Friday, February 19, 2010

That's not god, that's your tank. And he's angry.

That title has absolutely nothing to do with this post. But it's catchy. So it's staying.

If you've been following me on Twitter, or reading the blog, you might have noticed that the majority of my WoW time has been spent on alts lately, and not on raiding.

There's a reason for that unfortunately.

My computer is, and always has been, a complete and total pile of crap. Ever want to see what 25 man raids look like on 2 fps? Yeah, didn't think so.

Since the launch of Wrath, I've been able to overcompensate for my computer being so terrible by knowing my class and role backwards and forwards, spending hours reading and watching vids about the encounter, and doing what I can to overgear the fights.

As Resurgence treks further and further into 25 Icecrown however, it's been getting more and more apparent that my plan is no longer working. I remember looking at the healing reports from a Blood Queen attempt and being so disgusted and angry that I just had to walk away from my computer.

Ya know the times where you're just so freaking tired of something that you want to cry? Yeah, that's been these past several weeks. Tuesday I logged on before the raid and I thought 'I hope I end up waitlisted tonight'. When you're beginning to dread raiding, something's wrong.

I'm a good raider, and I personally think I'm a pretty damn good healer. But sometimes there's things that you just can't control.

So until I'm able to afford an upgraded computer, I've decided to step back from progression 25 man raiding. Unfortunately, with how our 10s are currently set up, that means I'm likely to not be included in the progression 10 raids as well. It sucks, I'm not happy, and I've tried everything else I can think of, but that's the way it is.

To clarify, I'm not leaving the game. I'm not going to quit blogging. I'm not stopping raiding. Things will just be different.

So, without raiding, it looks like I'm going to be spending a good bit of time on my alts, both on Stonemaul and the dabbling I've done on Feathermoon. I've also got a few achievements I'd like to finish up on Khiow, and hoping to finally get the Guardian of Cenarius on Khilana. I'm still going to kill Arthas before Cata, it'll just be a bit further down the road than I'd like. But yeah, this will be a few months of leveling.


*kicks computer*


  1. As someone who has also stepped away from raiding for RL reasons, you have my sympathy. There's still plenty of fun to be had in WoW though!

  2. Ugh, you definitely have my sympathy. I've had to take two breaks from raiding for computer-related reasons. First my PC fried, then my laptop (which can BARELY support raiding to begin with) mouse stopped working. And raiding with a trackpad? Hahahaha. Not happening.

  3. @Cynwise Yep, and I've been finding some of those things that I forgot I loved about the game =) It's not the same, but at the same time enjoying the break from the stress.

    @Dristanel I won't mention that I spent all of BC healing on a touchpad >.>

  4. I have a similar issue, my PC was fine at the start of Wrath for raiding, and since Trial has been near terrible. I managed to pull off good enough DPS even with the godawful fps, but I can't anymore. I did an ICC 25 the other night, started off with about 5 or 6 fps which was bad but compared to the 2fps I had later, on the movement intense fights... I'm going to be without a graphics card for a bit, getting it replaced. I feel your pain :<