Freya…nicely done

So we got Freya down, i missed the raid and was listening on via vents and an alt ๐Ÿ˜€ย  But was really good, the guys were working together, communicating, throwing ideas back and forth…was excellent to hear :dย  I am very very proud of them.

She is a complex fight and I was really concerned we would stuck on her for a while…which is not the case, now we just need to ensure we can repeat the performance ๐Ÿ™‚

I am proud of my guys, I asked for some extra from each and every one of them and they seem to be delivering ๐Ÿ™‚

faction changes

So faction changes are out now, hubby has moved his toons over already – the minute it came available he emaied me and then as I was talking to him on the phone was in the process of filling out the details…

Sad day but now I have to decide if I want to go horde side or not… ๐Ÿ™

I love my guild and I love the people I run with, however I woudl like to play on the same side as my hubby, but well…so we need to?ย  and I do have to remember I have a responsibility to my guild…they all just moved to a new server and i think it woudl be seriosuly fucked of me to turn around as the GM and say “too bad, I am moving sides now”…

So I will think on it before I make any decisions,a nd see how we go as a guild before I do anything as major as that ๐Ÿ˜€

Thorim Strat

So we have figured that either 2 hunters or a hunter and a melee down the gauntlet works really well for us, and also 2 tanks in the arena seems to be the winner for us. I know it reduced a DPS, but in all honesty, I think 2 tanks is more important in keeping people alive.

There really isn’t much else to the strat, once he comes down we just get everyone to move out of the orbs and kick his butt.ย 

Our first killing of him we did with about 1.5 minutes to spare, so we did have some wiggle room which was nice ๐Ÿ™‚

Thorim DOWN!!

So we squished the big pansy tonight!

We had a full group with the best of our guys online and it took us a few attempts but we did it.ย  We had a funny run of it actually, as one attempt the ganutlet woudl do awesome and the arena would suck, but then the next attempt it woudl switch…so we were just building to having the perfect run for both groups ๐Ÿ˜€

We then went and smacked Hodir for the week, took us 3 attempts i think, but not entirely unusual for us, we are not quite one shotting him yet.

Tank got a new headpiece, and some DPS got some upgrades.ย  All in all a very good night ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

We went and had a look at Mmiron for some giggles ๐Ÿ˜€ย  and to ride the tram, was cool to see that area, so not sure about him or Freya and which is easier, but we canm work on them both now and hope we get them down.

But YAY!!ย  Only a few more bosses to go in Ulduar ๐Ÿ˜€

Blizzcon 09

So we bought the blizzcon via internet stream and watched it this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

So many good things coming out of the xpac ๐Ÿ˜€

Gear Stats :
Mp5/Spellpower/Defence/armour penetration – all gone!

Healers will now need spirit as mana regen. DPS will now need int for power. No spirit on mage/warlock gear ever again. Defence may end up being a talentable stat instead of gear based. Agility now = 2 AP for classes like rogues etc again.

Hunter mana – gone! Now have 100 focus as per other classes like rogues/warriors etc

Warlock soul shards – gone from bags – part of game play now

Guild advancement – have a talent tree for guilds now, you earn points for killing bosses/guild achievements etc which you can use to get talents like, mass ressing the raid/mass summon of the raid/ lower durability for wipes etc.

LFG – Cross server functionality now. (coming in patch 3.3 if they can make it work by then)

New secondary profession – archaeology – find relics around the world and opens up new glyphs which are NOT part of inscription.

Professions now have multiple gains – so can make a blue chst for 5 skill ups or 5 green bracers for 5 points – means things you make can be more useful as you level a profession.

Reforging – classes like tailoring/BS/LW etc can take a peice of gear and alter the stats on it. Ie lessen the stam on the item for more spirit. Cannot add more of the same stat on the gear, so can’t lower stam for added spirit (if spirit is on the gear already).

New races – Worgens/Goblins.

4 new raids, heaps new dungeons – heroic Deadmines and heroic shadowfang Keep.

Level 85 is the new level cap.

Flying in all of Azeroth once you hit 85.

Ulduar last night :D

Had a great night in ulduar last night, was awesome, we one shot every boss except Ignis (we skip him).

FL, razor, XT, IC, Kolo and Auri.ย  All one shot and perfect attempts. Very few deaths and was sexy!

I got a new ring off IC, which was a fair upgrade :dย  I also got a new cloak in the heroic ToC we ran after the raid. I am trying to get the boots which the Black KNight drops…they are super sexy!!

We called it fairly early last night as our tank had to leave and we had no one else online to switch in to replace him.ย  Although we were short a few people, this week, and is not the norm.

