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In between derping my way through CiV 4 and watching My Little Pony, I’ve been levelings alts again. I think I’m one of the few people in guild who has a shit ton of alts and yet only one 85. What is this shiny thing over h–
The Fate Of Wrath’s Max Level Toons
Ambrosine–my first character and the toon who has always hit level cap and always been a main at some point–is likely abandoned for good. I already have a tank, and while I’ve thought about healing on her, I vendored all her healing gear in a fit of rage. Bwuh. As she is she doubles up on a niche that my DK already fills.
Lyrandre also languishes away. I’m not thrilled with what I’ve heard about disc healing right now and I remain stubbornly anti-holy. This may change. We’ll see. It feels weird to not have a max level healer. :\ I also miss my original space goat dearly, but…priesting. Priesting. My bubbles, Blizzard, what have you done?
Jamethera, my vanilla-born hunter, will yet again make it to level cap. She dinged 84 last night and I might have gotten some sort of handle on this focus thing. I’m keeping her BM and enjoying my collection of spirit beasts and my shale spider!
The Many, Many, Baby Alts
I abandoned my second hunter (Seraphyna, Earthen Ring) in a fit of boredem, but picked up my rogue (Brydget, ER). The addition of BoA gear snagged from said hunter and my druid has made her life easier, and she’s a whopping…level 11 now. Her future is uncertain as far as leveling goes, but she will perhaps live on as an RP toon anyway.
Aedeminar, my druid, is…still level 72 and still…staying at 72. But that’s mostly because I’m distracted by Icestone, my level 65 shaman. When I’m not leveling Jam I’m often on Ice, melting my way through levels chain healing 5 mans. Fuck questing in Outland. One rare occasions the queue pops as DPS and I lightning bolt things. If Lyr doesn’t make it to 85 to heal things, Icestone possibly will, although I might have to rethink her silly name.
I hopped on my mage (58, Azgalor), got into one dungeon, had it go terribly, and haven’t touched her since. Sorry Brigid. I have “issues” leveling pure DPS that isn’t hunter, it seems.
Also it amuses me to level Icestone while Midsummer is going on.
I’m not quiet because I’ve lost interest in the game or blogging. I’m quiet because I haven’t raided in two weeks and there’s really very little I can say about PvP. The less I play, the less I have to say.
I do raid this week, however, so back to strat posts I go! I’ll even try to make a proper video this time.
I have experimented with things like healing on my druid in pvp (OW!) and leveling my shaman. In full heirlooms I’m a lightning chucking beast. Some horde also learned that picking on alts when you’re in a zone just a hop and a skip away from SW is dumb. :D
So, I live! Just sitting here hunkering down for allergy season…
Stands in Bad has recently added Nef to our list of Bosses We Are Chewing On (Cho’gall being the other). The truth of the matter is that he’s going to take some time to down, and I’m okay with that. We probably need more gear as well as practice–I’m not the only one still half in blues, thanks to the loot gods raining cloth and mail upon our heads.
Farming the earlier parts of the instance for gear to kill the end bosses? Gee, this feels familiar! It brings to mind walking uphill, both ways, in the snow…
It might not take that long, really–we’re already down to clearing farm content in one night, which is why we’re adding the previously ignored Throne to our list. Sure, it’s only two bosses, but it might add some variety to our second day wipe nights. We can focus on certain bosses based on our raid comp for the night, perhaps (WTB 1x mage for Nef).
I’m sure everyone is noting the stark contrast between Cata and Wrath raiding. I for one enjoy it–the bar doesn’t seem to be set TOO high, we’re making steady progress while boss kills are still enough of a struggle that they mean something.
Of course, ask me what I think after several more hours spent wiping on Nef because I apparently can’t kite.
I was rewarded for leveling engineering last night by getting firebombed by Deathwing. This was initially really cool! I mean, how could the GM of Stands in Bad not have Stood in the Fire?
…but then everything kept burning. And burning. I flew my ghostly gryphon over some of the rest of the zone–patches of fire, but not the blanket of burning that surrounded my corpse. I guess Deathwing makes the lava beds of the Twilight Highlands extra-burny.
So I rezzed in a safe spot and tried to scoot around to nail my quest mob again, but oops! The effect is larger than the graphic lol, where have I seen that before?!
But we’ll uh…we’ll pretend I didn’t die to the fire twice, okay?
Strangely enough, despite all the new stuff I seem to be flailing around for blog content. I mean, we’re not raiding yet. I have no idea when we’ll BE raiding–I myself don’t meet my set criteria, so certianly not yet! I’ve only done 4 heroics, and have yet to have anything strike me as “guide worthy” that hasn’t already been done.
That said, here’s some general thoughts on heroics (or 5 Man Raids For Blues):
-Ozruk in Stonecore can go die in a fire. I figured it out well enough (er, 3 deaths in), but the learning curve for the tank is a little steeper. 10+ wipes steeper, in our case. Oh dear. Actually Stonecore in general can die in a fire.
-Pix tells me that he can do H HoO in about an hour. I don’t know what crack his people must be doing but he needs to share.
+We wiped more on the fire many boss than we did on any actual boss in there. Bwuh?
-Deadmines took three hours and while I enjoyed it…three hours? Oh my god. Many of us were new, but still, oh my god.
+ Hey Blizz, when will you learn to not make effects larger than graphics? And what was with the Mario flashbacks?
+ Why do I automatically tab target over to the damn barrels of explosive powder? /facepalm
+ Mine bunny? What the fuck?
+ Did you really have to make it so that if you managed to miss the ropes and fall off the edge of the boat (shut the fuck up) you were completely hosed? Really? Fire > Anti-Magic Shell. :(
+ It was refreshing to have someone ELSE die multiple times. Except it was Ori. And she was healing. Meep?
+Why are there three one handed strength weapons in one instance? And why did all of them but the one in particular I wanted drop? I mean, I got upgrades, sure, but wtf?
+OH MY GOD STAND THE FUCK STILL VANESSA AKSDKJSHDAJHDASJDHJS GAAAAAAAAAH
-SFK justified my existance as interrupt bitch. This pleased me greatly. We even did the boss everyone tends to skip and only wiped a couple of times before we figured it out. Good times! …except when everyone but the shadow priest died on the last boss. Oops.
-So. Blizzard. Why the melee hate, hmm?
Also, while I was distracting myself on Twitter and taking two hours to write this post, I realized that today is ILB’s second birthday! ZOMG!
Two years of awesome! …from you, not so much me. There’s totally not a full two years of awesome in here from me. But I’ve met entirely too many awesome people from this blog to not feel all warm and fuzzy inside. <3 you guys!