Thursday, December 25, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Its always nice to know somebody is listening to my ramblings
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Twin Disciplines: 5/5
Good for damage and healing good for everyone as far as I can tell
Improved Inner Fire: 3/3
Always good for leveling as more charges means its more set and forget but with the change to inner fire buffing spellpower you are going to want to have this buff on at all times and increasing it by 15% only makes it better
Improved Power Word: Fortitude: 2/2
I think this is the most powerful buff in the game honestly, and making it better only makes sense to help with our inherent squishieness
The real reason to spec discipline. almost all priests are going to go this far just for this 30% mana regen while casting, yes please!
Inner Focus: 1/1
Hmm, a free spell with 25% increase to crit yeah I'm taking that and using it every cooldown
Improved Power Word: Shield: 3/3
The true power of Discipline is in the power of your shields, you can kill most things without ever losing your bubble (even 2-3 mobs usually just means I have to cast buble twice) This is mandatory!! good for soloing and splash damage in instances
Mental Agility: 5/5
10% less mana for all instant cast spells (shield and renew staples of discipline)
Divine Spirit: 1/1
Was the talent behind the term "Divine spirit priest" a good buff for us with meditation, more spirit more mana regen, and a great buff for druids, warlocks, and arane mages
Improved Divine Spirit: 2/2
Making a good talent great, and even more so in Northrend, if its cloth it has spirit and if it has spirit it means 100% more spellpower, gotta have it!!
Mental Strength: 5/5
15% more Intellect, more mana, more crit, more regen all good things
More Stam, Spirit and Haste all good things take it and enjoy
Focused Power: 2/2
2 points 4% more damage and healing sounds good to me
Power Infusion: 1/1
Not as clear a buff as it used to be but I think its actually better overall, cast on yourself whenever its up and casters you group with will thank you everytime your nice enough to buff them with it.
Reflective Shield: 3/3
Just awesome for leveling they hit you almost half of the damage they would have done hits them instead, if you keep your shield up all the time this is a must have for leveling yeah for free damage
You heal you get mana back, you shield someone taking damage (including yourself) you get mana back your going to be doing those things anyway might as well get mana back while doing them
Divine Aegis: 3/3
More damage absorption is always a good thing and since tanks are putting out so much more threat from damage, This shouldn't hurt warriors and druids building rage and keeping aggro
Pain Suppression: 1/1
Someone pull ag from the tank who is much squishier pain suppression is the answer for all those warriors with no ag drop and ret pallies who's bubble always seems to be on cooldown or have forbearance. Also good if you happen to pull too many and can't bubble because of weakened soul
Lets see so I heal the tank and he takes less damage and I heal better yeah that sounds good to me.
Borrowed Time: 5/5
So after I bubble someone I get to cast faster, and the more spellpower I get (which is my primary stat the more my shield absorbs for yes I think I will take that.
The damage numbers may look a little lackluster but it is very effective and I use it almost every cooldown healing or soloing.
Spirit Tap: 3/3
You mean after I kill something I regen 50% of my mana while casting and it stacks with Meditation ok if you insist.
As I level the rest of my points will be spent in Holy, with Improved Renew and either 2 points in Holy Specialization so I can get Divine Fury, or 5 in Holy Specialization and 2 in Aspiration over in Discipline. I'm not sure yet.
On my spell rotation, its usually a pretty simple bubble, Holy Light, Penance, Shadow Word: Pain, Devouring Plague, Smite, Shadow Word: Death. If they are not ready for SW: Death at that point I usually just Mind Blast or Smite again. But with some decent gear and all the mana regen available I never worry about mana and stuff dies really quickly, I am usually looking at 10 seconds left of bubble when I loot.
Glyphs on the way to 80
As you only get major glyphs before 80 I recommend
Glyph of Power word: Shield
More free heals is awesome
Glyph of Renew
More powerful renew is better even if you have to cast it more often
For minors its really what you feel like but I recommend
Glyph of Levitate
Glyph of Shadowfiend
Just in case
Glyph of Fortitude
Helpful on rebuffing and less downtime drinking
Your mileage may vary
Well thats about everything if you have any other questions or some suggestions please feel free!!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
1) Steady Shot – now only gains 10% of attack power as damage (down from 20%).
A significant nerf but probably understandable we'll see if its too much
2) Volley – reduced the damage by about 30% for all ranks. Note that AE damage from many classes is very high right now and we are looking at all of them. Volley in particular had reached the point where some hunters were using it to the exclusion of most other attacks.
A hugely disappointing nerf because for my undergeared hunter it was really the only way I could keep up with overgeared groups damage wise. The encounters are all easy enough to aoe down so we are using the best ability we have to compete (or dominate as the case may be) I will say it was overpowered but 30% is alot.
3) Readiness – no longer affects the cooldown of Bestial Wrath.
