17 09 2009

Hello interwebz! I was working on some elaborate post but I took a brake to mess around with my new UI. I came along a post on WoWI. I wont link to the post.. since its pretty obvious and I found it on the front page, but I don’t wanna give any one at WoWI any greeph.. Besides.. I think they handled it quite nicely. So we will call the poster.. DephKnight and I’m at loss for words on his final paragraph:

“PLEASEEEEEE !! Someone do this, so sick of spamming several buttons and making decicions while in combat at the same time as I am supposed to read raid chat and answer and keeping track of healt/RP and what the boss does and what others do … As you can see it is an mission impossible for a human
to play a game that needs that much attention ..” – Def Knite

Like many other people at WoWI, I thought he was joking. In the post he was asking for a UI to act like a Bot. To basically do his rotation as a human would, while he did every thing else. It’s a shocking state to see this since well.. I do all those things with one hand behind my back and a sandwich in my mouth, while watching tv. Okay maybe not the Watching tv thing.. I tend to zone out when I do that. One replier did state it perfectly we will call him LeetMage

“I suggest turning off the TV shows. Stop trying to play your gaming console at the same time and just focus on your raid/group” – 1337|V|463

Thanks leet mage.. You rock!

MearaSigP.S. Can’t wait till I can play!!!!


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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Vel Vrs PTR Part 2 Argent Tournament

18 03 2009

Considering we have hit a big snag in both Ak and I playing on the PTR. This will take a bit to release. Damn Vista!

I wanted to head out to Ulduar but since I don’t have my guild there to test, I feel that my presence up there would be rather… Pointless. So I’ll let them test in peace. MMo Champs Videos are enough to give me a heads up on what will go on in there. I really don’t think I’ll be hitting that place up when it comes out any way.. I refuse to go unless I feel my guild is ready, and we all know I’m not in Premonition.

However, I am and Ak is going to continue (Once Vista agrees with Ak again) to work with the Argent Tournament. I didn’t want too much of a spoiler. I just wanna see the difficulty of the Dailies, and what I can get from the Quartermasters. I’ll also have to check out the priest changes. I know we are not going to get our AOE Shield witch made me shed a tear. Divine Hymm is going in and out like a good nights fun. However it was a bit of a useless spell. I couldn’t ever see myself using it.

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Chronicles of a Dying Guild 01

14 03 2009

1156959_23046151Warning: This post may contain some drama topics, furthermore, if you don’t like the “my guild” kind of posts, please turn back and skip this post.


I was sitting here reading one of Meara’s drafts, checking spelling as I am supposed to do, and I thought of something interesting to do (interesting for me anyway).

For a while now, the guild we both are in – from now on referred to as The Crown – has been going in an apparent spiral down to oblivion. And I think to myself: “If it does happen, and the guild ends up falling under its own weight, it’d be the 3rd 4th time I’ve witnessed such a thing first hand, why?”. So I think it’d be interesting to “record” the downfall of such events.

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The hardships of a Enchance shaman

3 03 2009

There are many hardships that I have seen as an Enchance shaman from the short few months I have been playing. Many people will probably disagree with me, but hear me out. I feel there is nothing wrong with the spec it’s self. Maybe a few things that can be changed but over all if worked at hard and well, can a Enhance shaman really shine.

Besides looked apon like a back up healer. Please people out there who don’t play Enhance Shamans please understand this. With out heavy healing gear could a Enhance shaman really have the edge needed to do some things that a normal healer can put out. Here’s why:

  1. Our mana reagen is based of melee attacks, Hence Shamanistic Rage. With this attacking shamans pretty much never run out of mana. It’s our main sours of mana, other then that it’s replenishments from other classes, like paladins Judgment of Wisdom. Yes, Water Shield dose help, but remember it is only 100MP5. You would think that’s a lot, but most of our stat based mana reagen comes from our Intellect, since we don’t have a need for spirit, or getting MP5 from the Attack Power gear we are wearing. Nor are we speced in to it, a true enhancement shaman is speced in to Imp. Shield. Witch only increases the amount givin by orbs, rather then the bace return.
  2. Our cast times are much longer then a Resto Shamans. Since well we aren’t speced in to any “Resto” talents. My opinion is that going elemental will up an Enhancement shamans DPS by far.
  3. Spell power is vary low. We get it maybe from people like me who still have a Spell damage trinket  because we keep loosing our rolls on the Grim Toll and the Sphere of the Red Dragon’s Blood and from our Attack power. It never gets more then maybe 700 though versus 2000 like a full fledged healers are packing.

Of cruse a Enhance Shaman with a Decent healing set could pull the job off and well. I for instance don’t carry my healing set with me since it’s a collection of level 70 epic elemental stuff and a few blues I’ve picked up along the way. I’m not really going out of my way to get a healing set. Since I have no want to heal as my shaman. Other people need to understand that not only do some people enjoy to play the class, they enjoy to play the spec. Enough said :).

One other hard ships the shaman face in this day-in-age. Is gear, there is plenty of hunter gear for us to roll on and rub in the hunters face, or getting that shiny fist weapon that we then flaunt in the rouges. The main reason why Hunter gear really isn’t “optimized” for both parties is one simple key. EXPERTISE. Hunter’s who get stuff with expertise is either 1. A little confused 2. can’t find any thing better, and 3. huntarded. really the only place i get expertise from is Rings Sets and Necks. Maybe there’s a bit on a weapon or so, but hitting Expertise capped for Shamans is a bit on the hard side with out being all “best in slots”. I have this Ruthlessness for instance. I felt bad taking it out from under the Paladins and Warriors (even though I didn’t even roll or say any thing and got it) but they’re rolling on any thing with AP these days. Want me to stay away from your STR? Stay away from my Agi! It was one of the only rings I have seen yet that has Expertise on it. Actually there is only the Hemorrhaging Circle that has Expertise on it and agi. Sigh!

I’m starting to think that maybe they need to change Spirit weapons to not Incresase my parry but increase my Expertise instead… What Enhancement shaman is tanking this day-an-age? I guess we will just have to wait for that blue post from Ghost Crawler that says

Spirit Weapons Was:

Gives a chance to parry enemy melee attacks and reduces the threat generated by your melee attacks by 30%.

Now Is:

Increases the shamans Expertise rating by 6 and reduces the threat generated by your melee attacks by 30%.

Hehe I would worship him for that kinda message. So I guess I’ll just pray for that day along with “Spirit Wolves (Feral Spirit) DPS will now scale with the Shamans Attack Power, How ever Healing effect will not change“.  I can dream can’t I?

[Nine and a Half Storms] Talents

24 10 2008

Nine and a Half Storms Elemental Shaman talk, this time about Talents.

With all these talent changes I really wanted to share with you a few of my thoughts on the Elementalist (Elemental Shaman) aspect of these changes.  Witch I know this is a messy topic. Spechaly with all the changes. So I will try not to QQ as much as possibal, becuase it’s all about the pewpew.  I’m just hopfully going to get a bit of debate here. 😛

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Weapon Damage?

26 09 2008

I have gone back to leveling a Ally pally. Before, I just did what I was told, and kept my same way at looking at upgrades. I Have always been a caster unless it was just leveling. I always looked at Stats > Weapon Damage. Now here’s the question I’m going to, I guess, answer for myself.  If I’m completely off please go ahead and correct me.

So which of all the categories does the most damage in the long run? I have always heard two handed maces, or pole arms. I have always thought daggers where on the bottom of this damage list. To do this analysis I will make sure to separate “Caster” from Tank and DPS weapons. Actually I won’t even include caster weapons in this simply because caster weapons are used for stats only really, including wands and throwing.

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