Friday, July 31, 2009

Hoting and You

Well its back to the swing of things and the joyous return of myself to raiding. I was happy to be getting back on Fenrous healing. Apparently they were also happy to see me return, they saved me a healing spot on the Ulduar 10 runs. So we downed some bosses on Hard Mode, followed by wiping all of the Keepers out of the Raid lockout this period. So, as I was enjoying two nights in a row of steller performance rocking healing, I got to see a whole bunch of content that previously was unexplorered. A whole lot of it was stand here, move there, heal while running, yadda yadda yadda, then last night we hit GENERAL VEZAX.

So, now I am trying to figure out a healing strategy that will work for my play style that doesnt involve me going insane from the lack of mana regen.

So, my brainstorms include going OLD SCHOOL on the raid and saving mana by reducing the healing spells down to just Nourish and Rejuvenation, and breaking out the bandages for the ranged DPS, just like we use to down in Zul Grub as scrubs. So I am reviewing videos and thinking that having 80+ bandages that I still carry around with me is going to be an interesting report since I NEVER use them on my Druid. Sure on my Mage, my Rogue, hell even occasionally my Priest. I have been unfortunate enough not to be able to pick up a second Tier 8 piece for the two (2) peice bonus; however, I do have enough hit to be hit capped on my Moonkin Spec gear now. WOOT, and I also crossed over 4400 achievement points putting my Horde Mage below Fenrous in achievements now.

So come on Sunday so we can down Vezax and Yogg, time for me to go watch some YouTube videos of people killing these bosses.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Real Life

Well unfortunately, real life has a way of opening up a rain cloud of nails onto you sometimes. I havent gotten to play much as my dad was recently (7/20/09) taken to the hospital after suffering a stroke on Sunday night. I am not sure at the moment how this is going to affect me; but I am hoping that it gives me a chance to blog some to distract me from the harshness of reality.

It seems wierd to me as it is always me laying in the hospital bed and my dad coming to take care of me. Well it would appear not this time. While I pray he is going to be okay, doubt claws at the back of my mind. How I wish there was a rejevenation spell or a rebirth that could be so easily cast to fix the problem. Ah well, well I enjoy the non-existant cast timer. maybe some fruits will be seen.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Well, I have been raiding and watching my progress very closely. I have found that I am very statisfied with my healing and progression. Sometimes not to happy with the groups I end up in but never the less, pretty satisfied.

I have been updating my healing spreadsheet and crossed over the average Item level of 223. With all this gear, its time to go play some more. I am one shard away from my Black War Mammoth and about 16 Emblems away from my Ice Mammoth.

As I approach my Achievements points on my mage, I can't help but feel loss for the time spent playing away from Fenrous.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Status Updates

Well, it seems that over this past holiday weekend, I got a lot accomplished. I ran Heroics till I dropped. Some good groups, some bad groups, one group resulting in a resounding harrassment across several characters.

So, I have two thoughts today: First, does your healing change from Raid 10 to Raid 25 mans? and Secondly, what do you do for cases of cross-toon harrassment?

On the first point, I know my healing strategies do not change from Raid 10 to Raid 25 or Heroic / Dungeons. It just seems that I do MORE raid / party healing as the the numbers decrease. I know I am WAY over geared for Heroics. My heal rate is hovering around 1500 HTPS, simply because the tanks rarely take more than 5% damage. I even going so far to go into all melee Heroic groups. Here is the sample from a recent Uldar 10. Nourish is most used, we were taking heavy tank damage, followed by the expected distribution of spells.

On the second point, I am truely disappointed by bad sportsmanship. Like people telling me to STFU when we are trying to get Heroic Achievements and they cant be bothered to read the achievement text. Of course, I hearthed out before the boss fight amongst an assailment of "your dps sucks" comments, which landed that idiot on my ignore / report as spam rotation. Then as if that isnt enough, he logs onto another Toon to continue the verbal assault, because apparently everyone else dropped out of the group once the HEALER left. Yes, I can be a prick, but I dont have to play with you. SO ENFERISM / ENFER, enjoy explaining yourself and your 72 hour harrassment ban, you earned it buddy. So I am wondering how other people deal with foul mouthed insulting pea brain idiots in World fo Warcraft?