23 Sep 2011 13 Comments
23 Mar 2010 41 Comments
Ha! You probably thought I would be talking about the upcoming patch today. Yeah not so much. If you want to read about patch info then you are really in the wrong spot.
Some self plugging – my interview
I still think I talked too much but I was informed that I was supposed to. So there! :-p
The interview was a really good time. I was asked to possibly participate in a round table discussion at some point in the future so I will let you know if that happens.
I went back and listened to the show and I still cannot stop freaking out over how much I sound like my older sister. We already look a lot alike, and now we sound the same. >.> Yeah so that was weird.
I have been doing dailies like a crazy person on Lyssianna. I have been able to knock out 21-23 dailies a day on her. Yes I am insane I know, I know. I needs to get monies on her and since I don’t have money making professions I need to do what I can to get money. Zam has offered to work out a deal with me but I need to figure out if it really is doable on my end. Hex offered me a similar deal. We shall see though.
The main push behind this is my slow mount is slow. I have 2 epic mounts and I want to be able to use them. My other 3 80s have epic flying so I am used to having it. I took Thursday and Friday off from work, so I am hoping to be able to get some IC quests completed. They give pretty decent money. I have been making around 450g-550g a night. To which I mail to my bank alt like a good girl. Now that the patch is dropping I can finally get the cloth needed for the 32 slot soul shard bag and the 32 slot enchanting bag. Yes I know soul shards are going the way of the dodo but I only have a 20 slotter and getting 12 more shards in my regular bags is a pain.
I have a raid tonight at 5:30 pm, a raid tomorrow at 7:15 pm, another raid Thursday at 5:30 pm. Ulduar hard modes on Friday. Saturday is another raid at 7:30 pm and there *might* be a raid for me on Sunday. I will most likely just keep myself available if I am needed. You know, for someone who didn’t want to raid daily, I sure as hell am raiding daily. >.>
I went to the training dummy last night. Self buffed with my pvp trinket on (because I am a tard and forgot to switch it out) I did 4k. This was without doing the finishing move with drain soul. I am not happy. I need to figure out what I am doing wrong. With my gear level I should be doing 5k if not more. I need to get some research done. Maybe that is what I will do on Thursday. Tir sent me a link (which I have since lost >.<) where the top warlocks in the game are talking. These guys have 1k haste. How the fuck did they get 1k haste?!!?! I think I have like 600 and I am gemming for it! *sigh*
If anyone knows of somewhere I could read up on afflocks (that isn’t EJ) please let me know in the comments. I am tired of being fail lock.
10 Mar 2010 23 Comments
Yesterday was the first time I was able to raid with Shadow Rising on Lyssi. Tuesdays they do 25 mans. They do the weekly and depending on who they have signed up and their skill they do ToC 25/ICC 25/ToC 10.
They start raiding at 5:30 pm PST so I tried to be home and ready to go by 5:15 pm. 5:30 happens and boom 25 man Ulduar (XT was the weekly) is pugged and full.
I ran ahead to the stone because I am on a slow mount. What happens next? I got ganked by a gnome mage. I was floating above the stone (fairly high I might add) and the fricken mage flies above me, slow falls and kills me. It never seems to fail. If someone can kill me they do.
Luckily, for me – not that mage, several guildies were around and came to my aid. They chased the guys away long enough for Hex to rez me. I know they killed the pally. I got to help with that . The pally bubble did not save them at that time.
After two portals and a candy dish I hop in a siege engine that is being run by a pug. That should have told me that I was not in good hands, but hey I was optimistic. We get up to flame lev and the pugs pull the trash and start the fight before everyone is even in the area. Fucking PuGs. As we are fighting him my driver gets targeted and stands there. He doesn’t move away, he just keeps dpsing. I am yelling at my screen, typing in raid chat and he still sits there until FL kills the seige engine and then us. I was soooooooooooooooo pissed. I believe I told him to move and not just stand there like a turd. Yes, I said TURD. :-p
Despite all that we still got this:
I was the only clothie there that even remotely needed gear. The crit gloves dropped off FL. I was hoping for the haste ones, but I nabbed the cloth ones. They were still a massive upgrade over what I already had. We make it over to XT and I drop another portal since we had to bring Soth in. His computer kept crashing on him. Orange had also D/Cd and we were giving him more time to come back online. While we are doing this one of the pugs starts telling us to “gogogo ffs” which just sets off my “bitch mode.” I was good though and didn’t say anything in raid. I might have bitched in vent and gchat though.
