Writer’s Block

December 11, 2009 - Leave a Response

So, as you all should know Patch 3.3 hit this week! I planned to do a post or two beforehand, or even afterwords/the day of but I’ve just been so distracted by all the new shiny toys this patch has had to offer. One of the biggest changes I’ve made so far is that, my priest is now Shadow and Holy dualspec’d! I’ve loved discipline since level 30, always will enjoy that spec and everything it has to offer. I used to be discipline pve spec’d with a pvp offspec. The reason for this change is that I’ve decided to get back into raiding for this content. I really want to see what Icecrown Citadel has to offer in terms of raiding and a guild I thought I’d really enjoy(and so far do) being a part of is full on discipline priests. I looked around and wasn’t too fond of any other guilds on my realm and so I’m now a proud member of the guild <Casual> of spirestone.  A few notes about my new specs; Shadow is a lot more fun than I thought it would be, this patch buffed them and I really enjoy the dps output I can do. Although I feel it’s a bit low, my gear isn’t exactly the best either, I did manage to do 5.1k in vault last night though! As for holy, oh boy. At first, I didn’t want to get rid of my pvp spec, and I even healed some random heroics in my pvp spec as most people have been overgeared for these places and it proved not to be an issue with some minor points not in the pve talents. Anyway, after I finished up my holy talent tree I queued for a random heroic and got into H-ToC, this instance was…pretty easy to heal so I thought I did okay for being new to the spec. After that I got into H-PoS(Pit of Saron) – now here was a true test of how well I understood holy and the different healing aspects. We wiped once on Forgemaster Garfrost, but that one wipe was all it took for me to get the mechanics of my healing down a lot more than they had been. All in all, I enjoy this change of pace and at the same time miss my penance button.

Now, my thoughts on the new looking for group system. I’m somewhat neutral on this. As I do have alts, the emblem / fast finding dungeons is blessing for that, getting all your alts geared will be easy now. But on the other hand, as a raider it’s a bit annoying that people can get so geared while you may have worked for equal level gear twice as hard. I’m sure my opinion on this won’t do anything about it since blizzard has done this before, but I’m voicing it nonetheless! When I first went shadow, I tried to do random heroics to get a better feel of how to dps and what not. The queues would take 5+ minutes just to get into a dungeon. If I queue as a healer+dps, I always get in nearly instantly as a healer. Now I’m curious, and of you tank or healers have a dps offspec and ever get into random heroics as that offspec? I know I won’t unless I uncheck the healing assignment…Overall this addition is really nice, can finally do low level instances again!

On a side note, I’m excited to try the kalu’ak fishing derby! First one is tomorrow >:3 –wishmeluck!-

Now for a little project I’ve had in mind. I want to do a weekly Hunter Pet Review sort of piece based on my own opinions and experience with each pet type. I will be choosing the pet to review at random until they are all finished, so no biased order will be done. Now, I will be using three sections, Leveling, 80PvE, and 80Pvp. Leveling will be done with a lower level hunter to get a view on how each pet helps the leveling process, I thought this would be better than having a geared 80 leveling level 75 pets. And the 80 portions will be on my already 80 orc hunter. It will be sad that I can’t keep every pet I get to test, but I will be giving them names of their own and a place in my hunter’s hearts forever. (: Stay tuned for this coming soon (probably ..next week sometime) Oh and in terms of the title of this post, I meant it as this patch was blocking me from writing =P.

Patch 3.3 (Priest Review)

December 4, 2009 - Leave a Response

As you may know by now, Patch 3.3 has been on the PTR for quite some time now. I’ve dabbled on this phase of testing on various classes pvping, as well as trying the new instances and quest lines. With a rumor going around about this patch coming to live next week I’d like to go over a few things about the priest changes from my own experiences. My review won’t be too statistical or anything of that nature, just my own opinions that you may or may not agree with. (INC WALL OF TEXT)

World of Warcraft PTR Patch 3.3.0
Classes: General

  • Spell Mana Costs: These costs have been reduced for almost all lower level spell ranks. In general, if a spell decreased in cost with a higher level rank in patch 3.2.0, that spell now has the decreased cost at all ranks. In addition, spells learned before level 20 with reduced cast times and/or durations have even further reduced mana costs, proportionate to their reduction in cast time or damage.

