Selling houses, buying houses, flame striking Gnomes, totem dropping shamans, questing, grinding, instances and mates.
RL has been as messy as my WoW time and I am struggling to maintain a single thread of thought. I could just release the week of posts that were scheduled for last week… but that would require straight thinking.
Sold Mum’s house for more than expected. This is good because it will help to cover her debts which are more than expected.
There’s enough left over for us to hunt down and frost nova a house. Our choices are a bit limited and more than one real estate agent has scoffed at our budget or turned up their nose at the thought of cheap arses buying through them.
Bidding on a couple of houses in the bush just outside of Melbourne… next to where the devastating fires burned through earlier this year… cant be thinking straight.
Squidly has run quite a few instances as Resto. Only wiped once when our tank got a little cocky in ZF with the scarab beetles, and I was on the other side of a wall… Actually we didn’t wipe, I just lost 3 party members, then the DPS Pally and I cleaned up the rest.
My damage might not be high in Resto, but my DPS is often higher than other party members.
Yeah I get a little naughty and throw put the more than odd chain lightning, generally it’s too easy.
Ran BRD last night while the wife went partying. The priest preferred to heal so I went a little silly. Lowest level toon, highest damage & double the DPS.
Who says Shamans are OP?
Mind you, spammed chain lightning has a way of attracting unwanted attention…
Still coming to terms with the plethora of totems I have. You would think the new totem bars would make life easier, but I think they are making me sloppy.
We wipe 3 times on one set of trash in BRD before I changed my totems, pulled out the OP healing stream totem and suddenly the priest was left twiddling his thumbs while the mobs crumbled into a pile of broken bodies.
Still need to work out what to drop and when, but it’s amazing what a difference they make.
Support class my arse, we are a one man band of ultimate destruction!
Pain Barrier Discovered
Until BRD every instance has been, well a cake walk.
In ZF, we were pulling all the pyramid mobs to us, rather than waiting for the script.. too easy.. of course, then we had to wait for the script to play itself out anyway.
But BRD was different… we had to watch our P’s & Q’s. Generally we didn’t, but we hit one patch of trash that handed out butts to us on a plate… multiple times. OK, once we got it sorted out (different totems, kil
l order – Kill the F’n MEDICS!, etc.) it was all good… but it was still a challenge like none I have seen since TBC.
No one likes a run from the spirit healer…. But Ohh how I liked the fact that I had to actually watch the screen rather than bang my stubby on the keyboard blindly!
OP healing stream
I blame healing stream totem for my Resto DPS. The healing done scales with spellpower, so with the truckload of spellpower I have I am left twiddling my… thumbs.
Piss weak mana stream.
Healing stream may leave my jaw dragging on the ground, but mana stream makes me wonder why I bother.
It hardly seems to make any difference. I hang around it after the battle is over dreaming that my mana bar is going to fill up. In the end I just recall the totems… feels like a quicker way to regain mana.
Why doesn’t it scale with Int or Spirit? Healing stream totem benefits from spellpower, why can’t mana stream benefit from something… anything.
I admit it.. I am fundamentally opposed to the concept of purchasing food and drinks from vendors, it’s just unacceptable!
On Friday, I flew Gnomeaggedon down to Tanaris and filled THD’s bags with food and water, then relogged.
On Saturday I did the same thing to another party member.
I wish I had done that last night before BRD!
Likewise I can’t find my Portals… I know they are somewhere.. maybe on my other toon?
Why does Astral Recall have to be bound to the same place as my Hearthstone? You would think that it would be bound somewhere related to my ancestors… maybe to the closest graveyard to my intended destination?!?
Ohh yeah.. I still miss blink…
/chuckle. Spell checking typo.
Needed one more for ZF and Mara the other night. Called in a mate on his hunter. He was lower level than the rest, but I figured if he was there the mobs would hit him before me.
We all jumped off that 1st bridge in Mara to skip 3 mobs… Everyone but the hunters pet. He brought the 3 mobs with him.
I couldn’t resist and whispered
Noob Hunter ;-)
He didn’t make that mistake again, even took over his bear to throw him off a cliff later.
Our official Friday runs may have broken up, but we are still close knit, doing a lot of stuff together, we are still our 1st choice for “PuG” members.