I think most people were happy to call it early condsidering how well we had done. Tongiht we will smack Hodir on the rump and have a play on Thorim – see if we can’t get the hang of that fight as well ๐Ÿ˜€

I am happy with my few peices of upgrades though ๐Ÿ˜€ย  If I can just replace my boots, I was going to get some crafted but Muze suggested I look for boot sin H ToC and he was right there is a very smexy pair in there ๐Ÿ˜€

I also have 51 conquests badges, so will look at running some heroics perhaps Tuesday night to get that number up. I have a nice helm from ulduar, but woudl like to perhaps change my legs and gloves.

New Mount

So I got my new silver covenant mount last night ๐Ÿ˜€ย  YAY

150 tokens later.ย  So now I just have to save up another bucketload of seals.

There are

5 tabards I want @ 50 seals each.

2 more pets @ 40 Seals each (alliance side)

5 more pets @ 40 seals each for horde switches

1 more pet @ 40 Seals for the silver covenant exalted pet

4 mounts @ 100 seals each

1 mount @ 150 seals each

3 (?) mounts at 5 seals each and 100g….

All in all, I will need to do the argent dailies AND the heroic ToC for the next millenia to get all the stuff I want ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Damn being a collection addict ๐Ÿ˜€

My Pally :D

So my pally girl is now level 70!!!


Was a long road to get here, and managed to do it with 1 minute left on the timer before the shut down occured, so no one was there to witness it with me except my Muze ๐Ÿ˜€

So now I am just having to go the long road to 80 ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I haven’t had a chance to play her much this week, due to sickness etc.ย ย  And this weekend we will be in Wodonga, so another weekend gone!ย  BUT WOOOT!!ย 


Ulduar and gear:D

So last night in Ulduar, we did really well.ย ย  We one shot Auri and her mental pussy cats with one healer and DPS down from the start of the fight, we almost one shot Hodir (we had a false start) and we had a false start on the Iron Council, but that was due to some miscommunication more than anything ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Aside from that though, we didn’t lose anyone on the fights, we did them perfectly.

We trundled up to Thorim after the 9.00pm break and had a few smashes on him, the gauntlet group got to the second mini boss before death ensued, which for our first time on him, was pretty good I think.ย  Thorim will not be all that hard once we get the hang of it and sort out the groups properly ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

I scored a new helm from Hodir(?) and a new wrist from Iron Council, I have to get them gemmed and chnated tonight.

I think I have to change back to FFB, as my hit is just not high enough to support a TOTW/Fire spec, so my DPS is kind of shitful at the moment, even after regemming everything last night to the epic gems with +23 spell power, I wasn’t hitting 3k DPS.ย  So I will do thast tonight and keep collecting my hit gear for the totw spec. Apprently FFB is still competitve for DPS, so I might just go back to that spec and deal with the slightly lower DPS, but much improved on what I am now.ย  If that makes sense.ย  I can basically drop a fair bit of hit if I go back to FFB and amp it up with crit/spell power.

We decided not to raid lockout this week, simply because on Wednesday we figure we can clear almost everything we cleared this week, last Wednesday was bad due to patches and changed fights etc, so this week should be a smash fest after the maintenance.

3 levels in one night…

So I was levelling last night on my pally and got from 63 to 66 ๐Ÿ˜€

Was listening to some music and just following the dots on my questhelper ๐Ÿ˜€ ย So only 2 more to go before I hit Northrend!! ย YAY

What a wow!!

SO last night after a week with no raids the guys were just superb ๐Ÿ˜€

After three weeks of constant wiping on Hodir – we got him on attempt number 2 – our second Hodir kill!! ย Very exciting ๐Ÿ™‚ ย We one shot everything else and then went and had a play on the Iron Council, we are so close on that front, except I think at the end of the night after such a high from Hodir, people were starting to fade and not be on the ball…so tonight should be promising ๐Ÿ˜€ ย I am wanting to go to Thorim after Iron Council now instead of Freya, as Thorim sounds doable whereas Freya just scares the crap out of me to be honest, she sounds like a hell of a lot of work and so much going on….ARGGGHHH…I am not entirely sure we have a group that will succeed, but I guess we can only succeed if we try right?

I banned the use of recount/WWS stats from the guild as well last week in an effort to promote killing bosses and NOT personal DPS….as I said in my post to the guild, it doesn’t matter if you do 16k DPS….if the boss is up or you are dead, it has basically accounted to zero DPS….I wonder if it just a coincidence that the next week we raid after that announcement we one shot everything and 2 shot Hodir? ย perhaps it was just a coincidence, but I can’t help thinking perhaps people were watching what they were doing and not where they sat on any meters…..

I know we used to push for people to do a certain amount of DPS, but that was more the game requiring more…so we did push them to watch their output and improve it, but I think that has just made it worse for everyone involved.

So we shall see, if the next few weeks end up much the same as this week with good clean kills and better group movement, then perhaps it was the right decision. It was not a permanent ban, some people did get angry with me for banning them, most though have made no comment to me yet, so if everything falls to shit again once the ban is over it will be an interesting little experiment ๐Ÿ˜€

No raiding….woot?

