Friday, 19 February 2010

A new tank!

I finally managed to get my tank gear ready for heroic tanking. It cost me a few thousand gold, but hopefully it was worth it. Most of my gear, apart from the gloves is epic and i have about 31k health unbuffed. I tried a few test runs and the results are inconsistent.

First run was Occulus and it was total crap. I forgot to turn on Righteous Fury and didn't even notice my sword skill is untrained. Due to this, i couldn't keep aggro at all and my mana was constantly low. Thankfully, the players that didn't drop right at start had patience with me and really helped me to get the feel of it.

Second run was Trial of Champions, and it went really great. I had no trouble keeping aggro, the healer healed me easily and there was only one death with one of the spellcasters being basically oneshoted. The only place for improvement was phase 2 of the third boss, where i forgot to put Holy Wrath on my action bar.

The third and fourth runs weren't meant to be. First i got the Pit of Saron in progress, right on the uphill run. I took insane amounts of damage from the trash, but the healer managed to keep me alive and i kept aggro with no issues. Then, due to my mistake we wiped on the last boss once, and on the second try i had to Alt+F4 due to a RL emergency. If any of the people with me are reading this, I'm really sorry, but there was no time to explain. I know no one other than me is actually reading, but hey, what the heck, worth a shot. As for the fourth run, i think i got Halls of Lightning, but again i had to Alt+F4 before i could even see what it was.

Anyway, it will still take some getting used to, but i think i will like tanking. DPS will still be my main spec though.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

What a long, strange trip it's been...

Yes, boys and girls, i finally got it. I finally got the meta achievement that encompasses all of the holiday events, as well as my Violet Proto-drake. It took a while, but it's finally here. I think that by far the worst event is the current one, the Lunar Festival. It's just grind after grind, with nothing really interesting going on.

In other news, Hastral is still farming frost emblems, and Larthas is still farming frost emblems to get his gear. Nothing important going on in that area, except for the fact that I'm in a proper ICC10 group so i plan to get even more emblems per week and maybe even make some progress on the bosses. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

More raiding!

Again, not much done lately. I'm doing my dailies on both of my level 80s, getting frost emblems, and ocasionally doing some PVP with Larthas. I'm trying to figure out paladin tanking and get some decent gear together to speed up my dailies, but that's about it. 

I entered an ICC10 group with Larthas yesterday and we managed to clear everything up to Putricide quite easily. Some of the new guildies are really and the group shows much promise, so this might actually be the second 10man progression group the guild needs. Some fine tuning is required, off course, but the group definitely shows promise. We will continue with Putricide and try to down him tonight. 

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Not much i did during the last few days. It was the start of a new raid week yesterday, so we started with ICC25 again. We've cleared the first wing after some silly wipes with Lady Deathwhisper and managed to kill Festergut after some more silly wipes. I didn't get any new loot, but i managed to gather enough emblems to buy myself the T10 helm. We also did the ICC raid weekly, so we can concentrate on progression now. Today, its VoA25 and the continuation of ICC.

Monday, 8 February 2010

The Love Fool

I got the meta achievement with Larthas today. It took a while, but i did it with guildies, so it was fun. This means there's just one more meta until i get my Violet Proto-drake.

In other news, not much else happened. Both Larthas and Hastral did their dailies, i made some money, and that's about it. 

Btw, if you want to get some of the charm bracelets really fast, go to Ulduar. You can just keep killing the iron dwarves in the area before flame leviathan. If you place yourself correctly, you can just stand still and bash the #1 action button. It's boring as hell, but it's fast.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Love is in the Air

It's here! One of the last two world events that i need to complete is here! Even better, the other one will be here in a week. They changed it a bit this year. If you dedicate yourself, you can finish most of it in a day and it's not really luck related. I already finished a few achievements, did the dungeon with both Larthas and Hastral and got a rose for Hastral that he holds in his mouth (^_^).

Right now, I will be farming lucky charms in order to get most of the other achievements out of the way. Who knows, i might even get the title on both Larthas and Hastral. 

In other news, Larthas is working on a tanking set for dungeons only, and Hastral finally completed his tier 9. I started PVP again on Larthas and i hope to do better in arena this season. More about all this later!