the amount of wow blogs out there…..

simply staggering. I have been playing with my blog all morning and jumping from blog to blog.

I have even subscribed to a few of them now and added them to bookmarks etc, not something I normally do as I tend to not read blogs for very long, i tend to find they just bore me to tears or get far too technical for my interests.

So I am going to start getting out there a little more in the blogosphere and taking an active interest in the wow community outside of wow 😀

maybe others will find my little piece of insanity interesting enough to read 😀 LOL

Never thought I would say this

BUT I CAN”T WAIT FOR THE NEXT PATCH!!!

Yes, you heard me!! I am going to change frost faster than you can say “frost?” yes!! YES I AM!!!!

All because Blizz are making it uber sexy with brain freeze being able to use FFB 🙂 Yes, means uber nice DPS with the frosty spells on it. I will keep my spec as it is, I like the fact that I still get focus magic with it. I will also track down that macro that uses waterbolt and frostbolt at the same time to apparently increase dps…I have no idea where I read that recently…LOL…hang on lemme track it down 😀

ahh empoweredfire.com, thank you so very much!!
To take advantage of it, you’ll need to change your frostbolt to this following macro:
#showtooltip Frostbolt
/cast Frostbolt
/use Waterbolt

I am of course going to have to look at my gear choices again if want to do that, as I wll need to stack different stats, but I will worry about that next week 😀

Anyway I have wanted to be frost forever, and I know my guild will hate me for it, but seriously I have not enjoyed arcane at all, i hate playing arc even though it gives you massive DPS….I find it a horrible spec to play 🙁 Yes I am being selfish! After 5 years playing this game I think I am allowed to be!!

WTF?!?!?!?

I was needed to raid again tonight, so i jumped online to help the guys out.

I was notified of a little event that happened the night before about tempers flaring, and was rather surprised to find that some people are getting more and more annoyed with running with the less aware people. I knew it would eventually come to a head, but I was perhaps not expecting the person it came from. Anyway, I decided, wrongly I think, to bring this up with the other GL’s, that perhaps we needed to calm the populace and try and come up with a healthy resolution to the issues.

The response I got was appalling, in my humble opinion. I was told to ignore complaints or information as it was people whinging and exaggerating!! This was of course AFTER the other officers said they had not seen any issues or heard of anything going wrong…because most people like causing public drama apparently….I know when I crack the shits I want the entirety of Azeroth to know about it…I mean seriously!!! Just because it was handled PRIVATELY!!!!! does not mean there are no problems!!

I know this probably doesn’t seem like anything major, but I just couldn’t fathom the conversation, I was speechless for about 25 minutes whilst they all discussed why they had not been told or approached and why they were not involved and me me me me….I was asking for some ways to bmp up the guild morale not be told I was basically lying.

Oh well, such is the way, I know being a GL is worth the effort when I have 50% of my guild being what you want in guildies. They support, they question, they ask, they help, they challenge, but they do it with respect and a little interest in the actual progress of the guild. I think I have learnt a valuable lesson this week.

Lesson: – Just STFU and don’t mention things to the others who are supposed to be helping you.

missing you :(

So Monday night?  I was needed to raid, so I jumped online for the guys, and spent the night wiping on Profressor and Dreamwalker.

Both were good learning experiences, difficult fights, and insanly difficult for some of the guild members as they are just not raid aware enough, this may be a painful trip to the end.

Aside from all that it reminded me of how much I miss the game, not so much the wiping and screwing up, but the being part of something that was bigger than just me.

I logged on to a whole bunch of hellos and yay your back and I felt all warm and fuzzy.  I really do love some of the people in my guild, they have followed me through so much and I owe them a hell of a lot, I wish I could do more for them and get some people in that can actually play, but well, it was never our focus and I think that has just gotten a little harder to be lenient about when they have made the encounters so much harder now.

But I missed my green chat, I msised my pink whispers and I missed my special channels.

Yes I am an addict, but I can’t help it.  I missed it, I missed my friends and I missed my bear.

I just sometimes wish I was in a more progressive guild, without me runnning it!!  LOL  I hate ahving to boot people for not being able to play to a high standard :/ which = fail!    in this day and age.

Protadin to the rescue!!