Making it useless for BM hunters, You're going to see alot more exotic pets because of this nerf
4) Deterrence – has been completely overhauled. It now allows you to deflect 100% of incoming melee or spell damage for 5 seconds, but prevents you from attacking while active. You still must be facing the attacker to deflect the damage (this is a limitation we are trying and might end up removing). 60 sec cooldown.
A direction oriented buff, but really limited against our biggest threats rogues
5) Kill Shot – cooldown reduced to 15 sec (from 35 sec).
A helpful buff in PVE and PVP only good things here
6) Kindred Spirits – now only grants 3/6/9/12/15% pet damage.
Finally a nerf that seems in line with the issues but with the other nerfs could hurt
7) Serpent’s Swiftness – now only grants 2/4/6/8/10% bonus attack speed to pet.
Again a nerf thats not too bad by itself but when with everything else???
8) All hunter pet abilities with a cooldown longer than 30 sec have been moved off the global cooldown.
This is a buff that should have been in already but oh well take what you can get
9) Growl— threat generation increased by 20% (same for Voidwalker Torment).
This is basically to make up for all the damage they took away so they can still hold some aggro, it looks like a buff (for warlocks it is, sort of Voidwalker only??) but it really is just a coverup
10) Call of the Wild – now benefits only the hunter and his or her pet.
Wow that just sucks, one pet class removed from raiding
11) Rake and Scorpid Poison – slightly nerfed to bring them into line with other pet abilities.
Hard to say how bad of nerf this is without testing
12) Spirit Strike – reduced the period on the dot so it will work better with Longevity.
Just a bug fix for those lucky enough to snag a Spirit Beast
13) Improved Tracking – now benefits damage to all included creature types as long as you are tracking one of them. You don’t have to swap around what you are tracking as much.
This is a buff anyway you look at it. This keeps you from babysitting your mark as much
14) Aspect of the Wild – now raid-wide.
This is just putting it inline with all other similar abilities, a bug-fix
Well, I might just have to level my hunter up before all these get put in, I am a little disgruntled that they are going to test these beforehand unlike the insta-nerf that paladins received but oh well. Definitely going to be logging onto the PTR when it is open.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Murloc costumes are funny
I never posted that I hit 80 did I? Oops, I did in fact hit 80 along with the frog. Now we are patiently (or in the frogs case not so patiently) waiting for the rest of our guild to catch up. I don't want to act like they are not trying or anything or that we are the super elites (we are not, trust me). We just had a lot of free time available right when the expansion came out so we played alot and leveled up fast. There are quite a few over level 75 and closing in so it won''t be along wait to get into heroics but if a couple people level up quicker we might run a couple pugs to help gear up and ease the runs on those leveling up. Also as I always tell the frog that what alts are for (and in his defense he has got a DK he has pushed pretty hard, he just hates leveling and quests).
Also I added a picture from one of those fun quests in the fjord you may have heard of.
oh and my DK
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Seals of The Pantheon (really want! going to be grinding the Halls of lightning)
Essence of Gossamer (look at that Stamina)
Lavanthors Talisman (its an upgrade over Darkmoon Card: Vengeance)
Offering of Sacrifice (free last stand... its ok I guess)
and that's it
Kind of sad really I like to have choices and variety and some goals to shoot for. This is like get the top 2 and your done til Naxx which I guess is easier to help gearing up but I'm a little disappointed personally
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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Friday, November 7, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
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Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Oh well good practice for getting back in the healing game
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Surething(too low to armory)
and about 6 others who are all below level 10
Its not that I don't like leveling horde but I had already put so much time in on my alliance toons and have built up there stuff so much its just so hard to start from scratch with very little money and resources. I also plan on having a Death Knight on my two main servers. That will help with my horde toons because then I will be able to run with my friend who has a 57 warrior we'll be able to just run together and that will help alot
as always comments and questions are appreciated
Monday, August 25, 2008
Now he might not be the best priest in the game but he has always been one of my favorite toons. I started my first guild on my own with him, paid people to sign my charter to do it but hey. I started him out as a complete unknown to everybody I grouped with and leveled him to about 25 before my roommate even knew about him. It was nice to get away from the group sometimes and just run in the world. Lately though I have been debating on promoting him to the bigger guild so he can be a little more high profile with my friends, we could really use a "good" healing priest, choices choices. I leveled up healing instance runs on my pally until he was switched to prot because its "teh awesome" as the saying goes so I know the deal on all the outland dungeons. I have leveled my priest holy and never really felt it was a detriment, until the 40's I always felt a little overpowered actually. Well that's Newguy, Draenei priests ftw (I love gift of the Naaru and Symbol of Hope). As always any comments are always welcome.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
We will be running Kara every Sunday now (hopefully). About half the guild got in a pug on Monday, but our offtank d/c'ed at Moroes and that killed our run. I got Vambraces of Courage off of Attumen though. Woot! We are also running Heroic Underbog tonight with a select group. should be a good run, bringing Lafrentz to the run for his first Heroic. I am excited about that because we have been struggling to get a healer in our guild able to run Heroics so I am hoping this goes smoothly and we can move forward to Harder content, YEAH!
