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Happy New Year !

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 !

 

Jackie

 

 

 

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An Appeal For Help

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.

www.hopeforlaurafund.co.uk

Atramedes 25Heroic

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.

Blackwing Descent – Elevator Boss Stats

Bam !

Elevator Boss is indeed one of the hardest bosses that ppl just take for granted that they can faceroll when clearly they cant.

I guarantee there is at least 2 deaths per raid on the Ele Boss !

Numerous Guides to defeat this boss are available on various forums.  Beware of Elevator Boss in Hard Mode – aka the Life Gripping Priests – one minute youre running in one direction stepping off the elevator – the next- bam! youre on your way back up to the top.

Hardmode at its finest. 

There are various achievments assiciated with the boss – such as Nitro Boots + Cloak Parachute + Dodging the Life gripping Priest as well as hoping the Nitro Boots wont Leak and kill you on your way to Chimaerons room.

Oh the Joy – nice to see once again Blizz have a sence of humor.

ciao for now !

Magmaw 25Heroic.. DK? Who Needs A DK When You Have A Fire Mage ?!?

Yep, as the title says – You dont need a Death Knight for Kiting the parasites on Magmaw 25 Heroic !

Our resident Fire Mage took on the hefty task of kiting the adds throughout the encounter, and it has to be said he did a damn good job of it, blinking and dodging the ignition fire on the ground.  We all know Mages are aggro machines so keeping and gaining aggro on the Parasites was pretty much a breeze for him. Lots of Blast Wave, Flamestrike spam and then Blink if the adds got too close.

Again we used the ‘stacking up on melee’ strategy with just 6 ppl standing out which consisted of Myself, The Mage, 3 x Hunters and a Resto Shaman. With at least 6 ppl standing out you are guaranteed the Pillar of Flame will spawn ‘outside’ rather than on the melee.

We downed him on our 2nd attempt, and as the bubbling disc priest of the raid looking after the kiter i have to say it was a lot easier keeping the Mage up than the DK we used the previous time lol !

Now, the bad news… Not expecting the Mage kiting to actually work out – none of us were prepared with FRAPS or WOL !  /epic fail.   We will be fully prepared next time tho !!

So next time someone in your raid says Magmaw 25 heroic isnt doable without a Frost DK – you can send them here !!

Ciao for now 🙂

Disc @ 4.1 PTR – Atonement

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.

‘Tails’ from the PTR

I just had to get me one of these cute little guys ‘Nightsaber Cub’

 

 

And then I had to feed him one of these ‘Pet Biscuits’

….. I give you … ‘ Industrial sized Cub’

Disc @ 4.1 PTR Buffs ?!!?!

/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…]

 

 

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 !

Disc @ 4.1 Set Bonus Change … Soon ??

SO their may be light at the end of the infinate tunnel of nerf/buff/nerf/buff…..


 

 

The blues have come up with this:

 

Holy 4-piece set bonus:
This is feedback we’ve seen quite a bit, and it’s good. With the changes to Chakra in 4.0.6, we realize a lot of players feel that the Holy 4-piece set bonus is currently much stronger than its Discipline counterpart. We don’t disagree and it’s something we’ve been actively discussing changing in 4.1 (for example, we’re considering potentially removing the Weakened Soul requirement on Penance targets in order for the Spirit bonus to apply).

 

/cheer

Lets hope this makes it to PTR soon !

More Hotfix’s

So our QQ didnt go unheard…well not completely anyway… The latest Hotfix/s from da Blues.


  • Body and Soul no longer reduces the mana cost of Power Word: Shield (the hotfix made on February 16 to provide this additional benefit has been reverted).  Goodbye HolyBots !
  • Rapture now returns 2/5/7% of maximum mana when Power Word: Shield is consumed, up from 2/4/6%. Ok….

Im still kinda hopeing they are working on implementing a better solution for 4.1 patch and a decent tier set bonus ! rather than a nerf this buff that approach.  This small rapture buff will help alleviate some of the mana issues from the recent PW:S mana cost fix, but again its only a sticky plaster over what will still be an issue as ppl gain much better gear.

‘Weakened Soul to not affect more than 5 targets at any time’

Bam.. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   a simple and effective change.  Leave rapture as it was pre-nerf and we have ourselves a solution.

Why make things complicated ?

ciao for now 🙂