Donnerstag, 8. April 2010

In which my paladin gets beaten up

Metaphorically speaking. You might or might not remember my paladin twink? He's a tank ultimately. He's level 55 now and slowly growing.

There was a time around level 51 when all I kept getting was the lower part of BRD which can be finished in like half the duration of a paladin blessing. Doing 10 times BRD just to level up once would probably have hurt my enthusiasm severely if it wasn't for teh "Eat this" spell, Avenger's Shield. My, I love this spell.

Right now I'm doing full BRD runs almost every time I zone in. Which takes some time to get used to. I need to account for at least one hour which prevents fast after-raid instances almost entirely. So the questing part increases. Starting the Plaguelands right now which will be interesting. I never had an horde character at this level.

I'm currently looking forward to Scholomance and Stratholme. Oh the memories.

When writing about pugs I'm well aware I should focus more on stories about noobs and idiots instead of dull progression reports. Because, let's face it, it's what entertains me the most as well, heh. But sadly I'm really bad at keeping bad experiences in mind to write about it later. Probably some sort of defense mechanism? However I have one good story to tell.

It happened in a pug with my hunter. The paladin healer (I suddenly see paladin connections everywhere now. Considering that 16% of all level 80 characters are paladins currently and I reckon it's worse on lower levels, it's no wonder.) was from my server, which I only noticed after he whispered me afterwards to apologize for the only wipe we had. And it wasn't his fault at all but the tank running to far ahead. He asked me if I would like to join another pug with him so he can prove that he's "not totally unskilled" as a healer. This really made me smile.

PS: Ich hab schon länger überlegt, ob es sich lohnt, den Blog auf Englisch anstatt meiner Muttersprache zu schreiben. Ich lese viele englische Blogs. Ich arbeite in einer englischsprachigen Firma. Zum Leidwesen meiner Gildenmitglieder fallen mir teilweise im Raid nur die englischen Entsprechungen für simple Alltagsworte ein. Ist wahrscheinlich nur eine logische Konsequenz. Und ich habe bei diesem Schritt auch prominente Vorbilder :)

PPS: Oh and thank you Vidyala, you commenting here convinced me to do it :)


  1. We Paladin healers seem to suffer from an inferiority complex at these lower levels - I'm not sure why. I really started to come into my own around level 50+ and feel confidentish... but it was all blown out of the water again when I hit 60 plus!

    I'm looking forward to hearing about your paladin, whatever you wind up doing. Outlands soon!

  2. I can imagine this complex is caused by the "flood" of healing abilities received by paladin healers. If I compare that to my priest's Heal, Lesser Heal, Flash Heal, PW: Shield, Prayer of Healing, Renew and Holy Nova at level 30, the lower level paladin's arsenal _is_ kind of limited.

    I really salute to the brave paladin healers all over Azeroth :)