5/6 SSC and some self actualisation..


Having just come out of a 5/6 SSC run last night with some new Shoulders Illidari Sholders and Handguards of The Avatar T5 Gloves
Yeah for a Raid! No WWS for that yet, But I’m sure I will get cained by the other shadow priest again, he is also using Quagmirran’s Eye so that would explain why he does more damage, and he now has more + base damage then me, but I’m saving badges for the Badge dagger and that will be another +40 odd on the Mindblade.

So lastnights  Upgrades made me lose 11 Shadow Damage, ( and some money regeming/enchanting.. )  and I’m now on 1189 – But I can fix that if I want to Pay 80 odd gold for each +9 shadow damage Gem . ( Price in AH at the moment.) and replace some of my other gems in other gear.

I was happy with my 1200 +shadow Damage – so I waited for an Off Spec Role call to see if anyone needed it more then me before I rolled for the Shoulders. I had My Frozen Shadoweave equiped, I won the offset roll against a Druid Healer who would have have liked it for a DPS set, so I wasn’t competing with anyone who needed it really… I made the mistake of calling it a Vanity role – and almost my head bitten off when I explained that if the druid needed it more then me, I was happy to pass. I rolled because I had already seen too many plums blown up into voids, and Its a sideways upgrade, and that means I lose my Shadowweave +healing 2% set bonus which is pretty crap anyway and some shadow Damage, but its slighly more intell and stam and armour and its irking me that the more +shadow Damage I have the more puny and weak all my other stats are, thats the trade off I guess. 

We had 2 complete wipes,  one on trash and another on Fathom- Lord Karathress  when one of the Tanks had a critical Error on the pull and crashed – but otherwise a good run. It wasn’t too stressful on the Gm/Raid Leader  and I don’t think he had to show agro once – the Guild have had the 5 farmed for a couple of weeks now.   We also effectively 24 manned most of it as one of the healers kept crashing the entire run.

The Guild I was in before my current one had an awesome Raidleader/GM  He was never drunk,  never screamed,  was always firm and patient..   but he needed a  break and Gquit and left.  That was one of the contributing reasons why I left that guild, well he is back and has asked me to consider comming back as he is trying to rebuild.  All the advise on the forums where people ask “Should I gquit?” its always. Yes.  If you need to ask that question then you are already in that unhappy place. So I’m not asking that question. I am asking am I happy enough to stay, and Yes I am happy enough to stay.

Its not so much that I’m in an unhappy place, more that I’m not happy all of the time, and to be honest that probably  because this is probably the 1st guild where I’m not as important, and therefore not needed as much as I would like to be.  I guess its like a Little fish in a Big ocean/ Big Ocean little fish sort of analogy.  I’ve held an officer postion ( and that had its own frustrations.. )  I’ve been the highest level – and highest level of that class/spec in reasonable sized Guilds.

I like being the big fish in the little ocean –  but being the big fish can often mean that your not driven to improve, and I think since joining my current guild, my attitude to raiding, my spell damage the way I think in game has changed for the better. ( Raiding IS very Serious.. ) and while I don’t ever realistically think I will ever be known as the best Shadow Priest on a server – or in all game. ( LOL )  I do want to be as good as I can.

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3 Responses to “5/6 SSC and some self actualisation..”


  1. 1 Meltfacer May 2, 2008 at 3:14 pm

    zomg put ur frozen shadoweave back on!

  2. 2 pugnacious priest - A female Players Warcraft Blog May 2, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    but but…. its puuurrrty! – Im waiting to see wws stats on a Tk raid 2nite to see if it made a difference.. but didnt have a shad p to compete against this time.. is it really THAT much better?

  3. 3 Meltfacer May 2, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Well according to shadowpriest.com’s math they are a 5dps downgrade. So no they’re not THAT much better. So I guess if you are in need of that extra 13 stam, not a trerrible place to get it. In thoery you would not replace FSW until 4 piece T5 bonus … that’s just math tho, everyone has their own play style. As long as you’re having fun :)


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