So I have been recently running heroics on my pally, and that is probably an exaggeration, it has been about 2 weeks since I have actually logged in, but prior to this little break due to Real life, I had just started running as a tank 🙂 

I am basically trying to say, that I think I miss it!!  LOL  I think I love tanking 😀  I can see why some people hate it, but I find it far less annoying than DPSing 🙂 

I am tanking on my warrior and my pally and I cannot choose which I prefer to play as a tank, they are both uber to me.

I don’t want to play my mage at the moment, I get too depressed when I log onto her and see she has no tier 10 due to lack of raiding at the moment.  So I like being on my wariror/pally who are slowly building up badges for the tier 9 gear 🙂  Will be abe to start PUGging ICC with them soon maybe 🙂 heehh 

Just thought you should know 😀

Raiding

So once again I am reminded that I judge too harshly 🙂

Last night the guys went into ICC and one shot Rotface…let me remind you that we have been working on him for weeks…we finally get him down and next time is a one shot?

They were getting the professor down to 55% consistently as well which means they were not all that far from getting it wrong….

Bloody awesome work!!

Bam, right in the kisser

I was given news today that our ex guild, whom we had issues with and left abruptly has just imploded.

This news has given me mixed emotions.

I have no tbeen playing much as hubby and I have sold our house and will be moving in about 5 weeks, so we are spending every moment, not at work, packing and cleaning the house.

I have not even logged into the game for a while, maybe a week and I am suffering withdrawl and jealousy that the guys are raiding and I am stuck getting covered in DUST!! ARGH!!

Anyway this ex guild was made up of a great bunch of people, with perhaps a little too much attitude from the actual leaders of the guild, but overall they were nice. I think they wanted to see content and not be held back, anyway, they went off the deep end, booting everyone out of the guild, transgerring off servers and stealing guild banks etc.

I understand the pressure of running a 25 man guild, but I am not sure they understood that insulting people and calling them names and bad players etc is not necessarily the way to win supporters…

I am glad others in the guild can now see why we left and what made us decide to leave, however us leaving was probably the precurser to a lot of this….they went from having a 25 man raiding team and almost a 10 man team, to barely making raids run at all….and then from the rumours it just went downhill.

I feel bad that we have in some part killed another guild, but am happy that others can see why we didn’t want to put up with it…

I am in cross minds and I may jump online tonight to have  chat with the bois and find out any other gossip i can and perhaps chat to some of the people in the ex guild and rebuild friendships that I have a feeling may be able to be rebuilt now that everyone can see them for what they were….funny funny arsehats 🙂

GRR ARGH!

So rotface, 50%, 47& an 46% and then all hell broke loose 😀 eheh

But considering the other nights we were in there we didn’t get to 80% and we had no control over the slimes whatsoever, last night was a massive improvement.  We had a practice in the hallway first which I think helped people understand what was going, may have seemed a little retarded at the time, but sometimes people need a little added explanation 😀

Our kiting tank, as I expected, was doing it perfectly, a couple of untimely deaths, but that is just healers coordinating with the sliming etc. Essentially everyone was moving and getting the slimes happening together and that’s the biggest thing.  Although if people die it is a problem for whomever the slime heads to.

We went and did the raid weekly boss in ICC as well for those who had the quest – apparently it was buggy for some, but anyway, he was a little tough until we figured out we just needed to rotate the disease through the crowd and communicate.  Was a little hard towards the end when we had 3 diseases up and no one able to handle it, but we smashed him on 3 attempts.

We may alter the strat just slightly, tweak a few little bits but will see how that pans out after next week.

So overall, even though we didn’t down the boss, I think it was a great effort.  Maybe next week we will have his number, then can head onto professor….

Love Fool Title

Another title 😀 Love is in the Air!! Again 😀

Got up early on Sunday and spent some time wandering around doing some of the event achievements, only to find I couldn’t figure out how to get charms…apparently 75% of Azeroth was having the same problem.

Until I read an ingenious suggestion of going into Ulduar and smashing through dwarves in there for the charms and boy was that lucrative. Many many charms to be had and constant stream of dwarves made for awesomeness. 

I managed to get enough bracelets to do all of my achievements yesterday so I am now ! Too many titles now to keep count of!!

But YAY!! I am on my way to the pink dragon…and let me say – I would have done all these achievements last year had I paid attention t how awesome the dragon looks!!! I am so jealous of the people flying around on them :/ heheeh

Annoyed!!!!

Ui’s!

