Adventures in Altitis

Therapy for Re-Rolling Addiction

Newb Tanking Gripes

After a couple months off from the game and noticing that I hadn’t closed my account like I had intended, I started up an orc warrior last night. I got to level 15 before going to bed. Upon awaking this morning, I thought I would run RFC and try to get some gear, so I ended up tanking. Here are a few gripes I have about people rolling alts and not being accustomed to newbie tanking.

First of all, I absolutely cannot stand when melee dps runs ahead to the next group of mobs when the healer has no mana. This just pisses me off to no end. I pull slowly. I’m very conservative when I tank and I know this annoys many people, but I don’t have a lot of buttons to save your ass if you pull a lot of threat and there is no one able to heal.

Secondly, I had this pleasant group tell me I could use Charge while in Defensive Stance. The ability to do that is located in a 41 point talent, well out of the reach of a level 15 Warrior. If you think I should be charging instead of pulling with a ranged weapon, I’m going to be stance-dancing. I know you think you have a way of doing things that is successful, but not everyone has the same way of doing things. Being the tank, I think I should be allowed some leeway in my tanking style. As long as we’re not dying, I feel that things are going well. I’m sorry if I don’t meet your lovely exp/min. requirements. This is a pickup group and it will be over in a mere 15 mins, or you can leave and get another group that fits in with your style better. RFC is a very easy instance and can be run with 3 lvl 15s successfully, and unless you are our healer, we don’t need you.

Three, don’t pull the boss when the rest of the party has decided to clear the zone. If you’re unhappy with that decision, speak up instead of dying and wasting all of our times.

And finally, Taunt doesn’t just generate threat. It will create enough threat to pull the mob off of you and onto me, but if I’m using it on a mob that is already focused on me it is not going to do anything. Telling me to tab-taunt isn’t a good way to get things done, either. It is on an 8-sec cooldown for starters. Maybe you are getting Sunder Armor confused with Taunt. I don’t know, but I’m not going to argue because I’m too busy pulling stuff of your DPS ass because you couldn’t wait for me to pull in a controlled manner.

Otherwise, I really like the new Victory Rush ability. It helps greatly when soloing quests and I’ve really noticed a difference in the time it takes for me to kill things simply because of that ability.


May 29, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Alt Purge

I took an evening and deleted pretty much every character that I might consider an alt under the level of 40. This left me with three characters on my main server Thunderhorn.

As a result of this, I made a new Warlock who is nearly an exact copy of the first character I ever made. This will be my current focus character. Sorry to Israhpem, apparently my experiment failed. I will simply have a goal from this point on to level this character 10 levels per week. This should be fairly simply accomplished as I won’t focus at all on tradeskills until max level. This should be a simple enough task as I’ve already got level 10 in the two evenings of play I’ve dedicated to this character.

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

New Character

That didn’t last long. I started a new character with my brother tonight. We’re leveling Alliance Characters on Kargath, neither of us have any above level 60, and I figured duoing this content would be easier and more fun than trying to solo it again (plus it gives us an opportunity to really play together). We got to level 10 tonight, almost finishing Azuremyst Isle. I’m playing a Shaman, Anodoin (planning on going elemental) and he is playing a Druid(planning on going Balance). The leveling was pretty quick, we did it in about three to four hours, and I had a lot of fun hanging out with him. Continue reading

October 20, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


I’ve played a few more times and gained a few more levels (8) with Israhpem. I also chose my professions: Inscription and Herbalism. I was very surprised how much the milled herbs were going for on the AH.

I’m also slowly updating the layout of this site to look more appropriate.  I will be improving my links and  blogroll in the coming days. If any readers (haha) have any links that might be appropriate, please leave a comment.

October 10, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

First Day

I went through the starting zone for the BE and got to level 5 without much trouble. I’d be worried if I had any trouble so far. The starting area was so full of new people I asked how old the server was, and got the answer of about 4 years. This surprised me because it was the recommended Normal server for new characters and usually those are pretty new. It must be overly underpopulated.

I was also very surprised to be invited to join a guild so early on. Apparently it is a guild of rerollers (perfect for me) called Nooblets. So I am happy to be able to say, I am Israhpem of Nooblets.

October 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Introduction to the Experiment

This is a World of Warcraft Blog.

I am Chris the Abject, and I suffer from altitis. I have leveled and deleted characters on different servers that must number close to 100. These include a 56 priest, 30s of every class, and so many 20s as to be almost humorous if it weren’t simply too sad. As an experiment and a subject for this blog, I chose to do something maybe unconventional. Since I have such difficulty in staying with a race or class combination, (through the genius of my loving and beautiful wife) I decided to determine what race/class combo I would play through to 80 via a random number generator. But, maybe some history is in order before I go further into the experiment itself. Continue reading

October 9, 2009 Posted by | Blood Elf, level 1-10, Priest, Quel'Dorei | , , , | 1 Comment