We cleared trash and still no Orange. Ari decides to get some more pugs and we get them in and start on the boss. As I am trying to help kill trash (go me) the pug rogue gets a gravity bomb and kills a bunch of us BECAUSE HE DIDN’T FUCKING MOVE. *sigh* Have I mentioned I hate pugs? Since it was XT, even being dead I got this:
XT dropped a delicious wand for me. I <3 it very much. I was 2 for 2 that night.
Orange made it back online and Ari decided to have everyone switch to their alts and we were going to do a 10 man to get those people their badges. I got thrown back in (lootz!). This time I was in Zambra’s siege engine. I was in good hands. We even lived I think. We tried to get the no repair acheivement, but someone repaired so we just got this one:
We get up to XT, clear the trash and decide to just quickly get it over with, no hard modes.
Things start out ok, nothing different. I had dpsed on this fight before so I did know what I needed to do. The heart comes out and we start whaling away. Suddenly the health on the heart drops really low. I hear over vent “STOP DPSING THE HEART!” Umm oops, I still had a full set of DoTs up on it. I had just refreshed them and was using drain soul on the heart when I was told to stop. The stupid DoTs killed the heart and we got thrown into hard mode. Suddenly you hear Orange say in vent “FUUUUUCK.” Did I forget to mention how we were 2 healing this fight?
I had never looked up the hard mode strats for Ulduar. This is why when I saw sparks flying around I just moved away from them thinking that they would hurt me if touched because of the static charge on me. Next I hear Soth in vent saying “Kill the orbs” and then Tel or Ari said something like “I don’t think anyone knows they have to kill them.” Yeah I had no clue. So I started killing orbs and then back on the boss. At one point I got yelled at by Orange cause I got out of range. Sorry bout that. There was some doubt, but we prevailed and snagged this:
We grouped up next to do Vault, but Horde somehow lost WG. I have seen Alliance have WG like maybe a handfull of times since I transferred over. We all blamed Rix. It was his fault. Since that was a no go we grouped up for ToC 10. We waltzed in and one shot everything, even Anub.
The new hunter had never been there and I had never DPSed there. Let me tell you, it is vastly different to heal that place than it is to dps it. I kept feeling like I was failing big time. I got stuck in a ring of fire on Lord J. I still don’t know how that happened. On FC I was told by Soth to banish and fear bomb the tree. My felpuppy was on the shadow priest. I had my buttons ready, had the tree as my focus and was ready to go. Sent the puppy in and banished the tree, just to have the banish wear off almost immediately so I feared it, just to have the fear broken. WTF. Back and forth with that damn tree. Nothing would stick on it. I was completely unaware that the tree was the one they wanted killed next. I was dealing with the DK who kept gnawing on my face. All I could keep thinking was “banish and fear the tree. banish and fear the tree” over and over again. No one says anything to me about goofing that up, until this morning when I am chatting with Soth over gchat. *sigh*
The twins was the worst fight for me. Our guild does a slightly different strat for the twins than SR uses. I got put as light essense and I started dpsing the dark twin. Suddenly DBM tells me I need to switch, but everyone is now switching to light? or is it dark? No one tells me what I am switching to, all I heard over vent was “SWITCH.” I will be honest, I paniced, so I stayed light and kept dpsing the dark twin. I tried to nab orbs, but every light orb I found was eaten up before I could get to it. The result was I spent a lot of wasted time trying to find orbs and not dpsing. Now at this point DBM is telling me to switch to dark essense and DPS the light twin. I click the portal and this time the portal changed (it didn’t before) and I start dpsing the light twin. I had more luck with the dark orbs and manged to get the dps buff, right as the twin died. *sigh* Go go fail lock
I made out like a bandit in loot though. Through the entire night I got hands, a wand, pants, an off hand, a trinket and I think I got a ring too. My GP is huge now >.>
We get out of ToC and form up for randoms. While running HoS I managed to snag another trinket and got this:
While in ToC 5 the Horde managed to win back WG and Hex was forming a 25 man. We all trouped over and joined up his group. Again, I hate pugs. No one besides Ari and myself seemed to be killing those damn orbs on the frost guy. In fact I think I died. Oh well still managed to get this:
08 Mar 2010 13 Comments
This weekend was my self-imposed deadline to hit 80 on Lyssi. The plan was to hit 80 on Friday and spend Saturday and Sunday chain running heroics to farm badges. Orange beat me out by several hours. In my defense he has the +20% heirloom gear and I don’t. The man is insane though. He came from behind and beat out both of us.