I spent most of the day playing with my UI again and tweaking it..ie getting rid of crappy addons, adding some I have been meaning to add for a while and doing some other general stuff, was awesome, until I fucked it up and had to start from scratch due to a mod I installed called Reflux, the mod works beautifully I am just an RTard who didn’t think about it before I made a crazy error 😀  IN essence about 10 hours spent over 2 days on my UI, started Friday ngiht

 Reflux as a mod is awesome, basically it lets you create a profile for all your mods, and then when you go onto another toon you can use the same profile so it will set up most of your mods exactly the same…I had to move recount and my chat frames on all my toons, otherwise most other settings were the same for everything…Not something I would suggest using if you already have a UI, but I would suggest using it next time you work on your UI from scratch – ie cataclysm J LOL

 I shall post a piccie later, however below is a vague list of my mods now.

 Pitbull (raid/party frames only)

Stuf Unit frames

Gearscore (why!!)

Altoholic

Arkinventory

Recount

Decursice

Kgpanels

SL Data Text

Chinchilla map

Chatter

Cellular

Deus Vox Encounters

Satrina buff frames

Power Auras

Miki’s Scrolling combat text

Omen

Domines

ORA2

Reflux.

Xloot

I think that is all….well that’s all I can think of….

Tank and spank

So I got all revved up and decided to tank some heroics on my warrior….I have lost a little confidence in being a tank to be honest, I feel really bad that I can’t seem to hold multiple adds very well….and I know it is just experience, but I feel like a right royal twat sometimes when I am in a group with all randoms, because they don’t know that I am new to tanking….no one has said anything about it though, so can’t be too bad, and when I have told them I am new to tanking I generally get compliments so that is always good.

However tonight….tonight was kickarse!!  I tanked HoS!!  Yes HoS!!  You know the sucky instance with Brann Wankerbeard needing to be protected during that event?  I tanked it!!  And by tanked I mean we didn’t wipe!  We had a little trouble towards the end of the event as the 2 DPS had died from standing in a fire so mobs were running around everywhere and I was doing my best to grab them all, but I don’t have a heck of a lot of AOE taunting moves…..anyway….we survived, well the rest of us did 😀 

Then as luck would have it we got UP next.  You know with the gauntlet of death and the insane flying boss, well I managed to do that as well!!  LOL  I was on a high!!  We wiped once in UP – I didn’t get far enough into a corner to do a LoS pull, so I know for next time.    I got my red sword of courage!!!  So I have a much better weapon now that people can stop mocking me for…apparently my quest reward for killing Durn at level 65 was not considered a good weapon for my tanky 😀 hehehe

So I think I am starting to get a little more confident.  Having some raid experience now and some better gear is making it a little easier to feel like I am able to click tank on the random heroic thing now!!  Just need to keep the momentum going and get the gear happening 😀  I would like to start tanking on her more often 😀  I do enjoy it when I am having a good night J

Oh that’s right I also tanked ToC!!!  As in I was one of the tanks – actually tanking!!  The RL had me doing all the icky things like picking up adds “I nailed it”  hehehe.

Only need another 10 triumps for an offhand and ring upgrade…..woot woot!

Fester and Rot

Sounds about right if you ask me……What a insane night!!

OK firstly one shot on Festergut – was UBER!!  Not much to say really, we went in and we kicked butt, then we left 😀

So to Rotface, let me just say, I know Blizz are trying to make this game more appealing to the casual player but I think encounters like rotface would make me quit the game. 

You have casual and you have casual….I think the definitions of those two need to be more clearly defined before they start claiming they are trying to broaden their scope.

The encounter is not overly complicated – well not anymore so then some of their other ones, but I am what you would consider a hardcore casual, so I love my raiding and I know everything I can about an encounter before I go in, I try and be as aware as possible of what is going on around me so I can not be a pain in the arse to 9 or 24 other people.  The casual people though cannot seem to handle the complexity of this fight.

The premise of too much goo, death and woozes is I think altogether too much for some people to handle, and I have to be fair – after my first night in there, I am dreading going back in there.  I hate this fight, I dislike it more than I can imagine and I am hoping like hell that the Professor doesn’t drop anything nice that people in the raid want…..perhaps we can just skip that wing entirely!!

At one point we had two healers running around with slimes and not healing, so people kept dying – out strat needs work, we spent all night wiping over and over. People were just not getting the hang of the slimes and having to kite them, however on one attempt we got him to 75%, so although we didn’t appear to be getting anywhere I think we actually were.  From what I am told though the first night they went in they were not even getting 2 seconds into the fight, so I guess it is an improvement.

