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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.

4.1 The Bugs, The DC’s and … ZG

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.

Chimaeron Heroic 25: DONE

/cheer

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 !

‘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’

Cho’gall vs No Quarter 25man Vid

Our latest video of our Cho’gall kill 🙂

A nice clean kill.

Enjoy

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 🙂

Disc Priest Moonwells aka Shoulders

Do not laugh at this picture ! I look like a strange 80’s throwback with these enormous shoulders ! they dont do much for a lil Gnome it has to be said.  Dont even get me started on the fish bowl of a Helm but /yay for engineering goggles !


All you pet lovers out there please keep away from me and my moonwells – I dont wanna find and of these

finding there way in !

 

ciao for now !

4.0.6 Confirmed Changes for Priests

 

Many buffs for Discipline are about to hit live servers ! patch 4.0.6 is going to bring some significant changes and needed buffs to Discipline.  Ive said this before – but the ‘bad’ Disc priests will become good and the ‘good’ will become awesome.  It will be very interesting to see just how the changes are going to effect us.

On face value we will be MUCH stronger tank healers and will still be able to give a good Holy priest/Holy Pally a run for his money on raid healing. Ive highlighted in this color the main ‘buffs’ that will make a difference to our everyday raiding.

  • The duration of Levitate has been increased to 10 minutes, up from 2.
  • The mana cost of Power Word: Fortitude has been reduced by approximately 68%, making it roughly equal to the cost of Mark of the Wild.
  • The mana cost of Power Word: Shield has been increased by approximately 31%, but its effect has been increased by 208%.   PW:S will now be a lifesaver [as per wrath] – see someone taking huge hits and about to die – throw a shield on them.
  • The mana cost of Renew has been reduced by 24%.
  • The mana cost of Shadow Protection has been reduced by approximately 65%, making it roughly equal to the cost of Mark of the Wild.
  • Mind Blast now does 18% more damage than Mind Spike.
  • Mind Control now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds.
  • Mind Sear can now be channeled on friendly targets in addition to enemy targets. In addition, Mind Sear’s damage has been increased by roughly 15%.
  • Prayer of Healing effectiveness has been reduced by 15%. – A slight nerf to Holy Priests – hopefully it wont make much of a differene to Disc when you consider the DA changes with PoH/
  • Talent Specializations
    • Discipline
      • Divine Aegis: Critical effects from Prayer of Healing now award a bonus amount in addition to the default, always-proc Divine Aegis effect.
      • Grace is no longer limited to one target at a time. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      • Focused Will now procs when the priest is critically hit, in addition to its current effect.
      • Pain Suppression is no longer dispellable.
      • Penance mana cost has been increased by 7%, but healing has been increased by 20%.
      • Strength of Soul now occurs when the priest casts Inner Focus on oneself, rather than Power Word: Shield. In addition, Strength of Soul now also causes the priest to become immune to silence, interrupt, and dispel effects for 2/4 seconds after using Inner Focus.
    • Holy
      • Blessed Resilience will now proc when the priest is critically hit, in addition to its current effect.
      • Chakra
        • Chakra states now last 1 minute, up from 30 seconds.
        • Binding Heal and Holy Word: Serenity now refresh the duration of Renew on the target, in addition to the other direct heals.
        • Binding Heal, Flash Heal, and Greater Heal can now trigger Chakra: Serenity.
        • Mind Spike can now trigger Chakra: Chastise.
      • Circle of Healing effectiveness has been increased by 30%.
      • Desperate Prayer now heals the priest for 30% of their total health, up from a very subpar value.
      • Guardian Spirit: The absorb/heal from this ability can now never exceed 200% of the maximum health of the target.
      • Holy Concentration now increases the amount of mana regeneration from Spirit while in combat by an additional 15/30%, down from 20/40%.
      • Holy Word: Chastise now has a 30-second cooldown, up from 25. In addition, it properly breaks from damage.
      • Lightwell’s health has been increased by 50% (for PvP purposes).
      • Serendipity now has Spell Alert and Floating Combat Text feedback support.
      • Surge of Light can now also proc from Flash Heal and Greater Heal, and can now also critically hit.
    • Shadow
      • Shadow Orbs benefit from mastery has been increased by approximately 16%.
      • Vampiric Embrace now lasts until canceled.
  • Glyphs
    • Glyph of Mind Flay no longer requires Shadow Word: Pain to be on the target.
    • Glyph of Pain Suppression has been renamed Glyph of Desperation and now allows Guardian Spirit to be cast while stunned, in addition to Pain Suppression.
    • Glyph of Psychic Horror now reduces the cooldown of Psychic Horror by 30 seconds, down from 60.
    • Glyph of Spirit of Redemption has been converted into Glyph of Prayer of Mending, which increases the healing done by the first charge of Prayer of Mending by 60%.
  • Priest Bug Fixes
    • Atonement now has the correct healing range listed in the tooltip.
    • Blessed Resilience rank 1 and 2 tooltips are now consistent with the amount of increased healing.
    • Dispersion should no longer allow priests to become permanently invisible when mounting.
    • Dispersion correctly reduces the damage dealt by Deep Wounds and Piercing Shots.
    • Focused Will rank 1 and 2 tooltips are now consistent with the amount of damage reduced.
    • Heal, Flash Heal, Greater Heal, and Binding Heal effects are now consistent with their tooltips.
    • Holy Concentration now has correct percentages listed in the tooltip.
    • Holy Word: Serenity now correctly grants healing spells cast by the priest an extra 25% chance to critically hit.
    • Inner Fire no longer consumes mana after learning Inner Sanctum.
    • Inner Will now correctly reduces the mana cost of Power Word: Barrier.
    • Lightwell healing now matches its tooltip description.
    • Undead and blood elf priests are no longer gaining aggro from friendly guards when casting Mind Control on enemy NPCs.
    • Unnecessary string errors should no longer occur when casting Power Word: Barrier.
    • Prayer of Mending will now properly return an error when cast on a target with a more powerful Prayer of Mending active.
    • Rapture’s tooltip now has the correct percentages listed.
    • Shadow Orbs’ tooltip showed a 0% increase in damage and did not give an increase of damage until additional mastery rating was added. This has been corrected.
    • Sin and Punishment will no longer fear players that are not flagged for PvP.
    • Surge of Light is no longer consumed without benefit if it triggers while a Flash Heal is being cast.
    • Glyph Fixes
      • Critical heals from Glyph of Dispel Magic properly proc Divine Aegis.



