Archive for September, 2009


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

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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!

Lord Jaxx

So um, the guys killed Lord Jaxx!!!ย 

I missed the raid again!!ย  LOL but the guys tell me it was nice and smooth, all they did was change the strat on the infernals and voila, easy as pie!

No one had read the strat for the next boss – faction champions – so they were just doing what they could, but it is super awesome they killed him!!

I have to admit I am a little shocked they killed him, I really don’t think I give them enough credit!

2 bosses down inย ToC and only 3 more to go in Ulduar, we may not be doing as fast as some others, but we are doing it…and we are cooking with something good now!

ToC

So we went back into ToC tongiht to have another play, and we wiped a couple of times on the Beasts, btu to be expetced since we have only taken them down once before.

We did relatively well I woudl say, just the 2 big worms giving us some trouble, one of our frinds ranked tanks can’t tank very well, so makes it a little difficult.

But our DPS was awesome, our healers were doing a pretty good job and all in all was cool to be in the new content.

We spent the rest of the time on Lord Jaxx, and we we re getting the hang of the fight so I don’t think it will be long before we are spanking his butt as well. Just a few minor details to work out, but essentially we have the hang of it, we didn’t really get him anywhere past the 74% mark, but the infernals were spanking the crap out of us, so need to rethink the strat we were using for him.ย  once we have that, I think easy.ย  Everyone was moving out of things that were dangerous and paying attention, so I am a little excited ๐Ÿ˜€

enough is enough

We have more people out of action in the guild, I am not entirely sure where this will leave us. I am having to recruit now in the hopes of getting some people in..fingers crossed. But it is just making so much harder to get through anything when people keep pulling out of raiding.

I know we keep say real life is more important, and to a degre it is, but surely playing this game in an environment where other people are depending on you is just as important? Perhaps that is my selfish side coming out.

But spending so much time on getting people into the guild and having to shuffle things around, work out what we can and can’t raid, even deciding if we have the group to raid when some people don’t understand we aren’t in a guild with ensidia. We have people that aren’t brilliant and need back up and we can’t just waltz in with less than our best raiding group and hope to down content. It isn’t as easy as that.

I am frustrated. I am really frustrated with real life at the moment.

Whinge

So I have recently had a whinge about my guild and to be honest I feel much better.

I love them all as people, but sometimes as raiders they drive me mental ๐Ÿ˜€ย  Our healers are not top notch, our DPS don’t know how to watch aggro and some of our tanks are just plain annoying….but well not much I can do about them.

I had considered just giving it up and switching horde full time, but I was told something by a guildie I consider very important to me and he made me understand that we are still downing content, maybe not as fast as some of the uber guilds, btu we still get new bosses fairly often and we should focus on that instead of worrying about it.

So I think perhaps I am being overly harsh and judging my guildies on the opinions of others who want the hardcore gaming experience and who don’t want to farm bosses for gear and who feel they are in a shitty guild if they are not killing a new boss every hour.

Simply put,ย  I don’t want that kind of guild and I don’t want to be under that kind of pressure.

Some of the top top guilds all implode by the end of a hard strecth becuase they can’t handle the week when they don’t kill a boss.

I think I am benig too harsh on them and I think they can do well when they put their minds to it, so I will try and support that in any way I can. ๐Ÿ™‚

Northrend beasts

Well i missed the raid, but begged the guys to go in and have a play in ToC, and bugger me sideways they got the Northrend beasts down ๐Ÿ™‚ without me!!ย  heheeh

Took them a fair few attempts, maybe 7 or so, they got to a new boss every time they wiped though so shows some progression ๐Ÿ˜€ heheย  They were all very very excited once they had done it!

Gives me a little hope that perhaps they can do better and I am just being a negative ninny sometimes!

My warrior

is now 77!!

3 levels to go and I will actually have an alt!! HAHAH

I rock!ย  I will probably never play her again after I hit 80, I don’t enjoy my warrior all that much, she is fun to play because I dont’ die as easily, but it just doesn’t have the zing for me…however I will rejudge that when i get to 80 ๐Ÿ˜€

Not sure when I will have time to play her since I really want to get my pally to 80 asap so I can raid with the husband, but we shall see…if i get to sit out of raids I will play her I think.

I am excited at almost having an alt !