The time has come to say goodbye

So I think I can handle 10 mans, but my computer can definitely not handle 25 mans, I had such an issue last night getting any of my spells to actually cast I was tempted to just log.

We went to TOC, and the screen tearing was insane, i reloaded my UI and vertical sync so many times I can’t remember, then we went to Ony 25 and none of my spells would cast at all, it was fucking stupid.


10 mans seem to be ok, and 25 mans seem to be ok if I do them after the computer has been off for 8 hours or so, and I do them straight away….once it starts to heat up – it’s all downhill.

Anyway, I am annoyed and I enjoy 25 man raiding, so this is a bitter pill I refuse to swallow! I will keep doing everything I can until the point where I break the computer from sheer frustration.

Achievement chasing :D

I went achievement chasing today, was fun to just be getting things done. I got my pest controls done – I have neded like one animal on them for about 3 months and just have not had a chance to finsih it.

I also managed to get my weapon skills and unarmed ones done. I went to searing gorge and beat up some creatures, was fun just running around beating the crap out of things – melee mage FTW! I then headed to Hellfire to start beating things up there, once my unarmed got to about 370 I had heaps of trouble levelling it in searing gorge 😀

I am now on 6k for achievements, which I think is kind of cool 😀 eheh

guild update, overdue i know

So time for a guild update since it has been a little while, Xmas is coming up and NYE so we aren’t raiding at the moment, but I have spent the last couple of weeks getting heroics and gear under my belt.

Have been using the random heroic thing, which is pretty cool, and just running repeatedly. Still prefer running with the guildies I have become rather attached to, however they aren’t always available 😀 ehehhe

I have managed to get my gearscore up and am now ranked i think we counted at 25th? the other day for the guild, which is still low as far as I am concerned, but it was better than being 45th 😀  So will continue to work on that. I need more frost badges to get my next level of tier pieces, but for the minute I am trying to save up my cloth for boots and stuff… it ill slowly get up there.

Mr Mage is helping me heaps with making me a better mage, I have improved my DPS from approx 3.5k to over 9k if all my procs are going and on average now in a 25 man raid I am hitting 5k if I am not dicking about with typing etc.  So not only has he helped me with my gear and is still helping me, he has managed to get me to play at a much better level.  I am surprised I even let them to be honest, a few years ago I would have told them where to shove it and I would have left, but he isn’t an arse about it and he isn’t making me feel like an idiot so that helps…  I still have trouble not watching the raid frames and wanting to call out what is going on but I can’t really compete with the current raid leader.

Can I also point out that tanks that can TPS like maniacs are a huge difference as well, perhaps it is the jump in gear, I don’t know but I barely have to look at omen anymore because I know if our pally is tanking he will be so high on threat I will never catch him, I love that feeling, means I can just burn hard and watch my dps increase.  Riding threat was never a pleasant experience and I know a few of our guys appreciate that as well.

After a few more rads with them, I can’t believe how good a raid leader he is. Makes me somewhat jealous I have to say, he is on top of every minute detail that is going on, and is still able to tank  😀  heheh  I have never hd so much fun in raids as I have the last few weeks, I know we seem to be a lot quieter in raid than they are, but i think that has slowly begun to change. We were still new and unsure etc, now people are settled in a little more they are causing havoc.

I am concerned about a couple of poeple, but have been assured it is ok and under control, I have offered my services but they have not been taken up, so i have to breathe a sigh of relief at that 😀  I didn’t want the responsibility anymore, but I can’t help feeling concerned if my guildies – any of them – have issues with me or my friends.  I have developed a few friendships so far in the guild but have not really spoken to many people, I need to make a more concerted effort now that I am more settled into the guild.

What else has been going on?  Not much else really, so many people in the guild are just fabulous, filthy and fun,  I laugh  more than anything with these guys and I feel at home. I have had many ex-MA tell me they are happy and enjoying themselves.

Finally! Fuck yes!

So finally after about the last 4 weeks for running OBS 3D zerg, I finally managed to get it done!!

I estimate I spent about 500g on repairs for the wiping I suffered in that place!  I went a couple of times with guildies, but it just never happened, we kept getting close every few attempts like 10% or under.

But it was well worth it!!  I won the drake that dropped!!!!  SQUEEEEE!!!!!!