Noob Hunter is actually Mr. Offspec. Who would have thought I would be inviting him to groups… but the dynamic seems to have changed and it’s all fun again.
Gnome but not forgotten
Tree Hugger Dave has been joining Squidly a bit too. It’s been nice having him along, I like to out dps toons 5 levels higher than me…. I mean repay all those healing favors he has done for me. I even like it when he blows his health in exchange for mana… Silly Locks! At least I have something to heal.
Anyway, he wanted to run the daily instances before we Alted out for the night.
HVH was ummm, well it was over before it began.
It was so quick, too quick.
I though that dragon did some sort of teleport you in so I can kill you move… Not if she’s dead before she gets the chance!
THD was right about the Tanks fawning all over the healers. He got more compliments in the span of that quick run than Miss Universe does when she his the pages of playboy. Hell, even I was getting compliments for my awesome bottom of the meter damage.
Single totem bar
These new totem bars are great, but I don’t find them easy to change on the fly. I now have 3 of the bars, but because they are “pull down” style action bars, I cam never remember what’s configured on the other bars, and fumbling for a different totem mid-combat is a PITA.
I just wish they showed all the bars all the times.
This would free up some of my toolbar as most of the essential totems would be represented, and I could cherry pick them, or drop the whole bar depending on the situation.
There has been a constant stream of achievements for Squidly… But as I haven’t filled you in since level 20 and my latest achievement is level 50, I won’t bother with the holiday slideshow.
Sorry, what… you want a holiday slideshow ;-)
Apart from quite a few instance achievements, I have been scoring a whole pile of BG achievements.
WSG and AB… Well WSG at least.
I have been meaning to hit the BGs since I hit 15. It only took another 30 levels to actually get there.
1st one I popped into had already started. I popped my totems and was immediately attacked.
- Opponent dead.
Couple of minutes later I get jumped by 2 opponents.
- Opponents dead, flag returned.
Couple of minutes later I get jumped by 3 opponents.
- Squidly dead, reincarnates, 3 opponents dead, flag returned, Not so Fast earned.
Couple of minutes later, 5 opponents…
- Squidly dead, but we are winning the BG anyway.
Pretty much the way every WSG has gone. Once they realise a Shaman is guarding the flag, they send half their force to ensure they can get the flag.
Unfortunately not so much joy in AB. Seems like there are a whole pile of coordinated premades grinding XP, either that or we Alliance have suddenly become completely crap at AB.
Holy crap ton batman!
Have fun and earn XP!?
Where do I sign up… Ohh the BG interface. Let me sign up now!
Honor is flowing, XP is flowing, Horde blood is flowing… Good times.
Great times when you can queue for a BG anywhere via the PvP interface, and not only will it pluck you from whereever you are, but will put you right back there when you are finished in the BG! Just be careful that you don’t accept the summons in a recently cleared space… you may find a welcoming party when the BG is over.
Anyone ever joined the BG queue while instancing… That would be interesting…
Mmm, where’s Squidly.. WSG WTF!
Nice that I am never lower than middle on the BG stats page. Often 1st or 2nd in heals, usually top 3 in damage…
Repeat after me… O…. P….
Up front with my totems
I haven’t worked out the range on my totems just yet. Every battle sees me charging in with the tank to drop my totems, then beating a hasty retreat to let loose with the chains… Heals or lightning, it’s all the same… Mass destruction.
I think the issue is I am dropping the Magma Totem, so just have to get in there, but maybe I don’t.
Mind you, I am still not quite sure of distance either. The Gnome v. Draenei perspective always makes me feel like I closer than I am.
LFG, no effort required (or is that exerted).
At some point in time I think we have all turned off auto grouping in the LFG interface. Makes sense at 80 where you can (or want to) pick and choose.
Not so much at 50.
Last night there were 6 people LFG BRD, with not one group between them. As soon as I hit 50 I started whispering them all… 1 minute later the group was formed!
We probably would have started 30-60 minutes earlier if we either:
- Had auto join selected
- Looked, whispered and invited.
More random unstable thoughts about, but I don’t have the presence of mind to put the words into the editor…
PS: Post of the day award goes to Rhii @ I Sheep Things: The Long Defeat
Gnomer and Out, Squidly and Stout!
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