I’m doing it right!

So last night we went into Dragon Soul to test out our abilities.  Some of us were having issues but they got sorted out by the time we got the 2nd boss down.  The only real issue I had was the fact that I hadn’t downloaded the DBM addon for Cata raids.  This didn’t become an issue until Ultraxion.  I will say that I didn’t mess up my button pushing (I watch my cast bars and debuffs TYVM) but I also noticed I wasn’t getting any warnings or updates.

Other than some grumpiness that killed the Non-Red Slice buff I had cast earlier, things went pretty well.  By the end of the night Red Slice was gone and even Red Lyssi went away.

Want to know why?

 

The big crits.

 

I am a closet meter whore.  Well I might not be that in the closet about it, but I am no where near as bad as you think when the phase “meter whore” pops in your mind.  I LOVE seeing BIG numbers pop up on the screen.  Playing affliction didn’t start giving me those numbers until late in the expansion when I had lots of gear to inflate my numbers.  Even then I would only see like 30-40k crits on my shadow bolts.  Sometimes I would get a really nice 15-20k crit on my corruption ticks, but nothing like what I would hear other classes getting.  Affliction’s damage is slow and steady with a spike at the end.  Destro, not so much.

I think the smallest crit I got with a chaos bolt last night was 86k.  The highest I got was with shadowburn for 190k.

Yes, 190k crit.

 

EXCITEMENT!

 

When I talk about being a meter whore I don’t mean HAVING to be at the top.  I like being in the top 3 (if possible).  If I hit #1 or #2 I get really excited.  Mostly because I play with such good players.  Adoe, Sorak and Zug all usually wipe the floor with the rest of us dps.  It is like the only contest is between those 3.  So when I manage to sneak in there and top one of those 3 guys I am just over the moon.  I don’t usually get too bad about it publicly (sometimes yes I do, but not ALL THE TIME).  To Slice, yeah I am usually all pumped up and crow about beating someone.  He usually just rolls his eyes at me and ignores me.  Which is fine, I made myself happy, it works.

I think the best part of last night for me was beating Adoe on Deathwing.  I would say beating Sorak but he died halfway through the fight (he managed to kill himself by shadowstepping, it was quite hilarious I might add) and even though he was kicking everyone’s ass throughout the rest of the raid, it wouldn’t be fair to compare myself to him that fight.  While Sorak and Adoe were neck and neck all night (one fight they were like 20 dps points off from each other and the equivalent damage was less than 1000 difference) I was battling with Shadey.  I was so busy focusing on the top dogs that I completely overlooked the mage in the raid that manged to kick my ass on several fights.  I had gotten used to her healing on her shaman and not keeping tabs on her dps (cause there wasn’t any!) which was a critical mistake.  One that I will not continue to overlook.  This means I can’t come in and half-ass fights anymore.  I need to stay on my game so I’m not on the bottom like I was for most of Wrath.

Anyway!  Back to the story!

The excitement wasn’t from beating Adoe, I usually am #1 or #2 on the Deathwing fight, it was from beating Adoe in a spec I had never played before prior to that night.

THAT is what got me excited.

I had done NO research on my “new” spec.  I wasn’t even 100% sure on my rotation.  I used the tab Blizz supplied in my spellbook and went to town.  Yes I fat fingered a lot of stuff, and I wasn’t awful on a lot of my dot uptime ( I was bad, but not awful.)  So when I finally did do some research to find out I was doing things right was pretty awesome.

http://spellbound.nu/?p=2002

Saga is an awesome warlock blogger.  If you aren’t already reading her you totally need to.  She does a great job with explaining things.  Far better than my rambly non-existent how-to posts.

So yeah, go read her. :D

I’m now getting excited about leveling and raiding again.  I don’t know how I will level in MoP, I might switch back to Aff, but I am not sure.  It almost feels like Destro is doing a great job with the self healing.  I could even glyph or spec in for more.  With a 625% mana regen (Destro locks CANNOT life tap, we don’t have the spell anymore) I really feel like I am unstoppable.