Priests

  • Divine Hymn: The cooldown on this spell has been reduced to 8 minutes, down from 10 minutes.
  • Power Word: Shield: This spell can now be cast on non-raid/party friendly targets.
  • Talents:Shadow;;
  • Improved Devouring Plague: This spell now deals 10/20/30% of its total periodic effect instantly, up from 5/10/15%.
  • Mind Flay: The range of this ability has been increased to 30 yards, up from 20.
  • Shadowform: This talent also now causes Devouring Plague and Vampiric Touch to benefit from haste. Both the period length and the duration of these spells will be reduced by haste. In addition, the mana cost has been reduced from 32% to 13% of base mana.
  • Vampiric Embrace: This talent now provides a 30-minute buff that cannot be dispelled, instead of a target debuff and only generates healing for single-target shadow damage spells.
  • Pet
  • Avoidance (passive): Now reduces the damage your pet takes from area-of-effect damage by 90%, but no longer applies to area-of-effect damage caused by other players.

User Interface
Buffs and Debuffs: This is a new section added to Interface Options.

  • New option – Castable Debuffs: Enabling this will cause only debuffs you have cast on an enemy target to appear.
  • New option – Consolidate Buffs: Enabling this adds a buff consolidation box near the mini-map. Very short term buffs (e.g. Replenishment) and very long term buffs (e.g. Prayer of Fortitude) are filtered into the buff box. The icons are stacked here, but they can still be seen by moving the mouse cursor over the buff box. Long term buffs will move out of the box when they are about to expire. Buffs such as important procs (e.g. Art of War, Maelstrom Weapon), cooldowns (e.g. Bloodlust / Heroism, Combustion) or limited in range (e.g. totems and paladin auras) are always displayed.

Professions
Enchanting

  • Enchant Weapon – Black Magic: This enchantment now sometimes increases haste rating for the caster rather than inflicting the caster’s target with a damage-over-time effect. It is also now triggered by landing any harmful spell rather than inflicting damage with a spell.

Items

Priests

  • Glyph of Mind Flay: This glyph now increases the damage done by Mind Flay by 10% when the target is afflicted with Shadow Word: Pain.
  • Glyph of Shadow Word: Pain: The periodic damage ticks of Shadow Word: Pain now restore 1% of the priest’s base mana with this glyph.
  • Glyph of Shadow: While in Shadowform, this glyph causes non-periodic spell critical strikes to increase spell power by 30%, up from 10%, of the priest’s total spirit for 10 seconds.

Bug Fixes
Priests

  • Glyph of Power Word: Shield: The heal caused by this glyph will now correctly use the casting priest’s critical strike chance instead of the target’s.
  • Inspiration: The tooltip now correctly indicates that it also functions with Prayer of Mending.
  • Levitate: This spell can now activate trinkets that can trigger from casting a helpful spell.
  • Mass Dispel: Some trinkets which were not triggered properly by this spell will now work correctly when Mass Dispel is cast.
  • Mind Flay: The rank 1 tooltip has been corrected to indicate the accurate damage and snare effect. In addition, this ability will now work correctly with [target=focus] and [target=mouseover] macros.
  • Prayer of Mending: Inspiration and Divine Aegis can no longer be incorrectly triggered by this spell for priests who do not have those talents.
  • Silence: Updated tooltip to include the functionality that this ability also interrupts spellcasting on NPCs.
  • Spirit Tap: This talent can no longer be triggered by the death of the priest’s Jewelcrafter Stone Statues.

