No it is not for Hearthstone….
It is for TESO!
This Friday, goodbye WoW and FF14 for a bit….time to take an arrow to the knee!
Hmmm…I guess I am turning into a lazy writer like Lyssianna.
“Hey Slice what have you been up to?”
Good question, and I know some will approve of what I have been up to and others not so much.
1.) Pet Battles – working on my way to get 30 level 25 pets.
2.) Finshed up the Zookeeper Cheev – wow that took a while – Baby Apes are Evil!
3.) Playing other MMOs for a bit – SWTOR (level 55 Consular, 55 Bounty Hunter) Rift, STO, and cannot wait for FF14! CATGIRLS > Belfs…and pandas.
4.) Raiding. Throne of Thunder I feel has been odd for Shadow Rising and for me in general. I guess I am not feeling MoP’s raids so far, and I think it is due to it’s lack of something that pulls into the “normal” WoW story line. I got into WoW from being a RTS player. So i felt BS and WoTLK has more of a WoW feel? However, I do think that the SoO will change that, I hope…
5.) More Raiding – Another thing is with ToT – is why do the later half bosses feel easier then the 1st half? Is it due to gear? poss? But the mechanics do not seem as punishing in my honest opinion.
Also check out Frost and Claws, it’s her blogaversery soon! (she is also a SR guildee, so show her some love!)
If you like Chibis! (and who doesnt!) Luxy’s is quite full of teh kyuteness! Luuxypie!
Also check out Navimie’s and Luxy’s comic! The Faily Frostwolf
How do I keep thoughts pure and clean
When writing about slice?
His women lyss like telling me
Things naughty and nice
I like how you read my fic
And nice comments you send.
I like how all your toons are girls
I love how you’re my friend
Thanks Navi! You are swell as well! Definitely made my day! Navi for queen of Azeroth! This is why femtaurs rock!
Also…I think I have ONE male toon….somewhere…ah yes here he is!
But yes i prefer the ladies!
New UI – sort of. Just added a graphic area for assorted items. Arranged the bars a bit differently. It looks cleaner to me but not sure if I am quite done. Still trying to find a better replacement for the default buff frames from Blizzard.
Also….Thrall’s baby is creepy! Lyss says it is cute….but how?!?!?!
As far as pet battles…working onwards to 30 level 25 pets for a pristine pet cage. Also the crow from the darkmoon fair, mini infernal, and arctic fox kit are myths! Also managed to get the giant bone spider from Naxx….creepy like Thrall’s kid!
Also anyone have a good duo to defeat the panadaran spirit trainers?
1st raid after the 5.0.4 patch has hit….
Went very well, no complaints for the most part as a healing priest….well maybe a few.
1.) Compared to pre-patch I really had to watch what I was doing in regards to spell usage. Cast too much/too fast/wrong spells and I could see my mana pool dropping fast.
2.) Picking which mana regen talent is important – Mindbender vs Power Word: Solace – I generally found I really liked mindbender over solace.
3.) Honestly, I felt on certain fights with the priest mana regen being weak, I do not think I could have 2 healed some of the fights in DS last night.
However I know many of our DPS were happy, lots of them seem to have gotten a lot of buffs etc.
Have you ever noticed how busy work really adds up?
Between logging in and out of all my toons, seeing which addons work, rewriting macros, and AHing, the next thing I knew, it was 11:30!
1st impressions of 5.0.4
1.) Vanity gyphs are very amusing – Stag form baby – oh yeah!
2.) 102k mana pool will take some getting used to. Now is the time to practice maximizing HPS vs mana conservation.
3.) The new talents – some are great, others not so much….
4.) Broken addons fixed quickly - bless your hearts addon writers, you rock! (please let there be a VuhDo patch soon!)
5.) Account wide pets and mounts – thumbs up on this one!
6.) Being able to cast Penance while moving…..omg so awesome! And the new lolwell which dones not require clicking…win!
