That is how you would describe what happened last night. I, through dint of persistence and perseverence, got myself to 1/3 of the way into lvl 19 and was all prepared to ding 20, finally get my cat form, and become an awesome cat/bear druid. We all log on, my druid, Dammy's warlock, and brother-in-law's hunter. The hunter is the leader but he really doesn't like being in that position so there were frequent discussions over where to go next. We ended up in the wetlands which was just a bit high for warlock and self but we decided to give it a go. I'm following along, healing, because I'm a resto druid, popping out faery fire and the moonshine thingy every once in awhile. Things are going ok, until a mob aggroes me. No problem, I don't start running around in circles (which I found out was a bad thing to do if you're the healer). I park myself next to the hunter who has the tanking pet. He ignores me. The warlock ignores me. I start healing myself but the mob had gotten a head start and it was too late for me. To top all that off, warlock had given me a soulstone which I totally didn't notice and sent myself back to the graveyard. Blah. So we went back to Bloodmyst Isle, they started discussing which quests to do, and I left them. Ha ha! No more healer for them! (At this point I was just a bit annoyed/frustrated). If they wouldn't keep me from being killed AND since they ran around like chicken's with their heads chopped off making it really really had for me to keep track of everyone, I would ding 20 solo. I started finishing off all my quests on bloodmyst, they eventually did join me but they helped instead of hindered this time around. And I dinged 20. I have my cat form, but haven't completed the water quest because it was really late for me and it probably wouldn't have gone really well.
So I'll be respeccing (I have no idea how to spell that) my druid from resto to feral, warlock will become Dammy's soloing toon and his priest will be joining us. Sigh. I had already respecced from feral to resto, gotten some cool gear, too. Now I have to do that all over again. Fortunately gear isn't too expensive at lvl 20 . . . but now I have to start reading up on feral druids. Can I use my cat form to start an attack and switch into bear if I need to direct mob attention back to myself? What is the best attack sequence for all you feral druids out there? What kind of gear would you get? Do you think a druid, a priestie, and a BM hunter with pet's growl turned off is a good group? You see, I feel like I'm sinking in a pit of druidness with NO idea how to properly play one, but I like being able to switch into different forms.
Thankyou all for listening to me rant and complain a bit. It feels good to get it off my chest (which, by the way, is now a NE and so the guild tabard will actually look like stars on a dark blue background and not two humongo white patches).