Won with a roll of 99!!

Catch up

So a fair few things have been going on and I have not been updating 🙂

Patch 3.3 dropped 2 weeks ago, with Icecrown Citadel raid being released with 4 bosses.  They will release the rest over stages, I think due to the Xmas break there is a break of about 28 days before the next release of bosses.

We have been into ICC a couple of times now, we killed the first boss Lord Marrow something, on our first night in there on about 5th attempt and last night we went back in and one shot it.  It is a very long fight, well for us it was and most of us were kicking almost 6/7 k DPS.

We went and had a go and deathwhisper last night and well, not sure how well that fight is going to work, it seems a tough fight, but I am sure once we have the adds under control it will be fine.  We had about 4 shots on her and we were slowly getting better each time.

Onto other guild info, since we joined with this guild about 7 people have left/booted from the guild and apparently it isn’t us causing the issue, we had hoped that we would have enough people to run a 10 man at the same time as the 25’s this has now not happened as we have lost too many and we barely have enough to actually get a raid running on time.

This is also another issue in that raids never run at 7.30, last night we got started at 8pm I think, which was better than the previous night of 8.30, but it just is silly that we spend so much time waiting for people to turn up before we even start inviting when we have 23 people at 7.00..I know I would have started inviting and clearing trash while we waited for the extra 2 people.

All in all they are a nice bunch, if we can sort out this raid inviting/starting issue it will be really good.

TOC grand style

Last night was supposed to be an Uld 10 man run, sadly it didn’t happen, instead we went to TOC – but heroic 25 😀

We were in there the other night and we were not doing too badly, we were having the same problem last night, in that people were not killing the snobolds fast enough.

I was doing my best to constantly be tab targetting so that when they were out I was on them as quickly as possible, however on a couple of occassions I got a snobold myself, called out my name and ran forward, only to stand there for the entire time watching a hunter, oomkin and a few others continually firing at the boss… tell me how can you continously not do what your told and expect us to win?

All in all though it was fun doing something that is a challenge and not letting us beat it.  I think we had slightly less DPS last night as I was second on DPS and I was in the top  few for damage overall until I started dying too often….whereas the other night I was way down on the DPS, barely in the top 10….but we couldn’t do it then either…LOL

We are currenntly speculating that the new patch 3.3 is going to drop tonight, which will be Icecrown citadel 🙂  New content!!  Should be good, mages can go frost!!  OHHH YEAH!!!  and apparently be raid viable, I can’t wait to sink my teeth into a good ole frost spec 🙂

Stepping on toes and all

It was recently brought to my attention, yesterday to be exact, that one our new guildies doesn’t really like us and is going to be, if not already, spoken to quite severely.

All because we are apparently FAIL!  Anyway I found it amusing that given alot of our tanks/healers were doing assignments they have never done before, we actually still got through the content. And I know the RL said we got through it in 2 hours should have taken us one etc, I don’t think they took into account all the AFKing the guildies were doing, we spent mor time standing around than actually fighting and that always eats into the time.

Anyway  I am going to keep my eye on this individual and if he so much as blinks crookedly I will be making it known….

I also find it funny they are soooooo pushing the whole gear score thing….I don’t get it and i certainly don’t understand why they are making such an issue of us having less gear, when if you look the entire guild up on the site, we are nicely spread amongst them so in essence our gear is no better or worse than theirs.  That makes me feel better as I was beginning to feel like we were holding them back and in reality we aren’t.  They have just as many people needing gear to get to the 2800 score they want…I might add they only have a handful that are within that 2700+ mark.

Anyway I am being slightly negative about it as I am finding it annoying to be constantly reminded about gear score when it isn’t the sole factor in the game. YOu have to know how to play your class and how to stand out of the fire. I can have every piece of the BIS gear, wont mean anything if i dick around and scratch my balls while raiding…But that is always the issue when trying to convince people that gear isn’t everything 😀

Aside from that, everything seems to be going well, everyone is getting along, we all seem to be making a concerted effort to slide into the guild as quickly and easily as possible 🙂 I shall give it another couple of weeks before I make any plans, but I think it is working well 😀

Ony 25 man and old skool.

Last night was a very interesting raid night for me.  In brief we went to Ony 25, Gruuls, Mags, Sunwell and then OS 10 with 3 drakes.