Classes:General (Update)

-Spell mana costs being reduced seems to be trying to bring back Downranking for healers. At least from what I’ve heard. I am somewhat neutral on this myself. I’ve never been a big fan of downranking, and in WOTLK it seems that sometimes as a healer I have too much mana to spare. Although on healing intensive fights i’m sure this change may prove it’s worth. So, disregard this crossed out text. The downranking is still terrible, -should make sure to test everything i post about…

Priests:
-The Divine Hymn cooldown change is nothing but nice, I don’t even have to say it =p.  Power Word: Shield being cast on non party/raid members will take some getting used too. I can’t think of many circumstances that this would be useful, only in world pvp/questing as you may see someone in danger, and as a disc priest your shields would really be helpful here.
-Seems that shadow got buffed this time around. With Improved Devouring Plague doing more damage, the range of Mind Flay being increased, Devouring Plague and Vampiric Touch benefiting from haste, and Vampiric Embrace becoming a self buff rather than using up a rotation slot is all very nice for the dps priest. I’ve only been shadow for a short period of my 80 career but I must say, it is a nice change of pace from healing. Gogo Spriests, these buffs make me want to try out the spec again :p.
-Shadowfiend not dying as easily sounds nice, although I’ve never had too much trouble with this as I shield mine when I need his mana gaining. ^^

User Interface:
-Being able to see only your debuffs on the target will be nice for shadow priests as well as other classes that need to manage things such as warlocks dots and death knights diseases. Consolidate Buffs, hmm, this addition seems to be more of a matter of preference than a necessity. I personally don’t like this option and won’t be using. I’d prefer to know what buffs I have rather than just the number. In raids, I don’t have time to mouse over this box and see what I may be missing.

Professions:
-Black Magic’s buff is way too obvious of a good thing. I’m sure this will be the mandatory enchant for shadow priests as well as a viable pvp enchant. I’ve used this on the ptr and well I really like it ^_^, the animation is also really neat, looks like the Unholy Weapon enchant from pre-tbc. Although, it’s always had this animation. -_-”

Items:
More buffs to shadow priests via glyphs! All three sound nice, no need to repeat them. :3

In general and at a glance, this patch looks like a good one for priests. At least, in my eyes it does. I didn’t think shadow priests were in need of such buffs but then again, I myself don’t play as shadow too often so correct me if I’m wrong =p. Oh and another note, the raptor hatchling pets will no longer drop from their rare spawn correspondents but from nests, I hope these are either as rare or fairly close to the spawned mobs as I camped those for hours. D:

Enjoy the changes!

Overpopulation. /QQ

December 1, 2009 - Leave a Response

Yesterday I got a new desktop for an early ‘Christmas’ gift. Now it’s nothing special just a standard pc, but runs wow a lot better than my laptop has. I couldn’t even enjoy wow because of how low my laptop would keep the fps at. Anyway, this blog isn’t about computer issues! With my newly found system I have begun to think about trying to join a raiding guild again. I’ve raided since the start of ‘Wotlk’ and quit during Ulduar times as I hated putting up with 5~fps within a raid as demanding as Ulduar could be for a healer. Anyway, after pondering around the Spirestone Forum (the realm I play on…) I’ve found a few guilds that sparked my interest. I won’t name any names here as I don’t want to start any drama, (as if anyone reads this =P) but better safe than sorry.

At first i thought, “Well there’s quite a few options here, let’s narrow it down a bit.” I started to dig around websites and whisper some leaders for more information about their guilds, raid times, rules etc. Every post seemed to be recruiting healers. “That works, I hate dpsing on my priest, and don’t have a spec for it!” Little did I know, priests aren’t what anyone is recruiting these days. After reading the forums threads, and pages on the guilds websites. Most (and the guild I really wanted to join…) would end up saying… FULL ON DISC PRIESTS. Now this is rather discouraging, as I don’t really enjoy healing as holy spec and prefer to use other classes for dps. Hopefully I can find a new home for my priest. D:

Finally Here (Again)!

November 25, 2009 - Leave a Response

Well ahem, I’m back with playing WoW and I’ve decided that to make this game fun for me I won’t be seriously raiding, at least not until I get a better system to handle the raids. And also hopefully writing this blog again. Hopefully I will be welcomed with open arms as I was when I first started. Although I never got into the blog community too much I hope to give it a second try. Anyway, I shall be attempting my first mediocre post now!

Pilgrim’s Bounty!