I had kept plugging away on Friday night. As soon as I could (read level 77) I started the tourney dailies, the Hodir quest chain and the Ebon Blade chain. On Thursday I had already put all three areas on daily farm status. Guildies couldn’t understand why I was doing dailies instead of questing. Well first of all they are easy quests; secondly they give really decent gold rewards (especially for someone without a level 80) and thirdly I was getting 22k XP for each turn in. Friday night I had 23 dailies completed before they reset.
The primary reason I was doing so many dailies was so that when I did this:
I could be able to afford this:
Please look closely at the time when I finally hit 80:
I ended up crashing out around 4:30 am. Tel and Hex had been keeping me company for a while. They did some tourny dailies with me before the big ding. They even helped me get this next achievement:
Hex was the only other person online when I dinged. He was awesome. He said that he was going to stick with me until I dinged. It was so nice not being alone when it happened. Thanks again Hex!
Saturday rolled around and I started queuing up with guildies. I made Tel heal for me until Orange came online. Throughout the day people popped in to help with dungeons. By the time I had to leave for EoF’s ICC run I had 2 pieces of T9 (chest & shoulders) and had started back up saving for the 245 helm (75 badges >.>).
Sunday I was in a heroic Violet Hold when the purple cloth bracers dropped (I was still wearing crafted greens >.<) I rolled and got this:
When I logged out last night after midnight I was almost halfway to getting my new helmet and had upgraded several more items with gear from Heroic PoS. I am sitting at around 193 or so (I think). Arioch told me I could go ahead and pop in my raiding availabilty and sign off on fight strats. Hopefully I will be able to get enough gear together to go with them to ToC 25 tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed!
04 Mar 2010 11 Comments
I mentioned earlier that we had several guildies come back from hiatus and they have since joined us in ICC.
The last time they raided with us we were in Ulduar. We were also not that progression minded. Not only have we upgraded our gear significantly but we have also stepped up our raiding game. Mis said when he started Echo of Fate from the ashes of Call of Fate that he wanted to see end game progression. Those of us that have stuck around have taken up that mantle and now we are in ICC with a Festergut clear.
Now we need to take a step back.
We need our guildies. I LOVE having our guildies with us. Last night’s run was 9/10 EoF. BigGreg was the only non guildie, and frankly I am trying to recruit him . Even though it was 9/10 EoF, we only cleared up to Saurfang. We just did not have the dps. After several wipes I called the raid. I wanted to save us the repair bills.
This night however, reminded me why I love my guildies. The officers have talked and are already working to help out where it needs help. I am convinced that we will be back up and rolling fairly soon. I don’t want to have to tell someone that they cannot come with us and then turn around and replace them with a pug. That is just a horrible thing to do. I don’t want to be that person who has to do either.
Luckily we are doing other raids during the week. Tonight we have ToC as the weekly, Ony as our weekly “quickie” raid and there have been noises about doing a quick VoA. If we feel we can two heal the runs I might bring Millea. She has been so neglected. I also want to use her to get more practice using the rotation I will need to raid. I might not be raiding on Millea, but I plan to raid on Lyssi.
I am hoping that these raids will help shake the cobwebs out on our returning raiders and hopefully get them some nice upgrades. At the least they will get badges. Moar badges = Moar gear
I hit 78 on Lyssi last night before I passed out. Tir was trying to get me to stay up all night and attempt to push on to 80. No thank you. I need a minimum of 4 hours of sleep or I cannot function. As it is, I usually only get about 5 1/2 – 6 hours on work nights. This results in me sleeping in until noon on weekends. Which of course shortens my weekends even more. I just have a hell of a time getting off of the game to go to sleep. Yes I am addicted, I am quite aware of this. :-p
Anyway sorry this is a short post after a day of non posting. The boss has been hovering a lot lately and I just haven’t had a chance to write anything of decent length while he is here. I will do my best to get a post out along with Screenshot Friday. No promises, but I will try.
02 Mar 2010 11 Comments
So I have been grinding away at my baby lock. I finally hit 77 last night and got cold weather flying. It has been SUCH a pain to not be able to fly. Especially since all of my guildies who are also leveling have flying mounts. Grrr. It would be one thing if this was my first toon, it is quite another when this is will be my 4th 80.
Yesterday Soth and Tel came out to ZD to help Del, Orange and I to get our Amphitheater of Anguish quests completed. I got the awesome staff and Orange was nice enough to enchant it for me with delicious spell power. It now glows purple. Lyssi likes purple. She is a warlock after all.
