Archive for July 4th, 2008:
I am full of those. Weaknesses.
1. I am cocky and think too highly of my skills at times.
2. I am a pessimist and don’t believe in WoW miracles, when we still pull them off at times.
3. I am a keyboard turner.
Everything I have read in the official forums, blogs, tanking sites, they indicate I must suck, because I am a keyboard turner. It’s something I’ve tried to rid myself off for maybe…2 years? And yet, it goes against my whole playstyle. Trying so hard, yet I can’t shake it.
So how do you move from the path of keyboard noob and joke in every BG to mouse superfast turner and glorious tank zipping from mob to mob? You tell me. I am currently using my rogue to train myself once again to use the keyboard. I can now stealth and distract with the left hand while using the mouse with the right. And yet. My hand will automatically reach for my trusted friends, the arrow keys, and I will turn agonizingly slowly, but with great familiarity. When I notice I curse and vow to do better, and forget again the next mob. I do all my non-combat movement with the mouse now. It’s very comfortable. Combat begins? All the brain cells controlling my right hand turn off and I do what I have always done. Keyboard turning.
The only fight I actually remember not to keyboard turn is Murmur in Shadow Labs. That works like a charm. I practice a bit before the fight, and it works. I wonder why my mouse brain cells work there? I wish I knew. So, seasoned tanks who read this, share your insights. How can I stop being a noob, or should I just accept that I can tank well despite being a keyboard turner? Because I certainly shall not start playing FPS to learn the art of mouse-turning.
I am skipping those other weaknesses, because being a keyboard turner is clearly worse. Just ask in the official forums and feel those hot fiery waves of flames coming your way.