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.
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.
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.
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…
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!