Ony 25 went well the second attempt, no one died and we got some achievements since I hadn’t done it in 25 man before 😀  So that is always nice 🙂 Have scored a fairfew achievements overall the last week, I am loving it!

We wiped the first time as the guild seems to have an overly excitable character – reminiscent of Tobio – who thinks that pulling whelps and dragging the boss on a false start is a funny way to play the game. Not so for most of us, who don’t enjoy that kind of play time.  We don’t get a lot of time to play so I find it annoying when I have to spend time running back for my corpse.  Anyway after the initial wipe because said person kept going to the caves and dragging more whelps even during the fight, no idea how we even got as far as we did to be honest.  As mentioned second attempt when raid leader went a little aggro at him was much better, nice and smooth.

We then went to Mags and gruuls for those who didn’t do it back in BC. Someone kept agrooing mags and false starting us, which was annoying as well, then someone pulled Gruul while only 5 or so people were in the room, they managed to kill him as well!!  Can’t believe both those fights used to be so hard and would wipe raids for weeks :/  Mags was dead before we even had to click the cubes…that’s how fast he died…..

We then trolled over to Sunwell for a looksie, was fun as, we bugged out Kalcegos due to someone being outside the circle, then we got Brutallis down and were playing on felmyst – she wiped us twice i think and I am not so sure we would have gotten her down, she was tough!  I want to go back to Sunwell !!  I was having so much fun!

A fair few had to leave at that point so when we got back to Dal we got a group happening fro OS 10 man with 3 drakes, we pugged a couple of people who left after each attempt, and we were getting her to 10% each time.

My new GM’s both brought in their mages and gave me crap about having such low DPS, one even commenting that my gear was better than what was being shown on the meters. So I decided to prove to them I sucked and I whipped out my arcane mage talents….and it backfired, I hit 5k DPS on the next attempt compared to the 3k I was barely doing as FFB.  So they both started whispering me tips, hints, rotations etc and I got completely overwhelmed. I have to fix my glyphs and change my gear fi I seriously want to give arcane a shot, but I have to admit I was almost beating one of our best hunters and that was feeling good….the other 2 mages were hitting 7k DPS and i want to do that kind of damage!!  So I guess I am going to have to look through my gear and see what i can change out for some other stuff.  I am also going to have to learn how to play  mage – ie what gear I need to go for, food etc.

So I will be researching today at lunch and then some when i get home!

I am slightly excited – all this in the week when I have been able to just sit back and enjoy the company!  I Love it! I may actually be able toplay my mage again like I used to and be proud of my knowledge.

Warrior is getting closer

Yeah I got my warrior to 78 on Monday(?) i think!

She is now 30% through the level. She is wearing 2 pieces of the heirloom gear and that is helping a huge amount. Just need to ensure i kill loads of monsters!  and not beats or humanoids 🙂

One of the new guildies wanted to run me through toc normal fairly late last night, so I did that. I tanked 🙂  badly, well not true, not overlly badly, but the DPS would set in before I had hit the mob, and so they would run off into the wild. I didn’t say anything after al lia m only level 78 and I can’t be bothered yelling at people when the instance is pretty easy for level 80 toons and taking a hit from a mob isn’t dangerous 🙂 hehe

I was managing to keep my threat far above the DPS, which I was pretty proud about and I was only in really crappy greens/blue gear, I think some of my tanking gear may actually be level 70 stuff as well.  Possibly even lower 😀

All in all I woudl like to have her done this week,  but I can’t see that happening, I have a very busy weekend scheduled, although I di have nothing planned for Saturday night, I might be able to get some game time in then- perhaps get her to 79 and I may be able to get some game time tonight or friday 🙂

She may hit 80 by the weekend yet!!


First night

So our first night with the new guild, was different and slightly disturbing :S

We almost had enough for 3 10 man teams….but alas we started with 2 and then ran later for a third.

So we started at about 7.45 got into TOC and my group wiped on the NRB to kickstart the night.  As we were killing the last of NRB the second group got up to the TWins and got an achievement. We thought they must have cheated….anyway, we got the beasts down, I cried as the other mage in my group was doing 5.5k DPS whilst leading a raid and i was struggling to get out 3k dps…while doing nothing.  I will say though I was having some lag issues last night…I blame the lag!!

