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Wrong Toon, Dummy!

April 4, 2009

So there I was on my shaman, waiting for some slacker pugs to get closer to the stone so we could do some summons for Utgarde Keep. Nobody seemed to be in a big hurry to get there so I was going to level some herbalism. All your goldclover are belong to me.

I near a yellow dot on my minimap and suddenly I see a vykrul mob riding around on something. A quick click shows me that it is none other than Vigdis the War Maiden. It’s a rare spawn ZOMG. I’m specced Resto at the moment so I wonder if it’ll be a tough kill like the rare spawns in Burning Crusade. But it’s not. Ding! Northern Exposure! I think at the time that it’s a little silly that my shaman of all toons found one, but hey, what can you do.

A week or two later I’m herbing again in Zul’Drak and draw some aggro and it’s a mob I don’t recognize. Hello there, Griegen! I’ve now killed two mobs on my way to the most insane achievement evar, Frostbitten.

Just the other day, I got to take the mage along to a Naxx 10. Which we’re totally sick of, by the way, but that’s another post. Anyway, two achievements were obtained without even attempting to try. The first was Arachnophobia. We weren’t rushing it, we just calmly and with precision destroyed Faerlina and Maexxna and it didn’t take an hour to hand out two pieces of loot. The second was Make Quick Werk of Him. Patchy went down in style in 2:52.

So for those keeping score at home, that’s an achievement (and two rare mobs) killed on Doffy the Shaman and two achievements earned on Sherm the Mage. Take a moment and guess how many of those Doofy the Paladin has.

If you said none, you win! Please e-mail me for your prize. (Note: prizes void where prohibited. Which is wherever you are reading this.)

On my paladin I’ve done 3,000 quests, gotten exalted with over 20 factions (on the way to 25), spent 1,200 gold on a 22-slot bag, took 10 minutes hitting a level 80 elite barehanded, spent way too much money on mounts and pets and gotten a few other pretty darn ridiculous achievements. But I’ve never seen a rare mob and certain achievements will just elude him forever. Despite being Guy Who Never Dies On Heigan (four months and counting since the last DanceFAIL), I am just not allowed to have The Safety Dance achievement.

What achievements have you gotten on the wrong toons?

25 Useless Facts About Doofy!

February 12, 2009

If you’re on Facebook (which I am. I mean, the guy who writes this, not an actual Facebook page for Doofy. Because that would be weird.), you are probably familiar with the 25 Random Things meme that is working its way around like bird flu. You post a note where you list 25 facts, opinions, thoughts and other random things that can be as in depth or as shallow as you want them to be. In lieu of some actual blogging content, I thought I’d do the same for Doofy. And since I’m required to “tag” people here, I tag everyone reading this. Suckers!

1. We’re nearing three years since I first started WoW. Games rarely stick with me for that long.

2. There will be things on here I’ve mentioned during earlier entries, such as: Doofy was not my first character. That was a troll rogue made on my old roommate’s account. I named him Bojingo. We had been watching a lot of Scrubs on DVD at the time.

3. When I got my own account I rolled another troll rogue and levelled him again. I got him to the 50’s and then rolled Doofy. He’s still in the 50’s.

4. I was in the same guild from the low teens until returning to the game last August when it pretty much collapsed while I was gone. It took quite a bit for me to finally leave the guild even though there was nobody in it.

5. This past weekend was spent getting the Ambassador achievement. I got exalted with Darnassus on Saturday and spent today getting Exodar and Gnomeregan Exiles reputation. I only needed about 15 stacks of Runecloth to finish out the Exodar rep.

6. I’m also about 160 quests away from 3000. This frightens me, actually.

7. Even if I have nothing to do on him and plan on playing an alt, I always log Doofy in first. It’s tradition.

8. I’m a keyboard turner, a clicker and I make very minimal use of macros. I don’t use that focus thing either. How I manage to kill anything or keep people alive is a miracle.

