Archive for March, 2010

Rockin’ Mah T6

March 31, 2010

So, Monday night … another Classic Raid Night. We went back to Black Temple this time. I decided to skip the reputation gains that Karius could have gotten, in favour of wrapping Ragle in purples. He is passing his BoA gear down to … hm, I need to either revisit my druid or make a lock … anyway, he looks so awesome in his T6 that he’s going to gem that and wear it.

Now, I didn’t raid in BC, so I can’t say for sure, but if I had to guess, I’m betting that I would have been the envy of many a priest with my Crystal Spire of Karabor.

Lovely, isn’t it? I’m looking forward to actually trying it out in an instance. Now that I have that, I think I’m going to have to spend more time healing and less time mind flaying.

I did choose the shadow set when I turned in the tokens for the T6 chest and shoulders, however. The set bonuses were kinda worthless on both, given the fact that I don’t use Prayer of Healing that much, and an extra 3 seconds on SW:Pain isn’t that important since my mind flay refreshes the dot on the target. I know I read somewhere that crit is good to have as disc, so … I just decided since I do both disc and shadow, the shadow set would serve me better for now.

Things You Don’t Want to See

March 30, 2010

Night elf huntards

in pink chests

green hotpants

and little black slippers

 

Dual Wielding Again

March 29, 2010

Friday I studied the EJ forums for the latest news on DK dps specs after the patch goodies that dropped last week. Based on their posts, it seemed I had three options: DW frost, Unholy w/frost subspec, Unholy w/blood subspec (basically the same spec I already had).  Now, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the spec I was running. I was getting good numbers, had my little ghoul buddy, my awesome AoE ….

I ran ICC10 Friday evening without changing my spec at all. The other DK’s spec was almost identical to mine, and we were neck and neck throughout the run. No complaints on the spec whatsoever. Heck, I got to down Rotface for the first time, and he even dropped a nice ring for me.

The PuG went so well, we scheduled a fresh run with the same group for next week. Based partly on the fact that if this run goes down, there will already be one unholy DK present, and partly on the fact that I might be just a wee bit keen to get back to DW, I went ahead and specced into EJ’s recommended DW frost build on Saturday. Heck, I can’t turn around in Dal without tripping over someone’s ghoul, so I figure there’s almost sure to be an unholy in any raid I’m in that has another dps DK, so the casters can still get their magic buff. And with improved icy talons stacking with windfury totem now …

Preliminary testing had me doing anywhere from 5.1 to 5.5k on a test dummy, depending on KM/Rime procs and having multiple targets to hit with it. Totally unscientific, especially since I didn’t bother to test my unholy spec before wiping it. But still, it certainly looks to be more than viable, although the only raid I got in over the weekend after switching was Naxx10, and that really doesn’t count for this. Kudos to the healers though, who kept me up on Patchwerk after the tank went down and I ended up ‘tanking’ him in dps spec and frost presence. Good times.

Now I just need another Frost Giant’s Cleaver, or that sexy, sexy mace off Festergut ….

Goodbye Plaguelands

March 26, 2010

I logged on last night looking for something to do. I quested on my paladin for a bit, then hopped on Karius and poked Lore and Hart until I convinced Hart to do something. We went to ZG … no mounts, no Tome of Polymorph: Turtle. We followed that up with a trip to kill Attumen in Kara. Someday I’d like to do that key quest, but for now, we just zone in through the secret entrance. Go go naked bug!

No horse. Meh. So we’re standing around inside Kara and Hart disappears. I check his location. Mage Tower? WTF. Oh, EotS. I consider doing a random BG or two with him but he decides he’s going to bed after that one. Boo. Then someone in guild asks if anyone has any Essence of Earth and I know I have some on my chanter, so I log over to Sanbec and get them, then goof around leveling his enchanting … after setting up his bars, of course. Everyone’s bars are a mess with the new addons when I first log in to them. Get done in Shatt and hearth back to Dal to find a crowd of people stuck inside the inn behind a wall of cluster rocket launchers. ROFL. Apparently this is the new game for bored people.

I heard people saying there’s another way out besides the front door, but I didn’t care. I took a seat at one of the tables for awhile and laughed at all the idiots who kept trying. A mage inside the inn made a portal and yelled that anyone inside should whisper him for a group in order to use it. Hilarious.

Once I got bored with that, I went back to the pally. He’d cleared his EPL quests out of the log, so I headed over to WPL to finish some there.  Along the way, he picked up this ghost that followed him around for awhile.

Right about the same time as I was taking that screenshot, Grom came on. I jokingly suggested running me through Stratholme, and he was like ‘sure! I’ve never been there.’ So I turned in my quests, flew back to Light’s Hope, and emptied my bags. Strat is fun anyway, but it’s even more fun on a paladin. Somewhere in there I hit honored with Argent Dawn and also hit level 58.

No horse, but we had a lot of fun. Once we finished, we rode out and headed back to Light’s Hope so I could turn quests in. He even got out his Charger and rode it with me instead of the Saber Cat he usually rides.

While I’m turning quests in … and dinging 59 … (I started the evening at 56 LOL) … Lore pops back into vent, so we ask him if he’ll tank something for us. Now, I was thinking random heroic, but he’s talking about Ramps and I’m like ‘hell yeah!’ So I turn in the rest of my quests, head to IF to train, and portal to the Blasted Lands to head for Outland. Grom decides to switch to his DK, so while we’re waiting for him to fly over to Honor Hold, Balt kills the demons for the first quest out there for me. Then when Grom catches up we ride over to Ramps.

Before we’re done in there, Balt notices that his friend is in Blood Furnace, so after we finish, we invite Iak to join the group and run some more with us.

Ramps was very, very good to me. I got a new one hander for tanking, I got a couple of greens ‘of the Champion’ for tanking, I got the Mok’Nathal Clan Ring that has armor and resilience .. for tanking .. and I got the one thing I most wanted out of there. One of the most awesome looking weapons in the entire game, and this is the first time I’ve had it on a toon of the appropriate level and class to actually need it.

Such a lovely Hellreaver, isn’t it?

Now I’ll have to find something to beat on to raise my weapon skill. I actually had to go learn polearms in order to equip it. >.<


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