Yes, it has been a while since I have posted. I blame Lyssianna! Her slacking is contagious.
But since my last post, priests are now considered OP and going to be hit with a nerf bat in 5.2! What happened lol!
Shadow Rising is now 6/6 in MSV and 2/6 in Hof. We are planning on holding the lockout for more time on Garalon. With Zug’s new strategy the bug will go down quick! (Well I hope!)
Also I am fully invested into the crack known as pet battling, 12 level 25 pets and more to come! Also for some reason this caused me to get archy to 600….time for more tol’vir farming…must get that creepy claw!!
I have a confession to make, I cheated on WoW for a bit with the pretty young thing known as Guild Wars 2! It was fun, will have to see if I continue to play, but considering it’s free, it’s easy to pick up and play when I want to. Of course I have mazed out the # of characters lol. So I began to ran out of name’s….so I began to look for new names to steal….errr borrow. So of course I stole Lyssi’s name! Also a certain Femtaur name! Navimie! I was going to post screen shots but I don’t know exactly where GW2 stores them!
2013 goals in real life and in gaming!
1.) lose weight!
2.) Break 10k cheev points in WoW!
3.) More max level Alliance toons! Yes I said Alliance! (I only rolled Horde because of Blood Elves!)
4.) Play more Magic and table top games!
5.) Blog more!
6.) lose weight! Yes i listed it 2x cause it’s important for my health!
It has been a couple of week with my mitts on MoP. What do I think of it so far?
Although I am loathe to admit it, I enjoy the questing in MoP, I am not sure what it is, the NPCs one meets, or the story, or even the personalized quest reward, I like it. (But I still hate questing prior to MoP zones)
I will admit it, I thought the farm would be silly. (Bro why I gotta farm!) However, the farm is awesome! What can I say, I did like the Harvest Moon games back in the day.
Dailys – hate em or love em. I like some of them, I hate some of them. Golden Lotus I like, Klaxxi not so much. (probably cause I hate bugs and I hate the Dread Lands) Although, some of the content is gated as well as the gear, one has to applaud Blizzard for attempting something to put brakes on a population which devours content like a swarm of locusts. Could they have done it a different way? Possibly, but not in a way which everyone would be happy. Localizing them into dailys, at least it is gold. And who doesn’t like gold in MMOs….and if you don’t I say you are lying.
Pandas – I thought the worgen and the goblins were done nicely, but BLizzard kudos to you for the pandas. Also for the new zones in general, BEAUTIFUL. For once I actually look around and internally say…wow. The mounts are very detailed and amazing – I love how my cloud serpent will scratch his ear? from time to time lol.
Dungeons – not too hard, but not faceroll. Good balance! Thumbs up here!
Pet Battles –
Monks – Very fun healing wise and DPS wise. Tanking? not sure….seems confusing to me! lol
Dungeons – valor it gives…seems low….
Dailys – Why gate the August Celestials and the Shado Pan till revered? Why not one at Honored and the other at Revered?
Farm – too addicting. Must Farm……
Cloud Serpent Training – why no account bound….seems silly….I hate racing!!!!!
Motes not being BoA – I think keep em soulbound but at least make them BoA.
Priests – OK OMG WTF DID YOU DO HERE! DID YOU PLAY PRIESTS BEFORE RELEASING THEM!?!?! Our main way to proc Divine Aegis – Prayer of Healing is bad…. OMG mana regen is so bad…..seriously Blizzard what did you do to my beloved priest class. Please help PST! What happened to bring the player not the class! Why bring a good player with a gimp class over a good player with a good class?
Trolls – and not Zari or Adoe…I am talking about more troll killing…please no more troll heroics or troll raids…..I am sick of picking on Zari’s family and Adoe’s cousins….
So overall Blizzard A+ a big thumbs up. 100% better then the depressing Cata.
Ok Navi you asked so here it is….
3:34 AM Tuesday Sept 25th
Logged into WoW and shocked to see quite a few people already on!!
Vanicus from Repgrind is on – fishing
Zugzuug and Fayle and Lyssi are all on leveling away in the Jade Forest.
I log in….crap forgot to pick up a DPS spec!! (I was in holy/disc) Oh well, I have smite spec I will be ok! So away I go smiting all the poor misguided alliance out of the way!
Time flies by and Lyss has to head to work, I keep on smiting. It was killing those Jade Kitties that when a Human DK decides he wants to kill me – he catches me off guard and I am doing ok when an Night Elf hunter also decides he wants some and they tag team me….hmmm a bit annoying but its a PVP server. 20 minutes later I am turning in some quests and Mr. Human DK shows up again along with Mr. Nelf Hunter…DK decides to try it again, Mr. Nelf emotes he is sorry and leaves. This time I am prepared…PoM, renew, bubble. Mr. DK is trying to kill me, oh noes! Dot him up. Smite. Penance. Void Tendrils. Psychic Scream. My health is not falling, his is….he gets to 25% health. Now he decides he does not want to continue this second date. Oh hell no! I chase him down and he kills himself by jumping off a cliff! /flex
Leveling continues without any hinderences for a while, except for the few rares that must die! Smite all the things! I have to say, kudos to Blizz for making rares actually fun and worthwhile to kill. 200xp a kill yum!