9. Still bitter about that Illumination nerf. Even though I never run out of mana anymore.

10. I hate that you can AoE down all trash in Naxxramas. Even on 25-man. I refuse to cast Blizzard on my mage. And I try to keep my AoE damage to under 10% of my damage total.

11. I admit to being biased against night elf hunters. Which is why I love people like Pike who do what they can to buck the Huntard stereotype. (Oh and hi to Rilgon too.)

12. I lag massively in Dalaran and this computer has 4GB of RAM. I bet it’s because my video card sucks.

13. I dinged 62 off of Onyxia in the first two weeks after The Burning Crusade was released. I have the screenshot somewhere to prove it.

13. I am an UI minimalist. The only thing that really mucks with the default UI is AG Unit Frames so I can make big bars to see exact health and to heal people easier.

14. I play a paladin as a main. I have the ability to heal, tank and DPS. My respec cost is 15g. You have permission to hate me for it.

15. I am a ridiculous packrat. My bank is an absolute disaster right now. But no matter what, I will never part with the 6 pieces of the Tier 0.5 set. I would love to get the tier 0 helm and chest and finish the chain. I idly wonder if it’s doable solo.

16. I enjoy randomly putting Crusader Aura on in groups because it makes people mad.

17. The mage nerfs have filled me with RAAAAAAAAAAAGE. I was finally having fun again on Sherm. And it had surprisingly little with being able to outdamage other mages that outgear me by pretty high margins. Although that was pretty nice.

18. I believe I am the only blogger from Thrall. If anyone out there knows of someone else, let me know.

19. I’ve grown into the Doofy name and kind of accepted it even though I never intended on seriously levelling the character. In my old guild quite frequently and even sometimes in my current guild, people are referred to by their real names. Except me. Frequently heard over vent: “Hey Steve.” “Hey Sarah.” “Hiya Chris.” “Hey Doofy.”

20. Secret: I sometimes raid on my mage while not hit capped. It’s not intentional, honest.

21. I’ve never heard the term “best in slot” so much before Wrath’s release. And I like it, because saying “best in slot” sounds vaguely dirty.

22. I have no desire to level my shaman. He’s 90% to level 75. I had him elemental for a few levels and it went by pretty quick but it was mind-numbingly boring. He’s currently resto and I use him to heal guild alts through the mid-level instances.

23. I hate PVP.

24. I have the 10,000 Honorable Kills achievement.

25. #23 is very likely a result of #24. Since the only way to get properly itemized holy paladin gear before BC was PVP, I did nothing but Alterac Valley in the 3 months between hitting 60 and the release of BC. I probably have less than 100 HK’s since BC’s release.

The Neverending Mana Pool

December 20, 2008

A quick poll for my readers:

Is 25.7k mana raid buffed enough? I say no. My guild thinks I’m crazy. What say you?

A Doofy Year

December 13, 2008

I just now decided to check when exactly I made my first entry and it happened to be made on 12/12/07, which means this blog is now one year old. Hooray!

I see 14,187 hits in a year, which is 14,185 more than I expected to ever get. I never came close to topping this as the best thing I’ve ever written (2,333 hits!) and that is rapidly approaching one year old as well. I thank all my commenters and linkers (if I’m not linking you back, please let me know!) I also thank you guys for sticking with me during my forced hiatus from WoW. The new place is doing well, though I really, really miss my money.

It’s been a Doofy 2008. Here’s to 2009 being even…um, Doofier.

20 Hours (or more) In Northrend

November 15, 2008

Rather than bore you with stuff here, I finally used the Twitter account I signed up for ages ago and had some sporadic updates during my inital sessions with Wrath.

http://twitter.com/doofythepaladin

Also, go ahead and follow if you want, I’ll be sure to return the favor.

Everything Must Go!

November 11, 2008

In the final days pre-Wrath, the time has come to face the biggest boss of all, one that hasn’t been nerfed in the slightest.

My savage lack of bag and bank space.