What I don’t like so far:
1.) Talent choices – in my opinion, once again there are definitely some “you would be dumb if you choose this” choices in the trees. However, the flexibility to change on the fly is nice, and a good idea and about time it was implemented.
2.) Loss of prime glyphs, I understand why but…I still miss them.
What do you like? Not like?
Today it’s the MoP prepatch! Yay! cheer! /dance! etc….
It is time for a lot of changes – loss of wand slot for caster, loss of throwing and ranged weapons for melee, hunters can no longer melee (lol). Hunters lose their dead zone in exchange for now having to get expertise. The Theramore event – no don’t hurt Jaina!
But more importantly, new talent system. Sure Blizzard says there is the freedom of choice…but imo it’s really an illusion. In some of the tiers there might be some play there, but if you are primarily a PVE player, then there are not as many choices as one would think.
Now I am primarily a Disc priest, so let’s take a look at the priest talent choices.
Tier 1 – aka CC tree
Void Tendrils – Tenacles that hold things in place etc etc.
Psy Fiend – places a Psyfiend at the designated location, the fiend then will cast psychic scream.
Psychic Scream – same old spell like we have currently.
At least to me it seems like the tendrils will have the most use, as in PVE you don’t want mobs running around poss pulling other mobs.
Tier 2 – movement enhancement
Body and Soul – PW:S increase movement for a short period of time.
Angelic Feather – places a feather on the ground. When runover – players gains more movement speed.
Phantasm – removes movement restrictions.
And the winner here is Body and Soul, Angelic Feahter seems like a hassle to use, and Phantasm is definitely for PVP.
Tier 3 – Mana Helping stuffs!
From Darkness, Comes light – Cast smite, heal, GH, etc, you have a 15% chance to get a free FH.
Mindbender – replaces Shadowfiend – 1 min CD – 1.3% per attack, lasts 15 seconds.
Power Word: Solace – 1.5s cast Strike an enemy with the power of the heavens, dealing 2226 to 2496 (+ 85.6% of SpellPower) Holy damage and restoring 0.7% maximum mana.
So appears from darkness, comes light is out. Now between MIndbender and PW:Sol, that can be tougher.
Mindbender – fire and forget spell (+) Has a cooldown (-)
PW:Solace – no cooldown, cast when you need it! (+), Mana gain vs raid dmg (-)
Both have their plus and minuses. Also keep in mind to get more mana then the mindbender with PW:Sol you will have to cast quite a few casts of PW:Solace to gane more mana then the mindbender. I think I have seen the # of casts to be around 5 a min.
Tier 4 – Priest Survival – opps I stood in bad!
Desperate Prayer – the good ol’ standard, never a bad choice – free instant heal on a 2 min CD.
Spectral Guise – Your shadow blurs into the darkness, leaving your true form behind. As a shadow you are stealthed, but remain in combat. Lasts 6 sec or until your true form is hit by 3 direct attacks. (sounds meh)
Angelic Bulwark – Anytime a damaging attack brings you below 30% health, you gain an absorption shield equal to 20% of your total health lasting for 20 sec. This effect cannot occur more than once every 90 sec.
I would have to say….for PVE – clear choice is Desperate Prayer once again. The guise has a more PVP feel, and the Angelic Bulwark may work in a few fights here and there but really if you know dmg is incoming, you should be preparing oneself, you are a disc priest!
Tier 5 – Healing Helpers!
Twist of Fate -After damaging or healing a target below 20% health, you deal 15% increased damage and healing for 10 sec.
Power Infusion – 20% casting speed increase, and a 20% cost in mana reduction. 2 min CD, lasts 20 seconds.
Divine Insight – (Discipline) When you cast Penance, there is a 40% chance your next Power Word: Shield will both ignore and not cause the Weakened Soul effect. (BTW the holy version of this talent looks a lot more interesting!)
As Disc…there should be only one talent here to choose – Power Infusion! Twist of fate….eh, not sure might be good in certain situations. Divine Insight – seems better for holy and shadow.
