You Know You Might Be Pike If…

1.) You go crying to your boyfriend after a failed Naxx PuG about how much you miss Karazhan. That’s right, Karazhan. Because a raid simply is not a raid without Harpsichord music playing on the stairs. It just isn’t. (And honestly, judging by all the nostalgic comments suddenly popping up on Karazhan YouTube movies these past couple of weeks, I’m not the only one who feels this way.)

2.) A raid also isn’t a raid without pizza, and this has become so hardwired into you that a mere whiff of a Domino’s box makes you think of trash pulls.

3.) 3.0.8? ZOMGSQUEE SHOT ROTATIONS! Arcane Shot! <3 No more Steady spam! What's that you say, nerfs? Oh, right, yeah, that too. ...OMGSQUEE SHOT ROTATIONS! 4.) You have convinced everyone around you that you don't need the Spirit Beast and have almost convinced yourself of that same thing, when you suddenly feel this urge to fly in circles around Sholazar Basin for three hours, "looking for herbs". And speaking of herbs... 5.) You are an alchemy freak. 6.) And you make really dorky Fullmetal Alchemist jokes in /guild or Ventrilo anytime you transmute something. 7.) And you think a screenshot of a gnome doing said transmutation while standing next to an Arcane Guardian would be the funniest thing of all time.

8.) You can’t decide whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing that your third attempt at playing a paladin… might actually result in something this time.

9.) You find it mind-numbingly hilarious that said stoic paladin is currently wielding a Kobold Mining Shovel. “I AM THE DEFENDER OF THE LIGHT AND ALL THAT IS HOLY. AND DIRT.” /whack

10.) You regularly inform Trade Chat that there are no girls on the internets.

11.) Expansions may come and go, but guild in-jokes are forever.

12.) You forego things like “2000 DPS unbuffed” in your LFG note in favor of “I have freezing traps and cookies <3". 13.) And it works and gets you into groups. 14.) Your Serpent Sting brings all the rogues to the yard. 15.) One of your hunters has tamed three different skins of the same cat model.

16.) You enjoy pointing out to people that you think a lot of the music in game was inspired by Gustav Holst and subsequently sensing those people give off “tl;dr” vibes.

17.) You say things like “oh my heck”, “oh snap” and “goshdangit” on Ventrilo during wipes.

18.) You take roughly five minutes to give profound and heartfelt apologies to the group anytime one of your traps is resisted.

19.) Anytime somebody in guildchat/Trade Chat/et al asks some question about hunters and you launch into a dissertation about it, your boyfriend cries out “NOOOO DON’T GET HER STARTED!”

20.) You are supposed to be packing for your impending move, but are writing this list instead.

34 thoughts on “You Know You Might Be Pike If…”

  1. Deep down inside, all hunters want the Spirit Beast…

    Sure, I have a full stable, but, that warp stalker? The one I love to pieces? Sure, he can go! For a sparkly snow leopard (have I mentioned I love snow leopards?), I’d give my soul!

    Haven’t ever used vent (no need, yet), but I’d totally say “Oh Snap” on it in those situations. 😛

  2. “You can’t decide whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing that your third attempt at playing a paladin… might actually result in something this time.”

    QFT

  3. I’m so with you on number 1 <3 Kara.
    I’m with you on number 8 too, though with my druid…
    I’ve done 15 *oh the shame*

    How Pike does that make me? 😀

  4. I also loved Karazhan’s music. I’m a music major, so I make sure to play with th game music at all times… except in battlegrounds. Then it’s time for some Days of Ruin.

    That, and Karazhan had the Opera event. I loved the opera event!

    Plus, I felt useful at Moroes. Chain trapping = fun times.

  5. Oh Kara… oh the memories. I even have (embarrassing) screenshots.

    And…
    7.) And you think a screenshot of a gnome doing said transmutation while standing next to an Arcane Guardian would be the funniest thing of all time.

    You win the internets. <3

  6. I’ve done #4, despite being neither an herbalist nor a miner to no avail. However, randomly flying by a spawn point at midnight to turn in a Frenzyheart daily +18 seconds later=one happy hunter.

    I lol’d at #7. Someone needs to do this.

  7. 14.) Your Serpent Sting brings all the rogues to the yard.

    Pfft, I’d like to see you say that next to mine. 😉

    Deep down inside, all hunters want the Spirit Beast…

    Incorrect. Have absolutely no desire for it. Ayamiss > Loque, any day of the week.

  8. My fiance does #10 regularly. Mostly when he knows I’m looking at trade chat. The ensuing drama is always entertaining!

    By the way? I miss Kara, too. 🙁

  9. Sorry, Rilgon, I should have specified. -removes foot from mouth-

    All Beastmaster Hunters want Loque. You can forgive me for the slip, four years of “every person that plays X class is exactly the same” in FFXI causes me to generalise things a bit, even with this whole different specs in each class nonsense!

    I’m resisting the temptation cause it means abandoning one of my other precious pets (Cause I’m a sap like that.), but, damnit, he’s so awesome.

