Bugs And Technical Difficulties Pwn My Raiding Experience

After croaking last time due to distraction over bad names, I resolved to be a good, competent DPS this time.  We were doing 10-stack Dreadtooth, and that is srs bzns.

I was early for the raid because, dammit, I was prepared.  Then I managed to step on my surge protector and my PC shut off and I had to reboot.  The computer was seriously pissed off and gave all sorts of admonishments that I should turn off windows PROPERLY.  Yes, I know, shut up, just load or I’ll be late!

On the first pull, half my buttons on my naga stopped working.  Numbers 7 through 12, just dead.  Well there goes a significant portion of my rotation.  And, of course, I croaked.  The buttons came back online, as they always do, for the second attempt.  I have no earthly clue what makes them come back.  Usually they come back after a combination of reloading the game, reloading the naga software, jamming the buttons repeatedly, and swearing.

Second try, on which we downed him, the boss literally disappeared for me.  I had him targeted but was unable to hit him with any ability.  So I hit my bloodthirst for the group and after that just sat there as decoration.

I find it difficult to mentally bounce back from frustration like that, and I know that my raiding performance suffered for it in TFB.  It’s just such a DOWNER to have shit go all wrong.

Nothing I could do about the disappearing bug.  Shit happens.  However, I can fix the naga problem by, um, buying the new naga!  The 7-12 keys have pooped out on me enough times in the last few months that I can legitimately say that the naga has failed me for the last time.  The new naga has a redesigned thumbpad which will hopefully fix this annoying issue.  The nostromo is still working beautifully.

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    Bugs And Technical Difficulties Pwn My Raiding Experience — 6 Comments

      • I think it was 22-24. We had wiggle-room on the enrage timer and it was ok when people died. We might have been able to do it with fewer, but we happened to have the people online. I would say that 16 would be pushing it, and maybe 20 would be fine.

    1. Njessie, the naga 2014 worked awesome yesterday. The buttons are way better feeling. Just took a minute to get the feel for the new placement of them. By the second pull I had it figured out. Definitely get the new one.

      I think we had 19 or 20 people.

      • For some reason, I thought we were more than 20, because of the new recruits – but you’re probably right. I was having issues. Swearing was occurring.

        And I just ordered the new naga. Because, seriously, having half my abilities unusable is bullshit.

        • I just counted the people in the pic and we had 21. So we were both wrong. :)

          You are going to like the new mouse.

          • I think someone was camera shy, we had 5 full 4-m stacks and two in the last group.

            Njessie, I didn’t notice an effect on your performance, but we ran S&V, so you definitely distracted :-P

            I use a Logitech G600, with my profiles saved to the mouse, I had issues running with Logitech’s software interfaces. But I love the mouse, the thumb-pad is very easy to use.