Basically haven’t raided this week due to numbers, just people offline with RL things, which has been nice I have to admit. A nice week of not being pushed for success.

Next week will be back to normal I am sure, and I think most of the guildies were happy with a couple of nights off so they could do whatever they wanted ๐Ÿ˜€

Am looking forward to the patch actually, so many new things in this one…well for the pet collector in me there is lots of new stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

Crusader :D

Ok, so it took me slightly longer than most, but well, they are very tedious dailies ๐Ÿ˜€

Am up to 18 titles now….just a little nuts if you ask me ๐Ÿ˜€ ย Have to find the next achievement I am going to go for….probably finish my cenarion rep…and my consortium….

Iron Council Strat

So far the best strat that has worked for us, is having our MT grab Steelbreaker and tank him near the front door, and an OT picking up Morogrim (or whatever his name is) and tanking him to the left hand side of the room. (Left hand as you are looking at them). ย We don’t even worry about a tank on Brundir until after Steelbreaker is down.

Basically we pop heroism as soon as possible on Steelbreaker so we can get him down faster. We have one healer on Morogrim Tank and 1.5 on the Steelbreaker tank. ย We send out .5 tank healer to help on Moro just as Steelbreaker is dying – approx 10% as the tank on Moro ends up taking more. ย We all race over to Moro, with the Steelbreaker tank going and picking up Brunir.

Our last good attempts we got Brundir to about 50% before we just had too few alive.

The Runes of Death lived up to their name and just kept killing people.

Seems to work well for us, just hoping we can get some good practice in as I think this is a winner.

Hodir Strat

So basically our Hodir Strat is to remove all the NPC’s from the iceblocks – every time the flash freeze happens…get them out – starting with the mage of course ๐Ÿ˜€

We tank him in the centre of the circle on the ground and try and keep him as still as possible, so we don’t have to move around as much. ย We don’t use a frost tank, and we don’t tank him up the back of the room.

Avoid the runes and priest for Mass dispel is super awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ ย We also don’t generally worry about the moonbeams very much and we focus more on the toasty fires.

Sounds easy on paper, much harder in practice ๐Ÿ˜€ ย It works for us ๐Ÿ™‚

This weeks wrap up!

So Hodir finally bit the dust…no idea why he is so hard, but finally people got it together, so we went to try out Iron council as well and had Brunir to 50% before we all ended up dead…so basically they are doable as well.

For the sake of testing it out, we tried FL in hard mode tonight…all night….and well he is hard obviously, we have concluded though that our gear is just not up to standard of hard modes yet, so we ended the night by just killing him quickly so we have tomorrow and Monday to clear as much as possible. ย We were however getting him down to about 39% each time with 9 people (we basically had one person dc every time we started the fight) ย so I think for hard mode that is pretty good. ย Well I say hardmode…we did him about 3 times on 4 towers up and fuck me!! ย so we killed 2 towers and were doing ok…so more bosses and more gear and we should have that ๐Ÿ˜€ ย the biggest problem was our vehicles just didn’t have the health to sustain much damage….

So Thursday we clear to Iron council and have Monday for Hodir again – perhaps get him down faster this week ๐Ÿ˜€

All in all I am pretty happy with the outcomes ๐Ÿ˜€

Auriya Strat

Crazy cat Lady ๐Ÿ˜€ ย Evil bitch this one.

We use a few combos of strats out there, we have a hunter/immolation trap, DK/D&D, Pally/Consecrate etc to pull them over, we stand at the top of the stars and the end of their patrol and we hide ๐Ÿ˜€ ย We have an OT for the 2 cats and a tank for the boss. Generally our Prot warrior takes the 2 cats and our feral takes the boss.

We DPS one cat then the other, popping heroism at the start. If we are having a good DPS night, both cats will be down before the first scream, otherwise the second cat will be at approx 10% health and gets burned down pretty quickly once we get back.

We let the OT pick up the feral defender as much as possible and we don’t DPS it all, just let the general AOE splash damage kill it, at about 5% health we try and move it away from the boss and if not possible the tank starts moving the boss away for the void sphere that spawns. ย once the defender is down we move the boss to the the other end of the platform not even very far really, enough that if people get feared it isn’t in the void zone.

Generally we get 2 spawns of the feral defender and only one void zone before the boss is killed.

Oh How I hate thee Hodir….

We wiped all night on Hodir, we got much better towards the end, and we were getting him consistently to approx 30% before too many of us were dead to beat the enrage timer.

However I was consistently sitting on about 3.5k DPS all night which made me pretty happy, I have to admit I did very little raid leading as was just watching my own toon more than I usually do, I have to admit though – I don’t think I have a choice in Ulduar.

and my best DPS for the night as follows ๐Ÿ˜€


Thats my achievement score at the moment, I think considering I don’t do any PVP that’s an awesome number ๐Ÿ˜€

Need to do the dungeon ones, I have all the outlands dungeons needing to be completed.