There are altaholics.... and then there's the rest of us. A Druid blog for the player that never wants to have to roll another character again. A Bear/Tree/Cat blog dedicated to being able to queue for all three roles in the Dungeon Finder.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

On that was not such a good idea after all:

Glyph of Rapid Rejuvenation.

Oh, such a good idea in theory.

Such a terrible idea in practice.

In the post T9 level of itemization, you really do have to get back down to the 1-second GCD haste cap once again. There is no longer any ability to hover just above in order to take advantage of Rejuv crits.

But now that I'm back down at the haste cap again.... Rejuvenation now only lasts a paltry 10 seconds. BARELY enough time to blanket a 5-man and still be able to cast Regrowth on the tank and Wild Growth everyone.

So back to Nourish it is, for me.


Friday, June 18, 2010

On Dun-dah-dun-tah~ *dons fedora*:

Okay, so I don't own a Fedora. But I do own a flat cap! ....which would make me Shia Leboufoufoufoufouf. Goddamnit. And I would have chosen something more.... well, Heroic, but Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Captain America don't quite exactly have theme music. (Okay, Iron Man did, but I! AM! IRON MAN! over and over isn't my idea of "heroic".)

No, I didn't take down the Lich King Heroic. Hell, we're still sorting out how best to do Phase 1 and manage the adds properly. But we did take down Sindragosa. So let me set the stage here. Co-tank-I-love-to-bits (Hereafter, I shall refer to as "Fox".) and I have gotten our Frost Resist gear all assembled. I actually have gone a little overkill, and am allegedly over the resist cap once one of our other paladins puts up Frost Resistance Aura. First three times, we wipe, getting back into the groove of things after having had Stuff come up for people the previous two weeks. (I should note: We completely trashed all 10 other bosses the night before.) The usual was happening. Extra people getting caught in ice tombs, extra people getting caught in ice tombs, people not watching the stacks of either the melee or the spell debuff, extra people getting caught in ice tombs, and killing the tombs too fast for stacks of Mystic Buffet to wear off. Oh, and extra people getting caught in ice tombs.

So fourth try rolls around, and we transition into phase 3... and Fox disconnects from WoW. She's still on Vent, so she tells me that I need to get my fuzzy but into place and hold Sindy until she can get back in.

Well, I did it. I started blowing everything I had, both offensive and defensive, in a last chance bid to hold the line until Fox got back. And I did it, too. And we succeeded. But just to give you an idea as to what I was up against (And click to embiggen):

Yes, several of us did faceplant, but we *did* do it. And 23 stacks! I don't think you're ever supposed to *get* that many stacks! I think you're supposed to die before you even get that far!

Point is, we rule, Sindy drools, and then we all stripped off our gear, started the Lich King fight, and punched him in the face a few times. TOTALLY WORTH IT.

Next week!: We begin to bash our heads against The Lich King for four weeks! Just like Blood Princes all over again!


P.S.: Here's an extra screenshot. Do observe the bottom-left-hand corner.:

Monday, June 14, 2010

On that ONE guy in the guild:

I think the image says it all.  No respect! I get no respect!


Saturday, June 12, 2010


When he is Raid Leader, he does not merely lead raids. He leads them on Broadway song and dance numbers, with loot.

He mines Primordial Saronite.

He escaped from Alcaz Island using nothing but a Sprung Whirlygig, a Minor Mana Potion, and an Ensidia Guild Tabard. But he always comes back to play poker with the guards every other Thursday.

/gkicking him always backfires.

He has read all of A Steamy Romance Novel: Northern Exposure, and its sequels.

There is only one druid that he cannot tame: Himself. Although if he tried, he probably could.

He is: The Most Interesting Tauren in the World.

"I don't always drink beer. But when I do, I prefer Dos Ogris."

"Stay thirsty, my friends."

(I blame Ratters and DB.)

On the other hand, I smell a machinima project...


Friday, June 4, 2010

On downtime:

Slooooooow week out here in BTC-land.

With all the trying to 8-man the Jarraxus for the raid weekly, ('FLESH TROMBONE!' Now you won't be able to hear it otherwise. You're welcome.) the regular main tank having prior engagements both this week and the next, and out usually top-DPS DK having to switch to the Tankadin alt to fill in instead, we did not get to the Frost quarter... shame, too, because I really was looking forward to taking down Sindragosa. Hopefully, next week things will be ironed out between me and my temporary-co-tank, and we will be able to take her down. (ASDFJAKSDFJAKSDFALSJ HATE HER SO MUCH.)

Had a chance to take my Cat-based PVP build into ICC25... managed to top out at 8k DPS according to Recount on Saurfang.... I think I screwed up somewhere. I'll get another chance to try it again this coming Monday, but I think the raid leader will want me back on tanking duties. We'll see!

PVP post is still forthcoming, although it appears that I'm being recalled back to Resto duties... not so sure I want to go back, but I am entertaining the notion.