I’m a horrible, horrible packrat. It doesn’t matter what size bags they make, I’m always out of damn space. With Wrath nearing, I was determined to get it down to reasonable levels and make some money while I’m at it.

I sold all the ore Doofy had been stockpiling two weekends ago, of course offering the lowest prices around. The price of Adamantite Ore had been surprisingly steady throughout the life of BC. Fel Iron had gotten dirt cheap, though. I also parted ways with my Khorium supply, which had been building up pretty much since I hit 375 Mining. Never seemed to find much of a use for it. All told, I earned about 250g off of that.

This weekend, looking at Sherm (who I haven’t done anything of note on since 3.02 in silent protest), his gem bag was full to bursting. So I cleared that out too, offering blowout prices on cut gems, such as a dozen Solid Star of Elune, Living Rubies of multiple varities and Potent Noble Tobaz. Combined with offering the cheapest prices on the stacks of green gems I still had, that was over 300g just off of gems.

And the cloth, holy crap, the cloth! Netherweave Bags for everyone! I swear I’ve made about 30 in the last two weeks and that was another couple hundred gold. I even was able to get a few Imbued Netherweave Bags mixed in there, and they always sell very very well.

While Doofy will always have his couple of bank bags filled with old world quest items and six pieces of Tier 0.5 which I will part with over my dead body, I managed to consolidate or otherwise get rid of various other items such as potions, elixirs, flasks, cooking materials (WTB Stormchops recipe) and miscellaneous rep items. Doofy (who will get 80 first, since how can I have a blog called Doofy the Paladin and not do that?) should have a good fifty slots to play with going into Northrend, and that doesn’t even count my cleaned out mining bag. (Note to self: Stop leaving your mining pick in the bank, you noob) And for me, that’s a lot.

How did everyone else’s fall cleaning go?

Early 3.02 Thoughts While WoW Reinstalls

October 16, 2008

I had some wonkiness last night trying to get some addons working again and attempting to log back on resulted in the Launcher breaking so I am presently reinstalling WoW as I twitch constantly. I separately downloaded the 3.0 patches before leaving for work so hopefully I’m up and running shortly, but here’s some thoughts on what I’ve witnessed.

1. The Nerf factory is probably working overtime for the hit Retribution is going to take. Seriously, it’s disturbing now and should the dps that can be output should not be possible. I’m all for just about any spec that isn’t talent points assigned randomly being viable, but the Paladin is a hybrid class that can tank and heal. Having Ret be leetsauce DPS will cause more players to choose that spec, thus reducing the available number of healers and tanks, which we’re generally short on already. And no, Death Knights will not fix the problem. Yes, you heard me.

1a. I am happy that my Holy dps appears to have gone up as splash damage. Maybe leveling to 80 won’t suck. I’m not used to the new Judgement system yet, and it’s going to take a bit to get used to not judging Crusader as my opening salvo.

2. Oh, poor Sherm’s awesome 40/0/21 Arcane/Frost spec is deadder than dead. The talent that truly makes it work (Spell Power) is way too deep in the Arcane tree. I went into the new mage talents blind and attempting to rework the spec was a total disaster. I need to pay for a respec, but for now Sherm is on the shelf short of any tailoring or jewelcrafting that needs to be done. I’m tempted to go full arcane, and I know it might be insane, but I just can’t bring myself to putting any points into fire.

3. Resto shamans took a big ride on the buff train. The spec is still 0/5/Everything Else, and there just aren’t enough talent points to get everything you want right now, there’s that much good stuff there. Love the new Earthliving Weapon, more than makes up for changing Wrath of Air totem to haste, which is nice. There is something so very wrong about Nathrezim Mindblade becoming my healing weapon, though.

4. We killed Gruul last night in about two minutes on his fourth Growth. I really feel bad for him. Seriously. It wasn’t even fair. No wonder they took the bear mounts and title quests away. And now I’m looking forward to 2 hour Karazhan clears.

