HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Starcaller

Our 10 man group defeated Algalon the Observer on Sunday. If you’re following Lathere’s and my Achievements closely you probably already know that. It took us 3 weeks – 2 hours and 33 minutes all up to get him.

OMG You Got Your Ass Kicked by a Girl!

Most of the time it doesn’t really cross my mind that I’m a girl gamer. I’m just another person in my guild and in my raid. I think about our progression, and I worry about standing in the fire just like any other raider. No different than anyone else, right?

Welcome to the Alliance!

On the weekend I replied to a Druid in Trade chat trying to get from Darnassus to Stormwind. He was level 80. And he’d just changed his Tauren Restoration Druid into a Night Elf. So if you’re new to Alliance too, click on the Stormwind map above and you’ll know where everything worth knowing is in Stormwind.

Post Patch Nerf (and Buff) Anxiety

Lathere, who is usually so cool and calm when it comes to loot, wasn’t this week. She then explained to me that her Tier 8 Restoration set bonus had been severely nerfed with the latest patch, which, though expected, had come onto the live servers weeks earlier than she had planned. Now I don’t know exactly what the 4 set bonus used to be, but apparently in its current form it renders her Tier 8.5 gear worthless.

Can’t Judge a Paladin by his Libram

So it turns out that I may have offended the one person from our guild that reads this blog. Reasons why I, Cassandri, am deserving of Divine Intervention.

Raiding 10s vs 25s

During our 10 man last week the conversation came up:
What do people prefer? 25 mans or 10 mans?

Why Herbing is Dangerous

That leaves two major gold sinks in the game for me: 1. Armor Repair and 2. Flasks of the Frost Wrym. Flasks are expensive. And the prices keep rising. I think all the Herbalists have stopped herbing or something because herbs currently cost a small fortune on Barthilas and Flasks are going up in price each time I log in.

Remind Me to Roll, Please

I have this terrible habit of missing out on loot because I don’t pay attention and forget to roll. It’s my own fault of course. Too busy ressurecting people who died on the opposite side of the room from the boss.

Sound and Ambience

The best way to be aware of what is happening around you isn’t always to pivot your camera and take a look. It isn’t always installing a bunch of addons. Take your eyes off your cast bar (or combo points or whatever) for a moment and look around. Turn on your sound and listen. So many cues in this game come from sound, I honestly don’t know how people play with it turned off.

Bloodlust Lag, The Guild Killer

On Sunday night while Vitare was bashing their heads against Heroic Northern Beasts, we got some pretty shocking news. One of the top Alliance guilds on the server was disbanding. These were the players chasing the leading Alliance guild for fastest progression on the realm.