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    Well, let me start off by saying I just started my cleric life, I am now level 12, and because as part of a discussion in the past about healers and divines, I opted to take up a bet about this life path for my main toon.

    Well, ok, the rules were simple enough, I needed to be a pure cleric, and needed to do something other then "just heal" with that put out, I then needed to pug my quests and I personally don't put BYOH in my LFM's.

    Well so far, the first 12 levels have been pretty smooth sailing, I am a War Priest, using a Sword and Shield, and mainly a melee build, figured that would be enough to make things fun, and, no one seems phased by this, I toss a few heals around as needed, but never anything great.

    To date, the craziest thing I have had happen was while doing the pit, and I had someone join my group and then proceed to do 3BC quests. never said a word either, just joined the group and started to 3BC.

    I am still stunned they did that.

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    You're doing it wrong man, 1.) Should've been an elf, 2.) Should use two long swords, 3.) don't put byoh but don't heal :P
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    Glane? an elf? NEVAR!!!!!!!!!!! lol

    don't worry. i got elf covered, tho



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ungood View Post
    I am still stunned they did that.
    It wasn't me. Glad to read that your experience with the populace of Orien hasn't been aweful. I read somewhere that we as a server just get things done. Good luck with the rest of the cleric life.
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    My first life, and first toon on Orien, was a 2HF HOrc warpriest (19/1 ftr splash). This was about three years ago. I thought it was pretty fun - much funner than the barb I TRed into. I wasn't in a guild, so I always pugged, and since I was new to the server I was relatively gimp.

    Only ever had two problems.

    First: Tear of Dhakaan with a squishy arcane who repeatedly shot his paltry wad of sp in the first encounter after shrining and then insisted on "contributing" by pulling out a sword and charging into battle, usually in a different direction from the rest of the party. Needless to say I ended up carrying his stone and muting my sound while he complained about my crappy healing and the rest of the party mocked him in chat.

    Second: In a shroud run someone noticed I had a Min2 maul and launched into a tirade about how it was a total waste to use mats like that on a cleric. They seemed to find it personally offensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parowan View Post
    Second: In a shroud run someone noticed I had a Min2 maul and launched into a tirade about how it was a total waste to use mats like that on a cleric. They seemed to find it personally offensive.

    My first ever Greesteel was a Maul... I still carry it just because of that.
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    Yah, I gotta agree some of the things that people get off about really boggle the mind.

    Also, I wanted to take 1 level of fighter, but, as I said, a part of this was to be a challenge or bet if you will, that I needed to pug 20 levels as a pure cleric, and not play a "healer" and see how it goes.

    So far, some things have made me scratch my head, but no one has given me any rage about the fact that I am not healing that much, or the fact that I am charging into the fights with a weapon in my hand.

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    Almost convinced myself I'm going to make my next life 2 rogue 18 bard shadar-kai. I have a couple weeks to think about it while I round out 20 completions in CITW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parowan View Post
    My first life, and first toon on Orien, was a 2HF HOrc warpriest (19/1 ftr splash). This was about three years ago. I thought it was pretty fun - much funner than the barb I TRed into. I wasn't in a guild, so I always pugged, and since I was new to the server I was relatively gimp.
    Heh, I've got a level 27 19C/1F Horc, and he's my favorite character. I pug on him quite a bit, but other than the occasional "Do you heal?" questions (19C and they're asking if he can heal? Sigh. Of course he can. That's what Radiant Aura is for!) I don't get much grief when I start swinging whatever Greataxe or Falchion fits the current situation...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ungood View Post
    I had someone join my group and then proceed to do 3BC quests
    Multitasking, dood.
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    ok just made 16.. and noticed a topic I thought was dead came back to life..if but briefly... oh the irony!

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    Default Well I finally made 20th!



    Alright, a bit to talk about on my trip to 20th.

    First off, I did a Straight BB/Streak, minimal farm runs, which ended the life with 200 elite/208 hard (Yah, I somehow botched the elite streak in the market, not even sure what I did) but none the less, each quest pretty much only once.

    I put up Auto-Groups as much as I could, when acceptable.

    Notable times I did not Autogroup:

    Sorrowdusk, after going to the second part, since I was pretty much following a BB plan, I would leave, level up, and return to this pack, so, once we got past the second part of the island, I stopped putting up Auto-groups for the quest.

    Tangleroot: same reason as Sorrowdusk.

    All the packs like the above pack, pretty much, I auto-grouped at the start, but by the half way point, just took it down.

    Notes:

    I never put BYOH in the tag line, I normally put "BB/Streak" and "come prepared" and in some cases I tried to be funny like "I enjoy long walks though the madness" for quests like Into the Rift.

    I meleed the way up, using dwarf axes, I charged into the fights, and barely healed much, my wife played a barb, just to make things fun and more a challenge for me.. How I love her so.

    My feat choices were: Dwarf Axe, Power Attack, Cleave, Great Cleave, Extend, Imp Crit Slash, Quicken, so I was not much of a healer that is true.

    Anyway, my personal tack on things.

    I will say, while in 20 levels, of which took me a few months to do, (I level very slow) I never had anyone berate my ability to play, or anything, I did not have anyone fuss that I could not heal, or that I was doing it wrong, and make no mistake, people died in my groups, I died, my wife died, strangers died, a lot of people died as I was leveling.

    Most players I ran with, saw that I was a "War Priest" and really, did not seem to voice any issues with this fact, on that regard, it was a pleasing run up, even if getting into the "caster" part of classes was a bit tricky, as I just spent all my previous lives as a melee player. So that too was some adjustment.

    Anyway, a few things:

    I did not heal much but did heal. If I saw someone going down, I threw them a heal spell as much as I could, while doing the quest, I did not watch red bars, but I did not reserve my sp to just myself, if it was in my ability to heal someone, then I healed them, that is what doing a quest with other people is about, you cover each other.

    Regardless if I ran most quests Dwarf Axe first, and just ran through them like I was a melee with a a cleric icon, but the truth is, it was always in my power and ability to heal the people around me, so I did so. I did not view it as being a "healer" I viewed it as the power of my class, it was no different then the ability to kill a mob or pick a door, cast a DD, or drop a fire wall, the ability to cast a heal spell and keep the group moving forward was an ability of my class, so I used it, when I could, as I could, as much as I could, to get things done. In the end, no matter what you may say or do with your class, and you are free to play it as you like, but I feel that if you do not utilize all your abilities open to you to pull your group as a whole ahead, then you are simply not playing your class as well as you could be playing it.

    Anyway, it has been a good run.. next life will be FvS. The build is going to be 2 (Melee pally/fighter, not sure yet) and 18 FvS.

    May the RNG ever be in your favor.

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