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
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
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
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?