Just in case you have not looked, Arioch has a fantastic post today that I feel everyone should go read. Go read, I’ll wait.
You done yet?
Delicious weren’t they? I <3 males. Orange called me a fiend, but is it really any different than a guy who <3 women? Silly double standards.
I have discovered that Lyssi is a flirt. She seems to have a thing for big muscular men and guys in purples. She is well on her way to becoming a gearscore whore.
My original goal was to get her to Storm Peaks as soon as she could so she could start the Hodir quest chain. Unlike most people, I actually enjoy those quests and like the dailies. So much so that I tend to do them on my 80s that are exalted with Hodir already. No I am not insane. Why do you ask?
I am thinking that I will start out at the tourney dailies first then head over to Storm Peaks. As much as I dislike the tourney stuff, you get a ton of gold and frankly I could use the gold. Plus there are some nice items you can get.
The next thing I want to do is to get my daily dungeon out of the way. I am currently sitting at 22 EoT. It is a nice little head start on gear for Lyssi when she hits 80. I also have a few pieces in the bank. I plan on scouring the AH for whatever pieces I am missing once I ding. Hopefully I will be able to nab a few items from the level 80 dungeons. Maybe I can convince a few guildies to run me through ToC once I hit 78-79. That haste trinket is pretty damn good for an affliction warlock. I have it on Millea and would love to have it on Lyssi.
I have already informed Orange that he will be tanking the piles of random heroics I will need to gear up my lock. Since he will be doing the same on his pally it is really a win-win situation. Instant queue are win! Del had logged for the night, but I have plans for him to heal as well. He really won’t get away that easily. If I am lucky I might be able to con Soth or Tir to tank for me if Orange isn’t available. They might be elitists, but they are total softies when you get to know them. I <3 you guys .
I got my plushies yesterday.
I took pictures of myself with my plushies, but I haven’t gotten the nerve yet to post them on here. I did put them on SR’s guild site in the gallery and on my facebook page. So if you have access to either of those then you have already seen what I look like and I don’t have any weird feelings on that. You also can squee with me over how cute the plushies are.
I personally like the gryphon plushie better. The hair on the windrider is kind of irritating so that is why he dropped down a bit. I think both of them are just absolutely adorable in game though. BOTH ARE SUPER SOFT THOUGH!
I was running all over my office yesterday showing off my plushies to my coworkers. My boss is firmly convinced that I am in fact insane and have no life. Oh well. Wait, WoW is a life right?
My mom’s birthday is next week and my brother’s is the week after. Usually every year I try to get him a funny shirt. I haven’t had any luck lately. All the shirts on Jinx and T-Shirt Hell are either really gorey, ugly or just not relavent to him. Hopefully you guys can give me some tips to other sites that have funny gamer shirts.
Just in case you didn’t get enough:
01 Mar 2010 13 Comments
Thursday night we knocked out 3 ventures into Naxx for our weekly raid quest. I think we got most of the guildies their quest complete. After the first 2 we grouped up for ToC 10. We finally one shot the beasts. We NEVER do that. Went through and one shot everything else up to Anub. Several people in the guild had never seen this fight so I expected at least one wipe until they saw how it worked.
Yeah we wiped for a good 30 or so mins. I was getting frustrated and pissed in a repeating cycle. Arioch stopped by our vent and joined us for the wipefest and Tir stalked me and found us. J/K we let him have the vent info. I lost track of the times we wiped, but we finally got the bugger down. The main problem was our hunter (a guildie) could not get his vent to work so we had to type everything out to him. We told him to pull down the ice. He thought we meant his ice trap. >.> Yeah so the rule about vent needs to be enforced. He is recently back from Iraq and hasn’t been able to get his vent to work since then. He used to raid with us in Ulduar (even when he was in Iraq) and wanted back in. Since we had to pug a ton of people we didn’t want to say no to a guildie, vent or no.
When he finally understood what we wanted it was hilarious. There was so much ice being put down that it looked like an ice skating rink. Vel kept laughing. I was laughing at Vel laughing. The super funny thing was that was the attempt we finally got Anub down. Go figure.
The highlight of that raid was the shield dropped for Vel. He has the worst luck on his shammy on getting a new shield. I think he seriously needed a towel after the loot was linked. I am convinced he orgasmed in vent. It was hilarious.
