Thursday, September 29, 2016

Raiding - Down with the evil eye tree!

It's a new raid week and we were keen to get our teeth into Il'gynoth again. Ram had told me I should be more organised, and I do admit I had been a bit lazy about organising heals as we were still learning and I hadn't quite figured out whose cooldowns were good yet.

There were no South Australians in the raid because the power grid for the state had been knocked out and unlikely to be back in time for raid. Bummer!

We had a hiccup with Nythendra because there was a miscommunication about how we were placing our rots. Swapping sides for rot placement was understood by me as "start out on this left side placing rots, run to right side as safe side for bugs, then when rot starts again start placing rots on the side we were on and then run back to left for safe side". It was understood by Kyxyn and HK to be "start out on this left side placing the rots, run to the right side for safe side, then run back to the original side for the rots."

So we ended up with rots on both side of the room and no safe place to be really and Kyxyn got a bit cranky but soon calmed down as everyone piped up with the reason why we should be doing it the first way. Which was the way we did it last week, and eventually we got it down.

So back to Evil tree Il'gynoth. This time I assigned healers to each side and we had rainbow walls to tell people to run outside of those to do their spews. My side spews went well, and I was pleased I managed to catch them. Control on blobs was getting better too. I was trying my best with the dispels but I really need to fix my healbot debuffs because the fixate is blotting out all debuffs on that fight, and I can't see the debuffs that I need to decurse, nor can I see who has spew on them unless I manage to read the raid warnings. I should look into that and fix it before next week.

We were doing the first part tidily, it was the second part after we run out from inside the tree that was a bit hectic. Tentacles everywhere, mind flays hitting people, everyone with some debuff on them - I had done so many decurses that I was OOM and struggling for mana again! Thank goodness the shadow priests were there to help out - though I nearly matched them for dispels!

In our kill attempt we managed to have just about everyone up for the second inside the tree phase and then it was GG!

That picture came out funny. I should have made it a better aspect ratio! Saralynn was not in the picture for some reason having hearthed out to do ... who knows what. But I was lucky and got loot and I bonus rolled a loot! It looks like that's my luck used up for the week!

No legendaries however, what a shame! On Thursday night we will be looking at Ursoc - I'm telling you, looking at all these druid related things gone bad is making me a very very sad Tauren!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Vicious Chicken mount... I mean Warstrider!

I totally forgot that I could buy a new arena mount using the Vicious Saddle that I had leftover from last season. Last season there was no new mount so after I won my arenas, I was left with a Vicious Saddle I couldn't spend. This season there are 2 mounts to buy, though I have to admit I think the trike looks rather hideous with that goblin face on the front....

I was reminded to buy the mount because of the usual trade chat RBG/arena wins sellers. So after consultation with my guildies, I decided to buy the Warstrider, even though Tauren look ridiculous on Hawkstriders.

I shall ride it at raid tonight! But I shall get the Trike after I get my 100 arena wins for the season. So, do you think I made the right choice? Which of those two should I have gotten first?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Overwhelmed with so much to do in game!

Legion has been immensely enjoyable and immersive, and I have found the story of my artifact, the questing storylines absolutely fantastic. However, and this is NOT a complaint, but there is so much to DO that I find it a little overwhelming!

A lot of my focussed guildies have been working hard on their reputations and lots of them hit revered with Wardens yesterday earning them the Broken Isles Diplomat. I have not been working on Wardens because I am just lazy with WQ in general - thinking of them as something I should do for the artifact power or resources but mostly when I have time - but also because I feel like I have so much to do already!

Kyxyn said to me that I should just make a list and focus on just 2 things - perhaps artifact power and Wardens quests - and do them every day and it doesn't take long. I thought about it and realised that actually there are WQ that I religiously do!

Pet battles.

Yes, something that is totally not useful for raiding or dungeons, I have been doing my pet battles trying to get through the challenges of beating certain trainers with only a certain team of pets. I can afk at them and not die, I can do them in a few minutes (well, if the fight goes well), and they are easy to spot on the map!

There are some other world quests I like doing. I actually enjoy doing Aw, Nuts! Catching squirrels and kicking nuts is fun and silly (and even the kids can do it) and I always see lots of people around - whether they are doing the daily or just AFK at the flight master. The daily is right at the flight path so it's very convenient.

But I should be working on my artifact power so I can get out of the mana starved hump I am in with resto and raiding. More on that in another post.

It is my own fault that I haven't got time to dedicate to the world quests I would like to. I get up early in the morning to see if Kyxyn is on so I can follow him doing World PvP quests, and even then I have the kids pestering me so I can't even go with him all the time. I should group up with guildies to do the Nightfallen elite ones because I can't do them on my own - well I can but super slowly (much like doing a Warden tower on my own as resto - I can do it but VERY SLOWLY). But I hate having to subject my guildies to my constant fat-butt pulls when I am running around the city and getting lost, so I'd rather do it with people who won't get too impatient with me. However, doing these on my own is woefully time inefficient. I could do them as moonkin with a follower, and perhaps I will spend more time doing so.

There is also one more thing.

Because there is so much to do in game, I have hardly got time to blog! These posts have been sitting around half written because I turn on the computer and think, I need to check which good WQs are running out of time and do those - oh and I need to fish for food for raid, find flasks... and where am I going to find time to do mythic dungeons as well?

LOL! So much to do! I just need to try to pace myself so I don't burnout - I am worried that I see so many people playing so hard lately (like we all used to do in our early WoW playing days) that I am scared that they won't have the longevity to last more than 1 raid tier.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Raiding - Normal Emerald Nightmare cleared

Sunday is our casual raid day, where everyone can turn up as long as they meet the relaxed requirements of raiding (compared to heroic raiding). Sunday raid had gone back to 3 hours (which I had forgotten, and I do find a 3 hour raid rather stressful in terms of trying to get online in time), and we decided not to do the first boss again since we had already done it. It turned out that was a good thing.

The raid was FULL! 30 people and we had to sit people as well. I wonder how long that's going to last!

So we SORTA did mechanics, but not like we do on heroic. I wonder if anyone had to do any mechanics! Though for Xavius we did I think!

Loot wasn't very exciting but it was exciting to be able to trade loot. It was a fun night overall because it was easy, and I was pleased because hopefully that means Sunday raids will be quite relaxing without too much thinking and everyone can have fun on the weekend.

Now... heroic on the other hand...