What a crazy weekend.. We ended up running a 10man Naxx “alt/alt-spec” run on Fri/Sat. I was part of the healing crew.. “Ooh, you brought your priest?”, you might ask. Um, no.. I swapped to my resto spec on Fyra and tree-healed it! I am definitely enjoying resto druid healing so far. I also had no mana issues at this point (although that could be because we had a paladin in the group). It was a lot of fun and I ended up with the T7 helm token .. Of course, the helm I had was from 25man Naxx, so the helm is something of a downgrade, but it gives me 5 (mismatched) pieces of T7+, so I can swap one out and around if it is better.
Happy Happy! Then last night I did a couple of heroics on Fhuun, again healing. We did pretty well, but I was falling asleep through some of it.. Not good when you are the healer! Anyway, we got through it and then I logged over to my mage and finally got him to 71. Feels like I have been at 70 FOREVER! I’m planning on finishing up Howling Fjord and then heading over to Borean Tundra to get to at least 72 by the time I hit Dragonblight.
I think that is enough for today.. Tonight we have a Malygos raid I think.. I forgot to sign up, but I’ll try to be on a little early and get my name in there.. Later all!
Oops, I missed a day.. The actual day after the patch! So, I was lucky enough that the Draenor server came up around my normal login time. I had already updated a bunch of addons, so things actually went well! After a few hours of everyone getting their dual-spec/respecs done, we got a 10-man group together to assault Ulduar. We obviously had no idea what we were doing, but we managed to get the 1st boss down with just 4 wipes.. Then we proceeded to wipe on the bugged out trash near the XT-002. Bah! We gave up at about 2am my time!!
Last night we went back.. My druid was un-talented again (some bug with an extra point was fixed.. boooo!) so I used talented to respec (yay for saved templates) and we headed back into Ulduar.. Well, we tried.. It seemed that the instance server (for EVERY INSTANCE) was down. So we sat around for an hour until it finally was ready. We ran back to the XT boss and proceeded to get pwned again and again.. Just… bad… I think we ended up with at least 10 wipes on that boss so far.
We were all getting frustrated, so we decided to try the Dragon optional boss.. 2 wipes in quick succession and we decided to try the other optional boss… Didn’t even get to him. We wiped twice or three times on the 2 trash mobs and called it a night.
For the XT fight, I actually ended up using my off-spec resto build and trying to heal. We only had 2 healers in the group the night before also, but this guy does so much damage during the earthquake phase that they asked if I minded.. So, having no idea what I was doing, I was healing with my druid.. wow…
So, tonight will probably be a continuation of something.. I think, actually, that we need to head back into Naxx on 25s a few more weeks to gear up a bit more.. Ah well, who knows.. later all!
Hey there peeples. 😛 Yes, today is patch day! Yes, Ulduar has arrived. Yes, I can’t think of anything else that is yes… Well! Are we excited? I think I should update the Poll.. Ulduar-Style. Anyway, I posted some stuff about 3.1 that excited me previously and I think it is all going to be in the patch today. This was all pretty much profession stuff, but is exciting to me anyway.
Don’t forget to update your addons! There is a new version of Talented out which includes changes to make it compatible with dual-specs and 3.1. It also adds a bunch of other features that seem pretty cool.. Go check it out if you are interested in a good Talent template addon.
Last night was Paladin night.. I logged in and joined up with my 2 DK cohorts to rampage (and I mean RAMPAGE!) through Nagrand. Furis hit 68 and now I’m just waiting for the DKs to get there so we can move to Northrend. We’re skipping trying to level 68-70 in Outland due to the large increase in XP obtained from quests in Northrend. I did the same on my mage and he is now 70 1/2+ just from the Fjord (and I still have about 1/4 of the zone quests left I think…)
Tonight, I think, we are supposed to do a 25 man raid.. Will we do Ulduar? Will we go back to Naxx? We still never beat K’T in 25-man Naxx.. It’s the only boss we were unable to kill there.. We haven’t even attempted 25-man Maly.. We could, finally, but we haven’t. I guess I’ll let you know tomorrow!