Archive for December, 2010

So I’m Level 85 now.

So I’m level 85, and have been since the 8th, I’ve just needed some time to take in the new content and really wanted to think about this post. There have definitely been some ups, some downs, and some absolute hilarity, but of course, also those things that just make you want to stab someone. Overall, though, level 85 has definitely been interesting and a pretty fresh experience overall, at least in comparison to Wrath – definitely reminiscent of The Burning Crusade, which I am perfectly okay with.

And by the way, Potion of Illusion is great fun, but it costs a few Volatile Lifes, and only lasts two minutes, and it is worth a lot of fun, but also makes you question what the devs were thinking with the mats and duration.

At any rate, healing has definitely been pretty interesting, though I’ve definitely decided against PUGs for the forseeable future. People just don’t seem to understand yet that crowd control is king on certain pulls. Or, moreover, that priests can’t dispel curses. Apparently, some mages are too busy killing things to actually, you know, decurse. Yes, that was his excuse. And he wasn’t even a fire mage, he was arcane. Yeah, pushing a fourth button is hard, amirite? So, in regards to actual healing, though, there have been numerous complaints about the “difficulty” of healing. Here’s my take on it.
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Downshifting from 25-man raiding.

One of the biggest topics of discussion with the coming expansion is the flexible lockouts, and with 10-man and 25-man raids sharing lockouts. Many guilds have to make this decision based on a large number of variables. Our guild has decided to go the route of 10-man raiding.

One of the biggest reasons behind this decision is just simply that it’s easier to get 10 people to do what needs to be done rather than 25 people to do what needs to be done. While our guild is not the most progressed guild on our server, or even overall, there are several people that know what they are doing in the guild and we feel that we could get a lot further without feeling like we are carrying others. Unfortunate as it may be, this has seemed to be the case throughout Wrath of the Lich King and, in short, a lot of people are very tired of having to deal with this kind of situation.

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