I love my hunter…. well actually I love all my girls, but hunters are just damn cool! My hunter is beast-spec, which is so easy even I can do it. But lately I’ve been working on my trapping skills so I won’t suck quite so much when things go awry. I even did a minor respec to put points into that trapping talent. Not that I actually plan to run instances with her, but you never know :)
So anyway, I’m goofing off in Shadowmoon since that’s my current Primal Fire farming spot. After I complete my 60 motes of fire for the day, I decide to knock out a few Aldor quests to get my rep up. I’m at 3k Honored and I’d like to hit Revered for the neato DPS ring they have. My poor rogue missed out on that one since she went Scryer for the epic dagger and other goodies.
I keep telling myself that I need to quit and go to bed, but then about 11:30 someone starts asking for help with Gorefiend’s Armor. Which I happen to have in my quest log. And they don’t care what class, woot! So I volunteer and they are thrilled to have me. Well actually, what they really wanted was a healer which we ended up waiting another 30 minutes to find. And it turned out that these folks weren’t terribly familiar with the quest. Luckily I had already done it with Kaliope and Krystella, so I knew what needed to happen for the most part.
On the other hand, I was pretty sure that I was going to be nominated for pulling duty. Since my hunter is 95% solo played, I was a bit nervous about this. Then they also decided that this would be a good time to use Misdirection, a spell I had learned less than a week ago and never used. Needless to say I missed the first pull of the dragon because I was reading the tooltip and trying to figure out how to use Misdirection. The next time Vhel’kur came by, I realized I wasn’t in range for the pull. We had staked out the shorter mountain near Arvoar instead of the one by the Den Mother, my bad.
So we relocate to the Den Mother’s mountaintop and I notice there’s a small ledge partway down. It’s small, but it’s out of range of the Den Mother and no one wants to clear because our healer needs to leave ASAP and help her guild. So we decide to chance it and station the tank on the small ledge with the ranged folk at the top of the mountain for the fight. Now I’m really sweating this because I’ve always cleared the Den Mother and her minions and conducted the fight on the ground. Plus I know I’m in charge of making this pull work, how did these poor folks get so lucky as to end up with me?
I wait for Vel’khur to path by, fire up the Misdirection and shoot. The dragon whizzes by me and goes right to the tank. No one died, everyone is DPS’ing like good little team players and it was the smoothest kill I’d ever done on this mob. I was so tickled that it went like clockwork and I didn’t mess up the pull, yay for me!
And if that’s not enough to make me happy about my noob-huntering, I got a nifty blue helm to boot!