I am going to watch some videos and read some strats and see what we can do about making it easier for people to understand what needs to happen.  I hope we can get this one down, it might be our Hodir!

Why oh why patch night!!

ICC, what a night…the day after patch…why do we even think about raiding.

So what started off as laggy only ended up getting worse, mid fight every time, someone would be advising they were lagged. I t was horrid.

However, despite that, we managed to get the first wing cleared.  We basically had to 2 shot everything, except gunship, as Marrowgare midfight a couple of people lagged and it meant death, we then got to LDw and our tank lagged just as phase 2 started and we didn’t realise until the tank went down, then the second tank had trouble picking her up because all the DPS had gone balls to the walls and were not stopping, we got her to like 10% or something though. 

Then, as we were clearing to Saurfang, the general chat started exploding with information that he was bugged and really hard, (we late found out he was apparently stuck in heroic mode – still not entirely sure about that).  Anyway we get there and our first attempt we actually did really well, but the marks were just happening too quickly – we were unprepared and the healers had not coordinated very well.  The second attempt was much better and we smashed through it, I don’t think we found it all that more difficult than normal? So maybe I am hopeful when I think we are better than we think J That of course is when everyone is paying attention and doing their job.

My tank was back in the raid and I have to admit I think he makes a huge difference to the success of the group.  Both our tanks know what they are doing, they know how to play their class and they are confident with what they can and can’t do.  It’s the can do attitude that sets them up for success and ease of raiding, I had such a good night I was happy to be raiding 😀

FINALLY!! Delayed reaction much?

After being a space goat for approx two weeks now, I finally realised I was able to finish the questline in the space goat starting area that awards a tabard.  So guess what I did!!  LOL

I then went and farmed the SM tabard and finaly fianlly finally!!  got my 25 tabard achievement, which is rewarded by – you guessed it…a tabard!!  LOL

Now onto getting the rest of my reps up…I am 2 off having 30 exalted!!  So close…am halfway through revered with Netherwing and am working on Ashen verdict whilst raiding…so that should only take me another

3d Zerg OBS

We went into OBS last night to do a guild Zerg, we hadn’t done one yet.

And it was awesome.  We had about 10 attempts, but every single time, something silly woudl happen to just screw us, in the end, we did it and the achievements flew!  Everyone got the achievement and the mount was one by the one person who has been into OBS a couple of times 🙂  So he was pretty happy.

So everyone was above 5k – most of us were above 6k to be honest and it was really good fun.  I am happy we have that done, everyone wants to go back in there weekly now to get the drakes 🙂 heeh  so we could have some fun with that!

Alt time :)

My poor alts have been neglected until recently.  I have been playing them a fair bit which is so much fun. I can see why people like having alts  🙂

My warrior has been running heroics as much as possible, I picked up 2 pieces of Tier gear with my triumphs and so am starting to get her better geared. I picked up the pieces that repalced current blues to ensure better overall upgrades. 

I am getting better at tanking and am offering to run them as much as possible as tank, I am still a little slow on picking up loose mobs, but i think some of that is that I can’t see the loose mobs when my FPS start to go ballistic, and being a tank I am right in the thick of it, on top of the fact I sometimes get lost in the button smashing 🙂 heh  But I am getting there, I need more stam and I need to get my gear enchanted….which I haven’t done.

I have also started levelling her mining again and her blacksmithing. Nowhere near finisihed yet, but at least I am making an effort 😀  She is let’s say – 50% through both of them.

My shammy is stagnating at 68 waiting for the hubby to get his pally to the same level so we can level through Northrend together.  So I have taken her back to the starting areas to level her skinning and herbalism, I am hoping to be at the northrend level so whilst levelling I can get all gathering done as well and make some money off it.  We shodul be getting started on them soon, which is cool.

