Thanks so much, Doobjanka! No need to go into detail on bosses, this is a good starting off point, even just trying to get basic terms down. I get the impression I'm several times more clueless than even the worst players! I assume debuff means standing in bad? But I don't know what this means, "Watch your debuff and get out before it stacks to 90 and then get back in once the debuff falls off." Where do you see stacks? I'd never heard of the dungeon journal, either. But really it's all I can do to keep up with everyone running through the instance, not fall off a ledge or something, and make sure I don't pick up aggro from trash on the way. So I doubt I'd be able to open the journal, unless people were taking a break for some reason (which never happens!) Also, does it automatically go to the dungeon you're in? Because I never know where I am until the end, lol. I have been telling the group I'm not familiar with the dungeons now, and most groups have at least one helpful person.
I did a couple regular randoms this week, because I want the justice points (annoyed I don't get them from heroics) and in the hope of seeing some new dungeons so I'll be more familiar with them. Then I tried a couple random heroics. I have to rest my hand for a few days now, but it was good experience, just trying to get over the fear of doing dungeons. And by the time I get to 50 people grouped, I suppose will learn something about some of these instances, whether I want to or not, lol. But honestly my plan right now is to just keep jumping in, and sometimes I get lucky and finish. I'm 8/50 to "the Patient" so far.
So this is what I've done this week. Stonecore I've done a couple times on normal, haven't had it come up in heroic. Also did Halls of Origination in normal, one of the fights (the first one?) seemed to have some kind of wave coming at you all the time, I wondered if that would be difficult in heroic. And then the 3 heroics I tried, mixed results, lol! The first one was End Time, I thought that's one of the newer ones and I figured that wasn't a good sign. Sure enough, we wiped right away. The tank wasn't familiar with the instance, and the healer said I was standing in all kinds of death (well, she said "the hunter" but that was me, lol)--and I was, by the time GTFO went off, I'd be stunned already and couldn't get out. I couldn't see well, I should probably adjust my settings (I hate having the monitor too bright all the time and getting eye strain, wish they would make it easier). People were dropping group after the wipe, and I did, too. I looked it up later, we were fighting Echo of Tyrande. The next one, wow did I get lucky. It was Lost City of the Tol'vir, with only the last boss left! One person had been in a group that broke apart and requeued. Fight went really quick, really easy. I did one more heroic random, Zul'Gurub. We kept wiping on the first guy. I think the healer had never seen this fight before. People were willing to keep trying it, but my husband got home from bowling earlier than I expected, so I dropped group when I died again. I wasn't helping much even with my full attention, but once hubby was talking and the TV was on, it was hopeless, lol. But really I don't understand how you can avoid the green on that fight, it's everywhere!
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