Spent Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday raiding this week. Tues and Thurs were the same ICC10. We spent all of last night (Thurs) wiping to Putricide. We had 1 more try left for the week and then we got respawns, so we quit. Wednesday was the 25man run. We did alright, but couldn’t get Festergut.
I’ve also been working more on my Mage. He is really moving along. I picked up the Triumph badge shoulders for him (replacing the heirloom ones.. lol), but still have a bunch of blues to replace. I’m getting close to enough Frost emblems to get something there too. Maybe I can convince some peeps to bring me to the weekly raid. That influx of Emblems would be great!
Of course, my non-raiding time in WoW might be slightly curtailed for the near future since I picked up Mass Effect 2 for the 360 and been playing that too. I’ve kinda put the Paladin on hold for right now to concentrate on only one up-and-coming toon at a time. I am having a lot of fun with the mage (I think I have decided I am DPS.. I can do healing and I “might” be able to do tanking, but at heart I am a DPSer. It’s just what I like to do best.
Star Trek Online also starts up today for the preorder folk (I’m one of em), but I might wait until Tuesday (real release) to start since I still have ME2 and other things to play. I don’t know how long I’ll be playing STO, but I’ll give it a shot.. At least get up to the part where everyone says it gets “good”. I also dug into Runes of Mana another MMO somewhat like WoW. They really went after much of the look and feel of WoW including the ability to use Addons. I am enjoying it so far though. If anyone else plays, I don’t know how friends work and realms, etc, but we can try to find each other I suppose..
That’s it for today. Everyone have a good weekend and don’t forget we are recording Twisted Nether LIVE tonight (1/29/2010) at 8pm PST at our UStream Page.
Last night we were supposed to continue our 25 man assault on Ice Crown Citadel. Unfortunately, too many peeps weren’t available and we didn’t want to “pug” the remaining. Soo… We decided do go pay a first visit (finally) to a new, um… Friend. Last time we were in Ulduar, one of our team got the last piece of whatever that he needed to get the key to the Planetarium.
Yeah, we spent an hour wiping over and over on Algalon the Observer. Yeah, I was tasked with killing the stars.. We did, at one point, have him down to 55% or so before we wiped.. It definitely is a big “strategy” encounter. Lots of stuff going on and situational awareness is a must. DBM only can help so much. Timing heading into the black holes.. Having the constellations tanked to some of them, but not all of them. Taking down the stars, but no more than one at a time and not when any other damage is happening.. Fun Fun Fun. If we were hoping that our “uber” geared selves (Somewhat ICC geared I guess.) would just mow through him, we were mistaken.
All in all, it was fun learning a new fight again. It is definitely more complex than some of the others out there but I’m sure given a few more weeks, we’ll get it down. I also spent more time on the Mage and even got another level on the Rogue (72 baby!).. I specced the Mage secondary to Arcane and enjoyed it very much in the random heroic I did. A few more Emblems of Triumph and I can pick up a nice shoulder.
In non-wow news. My copy of Mass Effect 2 for 360 is on it’s way! I should get it tomorrow and then, when I get a chance, I’m going to play it like CRAZY! Oh yeah, and we record Episode 9 of Polygamerous tonight! Head over to http://www.polygamerous.com for more information. If you haven’t listened yet.. DO IT! It’s so much fun.. Really.. I promise!
We couldn’t get enough alts together (odd, eh?) to do the Alt ICC10 run last night, so instead we headed into ToGC10 (non-alt style).. I brought my Hunter with my new bow (I got that from ICC10). We one-shot all the bosses until the last. Unfortunately we were unable (in the time allotted) to get him down. During one try though, we got him all the way to around 170k before we wiped. It was really sad. It was also sad that we had all but the last boss down without deaths and were, seemingly, close to the achievement..
Ah well! Tonight, if I get on WoW at all, will be an early night. We’ve got Twisted Nether to record at 8pm PST and that generally means I can’t raid.
Did a respec of my Mage (still frost at this point for main spec). Was thinking of dumping the frostfire spec as secondary and switching to Arcane now.. Try it out. Anyone have a good Blog Post about Arcane spec and “rotation”? Still working on my professions. I got the JC to 450 finally (Yay Icy Prism!) and still have work to do on the Enchanting and Blacksmithing. But I think Blacksmithing is at 449.. Enchanting is lagging behind because I don’t want to just waste the mats ..
That’s about it. How have things been going with you guys? Are you enjoying the ICC patch? LFG tool? Let me know!