Wow! An actual post!

So what has been going on here?  All the cop out posts and lack of posts?

Umm I haven’t been feeling it?

Yeah that’s it!

Yesterday you can blame on Dark/Soth.  Him and I were having a great conversation during my lunch break and I didn’t want to end it to focus on making a post.  So yeah, all his fault.  ^.^b

So what have I been up to?  Raiding, leveling, raiding, dailies, leveling, raiding.  :D

Oh, I have also apparently been soiling towels over the warlock changes for cat.  I am only up to 2 towels so I think we will be ok.  I play affliction and most of what I am seeing will benefit demo and destro more.  So while I am excited, I don’t have to do 5 loads of laundry, yet.

Last week in our ICC 10 group we cleared all the way up to Sindragosa with only one wipe on BQL.  Last night we did the same thing.  I <3 my guild.  The best part of that was the groups were almost all different people.  There were a few of us (myself, Soth, Sorak & Slice are the first that come to mind) that were there both times, but most of the group was different.  It was a major high last week pulling that off.  Last night, was a tad bit different.

As Arioch has mentioned, we have enough characters but not enough players for full on 25 man runs so intead we are going to do 2 10 mans on different days.  Last night was the “slightly more hardcore” group.  We are extending our lock out until we kill Arthas.  Since we cleared up to Sindragosa I think we might just see him next week.  I watched the video for the first time yesterday and all I can say is “HOLY SHITBALLS.”  That fight looks insane.  I thought Sindragosa was crazy looking, but the LK fight tops it.  Which it should in all honesty.  I can’t wait to see that fight.  I really can’t.

As for other things.  Some of you might be wondering why I have only been talking about Shadow Rising.  No I did not leave Echo of Fate.  I am currently on a break from them though.  I attempted to step down as an officer but Mis wouldn’t let me.  I don’t have any plans to remove my characters or anything, but they are way on the back burner.  I have found I enjoy raiding emmensely.  Not that raiding with EoF wasn’t fun, but it was a different kind of raiding.  EoF’s raiding was a lot more laid back.  We could spend an entire night in the lower spire.  Not because we were having a hard time killing stuff, but because we take our time.  The raid last night was clearing trash in the upper spire 28 mins after we started the raid.  That is about usual for SR raids.  It isn’t better than EoF’s methods, just different.  Right now I am enjoying the difference and thriving on it.

I am also loving the fact that I get to raid as DPS.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved raiding on my druid, but my love is with my warlocks.  The really funny thing is I don’t feel the same way about Millea as I do about Lyssianna.  For some reason I cannot see Millea doing the same thing Lyssianna does.  It doesn’t make much sense, but that is the case.  Lyssianna is just so much more badass than Millea ever was/is.  She is the goddess of death.  She walks into an area and kills everything in sight.  Millea flails about and is very much fail lock.  This does make me rather sad.  Especially since she was my first 80 and first love.  She deserves better.

I recently started leveling a troll shammy.  Zari she has the ponytail mohawk btw.  She is being leveled as ele/resto and healing in dungeons when I get bored of questing.  So far it has been interesting, but not too difficult.  The only death I have had was a hunter that I let die.  He wouldn’t stop pulling mobs.  I told him several times to stop pulling or I wouldn’t heal him.  He didn’t listen and got no heals.  I have stopped caring.  Healing randoms on my druid has left me with no sympathy for fail pugs.  If you cannot follow instructions then you get no heals.  If someone else wants to heal your ass, that is on them.  I have washed my hands of you.

Zuleka so far is fun, just not AS fun as a warlock.  I am hoping that she gets better as I get better levels.  She was originally the toon I was going to level with my brother but since I am not playing on BH anymore he decided to power level his hunter to get to 80 quicker.  There hasn’t been any talk of him and I leveling anything else together but who knows.  I did get to level a bit with Zambra’s warrior.  I am not sure if we will be leveling much together or not.  Hex mentioned that I should dungeon level with his pally tank (who wears short shorts btw) but I need to hit 32ish first.  I am not sure what I will be doing with her.  I mostly played her this last weekend because I had all 25 dailies done on Lyssi and nothing else to do since no one was online.  Holiday weekends suck for those of us that don’t celebrate anything.

I am not sure what else I will be doing the rest of the weekend.  I don’t have any raids lined up and unless Tir sets up something and needs me to go, I don’t think I will be raiding much.  I had been working on knocking out all of the quests in GH with Slice, but that all depends on if he wants to do that.  Zuleka might get more time or hell, I might even try to learn how to play in BGs.  I try my hand out with the random BG finder and get thrown into ones I had never been in before.  90% of my BG experience is in AB.  I got thrown into AV the other day and I was so confused.  My guildies told me to follow the crowd and I should be ok.  Um yeah that didn’t exactly work out as intended since I tend to stop and help defend flags.  The bad thing with that particular run was I stopped to help and then was promptly deserted at the flag, whereupon I was quickly killed by the next alliance player who happened to stroll by.  Can you guess what class that was?

