Well it’s Hot Lava! Check it and see. I got a fever of a hundred and three…
Ahem. No more singing!
Back to srs bzns. Overjoyed by the ability to get VP in T-11 normal (and outside the dreaded, dull, and repetitive Trollroics), I enthusiastically tackled farm night. Until we got to Nefarion. I had never done Nef.
I ran to my pillar on time. It was the right pillar, too. I hopped out of the lava… clear over the platform of the pillar and off the other side back into the lava. WUT? I tried again. Hopped right over again. Dead.
This is not the first time I have been confronted by jumping fail. Remember Blackfathom Deeps? That water jumping thing at the beginning? Ugh. Luckily we had a warlock who was good at jumping or I might not have finished. He summoned me to the other side after a few too many (embarrassing) tries. I was giddy when I found the way to skirt along the wall and avoid the jumping altogether.
How did I get past Thaddeus in Naxxaramus, you ask? Levitate for the priest, cat-sprint for the druid. I can’t make that jump on my own. Not a chance.
The day I get the achievement for not getting static cling in Vortex Pinnacle is the day Hell freezes over.
I need to suck it up and learn to do it, but I know that these sorts of things do not come naturally to me. I’m just not a coordinated person, and fortunately WoW is one of those games you can play pretty well even if you’re bad at timing and twitch. And sports. So, my learning curve is pretty long for jumpy things and, as luck would have it, the rest of the guild has already learned the encounter and it’s not cool for me to be causing wipes when basically everyone else has it down.
Maybe I’ll take a swim in the Stormwind Canals and practice hopping onto dry land. That’s the closest I’m going to get to a practice dummy for jumping.