My priest, is now level 30 and she is going to be an enchanter/JC, I have not started either of her professions, I should start now though so i can send her everything from my other toons as I go.  I am just running her through dungeons at the moment with the random thing and levelling that way when i get some time on her.  I actually chose skinning/herbalism for her then realised I had my shammy with those two professions, so I had to find others for her to do 😀

My druid is on hold now, until Cataclysm – I want a worgen druid and I am nto going to level the same class twice 🙂  So she is just a place holder for the minute, I will be making her a LW – and not sure what else at this stage – maybe engineer 😀  So I might make her a guild bank of her own so I can start stocking stuff etc for all my levelling of professions.  No point selling all the lower level leathers, if my druid will use them later, so I just want to store them basically, same with all the gems etc

My pally hasn’t been logged into for about  months, I am considering just transferring her over to the alliance side.  I like my Pally and I miss not being able to play her. I would like to get some healing experience on her. Then I will have all bases covered, healing/tanking and DPSing 🙂 eheh

Lookie what you guys can do :D

What a fucking night!!  OMG, I am sort of speechless!  Tonight was supposed to be a shooting the breeze kind of night, you know, do some TOC and some Ony and then OBS etc just chill out. Instead the guys went and did TOC – in 30 minutes!!! – and then headed to ICC for some killing.

ToC – in 30 minuites was just amazing…everything was dead so quickly and from the sounds of it everyone was doing what they should so perfectly, I have never seen the bosses die so fast in there 🙂

I didn’t originally want them to go to ICC as I didn’t know if everyone that missed out last week would be in, but they were. so They trundled off, without 2 of their higher DPS, and managed to one shot marrowgar, 3 shot LDW, 1 Shot Gunship and Saurfang!! 

It was damn funny as the Raid leader was saying, “we’ll just give it a shot and see how we go ok – no pressure”  and it was perfect execution!  He did so quickly and easily 😀

They had an awesome night and worked together really well!  I was enjoying just listening to them on vents getting it done, I have to admit I was very jealous !  Runs never go that smoothly when I am in them!  HAHAH  But I am happy they are managing to get some awesome group work happening 🙂

Next boss down!

Next boss down in ICC!!  Festergut i think it was.  From the sounds of it they spent all night attempting it and kept getting him to under 30%.  So am really impressed they managed to do it!  They were all wondering if they could and I told them all to at least try!

I am very happy they got the boss down, it means that if we have the better DPS in there we will be walking through that fight easily, that would have been another morale booster for people. That is just wonderful!

I didn’t get in to the raid last night as mentioned in the previous post I had to sit out to let this other person in.  I have never seen this wing of ICC and I was really excited to be up to it and I HAD TO FUCKING SIT OUT!!!!!!  I am so angry about it and I am annoyed that I couldn’t sit someone else out, but because of the DPS needed for the fight everyone that was in there had to be in there, and also to be fair to the people that had missed out the night before.  

I am just being petty that my raid spot has been compromised again because of someone who, by all rights, shouldn’t even be in the guild as a raiding member and now I have to come up with a solution to this problem because everyone expects me to.

and so the drama llamas start

I was bombarded last night with questions about something in the guild, which I have to say I am quite annoyed about.

People missing out on raids and having to sit out and be rotated.  Specifically one person, which has really gotten on my nerves.    This exact situation is what occurs when people invite whoever the fuck they feel like it and do not consider the ramifications of what they do.

We didn’t need this extra person in the guild and it has now caused a major issue for the people involved and is causing me to have to make up some bullshit PR spiel to make everyone happy when I haven’t even thought about how the fuck we fit them into the raiding roster. 

So what he used to be with us, he left when we moved and should not have just been handed a raiding spot on a silver platter considering we had more than enough people aitting out on raid nights as it is.  I now have to rotate 2 of my best players for someone who is not as good becuase he was offered to raid with us.

Not impressed and not sure I am able to handle people invite others without any thought for what that means as a group and how that affects others having to sit out.

ICC…finally!

So what a fabulous night in ICC we had!

Our first run through as a guild and most of us were not really expecting to get past Deathwhisper. But nope we cleared to Saurfang and killed the monkey!

I finally got my damn achievement for clearing that wing!  LOL  So did a few others.

We had a failed first attempt on Marrowgar, and by fail I think we had him to like under 10% or something stupid…we just had blue flame in bad bad places 🙂 eheh  Deathwhisper we one shot, we just spanked the adds as soon as they came out and we did the fight perfectly,  I don’t rememebr if we even lost anyone during the fight?  The gunship we took a couple of attempts on only because we kept losing a tank due to exuberance.  Once we sorted that out, perfect attempt the next time.  Saurfang took three attempts and we were getting him to below 15% the first time, then 3% the second then down the third. 

We just had a really good night, heaps of upgrades, especially for one of our healers, which is awesome and we only sharded 1 item i think, or something like that.  Was great to see so many pieces being used!

New piccies for the website and a great morale booster for our guys.  With the lack of experience we had in there, we did really well for out first night, let’s hope we can continue that!