Yes, this is a couple days late than the debut of the wonderful holiday, but this is something to post about and something I wanted to post about! I should stop talking to myself within these posts -_-” Anyway, This holiday is inspired by Thanksgiving celebrated here in the US.

My first intentions/thoughts was “Hey, let’s post a guide about this new holiday!” But after waiting a couple days and finding that many other people have already done so, why repeat information of what others have already gathered? If you still haven’t gotten a jump on these achievements/quests should start asap, as the dailies rewards are needed for some of the achievements. I’d personally recommend using WoWHeads Guide as they always have very informative holiday guides.

On the server Moon Guard where my paladin claims her home, the first night of this holiday was flooded with people desperately running around hunting turkey and easily raising cooking. But the amount of people coming out from their hiding places around Azeroth isn’t what caught my attention. But actually seeing a GM in-game for the first time in my 4+ years of playing did! You see, the Bountiful Table chairs had an issue with them. If Horde were to come sit on them, and we (the alliance) killed them while they were still sitting, the chair would despawn all together upon the death of the Horde character. This was extremely frustrating for those of us who started the achievements in stormwind/elwynn. All we had to do was fly to Ironforge or take a boat ride to Darnassus/Exodar right? Nah, we roleplayers are pretty lazy! So after a few minutes of people ticketing GM’s, one appeared to respawn these tables for us!

Gm to the rescue!

My friend was helpful enough to lend me this screen shot, as I wasn’t able to get one myself. Sadly all we have is the text but that’s enough right? Wrong! later that night the chairs had been messed up again! Now I was online for 2-3 hours and the 2nd time this happened still wasn’t resolved so who’s to say if another GM appeared and fixed this but..apparently they told players we are working on a solution. And they did fix this, as  I killed some alliance on my horde character under the same circumstances but the chairs hadn’t dissapeared this time :D. Good times, now go become a Pilgrim and roast your own turkeys!

On a side note, my newly found crappy site ‘banner’ is pretty crappy D: But thought I should mention, the three characters on this image are of my three 80’s. Marzi: Human Paladin, Flo: Orc Hunter, and Snug: Undead Priest. My posts will probably center around these three classes and experiences with these characters. Again, bad banner is bad.


/Wave!

July 6, 2009 - Leave a Response

Well figured i should make a formal leaving post? — Anyway, I won’t be updating here anymore..Just don’t have the will to blog any longer. I’d give a longer explanation but i dont want to bore anyone. Im sure this has been known for a while considering how long i havent done a thing. Anyway, I’ll keep this here incase i ever feel like coming back and for my contribution to the first CYOA.. — Take care everyone.

/shrug

June 12, 2009 - Leave a Response

So, I have been in-active for about a month or so now…I lost my will to “Blog” if you will due to personal problems etc. etc….Sorry for those who have checked back here and I do thank you for taking the interest to actually view this ‘blog’ of mine. I’ve decided to ‘try’ and get back into the blogging scene again..I don’t feel that I have the ability to produce things worth reading but eh after my absence due to personal reasons for some reason I feel the need to try again. Expect something soon, expect something amazing, expect something to be written and expect to read it! Until then…Dark blessings upon you :3

Campgarden, who knew?

April 28, 2009 - 2 Responses

It’s that time again to begin the craze for Achievements/Loot/Titles with another holiday, Noblegarden! I don’t know about the realms you play on, but the two I have 80’s that would like to get this title were..crazy to say the least. I started this event as soon as it came up on my priest, 12:01 a.m. Server time. For the first 30 to 40 minutes or so, I was running around Bloodhoof Village collecting Brightly Colored Eggs from various spawn points. After this time just about every spawn point in Bloodhoof had a “Camper” sitting at the egg looting it as soon as it came up. Now I figured this would be one of the least populated places, but I was wrong about that. My guess is that everyone had the same thought as me, “Bloodhoof Village is always empty, nobody will be there.” Little did we know, everyone was there. After I finally collected 100 to buy my Spring Rabbit, a friend and I paired up to fly out to Un’Goro and lay an egg, as well as have our pets erm..’Love’ each other in each of the collecting cities for the achievements, Spring Fling and Hard Boiled. Upon completing these two I went to Razor Hill to try my luck at finding eggs here. Now the spawns here were much more spread out and..hard to find compared to Bloodhoof so I decided to join the campers in their quest for egg domination! I personally hate that the WoW community turned this holiday into such a simple stare at your screen for hours event, but there were so many people on my priest’s realm that I had no choice but to camp a spawn. Overall, doing every achievement and gathering enough eggs to gain the title “the Noble“, took me 6 hours to complete.

