Firstly, the husband and I are growing up and moving out of our city centre apartment complete with concierge to a house...a 3 bedroomed house in a local town. Its exciting but also time consuming trying to sort everything out. We move in 2 weeks time and we have just been informed that we won't have an Internet or phone connection until the end of March...but please don't abandon visiting the blog...
Secondly, I ran a really bad PuG in heroic Deadmines and it shattered my confidence. As the dungeon loaded I noticed that, at only the second trash pack the Healer and one DPS had quit the group. The Tank proceeded to pull, and took so much damage I had a really hard job keeping him alive. When I mentioned the possibility of CC I got /laugh in return and then when I asked for a mana break because keeping him alive had forced me to spam greater heal, he just ran and pulled the next pack. At 30% mana and shocking damage being taken I was OOM within seconds, and he died. Then I got a load of abuse. I am "the worst healer EVER" apparently. Now, usually, I just ignore these type of people, but for some reason he really got to me and so I just quit the group. After I left I looked him up on the Armory to find that he was in almost all PvP gear...no wonder my job had been nigh on impossible. Fabulously geared for a Battleground...not so much for a heroic. I have healed Deadmines twice before that awful run and again very recently with no mana problems, so I know that the issue wasn't me, but it still really got to me. Don't get me wrong though, I am always up for constructive criticism.
I have to say a big Thanks once again to the Twitter peeps as they all told me that I should take no notice as a Tank in PvP gear, unwilling to use CC and unwilling to wait for the healer to regain mana obviously has a problem, and they recommended that I just get over it and move on. Normally I would agree with the sentiment, as an avid horse riding fan and having owned horses in the past I know how important it is to 'get back in the saddle,' yes a fall is a shock but you have to just push through the fear until the confidence comes back, but instead I used it to take a much needed break from WoW. I needed to sort real life things out ready for the house move and I needed a break to prevent from burning out.
However, taking the time out meant that everytime I thought about playing I was looking forward to it but then when it came to actually logging in, I would put it off. Then I saw that the Love is in the Air festival had come to Azeroth and decided to log in to see what it was all about, seeing as it is my first time seeing the event but then I got disappointed to find that the whole event is very bugged. But, it had the desired effect, it got me back into WoW and yesterday after having my fear of heroics I ran 3 one after another, getting a couple of upgrades to my gear and finally getting the Cataclysm Dungeon Hero achievement. I even spent almost 3 hours struggling with terrible DPS in Grim Batol and when I got blamed, as I was confident that the problems were them and not me, and it could be proven by Recount. I just laughed. I stood up for myself, and laughed. It felt good!
But that's not all that happened this weekend, husband decided he wanted to change his undead warrior to something a 'bit bigger' so he changed to a Tauren and since he decided to change I thought I would too and so I said a farewell to my Undead Priestess and said hello to my new Blood Elf Priestess, and that is the reason behind the title of this blog. The quote: "She is pure Alice in Wonderland, and her appearance and demeanor are a nicely judged mix of the Red Queen and a Flamingo" was written by Truman Capote about Marilyn Monroe which I feel (in my typical girly way) sums up my Priestess. However, I am going to need to change my blog header, if anyone has any desire to make me a header, it would be greatly received!
Also, finally after months of waiting I finally got my egg from the Oracles to hatch into the Green Proto Drake, a really nice surprise after my less than wonderful week in WoW...
So I'm back in WoW with a vengeance and vowing to take no more rubbish off jumped up, under geared PuG members - /GirlPower!