The night of the patch, it was all I could to do log in and gawk at all the changes. While waiting for the ginormously huge patch to download (I didn’t have my background downloader running…don’t look at me like that!), I tried to download newer versions of addons I used. Cause I’m on top of things like that.
Wednesday night, I attempted to do the weekly with guildies. I say attempted, because for some reason, I kept getting booted from the game, sometimes as soon as I loaded in. Why was a mystery. I tried disabling all of my addons. My settings (somehow) were fairly low already. I had restarted my computer before even attempting to log on. It only seemed to be Endyme that had the problem. I logged on my priest and seemed to be fine. Eventually, I managed to get a summon from guildies into the instance and stayed online. Except I had no addons. *flails about in panic* It was bad. We had Jaraxxus for the weekly and there was a wipe. I can’t speak for the others, but for me, it was the deadly combination of no addons at all plus new abilities that weren’t entirely familiar. I mean, having more than 3 heals is just….overwhelming. I started ‘panic healing’, much like I did on my priest when I didn’t know what I was doing. I mashed buttons. Eventually, we got Jaraxxus and I logged off feeling the unfamiliar sensation of failure on my pally. She the character I feel the most confident on, that I always know what to do on. Even with previous expansions, I’ve never felt so unbalanced, so wrong, so off. Sufficed to say, Wednesday night was night was not my best.
Last night is a raid night for my 10 man. We were going to start anew in ICC, so folks could get used to their new selves. Once everyone started attacking the undead up front, I locked up. My lag was at 1 or 0 fps. It was pretty bad the night before, too. But this was BAD. RL suggested I log off and run the repair tool. Done. Then I launched WoW from the launcher (which I’ve never done, I usually click on the WoW icon in my dock. Surprise! My 3 stage patch hadn’t finished downloading! I thought it would continue to load while I played, since I was in the ‘green stage’, but guess not. Once I got all that downoaded, I logged in and woot! I could move!
After that, I just had to deal with the new abilities I had. And train myself out of using FoL and HL like I used to (which is gonna be haaaaard). I moved some abilities around, so if I mash the buttons I’m used to for FoL and HL, I use different abilities. As far as I understand things, Holy Light is kinda the new ‘regular heal’, with Holy Shock being something you use every time it’s up, cause it’s awesome and also builds up Holy Power. When you have 3 stacks of it, use your Word of Glory (it’s much like a Holy Shock). The Divine Light spell (I may have the name wrong), is biiiig, but costly, so don’t use it unless someone is in need of a mega heal. FoL….poor, poor FoL. It’s now an emergency heal. But, that’s what I think of Holy Shock as….arg, confused! Light of Dawn is interesting. Not sure what I think about this spell yet. I’ve been using it mostly to see the nifty graphic, and I can see where it’ll be useful when alot of folks are taking damage and just happen to be nicely arranged in front of me. Judgements are useful only to give you Judgements of the Pure and Divine Plea and Bacon got nerfed. *sadface* No more DI, dangit. And the ability I forget the name of but would reduce the mana cost of your spells for 15 seconds, it’s now all different and ups your haste and crit by 20% for a short span of time. Which will take some getting used to.
I feel much better than I did Wednesday night, which is why I’m glad I didn’t post the ‘omg the world is ending, I hate my pally’ post I was thinking of doing that night! But it’s gonna be wierd for awhile.