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.ย  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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

So we managed to get the same achievements with both groups which had people from all over the place.ย  Was pretty good way to prove we can handle the same things ๐Ÿ˜€

I was very impressed with my guys being all cool calm and collected about the issue.ย  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.ย 

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 forย  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 ๐Ÿ˜€ I was under no pressure to gt people in, or make people happy or answer questions. I just sat there and waited :dย  It was pretty awesome ๐Ÿ˜€ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜€ย  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.ย  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.ย  It seemed to work ๐Ÿ˜€

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.ย  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”ย  – 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!ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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!ย  YAY!ย  We got to Anub in on night and had a shot on him, we then spent the next night – all night – working on him.ย  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.ย  So was a good way to end the night!ย  Now we just have to work on farming the content.ย 

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.ย  But all in all a very easy fight if you ask me ๐Ÿ˜€ย 

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 ๐Ÿ˜€ย  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!ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜€ย  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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.ย 

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

So here is the list of addons I have started with

Prat 3.0
pallypower
decursive
powerauras classic
quartz
titanpanel
xloot
Shadowed unit frames
Simpleminimap
onebag3
LunarSphere
bartender 4
Buttonfacade serenity/caith/onyx
Sharedmedia
loggerhead
ORA3

I am hoping the sharedmedia thing will let me change the font of things…but we shall see ๐Ÿ˜€

Now I am trying to repair my game as it keeps giving me errors and shutting down ๐Ÿ™‚

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.ย  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.ย  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 ๐Ÿ˜€ย  There is something about her I just don’t ever want to leave or change ๐Ÿ˜€

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

I have an alt :D

MY pally is now 80!

Yes yes, I spent all weekend levelling her due to guild dramas and went from 76 to 80!

She is mostly in greens at the moment, but will change with a few runs and some rep. I am very excited to have an alt, shame it is on theother faction ๐Ÿ˜€ย  However pretty exciting to be able to do some end game stuff with hubby!

Guild Drama

We had guild drama tonight.

I am mortified that this has happened in front of our 2 new recruits.

The MT had a dummy spit about a peice of offpsec loot that went to a friends ranked alt.ย  The MT then left the raid and their partner had to log as well, leaving the raid 2 short for a 10 man raiding guild.

TO say I am annoyed doesn’t relalycome close. I am pissed, so damn pissed people are lucky I didn’t start booting them just because of past indiscretions.

My bois all jumped me the minute i got online to tell me what had gone down and to say I just was speechless isn’t really it…I was more …dumbfounded….yes that’s a nice word.

So I have sent PM’s to the people involved but I need to come up with a plan of action as this is now the second time the same person has done this, and I am really unsure of myself right now.ย  I wish more than anything I wasn’t a GM so I wouldn’t have to deal with this shit anymore…..

I thoguht running with a bunch of adults things like this wouldn’t come up – obviously I was wrong – and I cna’t say much for fear of ruining the real life friendship, but damned if I am going to put up with this again considering the now relaly hurtful feeling in the guild between many people.

I need time to think about my next move before I do soemthing rash which my be regretabble

Arcane

I tried to go arcane for last nights raid, and I have to say I really don’t like it as a spec. I much prefer my fire spec, I really can’t help but enjoy the 15k hits with spells.

FFB is just my spec – it suits my gameplay and I like that ๐Ÿ˜€

GOt some new gear as well recently, new wrists and new dagger, so am sitting on 2400 spell damage when half buffed ๐Ÿ™‚

New recruits

We have 2 new players to the guild this week, a DK and a Fury warrior.

Teh DK has raiding experience in WOTLK which is good, and is roughly up to the same stuff as us.ย  Teh warrior has no raiding experience but has made an effort to at least read the fights etc so was pretty impressed with him last night when he managed to survive most of the time.

The warrior needs gear as does the DK, but not huge amounts, a couple of runs through ToC/Ulduar and ONy when we kill them shoudl probably get them some gear fairly quickly. Even last night they both picked up a peice each due to the plate drops.ย 

So all in all they seem to be fitting in and we seem to be doing ok. Just need to find a healer unless our druid decides to stay with us again since we are doing well at the moment.

Not sure about it and we shall see what happens in the next few weeks.

Coz we can’t get enough of those damn snakes

Back to ToC again tonight and we got up to the Twins again, we had the new people with us and our recently dinged healer, so I knew it woudl be tough – even if we could manage any of it, but I am surprised, yes we managed quite well.

The faction chmapions were our stumbling block as we got a DK/warrior, hunter/mage and shammy/pally combo…it was very hard.ย  the DK/Warrior were running aroudn 2 shotting everything in sight, the shammy kept chain chasting lesser healing wave and the pally was generally just a pain in the butt ๐Ÿ˜€ย  But after some readjustment and using every tool in our arsenal we got them down.

PVP encounters in PVE relaly make you realise how much we don’t use all our spells, for example by the end of the attempts we were having both our warriors use intimidating shouts, priest was fearing whenever possible, the warriors were using their throws as well as our pally healer throwing their stuns in and everyone else was ccing and trapping and novaing everything they could.

It’s very different to an encounter where you really just kind os use a rotation and hope lilke heck you can pull out the numbers to beat the enrage. I really enjoy the faction champions fight ๐Ÿ˜€

We only had a couple of shots on the Twins just to show everyone the fight so when they read the strat they have a bette runderstanding of what goes on etc.ย  But not sure we can handle the Twins without our best geared on due to the shield needing 15 seconds and 250k damage.

But we can go to Ulduar tonight and get some gear for the lesser geared players, which will help with that.