A FUCKING WARLOCK!

DPS Survey

So I did the healing non-meme thingy, now there is a DPS one out from (http://dkdeathgoddess.blogspot.com/) so here I go with it!

What is the name, class, and spec of your primary dps?Millea, Affliction Warlock

 

What is your primary dpsing environment? (i.e. raids, pvp, 5 mans)

Mostly 5 mans, although we have had enough healers lately that I have been able to go on the 10 mans.

What is your favorite dps spell/ability for your class and why?

I love Haunt.  I love how it sucks your life away, then gives me a nice big heal at the end.  The added buffs to my other dots is really nice too :D

What dps spell do you use least for your class and why?

I’m going to keep in the affliction tree because there are a bunch of spells that I don’t use that the other trees do.  I am going to say Seed of Corruption.  I mostly don’t use it because I forget I have it.  I am so used to just spamming Rain of Fire that popping out a few Seed of Corruptions doesn’t come to me.  Although I am getting better at it.  We did a heroic Oculus run the other night (right after Ulduar mind you) and I used it on all those irritating whelps in the first part of the dungeon.  Seeing all those numbers flying up was awesome.

What do you feel is the biggest strength of your dps class and why?

Our ability to be self sufficient, especially affliction locks.  I can life tap to regain mana, and then Haunt and the Siphon Life effect heal me, on top of my Fel Armor.  I routinely tell the healers that they usually do not need to heal me unless I have major aggro and am taking more damage than normal.  I don’t want the healers to feel like I am using their mana bar to refill mine.

What do you feel is the biggest weakness of your dps class and why?

 Affliction warlocks really lack the burst damage.  I will get put on things that have to die quickly, and I just cannot get them down fast enough.  I am built for taking you down one DoT tick at a time.  The longer I have, the more damage you have done to you.  Having me kill the bomb bots on XT just doesn’t work as well as one would think.  I am also not so great with the webs in Naxx.

In a 25 man raiding environment, what do you feel, in general, is the best dps assignment for you?

The boss.  As I mentioned above, I don’t have burst damage ability.  If I can sit there and drain away on the boss, I will rock your socks off.  Don’t put me on adds, and I don’t have much raid utility (outside of imp sb).  I am made to kill bosses, and I do it quite well I might add.

What dps class do you enjoy dpsing with most and why?

I love me some elemental shammies.  Their delicious totems help with my dps big time.  I don’t like how they always pass me on the meters, but there are a few times I can beat them :D

What tanking class do you enjoy dpsing with least and why?

Other warlocks and mages.  It is purely a competitive thing on my part.  I only like other warlocks if I can beat them.  I dislike how my damage sucks on the overall meter when compared to mages, but I LOVE how I usually beat them on the boss fights.  It does make them cocky though.

What is your worst habit as a dps?

Pulling aggro.  The rule is the lock has to die.  I somehow manage to pull aggro off the best tank.  I always wait before I let loose.  Hell most of my spells take a moment to even build up aggro, but I still manage to pull it off.  WTB better soul shatter.

What is your biggest pet peeve in a group environment while dpsing?

People asking me for a table, or telling me that my overall dps sucks.  People expecting me to have better burst damage.  I AM NOT A MAGE!!! FFS.

Do you feel that your class/spec is well balanced with other dps?

I do.  We might not bring a lot of utility to the raid, but what we do bring is lots and lots of damage.  I usually am close to the top with overall damage on boss fights, where it counts. 

What tools do you use to evaluate your own performance as a damage dealer?

I check recount.  I look to see how badly I am clipping DoTs, and my DoT uptime.  I look to see if I beat the mage and rogue.  (Nerf rogues please! :p)

What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about your class?

That I am a mage.  I AM NOT A MAGE!!!  Destro locks come close, the wannabe mages, but I am not destro.

What do you feel is the most difficult thing for new dpsers of your class to learn?

How to keep your DoTs in order.  How not to clip them, and how to keep them up.  Affliction is a lot easier than it used to be, but it still takes practice.

What dps class do you feel you understand least?

Rogues.  I dislike playing them.  Despite Andrew telling me how you just “Press 1, then press 1, then press 1, then press 1, then press 3, then press 1, then press 1, then press 4, then press 1 etc” I can’t get into their playstyle. 

What add-ons or macros do you use, if any, to aid you in dps?

Umm other than recount, nothing.  I know I am supposed to be using Omen, but I could never understand it, so I haven’t downloaded it.  The built in threat meter in the game works well for me.  I am sure Mis will be unhappy about this, but since he pulls shit on me while I am healing him, it is only fair game ^_^

Strength over other stats or balanced stat allocation, and why?

I love me some spellpower and haste.  They are oh so yummy.  The more spellpower the better.  Spellpower gives me the oomph I need and haste speeds up my casts.  The more haste I have, the more Shadowbolts I can get off before I have to refresh Haunt.

So I need to tag someone, ummm how about http://arrens.net/ and http://clearcasting.wordpress.com/

Go go!!

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