So I faction transferred on Friday to Horde and Raided on Sunday…. We worked on Heroic Baleroc and Heroic Beth’tilac for a little bit before closing out the week with some normal 25’s which was a TON of fun for me having been raiding only 10’s since downing the Lick King on Heroic late in Wrath.
We also got in a Heroic Majordomo Staghelm kill which has ended up on Video…YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available
It has the ability to watch full screen in 1080p no less where you can see my name in the raid frame and my flaming kitty butt jumping around.
We also downed Ragnaros in Regular 25’s
Supposedly the nerfs have really made it all a lot easier though but since I have not raided with these folks or in 25’s it was hard for me to really know since they are all very good to begin with. We one shot Heroic Domo and Normal Rags and the Raid leader sounded pretty happy with that considering a bunch of new raiders in the raid.
I didn’t die to anything stupid and managed not to wipe the raid so hopefully I get to see some more action this evening, will update as my new adventure as a Horde player unfolds.
On that note, just an FYI…. If you transfer to Horde you have to go and get your portals to Vash and Twilight Highlands again…. was kinda a pain in the arse.
I pulled the trigger…
4 Teh HORDE!
My application to Requiem on Drenden was accepted I have Faction changed to take advantage of the opportunity. At $30.00 this choice is not for the faint of heart and there was some inventory adjustments and what not I had to make with my alts to try and limit the in game gold impact this is going to have on my character/s. I am leaving behind 3 other level 85 toons and my budding rogue that has maxed LW so I am definately going to spending a little more than usual in the future.
Just to let everyone know I was driven to move for 2 reasons.
1. I want to keep raiding. I want to keep raiding with the same guild and I believe Requiem will be around a while.
2. I want to raid after 10PM EST. My youngest child is asleep by 9:30PM and typically so is my wife and daughter. This will leaving me just to contend with our new kitten and she has a very small agro radius.
For now, as I said all my other toons are still Alliance in With Feeling. At $30.00 per character to Faction change I will decide later who makes the move with me down the line and who stays Alliance to play with old friends.
So far I am loving being a big cow! I have never liked the scale of the Night Elf especially on mounts. I struggled with going Troll, because of the nice little DPS perk in the Berserk racial, but I just couldn’t do it. I don’t really want to be a bat, I don’t like the dance, and I just don’t dig any of the Troll lore, especially as a Druid. If a 10 second buff to attack speed every 3 minutes makes or breaks me or a raid I need to just pack it up now.
I look forward to my actual invite to Requiem (no officers on atm) and check back for a new page redesign for my site that better reflects my new alignment.
P.S. I am bummed I lost a bunch of achievement points somewhere in the conversion but whatcha going to do… T.T
Sorry so long since last post.
Since last I posted…
- Ragnaros is down!
- Completed all new Firelands dailies and received my new mount in the mail.
- Blizz nerfed Unheeded Warning. I would be a lot less upset by this had I not given up Essence of the Cyclone to a fellow raider. So now I am rocking Ricket’s Magnetic Fireball.
- I have now killed Majordomo 4 times, still no staff.
- I am running 2T11 and 2T12. Supposedly this is the thing to do until 4T12
- I purchased Ranseur of Hatred.
It seems like the Summer Blues continue to prevail. I switched guilds because my 10 man team from our new startup from the remnants of Aetherial Circle (With Feeling) stopped raiding. I started running with another 10 man in the guild but they wanted to move to a guild with more activity, raiders, and people running rated BG’s. I have since moved my main to Envy with Team Synergy and we have been pretty successful thus far, especially with the attendance problems summer brings and me fail tanking most nights.
I am pretty hard on myself when bearing it up but I don’t feel that tanking has gotten natural yet. I have tanked every fight in Firelands so I do plan to do a tips and tricks post for both Feral Cats and Bears very soon.
I am pretty ticked that the final fight of the tier is so Kitty unfriendly. They either need to stop designing fights where it is impossible or near impossible to attack from behind or change the positional requirements of shred. Having to waste time finding the sweet spot on Majordomo in scorpion form is downright frustrating as well.
A guild mate asked and I thought I would post it up.
Here is a shot of my bars…
Now to explain my personal rotation. (Note I say my personal because I don’t employ the use of talents in order to bother with Ravage)
I typically open with a Faerie Fire when running in. I then Mangle, Rake, Shred, pop this Macro (/cast Lifeblood
/cast Tiger’s Fury)(Lifeblood is only available to herbalist), pop Berserk, shred (get to 5 combo points as fast as possible) and Rip. I try to get a rip and rake up as fast as possible. With the next CP (combo point) I get up a Savage Roar. From there on out I just try to maintain a rip and rake bleed on my target and keep up Faerie Fire, Mangle, and Savage Roar and use Tigers Fury and Berserk on CD. All the while I stay behind and shred or mangle if I am stuck in front. At 25% or less health use Ferocious Bite to keep up Rip.
For my bars 6-0 are my bread and butter (rake, SR, shred, mangle, rip) 2 is Skull Bash and is hot keyed to a mouse button for quick delivery when an interrupt is needed.
Right above 7-0 are other important actions (faerie fire, ferocious Bite, my macro for Lifeblood/Tigers Fury, and berserk) I hit all these with mouse clicks.
In the upper right hand side of my 3 bar setup are some defensive cool downs, most importantly Survival Instincts and Barkskin. Ignore the tank trinket, and next to that is Stampeding Roar (Handy on Rags for when people need to run.)
The rest is all just hodge podge stuff I might need like Cower, Etc… The only other real important one is out by itself all the way in the upper left hand corner… Rebirth.
This is basically what you will be using/doing starting out as a feral druid in Kitty form.
So… I am allowed to say the following…
- There is a beta test going on for Star Wars The Old Republic.
- I am part of the beta test.
I suppose I can also say…
I am playing Wow still, doing my new dailies, raiding 3 nights a week (5 of 7 now in Firelands)… having a lot of fun.
When I am not playing wow, I am beta testing.
Now some general thoughts and realizations…
- I can’t play 2 MMO’s with the depth of WOW, as it is I don’t experience a better part of WOW as I don’t have time for PvP at all. In essence, I am assuming at some point I will be making a choice.
- I have been playing WOW for the better part of 5 years now. This has 2 sides. I am deeply invested in my character (having a blog should say enough) but the other side is that… well… I have been playing the same game for 5 years.
Do I know what my gaming future holds? Currently I am not certain.
IMHO, there are going to be millions that feel the same way.
Jedi of the Moon? I suppose it is possible, I guess it might depend on what the masses do.
P.S. Anyone else in the beta, feel free to whisper me… Jacemora lives in another dimension.