Archive for March, 2009

Hyjal!

Posted in General with tags , , on March 27, 2009 by rocklawthepally

We had a guild fun run last night for the first time in forever. We went in andcleared Mount Hyjal for kicks and giggles ;) I was a little worried about Archimonde since we’d never been past Azrogal, but with a full raid of mostly 80s, we simply zerged him to death. Fun times ;)

We then went to Onyxia (see here for my tales about her) with about 15 folks and she was dead in under a minute. Awesome :)

Malygos Phase 3

Posted in General on March 24, 2009 by rocklawthepally

We got Malygos to Phase 3 last night and my unitframes went into epic fail mode.  I use AG_Uniframes and the drake health bars totally failed to appear.  This was a minor issue, as it turns out, since our tank and a boomkin had to leave at that point.  But I now have to switch to X-Perl or Grid and completely reset my raid setup before tonight’s 25-man Naxx.

On the Malygos fight specifically, we seem to have figured out the placement on Phase 1 and can consistently get him to Phase 2.  Phase 2 itself is quite easy, and made even easier my zooming out.  Our issue seems to be DPS – the two times we got to Phase 3, he was at or near his enrage timer so we need to pick it up a bit in terms of damage.  It’s a hard fight and we’re still learning, but we’ll get there.  Another crack at him on Thursday.

Thaddius and the Warlock

Posted in General on March 23, 2009 by rocklawthepally

We just can’t get past Thaddius in 25-man.  He’s our new brick wall.  Our 10-man team firgured it out pretty quickly, but some of our folks just can’t seem to get the mechanics of the fight.  People are dying all over the place from stupid mistakes.  Oh, and I missed the jump for the first time ever – sad panda.

I’ve begun levelling the warlock and have hit 70.  It’s pretty sweet – I’d forgotten how much fun a warlock can be :)  Demonology/Affliction specced means that I’m guarded by my trusty felguard at all times.  It also means I can solo a lot of the group quests like I did on my pally.  I will definitely be taking this guy up to 80 :)

3.1 Spec

Posted in General on March 19, 2009 by rocklawthepally

So here’s my thoughts for a 3.1 spec:

http://talent.mmo-champion.com/?paladin=50350150320013053100515221000000000000000000000000005230050003000000000000000&glyph=091525030406&version=9704

Am I gonna regret it?

Tier 8 Gear Sets – First Look – Banana Shoulders

Posted in General on March 19, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Tier 8 Gear Sets – First Look – Banana Shoulders.

Well covered.  I, too, am disappointed by the T8 set bonuses.  They kinda suck.  But this is beta and we can hope that Blizzard fixes things.

Myth: It Doesn’t Matter As Long as the Boss Dies | World of Matticus

Posted in General with tags , on March 17, 2009 by rocklawthepally

Myth: It Doesn’t Matter As Long as the Boss Dies | World of Matticus.

Also see:

http://forthebubbles.wordpress.com/2009/03/17/not-hardcore-but-not-failtastic/

I’ve ranted in the past from time to time, but these two sum it up pretty well.  Our guild is pretty good about such things, but occasionally we’ll have peeps show up unprapared and then fail to deliver.  Fortunately, that’s not too often.

Maly and the Pally

Posted in General on March 17, 2009 by rocklawthepally

We’ve got a 10-man group on the side working on the Malygos encounter. Last night was our first time getting to phase 2. Man this thing is a pita. Our new brick wall. It’s not too bad on us healers, but the kiting and coordination required on the sparks makes it hard on the dps and the tank.

Not sure how long it is gonna take us, but we’ll keep plugging away at him until we get him. I’ll keep you posted on our progress.