Very exciting night last night.. My FIRST Heroic instance. We decided to go for Slave Pens. I only have the Coilfang key so we had to pick one of those and the group picked SP.. We did pretty well, once we got the hang of it. We started a little “wonky” and proceeded to wipe on the first group of “trash”. Then we got into our groove and made quick work of them all. Very few wipes (and one Network based DC [me]) away and we were killing the first boss.. (Menuu, I think). He drops totems that need to be killed and in Heroic he seems to have UNLIMITED hit points. It took a pretty long time to kill him (I should have timed it), but we did it in style and we each got our little token to prove it. Of course, we need at least 14 more for the cheapest item at the vendor.
We ran up a little farther and then decided to call it a night. All in all, I think it was very successful and we all had a great time.
Hunter (me) [W/ Pet]
Druid (Main Tank)
Priest (Main Healer)
Paladin (Secondary Healer/Off Tank)
I have a question for all of you.. I was thinking about respeccing Marksman/Survival instead of Marksman only. I seem to be using my traps a lot (at least in instances and raids) and think the added functionality I get from there might be worth it. I would lost some DPS, I’m sure. What do you guys think? Do you have any good Specs? I was looking at this one possibly (spec). Please let me know what you think and maybe link in a survival / mm build that works for you. I don’t want to sacrifice too much DPS for the added CC abilities (since I haven’t felt TOO much pain without the Survival tree talents). I really appreciate your feedback.
On a sadder note….. Looks like Patch 2.1 isn’t going to be making it today. It gives me time, I guess, to get on there and test my respec. I wish they had a way to “pretend” to respec and see what the resulting changes to your stats are, etc.
Ok.. I hope to hear from y’all and I’ll talk u later.
EDIT: Almost forgot to mention the quite annoying “Authenticating….” issue we had last night. Seems that (probably) the authentication server(s) went down or were hung up or something and we were all stuck waiting to login for over 1 1/2 hours. Considering it all though, I guess Blizzard is pretty good about getting these things fixed pretty fast. Gave me a chance to watch a little TV and try the Ninja Gaiden Sigma demo on my PS3.
Sorry for the slow weekend, I was out of town.
On Friday night (wow, that was a long time ago… LOL) we were supposed to do a Karazhan run, but, after waiting around for over an hour to get it started, we scrubbed it due to lack of a tenth and not enough healing power. I managed to join a guild group to go run Mechanar to get the other half of my Arcatraz key. The run went really well considering that none of us really knew the instance that well (for some it was our first foray). We wiped a few times, but nothing major and it was really a lot of fun. We got the second boss down JUST before we wiped It was amazing, she fell down just as I died! The most interesting part of Mechanar is the “waves” of mobs you get just before the final boss. We ended up doing pretty well by sheeping the last mob in a group to gain back mana, etc. I forgot that Fim can “feign death” and get out of combat to eat/drink.. (DUH!) Ah well.. We wiped on our first try with the last boss because we tried to kill the Adds… Bad idea.. The warrior can fear them, so we had him do so on our second try and DPSed the boss down and it was simple.
Our group consisted of Hunter (Me), Warrior (Prot I think), Mage, Druid, Paladin (Holy). We had a lot of fun and I think I picked up a new Gun in the process (I’ll have to look)… Unfortunately, he didn’t drop the Beast Lord Helmet that I think he has, so I’ll probably be back again. Got a good deal of Sha’tar rep though which is really nice. Since it is such a fun, quick instance I would be more than willing to go back for another go.
Anyway.. Like I said, I was out of town all weekend for some sad business so I had no WoW time. I’ll hopefully get into something fun tonight. Maybe a HEROIC run of Underbog or somesuch (since the only heroic key I have is Coilfang.) Either that or some more REP grind.
Jumped onto Fim again last night and proceeded to work on a couple of quests in Shadowmoon Valley. I hadn’t done the Netherwing quests yet (I want to get to Neutral before 2.1 hits) so I went there to start the chain that leads to that. I killed the orcs and started gathering the crystals. As I was gathering, I got a “tell” asking me to help with Black Morass. I was summoned and we headed in. I guess they had been working on it for a while, but we tried one last time. We were doing pretty well until our Priest “bit the bucket”. We tried getting everyone back up and in it and it looked like we were going to be able to make it, but the 2nd boss wiped the tank and we were toast. Got some nice Rep for it though.. Running BM is nice because there are so many bosses (at least for rep you don’t have to finish the thing).
After we had to call it a night on BM (after the 2nd boss wipe), I went back to try to get my last 2 crystals but accidentally stepped off the world (go ahead, call me a Noob). Since I couldn’t get back to get my body, I just rezzed at the graveyard and called it a night.
I headed back to Ridge Racer 7 for a bit and also watched TV. Exciting evening I guess.
I think tonight is another Guild Kara run, hopefully I’ll be invited. I will not be around Saturday or Sunday so I’d like to go tonight. Generally it seems like a lot of work for not all that much gain, but we’ll see how it goes. As we all get geared up better and learn the encounters, it might go smoother. I’m really looking forward to 2.1 to jumpstart my playing again. I played a little of my Gnomie Lock and have been having fun there. The noobie quests are so inane. I need to get her some good gear too (LOL). I definately like the “pet” classes the best (especially for solo work). They should have a pet that heals you, that would be really cool (since they have TANK pets, right?)
Ah well, another day.. See ya’ll later.