5. Achievements. Are. Awesome. It’s like they took crack and somehow made it more addictive. Seriously, folks, you can really never be bored with World of Warcraft again. Just open up the Achievement screen and you’ll find something that you’re near. It’s a never ending supply of carrots. Really.

6. “Basic reading ability is required to fully enjoy this game.” I read that on the back of a GBA Polemon game once and I really think it should be applied to every single game and especially World of Warcraft. It was my mantra in trade chat during all the insanity Tuesday night, after every OMG MY MOUNT AND PETS ARE GONE WTF?!?!?111!

Week(s) In Review

August 30, 2008

A brief summary of the things I’ve accomplished since returning to the game.

– Joined a new guild. This was a tough decision to make. Shuffle had been the only guild that I had known ever since Doofy joined it while, like, level 15 in Westfall. And what I came back to was an empty shell of a guild. All the founders and core folks in the guild had basically quit the game. Those who didn’t quit left for other guilds. The only active folks in the guilds were little-used alts and bank leeches (the money ran out months ago, nary a deposit in sight). I ran around guildless on Sherm and Doffy for a few days, when an old acquaintance (whom I thought had left the server and/or WoW) sent me a tell and suggested I join his guild. I looked them up and found a couple more familiar faces in there, so I went ahead an joined Veritas et Aequitas. Good folks, and hopefully we’re going places.
– Upgrades! My hiatus began right before the 2.4 patch, and because I’m awesome, Doofy had 124 badges on him. So I immediately bought the Mexican, non-union, Tier 6 equivalent chestpiece. It is awesome. Like me. Sherm also was near the magic 100 mark and a couple of Karazhan trips and heroic daily quests (I kinda wish it could be Botanica every day) got him the caster chest for improved pewpew.
– Become fabulously rich. Between grinding out Shattered Sun Offensive reputation (exalted on Sherm and Doofy, Doffy is revered) and a lucky drop or two (a green enchanting pattern innocently master looted to me sold for 500g) and my own patented method for selling stuff on the Auction House, I have somehow amassed almost 6,000 gold. This is after nearly going bankrupt buying Jewelcrafting patterns for Sherm and buying Doffy’s flying mount after hittting 70 (see below). I think that money is going to go towards getting Doffy an epic flyer as he could really use it, being an herbalist and all. Sherm does not have a gathering profession, so I think it would be a waste of time for him.
– Gotten Doffy to 70. A couple more instance runs got him so close to 70, and I went and did some quests around Area 52 to finish it out. I did pick up a couple of items in Magister’s Terrace that got my healing to about 1,000 buffed which was good enough to sneak into a Karazhan run where I walked out with 7 epics. It’s a horrible mismatch of leather and cloth with the only mail item being the Tier 4 gloves. I’m not even using a shield! It’s a lot of fun, though, and will get easier as I get more items and badges. My other goal now is to gear him up well enough with an off-spec set to be able to plow through a zone or two of quests in a weekend, to earn even more cash.

Things I haven’t done:

– Used the beta key. I just don’t freaking have time. Where was this a couple of weeks ago, you know? Sigh.

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August 12, 2008

So I’ve decided that I need to finally get Doffy, my shaman, to 70. He’s almost all the way there, being 68. He is named Doffy because that happens to be the most common misspelling of Doofy, so when people call Doofy Doffy, I politely inform them that that is my shaman. And vice-versa.

Anyway, he’s been Enhancement all his life, from level 1 to 68. This was the logical spec for him because I already had a level 70 healer and a level 70 ranged DPS, so I needed a level 70 melee DPS.

Doffy was happily Windfurying his way through the 60’s, when the final two levels were just way too much to take. I’ve already done these quests multiple times, I couldn’t stomach some of them a third time. I’d much rather come back to them later when I was uber-geared and do them quickly for cash. Onto the LFG pool we went.

I get a tell in the Sethekk Halls LFG: “can you heal?” (note: “you” may actually have been spelled “u.”)

“Well, gee, I, uh, maybe I think I, uh, um, well, yes.”

*You have been invited to a group.