      All in all things are looking pretty sweet – lets enjoy it ppl !

Ciao for now  🙂

Healing UI

Ive taken the plunge and uploaded my UI to wow interface ! Feel free to try it out and enjoy 🙂

>>>>  ShinyUI

For more info and feedback/comments go here :  https://shinypriest.wordpress.com/shinyui-dl/

ciao for now !

My Healing UI

We’ve all done it right..found a UI we are happy with, tweaked and played around – then started from scratch a few weeks later.  well heres my latest – a bunch of addons put together to make this:

The first is in combat – with pitbull player, target, targets target and focus frames visible [I have my focus mid left of the shot]  just above my bars in the huge grey box – my Healbot resides…with 5, 10, 25 bars all able to comfortably fit in. the 2nd shot shows the 25 healbot bars setup. [also tweaked the colors a bit and placement of Power auras]

Sexy cooldown bar sits above my bartender buttons.  Quartz cast bar ….. Recount… and Power Auras to monitor my ‘major’ spell cooldowns.

The kgpanelesque  ‘backgrounds’ and Mini-map are called ‘Tattoo’.  Very lightweight on memory which appeals to me a gr8 deal.  Anway – so i thought id change everything about so I dont have my healbot slap bang in the centre of my screen obstructing bad things on the floor i shouldnt be standing in etc.   Other addons I use are Tidy Plates and Threat Plates .  Im gonna see how i get on with it tonight !!