How to make heroics more interesting

| Sunday, May 2, 2010
1) Be the Insane.
2) Use a useless weapon which looks cool. I usually use Thunderfury.
3) Find a pretty dress. I went with Scarlet Sin'dorei Robes
4) For my pet I went with the Phoenix off the same Kael'thas.
5) If you can spare the defense loss, put on a hat as well. I used Crown of Destruction most recently, but Corp'rethar Ceremonial Crown also sets your head on fire. Repelling Charge is a great way to fill in missing defense.
6) Pygmy Oil.
7) Joke around, be silly, be insane, don't feel like you have to silently pull as fast as you can.
8) Run with a friend, so at least one person won't vote kick you. :)

In other words, recognize that most of us are so completely overgeared that we can afford to throw out stats for appearance. If you lose some DPS or avoidance or health or regen, so what? I'll take a one minute longer instance in exchange for enjoying myself during it. Less efficient? Only a moron would say that. Unless you derive inhuman amounts of enjoyment from the acquisition of badges, odds are you're going to have a net gain of happiness, and higher average happiness/time if you slow down ever so slightly in order to have more fun in the process.

At this point I don't even have much to gain from randoms. I have all the triumph gear I want unless I lose my mind and go holy. I don't need the gems. Or the gold. Sure I could get more gold, but what do I care? It's not worth doing something unfun just to get more gold that I don't need. That would be stupid.

Heroics cannot bribe me anymore, so I must enjoy them. And the insane hopping miniature blood elf paladin with thunderfury, rocket boots, and a pretty dress, is going to damn well enjoy her heroics!

Here are the necessary screenshots. They're not very good. Warning: My UI is terrible.

The pygmy oil actually flips sex, so when I clicked it off, I was a male human. I used some more to switch myself again, male humans look weird.


Unknown said...

I love this idea. I ran a heroic PoS with some that acted nuts, though only from their comments not their gear. But this I need to see. Screen shot, or it didn't happen.

Unknown said...

And now I see screen shots.

Anonymous said...

What's really fun is getting to tank in Ret gear, as a Ret spec, queued as dps. :) I've had the opportunity to do it twice.

First time was with 3 other guildies after an ICC25 run. I had about as many hp as the tank, who was moving a little slow. (I don't think the tank was /bad/, though. We just severely out geared 'em.) Our Shaman put Earth Shield on me and told me to tank on Vent. (They know I have a bad habit of unintentionally stealing aggro anyways. :P)

The second time our tank was a Fury Warrior tanking in dps gear. After I realized that was how the tank was out dpsing me, *and* the Tree Druid said "hurray for dps tanks," I just threw caution to the wind. Whoever got to the mobs first tanked.

Don't forget to use shape shifting items such as Orb of the Sin'dorei and Noggenfogger Elixir throughout.

Ahh, good times.

We Fly Spitfires said...

Well said! I couldn't agree more :) People forget that WoW has a lot of flexibility to "slack" (for lack of a better word) and that you don't need to be perfect in order to complete a dungeon. It's all about having fun not about min/maxing stats!!

Gauss said...

I tanked instances as fury in full DPS gear and in zerker stance. Was amusing.

Also I love entering the random with my Holy Warrior set and standing back and bandaging people.

Klepsacovic said...

Gauss, that's how my warrior first did BRD. I went prot after my healers kept collapsing into tears.

Iapetes said...

I particularly liked your random poem during a boss fight. Or whatever that was.

Klepsacovic said...

I believe that was me attempting to remember the first few lines of The Beatles "Fool on the Hill".

Nefernet said...

Tanking heroics in that robe is small...
My old main tank used to tank Ignis and Sarth3D with it (with def gems on it), back in the Ulduar times... :D
T'was good times !

When I play my hunter along an undergeared tank, as I don't want to get mad at tanking everything unwillingly, I put on RP clothes and an old bow and have fun too.

My guild's current MT finds it fun to start the event of the second boss of Utgard Pinnacle, and then pull Skadi. The aim then is to make the event long enough to have the 2 bosses together...
I remember wiping on the last trash mobs because we had kept the worm alive to the end and pulled the whole room... I think we spent more gold on that run that on the 3 hours of raiding before that.

Klepsacovic said...

I have tried to do the CoT dragon and Malganis at the same time, but it tends to die too soon. My true goal is to kill Malganis before the dragon.

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