All kinds of stuff
I haven’t posted as much recently as I would have liked, but there are reasons. There are all kinds of titles and partially written posts floating around my draft sections but somehow none seemed to write properly, so I just haven’t finished them, rather than turn out something half-arsed.
Also, I have been very busy recently with one thing or another and just not had a lot of time for writing. So this is more of a little summary post of a few things that maybe are not enough for a full post all to themselves.
As my followers on twitter (@restoisepic) will probably have noticed I have a new avatar. This is an amazing picture of Kat drawn by the talented Vidyala at Manalicious. Below is a bigger version so its easier to see.
I love this piece and thinks it’s great, so I may have to treat myself to some more of Vid’s artwork for other parts of my blog in the future.
A bit more progress in Firelands
After a few weeks of terrible raiding (people on holiday etc), we finally managed to get back into Firelands properly and go poke Baleroc. As seems to be our way, on the first full evening on a boss we downed him. Overall the fight was actually relatively easy, especially due to one thing – a spriest/resto druid combo.
We ran with a 1/2/7 setup for tanks/heals/dps. Once the tank had pulled and got some good aggro, we popped hero and started to nuke. The shadow priest, Reyni, took the first shard and stayed on it until 25 stacks, however the trick is that at 19 stacks she popped dispersion. At the same time I went tree and spammed a good amount of insta-regrowths and superfast nourishes. This got me up to 60+ stacks of Vital Spark. Once hero and tree form expired and our 2nd dps took over from Reyni we just burnt him down with no trouble. Healing wise, I stayed on the tank for the rest of the fight as our second healer couldn’t gather more sparks than Kat had.
All in all, a pretty easy fight. We then went and poked Staghelm and found it was pretty much the same. We kept the same 1/2/7 setup and soaked 7 cleaves from scorpion before switching to cat. At first we tried 6 leaps, but found it easier with only 5. We were going really well and had him to 21%, and probably would have downed him on the last attempt except for a small mistake on my part – I was calling the switches and was concentrating on readying to move out with searing seeds to force a change to kitty and I missed the call so we had too much cleave damage. Next time though he is going down! 😀
Mists of Pandaria
I had so many different things and ideas I was going to write, then I read other blogs and it seemed like it would just be rehashing what other people had already written. With that in mind I thought I would simply summarise my thoughts on MoP thusly: I am really looking forward to the expansion and think that overall it will be very good fun. Though I am concerned about the direction the talents are going, the new class and continent look awesome and I can’t wait to try it out on the beta (yh I bought the Annual Pass).
Well, that’s all for now, will ahve to try and finished off some more of these other posts that I have half written, as well as the next part of the story.