Archive for the ‘3.2’ Category

Hmmm…Where to start…

October 2nd, 2009 Comments off

CC-DoneWell last night was a big night for the guild. We hit our first piece of raiding traction for the first time in a while. We went in and finished off Crusader Coliseum: Trial of the Crusader and got Call of the Crusade (10 player).  It started out a little shaky, however we made a few swaps and got it.  The two hardest fights for us were the Northrend Beasts and the Faction Champions.  That group just seems really random, however once you get those healers down , it becomes a cake walk.   I also never heard so many ears and eyes glaze over while explaining the Twin Val’kyr fight.  It just takes a while to get the caveats down for the two abilities.  We got them down on the second try.  It was a great effort to really clamp down and understand that mechanic.  We ended up 1 shotting Anub’arak.  It was a little hairy during phase 3.  We did get the big bug down.  This was a great boost to guld morale.  Especially we know we can get in there, gear up, and help us on the final two bosses in Ulduar.

In other news, 3.3 hit the PTR.  I have it installed and ready to go.  I am looking forward to getting in and getting that first 5 man and seeing what they have in store for us.  I also have some strategies that worked for us in Crusader Coliseum, I will pass those along this weekend.  Expect to see some news out of here in the coming days/hours since I have a lot to get out.

More Dots!

October 1st, 2009 Comments off

onyxia-flameOnyxia – Is well…not the same, however this is as intended. Blizzard has said this is supposed to be a celebration of the game and offer up some loot. We went in there and 3 shot her. Many of the raid had never fought her prior to 70.   This, however was fun and Blizzard did a great job in balancing it out.  It did take a few tries.  The first time, the whelps overwhelmed us, the second time we had a 50 dkp minus moment when someone spawned a ton of extra whelps.  The last attempt we were successful.  It was fun, everyone avoided the deep breaths and we got some nice loot.  Our Druid OT/DPS won the head, after we had some discussion he gave it to me.  I was very pleased to get it.  I was able to replace my  Repelling Charm with Purified Onyxia Blood Talisman.  This was great because not only do I get some avoidance and keep my Def capped, but I get that ever so needed +15 fire resistance.  The +20 plus hps for free is nothing huge, just a nice little extra piece.

Every group should get in there and get the Brood Mother down.  It is fun, not to difficult and yields some wonderful gear.  We saw the following:  Coif of Ten Storms, Glinting Azuresong Mageblade, and Bloodfang Mask.  Of course the gem bag, 22 slot bag, and head.  I had also received the sword, being the only spell caster that could use it.  Last thing the 3xEmblem of Triumph is a wonderful way to expand that collection each week.

One downside, and I don’t know why this is, the head no longer appears outside Stormwind and all folks less then 70 no longer get the buff.  Which is OK, just a little sad.

So get down to Mudsprocket and take her down.

Categories: 3.2, Raiding Tags: ,

3.2 is out and GM’s

August 4th, 2009 Comments off

Just waiting for the servers to come back up, hopefully by the time I get home from work.  My battle group had extended maintenance scheduled today, so hopefully this will fix the instance server unavailible issue.  There are lots of new features and I am looking forward to have some new fun, rather then repetitive fun.  I played on the PTR and enjoyed what I saw, now I will get to do it with friends.

I had a long talk with a GM last night about the problem with instances on our server.  This was basically a circular argument.  He did confirm it was a hardware problem, yet was unable to pass along any other information.  It saddened me that Blizzard has figuratively trademarked the term Soon(TM) .  He was unable to help with any question I asked.  I did tell him I canceled my account due to this issue and will encourage all I know with the same issue to do the same.  He basically apologized and said he would like to keep me as a customer, yet offered no real information or compensation.  I am not looking for anything free, maybe a few days to compensate for the time lost bouncing off of the glowing trampoline.  I was disappointed that the first time I get to talk to a GM about my issue, after submitting tickets on almost and every other day basis for a month, to be left with the same feeling of emptiness I had when I started.  It would be nice if they could at least provide info other then Soon(tm) and sorry.

Anyway, hopefully our issues will be fixed tonight or tomorrow, we all know patch day server stability can be rather terrible.  As for now comes the badge grind.  Which I am looking forward to, I have enjoyed the last few days trying to knock out the glory to the hero achievements.

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Blizz Dev: Paladin Q&A

July 9th, 2009 Comments off

WoW -> Under Development -> Paladin Q&A

Here is the latest Blizzard Q&A about the up and coming changes to the Palading.  This includes disscussion on Holy,Ret, and Prot.  It is an interesting read and definatley a must for all of us Paladins.

Quick Run down 3.2 PTR Experience

June 25th, 2009 Comments off

So I have been on the PTR for 2 days now, well I should say, trying to play on the PTR.  The lag has been so horrible it is unplayable.  So I login, check the new gear and log out.  Even checking out the gear seems to take forever.  The server is so bogged down with mindless drones right now and few people actually willing to test anything, that those who want to play and try out these to talents and ACTUALLY test things cannot.  I guess this is the price of the new shiney.  These people will signon, get bored and leave.  Or so it the hope.  Keep an eye out, I hope to offer some real PTR expierance here shortly.

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World of Warcraft PTR Patch 3.2.0 Notes

June 18th, 2009 Comments off

3.2.0 PTR Patch Notes Released and can be found here World of Warcraft PTR Patch 3.2.0

Being a Pally, I can be biased and say, some nice changes a coming.  Having a DK, I have to say whats the point of a hero class if it is brought inline with all other classes.  I can start at 55?  PvP is ruining the game to enforce the rock/paper/scissors aspect.


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