When raid leading I tend to focus on who isn’t doing their job. This means that if I’m not yelling at you… you are doing a pretty dam good job. I never praise Surnia enough that is for sure (that’s my manly way of saying good job without saying it… the men reading understand).
I always like to write up a little bit about someone before I get to the interview but I really regret the fact that I don’t know Surnia better. He keeps a low profile and he’s quiet… but he kicks ass at healing.
The bit I do know about him though… is that he’s a stellar guy. He’s always willing to help someone. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him be mean to someone either (I’m not completely sure how this concept works…)
I know he likes to make me sweat (no you sicko’s, not like that). He likes to show up at raid times just a few minutes before. Give me enough time for the intial panic to set in. It’s a bit of a running joke that I can ask his friend Trollslayer to call him and before he picks up the phone… Surnia logs in. I imagine him standing over Troll’s shoulder, waiting to see how much I’m panicking before he comes to my rescue.
Random Note: He takes AMAZING screenshots. I usually take a dozen or so to make sure I have at least one good one… he’s got 12 good ones. I Night Elves, but he’s changed my mind about them a bit.
He’s a solid member of my raid crew and I’m glad to have him.
Without further ado…
Where are you from:
Irvine, southern California (about 10 minutes from Disneyland).
Would you consider yourself… hardcore:
Not really, casual.
Main Raid Spec / Dual Spec:Resto / Boomkin
What do you use your offspec for:
Daily’s, heroics that need (well OK, are desperate for dps over a healer), farming.
How long have you been playing:
Started playing shortly after launch. I have left the game from time to time to try other games but always come back.
What about WoW keeps you coming back:
Most of my real life friends play and the people that I get to play with on a daily basis. The nice thing about this game is you can accomplish quite a bit in a short amount of time.
Has WoW taught you anything you’ve applied to IRL:
Nothing specific. I do get a sense of being part of a team when we raid
If you had to reroll…
Would you choose the same thing: Yes.
Why: The druid is so versitile and now with dual spec it is really easy to play different kinds of classes. I can melee or nuke, tank or heal….lots to choose from.
Best Raid Moment:
Being part of the group that took out OS 3D for the very first time and proudly displaying the new title.
Favorite Raid Mod:
I like Grid, really easy to moniter everyone’s health/poison/curse status and it takes up so little space.
Favorite Boss Encounter:
I am limited here. I did not raid at all during BC (past KZ) and only did the high end raids in the old world when we were all 80 so they were quite easy. I am liking the ToC raid content right now. Naxx was fun too.
What Food / Flasks do you use:
I use any food that supplies spell power, flask of choice is the Flask of the Frost Wyrm.
My rotation honestly depends on the situation. For single target heals I get all 3 HOT’s up, use swiftmend for big heals, Nourish for a quick burst, and spam wild growth for the melee. For raid heals I use Rejuvination and keep wild growth going at all times.
What resources do you use to stay current on your class:
Conifer. Ha, I don’t spend a lot of time reading forums for information on my class, but when I do look for information Resto4Life is a nice site (thanks Conifer) and Elitist Jerks.
Any tips for playing your class:
If you get bored with one druid type, try another. It’s like starting a new class at the same level.
If you could be any mythical creature, What would it be: The Tigon