Bunnies! :3

Bunnies! :3

Now I’m usually not one to complain, but the amount of people sitting at spawn points was a little ridiculous in my opinion. I mean, the “hunt” for eggs was much more fun than sitting there staring at a certain point cramping my hand from clicking for so long only to gain a title and some frilly items. I know nobody forced me to do this, besides myself, but eh what can I say I like titles =). Anyway, all I’m trying to complain about is this holiday had a pretty decent design to be used, except of course it had a flaw. I’d prefer running around the towns to gain my eggs but with as heavy populated as they are on my realm(s) I’d have to say, camping seems more efficient at gathering chocolate/eggs.

I have been able to get the title now on both my Hunter as well as my Priest. I’m working to get some ears and dresses for my alts now just to have when I find the time. I’d like to share how I go about gaining this title now that I have some knowledge about it. So here it goes! First, I run to either Brill or Razor Hill. I’m not sure why but I prefer these places for egg hunting, unless Bloodhoof isn’t to crowded, I love the cows :P. Anyway, once at the towns I try to decide if there are way to many campers than I’ll have to find a spot and join them. If there isn’t so many and eggs are being left unlooted I shall begin my route around town attempting to get eggs. So, I start off by looting an egg to get I Found One! Afterwords I continue collecting eggs until I have gathered 20 Chocolates/Shells to complete the two quests The Great Egg  Hunt and A Tisket, A Tasket, A Noblegarden Basket. Once those are complete, I continue farming eggs up until I have 100. Once I have gotten 100 Noblegarden Chocolates I eat them all to get the Achievement Chocoholic. If by then I haven’t looted all the items I’d like to have such as the Rabbit pet or the Spring Circlet, I will continue to gather eggs until I have everything I want. Now all you need to finish the achievements to get your title is the Spring Rabbit, Spring Flowers, Spring Robes, White Tuxedo Shirt, Black Tuxedo Pants, Noblegarden Egg, and possibly Blossoming Branch. So if  you don’t have time to get everything else or aren’t lucky enough to get any of the items from eggs you don’t have to go for everything but in order to get the title if you don’t get any items from the eggs you will have to collect 355 Noblegarden Chocolates. Pretty simple just takes a lot of time. Good luck to you all! Happy Noblegarden :D — Can’t wait for Children’s Week.

Create Your Own Azeroth: The Southern Gate.

April 22, 2009 - 6 Responses

If your just joining us, please refer to the Prelude written by Samodean of Hardcore Casual: Here.

For the last part, refer to this post by Fulguralis of Killing ‘em Slowly.

Corrigan stood there, staring blankly at Rondrey while thinking of the decision he had been presented with. Glancing toward the East as well as toward the South neither direction seemed to make this easier for him. How am i supposed to know the safest route? I do recall a camp of some sort south of here, although my mind is still a bit blurred. He then closes his eyes rubbing them to help clear his head. Without giving the issue much more thought Corrigan shouts out to his unit, “Quickly, we shall head South of here to make our escape!”

Being an experienced Commander Corrigan had hoped his knowledge would help pull them through this bump in the road. Of course not being literal, their path seemed to be clear for the most part. He hadn’t noticed anything out of the ordinary or a suitable place to set up an ambush. The only thing that concerned him was the lot he had to protect.

“So, where are you taking us?” Rondrey asks.

Corrigan shrugs, “Away from danger.”

“Of course, do you even know where you are leading us?” Rondrey asks in a harsh tone.

