Lacking

Content.

Today is lacking content.

Honestly, I spent most of the weekend with my family and didn’t log in to WoW hardly at all.

Sunday evening I did log on to my priest for some healtastic fun.

Healed VoA 25, top two bosses.

My gloves dropped and went to the priest that did worse than I did. /sad panda Continue reading

Great, WTF, Lame, Fucking Awesome

Tuesdays we are trying to scrape together enough warm bodies to run 25s and then on Thursdays we try to run 2 sets of 10s.

Tuesday we did manage to get the weekly raid done and clear Trial, but did not have the time to take on the new VoA.

Here’s how Thursday went:

Great:

It took some finagling and a little patience, but we did manage to scrape together enough people to run concurrent 10-man runs.

Not only that, but we were concurrent in IC-fucking-C.

That’s right, two teams in the Citadel at the same time. Continue reading

A Rogue’s Wrath

I’m not really looking for any advice on this, just want to record the incident. I know I made the right decision for the raid and that was obvious when we pulled it off and made the kill.

Maybe someone is curious about what goes through the mind of a raid leader trying to put together a raid. It’s like Tetris, only you don’t know if you’ve rotated the right pieces until you wipe or loot.

So sometime last week I put a 10-man VoA/Ony raid on the calendar.

I knew there was going to be a decent amount of interest in the raid (more accepts than I could accomodate) and I knew there was going to be a couple people that responded that would need to be carried.

Now, I do not have an issue bringing lesser-geared/experienced folks along if the raid can handle it and we have room. Boosting people’s gear gets them into the new content faster so they can strut their stuff.

But Ony is still new for us, nowhere near on farm as was demonstrated Tuesday night when 10 of our best went in and got thoroughly spanked. Hard. They gave up after 6-7 wipes, I lost track in vent. Continue reading

Haste is Swedish Fish

I’m working on a side project and it’s eating up some time. But it’s one of those things that won’t rest until it’s done so it’s driving me nuts.

As soon as I’m done and happy with it I will be posting the results to share.

Wednesday night I ran VoA 25 and 10.

The T8.5 gloves dropped in the 25 and I won the roll against another mage. Minor upgrade for me since I’m sporting the T8.

Broke down to the 10-man and the other mage left.

Realized after the fight that I was only a couple emblems away from being able to buy the T9 gloves – which have haste instead of hit. Nummy nummy haste.

Dammit.

Logged on Thursday evening with some time left on the item to be traded.

Pull up Recount and find the other mage’s name. Continue reading

Simulated Manatee Sex

See the kinds of things that come up at pirate parties?

I hope you all had a wonderful National Talk Like A Pirate Day, I know I did.

There will be pictures at some point… I have to wait for them to be sent to me.

Brewfest is up and running, but I won’t talk about that until Tuesday or Wednesday as I am not sure which parts of what I did were truly dailies and which were the non-daily holiday quests.

The one really important tip I have so far:

When doing the Coren Direbrew kills make sure that only ONE PERSON talks to him at a time. We lost a summons when 2 of us tried talking.

Got into a 25 VoA Friday night. Continue reading

What? I can’t hear you!

Vent was screwy as all hell last night.

And not just the one for my current guild, we hopped into the still running vent for our old guild and had the same problems.

The pally tank/priest could hear me and I could hear him. But no one else seemed to be able to hear him.

I think everyone but the shaman could hear the other priest.

One warrior could hear me, but his mic was broken.

It was absolutely crazy. And we raided like that, in near silence.

Started by getting pulled into a VoA.

We were supposed to start with ToC at 7 server, but a few people were on early enough to try and get through a 10 VoA while we had WG. They pugged in a couple to fill the holes and away we went.

Started with the new guy, Koralon the Flame Watcher.

This fight is horrendously complicated. Continue reading

Growing Up

/sniff

I think it’s time for my mage to set aside something from his younger days and move on.

That’s right, I’m going to move a couple points in his talent tree – points I’ve had for a very, very long time.

Prismatic CloakI can hear the gasps of dismay from here…

“What the hell were you doing with Prismatic Cloak in your RAID spec?!?!?!”

Because it reduces the amount of damage I take by 4% with 2 points in it.

“Why the hell would you need that? Don’t you have a freakin’ healer?”

Well, you see… there have been some issues in the past with me getting healed. This goes back to 5-man content and our pally healer just sort of forgetting that I existed. Apparently mages get shuffled to the bottom of the party list for our usual party composition. Continue reading

The Post with no Name

I rode through the desert on a post with no name…

Hoping I got that one stuck in your head.

Actually, I’m hoping that enough readers aren’t so young that they have a clue to the reference.

I think I just made myself feel old.

Emalon is old news now, right?

He’s already been nerfed, to the ground, baby!

I finally got to down him last night on 25.

Also picked up my first Emblem of Conquest.

/me crawls off to the corner to die of embarrassment

Those are the kind of firsts you want to experience with your guild.

I didn’t do bad, middle of the pack for DPS/damage. Starting to run into people with pieces of T8/8.5 and that makes it hard to gauge if I’m in a good spot for damage.

We had a plethora of DKS, 2 of which kept asking to do Archavon first.

We had less than an hour to get this done before WG was up for grabs again and they were whining that they wanted to get *something* before the reset.

Raid leader was firm on not getting saved to a fail group so we were taking Emalon down first.

Wipe. Continue reading

Must be Contagious

A second happy post?

Two in a row?

I’m losing my QQ touch.

Friday ran VoA 10 and 25. Started with the 25, joined a raid in progress that was having trouble getting its feet off the ground. Raid leader finally admitted that they had never put together a Vault raid and didn’t know what to do. I volunteered and took over.

DPS on that 25-man rocked. I think we had 3 people pulling over 3500. Enrage timer? What enrage timer?

And… drum roll  please… I got the T7.5 Valorous Frostfire Gloves! Continue reading