March 7, 2014
So, you know how you all stack up for most of the fight against Sha of Pride, only spreading for two or three select abilities and then stacking again? Yeah, on heroic, notsomuch. There are rifts that you have to run over to close, and they shoot out purple badness until you do. And of course you get a debuff once you close one and can’t do it again for a minute, so pretty much everyone has to do it, you can’t just assign one person for it. Oh and then there’s the banishment thing where you get to run through a maze. No, not like Durumu, more like Pacman, and if one of the sha beasts catches you it’s lights out. So, unlike Protectors or Norushen where the fights aren’t significantly different just turbo-boosted, this one has a lot of new mechanics to deal with.
We had several pulls that were soooooooo close but not quite, but we finally did it.
Afterwards we took our break before starting work on Heroic Galakras. During the break I took a ride around the bay. There are whole fleets out there, and you can explore them all! I think the blood elves did something funky to this one though, because it’s trying to be an airship.
We didn’t get too far on Galakras, mainly because of time constraints … we have some people to gear up, so we want to make sure we have enough time to kill the rest of the bosses this week!
March 3, 2014
Middle of last week, Lyss pinged me and asked if I wanted to check out The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) beta weekend with her. I sorta waffled on it before deciding that yes, I would. Now, my download speed is horrendous, so it wasn’t ready to go by Friday. We had to wait until Saturday to play. And of course I had things to take care of and couldn’t get on until mid-afternoon. But we did eventually get online. We had a good time running around, and it seems like it’s going to be a lot of fun. However … I have no intention of paying for a second sub game. So I tried not to spend too much time on it. Besides the fact that I’m not planning to get the game, it’s beta and my character will be going bye bye anyway. Since I tend to get attached, I decided to refocus my efforts to a character that IS going to be mine forever.
Remember back, gee it was a long time ago now, maybe Christmas of 2012? Lyss bought Skyrim for me. I spent a grand total of 6 hours in it before giving up and shelving it. I had troubles getting used to the combat, plus my old computer could not run it smoothly. I’d turn my character, and have to wait for the actual movement to happen on the screen. So I figured, now that I have a better rig, why not give it another try?
So yeah … I spent most of the day yesterday in Skyrim. I did well enough to buy myself a horse!
The world is so pretty when it isn’t lagged all to heck, and even more so from the back of my lovely mare Queenie. And oh yeah! Graphics set on high! It’s amazing now.
I killed a dragon and was made a Thane of Whiterun. I joined the Companions and … well, I didn’t know they were werewolves until I was pretty far into it. (These aren’t spoilers anymore considering how long Skyrim has been out, right?) I left the room and thought about it for a bit before going ahead with it. Then I decided well, I could always make another character or go back to an old save file if I really didn’t want it. So I went ahead with it. I have to admit, it was kinda cool waking up naked in the snow.
So yeah, I was level 3 when I quit playing before. Now I’m up to 7 or 8. I even bought a house before logging off last night. Yay, a place to store things! You wouldn’t BELIEVE how much that pile of books was weighing me down. I pick up every book I can out of dungeons. xD
February 27, 2014
Tuesday night we went in and knocked off the first three bosses on heroic. The guild had killed them all before, but we hadn’t yet downed Protectors since I joined. Now that we have, I am caught up to the rest of the guild on progression.
It wasn’t pretty but hey, a kill is a kill. The most amusing part? The three of us still standing are the three who needed the achievement. Ha!
We put some good work in on Heroic Sha, too. Our best attempt had him at 9% when he enraged. Ok, he was at 11% when the rest of us died, Schriko knocked another 2% off before eating the floor. This fight, oh boy, it really makes me appreciate the mostly-stacked strategy of normal because I rarely get to stand still. We’ve got the mechanics though, we just need to fine tune.
February 25, 2014
Why yes, that IS a dps cloak proc you see there. We tried to get him down with me healing instead of our disc priest, but we just don’t have enough geared DPS available. I’m guessing, going into WoD, I’m going to have to either get better at ret, or find a dps spec that I *am* good at.
Although, to be fair, my Skada said I did close to 100k. The log that was posted says I did 113k. BUT … my game froze partway through phase 1, and I had to alt-F4 and reload. So maybe I did better than I thought. Ewwww look at the misses. I swapped in my shiny new trinket before the fight and it dropped my expertise. I did reforge afterwards so it’s all capped again, but obviously that did hurt me. Dang, how did Stick do twice my DPS in the opening of the fight? His Divine Storm … and of course he logged out in prot spec again so I can’t armory stalk him. Dangit. :p
Ok, ok … sorry. Rambling about a log that you guys can’t even see. I’m done! But check THIS out …
Thursday instead of continuing our normal raid, we did a flex raid with the members of this other guild that we are thinking of doing an alliance with for Mythical raiding in WoD. Our goal, other than seeing how we all got along, was to complete the achievements for everyone. Almost everyone got their mounts that night, other than a couple people who needed different weapons on Blackfuse, and of course, me still needing Garrosh. So the kill completed the achievements for me, also.
I think he’s my favourite proto-drake model so far.
P.S Grats to my good buddies Slice and Adoe who also downed Garrosh for the first time last night. YAY!