Tuesday, August 7, 2007

PewPew MewMew And a Bubble

I was asked to switch Arena teams from PVPed in my Pants to Mew Mew Pew Pew and a Bubble.

This team consists of 2 Druids, 1 Mage, 1 Hunter, 1 Warlock, 1 Shaman & 2 Paladins (one Prot, one Holy). The Mage and the Holy Paladin are played by the same player.

We wanted to do our games last night but thanks to an Authentication Server issue, half the team couldn't log in. I leveled up my Warrior alt, Rabbitslayer while we waited. He's 27 now.

Eventually the issue cleared up and we got to get our games in.

The team we went with last night was 2 druids (Origami and Zadorr) 2 Paladins (Me and Rhubarb) and a Shaman (Wichita).

The first challenge we pose to opposing teams is identifying the healer. Unfortunately this challenge is somewhat solved by the fact that I have Season 2 Shoulders and I basically glow in the dark.

However this is actually a good thing, because they target me instead of the Holy Paladin.

Actually more often than not, the Shaman is the focus fire target. But with both me and Rhubarb healing him, its hard for opposing DPS to take him down, and mean while Orgiami and Zadorr are really putting a hurt on their healers/squishy DPS.

After 7 games we subbed in Jagdelf (BM Hunter) for Zadorr. Jagdelf does some nice dps and he adds a pet to the mix. That's leaves us with just one stealther, Origami.

The night went very well, we went 8-4 overall and got our rating over 1500. One of our losses was to a team from Dominion. I think that was simply a gear thing. At least one of the other losses was just a by product of us not playing together much. We had then down where there were 3 of us left (2 druids, and a Shaman) and all they had left was a Lock and a Paladin. But the Lock was basically able to DoT up all 3 of us, and we lost. I think as we work on communication and start getting more Arena gear, we will do even better.

I should have enough points next week to get the Merciless Gladiator chest, but I'm really debating if I should buy it or start hording points for the Merciless Gladiator Gavel. Now, the Gavel would be more for tanking than for PVP, but its one of the highest spell damage weapons that I can equip in the game. The others are in zones that I won't see for quite some time (SSC/TK).

It was a fun night.


Origami said...

I had a lot of fun and we learned a lot. I really like that we finally have a "talker" in our group now so that we know what's going on.
Before vent would be quite silent and then afterwards we'd be saying how we need to communicate more.
We could use a leader in that respect. Rhubarb is still learning, so you telling him what to do really helped and it let me know where the situation was going. When I've attacking someone I'm focused on either taking him down or locking him down. This means I don't get to look up and see what is happening with the rest of the fight (except when I've just been feared away and am now running back), so it's good to know what's going on based on other people's chatter.

With our success last night, we almost need to change our name to MewMew PewPew and Bubbles. :)

Wichita said...

Was great to have you on the team Honors. Like Origami said, we needed someone who talks more in the arena :)