Finding out the Hard way

2 06 2010

Have you ever had something itching in the back of your mind? “Why in the HELL is my dps so low?” happened to be mine.

I researched.. I found out new blogs that maybe would help me out. All I found was misleading. I should have had known better!

I found out my Rotation was wrong, my glyphs wear wrong, and my main hand was wrong, and you know if I DPS better with an addon helpin’ me out.. I’m gonna stick with it and try not to be bad ass. ‘Cause I’m far from bad ass.

I had been running around for maybe the last few months with Abomination Knuckles in my main hand. Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s a very nice fist weapon. Stats are just inline with that of what an Ehance Sham needs. (still wonder why it’s 1 weapon and it’s name is plural). However, I had  Frost Giant’s Cleaver sitting in my bank. I actualy replaced this with the Abom Knuckles. Thinking the stats where better suited for me, completely looking over one tiny but big factor.

Weapon damage is probaly one of the biggest things for ehancement shaman. Regardless of the stats. Why?

  • Increases general white damage (witch is Number one damage out putter for Ehance Shams)
  • Increases Windfury proc damage. That’s a number 2 or 3 on the list.
  • Increases Mana Gain from Shamanistic rage.

I mean… those are a few of the most important factors of the spec, and I was a Nublit. I’m too ashamed to post numbers here…  but I went from 10k easy to 8… just to give you an idea.

Another thing I had been doing wrong was running around with Windfury Glyph, i had originally had flame shock glyph. With the DPS loss from having the Abom Knuckles in my main hand. I thought maybe something had changed. So this is what I researched. Everyone (but mmo-champion and EJ) said Windufry Gyph was better. How wrong I was to fallow. It was better way back when (Ulduar/Naxx days) and I knew that. /facepalm

With that done, I dropped flame shock from my rotation, and dropped Shock and Awe as well. Witch in the end left me to, Forgot magma totems, flame novas, Shields, and screwing up my rotations big time.

I guess, it all leads to a domino effect. from now on I think I’ll be more careful and less head over heels for upgrades, I’ve learned my lesson.





RANT ALERT

26 11 2009

Sorry for the lack of interesting titles, but I really just can’t come up with an interesting one for what I have been doing since last post.

Lets start with the fact I got Sero to Northrend! Yay go me… and so I have spend countless hours looking up what to do with her next. I have to say that Shadow Priest and Lock have been probably the easiest to level classes, it’s almost boring.

Dot Dot Drain…Drain… Life tap.. start again. but well it’s fast and I’m showing a bit of interest in the class it’s self. I hope it get’s a bit more interesting when I actually have to worry about DPS.

I herd that affliction is the highest dps, but ranked one of the hardest spec/classes to play. I guess I’ll just have to check it out a bit more to come to a conclusion.

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Dailies, a love hate relationship

13 10 2009

Dailies Now that I have plenty of time on my hand with my recent departure from my ex-guild. I have been bored out of my mind! I have been left doing:

  • Dailies
  • Alt Leveling
  • Working on Off Set
  • Rep grinds
  • Professions
  • Achievements
  • and much more

I will admit. I have been making quite a good number of gold since I no longer have to pay the 100g repair bill (on a good day).  But who actually thinks doing those kinda things “fun”.  It’s kinda masochistic. I will be honest here, it really isn’t that much difference to do your dailies every day then to raid. Only thing that makes one better than the other is [Epics].

So how dose one manage to get these things done with out pulling their hair out?

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3.2 and We’z Back?

4 08 2009

Sorry for the silence around here, but we have been hella busy again.. that has been really keeping me from playing wow in general. For the large part, Ak and I wanted to prove to our selves that we were not addicted. Witch I’ll be honest, I never thought was the case. I just don’t have any thing better to do then to speed level up 21 alts…

Will we return to raiding? Probably not with our current guild.  With this new change to our lives. We pretty much have like 7 to 10pm to play.. well at least Ak dose. Being the loving wife I am, I go to bed with him. My current guild raids from 7:30 to about 12 or so. That just doesn’t work. Will I miss it? Hell yes! Specially with the Colosseum coming out. I think I’m just going to sit back and mess around with my Lock and Rogue for a while. Regardless of a lot of drama that has happened since my departure. I really don’t think I’m going to be leaving the guild, even though a lot of the people that did leave I became vary attached too. It’s kinda funny how All of the reasons I stay with this guild just ends up leaving eventually anyway. I will just step back for a while. If they decide to kick me, that’s fine with me. I know there is vary little shaman’s left in my guild.. but there was one person who could take my spot. He’s young and has more free time around those hours then I do. Read the rest of this entry »





Shaman’s Double Edged Sword

9 06 2009

rmun7lWhat?! Shaman’s are going to get swords?! oh hell no.. besides most swords are not meant for shaman’s use. I wanna see titan’s grip before we can use swords.

There is something related to weapons that is in fact a “double edged sword” used in a figure of speech kinda terms. It’s called weapon speed.

To clarify this in a bit more technical terms.

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Achievements, Hard Modes, and Progression Part 1

23 05 2009

NoLoot4u

In this set of articles I am going to explain what I feel has changed and what can still be changed, and how I think it can be done.  Also addressingg some of the QQ I have herd around the intarwebz.

In this article I’m going to talk about the ‘ Raiding spectrum’. How raiding has changed. What hard modes and achievements have done to/for raiding.

Is every one happy? No, but I see more and more people complaining about one side of the story. One small bit inside of an encounter. A Raid instance is so complex is almost not even funny and it seems from the past 4-some years they are continuing to get far more complicated. There really is no single way to do things and there are no “tank ‘n spank”, only in one aspect.

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Vel VS. PTR 3.1 Part 1 Shaman Changes

5 03 2009

~ For those of you who saw this on the RSS Feed and on the Site before this updated on was Publish I appologize for it becuase I accsadently hit the Publish Button when my bother in law came home and I had to switch computers. SORRY!

So Yea I have Finlay decided to hit the PTR. Normally I try to avoid it since I don’t like to get exited about something before it’s release.  How ever there was so much hype about it I had to dig my fingers and beat up a few Target Dummies to see the changes it would do to my shaman. I love to theory craft so I figured it would be a fun experience as long as I stay away from Ulduar.

Ill Brake this bost since its a Loooong one.

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