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PEWPEW

I’ve been’a’slack’in on my blog posts.  So here’s a recap of the last 2 weeks:

  • Decided Resto Shamans got nothing on resto druids as far as quality of play time.
  • Speced Ele-Pewpew!
  • Filled my inventory slots with any Ele-type dps items.
  • Hit 3,200 dps in 25-naxx and 2,500 dps in 10-naxx.
  • Played ten 3v3 games with a boomkin and mage.  Lots of fun!
  • Druid leveled to 74 almost.
  • Researching Inscription Glyphs. 
  • Exalted with Wyrmrest working on the Kirin.
  • Still no epic flying mount on meh Shaman(could have bought it, but I have other plans for my profit, what they are, I’m still fuzzy on).

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With that out of the way, lets move on to the juice.  I love Elemental dps.  I may not be able to pump out 6k dps(yet), but I’m having alot more fun in raids than I was healing.  I finally dug my heels into the ground enough to tell our raid leaders, “take me or leave me(as dps).”  I would have been content with either response(considering how easy it seems to be to get a spot in a pug).  Except for a couple jabs at me not being a healer anymore, they were gracious about me dpsing. 

‘N so my dps adventure begins, happily and vindicated.  I don’t have my exact specs right now, but I’ll tell ya estimates(unbuffed).

  • 21.5 Crit
  • 1600 Spell Power(yuck!)
  • 215 Hit
  • 430 Haste

That’s all the important stuff.  I suppose I could give  you my Int value, if I remembered it.  As it stands, maxing my Hit then my SP are my top priorities.  My Wrath totems helps immensely in raids as far as SP goes.  I’ll go over my talents at some point, right now, time isn’t on my side.

I’ll conclude this entry with a promise for better numbers, more posts, ‘n a stiff drink with the next one.   Pewpew!

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Heoric Sarth

Is easy as pie.

I went with a PUG consisting of mostly Focused Aggression and Wendigo Brewing Co.  I think I saw a couple Puppies in there too.  Literally, the directions they gave me was to either, enter portals or don’t enter portals.  Was Bliz trying to make all the content PUGable?  Because I can’t imagine there being any other impresssion after what I’ve seen in this 25-man. 

I would try to give a run down on the fights, but I don’t really know what was going on except the portal things and the fact that we either had too many healers or there just wasn’t enough damage going on.  I was overhealing with my instants, let alone my casts.  I think I could have spammed lightning bolts and been more productive. 

I’m starting to get the idea that all the instances, 25-mans and below, require 3 healers at the most.  I can see a well geared healer soloing most of the fights in Naxx, healing wise.  If they didn’t require the raid spliting up, I doubt we’d be useing more than one healer in 3 months.  Kinda sad.  I understand how tanks feel now when it came to raid spots in BC. 

When the dual-specs come out, players will be so much better off for encounters.  Loot distribution will be hairy though.  I know I’d be tempted to role on some hit gear…of coruse I’d never take it from someone who dpsed all the time, would I?

80!

Level 80 reached! Not quite today, but last week. I know, I’m a bad blogger, but I’ve been busy with de’ heroics and bgs.

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The inevitable respec to resto has happened. I’m not so upset about it as I am disappointed. Does *anyone* play healer classes(specs) anymore. The obvious answer is no for now. It probably has to do with leveling specs and such. I know I would never level as resto, so I can’t blame other players for not being as practical as I am, at least in regards to killing bosses and getting the phat loots.

On the other hand, I have the bored feeling creeping back from months ago, when raiding was torture, and all i wanted for Christmas was three weeks off from the game. My excitement is still holding that horrendous nagging down; who knows for how long.

I do love raiding, on the good days. On the bad days, I want to cancel my account. A year ago, the good balanced the bad out pretty well, but the last six months of raiding before Wrath, was worse than working in customer service getting paid minimum wage(been there, done that, not doing it again). So I’m sticking around, holding down the fort, saving private ryan, at least until I can tell whether the Old Schoolies are serious about raiding or will fizzle out. I really hope there is no fizzling.

Happy Holidays!
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Bros before HO HO HOs!

Quick Update

I am 78 as of last night.  Leveling definitely feels faster now.  I might be able to level again tonight if I focus.  I bought my flying mount, skill, and frozen flying skills.  Still on a slowbie mount but I wont be for long. 

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My guild’s first Naxx 10-man ran last night, kinda out of the blue like.  Enough 80’s were on, so why not?  I was disappointed that I was not there pewpewing or healing for them, but it won’t be long.  A little part of me is glad I was not there though.  They took 30 minutes just to agree/remember which addons were required for raiding(Ora2, Deadly Boss Mods, and Omen/KTM) then they realized they had a full melee DPS raid. LoL.  Not exactly a balanced composition, but they made it work.  They killed the first two bosses in the spider wing with only a few wipes.  I would have liked them to one-shot the whole spider-wing but, half the raid was new recurits, so the outcome was acceptable. 

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Most of our old-school players are back from where they went(warhammer, life, drama), and as long as they stick around, I forsee strong fast guild progression.  We may even catch up to the other guilds before Blizzard releases any new content.  That is what I am hopeing for at least.