed my Renown Ranks for Dungeon running, and I am a lowbie 42 Renown Rank. I still had fun when 4 people were beating on me, and some Sorcs unleashed a few Pits under me, and I just walked over some Orders corpses. Also it was a great blast to see an old archnemesis. Buddylee the White Lion in som Scenarios.  I killed him a few times, and one time it was me and him one on one, and he tried to kill me, and wasn’t going anywhere fast, and just gave up.

LOTRO- Or Lord of The Rings Online, Turbine had a great deal $9.99, you get the game, and expansions plus 30 days playtime. You can beat that with a stick, so I decided to roll a Guardian which is a tank.

What can I say, maybe I’m a masochist and just loves to be punished…I have issues, and I need help.

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