Oh, sh*t. What have I done?

“Hang on guys, need like five minutes.”

I hearth, haul ass to the Auction House, type in “physician” and buy a full set of mismatching mid-60’s armor. In rushing, I forget to look at neckpieces, cloaks and rings. I hike it to the IF shaman trainer (I could have gone to the Exodar, but man, is that place confusing.), buy a respec (1 gold! Told you I was enhancement all the way) and haphazardly throw talent points into the Restoration tree.

441 healing? Eh, that will do I guess.

I give the group the caveat that I just respecced resto for the first time ever and nobody seems to notice or care. The group gets started and here I am casting Healing Wave, Chain Heal, and completely forgetting to refresh Earth Shield on the tank and Water Shield on myself.

And I’m having the time of my life.

I initially resisted doing this, since I already had a healer, but it’s just so drastically different. Wrath of Air totem is great, Chain Heal is fun when it bounces right and Nature’s Swiftness is incredibly nifty. I’m getting better at remembering Earth Shield, too. I can’t wait to gear him up.

There were a couple of wipes in this Sethekk Halls run, but they weren’t really due to my healing as they were due to mis-pulls. A small handful of Ikiss wipes, since he sucks, but we got him eventually.

Then I went and healed Mana Tombs just for good measure. I’m hooked, and I’m 20% of the way to 70 now.

I’ve also come to the realization that Doffy (when geared a bit better, of course) can heal things Doofy can’t. Having been through heroic Magister’s Terrace a few times on Sherm, I know that as decently geared as Doofy is, I just can’t heal that thing. Especially on every boss after the first one. The entire party takes too much damage, my single target healing everyone just isn’t going to cut it. A Shaman would have a considerably smaller problem with that.

We’re up to 659 healing now, and there’s more to come. Who knew staring at health bars could be so much fun again?

Ridiculously late New Year’s Resolutions

January 12, 2008

Horribly late, of course, but I figured I’d mention these New Year’s resolutions that I’ve made for my characters (or have they made them for me? Hmmm.)

Doofy:

1. 375 Blacksmithing. Suck it up, you cheap bastard. I’ve even got an epic pattern that makes it worth levelling.
2. Replace these blue cloth shoulders. It’s the last piece of non-plate. I don’t care how you do it. Pray that the Shade of Aran drops his, get the ones from heroic Hellfire Ramparts or do some PVP for the welfare epics. They just look goofy at this point.
3. Do some freaking dailies. Again, suck it up and do them. Not the crappy ones, of course, but there are orcs in Shadowmoon Valley and ogres in Blade’s Edge that just want to hand me mad stacks of cash for a few minutes of work.

Sherm:

1. Replace that silly staff. Get a Karazhan drop, or finally hit Honor Hold exalted for their rockin’ sword. Done! I now have said sword, and the badge offhand to go with it, and it’s given me a net of 70 more damage. Woo hoo!
2. Finish your badge grind. Looks like you’ll need 25 more for the pants, and then another 25 if you want that wand and it’s hilarious 180 DPS.
3. Exalted Scryers. Come on! Use that spell damage to kill some blood elves. You’ll need the epic spellthread to go with those pants, and you’re probably not replacing those Mana-Etched Shoulders for a while so might as well put the exalted enchant on them, no?

Doffy:

1. Get 70! You’re 68 now, it’s not that much more.
2. Get Karazhan keyed. Not that your guild is going back there anymore, but it would be nice to have, just in case.
3. Use your Primal Might transmute as much as possible. It cost four of them to specialize, might as well try to make your money back. Pray for the epic five-proc!

Waldorf:

1. Stop forgetting about me. You only love me for my disenchanting. Jerk.
2. If you’re not going to completely forget about me, at least get me to 50 so I can train to 375 enchanting and use this bank full of mats I’ve been collecting.
3. Why am I camped in Exodar? This isn’t fair. I’m lonely. Can someone help me? Please?
Anyone? Hellooooooooo…