We one shot everything else, got to the twins and killed them in under 3 minutes, that was kind of sexy 😀 Then we went off anf did Ony and got the achievement to kill her in 5 minutes as did the other group 30 minutes before us 😀

So we managed to get the same achievements with both groups which had people from all over the place.  Was pretty good way to prove we can handle the same things 😀

I was very impressed with my guys being all cool calm and collected about the issue.  I have run in the first raid with them now so I am more than happy to chill out and let others have my spots. I just wanted to ensure my guys weren;t treated badly in any way.

I also transferred some of our guild bank over, I sort of picked a collection of stuff out and dropped with them. I will slwoly do the rest over the next few weeks. Don’t want to just assume that everything will be fine, this is still new to people. 

So the raiding was finished at 9.30pm, they called it there and sent everyone on their way. they actually started another group afterwards with alts and people who didn’t get into the earlier raids…I was abit concerned we didn’t sdo anything else afterwards..jsut called it, we would have gone into some toher raid to strecth it out to the full night, we would have gone to Ulduar for  couple of bosses etc, but nope…I found that a little weird but overal pretty refreshing.

I have to admit the biggest thing was just waiting for a raid spot. I just got to sit there and wait and hope I got in…it was awesome 😀 I was under no pressure to gt people in, or make people happy or answer questions. I just sat there and waited :d  It was pretty awesome 😀  Although my DPS sucked, I was still having a blast in the raid not having to worry about people doing the right thing. I was able to actually watch the fight and see some of the stuff going on, it was such a cool experience.

I think this has been a good move, they are great people, funny, dirty and they seem fairly honest and not wanting to cause any ill will 😀  I am going to enjoy my time here and I may even learn how to play some of my toons while I am!

That’s the end of that chapter

Well my guild is no longer…again….AHAHAH seems to be a theme….we have merged into another guild who is doing 25 man content and pushing through it at a very good rate – even doing hard modes and heroics and such..

I made a split decison over the weekend that this was something I needed to do. I can no longer run a guild with my health conditions and so for the overall wellbeing of everyone in the guild I decided to go ahead and let it go.

There were a couple of annoyed people that it had happened so quickly, but I just wanted to be rid of the weight and responsibility. I want to be able to focus on my life and be able to enjoy the game again when I am online. None of my guildies wanted to be GM, I asked them a while back to take over, and no one stepped up or even helped out at all – they all offered yet nothing was done if I was not online.

This new guild seems ok, they are filthy – which I love! and they seem to fun!

I went to OS25 man last night in a pug and was 3rd on damage meters overall at the end and my overall DPS was 4500 approx…which is shit hot for me.  I made a concerted effort to not even look at the raid frames and instead just focus on my rotation and hit my buttons as fast as I could.  It seemed to work 😀

I am feeling good, I am feeling already, like I wnat to jump online and just play the game – which is not something i have felt for a long time.

I went and spent all my badges on the heirloom gear for my toons, I bought the leather ones, so my warrior can use them for 3 levels, my shammy can then use them and my druid will be able to use them as well.  So I thought it was a good buy. Shame my warrior will be wearing leather but for 3 lelveas, I don’t think it will be an issue, the hope is that she will be levelling so fast it won’t matter!

Here’s to getting her to 80 soon I think !!

PVE is hard, sometimes you have to use your brain….

So last we went to TOC and let me vent my anger at the stupid shit that was being performed…..

I would say X and people would do the complete opposite….I would request A and people would do B….

I am getting to the point where I am seeing the end of the tether and I very close to telling them all to get fucked if they can’t pay attention to simple instructions or use their brains.

“All ranged on the adds”  – obviously means – only when you feel like it and stay on the boss the entire fight.

And why do we have to explain healing assignments on fights we have a million times? Surely people know what they do by now considering we generallly take the same healers into the fights every week.

Why do you recruit people and then not have them turn up? Whats the point of joining a raiding guild requesting that you be active and a raider only to not turn up? Why waste our time and yours?

I am angry and very frustrated right now….whats even more annoying is that we have bveen doing relatively well with the killing of bosses and I thought we were picking up the game, but last night made me worry that perhaps it was just a rare moment…

I am so fucking annoyed…I can’t really explain it to be honest.

