Pretty warrior of love and justice! In the name of the moon, I’ll punish you!
My transmog set looks awesome with the guild tabard this week. This is actually my boomkin set. It looks just like my resto set because 2/3rds of it is the same gear and when I put it on and don’t transmog it, it looks awful. Yes, I’m in bird form most of the time but still. I think with the heart it makes me look like a magical girl wanna-be. Or maybe it’s the pretty moon headband.
Raid nights have been really great the last two weeks. Last week we finally got Gunship down after a lot of hard work and then we proceeded to take down Spine in only three attempts. Team is really coming together! Right now we’re running with three priests and two paladins so of course only the hunter token will drop, which makes gearing up a little fun but everyone’s very good natured about it and doing things like LFR to get tier. We’ve got both tanks in their four sets, Kerick got hers, and Toxic and I are just a couple drops away.
Anyway we did some Deathwing attempts last week, then this week we got all the way to him Friday night. One shot everything except Spine and even that went really well. Saturday we came in and got to work. We mastered the mechanics pretty quickly, so after two hours it got obvious that we were having problems getting enough dps. The last set of tentacles just didn’t die very fast, and then we would hit Catacylsm with about 20% still to go on the limb. Everyone was playing hard and getting lots of dps out of their gear, but we just didn’t have enough. So the healers decided we’d try two healing it. I know sometimes it’s frustrating to the rest of the raid that they can’t see our deliberations in our channel but we don’t do that much strategizing, mostly just who to beacon. But sometimes when it’s something like “do we offer to make our lives harder for the next hour” it’s good to be able to just have us girls in there. (Interesting demographic note: our raid is now 60% female. We have 3 real life couples in the raid. We’ve been feeling very laid back lately)
Anyway, so I went boomkin. I was the obvious choice for a couple reasons. I’ve been going dps on Ultraxion for weeks now. Kerick and Toxic have both two-healed Madness in other raids before. And with me in boomkin the raid could get the bonus spell damage debuff and the attack power buff from Ado’s pet.
We had a really good first attempt – we wiped with Deathwing below 7% health. After that we started getting sloppy and tired but the concept was good. So we’re likely to try agian.
On Ultraxion I’d been pushing 16k dps. Not very good considering my gear. The Deathwing fight was hard to tell because of all the buffs but I was dead last and that was after I went and reforged spirit into other things until I was just at hit cap. Time to do some reading. Oh wait – back when I was doing the legendary staff quest, I took some pvp talents. Do I still have them?
Yes, I do. Oops. And one glyph wrong. Those are easy to fix. I read up on what my stat priorities were supposed to be and dumped a whole lot of crit for haste. And then Sunday Rev and I hit LFR. In the first half I won a shoulder token. Ok, I lied. Rev won a shoulder token and gave it to me. Since I have tier shoulders in my main spec, that went to the first piece of my boomkin tier. Second half, I won a chest token and now I’m torn. If I make it a Resto piece, it’s an upgrade plus then I have 3 pieces of resto tier. But I could get the boomkin 2 piece which would be a dps upgrade…. I decided I’ll hang onto it until later in the week. Tuesday we’re going to run LFR again with the guild. Maybe I can get another drop.
The respec and reforge were obvious immediately, I wasn’t anywhere near last on the charts. I was pulling 20k on fights where I could just stand still and nuke one target, or more on trash. Fights that require movement, not so much. Then on Madness I managed to take the number 3 spot! I was really proud.
Sunday night the guild does Firelands to work on Falahla’s epic. I made Sousa heal and went dps. Not very impressive showings on most fights but I got to go up on Alysrazor and got that yummy haste buff. Mmm! Makes my stuff hit hard and fast! I was having .5 second Starfire casts.I pulled something like 35k on that fight and we finished a full minute faster than my previous best time. Guess we just needed a dot class going up! Falahla does a great job when she goes but I know Arcane doesn’t scale with haste quite as – um – insanely.
Anyway between all the stuff we’ve been doing and just feeling more relaxed in WoW Rev and I are tossing around some more blog post ideas. So if you are still reading our blather, stick around…
Oh yeah – an action shot! Blizz, why did you take Tree and leave me with ugly owl?
tsuki ni kawatte oshioki yo!