Friday night I logged in for a few and saw that 2 more of our raiders that had been on hiatus had come back. Felix and Dannyelle were in vent chatting it up with Zakk. Felix was our only pally tank for a long time and Dannyelle was our only DPS DK we had. Felix is in the Navy I believe and was sent out on a deployment towards the end of last year. None of us were sure when the two of them (they are married) would be coming back to play. So it was a pleasant surprise to see them back and swinging. Thinking that I would need him to tank Felix ran heroics like mad on his pally to get him geared enough to go to ICC with us on Saturday night. Dannyelle did the same thing on her DK.
We also had the pleasure of Dozzer in our guild and raid. He had a human warlock that he transferred over to raid with us. Thanks again Dozzer
Raid time rolls around and I have a problem. We have too much melee. Since this was a continuation run from Wednesday we had BigGreg (my favorite DK) with us. He had come as DPS on Wednesday and was ready and waiting at raid invite time. This meant I had the following: Mis – warrior tank, Felix – pally tank, Corvine – rogue, Dannyelle – DK, BigGreg – DK, Ness – warrior, Heleva – disc priest, Vel – resto shammy, Me – resto druid and Dozzer – warlock. For Festergut you need at least 3 people in the back, preferably not your healers. We usually go with 4 people and have me stay in the back so the other healers can keep the tank alive. We weren’t sure what to do. We didn’t want to tell Greg he couldn’t come because a guildie had signed up, we didn’t want to tell Dannyelle she couldn’t come when she had spent the last two days getting geared up to come. Luckily Greg had a tank spec and Felix has an Elemental Shammy. The problem now was overall dps. Felix’s shammy is still only Ulduar geared. So he just wasn’t putting out enough DPS. Dannyelle also was still specced as Frost DPS, which is NOT the top dps spec. The best we did was like 42%.
Despite wiping all night long I really do think that we got the positioning down. As Dozzer said, people were listening to directions and doing what they needed to, there just wasn’t enough dps. I think Wednesday will go over better. It will be a fresh run and they will be able to see the first 4 fights and maybe get some gear. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we can get a full guild run.
Dozzer was introduced to EoF’s raid vent on Saturday. The poor guy. As I mentioned above, Vel got his new shield on Thursday. Ever since then he has been showing it off. He will do emotes, talk about it in chat and even speak about it in vent. His first comment of the night was that it had been over 4 hours and he still had a hard on. >.> Vent went downhill from there. Kate was saying something and it was brought up again that she has a phone sex operator voice. This led to more conversation on that topic and Kate making hilarious comments using said voice. All while this is happening Vel is going on about his shield and Mis is humping everything. Cheesi left him alone all weekend. Poor guy .
Vel suddenly says in vent “Mill, have you seen my SHIELD?” To which I replied “Yes and now I am all moist.” Kate then pipes up “Shield Slam to her vagina!” Now Vel wants a cartoon drawn with his character shield slamming my vagina. We have several artists in guild, I am sure it will show up eventually.
Later that weekend both of us were on Drak’Tharon and Dozzer is telling Arioch that they need more women in their raids. That our raid was great because we had so many women talking. Then we tried to recreate the vent conversation. I don’t think it was explained fully though. Dozzer told me later that our vent chatter was distracting, but in a good way.
Echo of Fate – Perving it up since 2009.
23 Feb 2010 3 Comments
Lying to my boss is seriously almost 2nd nature at this point. Yes this is bad, but frankly the man is gone 75% of the time and what he doesn’t know doesn’t hurt me.
Sorry for the late post but he was in the office today after being gone for 4 days. He is leaving tomorrow morning for the rest of the week too. This means he has stayed at work all damn day and kept me busy. Thus late post is late.
I’ve been feeling guilty lately in regards to my little brother. He finally started playing WoW and I am never around to play with him. He made a character on Bloodhoof since that is where I have money and resources. The problem comes about that I am over on Drak’Tharon leveling my warlock. I have apologized to him about it and he said it is ok, then turns around and asks me to level a character with him. He said that the old world is virtually empty and there isn’t really anyone to play with. There are a few problems with this. One – on Bloodhoof I don’t have any more free slots and I don’t want to delete any of my toons. This means that he would need to get to the level of one of them so we could play together. Two – I am currently trying to level my warlock to 80 then get her geared up to raid. I really don’t have the time to level a toon with him. Three – I REALLY don’t want to level a whole new toon until I get the warlock finish.
He was going to make a toon on Drak’Tharon last night, even had me ask Arioch what their guild needed. Then he changed his mind and said that since I really wasn’t situated there (meaning having cash to give him) he said he could wait for me to get to 80 then we could roll new toons together. Assuming he doesn’t expect me to do nothing but play that toon with him, it could work. Set aside specific times where we play, assuming I am not raiding of course.
