I Feel Dirty

I just sent a fellow guildmate a link to Nightcrowler’s Feral By Night addon. You know, the one I’ve so maligned in the past?

You see, I have a new kitten. (Feral Druid, not a real kitten) And he wants to raid with us. Now, I’ve got a pretty hefty pride for my own class, and for ferals in particular. The very LAST thing I want to see is a feral scraping the bottom on numbers and I’ve been warned this particular person has some… issues.

With pretty much everything.

But it seems he knows he’s bad, so that’s a plus. If you think you’re awesome there’s no room for learning new things. A willing mind is a wonderful thing to teach.

I still feel dirty for throwing crutches at him though. I’m a bit of an optimist when it comes to people. I try (consciously) to believe that, given enough effort, anybody can learn to be good at something. I tend to learn pretty quickly, but I’ve worked with those who don’t and all they require is a little more patience.

I’m giving him crutches because I suspect he’s one of the latter. A person who will take a while to learn things, and I’d rather get him up and running (and raiding) now, than wait 3-4 weeks while I sit behind him with a wooden yardstick and watch him at the target dummies.

That wouldn’t be fun, for either of us.

In other news, if you’re over the age of 18 and enjoy horror flicks, definitely check out a little game called Requiem: Bloodymare.

My husband picked it up a few weeks ago and I dabbled my toes in it too. I really like the graphics. Poly counts are good, textures are really nice, but the animation takes the cake. Really, this game has TOP NOTCH animation. It’s very, VERY good. Fluid, weighty, believeable, and oftentimes creepy as all get out.

There are a few problems. Quest destinations can be vague at best and outright wrong at worst, randomly characters will jump sideways when they should go forward, and there’s a complete lack of proper text formatting. (Word integrity is not preserved)

Observe:

I play a ‘human’ Templar. Well, she’s a
templar right now, I plan to level her i
nto a Radiant when she gets to the right
level. I can only heal myself right now
but I hope to have proper spells eventua
lly to heal other people.

That’s what text boxes are like. It’s a little maddening for the literary-minded (like myself) and completely irrelevant to the non-literary-minded (like my husband).

It’s free to play, and definitely worth a look. If you’re curious, you can find me on the PvP server (there’s only one). Just look for Alegra, Maelix, or Shmee.

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  • Comments (2)
    • Invi
    • July 27th, 2009

    You should try to get your new kitty to use a timer addon with it. I wouldn’t consider that a crutch. Personally I use NeedToKnow and FeralByNight. I find myself looking at the NTK timers much more often than FBN, but having them both there does help me react faster as opposed to when I wasn’t using an addon to watch my timers. I intend on waiting until I’m not looking at FBN anymore consciously to turn it off. Since I’m still new to kitty, I don’t see anything wrong with having it up in the mean time. 🙂

    All in all I think it’s personal preference, though. Never know, your new kitty might hate that addon. :p

  1. Feral dps is kind hard by itself. It’s one of the most complex rotations and even crutch addons won’t do miracles. Let’s see how it goes, and I definitely believe people can learn even the hardest things, but I would not expect a good performance – not for a while.
    If it was a seasoned raider just starting to dps as a new class, might be different, but learning to raid while learning that particular class can be a tough challenge indeed.
    It will take some time, but if he’s willing to put the effort, hope he enjoys it.

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