It was not till level 88 and a lot of hrs later, by this time Zug had hit server 1st and Fayle was almost there at 89, that I am feeling horrible and tired and things are not dying! I decide to try to shadow….ugh….died a lot…I account this to being so tired. I swap back to disc….
3:30 AM or so Fayle hits 90 and logs off. I try to keep awake by doing some jumping jacks etc and it helps for a bit. I check to see what priests are close and the closest one is at 88 and I am 89 – 70% to go to 90. I have it in the bag as far as horde side, but I am not sure on Alliance side, sneaky alliance….I push till 5AM…and I cannot make it…I crawl into bed….
7AM….a drop bear wakes me up! I yell and scream bloody murder, but the drop bear uses reason and logic to get me out of bed. A shower and some exercise, wakes me up and I log back into the game. /who and I see that I am still the only lvl 89 priest. GO ME!
With enough sleep now, shadowing all the things is a log easier now….98% and I turn in a 4 quests…bring me to 99%…OMG one more quest…hey the Klaxxi has one more for me! My heart is pounding at this moment as I curse every bog beast that does not drop a perfect eye for me! On the 12th kill it drops…I hearth back the Klaxxi dude…turn it in and boom!!!!!!!! I was surprised to all the congrats tells from people lol (Apparently Zug got a lot of hate! Poor Zug!)
I will say doing this once. I dont think I will ever do this again. I have never felt so drained after this. However, it was a big thrill seeing that cheev pop on my screen!
From the Best Buy Q&A session from last night!
Stick around for patch 5.1 – we pick up the Blood Elves’ story and propel it forward. Finally, a chance to interact with Lor’themar! Most players don’t even know who he is.
And from Lyssi:
This should almost be made into a SR holiday!
Also this excited me as well!
“Turalyon and Alleria” is it possible in anyway to know if there are any plans to continue their story?
I had HUGE hopes to see them in game when BC came out and their SON poped out of nowhere saying they where alive. anything would do!… plz!?
Oh, their story will continue!!
Almost there! The long wait for MoP is almost over. (Is it odd I am more excited for this then Christmas?)
Things to do before MoP
1.) Get enough sleep – I dont think I will plan on playing before 9AM on Tuesday. As much as I would like to hit lvl 90 priest as a realm first, my body would not like it.
2.) Prepare food and drink, so I can save precious minutes in getting 90 ASAP.
3.) Find ways to keep my mind occupied till then!
Thank goodness Borberlands 2 comes out tonight.
Stealing inspiration from my buddy Arvash!
In the new Mist of Pandaria expansion, Druids will be getting a new spell called Symbiosis, which will allow them to “trade” a spell with another player, based on the player’s class and combat role and the Druid’s specialization.
So my question is, if you could have any spell you want from any other class, current spells or new ones in MoP, what would it be? How would you work it into your rotation, gameplay, etc.?
The one spell for my Priest Liyhe would have to be a Battle Rez! It would be nice to have one, because lets face it, how many DK’s save up their runic power or how many people actually raid with warlocks? (They smell like imp poo!)
Other notable mentions:
Travel Form – but instead of a cheetah or a stag – a unicorn! lol
Healing Shrooms – but instead of making a smurf village – make a bunch of heretics burning at the stake!
Summon Ghoul/Demon/pet etc – Angels!
But to expand upon Arv’s initial question if I could have an ability from any MMO, it would be simple. From FFXI:
And it’s upgraded version:
I don’t really tank in WoW, it’s too much work! However, I did tank as a ninja in FFXI.
Now the ninja in FFXI originally was not thought out by Square Enix to be a tank. It the players who made the ninja into a tank.
Now to be a ninja tank in FFXI, you needed good gear, and the ability to time your casts well. If you were good xping was easy street, get a bad one and it was painful. A good one would only get hit maybe a few times here and there, a bad one was worth then a noob DK tank in Hellfire Ramparts.
It was simple, when you had both versions of the spell – Ichi – took about 4-5 sec to cast, Ni was almost instant cast.
1.) Prepull – cast Utsusemi:Ni – if you were main job ninja - you got 4 shadows
2.) As the mob s beating on you – keep track of how many shadows you have left, before the last one is gone, start casting Utsusei:Ichi so the last Ni shadow would go before Ichi finishes casting. But if for some reason the mob misses your shadow, or you dodge, one had to cancel the last shadow from Ni. Why you ask? Because Ichi cannot overwrite Ni, while Ni could overwrite Ichi shadows.
3.) While doing this you had to make sure maintain threat – by using your WS when poss, and other ninjitsu spells as needed.