I tried to level last night, but Tir was bored so that meant he decided he was taking me through Kara. At first I was excited because that means I would be able to get the Mongoose enchant. Foolishly I thought we were only going to do the first 2 bosses then I could go back to leveling and get my random done for the day (gotta start on those badges somewhere). Yeah that isn’t what happened. He had intended to do the whole place. Since he is a fail DK tank (I kid . . . not really ) I kept dying. He is a level 80 killing level 69-71 mobs. I shouldn’t be pulling aggro off him. I died so many times it stopped being funny. Luckily we had Del on his holy pally so I didn’t have to corpse run like mad. Tir of course blamed the fail lock, but we all know who the real culprit is.
The best part was him crying for me to come help him kill shit.
Man I could sit and pick on Tir all day.
When we got to the 2nd half of Kara we tricked Ari, Doz and Orange into coming in and finishing up the instance with us. Where I promptly outrolled Ari on an enchant that dropped, thus earning the title of ninja.
Just for those out of the loop, when you beat out someone else’s roll on an item that they want, you are a ninja. That is the rule.
Tir is a ninja too. Just ask Soth.
I am like 2 bars away from 73. I need to get her over that hump, get her 2 badges and move into Dragonblight. I still have all the D.E.T.H.A. quests to finish up and the few scourge ones left in the buffalo village. I still haven’t made it up to the northern camp or finished up the mage stuff on the Amber ledge. Good thing the quests are still yellow. I do want to see the Horde version of the Wrathgate. It will be awesome to see both sides of that fight.
I have another post churning around in my head but I need to work it out a bit more before I pop it out. Hopefully it will be out in the next day or so.
10 Feb 2010 27 Comments
So tonight we go back into ICC. I am hoping that we can at least clear to Lady D. We have 7 people signed up, 8 if Kate comes. For our guild that is pretty damn good. I am hoping Ara our resident Destro lock and Auralio our pally tank can make it. If that happens then we have a full run. Excitement!
Kate let me know last night that she also started a blog – http://trixyheleva.wordpress.com/ so you guys need to go check her out. She listed me as inspiration! *blushes* Aww thanks hun!!! Go check her out and pop her on your feedreader, I am positive awesome things will be happening there.
I’ve been kind of bad about playing on Bloodhoof lately. I am in the leveling groove and with the extra XP and cash that I can make on my baby lock, I have been playing her. I am halfway to 62 at this writing and I am itching to get her to 80. I want to try my hand raiding as a warlock. While yes I have done it on Millea, most of the raiding I’ve done is on Tatia. Raiding as heals is very different from raiding as DPS. Since I began raid leading I have started paying attention to the strats more, but I haven’t DPSed in a raid on Millea since Ulduar. The Freya fight is my favorite one. I am apparently alone in this thought, but actively being part of CC and having an important job made that fight stand out in my mind.
I am kind of nervous about joining the raiding team in Shadow Rising. They are a step above how my guild does stuff so I am not sure if I would be up to snuff. I still have lots of levels to get more comfortable with the idea, but I am still nervous. Just makes me wonder if I really know my shit or not. Good kind of nervous, but nervous nonetheless.
Last night I worked on my tailoring and enchanting. I moved up from around 250 on each of them to 300 on tailoring and 270 enchanting. Those last points to finish up enchanting to 300 are a bitch to get. I am hoping to get a Stratholme or Scholomance run to get some runecloth and greens so I can push my enchanting over 300. Del said he would do it, and hasn’t *glares*. I asked Tel last night and he said he wouldn’t mind, but then he gave me a ton of runecloth instead (thanks again!) so now I don’t want to bug him. Orange said he would, but he is a priest without a shadow spec, so I am sure that will take a long time to finish. I was hoping I would just get queued up for it, but I keep getting ramps over and over again. I have a bunch of quests for Strath and like 2 quests for Scholo. I actually went and got the key for Scholo. I also have the key to BRD and DM north. It is kind of cool having the keys to these places.
Also, just in case you weren’t aware, Mis has started blogging again! Go bug him – http://aggrojunkie.blogspot.com/
Wish us luck for tonight!
08 Feb 2010 26 Comments
EoF went back into ICC this weekend. We got lucky and our fearless leader (note, not me) Misneach was able to come tank for us. It was nice having him around to crack dirty jokes and take a beating for the team. We miss you Mis! Come back more often!