P.S. my Boomkin hit 70 last week, woohoo!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Well its been a while since I posted here. I thought I'd catch up on what has gone on. We made it in to Kara (yeah) and we did a little better then I thought we would, sorta, we also took some unexpected lumps but that is to be expected. We can now say 3/12 Kara with Opera on Notice. This is about where I had hoped we would get, and honestly if we hadn't had so much trouble with Moroes I think we could have taken down Romulos and Juliane, but after 2 tries we had had enough of wiping in there. I was glad to have made it that far. I had never been past Maiden yet so that alone was good enough for me, but I was actually pretty confidant we could take her with the group we had brought. Our real problem had come up with Moroes, in my previous Pug we had one-shotted the guy so I went in thinking he would be no big deal but in effect that was a little short sighted. That was also the first time we had to go head to head on who main tank was. Our defacto guild leader was on his druid tank and I was on my Pally of course and up to that point we had basically just picked a target and went to town. Well with this fight we had a different strategy then the one I had used previously and it didn't work out as well as we could have hoped. most of our wipes were crowd control failures or early pulls before we were ready but after a while that adds up to a frustrating time. We finally figured out a switch from him tanking Moroes to me would work out better and we finally killed the undead bastard. Although Drusky got his Pocketwatch (grr, I'm just jealous). Well that's enough ranting from me on that, we learned a lot and we'll see how it goes from there.
I have actually been a little burned out on my pally what with spending 2 months before our Kara run to gear him up. I have been playing my druid a lot (almost 64 now). I will soon have 3 70's and can then do dailies until my brain is a puddle of goo, lol. I am really paying attention to rep with him and it makes a huge difference in the grind. I am more excited about getting him his rep then I am leveling him up, who woulda thunk it. Well thats all for today, I hope to be a little better about posting too. bye
Friday, May 16, 2008
We would go in with these groups.
Pally tank (me)
Our Druid tank is kind of our Guild Leader he didn't start the guild (GL doesn't really play anymore), but he was the first to get to seventy. He also led us through most of our instance runs until recently, now with a much larger group of seventies than we've had I have had a chance to run some groups and did quite a bit of pugging when I respecced to Prot I have started to become more of a Group leader. I don't want to just step on his toes cause he has brought us this far but I feel with where we are now and his other interests, (he just rolled a new Horde toon on a RP server) I am going to try to push everyone and lead us down the road to Raiding, (casually we will never be Hardcore). We are just getting into it so we'll see how it goes
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
He is the most complicated of my toons. He was my second character, and I thought it would be sweet to have the ability to change forms and do all kinds of different things. Our guilds first tank was a Druid tank and he carried us all to 70. Well I wasn't ready to level a druid because leveling him was the slowest and hardest of any I have ever started, and I leveled Feral before anyone says you should level that way. I pushed through to about 41-42 and just couldn't do it. He soon got bypassed by 3 other characters, including one I started over a year later. But we had a few people in our guild around his level and so I started playing him a little bit. Well I had 2 70's at this point and had noticed out in my travels how often I was getting killed by Druids. I was confused by this and decided to pay a little attention to them and started hearing about the "Boomkin" or the big chicken whichever you prefer so I decided to respec, and try out the Boomkin. Wow, talk about a difference he became the most fun character I have to play and have been steadily leveling him up. I have never seen other toons run from me so fast after I start spamming Moonfire. I now toy with warlocks like the squishies they are. You put me in a group with anybody else and stuff drops to us so fast I barely have a chance to do much more than my instant casts. Anyways I just thought I'd put this up, as always if you have any comments let me know. Also maybe you have a toon you haven't played in a while maybe log in again and think about respeccing and seeing if that makes a difference it did for me. peace
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
On to the armory.
I have been trying some different talents with him so don't judge me to harshly.
I use an owl from Winterspring who has Screech 5, Claw 9, and Dive 3, He has well over 10,000 armor and with the 7% increase in DPS owls get I believe him to be one of the best pets you can get. His name is Dog. we rock the battlegrounds and are just getting into the Arena game. With the new rules for Arena gear I feel it will actually make it easier to do Arenas because you'll more often be matched against players your level. Well thats all for today if anybody has any comments let me know
Monday, May 5, 2008
For the record I love Ret, leveled Ret knew how to lay down the pain but I respecced for my small guilds hopeful progression. Any comments are welcome and if you have any questions just let me know. I have a small case of Altitis with 17 toons on 3 servers. My highest levels are all alliance but I have been working "For the Horde" a little more of late. I also have a small leveling guild with a couple of my friends on Nathrezim if anybody is looking for some friendly help leveling up. Look up Roll for Chest, Newguy is the Guild Leader