Hrm, Scenarios Eh?


So with the wee lad off for the night Saturday and the threat of bad weather locking us in for the night (not to mention eventually shutting the power off for all day Sunday), the Mrs. convinced me it was time for some scenarios.  I figured why not, and proceeded to improve Tumunzahar just a wee bit.  His fresh as a daisy 90 ilevel was not sexy in the slightest.  A few tweaks, two or three of which were couresty of Mrs. Amateur’s tailor, and I was all set for something new.

Once we queued and entered, we were all Goblins.  Seemed to be in a refinery, and it looked grim when we realized we were a tank and two healers.  Go group finder.  The Holy Paladin did have a Ret off-spec fortunately, though his gear wasn’t all that great for it.  Still, we rocked and rolled and while Mrs. Tank died a few times (still not sure how), we completed the scenario.  I even got a couple upgrades from the Cache…except they were gone from my inventory when I left group.  I put a ticket in for that one.

The second scenario was in Krasarang Wilds, so I was told much after the fact.  We needed to shore up some defenses and do some Orc fighting.  There was Mrs and I, and a Hunter.  I had nearly no healing to do.  When I’m a healer, I’m not a huge fan of those moments.  What was worse, was that I had no idea where to get the supplies for the second defense post.  The Gnome one was easy, but the other one…not so much.  But, we finished it pretty easily.  I even got to heal during the boss fight.

After that I felt…underwhelmed.  I don’t know if it’s because I had no clue what was going on half the time, or because I felt useless as a healer (again, not the case during the first one), or perhaps a combination of the two.  But I just was not feeling the fun of scenarios.  Now I’ve read before that they seem to be catered more towards dps roles and to me that did seem to be the case, but it could also be a coincidence.

At the end of the day, I still don’t know how I feel about them.  If the Mrs. or a friend ask me to go, I probably will.  I mean, it’s a chance to smite about with friends and I never turn that down.  But when I’m doing my own thing alone, I can’t see me hitting the queue button any time soon.

11 thoughts on “Hrm, Scenarios Eh?

  1. tomeoftheancient December 23, 2013 / 9:33 am

    I liked some of the few I did like the Arena of Annihilation but it sure seems to help if you have three dps although Cat would usually end up with two casters and kind of had to kitty tank.

  2. koalabear21 December 23, 2013 / 9:58 am

    When you aren’t in a dps role, heroic scenarios are a bit more fun for you. I really enjoy them as a dps because then I have to use my cooldowns (and I get to use my tanking pet) and other lesser used spells to survive.

    • JD Kenada December 23, 2013 / 1:41 pm

      See, that sounds significantly more enjoyable to me and I’m a healer at heart. Lol.

      • koalabear21 December 23, 2013 / 1:44 pm

        I think they figure that tanks and healers can pretty much get into a 5 man dungeon with little or no queue so they don’t have much reason to run a scenario (regular, non-heroic) as a tank or healer.

        • JD Kenada December 23, 2013 / 8:22 pm

          That theory no doubt has merit to it.

  3. Cain December 23, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    Yeah, they are geared more towards dps looking for something to do while waiting in other queues. I really enjoyed the scenarios that were used to tell parts of the storyline for the patches though. Especially seeing both Alliance and Horde for the beach landing patch story.

    • JD Kenada December 23, 2013 / 1:43 pm

      I’m glad it’s that way and not just me. Rather, I wish it weren’t but at least my thoughts on what they were geared towards was correct and I wasn’t doing or missing something silly.

  4. Navimie December 23, 2013 / 4:05 pm

    Scenarios are more fun with friends the first time around because you don’t know what to do but once you do you will feel more comfortable doing it on your own as a valour filler in your spare few minutes. And achievements are addictive as you know. ..

    • JD Kenada December 23, 2013 / 8:22 pm

      …when have I been an achievement addict?

  5. tyledres December 23, 2013 / 4:34 pm

    I feel mixed about scenarios. I don’t seek them out. They can be confusing the first times though them because they expect different things then just go kill the boss. Once you understand them they are better. But it’s definitely better to have dps or even one tank. Heals aren’t really necessary for completing scenarios.

    • JD Kenada December 23, 2013 / 8:23 pm

      Yeah, my only 90 is currently a healer so I suppose I’ll get a proper feel for them at a later time.

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