Thursday, August 7, 2008

Where Wulfa Wipes the Raid

Last Saturday was the infamous (in my mind) day. Regularly scheduled run through Kara, Wulfa was getting some sweet loot, and we had just downed Carburator (Curator, but I always think of the name I gave him when I couldn't remember his correct name). We were killing the trash, I send Boru after what I thought was the correct target, and to my horror he charges past our mob and into the next group. I tried to call him back but my reflexes were slow. We wiped, as the title indicates. I felt horribly about it-but then I blame being up til 3 in the morning and having Orclette wake me up at 8 (i.e. little sleep).

Fast forward to last night. Our fearless GM's had decided to split up Kara into two nights so the old folks wouldn't get too tired :). We were about to kill Moroes, targets were being assigned, and I was turning growl on Boru because he and Cassie were taking down their own target. And my cat starts to charge forward. This time my reflexes were faster and I called him back, but it really shook me. I considered turning in my hunter laurels and asking the raid to replace me. I turned that idea down fast because my grandma's voice comes into my head at times like that and says "Get back on the horse!" i.e., always get back on the horse when you've had a fall/nasty experience or you won't be able too next time.

So that brings me to my question. My pet's attack button is tied to x, which is close enough to my other keys that I could've accidentally hit it. Should I move it to avoid any more sending off of pet unintentionally? And how do you deal with wiping your raid group? And then almost doing it again?

Other than Boru being a bad boy again it was a fun Kara run. Shrinn was there, we were cracking up, being silly, *ahem* talking dirty :). We wiped on Nightbane 3 times and decided to save him for next time when we weren't as tired.

I have been asked to write a post about my tattoos. To my surprise it's taking more thought and planning than I had imagined. I have a list of questions commonly asked (yeah, it happens that frequently-apparently I'm a source of curiosity). Are there any questions you have for me? I realize you don't know what tattoos I have, but just thought I'd ask.

Stargate SG-1 is having a half-marathon day on the SciFi Channel. Happy days.


Nasirah said...

Yeah, I noticed him running forward. Nice catch! Sorry I missed the wipe though. (No, seriously, I am, those are always fun stories to talk about later.)

Squirrelz said...

Everyone has those "oops" moments. Even those of us who've been around for a while. Do you know how many times I've meant to tap ice lance to help a pally tank make a single pull and I accidentally blinked forward pulling an extra group? It happens.

-Your favorite tooltip. =D

Asara Dragoness said...

I have left my pet attack bound to the default of ctrl-1 because that way I have to hit two keys to make her go anywhere, and they're far enough apart that I have yet to hit 'em by accident.

If your group wipes and it's your fault, you say "sorry", and generally things move on. Everybody has bad days and does stuff by accident, you can't beat yourself up over it, or you'll end up not raiding any more because you're too scared that you might mess up. And that's just silly, IMHO!

When it comes to tattoos, I like hearing about why people got particular ones. I have 4 myself, and I am always interested to hear about the work other people have had done :)

Dammerung said...

Pausing to brag on my Wulfa:

She's got 12-14 :P

I can't remember exactly how many because I haven't counted them recently.

Andy C. said...

I left the pet attack to ctrl-1, but I also have a macro to hunter's mark/pet attack that I've bound to shift-t (as well as a spot on my toolbars). I keep meaning to go and add a modifier to the macro so I can shift click it to just cast the mark. All that to say that maybe rebinding the pet attack might not be a bad idea, but if you've only done it twice, it might not be worth it.

Anonymous said...

Wulfa. Do not feel bad. No matter how long you play a hunter and no matter how hard you try to remember, you will oops occasionally. That said, yes, moving the keybinding away from other common usage keys will help. But I still have my oops. And some of them I *don't* catch in time. The true trick is to make sure you try not to do it least for a half hour!

Gunsnbutter Excelsior/Uther