Mythic invitationals.

Due to Drew and my birthdays this week, we had some of our best friends come down from Sydney to attend our birthday dinner.  It was an amazing night and the weekend was made better with table top gaming included when possible.

During periods of food though and a fair chunk of Sunday morning we watched the Mythic invitationals.  Why?  Because the 5 of us make up our main mythic group. Michael, Ben, Oui, Drew and myself.

It was definitely an eye opening experience watching these groups kill content with ease.  We learnt so much about boss mechanics that we had missed and how to deal with certain things.  It will definitely see an improvement in our play…I hope…

A few points to note though:

Every single tank was a DK.  If one tank can be so completely OP there is an issue (in my mind). There was no other class represented at all in this role.  This provides imbalance already, to the Blizzard trope of “playing the class you want to play”.  I should – be able to level any Tank and be able to complete content to the same level. I shouldn’t have to play an awful class to do what I want to do in game.  We run with a Druid and I refuse to level a DK.

Healers – Pally or Druid only.  We saw at least 2 options here, thankfully. Again, anyone that has anything else is pretty much out of the running to get into the invitationals. You just won’t have the class to do it.  Assuming mobility and type of spells available? We run with a Monk and I have NFI about healing in general but he tells me some things he has no real way to counter effectively more than once.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DPS – Was basically made up of Monks (even multiple), Demonhunters and a ranged.  The general DPS we saw were Warlocks with a spattering of Mages and a Shammy or two – but not one Priest (in any role).  It took most of the day to see a Warrior or a Hunter and it wasn’t until we started watching the Asian teams that we saw any Rogues.  This was again a little disappointing because I felt it was pretty specifically made up of certain classes that you had to have to succeed. We run with a Rogue, Shammy and Paladin.

We have the completely wrong team and this makes me wonder if this is why we struggle on mythics above 13/14 because we simply don’t have the class make up.  I am sure at our level that isn’t true – we are just still learning the mythic dungeons to a larger degree, but how much harder have we made it on ourselves?

The most amazing this I saw over the weekend was the team called “No Healer”.  They actually had no healer and it blew my mind.  I kid you not.

They didn’t even have a healer class in. They had a few deaths but they actually won a round or two and I simply couldn’t handle it.  How?! How can people play so well they don’t even need heals. Leech – I am assuming.  But seriously. OP, DK, OP!!!

I have since found out there is an entire section of the time trials without healers in the groups on the time trial pages here.  Check out +22 Upper Kara….not one healer but all monks. All the way.

I plan on catching up on some more this week to see how it goes. I can’t wait to see more. This has inspired our group to focus a little more and be better in mythics.  I think a team with no healer having less deaths made us feel bad so we plan on improving that!

I still disagree with only certain classes making the top groups. We should be able to succeed at that level no matter what class. What are your thoughts?  Are you even watching?

Completely freaking out!!!!

I just sent an email to Blizzard regarding their corporate partnerships and I am waiting for a response on what information they require to consider said partnership with companies.

Also waiting for call backs from a couple of IP lawyers that I have emailed as well…

I cannot express how much I am freaking out at the idea of rejection…or hell, even a positive response.

Has anyone dealt with Blizzard from a merchandise point of view – how was the experience? Overall?

It’s another Diablo post :)

It’s my first Diablo post, but there are plenty of them by other people.

My hubby gave me a serve because I started a Wizard 🙂 says I should have tried something other than a Mage like class 🙂 lol. What can I say – I love Mage type classes with spells and magic 🙂

I am level 25 and have just started Act 3. The boss of act 2 was hard, took me 3 attempts but it was nice to be challenged, although I was swearing at the pc a fair bit 🙂

I am loving the graphics, and the spells. I feel a bit nooby though as I am wearing a mish mosh of clothes and I can’t quite figure out what kind of clothes I am supposed to wear…I just need to do some reading instead of being lazy! I absolutely love being able to dye my clothes – everything is blue with green shoulders.

I do want to try a demon hunter and a monk, so they will be next on my lists once I get a bit further through on my wizard.

I tried a co-op game and would assume it is much better if you are with friends. The person I was with just ran off, didn’t help with mobs or even talk. I couldn’t figure out how to leave the party though, so I logged out, which I am sure there has to be a better way?

I am sure there is a better way to leave the group, however i have further evidence of my stupidity -I didn’t realise the portal you cast takes you back to the exact spot you left. I was using it to get to town, then using the waypoints and running forever to get back to where I was….pathetic, I know! I spent so much wasted time running around like an idiot!!

I also have lost some achievements, which annoys me, I have to log a report or ticker or thingie for it so I can get them back.

Overall, I am quite impressed with it, and since we are not raiding it is giving me something to do 🙂 still looking for a guild, and still struggling due to my hours, I may just have to give up on raiding and be happy with LFR for the future, as most guilds that sound like my sort of place don’t raid at times I can fit in with. I am a little sad about it, but I am hopeful that something will come up soon. You know, destiny and all that! Heheh

Hope you are all enjoying Diablo as well!

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