Finally pulled their fingers out

So after treating them like a pack of 2 year olds and telling them exactly what they needed to do and when, we finally got Ony down!!

YAY for us!  Took 3 attempts I think..maybe 2 – can’t quite remember, either way we finally got her down, hopefully we can repeat ther performance again and get her every week now 😀

We also webnt into TOC and one shot NRB and would have one shot Jaxx had someone not pulled aggro too early.

Was a little annoyed that even as I was explainign things, people were not listening again or using their common sense…but I am thinking I am getting used to that.

Anway Grats to us, only taken us far too long to get it done.

Let’s play catch up

I have been just sooooo busy lately. Time to get a catch up on here!

So we finally cleared ToC as a guild!  YAY!  We got to Anub in on night and had a shot on him, we then spent the next night – all night – working on him.  Our third attempt we got him to like 6% and we were all excited about that, but then we proceeded to just fail because people didn’t do their job.

Anyway after much fucking about, we spanked him on our last attempt.  So was a good way to end the night!  Now we just have to work on farming the content. 

The twins were not so hard either, we 2 shot them once we figured out how to actually do the fight and changed our strat slightly.  But all in all a very easy fight if you ask me 😀 

So now to just get Ony and Ulduar down/on farm before patch 3.3. I don’t want to be going into Ulduar once the new content comes out…not that the guild knows that yet 😀  But I want to ensure we spend as much time on the new content as possible as I want to see the Lich King die!  heheeh

My pc is having more and more problems with WoW – this last week I have had to repair it at least 5 times due to wow errors, I also have such severe screen tearing I can barely see the boss 😀  But I am hoping to get a new PC early in the new year if all goes to plan!

We have recruited a couple of new people, but have also lost a couple to girlfriends/wives aggro. So that makes it difficult to manage.

We also had one of our best DPS switch to a healing class to help us, which is a learning curve for all of us as we have lost a high dps but have scored a healer/dps class.  Need to gear up, learn to play and most improtantly remember that until he is geared and skilled in the class he is not going to be cracking 5k DPS like he used to 🙂

But it has already proved to be a great idea as he has switched to healing/ele a couple of times when needed and been able to handle both circumstances. 

I am very lucky to have some of the people i have in thsis guild – they keep me sane when it all seems to be going down the toilet 😀

Will try to update more this week.


Ui changes

So after spending a few months without addons, I have decided i can no longer do it 😀

So here is the list of addons I have started with

Prat 3.0
powerauras classic
Shadowed unit frames
bartender 4
Buttonfacade serenity/caith/onyx

I am hoping the sharedmedia thing will let me change the font of things…but we shall see 😀

Now I am trying to repair my game as it keeps giving me errors and shutting down 🙂

Talk about gearing up

So tongiht, late, ie just before shut down a few people wanted to drag my pally through TOC, who am I to complain, anyway hubby yells at me to jump online and off we go, after me complaining that I didn’t feel like it.

So normal mode we did it, and I scored 2 peices of gear, thought to myself, wow, nice one…then they decided that normal was so easy they woudl do it heroic….I laughed at them and told them they were nuts, anyhoo 30 minutes later I walked out with every single peice of loot that dropped in there.

Every single peice was plate DPS gear, with the exception of 2 peices which were mail DPS, for an enh shammy, but suits me until I get some plate in those slots.

So i am a little in shock that after 2 runs I am essentially geared up and only really need to fix my weapon/rings/trinkets/necklace and cloak.  Every other slot is epiced.

I have no money for gems/enchants so will be stealing some of hubby to cover the costs until I can get some dailies done.  I am glad I am only going to be raiding with these guys like once a month if they need an extra DPS. I don’t think I could handle the pressure of having to constantly fix my gear. I don’t want to play hordeside all that much, I love alliance and I love my HUMAN mage 😀  There is something about her I just don’t ever want to leave or change 😀

You have to love TOC!! Easy way for epix if you ask me! espeiclaly since there are still weapons and rings in there that I could use :d

Paladin info

At level 80, we require 263 hit rating, or 8%, to be hit capped on white swings, specials, and judgements.

1 STR gives you 2 AP baseline, multiplied by 1.15 from Divine Strength (Tier 1 Prot) giving us 2.3 AP per STR when specced

you need 214 expertise rating (26 expertise, 6.5%) to reach the cap