Firelands Raidin, I has dem

Hola mi amigos! Long time no nothin amirite? Well, I have been busy “doing things” that are “important”. Anyways, where am I now in the cyberspace world of internetness?

Back in WoW! Surprise! I know that it makes me gay but, fuck (that’s it, buttfuck). Firelands came out which is the new zone with all the dailies etc as well as a new raid zone. I have been raiding! I haven’t successfully downed anything yet but I’m getting my feet wet and it is pretty cool.

Currently our guild has completed 3/7 of the encounters. Apparently we bashed our head against Alysrazor while most people do Baleroc 4th. I’m not sure if we’re going to try and finish Alysrazor or skip to Baleroc but either way, I need to gear up so I can help.

My item level is 357 or so, still wearing quite a few 346 blues, but for the most part I can hold my own. Sometimes I get all retarded and turned around but, its fun. I recently ground out 7500 honor so I could buy a sweet 359 pvp 2 hander, also snagged chest, hat, and legs of the pvp suit.

Oh, I’ve been playing my DK because Rogue meh, Priest leveling meh, Warlock leveling meh.

Exciting post is exciting!

Man your own jackhammer!

Man your battle stations!

Yeah buddy! That is right! Fuck yeah! Wooooo!

Well, that was fun. Anyways, what the fuck do I type here? Are you wondering if I have raided yet? Well, surprise! I haven’t. You must be so shocked right now, huh? I know, it really is amazing that I’ve not done something that I said I was going to do, shocking!

So, to explain why not, besides of course fear! Well, I’ve been trying hard to get my Dk to 80, he is currently 71. But I don’t even know if that is what I want to do, because that would mean I have a plan! Can’t have that now can I? Nope, no sir-e. Anyways, the past couple days have been less WoW oriented, weird, I know. I’ve started watching Bones, it is pretty funny at times, I like characters like these. Anyways, who fuckin cares about TV amirite?

My tank friend has gone to NYC for a week, like a dick, leavin me alone for a goddamn week to fend for myself right after we join a guild! Sumbitch! Rawr! I kinda have a challenge from him to get my DK to 80 before he gets back. I think I can do it, really levels 70-80 don’t seem nearly as bad as 1-60 (and by 1-60 I mean 1-10, 10-20, 20-30). Sure maybe it takes longer but it can’t be that much longer, and if it is, at least you’re in Northrend you know? Outland used to be a relief but ugh, it sure is getting stale. But Northrend is always a very welcomed change of pace in my world…. of warcraft.

It is pretty fucking shitty though, how even though I can run 4 WOTLK normal 5 mans I can’t replace any of my goddamn items! FUCKING COOL BLIZZARD, THANKS! You know what else sucks in the weirdest way possible? Heirlooms! Who would have ever thought that you could ever resent your heirlooms? Not me, that’s for damn sure. So here I am playing my DK, frost, DW, DPS (possibly leaning towards tanking but, thats as scary as raiding lol!) with my main hand pve sword heirloom and oh pvp sword heirloom, I can’t use my DK enchants on them and I haven’t gotten them enchanted with the regular stuff either, but they’re still better than anything I find. It almost sucks that I can’t replace my heirloom chest and shoulder plate with these cool new ones I just got off that boss I’ve killed 20 different ways on my other guy. But nooooo, I have to wait for my other items to get upgrades! Haha, talk about a fucked up situation. I know I should keep the heirlooms for as long as possible, but, I want new shit!

So if you know anything about 1h sword heirlooms, specifically, the PvP one – then you know that it has a 2.4 speed. If you know anything about frost specced DW DKs (dps or tank) then you know they want the slowest weapon possible in each hand. So, why on earth did I pick the main hand sword with the speed of 2.8 and the offhand sword with the speed of 2.4? Because I was too stupid to google DK weapon proficiencies and see that DKs can train maces….. Yeah, seems pretty stupid huh? Yeah, that is what it felt like too when I realized it. So now I have been working on getting enough triumph emblems to convert to heroism emblems (of course only after converting triumph to conquest to valor to heroism, clicking twice to convert each fucking god damn one) so I can buy the offhand mace with 2.8 speed and the same exact dmg as the main hand. Last night I ran two extra heroics (passed my usual bed time :o) and finished at 39 emblems because the last random was PoS which only has 2 goddamn bosses like the POS that it is! (har har, you like that, PoS is a POS, har har har, saron and shit, piece and pit, HAR and HAR)

Since tax season is over for the most part shit has significantly slowed down in the “things to do at work” department. So I’ve been scouring the internets for information on how to effectively maximize my DPS as a warlock and DK. I learned something that caused me to change my “rotation” so to speak on my warlock. That being, I should cast shadow bolt first due to the ISB talent debuff and rolling crits on corruption (also macroed my corruption to use my nevermelting ice crystal (NMIC) prior to casting corruption) and I should use drain soul on bosses below 25%. I didn’t notice any change in my DPS but I was also adjusting so, in time I’ll get that down, though I don’t care that much.