Just as Corrigan was about to answer one of the citizens they were escorting collapses to the ground. This takes everyone by surprise, the troops begin to scan the surrounding area frantically but nothing seems to be hostile near them, at least not to close anyway. A light fog closes in on the unit, “What’s wrong with her, Rondrey?” Corrigan asks hoping for a decent answer. “She seems to just be exhausted, perhaps one of the scouts could assist in making sure she makes it with us?” Rondrey looks at one of the men nearby and he quickly makes arrangements to carry her the rest of the way.

Their travels away from the main scourge attack is going as planned. The most dangerous thing so far has been nothing but forest critters causing the men to be paranoid by their movement. Corrigan holds his head trying to stay alert for his troops.

Suddenly out of the shadows skeletal warriors attack his unit from all directions.

“We’re under attack!” Corrigan shouts signaling his men to get into their defensive positions. The assault didn’t last long at all. These bone-made warriors were very fragile for how menacing they look. Just about a single hit could break apart their structural make up. This won’t be the last of ‘em..“Let’s keep moving, we don’t want to find more.” The citizens and soldiers began to follow their leader once more, everyone a bit shaken up by the attack made. Corrigan on the other hand seemed to not be phased by such a thing. Having had seen battle before he wasn’t there to get frightened. More skeletal soldiers seem to come from no where and attack them, defeated with hardly any effort just like the last batch.

Corrigan hears clapping not to far in the distance, “Well done my friends, well done,” a hoarse voice says in a quiet whisper.

The men lead by Corrigan station themselves around the citizens to prepare for a possibly upcoming attack. The figure who had just spoken reveals himself to the soldiers, “It’s a necromancer,” states Rondrey, “No wonder we had been getting attacked by skeletons!” The new enemy summons more soldiers and disappears within the fog. Not only were these skeletons attacking them but now..ghosts?

“For the Light!” Corrigan shouts before charging full force to lead the defense against these creatures. His attack seems to have no direct affect but they are at least holding them back. Bah how are we supposed to fend off ghosts. Rondrey casts a protective bubble around everyone, it won’t last long but shall serve it’s purpose.”Commander, we have to get out of here! These ghosts are Banshee’s, they don’t do much damage but can be very dangerous.” After speaking Rondrey’s protective bubble faded and they were vulnerable once more. Without needing to reply Corrigan knew what he had to do, get his men away from these creatures. Before he could act out any sort of plan suddenly these Banshee’s let out a sharp screech before lunging toward the center, at the citizens.

“Shit…” Corrigan mumbles as they fly right by him.

The remaining men and citizens back away from their fellow comrades when Rondrey interrupts the silence, “The Banshee are gone but they have possessed our people, defend yourselves!”

Not wanting to fail by killing the people he has vowed to protect, Corrigan as well as the others have hesitated their attacks. I have to give them an order, but which one?

YOU CONTROL THE FATE OF THE POSSESSED CITIZENS

If you choose to give the order to kill them, the story continues Here at Casual Wow.
If you choose to attempt to free them, the story continues Here at Wow Druid.

Thank you for reading,(Updated to include links to the next parts of the story…I was lazy with that…)

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Conscience-Stricken

April 21, 2009 - Leave a Response

I feel pretty bad. I’ve neglected my duties as a blogger to express my thoughts and opinions. but I suppose we all have dry spells every now and again. I don’t really have a valid excuse other than lack of interest and perhaps a lack of inspiration, but here I am.

                                  Argent Tournament!

Argent Tournament!

First things first, news about the Argent Tournament! Now, this whole idea was a mystery to me come patch day. I never had a chance to try it out on the PTR’s and I sort of just jumped into the dailies right away as to not miss a second of the new isle dailies. If you played during TBC, you know what I’m takling about. Anyways! These were actually quite fun for the first time. Uncovering the secrets of the Black Knight, becoming a Valiant, Champion, and eventually earning the title(s) “Of the Undercity / Orgimmar” as well as my own Argent Gruntling to order around. The mount combat is also pretty tactical as well. The “Champions” that I have to face off against every day start up with three shields, I usually start out with (2) Shield Break -> (2) Shield Break -> (3) Charge.

