Showing posts from August, 2013

That was FUN! 2 man Sartharion-25.

Logged in today and found that a guild-mate needed some help. She wanted to get the drake from Sartharion 3-drake . Considering Sarth has less than 10million health for 25man, he wasn't that much of an issue for two i500+ equipped pets classes.. :) Grats on the new mount Taurohtar ! Elk actually got the achievement for it! Empowered, we went to ICC , for the skeletal drake from there. Trash, piece of cake. (funny when they miss!) Malomar, er Marrowgar, easy. Lady Deathwhisper, we didn't get Full House because we killed her too fast. The adds before her, aren't the ones to leave. Boat, nope. We couldn't destroy their boat fast enough with those little pew-pew cannons.

The End of Pandaria Cometh 9.10.13

Is Garrosh possessed? Or just power hungry? There will be a smaller pre-expansion event patch, but anything beyond that is not set in stone. Patch 5.4 is the conclusion of the Pandaria storyline.  AskMrRobot has a concise write-up about changes, including currency, gearing, etc.  "Players who want to stockpile their 3,000 Valor before Patch 5.4 hits will be able to do that, and probably should start thinking about that." Blizzard posted some great info about: Flexible Raiding  - 10 to possibly 30 player raids? The tech is in place to be able to change how flex encounters work for each additional player that is in the raid. Some things like NPC health or damage scale well and can easily be changed per player, but generally things that don't scale well like the number of adds just change for every few people that are added to the raid. Connected Realms (post 5.4)  - start with a few, then pool realms together to get a good population. Like PVP, you could

G'Bye ZoneEdit

If you logged onto this site yesterday, you may have been greeted by either a 404 error, or the "GoDaddy" splash screen. Problem being that my DNS provider (fka ZoneEdit) has a policy of providing 5 free zones, then the 6th requires monthly maintenance. Sadly, due to my IT work, was my 6th zone, and even though I only had 2 domains there, those legacy domains still counted. Since, I registered this domain using GoDaddy, I figured it was time to move my DNS over there. They allow me to host up to 50 records for this domain with them for free. Considering Blogger only needs 2, they seemed to be the obvious solution. Unlike August  2011, and August  2010, it won't happen again.

Blizzard Battle.Net Browser Beta

Today I downloaded the Battle.Net Loader Beta and am quit pleased with it. There are a number of features in this new loader that are nice. First off, the loader never forgets my username and password. Clicking the giant PLAY button brings my right into the game, as if I just entered my credentials. Nice, once click log-on. Second, notice the second column to the loader screen? That's a real-id friend currently in game. Nice, I can know who's logged on before I even log on! Third, access to website. Using the 'beta' icon up top, it instantly dropped me onto the battle net site. From there, I was able to access my account and even update my beta options (Hearthstone beta coming, try it, I might.) Definitely an improvement over the old loader.

5.4 Class changes.

Ghostcrawler has released some notes on the upcoming class changes in 5.4. After all of the changes we had coming into Pandas, I suppose these are more of a level-set to make game play a bit more balanced with other classes. Fel Flame :  before and after  - more damage, no dot (aka immolate) extension. This is a bit of a frustration as I currently solely use FF for it's dot extension. It sits between Incinerate and Chaos Bolt on the button bar; allowing me to refresh the spell without the long (Immolate) cast.  Rain of Fire : before and after  - less ember regen for Destro. This is not actually going to stop destro locks from casting RoF on the single target /boss fights; just make it less effective. With Panda making RoF a non-channeled spell, why not?? Cast and forget. ( have it on button-4 of my mouse !) Harvest Life : before and after  - drain life improver. If it improves drain life enough, I'd probably go that way. I am not absolutely pleased with my soul leach hea

IT:Gear Naming

Blizzard, I want to see a bunch of NPCs sitting around a conference room naming gear. "No!, I don't like the name Cracklebite Links! It's SILLY?! I want to name this belt Flaming Skeleton Head Belt!" "We've already discussed this, that's BOORING!" "but it fits..." "Fight for it?" "OK.. Winner picks the name." <fight ensues> Cracklebite links it is..    

Warlock tanking... Spotted in the wild

Ok, it wasn't really the lock, but her voidwalker. I was running around the Barrens on my disc priest hoping to finish gathering the 150 each of the supplies for the Battlefield Barrens weekly. I see down in my chat that one of the Kor'kron commanders is in battle. When I reach him, he's only in combat with a single destro lock. Of course, I start throwing my tiny smite s but that lock didn't need any help. I followed this lock over to the other commander that was up then she left. Very encouraging. This lock was heroic raid geared (i522 - 540 gear), so this may be nothing more than Elk running through a heroic dungeon. Thanks Imma____?? (I missed your name).