That is another thing. I don’t really care about advancing my Warlock much further. Why? Because what is the point of doing it now when it is this hard to kiss enough little douche nozzle ass to let you tag along and experience the shit for the first time (whether you’ve seen videos or not). I think we’re just going to wait for Cataclysm and get on that shit ASAP at launch. Everyone will be on an even keel and I don’t want to be leveling a new guy to 80 during this crucial time. Oh that guild is the best on your server? Well looks like they’re doing just as bad as everyone else on this new big as shit dick swingin raid, hey what do you know, they’re recruiting without requirements beyond level, woooow.

I don’t think I will ever know exactly what it is that I want to do with my characters, but I do know what I would like to do with them. I would like to make my DK a frost tank while keeping my warlock affliction. I want to be done with all the raid shit real quick and then jump into PvP (be it arena or rated BGs). I will want to have a healer as well so I can be familiar with pretty much every role known to man, I currently have a 52 Shadow Priest that could easily be respecced to holy. So that avenue is possible. Another possible avenue to round out my every role known to man idea is an arms warrior, WHIRLWIND MOFUGGA, YEAAAAH. My friend says ranged and melee dps are noticeably different so, why not give it a shot?

So today I guess my tentative plan is to get my last triumph emblem, click 500 times to convert 40 triumph to heroism, buy the 1h mace and mail it to my DK. Get on DK and level level level. I’ve got a deadline to beat, bitch!

To raid or not to raid, that is the question

So, I don’t even remember where we left off last time so instead of reading my last post I’ll just tell you what I think you don’t know! Here are a couple of links to my Warlock: Elitist Armory and WoW-Heroes.

As you can see I joined a guild! Yes they do 10 man stuff and are actually working on ICC, scary stuff. They don’t want to start us off in ICC which makes me happy. It is nerve wrecking though. The only feeling I can relate it to that I’ve actually experienced is floating in the ocean. Not the I can see the shore ocean, but the, I’m in the fucking ocean and can’t see any land ocean. Yeah, 6 or 7 years old floating in the middle of the ocean. You can’t touch the bottom with your feet, but you try sometimes, did something just brush up against your foot? Am I putting my foot into a giant mouth and I just don’t know it because it hasn’t bitten and torn my leg off yet? Is this a position a human is supposed to be in because I feel really out of place in this “world of giants” if you will.

It will happen though, this I am sure of. I was just as scared of running random 5 mans and now I can queue alone for heroic 5 mans and even be the one group member that doesn’t ragequit like a pussy when one little thing happens. I’ll get over it and through it slowly but surely. So I will be reading up on the first few bosses of ICC and some TOC and such, maybe other weekly raids. It is funny because I’m worried about impressing the guild whereas my friend is just hoping they’re good enough.

In the land of the alts I’ve got plate pvp shoulders and pve chest heirlooms along with pvp 2h sword, 1h sword, and pve 1h sword. So now I can’t decide if I want to play my arms warrior, ret pally (or any other kind of pally), or my dw frost dk who I still love dearly and have even considered giving tanking a whirl with. I have no fucking idea, but you know what, who cares amirite? I’ll figure it out soon enough, I don’t need to know RIGHT NAO!!1 or anything so, I think it will all work itself out.

Anyways, that is it for now, not much but shit, at least it is something! Plus, funny picture we’ve all seen a bunch of times!

Do you see what I see?

*Christmas music from Gremlins*

Guess what I did! Spent $55 to move my 80 to another server and then switch factions! Cool beans huh?

Kinda given up on my DK, though fun, I’m ready to be 80 you know? Fuck burning out, it is time for new stuff, yes that is right, dungeons!

Just look at me go!

Pretty amazing right? I even installed Gearscore, which tells me that I’m almost at 4k, which isn’t that good from what I can tell, though most people I see in random dungeons (not heroic) have 2.5 or so, so I’m not feeling too bad, even though they out DPS me cus I don’t know how the fuck to PvE. But it is fun, a learning process, and I’m respeccing my talents today! Huzzah!

Excitement, adventure!