I recently resubscribed to World of Warcraft, and have been happily pottering about doing, well, not a lot. I thought my mad skills at looking busy while actually achieving nothing were serving me well, but alas, it seems that it had not gone unnoticed by my illustrious Guild Master, Navimie.
— Navimie (@NavimieDruid) December 24, 2015
Determined to not let me languish on Chapter ONE of the Legendary Ring quest for a moment longer, she organised a group of guild members to take me through the dungeons I needed. While this amazing gesture spared me the pain of pugging, my children were there to make sure the scales were balanced by putting on quite the show IRL.
Heroic Bloodmaul Slag Mines
I’ve never been to this dungeon before, so while I’m frantically running along trying not to get lost and/or pummelled by mobs whilst guildies chain pulled the place, my 16 month old daughter is next to me swinging her brother’s lightsaber around.
Apparently it was bloody hilarious to hit mum with it, and it might have been cute, but it certainly did nothing for what little game skills I have! I kept missing procs, using the wrong spells and generally just running around like a headless
chicken ghostwolf. Thankfully I wasn’t ‘that’ tragic (I think?) and Navi organised a few more runs for that evening.
Heroic Grimrail Depot
Since time zones are a bit of a pain, the time that we had planned to continue the runs on happened to fall in the middle of the bed time routine, and so I organised with Disconcur for him to take over kid duties while I got in some play time without having plastic weaponry shoved in my face.
First, I was 10 minutes late because my computer decided it was going to take forever to reboot after a much needed restart. Once we got in there, things went okay, until about half way through when I hear my daughter wake up. Disco was in the middle of getting our son ready for bed, but he assured me that he was onto it.
I turned up my music a bit and tried my best to ignore it, but I very nearly forgot to loot the Core of Iron with everything going on around me. Good thing Navi is on the ball and reminded me! /facepalm
We queued straight into the next dungeon, and that’s when shit hit the fan. Suddenly, Katelyn was standing next to me absolutely inconsolable, so I sit her on my lap and try to calm her down without accidentally running into mobs. Next minute, I hear my six year old son racing down the hallway screaming, ‘Everyone hates me!’ with Disco hot on his heels. Two seconds later, he’s out here bawling his eyes out as well; when Disco has opened his door to find out just what exactly was going on, it’s hit him right in the middle of the forehead.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to interrupt this stupid Life Warden jerk and run out of Bramble patches while Katelyn is burrowing into my chest like some kind of demented koala. We wiped, but by the time we were ready to pull again, Disco had set poor Liam up with an ice pack and had enough time to grab Katelyn from me.
By the time the run finished, everything had mostly settled down, but my goodness was it distracting!
Let this be a lesson to you all — NEVER run dungeons unless it is well past your children’s bed time. You never know when they’re going to conspire against you…