Have you ever had one of those fat finger moments? You know what I am talking about. Hitting the wrong key and screwing up? Or have you ever used one of your abilities expecting it to work out one way but it didn't quite work as planned? Or ever have something happen and you are not exactly sure how or why it did? Sometimes it is something that just hurt you, sometimes it is something that hurts the whole group. I don't care what anyone says, we have all done it at one moment or another. Some of us more than others however.
Dude, Where's my Mount?
Ever accidentally dismounted mid air? I will say this one has never happened to me thankfully but I have someone in my guild that this happens to all the time. Not only has it happened to them but it has happened with hilarious results.
While assembling for a raid and hanging out around stormwind a friend was flying around while waiting when suddenly she found her mount had disappeared. Don't worry, I'll pop my parachute. Lucky thing she is an engineer right? No parachute? Oh crap, splat.
Then, 2 seconds after the body hit the ground and become street pizza, the parachute pops open, attached to a dead body.
Is that a double oops moment? Losing the mount and having parachute lag. Not sure, but it was funny to see a dead body with a parachute on it.
Go Ahead Without Me, I'll Catch the Next Boat.
This is one that has to have happened to every hunter. Disengage moments are common and not even as a fat finger moment, sometimes as an I meant to do that moment, just did not mean for it to turn out as it did.
One time on the vanessa fight in the deadmines I disengaged off the boat. Oops. I've disengaged off of a lot of things. Some times by accident when I did mean to hit it and other times where I was like, I didn't hit that, did I?
How about those big heal moments in a raid where you decide to hit deterrence to help the healers out and hit disengage instead. So while trying to make the healers life easier, you just made it harder because you are no longer stacked for healing. Yeap, I've died that way. Oops.
Where Did the Floor Go?
Kologarn and Magmaw, two completely different fights, one insanely similar result. First time tanking it, charge in, plummet to my death. Are you kidding me, the floor does not go all the way to the boss?
I've died to them both tanking them, luckily enough I was smarter as melee because I learned from my tanking mistakes. I guess it is all that getting hit in the head as a tank that made me do something stupid like that. Perhaps it is the habit of charging into mobs when pulling that made my fingers drift to the key and hit it subconsciously.
I knew if I got too close I would die. I know that could happen. Yet I still hit the charge without even thinking about it as a natural reaction to the pull. Oops.
Rogues Like it From Behind... Sometimes.
Shadowstep suffers from the same issues that charge does. It becomes something you just do naturally. It is part of what you do. So it is only natural that you hit it when you think you need it right?
Some bosses don't have backs. Some bosses have death back there, instant death. I've died that way.
It isn't just shadowstep that leads to rogue oops moments, killing spree introduced me to a new oops this expansion that I never experienced before. Elegon and killing spree do not go well together when you are killing a pillar.
It is a long fall down.
Did you know there is a button you can click on down here?
Best shadowstep moment of all time I had recently while farming leather. I was mowing down mobs and tabbing from one to the next when I tabbed to one that was not in melee. Reaction was, shadowstep, problem was, it was not one of the mobs I was attacking, it was a bird flying by. Worse yet, it was a bird flying by that happened to be flying over the edge of a cliff. I went behind it, hit it, plummeted to my death. Oops. Freaking birds.
We Needed That Right?
Hero on trash, hero while waiting for the pull, hero for just about any moment when it serves absolutely no purpose what so ever. We have all been there, we have all seen it, and some of us have even done it.
I've popped hero on trash. I've pooped hero while looking though things at the auction house. I've popped hero while attempting to type in chat. I popped hero so often and at so many bad times that I do not have it bound any more. Neither is time warp on my mages. If we need it, I will click it with my mouse. No more key binds for hero.
I even changed the binds around to make it something I could not accidentally activate. But guess what? Oops. Somehow I did. So it will remain the rest of its life as an unbound ability.
I Believe I Can Fly.
Hellfire Peninsula, dreaming glory, land on mountain, pick, mount, splat. Oops. Tigers can't fly. Who has been there? It's okay, you can admit it. It only happened to me once but it did happen. Now I have a habit of hitting the space bar every time I mount up before I move. Just to make sure the mount lifts into the air first before I attempt to fly off on a tiger again.
I Might Have Misjudged That Jump.
Ever try to take a short cut and jump off the side of an area to get into the water and not quite make the water? Or perhaps hit the shallow end and still go splat?
Been there, done that, and thanks to two new glyphs I do it a little more often than I used to. My shaman casting waterwalking automatically when in ghost wolf form has made me spend a few coins on repair. As has my warlock glyph that gives my class mount water walking.
Both are very useful to have, both can be very deadly if you forget about them. I've forgot about them both multiple time. Oops.
You Can Have Him Back, Please.
Oddly enough for someone that likes consistency on their characters my taunt on my tanks is not consistent at all. I keep it bound to a different key on each tank. While I rarely have issues with it sometimes I kind of fat finger it and taunt when I did not intend to.
Taunt, taunt, taunt. What, I have him. No you don't I accidentally took him. Oops.
I tend to have this happen most often on my druid, the only one of my tanks that actually has their taunt on the number binds. One to be precise. Not sure why, never found somewhere else I was comfortable with it on my druid so it sits there. And I have fat fingered it because of that more times than I would like to admit.
I really need to find a better place for it
We have all had our moments, be it fat fingers or misjudgements, or using abilities that did not quite work out as you had expected them too. Please feel free to share some of your oops moments. It's okay, this is like a support group, we all did it, we won't laugh at you. Okay, maybe we will laugh at you, but that is only because it is funny. And admit it, even if you made the mistake, looking back, isn't it kind of funny.
I could play my disengage greatest hits and go on and on about all the oops moment I have had with that, as I am sure everyone that has ever played a hunter can.
The Care and Feeding of Warriors: It's my birthday, give warriors some presents - *Every week, WoW Insider brings you* The Care and Feeding of Warriors, *the column dedicated to *arms, fury and protection warriors. *Despite repeated blo...
11 hours ago