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Well, Gruul’s was somewhat of a bust. We were pretty short (at least 5 peeps, I think) of people last night and though we went in to give it a try, we lost tanks way too quick too many times to keep going. We were a little short on healers (at least one more would have been good) and VERY short on DPS.  Ah well, if we can get more either healers or dps we would be fine, since all the healers also have dps alts/mains/etc..

The raid leader called it after a few “wipes” (well, “RUN OUT!”s) and we got a group together to go do Heroic Shadow Labyrinth. Fyra needed to kill Murmur for her Na’aru quests. We did extremely well through pretty much the entire instance up until Murmur himself. With the heroic mechanics, you have to all stay inside the ring until the big blast. 

Murmur_061808_001336 We had our tank (Traebear: Pally Tank Supreme) even stay in during those so he didn’t have issues getting back in. We wiped a few times while we figured out this strategy though. Finally, although both mages and my moonkin went down, Wickum (Resto Druid) battle rezzed one of them and they finally got him down. I picked up all my quest items (it was the heroic daily also) and we headed out.

I turned in the quests and then had to call it a night as I needed to get up early the next morning. Tonight it is back to Kara night. I’m hoping Fyra can pick up some stuff this time. A new offhand and cloak would be nice. I also am thinking of starting her building up her Alchemy Stone stuff. I just have that first one. The second level one is pretty crazy mats.

Well, that’s it! Talk 2 ewes tomorrow. :D

Hocus Focus

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So.. Someone I know asked me for some more macro magic.. Here we go..

The following is the macro I use for my Shackles:

/clearfocus [button:2]
/stopmacro [button:2]
/focus [target=focus,noexists]; [target=focus, dead]
/cast [target=focus,exists,nodead] Shackle Undead

I believe you can change the Shackle to casting any direct cast CC you’d like (like sleep or sheep). The idea is that:

  • If you select a mob and you don’t have a focus, it will focus on that mob and then cast Shackle Undead.
  • If you have a focus and it isn’t dead, it will cast Shackle Undead on the focus.
  • If the focus is dead, it will change the focus to your currently targeted mob and cast Shackle Undead.
  • If you right click on the button, it will clear your focus.

The following is one that I use on my hunter and have posted about before, but wil repost here since we are talking about Focus macros…

#showtooltip Hunter’s Mark
/cast [harm] Hunter’s Mark;
/focus [help]

 

This will cast Hunter’s Mark on a MOB or Set my Focus to a friendly target.  Mainly this is to save a slot and also enable one keypress to do different things depending on who I have targeted. I set the focus on my hunter for my misdirection macro:

/cast [target=focus,exists] Misdirection; Misdirection

This will cast misdirection on the focus if it exists, otherwise on the target. Then I can keep my target on the mob I’m trying to pull and cast misdirect onto the tank or annoying dude I want to set an entire instance on before I feign death… (but I have never done that… really… really.. Well, not on purpose)

Lastly, I have a quick focus setting/clearing macro you can use if you don’t want to combine it with any of the other functions I have here..

/clearfocus [button:1]
/focus [button:2]

You can switch the buttons as you’d like, but right cilck SETS the focus and left click CLEARS the focus.

If you have any other questions about these or other macro stuff, you can email me or leave a comment here..  Happy macroing…

P3ncils v P3ns

Monday is an “off” night.  That generally means we don’t Raid.  Sunday usually is too, but we were finishing up a Kara run this week. Monday also means that the Arena teams run their 10 games per team before Tuesday roll around.

I logged in to Fyra at the usual time and did some farming and a daily or two. Then I decided to give Jess a hand with leveling her druid in the bone wastes. Turns out I had never done the quest she was working on. It was fun, because she is specced Boomkin also for now (she is 66). So we had the boomkin sisters running around killing spiders and then the big monster spider thingy.

3v3_061608_224439 We hung out for a while until I was pinged by Stopitnow (guildie rogue) asking if I wanted to join a 3v3 with him and one of our dps warriors.  Sure!  And they wanted Fyra!  Wow, this was going to be interesting..  I was right. It was loads of fun.  We all stealthed (the warrior was a NE) and stopit and I ran around checking out the competition. We ended up going 4-6 and I think our rating went up a little (the team was pretty low rated to begin with). I had a great time!

Afterwards a group was put together to go run Heroic Slave Pens. It was the Daily Heroic instance and since Fhuun needs badges, I offered to bring him in.  Coilfang_061608_232834 We cleared it out without a single wipe and in about an hour (maybe less).  We had Bear Tank, Stopitnow (Rogue), DPS Warrior, Warlock and Healing Priest (me). It was cool to have an “Off Tank” (actually 2, since stopit OTed sometimes also).  It did take some paying attention to the healing though, since DPS warriors tend to take a lot of damage.  We did great though and it was a good run.  Nothing much dropped but I got the 3 badges from the run and 2 more from the quest (in addition to gold and random greens).

FyraOrc_061608_204615 Oh, almost forgot. Before all this, I was helped to get the Zuluhed the Whacked quest done so I could start on my Netherwing quests. Thanks to everyone that helped me kill the dude.. He can be a real pain.

And that, as they say, was that. I actually logged off somewhat early (for me) and headed to bed. Tonight is Gruul’s hopefully. I assume they will want Fhuun for at least the HK fight and then Fimlys for Gruul. At some point I would like to drag Fyra into there too.  Might be interesting to get the +5% crit to a group of mages and such.. :)

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