Last week we 2 shot Marrowgar; this week we wiped, then wiped, then wiped some more. As Orange so nicely put it “that happens when you change strats.” Well it also happens when you change tanks as well. Last week we had Auralio on his pally tank and a pug DK (we did Ony with him and kind of “made” him tank ICC) and the two of them were really good together; This week we had Mis and Dily on his pally. Andrew briefly made an appearance on his pally, but we decided that we needed his rogue’s dps more and he switched back. Last week we wiped the first time due to positioning and people not knowing the fight yet, then managed to kill him on our second attempt. This week we tried the “stack on him to avoid the coldflame” gimmick thing. From what I am being told this is only something you can do in 10 man. I will be the first to say I don’t like this strat. Want to know why? Because I ate half of the cleave thingy he does instead of one of the tanks. They moved him around so much that frankly I am not surprised more people didn’t get wacked. Yes it made it nice for the bone spikes, but only our melee seem to be taking them down. That bothers me. When it is announced “Get so-and-so off the bone spike” that means everyone, not just the rogue and shammy. *sigh* We also had problems with the tanks being stuck together. Many jokes were made. I do have to laugh though. They didn’t start sticking together until after the Brokeback Mountain jokes were made. Guys is there something you aren’t telling us? We finally manged to take him down after we said to hell with the strat and Andrew yelled at us to just have some situational awareness and stay out of the fire.
Vel has been dealing with a bunch of health related things so he had to leave after the first fight. Luckily the PuG we had in the group was main specced for healing holy and just had shadow as an off spec. Another guildie also happened to log online right at that time too. He wanted to bring his warrior, but we made him bring his hunter. He was pissed until the bow dropped off Lady D. Silly Mat.
I was so very proud of the group in Lady D. We managed to 2 shot her. Last week we wiped so many times I lost count. This week we had the first attempt where we hit her enrage. We ended up taking too long to take down the adds and not enough DPS was focused on her shield. The second time around we nailed it. We had like 30 seconds left until her enrage. In fact I was running around panicking that we were going to wipe when suddenly she was dead. Go us! I think on top of the bow she dropped the plate chest which Dily nabbed. Mis got the weapon from Marrowgar. I can’t remember what else dropped off the first boss, I think some kind of caster thingy. I think the pug priest won it.
We went upwards to the airship only to be reminded of the raid weekly. We picked it up and it was the frost giant. That fucker is hard. We wiped on the trash before him then on him before going to the gunship battle. Of course we had to play with the rocket packs. We had 2 people who had never been there before. They had to experience the joy that is the rocket pack. I am not quite sure why we wiped the first time. I know it was because Mis died on the other ship, but I wasn’t sure why he died. He might have just gotten out of range of Kate. On our second attempt we didn’t have a single death. In fact I think on each fight where we didn’t wipe we didn’t have any deaths. At least none that I was aware of. Andrew got a nifty axe for his rogue. As soon as I linked it he had rolled. LOL. The other item was a caster leather belt. I had the 264 badge one already but this one had more crit on it and I took it for off spec. I have enough haste as a boomkin. I just don’t have enough as a tree. WTB more haste PST! I think I am sitting at like 650 or so and I need 856 *cries*
After the gunship we went back down to tackle the frost giant again. It was a general consensus that 5 badges was better than a possible 2 badges and gear from Saurfang. We spent the rest of the night wiping on the frost giant. That disease thing is a bitch. We had a “plan” on how to deal with the disease, just to have people get confused with what they needed to do and the stupid giant infect more than one person at a time. We called the raid at midnight my time (3 am EST) and there were some ramblings about possibly coming back in tonight. As much as I would love to see that happen, I am not exactly keeping my hopes up. By the time the west coasters get online it is too late for most of the east coasters.
The rest of my weekend was spent leveling the baby lock. On Sunday I managed to get her from 55 to 59. Not bad at all considering she has no heirlooms and no rested xp. Friday night I got in a random for BRD. I fucking hate that place now. I wish the dungeon finder would tell you which one you were in when you zone in and not make you guess what you need to do. Especially in this instance. I got in a decent group, for the most part. They wanted to do the key quest so we cleared all the lower bosses. This is how we found out that the we had upper city and not the jail. We lost one of the dps halfway through the lower level. The tank DCd as soon as we cleared out the bar. We had kicked him and were waiting for a replacement (after about 10 mins or so) when he was able to log back in. We nabbed him, warlock summon and away we went. We finished the entire place just to not get a satchel (I just realized I have been spelling that wrong all weekend >.> go me!). We spent 3 hours in that place just to not get credit. I was pissed. I did put in a ticket and was nice and listed the people in the group with me. On Sunday I got a GM response telling me that they went through the dungeon for us and look what they found! It was definitely corny. I did get my satchel though. It was even an upgrade from what I had. It was a very nice belt. While I lost a few spellpower, I gained so many other stats that it was worth it.
