Woah, its been a looooong time since my last update ! Far too long.
Lets start with a Happy New Year to you all !
Lots of things happening in the world of WOW. I had huge fun today gathering my ‘Red Transmog Set’.
Its basically made up from the Cindercloth tailoring gear along with a cpl of matching pieces – the helm took about 10 resets in Blackrock Depths before it dropped ! But it was worth the wait. I like to be different and not follow the norm of what most other ppl have transmogged !
So, 4.3 Dragon Soul Raid – Such fun ! My guild is @ 1/8 hc 25man currently. Enjoying it more than Firelands which in the end felt like too much of a grind.
Still loving Discipline Spec – but also loving Holy spec too ! and thats something id never thought would happen !
Anyway just a short n sweet update – more to come in the next few days.
ciao for now !
We have been busy these last few days making much progress through content, first downing the twin dragons and then last night downing Maloriak. Has to be said, Maloriak is a relitively easy fight in comparrison to Valiona !
Tonight we head to Conclave !
Check out the smexy title after the Maloriak Kill last night, shame its not a permenant title !
pretty awesome eh ? also picked up a shiny tier token for the legs too !
Unfortunately we didnt FRAPS the Maloriak kill last night – but we do have the Valiona kill – frapsed by out favourite Mage Peedyweedy.
Ciao for now ❤
A post from the heart…
My dear sister is begining the biggest fight of her life, for her life. Recenlty she was diagnosed with Brain Cancer, an inoperable tumor of the most aggresive kind.
Time is of the essence. A fund has been set up to help raise some money for pioneering treatment in america since here in the UK, the only ‘treatment’ is Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy which at best will only slow down the growth rate of the tumor.
Shes a young mother with a gorgeous son who needs his mummy. Please take a few moments to read Lauras Story, and if you can, any donations or help is greatly appreciated.
In the meantime, cherish the people you love, life is too short.
The guild killed this blind dragon a few weeks ago on heroic mode but only last night was I able to sucessfully FRAPS the kill.
Please note – I put this Vid together last night, very late, so didnt realise the noob spelling mistake until this morning when i watched the vid on Utube ! oh dear…. nvm eh… could have been worse i suppose. Anyway disregarding the spelling error it was certainly a nice clean kill, and i was able to DPS Atonement Heal for most of the encounter which was nice.
Anyway – big post incoming soon !
ciao for now.
Zul Gurub…what the heck is up with that place… 2 hours to complete the dungeon ….. really ?
346 ilvl required to get into either ZG or ZA and believe me for ZG you will need a degree in how to move out of bad, so so much bad that can kill you. I consider myself to be a well geared disco priest who does know how to move but OMG…lost count of the number of times we wiped on Venoxis. [it has since been hotfixed before anyone calls noob]
Lots of other wierd bugs with ground effect spells such as HW:Sanctuary, Efflorecence, Healing Rain and PW:Barrier. Last night we were unable to overlap any of the healing circles nor cast them on an uneven surface. The mages, hunters and druids were also experiencing similar ‘bugs’ with targeted spells such as treants. My ticket to a GM was answered today and they are ‘ looking into it’ ….. GM’s are strange ppl… he even told me a ‘joke’ …..
Lots of DC’s too..which kindly reset an entire dungeon for us several times not to mention the DC at Halfus which kicked us all out of raid group and respawned all the trash !!!!! /grrrrr
Anyway, enough blah from me for now, I will leave you with a screeny of one of our hunters stuck in the doorway to BWD….. [literally stuck in the skulls mouth]….
Ciao for now.
Like many suggested setups we used a Frost Spec Death Knight to kite the parasites for the entire encounter. We also used the ‘grouping up on melee’ strategy. Standing ‘outside’ were Myself [healing the DK], The DK, 3 x Hunters MD’ing the Constructs to the Off Tank and a Holy Priest.
Having 5-6 ppl Standing ‘outside’ away from the main group ensured the ‘Pillar of flame’ and ‘Constructs’ would always spawn on one of us rather than in the melee and basically cause a big mess.
As usual I was Disco spec – which allowed me to bubble myself, the DK kiter and the Hunters whilst using Inner Will for the added movement increase….you need to be able to react very fast when fleeing from a pillar of flame or construct !!
As we entered Phase 2 we all spread out [6 yrds apart] and basically nuked ! popped any healing cooldowns that we could such as Divine Hymns/Tranquility/Divine Guardian etc and said a few prayers 🙂
Anyway here is the video – Frapsed by our Fire Mage ‘Peedyweedy’.
We slayed that 2 headed dragon thingy last night ! After a while of relentless practice and many coffees we finally downed him in almost flawless style.
The use of cooldowns such as Lay on Hands, and Guardian Spirit for the Tanks who are taking Double Strike is a must here ! or 1 shots will happen. Also the much needed raid healing cooldowns like Divine Hymn, Tranquility & PW:Barrier for during Feud are priceless. Having me healing as Discipline [what else?] enabled me to bubble bot in the last phase.
One major key to sucess here has to be communication, knowledge and understanding. If you dont have this – you are fighting blind. Your tanks need to be able to tell the healers when they need extra healing, if they accidently have a stack or two of break etc… it all helps.
Anyway heres the video – Frapsed by our very own Mage ‘Peedyweedy’ [im the pink dot on the left]
ciao for now !
A quick look on the PTR earlier @ the changes for Atonement. the addition of Holy Fire to Atonement is a clear winner.
Have a look at the short clip:
Nice huh ?
Ciao for now.
/shocked …. the dreaded logging onto MMO in anticipation of the updated PTR 4.1 patch notes tuned out well today.
The ‘buffs’ Disc has been given are not only obvious ones that should have been in place at the begining of Cataclysm, they also favour the Atonement Spec heavily. [not good news for those who hate the Atonement Spec…]
- Holy Fire damage has been increased to be approximately 30% higher than Smite. [expect a nerf when this goes live!]
- Atonement now works with Holy Fire in addition to Smite. [ /cheer]
- Glyph of Divine Accuracy now also affects Holy Fire in addition to Smite. [nice – 2 for 1 glyph]
And not only that ^^^ but this too:
- The current healing priest 4-piece raid set bonus no longer requires a target to be under the effects of Weakened Soul for the priest to receive the Spirit bonus. Instead the benefit will be granted each time the priest’s Penance spell heals a target. /cheer at last a viable 4set….now we just need to use penance on cooldown ALL the time and we’re good…
A baby step in the right direction for sure but still – I think Blizz need to focus on our AOE group healing abilitys [or lack of] a bit more.
Divine Aegis auto procs from ALL direct heals plz !! [thats our mastery sorted then]
Hmmm…I wonder…. This change to Holy Fire and Atonement – Would we only see an initial ‘Heal’ from the first hit from Holy Fire ? OR – would we see a residual HoT left on the Atonement target in the same way Holy Fire leaves a DoT ticking for 7 seconds ? …. lol, ok probably not but would be nice wouldnt it !? /logs onto the PTR @ Brill to check it out !
Ciao for now !