Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ulduar Unveiled

I've held off on forming a new guild for now. I really want to raid Ulduar when it comes out and to continue raiding other content. It would be nice to build up to 25-man raiding but I don't see it happening for a while.

My Death Knight is level 77. I had to borrow 2,100g to get the epic riding skill plus his Winged Steed of the Ebon Blade. I'll get him to 80 eventually. No real hurry. Just have to pay this gold back eventually. :o

My Priest is level 72. I would like to play her some more to get her mining skill up and to get her closer to 80.

I've transferred over to the test realm and it should be all patched up to date. I will probably log in tomorrow night to see if I can get into an Ulduar run. Looks like there are some nice changes upcoming. See this post for lots of cool stuff, including patch notes and upcoming class changes.

I've gone more casual now. It will be nice to get back into raiding once I get my feet back on the ground. I'd like to keep it somewhat casual though, and pursue more real life priorities.

That's it!

Gaiwyn of Proudmoore

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


My guild disbanded. Sad news, but sometimes a fresh start is good for everyone.

Our core raiding team will keep raiding while we decide on our next course of action. I want to start a new guild, but am giving others time to decide what they want to do. Either way, I hope that in a few weeks I will get into regular 25-man raiding.

I missed out on the Love Fool achievement this year. Bad luck, mostly, but also: are there any undead warriors or troll rogues even existent on my server?! I had plenty of petals but never managed to catch those two race/class combinations.

Dark Legacy summarised the short festival quite well. While you're at it, check out the latest CAD comic. It cracked me up.

What are you waiting for? Roll a shaman today!

My Death Knight is level 75. I need about 2k more gold to get his epic flying skill. Might be time to do a whole lot more questing with my mage. Maybe even some Storm Peaks dailies for that Sons of Hodir rep.

Gaiwyn of Proudmoore

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Malygos, Sarth 1D, Arachnophobia

Tonight went well, raiding-wise.

We got our first guild Malygos kill; we killed Sartharion with one drake up; and we cleared the Arachnid Quarter in Naxxramas in less than 20 minutes, to get the achievement: Arachnophobia.

Love is in the Air begins very soon. Players will only have five days to complete the listed achievements, so move fast if you are aiming for What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been.

I won't be able to get it this year because I never joined the Brew of the Month Club during last year's Brewfest. :(

Gaiwyn of Proudmoore

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Class Changes

It looks like there are some pretty major upcoming changes to every class. I won't mention anything but mage changes here, because to do so would take too much of my precious time. I'd rather sleep.

Copied from MMO-Champion:
* Improved Water Elemental – this talent has been removed and replaced with a new talent that grants Replenishment (similar to Shadow priests).
* We are also working on a way to give frost mages Ice Lance “Shatter combos” in PvE.
* We are also working on more survivability for Fire spec in PvP.
* We are also working on making Spirit a more useful and interesting stat for all mages.

Very cool. I will be bringing more to the raid as a frost mage. My Water Elemental does give back some mana but being buffed like this makes a frost mage that much more useful. We are still way under par in terms of overall DPS but it's the survivability and utility that draw me to the spec.

If Ice Lance actually becomes useful in raiding it will make things a bit more interesting. Shattering with two Frostbolts works fine in terms of DPS, so I'm not sure why they need to fiddle with this; unless people are unhappy with mostly spamming the one spell.

Who cares about Fire spec or PvP. I mean, I should say, I don't care about Fire spec anymore and I don't plan on PvPing anytime soon.

Finally. It's about time they addressed the Spirit issue. Our tier gear has always had spirit on it and yet it has remained a useless stat for so long. I'm never outside of combat during a boss fight, unless there is a lot of movement. In which case, I'm losing DPS anyway -- and no one plans for regeneration during movement when they think about mana management.

I just hope that they do something good, like boost our crit or haste through spirit.

Gaiwyn of Proudmoore

25-man Raiding

I was promoted to Guild Master last week. Since then, we have had a couple of meetings, discussed a lot of things regarding moving forward, and I have written up various proposals surrounding decisions that we felt needed to be made.

I finished Icecrown but haven't yet touched Sholazar Basin. I felt like playing my rogue, so have been doing a few quests on her.

Raiding is pretty quiet right now. We are trying to recruit more players so that we can begin 25-man raiding. Feel free to check out our recruitment forum.

Gaiwyn of Proudmoore

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Full Circle

I am now fully epicced: I hit exalted with Argent Crusade and bought my Signet of Hopeful Light. In tonight's Naxxramas run, I got Dark Shroud of the Scourge, completing my collection of iLev 200 epic gear.

Onward, to 25-man raiding! That is, if we don't wipe to Kel'Thuzad on ten-man three times before calling the raid.

I finished finding the Elders of Northrend and have five left to get the Elders of the Dungeons.

I respecced my paladin to Retribution. I will level her up to 80 like this. Eventually.

Still finishing off Storm Peaks. Last stop, Sholazar Basin.

Gaiwyn of Proudmoore