The rest of the weekend I got BRD Upper City three more times. Two of which I actually completed. The one that I didn’t had the biggest tool of a healer that I have ever met. The bear tank we started out with pulled rooms like he was 80. He also didn’t wait for the healer to be in range. That was my first tip. Then as soon as we wiped the healer went ballistic on the tank. The tank of course left as did one of the dps. The healer then panicked and begged me and the other dps to stay. I said “I’m staying. I’ll just get this instance again when I queue up.” To which they laughed. As we were running back to the instance he started berating us that we should “take the shortcut FFS” and to “hurry up” despite us not having a full group. We were queued up but it was just the three of us. I immediately pointed this out to him and told him to chill the fuck out. He apologized and said he was trying to. Not 30 seconds later he was doing it again. I zoned in, teleported back to Org and dropped group. While I was doing this he was ranting about something else. Yeah I think I will wait out the 3 mins left on my debuff.
I requeued and got Dire Maul East. Now the only time I had EVER been here was on the warlock mount quest way back when on Millea. Even then we didn’t exactly do the instance. We just kind of went where we needed to go. I zoned in, told the group I had never been there before and was met with silence as I noticed the tank had already started pulling. The pally tank and the mage were both decked out in heirlooms and twinked. You would have thought the two of them knew each other. They were so far ahead of the rest of us, who you know actually looted and stayed with the healer, that you would have thought they were in vent together. The healer was pretty good and was awesome and gave me renews. I thanked her . At one point the rogue had to go AFK, they just left him there and moved forward. After one boss fight the priest DCd and I died. The pally rezzed me and instead of waiting to see if the healer was coming back, ran into the next room to 3 man the boss. I almost died, but I am sure neither of them would have cared.
The tank was running through the place so fast I could have sworn he thought he was in a level 80 heroic. We barely got the mobs close to death before he was pulling another pack. Mind you the healer is still DCd. When the rogue came back they vote kicked the healer and queued in another one. They were all for pushing forward and making the healer find their way to us. I chimed in and said I can make a portal. I’d hate to see that group without a warlock. They would have never seen that healer. The shaman we got was just like the pally and the mage. Twinked out and had the “go-go-go-go” mentality that I just hate. The only good thing that came out of the run was I got a neck upgrade and the Crescent Key. I don’t have that key on any of my other toons.
After the Dire Maul run I stayed out of instances and just did holiday stuff and quests. The XP from the holiday quests is quite nice. I was getting 8400 xp for each bracelet turn in. I ended up with so many of them that I popped them over to the AH to sell. I listed them right before I crashed out. All 11 sold before I made it back to the mailbox. I love holidays. People are so lazy . I now have enough gold to get my flying and mount without having to borrow money from Orange. I just wish the flying mounts for the horde weren’t so butt ugly. I think I am going to get the blue one. It at least isn’t as obviously ugly as the tawny one. Ugh. I can’t wait until I get my tailoring high enough to use the carpet.
Hellfire is only slightly different for the Horde. It is essentially the same quests but with just a slightly different flavor. The quest hubs are in different spots (obviously) but so far things are fairly on par with Alliance.
Last night reiterated to me why PvP servers can suck.
I was questing over near Zeth’Gor (or however it is spelled) and as soon as I finished killing some mobs I am suddenly sapped and insta-gibbed. I tried to bubble and run, but I was kept incapacitated and couldn’t click on a damn thing. I am level 58, a level 63 human rogue killed me and got an acheivement. After she killed me she mounted up and rode off. I waited a bit to make sure she didn’t double back then used my soul stone and got myself back up. After about 10 mins she was back. This time my VW was fighting. I was able to bubble myself, hit Howl of Terror and run like hell. This did me no good. She got out of the fear almost instantly and was stabbing me. I of course died. Orange came over on his healy priest, because what else strikes fear into the hearts of rogues but a Disc priest? I don’t know if she was just done with ganking me or if the fact that my level 80 guildie had shown up deterred her, but I was left alone. Orange stayed with me until I finished my quests and dinged 59. Thanks again hun!
I hate rogues.