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First Dungeon Anxieties and Excitement

Last night, I did my first dungeon in WildStar along with some guildies. The Ruins of Kel Voreth.. purely because three of us were first-timers to WildStar dungeons and our leader figured it would be a gentler introduction to dungeons than Stormtalon’s Lair.

At First I Was Excited

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This was my first foray into the world of WildStar dungeons! I’ve been told they’re challenging and awesome and sometimes drop sweet furniture, but I hadn’t seen it for myself. So I set up my bars to make sure I had my interrupt ready, as interrupting is incredibly important in WildStar, and off we went.

And Then I Was Anxious

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But they weren’t kidding about the challenge. I won’t lie. I am a little rusty in the reflex department. I stopped really giving much of a crap about how well I perform in PvE back during the Ulduar patch of WoW when I became so burnt out on raiding I just backed off completely, and this was about 5 years ago, so in that time I’ve lost some of my co-ordination and focus. So after a couple of wipes in which time I stood in the bad and stood way too far from our poor healer who was having stress-induced heart palpatations, ran fleas around the room trying to work out why they weren’t getting caught in closed traps, failed to interrupt a lot, did poor DPS because of running around like a headless chicken, and dropped into the Void which apparently dropped fleas I didn’t know were heading towards me onto our poor tank.. well.. My poor anxious brain was pretty much telling me to just quit because I’ve gotten way too bad at this for people to put up with me. Oh the workings of an anxious mind!

But Then I Was Just Enjoying Every Second

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Thankfully I ignored myself and continued onwards, I’m getting good at that when it comes to my anxiety, and slowly but surely got used to various boss mechanics and dusted off some of that rust.

It was tough, but ultimately rewarding. These bosses felt more like raid bosses than dungeon bosses, with mechanics to learn and get used to. Yes, we wiped a few times, but by the end we all felt as though we understood WildStar a lot more and had maybe even grown as players a tiny bit.

Under No Impressions..

However, I’m well aware that I have a long way to go to get back to the raider I once was, and I only hope my friends and guildies are willing to have a little patience with me as I learn my way through the game and improve myself piece by piece, because I am absolutely loving the challenging aspect of this game, and I do not want to miss out because my reflexes and focus are a little off. Even if I am a little anxious to put people through my learning process all over again.. you guys will drag me to dungeons and adventures kicking and screaming, right?

6 thoughts on “First Dungeon Anxieties and Excitement”

  1. I did Stormtalon’s Lair in a pug and it was fine, had wipes but we all had fun and worked together – had so much fun the first thing I did when I finished was started editing a video together.

    Unfortunately not had time to do another dungeon yet and that was over a week ago :(

    1. That’s great! :D I’m too scared to pug in this game.. haha. Not like me at all, just don’t want to risk it, with it being so unforgiving. Rather stick with guildies who I know will be a little patient.

  2. I don’t mind if you take your time ^^ i’m well aware how reflex based these fights are but hey i think our healers have a way harder time getting those heals onto us when we dodge/jump around like crazy rabbits :3 !

    1. Hahaha, indeed. It’s getting back into good habits without going into auto-mode which in this game is almost as bad as just being bad. xD We did another dungeon last night, was a little better!

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