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Birthday: 10/25

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I smile. Constantly.
I think backwards.
EST time, but westcoaster at
I climb rocks.
Sometimes rocks climb me.
Graduate of visual comm, forever a student of life.
I do the job thing.

Leave me some love sometime!


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Instead of an adorable gif, I've decided to drop something relevant into this little column. Until my next update, anyways. The majority of visitees here know me through DMS. If you haven't a clue what DMS is, please ignore all this riffraff. I'll only bore you to tears. ;D

The rest of you lovely, lovely people. I'm about to give you the low-down:

тanking ωith Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒԍrαcε
This particular section will exclusively cover tanking (= performing the aggro position in a regular dms crew) yellowmaze (= ym or yr). How I'll lay it on you:

▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧ A] before tanking
Curiosity is an essential step to becoming a great DMSer! You will have to know how aggro (= aggravation) fundamentally works before you can progress to tanking. Most of your understanding of aggro will come from experience. However, you need to go over the basics. While used as a term to describe the crew member tanking, aggro is technically defined as the attention of monsters in a room. A dps (= damage per second) player can accrue aggro on any monster fairly easily. If the tank dies, enemy attention will move to another player or players according to how much aggro they have developed.

variables to aggro accumulation
▦▦ damage healed ▦▦
R2 (= Rage 2) Wish on multiple injuries heals more damage than R4 Bandage on one member. Healing will cause aggro for all monsters in a room.
▦▦ damage dealt ▦▦
Your overall damage to a monster builds aggro on that specific enemy.
▦▦ debuffs ▦▦
Certain rings at high rages cause debuff effects on enemies.
Some examples include QuickSand, Adrenaline, Hornet's Nest, and HotFoot.
Any monsters with the given debuff will gain aggro towards the debuffer.
▦▦ first sight ▦▦
All monsters are set at 0 aggro before a room is entered.
The first crew member to be noticed gains the room's preliminary aggro.
Wolves begin gaining aggro at first sight.

You will be able to witness the principles of aggravation development in action throughout your DMS career. However long that may be! If curiosity is the first step to tanking, leveling rings is the second. While it is entirely possible to tank at an extremely low CL, it isn't a practical routine. The majority of DMSers post-bloodstone are at a CL of 11.4-12.0. To retain aggro, you will want a tanking set of CL 11.3-12.0. A tanking set could include a wild variety of rings. See the next spoiler for more details. If you need a place to begin leveling, the rings listed below are a decent goal to kick off your tanking experience. Incidentally, many of them are also good rings to upgrade for a dps player. Power-ups are a great investment, as well as Fortunes Favor and (if you're particularly well-endowed) SweetHeart.

▧▨▧▨▧▨▧▨ BandageWishFitnessMantisHackDiagnoseMeatIron▧▨▧▨▧▨▧▨

▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧ B] ring strategy
oh, I'll get around to this <3

▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧▧ C] in practice
this, too!

Under Construction <3

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Sgairp Report | 12/04/2015 6:10 am
Just wanted to say that you are lovely.
Disgraceful Grace Report | 01/09/2015 6:29 pm
Disgraceful Grace
Zee Happenings
Comment update since my Profile edits aren't cooperating!

Out of a combination of frustration and sheer laziness, I will not be changing the happenings section of my profile. No matter how irrelevant it is without zOMG!

To be totally fair...

It has been incomplete nearly two years anyways. <3 Thanks for the great runs, team!
sidplusnancy Report | 12/31/2014 6:14 pm
hello friend
TA-Regret Report | 11/27/2014 4:36 am
oh hi. while you were thawing from your hiatus-- I'm just beginning to freeze. it's getting colder
and colder..

and colder for me.

Is that picture on your profile you? You're really cute o:
orange frosting Report | 10/25/2014 12:04 pm
orange frosting
Happy Birthday heart
sidplusnancy Report | 10/22/2014 8:54 am
happy b day
Tenuous Orion Report | 03/22/2014 6:04 am
Tenuous Orion
Thank you so much for that wonderfully precise definition of "aggro".
I haven't really been able to get a straight/accurate/specific/exact answer out of anyone on the subject so far, and my vital need to know has been killing me.
I just started DMSing myself and fully intend to tank as soon as I've leveled up my rings, so I hope to catch you around zOMG sometime~
TA-Regret Report | 03/06/2014 6:14 pm
i have catnip seeds O:

lol. i forgot who you were until i looked at your profile agian
iw as like

did my ex gf change her name again scream

but i was like oh. it's you.

the one with the snazzy zomg tips rofl
TA-Regret Report | 01/25/2014 6:12 am
omgrofl i love how you put dms tips on your profile.

dat love for zomg. rofl

thumbs up. whee
sidplusnancy Report | 11/14/2013 5:13 pm

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