So, I didn’t get in to the Beta.

14 08 2010

I found myself, like many people, waiting and staring at their e-mail accounts waiting for that “Cataclysm Invitation” letter, but of course all I got was spam mail. However, I have come to a point now that I really don’t care. I get frustrated by bugs and poor mechanic structure anyway. And there’s nothing like falling in love with something and then having it change on you.  So, I’d rather just read.

I have come to the final decision that I’m going back Badger Bear/ Oomkin Boomkin for cataclysm. Yea, I have been getting back in the swing lately, but have been ran into by being sick or in pain, or throwing myself back into that disappointment that I faced back in TBC. But as you probably have figured so far, I always find my way back to the Druid, some how. I guess my hindsight is too good. Memories of Dancing as a Boomkin in UBRS, I haven’t seen happier times since.

I have come to the conclusion I will do it as long as I try and trick myself into playing something else. We should play what we enjoy and what we are good at. If both fall into the same class, more reason to stay. To all those who told me “Bear tanks suck! Warriors and Paladins (now DKs) are better!” or “You should do something else Like Healing!” go fudge yourselves. The Happy Badger is here to stay!

Ak did make sure that I researched all my options. I’d have to say I’m not exactly pleased with the Bear changes but not discouraged either.

Talents look awesome besides Pulverize. There would have to be a few conditions to meet before it would be viable. Reason is Lacerate (Dot) at 5 stacks is a vary nice consistent threat generator.  To remove this, it would have to give you enough threat to counter the time rebuilding the Lacerate stack. (Lacerate Applying produces less TPS than that of Lacerate Dot). To me, this could be a really good Devastate ability for Bear tanks.  Applying Lacerate, you can continue using lacerate ability in your rotation, but use Pulverize in the form of a reapplying effect with extra threat and damage.

Wonder if I made sense saying it that way. I’m saying, still have us stack lacerates the old fashion way, but after we reached 5 stacks, we use “Pulverize” which instead of consuming the lacerate stack, reapplies the effect as if we smacked them with an insta-5 lacerates. Pulverize would only refresh, not add to the stack. Ugh, I’m probably sounding off.

I heard thru the grapevine that Tanks will be doing less damage in cataclysm which forces tanks to fight for threat. I agree with this, taking Less damage and holding agro should be the only 2 concerns of a tank (besides NOT standing in fire).

They also said that they wanna get away from the “Mashing buttons” problems of tanking currently. Honestly, I feel the only time I “mash buttons” is when I’m AoE tanking. Yep! Swipe + Maul(Glyphed) and maybe a Zerk + Mangle combo or all together. But single target tanking for the Bear to me is not per-say in any way Mashing. Having 6 abilities or Spells in your rotation isn’t really mashing, You still have to go threw a sequence of events to produce  a good amount of threat. But if they want to go down the route of adding more spells to our arsenal, have ’em Add to it, not take away!

How would this take away you ask? Many people along the grapevine have said this would be the rotation if Pulverize would be viable. Mangle + Faerie Fire (Feral) + Lacerate(to 5) (throwing in Mangle and FFF when off cooldown) + Pulverize. Rinse and Repeat. That’s less of a rotation that we currently have for single target tanking. It’s more “mashing” prone, and to be honest, boring.

I’ll stop complaining about this, It could change! Right?

Another ability that I was very excited to see was called Skull Bash. It wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for, but I guess we are moving in the right direction. Reading what it says, it seems like the they changed the old Feral Charge. And Split it in two spells. Yep, the the new Feral Charge will not longer interrupt the target.

I was hoping for a ranged Silencing ability like the rest of the tanks. It’s kind of annoying to be in UP. Pulling those groups before the last boss, you pull with FFF and duck around the corner, and watch the DPS run past you into the room with the mobs. Complete /faceplam.

It doesn’t hurt me in the way is I love my Feral Charge! To the point I use it In combat and just for kicks. (charging after being punted back, mid air, makes me a happy badger… really! Ask Ak!) It has set me on a coarse that says only good tanking classes have it! Yes, pig headed of  me to say something like that but well, what I say in my mind is fine. AND! I tank along side Ak quite a bit (he’s an awsome tank regardless of the class he plays so far he’s done Warrior, DK, Paladin, and dipped in to the Badger world just a bit) and his main tank is a paladin! The girliest of ALL tanking classes! (YEA! you herd me!)

Even though, there’s a lot of things on our Christmas wish list. I’m hoping at least a few will be answered some day. Until then, we will just have to continue to be as resourceful as we have always been.

Until next time!

PS: Besides being a Enhance Shaman or Priest just doesn’t tickle me enough to write about. 🙂


Patch Day Blues

8 12 2009

Gotta Love when new features are released you can’t use them… Specialty the ones your the most exited about.

Achievements, Hard Modes, and Progression Part 1

23 05 2009


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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Ulduar and Monkeys

4 05 2009

Ah what a busy time. I know I haven’t posted in a while but I want to let you all know I’m working on a few new ideas. One may or may not happen, and one will.

I would like to keep these idea’s to my self a bit more as a brain storm them and put them in to the works. As I am still rather shy.

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3.1 and the Epic Fail

17 04 2009


Now, I’m not the only one out there with this problem. If your cashing on Emalon please check out this post.

Other then crashing in VOA every time I targeted Emalon, I increased my dps by…..500? almost 3k on target dummy with no hero, yay! Read the rest of this entry »


8 04 2009

sick-catjpg Ah that funny feeling in the back of your nose, turning the hoes on.. I love it…not.

So I don’t even want to log on today…  but the addiction is stronger then the ickyness.

Around the Intardwebs

7 04 2009

Meara’s Randomness and lack of will to finish posts brings stuff she just felt like typing about… *cough* cause she’s lazy like that!

I know many of these have been out for a while now. I have been looking around the intarwebs for some interesting reads, and have come crossed a a few good ones I would like to point out to every one.

  1. Foofy’s Cupcake Factory
    • This one I watched all of her Moonkin raiding 101. It how ever really saddened me, since I left my Oomkin a while ago for the priest. However, it still feeds the feathery fattiness inside to see that they have come along way since I was a oomkin, Oomkin to Doomkin. I think that her videos are vary informative, they are not for total nubs, but for those people who are starting to get up there rather late in the game. Even though I had no clue of what Solar and Lunar rotations were, she explains them nicely, and I find video to be better then text any way, regardless of mic malfunctions. It’s also inspired me to do a little 101 shaman stuff. I think I have fallin’ in love with the Foofy. She makes hoovs look good. For some odd reason, I keep wanting to call it Foofy’s Fooffcake factory… donno why…*shrug*
  2. No Stock UI
    • I’m sure people have already herd about this one, since well it was done by *°*Matticus*°*. I do think it was something that was needed to be done. Damn you Matticus! You beat me to it! ❤ ya any way! This blog is new, (started March 30th, well was the first post) it has great potential to be a ‘go-to’ site for addon info and reviews. I bet if I had better spelling and grammar I could help out *puffs out chest in proud manly fashion* yeah right... I can’t wait to see what they say about full addon packs, and should I still release my UI building posts…? The site is great, looks great, and has good authors behind it (even though I’m not much of one for BIG headers). I will wait to see it blossom.

Other then that, I have been wondering why a few of my RSS feeds haven’t been updating. Might be because BBB changed his RSS feed… with out letting me know!

Heh, yea right Meara, B*3 isn’t going to let you know…your hogging up space for all the bear’s out there, we all know you wanted be Doomkin!

…shut up self…Wow, did I just do that…?

Nut job!

Shut up announcer text things!

… I think I need to slow down more when I type…NAH!!

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