So… the New Year is a whole 16 days old… and I have managed to break not one, but TWO resolutions.  That may just be a new record!

Yesterday I logged on to WoW, and was immediately faced with a ‘Fellow guildie has invited you to join a group!’  Now, I had my suspicions… but hey, who would invite me to a group for anything important, right?  Especially with my awful gear!  Sitting at well below hit capped, with abysmal +damage, and certainly no haste or anything to speak of, I haven’t been game enough to venture into a heroic at this point, let alone a raid!

Well… turns out it was a raid.  Whoops!  So, I was quickly summoned into Naxx 10, sans consumables or anything else that would have helped a little, and confronted with a boss.  To be honest, it was all a bit of a blur to begin with – my net was being funny because we were in the middle of a storm, we wiped a couple of times, and then I was disconnected for the majority of the successful attempt.  Nevertheless, I somehow managed to get a nice pair of gloves – I tried my very best to refuse them, but it turned out that no one else wanted them… so, well, I was stuck with them.  What a hardship, eh?

We ended up finishing the Arachnid Quarter before we had to call it a night: I got the achievement as well as the gloves… and I still think they may as well have not had me with my sub-par DPS.  Seriously… 1350 DPS?  Absolutely pathetic!  I think that it can be attributed to a couple of things:  I was sitting at 10% hit, which is absolutely terrible, I had no idea what I was doing most of the time, my spec probably isn’t the best, my spell rotations were way off… OK, so basically it comes down to me being pretty darn awful.  We then teleported off to Dalaran, where I was promptly disconnected.  Luckily for them, the phone exchange where I live went down last night from the storm, so they were saved from having me along today.

Professions have also fallen by the wayside.  As usual, I start with the best of intentions… and then just stop bothering.  I don’t remember the last time I did an Inscription discovery… I have only done ONE cooking daily… I just can’t be bothered keeping up with it.  I don’t know what it is – they aren’t difficult, it only takes 5 minutes… although anything that involves me going to Dalaran I avoid like the plague.  Damn lag and disconnects!  I really hope Blizzard abandons the idea of central cities in the next expansion, although I just can’t see it happening.  One city for the WHOLE server is totally stupid.

How have you been going with your resolutions?  You would have to be doing better than me!

4 Responses to “New Year’s Resolution #287: quit raiding.”
  1. 1350 DPS isn’t the worst I’ve seen by far. Sure, not great, but not so bad as you make it out. It’ll get better.

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  2. 1350 DPS is not bad all things considered. But hey, you got an achievement and some gloves! :) And I resolved not to make any resolutions this year… so far I’ve kept that one. ;) (Although I do need to get my goals posted up. I don’t count those as resolutions :P)

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  3. Athlantar - Sen'jin says:

    Agreed. Ygg’s right. Lots worse out there than 1350. I’m willing to bet within 30 days, you’ll double your dps output :)

    -Ath

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  4. I’ll put $5 on that Ath!

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