  10. Pike, you are Awesome! 😛 I also miss Kara… it’s just so much prettier than Naxx!

    Next time I’m pugging on my hunter, I’ll try out your LFG note and see if it gets me anywhere… 😉

  11. I would go so far as to say that the majority of movie and game scores today are inspired by Holst. The man was just a good composer (and not just The Planets, I would also recommend his First and Second Suites for military band.)

  12. /squee! I feel the same why you do about the “ner!” I’m totally excited that I get to THINK again while playing!

    Two more to add to your repertoire- “Awesome Possum” (a personal fav) and instead of OMG, try OME- Oh my Elune! teeeheee.

    I’m so sad about Kara- I turned on the music in Naxx to see what it was like only to abruptly turn it off. We were in the plague quarter and it sounded like someone playing violin with a strangled cat. no happi. At least the rest of NR has really good music. ( <3 crystalsong forest)

  13. You guys are insane, the compositions in Naxx are supurb. Not to say that Kara’s music wasn’t great, but nothing really compares to the skittering terror that the music in the spider wing instills in my gut.

  14. My LFG note usually says “Aggro-responsible(tm) without a noisy pet”.

    I used to think mages were bad jumping around firing off all manner of instant-cast spells in Stormwind but hunters are taking OVER the Noisy Asylum! Guns! Devilsaurs! Male night elves feigning death and going “YAAAAAAAAARGH!” like we’re ALL really impressed.

    Oh my!

    :O

  15. “I AM THE DEFENDER OF THE LIGHT AND ALL THAT IS HOLY. AND DIRT.”

    Kinna wielded that shovel for a while. Ah, fond memories.

    Was in Kara last week, taking me non-raiding friends ta see the sights. Woulda invited ya if’n I coulda.

  16. I miss kara, I look forward to the days when I can go back and solo it with my Gorilla.

    Pike, you can keep trying to convince yourself that you don’t want the spirit beast, but you can’t fight that feeling of envy and awe when you walk into a major city and see some other hunter with your pet. /sigh.

    As for hunter dissertations, I think we all tend to do that, but especially hunters. No one in my guild wants to hear my rants/aspirations as a hunter. I don’t understand why everybody in WoW aren’t excited about freeze trapping, gorilla tanking, spirit beasts, etc, etc. What is their problem???

  17. # 15= my sister :O
    Same skins too, she had a lion trio. She has since given up on the yellow one, but still has the black and white ones.

    I say “oh, snap” all the time, does that get me a membership?

    I am so totally gonna steal your LFG line and see if it works. Especially since it looks like I’ll be running heroic UK for a long time (lvl 80 hunter with Sunfury Bow of the Phoenix- wtb new bow plzkthx).

    I do the same as #4, except I don’t even have the herbing excuse, my hunter is skinning/LWing. Maybe I can say I’m leather farming? (tho that’s kinda hard to do from wyvern-back)

  18. The last time I had to put something in my LFG tag it was “I am engineered for Smack Laying in a downward direction”.

    And it got me no invites, but a TON of confused questions.

  19. Heya Pike, just wanted to say that I like what you do! Even been thinking of doing my own hunter blog.. 🙂 It’s just that I enjoy playing WoW more than writing about it. But I also like reading about it.. Strange..
    I also accidentially printed out all 17 pages of your blog! It’s a sign!
    I also like alchemy but I send all my flowers to my shammie and let him deal with all the dirt.
    Have you ever wondered how the agility potion tastes like? Maybe like redbull mixed with speed? Hmm..
    Again, keep up the good stuff!
    P.S. A request? Movies, not like BRK but like Pike.. Maybe 🙂

  20. @Faulsey

    Nah, I really have no intrest in it. I just don’t like the look of it… If it was black/red or black/fel green…. then I’ld be all over it…

  21. Military Suite #2 in F Major by Holst is My favourite, along with Mars.

    The first one is largely because I played it, and I had the really long solo in the first movement. I still have a vendetta against that solo, and it’s my quest to perfect the thing!

  22. Oh, here’s hoping your move goes smoothly! =D

    About #3, I totally feel ya there. (Well, to an extent, you see.) I’ve been playing a Marksman hunter since 2005, and I fell so heavily into the glorious game of shot rotations – lots of toys~! – and then I decided to make two more hunters, one a Beast Master and another a Survivalist (because I just CAN’T bear to respec my beloved Marksman cow!), and I keep finding myself OOM on my Beast Master hunter and I always wondered why… until I read #3 and went, ‘DOH! I keep using Marksman tricks on a Beast Master hunter!’ I’m smart, no? XD

  23. “6.) And you make really dorky Fullmetal Alchemist jokes in /guild or Ventrilo anytime you transmute something.

    7.) And you think a screenshot of a gnome doing said transmutation while standing next to an Arcane Guardian would be the funniest thing of all time.”

    You, Pike m’dear, are WIN.

    I must know – Vic or Travis?? (Or if you aren’t as rabid a fan as I am, Ed or Roy? :P) And now I will have to find a way to con a guildie into doing just that screenshot for me… blonde hair and everything. Somehow. /plots

  24. Great blog, found it today and went through your favorite posts on the right. 🙂

    on another note, good Karma and cookies outweigh 2k DPS… You can join my raid anytime!

    Vel

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