Archive for February, 2009

25 Man Naxx

February 27th, 2009 Comments off

As you can see by the achievements on the right, I received 3 new achievements last night. My first Emblem of Valor, Plague Wing, and Arachnid wing.

The run went really smooth, I was a trash tank due to my AoE capabilities.  I did have to emergency tank during the Grand Widow Faerlina when the main tank, a death knight, died right after the first enrage while the add was getting killed for the Widow’s Embrace.   I was on the ball, taunted, built up my threat and we were fine the rest of the fight.  I did pop my Divine Protection when the Widow enraged, just to be on the safe side.   All the other fights had me on some form of add duty.  I was please to have survived the Safety dance with Heigan twice.  We wiped the first attempt because we lost too many healers during the first full group pass.  The rest of the run was uneventful.

I did not get any main spec loot, luckily some guildies did.  Grats to Zek, Solo, and Dragon.  I did however get a healy chest piece which might come in handy when 3.1 drops with dual spec.  We hope to finish it off on Sunday.

This was a pug with the Shandris Raiders group, which is a group of folks who get together every week and hit up 25 mans.

Ulduar Video Preview

February 25th, 2009 Comments off

Below is the youtube video of the preview with the hi-res official link below.

Ulduar Video Preview

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PTR Experience Day 1

February 25th, 2009 Comments off

I finally got my character copied and logged in, only to crash after walking about 20 feet. This happened every time I logged in. I slowly made it to the Alliance portals and make it back to my safe haven, Stormwind. This entire process took about 20-25 minutes. Once in Stormwind, I ran right for the Paladin trainer. I looked to see if there were new spells there, there were not since I was already spec’d with Blessing of King and therefore did not need to learn a new spell. I then tried Dual Spec. This was very easy to do, Click on the dialogue, then hand over your 1000 Gold, and bam! I know have two tabs on the top right hand corner of my spec. I did my tank spec, then clicked on the second tab, hit the “Activate this Spec” button and spec’d out holy.
You can activate the spec t anytime through what appears to look like a channeled spell.

I did not have a chance to play with various bars or equipment configurations, perhaps tonight.

More to come!

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PTR 3.1.0 – Patch Notes

February 24th, 2009 Comments off

Awesome breakdown of the 3.1 PTR.  Lot of pictures, lots of breakdowns.  Has new talent builds, however they seem slightly broken right now.  Definately worth checking out, especially for the Ulduar pictures.

Source: PTR 3.1.0 – Patch Notes

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3.1 on PTR

February 24th, 2009 Comments off

Well 3.1 is up on the PTR.

Patch notes can be found here, courtesy of wowhead due to the fact Blizzards own notes are still stuck on 3.0.8.

Things look interesting, lots of neat new changes. A rundown of the things I am looking forward to.

  • Dual Specs – currently cost 1000 gold to set up the process
  • New Tanking Boots

    New Tanking Boots

    New Tank Belt

    New Tank Belt

Now these two pieces are not huge upgrades, but they are very nice, they add some of the much needed Def when you get into the higher tiers and the 2 sockets on the belt with the optional third from a BS makes me very happy.

I do however have to note my disappointment with Blizzard, they really dropped the ball on the PTR copy.  I ran my copy last week after many sites had stated they were open and past the erroneous opening of the copy.  So I ran my copy with two toons.  I just finished getting all updated and ready, sign on and…blank character list.  So I go back to the PTR page.  Two copies have been used and I am told I am unable to copy until the queue is not as full, try in 3 days.  Here I was thinking I was getting ahead of the curve, instead I am left out in the cold, waiting, watching, and living vicariously by others.  If my copies would have been reset, I might not be so put off with the issue, however since they took them and penalized me for it, I am a bit upset.  The problem I have stated seems to be fixed and copies are available again and my copy counter has been reset.

Pictures from

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Two More

February 23rd, 2009 Comments off


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Some of my favorites:

February 19th, 2009 Comments off



These are some of my favorite pictures I have found on the net, many may be found here, the Blizzard Fan Art Program.  You can click on them for the full verion.

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