I’ve been raiding 3 days now with my new guild, Done 10/12 Heroic modes on ICC 25, Killed TOGC 25, and almost done on Ulduar
I’m just the Yogg achievement off getting my 310% drake – and all going well we should have that this week.
My old raiding guild disbanded when we were in the middle of doing all the Ulduar hardmodes – and working on TOGC – never thought I would get to finish it off this side of Cata.
In the fights so far, I go through periods of hell yeah – I rock at this fight – Eg I did well on Hodir, because I was chasing the person with the “Storm Cloud on me” because not everyone understood how to get max dps and yes I still had damage on the ice tombs – It was like being back in Ulduar wiping on hard modes all over again, except this time it was a cake walk.
And then I get hit with a Shadow Crash on General. I moved. I swear. I had been dodging shadow crashes easily,” Shadow Crash on me” Run. Cake. I may have run into someone elses. Either way. Fail train went Toot Toot again
Some of the ICC heroics, I had attempted / read about / done on 10’s /attempted on 10’s so the 25 mechanics aren’t too different, but there were a few I had never done before, and spent most of the time repeating – Do not fail in my head in between non verbal squeals of omg green stuff! ( So much green stuff in plague)
I’m enjoying the intensity of it. They actually count down pulls! So pre- potting a pull is less guess-work. ( lesson learned Prepot on 2 – not 1)
I also am looking at getting something like Lowerping, one of the guildies gave me a link to one that’s free – but the tech specs were too complicated to understand at 1am in morning on a work night so I’ll have a look and work out exactly what it wants to do with my PC and if I am ok with that.
I’m also shopping around /playing with mods, and am extremely glad my App didn’t ask for a pic of my UI. Mostly because I have the default UI for Bars – and there is still massive discrimination against the default UI. Then after discussion with a friend I downloaded Bartender – and found you canhave like 10 bars of stuff! , and hide things – and its awesome. So I am setting it up on my alt, to get used to it, ( after I got over the initial panic where it dumps everything in the middle of your screen) and I then I get to work out the bars on my main, and make it pretty! I have tried to stick to the philosophy of if it’s not broke don’t fix it, and the default Bars do ok for me. – except – the ability to customise it now is a lot more appealing.
I am also looking at what other Shadow Priests are wearing / Glyphing / Specing / Talents It matters more now – and checking things like armory crawlers, and the like.
Been looking at www.wowranked.com a little bit. It has some interesting class stats, eg enchants, gyphys and so on. Like all the other ones you need to manually refresh your characters data, so that means the stats will always be off. The majority of players wouldn’t go refresh their profiles to resync with the armoy on all the armory crawlers.
Looking at the class statistics page for priests I notice that the Shadow Boot enchant at 80% is Tuskers Vitality +15 Stam and Minor Speed increase, and Icewalker is 17%
I looked at boot enchants last year, and even checked out Blackrocks stats on it then in my boot enchant post where most people were still using icewalker ( 12 hit & 12 Crit) Checking Wow Hero’s Statistics again now shows that Icewalker is still way more popular then Tuskarr’s on that crawler.
So which crawler is right? The massive discrepancy makes me doubt any of the stats on both them.
Did you know. I have a bad shoulder enchant. ( Which I need to fix) do you know how bad that is, buying the wrong shoulder enchant. I’m wearing 18+ sp 10 crit, instead of 24sp 15 crit *hides head in shame. No idea how long I’ve been wearing that one. It’s getting fixed tonite! Promise
Apologies for the brain dump – one of the reasons why I blog is to keep record, and it’s funny to look back at my old posts, and see that some issues do repeat themselves.