Archive for April, 2014

Ten

April 28, 2014

Yeah, so … enhance is fun. Not as much fun as balance but … I get to have spirit raptors! Really, my main complaint is that she sucks, I mean really sucks, at aoe.

She was at 98% when she finished turning in quests in the Dread Wastes, so rather than start the next sequence there, she went back to Halfhill to harvest scallions for Gina.

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I really like the mail Timeless Isle armor set. It looked great on my female tauren, and it looks just as awesome on a female troll.

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So naturally she headed to the Isle to see how she would do there. She is wielding two very crappy green fist weapons, and has green rings, trinkets, and neck. Still, the pink birds were easy enough.

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All that’s left now for classes is my rogue, who is 87 so it won’t be long.

Torment

April 25, 2014

How can you tell if your guild is healthy and your players are not suffering from burnout? One good indication is by observing what they do on their night off after three solid nights of heroic progression. They don’t necessarily need to be logged into WoW. But if they are playing together, whatever it is, that’s a pretty solid indicator that things are good, IMO.

So what did I do last night? First I got my butt handed to me repeatedly by Shanthi in Hearthstone. I learned some things, and we had a good time, even though my hastily constructed suggest-a-card decks are no match for his well-thought-out and planned ones.

Then I logged into WoW for a bit and did some questing on my shaman because I am still working on that every class to 90 thing, and as long as I make small progress regularly towards that I am satisfied.

Then it was off to D3. I had barely started my bounties when Vorlen (Vairae) logged on. He asked if I wanted to run some bounties together so of course I said yes. I laughed when he joined me and got the Gotta Catch ‘Em All achievement. Apparently there aren’t many people playing witch doctors out there. Later on, Schriko logged on. He played solo for awhile then came and joined us and HE got the same achievement. Of course, Vorlen had talked me into cranking the difficulty up to Torment long before this. It wasn’t too bad, since I had better-geared and higher Paragon-leveled people along to carry me a bit. Good times. I even got my first green set piece! *not pictured

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We did bounties, rifts, and even something called an Infernal Machine where we had to fight two bosses at once. Hm … I probably should have screenshotted that instead. Oh well, here, have a Rift Guardian.

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Once, I stood in stuff and died because I was trying to get a good shot. We got a good laugh out of that one, and they asked if that was why I die on Iron Juggernaut, because I’m trying to get a perfect shot of a Ricochet coming at me. Jerks. :p

In other D3 happenings, since I didn’t get to post these earlier … I ran into this funny mob recently as one of my bounty objectives and HAD to screenshot it.

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Delicious Armored Beast!

Also, my little wizard passed the rainbow.

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Now that Wega is 70 I can go back to leveling the other classes. I really focused on her the last few days to get it done so I could at least join in with my friends on a more equal level.

And Down Go Shaman

April 24, 2014

So, this week we did something a little different. We swapped two of our raiders with two raiders from the guild that we are joining forces with to do Mythic in WoD. We swapped resto druids, and sent them an ele shaman for a fire mage. It was interesting, and nice to get to know two of them a little better. They seem to have the same attitudes and approach to raiding that we do. Their druid uses different talents than Kash does, so it was strange to see four green circles at once because of the treants instead of seeing pedotree, er, tree of life. Not bad, mind you, just different.

Anyway … we spent last night on Heroic Dark Shaman. I like this fight. Mostly because I am on the Haromm Hill team and I only have to move like, once every 30 seconds when an Iron Tomb goes out. None of this running around avoiding 5 different things that can kill me and keep me from casting like on stupid Iron Juggernaut. It didn’t take long to become a pro tomb stacker. It took only a dozen pulls to get it all put together and not have anyone die too early.

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Alright, I guess I’d better study Heroic Malk before Monday. I have a feeling I am going to hate him even more than I already do.

Nazgrim Defeated

April 22, 2014

After Juggernaut, we skipped ahead to General Nazgrim. We started out 3 healing it, but once we got the new mechanics and positioning down, people were mostly only dying to things they should be moving out of, so I switched to ret. Sometimes having things die faster is the answer. It only took a few pulls after that to get him.

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Yes, I watched the last part of the fight from the floor. No, I didn’t stand in stuff … adds killed me. :p

I assume we are going back and doing Dark Shaman next. We practiced the 3 tank method last night in preparation. We generally just tank them together and deal with all of the mechanics, but that makes the fight seriously harder on heroic.