Saturday, November 4, 2006

One and a half

In World of Warcraft I play a shaman, a type of character who is proficient in melee combat, offensive magic, healing, and support, and master of none. There are mods that you can download which will keep track of how much damage you do, or how much you heal your comrades, and then display this information in a scoreboard of sorts. I'm developing a reputation in my guild of friends I play with for being the one who tends to top the healing charts nowadays. Today when I was playing, another shaman was looking to learn my secrets.

He asked how it was that I was able to be so much more effective than the other fifteen or so healers in our group of forty. It caught me a little off guard, and he seemed pretty disappointed that there wasn't some secret—that I wasn't using a fantastic mod that somehow automatically made me heal better than everyone else playing normally.

At the end of the evening, the healing "scoreboard" was published, and as the lead healer in the guild put the numbers up on the screen he said, "Once again I'd like to thank Vger [that's me] for making us all look like fools and healing 50% more than the person in second place [that's him]." It may just be a game, but I'm not above being pleased when I do well and someone else tells the world. :)


Matthew Johnson said...

I'm confused about what the title of this post has to do with the content.

nyomi said...

I couldn't be prouder of you travis!

Travis said...

You mock me!

One and a half: the number of HPs I healed relative to the person in second place.

Matthew Johnson said...

Gotcha. 150% might have been a more clear title, but I could just be an idiot. :-)

Anonymous said...

/golfclaps Travis