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.