White Horse :D

Once within melee range, spam (1) Thrust, and try to keep up at least 2 to 3 Shields using (4) Defend. Sometimes this doesn’t always work out the best way, but that’s why they give you a healing spell for when your finished. I’d have to say, my favorite Argent mount has to be the new Forsaken horse! Ever since I saw the ‘Four Horseman’ encounter within Naxxramas, their mounts look amazing compared to the available undead race mounts. I still can’t decide wether I want to save up for my pets first, or the mounts. Such a hard decision when champion marks aren’t easy to come by. Oh! I might as well ask here. If any of you happen to play Alliance on Spirestone, or Alliance on Moon Guard, and would be interested in trading the horde pets for alliance equivilents (Once I unlock them all, and have the horde ones myself) Feel free to contact me, I’d really appreciate it. Oh one more thing, when dealing with the “Commanders/Liutennants” for the dailies, be careful not to die. They hit players pretty hard.

Talents!

Talents!

Now, on to the pressing issue of Dual-Specs! Being a priest, I don’t personally enjoy the dual spec system right now. I will always be a healer, I prefer that as this character. Now, my dual spec will be devoted to a pvp spec, be that shadow holy or discipline, I still don’t know yet. I haven’t found any information on what the spec to go is with this patch, if any of you know feel free to share the knowledge =). Anyways, this somewhat puts me out of my job. My realm was full of healers as is, and now that everyone is dual spec’d into it (not everyone, but some) it’s even harder to find groups. From what I can tell and have heard, I seem to be the only person with this problem. Perhaps im just unlucky when it comes to finding pugs? In any case, The 1000 gold probably wasn’t worth it for me right now, but who knows maybe I’ll have a change of heart for PvE shadow dps. On the other hand, I can’t wait to test this out on my hunter. I will be using the Dual-Spec system to have a Deep Beast Mastery ‘Pet Tank’ build as well as wanting to build up gear towards that. I’d be trying to stack stamina to allow him to live longer and take more damage as a tank. I’ve read about pets offtanking in Naxxramas as well as other places, I can’t wait to try this out myself! As for the pet line-up come this patch, I’ve decided on a Wolf for my PvE Dps, a Bat for PvP (Range stun!), A Bear for AoE Tanking, as well as a Turtle for Single Target tanking. This will take some time to level up as most are new pets, and as for the 5th slot, My good ol’ Spirit Beast. =) If I ever get to try out my pet tanking skills, I will be sure to post about it here.

What do I have to say about Ulduar…Hmm…

Lag-Fest!

My computer can’t really handle this instance. It is very frustrating for me. I have a constant 2-4 fps at all times within here on both 10 and 25 man. I feel like im hurting my guild more so than helping and really feel horrible about this. Anyways, the raid itself is rather intense. The first boss is all on Siege Vehicles, chaotic and fun to shoot / dps for a change, although I died when we did this boss on Heroic. We can’t seem to get passed ‘Razorscale’ on Heroic. The closest we have been is 2.7% I believe, but it’s just so spread out and takes getting used to the positioning / dps output needed. I’m sure we can have it down this week! This instance makes healing fun again, or perhaps its the regen nerf? Anyway, needing to Flask and prioritize my heals makes raiding / heroics feel a lot like Pre-TBC instance healing again. Somewhat puts good healers into a whole new league of healing compared to the bad ones. Anyways, I have so little to say about this place because I hate it right now with all my being. I feel useless within Ulduar and should just sit out -_- But I’ve been told otherwise, hopefully I can do something about the lag. I do hope we continue to progress. Oh and, Tomorrow is my turn to contribute to Create Your Own Azeroth, stay tuned for that, and wish me luck!

Murkimus is Mine! (: I hope.

April 7, 2009 - One Response

I have had no inspiration for a post today, sorry for the lack of updating..There will hopefully be something within this week for me to “Blog” about. Sorry to dissapoint.

210 games :)

210 games :)

I’m so happy to be done with the required games to get the Armored Murloc Non-Combat Pet aka Murkimus! Hopefully all you other pet hunters have accomplished this as well since if not you missed out on your chance ):

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