Hahahaha, I love this. Please don't tell me if you are too young to know where this comes from. If that is the case, I hate you, but you also missed out on an awesome decade. 80s love.
So hello. Last night our raid had one of the worst off nights I can remember in a long time. Stuff that wasn't an issue 3 nights prior became issues. Everything that could have gone wrong seemed to go wrong... stupid mistakes, inconveniently timed DCs, unexplainable deaths, and so on.
Where the hell do off nights come from anyways? I mean what Blizz related stars have to be misaligned in the Blizzard cosmos to constitute an off night? Some possibilities:
* Was there more than 20 people at once in Exodar?
* Did Alliance successfully defend Tol Barad across multiple servers?
* Were 100 pugs for the daily heroic just successfully completed where everyone knew what they were doing and no one bitched?
Or maybe all of the above events have to happen at the exact same time to create an off night? I don't know what the hell it is, but we had it last night. Bad. At the end of the raid I think I said something to the effect of, "This night just needs to end".
I know that every raid has their off nights. But I should probably be a little better about accepting and dealing with them. While I know everyone else was frustrated, I was the only one throwing around f bombs on vent and my good old stand by favorite, FFS. FFS!
Since I was in an irritated and f bomb laced mood at the end of the raid, I figured I might as well put it to good use and pvp. So I immediately entered several BGs and low and behold, I finally got Alterac Valley All Star! Woohoo! Now that I have that achieve, Master of Alterac Valley is doable once I grind out the wins. It's kind of irritating that if it were to track all of my wins, I would have it by now, but since it only started tracking since October 2008 I'm still a ways away.
Some other things to share from past raids:
It's not as bad now, but when Cata first launched and cloth was at such a premium, it would be a guild joke for tanks or melee to make bandages in the raid just to needle the tailors. But when they did, the tailors would (and still do) retaliate by making bolts of cloth. I call it a cloth off:
I think we were doing some trash somewhere... what was it, BWD? And Chanti all of a sudden calls out for me to soothe the trash. Soothe? WTH? I mean it sounded like a vaguely familiar spell, but I didn't even have it on my spell bar. When I did find out what it was, I think my reaction was something like "What? That is what we have the hunter here for! I mean, its not like the dps is asked to use bandages on the tanks!"
Though perhaps Chanti asked because from all the pvp I do, I tend to be very fast on the CCs... whether that is cyclone, root, or hibernate, I'll often do it instintively without being asked if some CC breaks or things go awry. I guess I should put soothe on my bar? But don't tell Chanti because then he'll ask for me to do it again.
A more recent guild joke has been that I will not be the designated dispel person. Seriously, why should I dispel and spend like 3k mana for each dispel when we have a pally healer with endless mana who can do judging stuff (whatever the hell that is) to regen? Amirite or amirite? I mean, I will dispel someone if I see that they need it, but yeah... don't make me the designated person.
With Lorosia out this past week, I volunteered Jess' shammy Makawee dispel... but then told him to dispel faster because on one attempt I had to dispel a couple of times. The horror! =)
Finally, a screenshot from raid convo a while back... which was clearly a joke because I would never give our pally healer Lorosia my innervate: