Mind Control Woes

Posted by on Feb 19, 2010 in Commentary | 5 comments

Bosses that have Mind Control abilities always make a fight more interesting. If they cast it on a healer, the other healers have to pick up the slack. If it’s on DPS, they have to be CCed quick enough before they kill somebody. Also, there’s the chance that it might burn a cooldown you’re saving for later in the fight. Seeing it wasted is always a downer.

Lady Deathwhisper seemed to have it in for me this week. She Mind-Controlled me thrice throughout the fight. I’d imagine that something like that would be frustrating under different circumstances but given that it was a one-shot, seeing it happen that much was amusing.

I have nameplates enabled for hostile targets only and (you can probably see where this is going) when I get MCed, everybody goes red. This is probably a bad thing to say but when that happens, I can’t help but think “Go Sin!” and hope that my toon casts a couple of Fan of Knives before getting CCed. The second time I got MCed, a fellow raider typed in chat that I killed him. I didn’t see Fan of Knives cast so I wondered how he died. Then I noticed that my Killing Spree was on cooldown. Oops.

What’s your take on getting MCed? You do root for yourself when it happens, right? Tell me I’m not alone here.

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