HoTs and DoTs: A Restoration Druid and Shadow Priest

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Lath the Forum Troll

I found this quite humorous – I have been given a 24 hour ban for trolling! I will now be known as Lath the Forum Troll. If only it were an achievement title you could actually earn in game.

So Righteous

Occasionally I’ll get an idea in my head that really ought to award me the title The Insane all on its own. This is one of them. My Rogue, Chriara, has currently taken up residence, full-time, at the servant’s entrance to Stratholme.

Inscription: The Production Line

Seems pretty straight forward. But glyphs are one of the few, perhaps the only, finished product from secondary professions that we are quite happy to buy directly from the Auction House instead of shopping around or finding a reputable crafter and pay a service fee.

Self Censored

Since Christmas Lathere has spent more time administering the guild than actually playing the game. And the topics she wants to blog about include all the bad stuff that comes with being part of the running of a guild.

The Asshat Clause

I’m sure you’ve heard of it, and chances are your guild has one:

We don’t care how good a player you are, if you’re an asshole we’ll boot you.

I have to admit I’m a bit of a softy and take pity on people with poor social skills. I prefer to work around their ineptness by ignoring them as much as humanly possible. For the first time since I started raiding I was tempted to /gkick a raider in the middle of raid even though we were already short a member and really needed him.

Raiding Alliances and Self Promotion

And I don’t mean “LOL lets go kill the Stormwind Auctioneers!”. I mean, when people talk about being part of a “collective” or a raiding group bigger or outside of their guild, how does it function?

It’s Just a Phase

I think I’m going through a why-am-I-playing-this-game-again? phase.

DPS Isn’t as Easy as You Might Think

Lathere is a healer. I am a damage dealer. But we both have alts at level 80. And we’ve both tried to swap roles, with little success. And watching Lath fail in her new role… is actually pretty satisfying. That’s sisterly love for you. I wrote this article so that we can learn from her mistakes.

There’s No Such Thing as an Exploit

It seems that so many of the extremely difficult boss kills this expansion are being declared as invalid or unfair by Blizzard. Because the guilds in question discovered something that turned the encounter in their favor and used it. Exodus’s world first Alone in the Darkness was considered to be an exploit because the guild discovered they could seriously confuse the spawned Guardians in the final phase by a Holy Paladin messing around with brain portals and threat.

But I Can’t Use a Sword?

What do the Torch of Holy Fire and Guiding Star have in common? Mp5. Even classify it as a “healing” weapon. Mp5 has no damage-increasing value to a Shadow Priest. We have scads of mana regenerating abilities, passive and active, at our disposal. Trust me, we don’t need Mp5. So guess what the new Shadow Priest best-in-slot weapon is from Icecrown Citadel?