And I was really bad at it!
This expansion has definitely been the expansion of my main. Alas sees most of my playtime and effort, with any free time I have going towards little projects in game (like my quest ALL THE THINGS undead hunter, who continues to be a hoot) or towards out of game activities like writing, applying for new jobs or baking.
(No one cares and this isn’t relevant, but I have turned into a baking fiend lately, and I’m not really sure why. I think it’s partly At’s fault. He has been so damn happy every time I’ve announced the making of cookies or the baking of bread. At first, I didn’t understand why – he’s never had much of a sweet tooth – but then I remembered he grew up with a whole passel of highly domestic women around him and things like homemade bread were part of his youth. I like seeing him made so happy by something so simple, so I’m sure my
conjuring baking endeavors will only grow.)
The point of all the above (I’m such a windbag), is that Alas is my main and my main focus. So when yesterday found me attempting to heal a raid on Alleulia, The Neglected Paladin, I was as surprised as anyone else.
Just before the raid I was in a mad scrabble to replace some really awful pieces of gear and get everything gemmed and at least cheaply enchanted. I still have some terribly weak pieces of gear (I’m looking at you, hat of something blathering), and I failed to reforge before heading into the raid, but I was as ready as I could be after an hour’s worth of effort and cash dumping.
We headed to BWD (Tuesdays being alt/farm night) and I immediately starting spazzing. I didn’t quit spazzing until two hours later when we finally called it a night at a nearly full clear.
I got thoroughly spanked on healing meters by two druids and I’m pretty sure the blame for most of the key person deaths (buh-bye tank types!) could be realistically laid largely at my hooves. I was mildly stressed the entire time. I stood in nasty things and died to things I’m still not sure about wtf happened.
I got a new sword for healing. I got achievements. I was full of derp and flail.
I had so much fun.
I’m going to try to run a few more heroics over this next week and see if the guild will let me try that again next week.