Having fun in Cata… and a few tips…

Ding 85!… Like last week.

Sorry for the lack of updates but I have been playing with what time I have between work, family, and working out/running. I am working on getting fit for the next summer so I can surf a little more than this last year…. on that note, Ding 40! I turned 40 this year… and I want to get back into pre 30′s shape.

Anyhow, Cata is proving to be a lot of fun thus far. The 5 man instances, quests, cut scenes, etc. are all really cool. I will try and post kitty pro tips specifically about Heroic boss fights soon but I can give some general tips I have been using to help reduce the amount of wipes… Heroics have been pretty challenging but far from impossible wipefest when playing in guild with some skilled players. We have had a wipe or 2… or a couple more… figuring out mechanics since we did read any strategy prior… trust me when I say it is more entertaining that way.

On to some tips while I am flying to my next Archeology point…

  • CC is your friend, get the Glyph of Entangling Roots… you will be happy you did. Use focus and Keybinding to make sure your mob stays put.
  • Spec for Hybrid in 1 Spec. Don’t take Pulverize, Perseverance, Stampede, Predatory Strikes, Brutal Impact, or Nurturing Instinct. This spec is perfect for Kitty DPS with the fail safe in a tank death and you can use your 2nd spec for Boom, Heal, or full on bear. This is perfect but might change when raiding starts.
  • Do Hyjal… go back to Vash after 85.
  • Check Quartermasters for gear and build rep through tabards and dailies. It is the fastest way to get geared up for Heroics.
  • Be patient. Explain instance fights to new people. Take your time.
  • Reforge Crit/Haste to mastery. Reforge Hit/Expertise to Mastery once you have enough.
  • Use Mongoose on your weapon until you get a really good one, then go with the new agility enchant.
  • Make sure you Quest deep into Twilight Highlands and get this staff… Staff of Draconic Pacification. The CoC (New Ring of Blood) is only good for your caster or healing spec.
  • Be careful with buying gems, your Meta will require more blue than red… which makes gemming tricky… think it out first.
  • Try not to pug heroics… seriously, join a guild.

That’s all for now, I will try to get strategy up for each Heroic as time allows… maybe one instance a day.

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