We like pain :D

So we went back into ToC tonight, because we are suckers for punishment, but well I think we were all surprised.ย  We spent a little time on the snakes again getting that right, but then we one shit Lord Jaxx and one shot the faction champions.

I know the FC were nerfed but we were surprised at how much. They were super easy. We spent about 10 minutes just talking through which to kill first and one of our PVP junkies was giving us hints and tips etc so I think that helped.

I did a very quick search for Twin information as I had not thought we would get to them from the reports I had heard about FC. So was shocked to the core and had no idea about the next one.ย ย  Did a quick explanation of the most confusing fight I have ever read in my life so no wonder really we didn’t get very far , but it was nice to be seeing them.

So 9 badges in one night everyone wants to go back in there on Wednesday because of the amount of badges we got.ย  We shall see who we have online.

ToC

Had a very interesting night tonight in ToC. We spent ages wiping on the Beasts, well in actual fact, all night wiping. We didn’t kill them.

We just kept stuffing up – one little thing ehre and there, people getting killed by bile, spray, mobs etc – it was just a screwfest…nothing in particualr stuck out just everything was wrong.

We also managed to bug the first boss a coupel of times, we had 5 snobolds come out instead of four, which isn’t a huge problem in itslef, but it is when you count to 4, then get an extra one on the healer and no one realises so death ensues.

Anyway, let’s just put that down to a bad night ๐Ÿ˜€

Fun times

We had a really good raid tonight, everyone was on the ball and doing their thing. We one shot everything except Hodir and called it after we killed Thorim.

The poor kiwis had daylisght savings,ย  which means they are 3 hours ahead for this week, so we have been calling raids early so as to not inconvenience them too much.ย  I don’t mind at all especially when we are having an awesome night. We cleared so much tonight.ย  We started at about 6.45 and got to Hodir trash by 7.50pm, so just under and hour and we only skipped Ignis.

Everyone was in pretty high spirits, which is helped by the fact we were doing content we know we can do. Ony was beginning to make us dread raiding I think.

So tomorrow night Freya and Mimron…we are so close on him – then only 2 bosses to go ๐Ÿ˜€ย  WOOT WOOT!!ย  heheh

I really do love my guild, i know I bitch when we are having bad nights, but we all do that.ย  I just can’t remember a time when I have had so much fun with people, consistently.

I really think, these guys are the reason I have been playing as long as I have. They are just fun to be around and they really do have me in stitches sometimes, but the upside is most of them can actually play as well ๐Ÿ˜€

One ofย  the people who doesn’t raid with us anymore because we always had bad nights when they were in the run with us…lol no coincidence I assure you….decided to run with us tonight and they were rather impressed with how good we were going, and as I said to them – they never saw us on our normal nights, they saw us on new bosses – wiping over and over again, which is part of the game.

Anyway I am feeling strangely satisfied with tonight and in a very good mood ๐Ÿ˜€ย  eheh

levelling – kill me :D

So haven’t had much time to level my pally, indeed even play, but she is now almost 76 – I have about 20% of the level to go. Hubby helped me do some group quests last night after he got home.

So am pretty happy, she is getting close to the end now ๐Ÿ˜€ย  I respecced as well the other week when it was found I was missing 2 really important ret pally skills…have found killing mobs much easier now ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ehheh

Onyxia

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What a farce is all I can say.

So Ony is exactly the same with one tiny exception, she spawns adds during phase 2 now. ie big fat scaly dragons who do an AOE blastwave thing which hurts. Ony can no longer be targeted by melee when she is in the air and hence the melee need to get onto the adds while the ranged attack her.

The hardest thing has been getting people to watch where she is going to deep breath and then run out of the way. Sadly I don’t think being able to look up at a massive dragon flying in the centre of your screen should be a problem, but apparently it is. I shall have to work out a way of explaining it so people understand what is going on. We get a fairly big warning when it happens so I hardly think spending .3 of a second to investigate which way she is looking will kill everyone in the raid..whereas being stuck in the deep breath will kill everyone.

Basically we were getting her to 42% every time – she lands again at 40%. But the second lot of whelps and the adds and the deep breathing was just all too much, and in all honesty it isn’t a hard fight. But people can’t move…why oh why can’t they move?

We shall go back in later and see how it goes another time, but essentially spending a week on her was just horrific. People were going in an pugging her the day she came out and then linking all the loot, so obviously she is able to be killed by a group of PUGS!!!

There just aren’t enough cuss words some times.

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foot in mouth disease :D

So after my little whinge fest, my guild decides to prove me wrong and kill bosses like we are in a level 60 instance.

We killed Beasts and Jaxx this week….both after very little effort. Now I know they are not considered hard bosses like Ulduar, but you have to understand we have a very unsual group of people who can’t seem to move out of the fire or read about the strat they need to perform.

Bot OMG…they have rocked my socks this week.ย  I was saying they couldn’t do it, and they have proven they can.ย  Once again they have risen to the challenge with the group we have and pulled off a massive win ๐Ÿ™‚

I relaly am so proud of them and I think I am at the point where I don’t care if it takes us a little longer, we will get there and we will enjoy the trip as we take it ๐Ÿ™‚

My pally

is now 73 ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Having spent some time on her over the weekend and when I am able, she is getting there.ย  I have to admit, I really enjoy playing her.ย  She is fun and i am beginning to get the hang of tanking more than one mob at a time ๐Ÿ˜€

only 7 levels to go and I can raid with the horde guild I am in ๐Ÿ˜€

So I am going to try my hardest to get her to 80 before the next fortnight…I don’t think I will do it in a week, but perhaps a fortnight is doable if I just focus as much time on her as I possibly can!