Tier 6 – OMG Shiny new spells!
Here I am going to refer to Tales of a Priest – very good read and lots of good stuff for priests!
Also Spirit Shield (baseline for disc priests) -
For the next 15 sec, your Heal, Flash Heal, Greater Heal, and Prayer of Healing no longer heal but instead create absorption shields that last 15 sec
Looks very powerful – you know some dmg is coming up. Pop and bubble away!
But other then that lets see how much of the patch breaks my UI! Hopefully, in SR, we will have the manpower to get a raid going on Tues and Wed to test out the new changes!
I for one have a lot of worries about the inital healing when MoP hits, all healers are going to have to get used to the “fixed” mana pool.
Arv and Rep….living up the Belf stereotype since 2008
Arv’s Best FRIEND! Arv he misses you…you should accept his FB friend request!
Why do people take things in games so seriously….?
(these are my own opinions, if you are offended…sorry deal with it)
Why do poeple seem to complain about the silliest things?
Things I see people complain a lot about in games
1.) OMG…it’s too cute it doesn’t belong in a MMO
2.) Why does everything look so slutty….
3.) Why do the men look so gay….
4.) boob, boobs, boobs…why are they like this, so unrealistic!!!!
5.) It looks like WOW
It’s a game. It is not supposed to be realisitc. It is the company’s game not yours. If you don’t like it, then don’t play it. Want realistic gear….so outside and put some armor on and run around if you want realism. Sorry lots of men like them. Also women like eye candy as well. Why not cater toall of your customers. So what if it looks like wow….wow borrowed from EQ etc etc…..
Seriously people complain about something important, like the economy or the environment, not size of boob in MMOs…..
Anyone else feel that Cata, more specifically Tiers 12 and 13, have been soul crushing?
Tier 11 – ooooo new raids! new gear! new bosses and 3 zones to playin!
Tier 12 – the raid environment does not feel epic, some of the boss fights were interesting, overall kind of too short as well.
Tier 13 – same raid size as Tier 12….with recycled environments….some wait…no interesting fights (well maybe spine).
I hate to admit it, I had more fun raiding in Wrath then I did in Cata. I cant quite put my finger on it but I guess I had something more to idenify with in killing the Lich King. Deathwing did nothing for me….sure he is a big bad evil dragon….but meh.
With MoP news coming out soon, I hope this will help brighten things up. But I really like the group of people our raid contains, if not for them I probably would cancel the account for WoW.
I feel like many others who have been playing MMOs for a while – you cant go back. I look back on FFXI kindly and wish in many ways MMOs were still old school. Where servers mattered and community mattered. I admit I like larger raids. But with recent times – convenience > old school things in my opinion. Companies are looking for their biggest gain and things like LFR, dungeon finder make it easier to get into MMOs. Smaller raids – lets face are easier to organize. Large raids are going to be a thing of ancient times.
Now in ToR….healing as a Bounty Hunter…I am not a real fan of it. It’s tool box for healing feels like it is lacking something. All it really has it direct heals, no real oh crap button to speak of. Slow cast heal, medium cast, and really freakin cast heal. Slow heal – no CD, medium heal – 9 sec CD, fast heal – 20+ sec. Besides that there is a AOE missle healing spell thingee…max targets it can hit is 3…..small puddle on the ground which is supposed to heal people much like a druids spell…but I dont think it works properly. And it also looks like bad on the ground lol. Gear grind in TOR just like it is in WoW, so its quite easy to get geared up.
Healing in ToR feels like healing at the behinning of Cata for a fresh 50. Leveling up a Sorc to heal as it…cause they get bubbles, and from what I can tell a more diverse healing selections. MIxture of direct heals and some HoTs (per Sorak – so take that with a grain of salt)
Best thing about lvling in ToR is the story telling for the class quests, love them! The dialogue for the normal quests….not so much blech.
After the Sorc I will work on an imperial agent i think, or maybe make some more jedi! The good side. Why couldn’t SR be jedi and not stinky imps…..