BOOM!

BOOM!

BOOM!

*CACKLE*

Oh look what I have here . . .

Finally! :D

Screenshot Friday

I thought this was really pretty so I wanted to share

 

 

Oh and we’re 5/8 but you knew that already :-p

 

It is a bit messy but it works!

1, 2, 3, 4 . . . I declare thumb war!

We strolled into Dragon Soul last night and went 4/8 easy as pie. What don’t believe me?

 

 

Left to right: Zarm, Adoe, Gurgie, Zari, Zug, Me, Van, Slice, felpuppy, Fayle (hidden by the boss), Falhala and last but not least! Arv.

 

One shot bitches!  Turns out it was the server first kill too!

Left to Right: Slice, Arv, Zarm, Falhala, Zug & his mirror images, me, Van, Zari & Adoe

 

This one took eight tries.  Took a bit to teach people how to scatter apparently.

 

From left to right: Fayle, Shady, Zarm, Zuggie, Badoe, me, Van, Slice, Zari and Arv

 

I think this fight is shaping up to be one of my favorite fights.  On the third attempt this bugger went down.

 

From left to right: Sorak, Arv, Shady, Slice, Van, Zari, Pix, me, Zarm & Adoe

 

I actually liked this fight.  The lightning chain is kind of fun, you know as long as you don’t stand there all by yourself and take all the damage alone.

No I did nothing of the sort.

*whistles innocently*

This lady took us five tries to kill her.  I blame Slice for the first wipe.  He claimed the ice spikes were “cutters” instead of the rolling spikes that they are.  Fail Slice, fail.

 

 

Looks like we won! :D

6/7 Heroic! Yay for SR!!

6/7 Heroic baby!!

Screenshot Friday

I’m working on a post to update everyone.  Just taking me a while.  In the meantime enjoy our kill shot from Wednesday.

 

This time we really are 5/7

Heroic Rhyolith Down!

Finally!

Now we never have to do that stupid fight on heroic again!

It is about fucking time! >.<

Oh look, we’re all alive too!

Nice!

Oh yeah, 4/7 heroic bitches!

Screenshot Friday

I thought I would share my picture of the kill

Heroic Baleroc down! – SR goes 2/7 heroic

Well normally I would have a screenshot of our heroic Baleroc kill BUT someone had me turn off my addon that takes those pictures for me (Multishot if anyone is curious) to see if it would help my computer out.  Alas it didn’t and thus I have no picture.

 

So yeah SR is now 2/7 heroic and moved up from #12 to #7 overall on the server.  We’re pretty excited.

 

I got into town on Saturday night and it has been one crazy thing after another.  Most of it is personal drama but it happens.  I have two pretty awesome job leads, one which I REALLY want and one I would only take if the one I wanted told me no.  At first I wasn’t worried about finding work once I got here then I get here and the jobs showing up on Monster just kind of died.  I had stopped using Craigslist while I was in CA because the jobs listed there wanted me to start yesterday and frankly that just wouldn’t work with me still in CA.  On Tuesday Slice reminded me to check out Craigslist and BOOM 2 interviews for the next day.  I also had an interview with a staffing agency (it pays to have a back up!).

 

Yesterday was interesting.  It was pouring rain for most of the day.  As I am sure you are aware, Southern CA isn’t exactly known for its rainy weather.  Finding my way around with my horrible hand written directions wasn’t too too bad.  I made it to each appointment with plenty of time AND I found my way home.  So all in all I count that as a success.

 

I am still unpacking and trying to make this apartment look nice.  Slice teases me about being such a “good little housewife” and Sorak dared to say I was just like him, a housebitch.  /sigh  Trust me, once those boxes are unpacked and everything is where I want it then I will go back to my lazy ass ways.  The lazy don’t change people.

 

Because I love you all I am going to leave you with an awesome video I’ve been watching.  Yes I know that it is probably cheesy but frankly I love this song and the video made me cry.  So :-p

 

Rag down

SR - 09/27/11 - Ragnaros

First Rag kill - Go SR!

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