How Navimie was nearly kicked from LFR
On Friday night I was having some weird spiky lag issues with Vent, and that didn't go well for us in arena. And I am not sure but I may have been having weird lag in game as well. I'll write about that in a later post - not everyone wants to read about arena!
So, we left our arena games, and Moo, Lush, Sev and I decided we would run LFR and help gear alts for tanking. Sev and Lush got on their monks and Moo got on his paladin, and I got on my alt... yeah right. I was on Navimie and off we went to do LFR Mogu'shan Vaults, the 2nd half. All four of us set our roll specifications to tank. I love that new feature from 5.3!
So Lush tanked, Moo was dps, and Sev and I were healing. Because we were in the first and easiest LFR, I was clearly going to be the top healer, so to make it more fun for myself I thought my challenge would be to heal twice as much as the next person below me. Which was Sev, but it was not as easy as I thought and I didn't actually make my goal but I was damn close a few times!
It was leading up on the trash to Elegon that I had a little incident. A blue dropped and it was one of those ones which could be used from level 85 and would be quite a good thing for a tanking alt or a levelling one. Last time one of those dropped in LFR, I greeded it, but some other person hit DE and it was sharded. What a waste! I was surprised to see that the blue came up with the need button enabled, so I hit need.
"Oh look," I said to my guildies. "A BoE! A tanking BoE! Maybe one of our alts can use it. I'm going to hit need."
"If you hit need," said Lushnek, "It will become BoP if you win it."
"Oh, I didn't know that," I said. I felt a bit bad, now I was going to look like a ninja in LFR.
I won the item. Sure enough, it bound to me. Poopsies.
"OMG who hit f***ing need on a blue," someone said.
"It's LFR what do you expect," someone else said.
"Who is the noob who needed that," said another person.
"I needed it for my offspec," I said. Which is not untrue, exactly. I was tank offspec. But I didn't need that item. "And I saved it from a DE."
Then people started talking about kicking me. OMG, I was feeling mortified. Kicked from LFR? OMG, what kind of noob am I to be kicked from LFR? I thought I'd better type something to save myself before a vote went out and 20 of the people who didn't know me just went along and voted yes to kick me.
"If you kick me, you'll lose a tank," I said. That wasn't very clear so Sev decided to clarify it in the next line.
"If you kick her, you will lose 2 healers, a tank and a DPS. So I wouldn't recommend it."
"Forget the blue, let's keep going," someone said.
"Who cares, kick them all," someone else said.
"Look at these idiots, bickering over a blue like a bunch of little bitches it's pathetic," someone said.
I hoped someone would realise I was the top healer and wouldn't kick me. The vote to kick didn't come, or at least I didn't see it. And so we continued on our merry way. By the time we got to Twin Emperors, the silly paladin who wanted to kick me started playing up and doing stupid things. He taunted one of the Emperors off Lushnek - not once but twice. I didn't heal him and nor did Sev, but one of the others did but we just ignored him and continued the fight and finished it off. We tallied our loots and none of us picked up anything new or decent for tanking. But maybe we could do more another day.
Well, I learned my lesson. Or at least something new. Don't need a blue in LFR or it binds to you. And as for my personal challenge, the best I could get was 36% to Sev's 21% of healing done in a boss. Elegon really ramped my heals up big time! Love that new tranquility change in 5.3 AND mushrooms. But at least I didn't get kicked from LFR.