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Slowly getting up to 80

Levitate is for Screenies...

Shani is now level 67. I am such a slow leveler, I know. It only took me… what… I joined WoW a year after BC came out, and then I leveled 70 just in time for WoLK to come out in a month or so. Fun times, no? Shani has been tossed into so many dungeons lately that I’m surprised she hasn’t died more often. She also hasn’t run into any horrible tanks… yet. Even the DKs have been good. But I’m getting very, very, very tired of seeing mail chest+shoulder items drop like they’re just trying to taunt me because I have BoAs. However, I really think I might be able to get her into the mid-70s by, say, Cataclysm. Although if I start leveling her even more, I might get to 80… But that’s probably not going to happen, so. Here’s to getting her to 80!

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Ranting Tree Post

A ranting tree

Rant Tree (Known by cousin as Ranch Tree)

HELLO MY NAME IS RANTREE AND I DO RANTS IT’S NOT RANT TREE OR RANCH OH-EM-GEE! SHE’S WORKING ON THIS POST ABOUT HEALING TOUCH BUT SHE KEEPS ON DELETING MOST OF IT AND GETTING DIVERTED WRITING DOWN IDEAS FOR THIS THING SHE CALLS NANOWRIMO WHICH DOESN’T EVEN START UNTIL NOVEMBER GOSH AND HER COUSIN IS HERE SO IT’S NOT GETTING WORKED ON. DON’T WORRY SHE’S STILL WRITING SHE’S JUST BUSY AND ENJOYING HER LAST WEEKS OF SUMMER. HER COUSIN WILL GIVE YOU THIS ROLEPLAY POST AND STUFF SOMETIME LATE AUGUST POSSIBLY IF SHE REMEMBERS. SHE ISN’T HOOKED ON WORLD OF WARCRAFT YET SO YOU’RE ALL WARNED AND STUFF!!!!!! SHE MIGHT DO THESE LONG LITERACY RATES BUT DON’T WORRY WHEN CATACLYSM COMES OUT SHE WON’T HAVE THE GRAPHIC SNOB EXCUSE ANY MORE AND WE’LL TOTALLY MAKE HER TRY IT!!!

Cata Druid talents

This is a series of “oh hai MMO champion, you have better data… EDIT!”

http://www.wowtal.com/#k=ffVVh9Vg22J.9dw.druid

Master Shapeshifter: It’s caster and tree form with 2/4% buff, so… Yeah, you rolled into caster form. Kthnx Blizz, but now whenever someone wants to heal themselves… -Moonkin->Caster->Regrowth&Rejuv->Moonkin. So, that’s a bit weird there.

Subtlety: TBR (to be removed or redesigned). Well, okay. I don’t have threat problems, I’m pretty sure only newbie druids have them… So yeah, I can understand this.

Nature’s Bounty: 10/20/30/40/50% increase to critical effects, and 20/40/60/80/100% chance to reduce the Swiftmend CD.

Swiftmend: Up from 16% base mana to 20% base mana. Also, it now says it will consume a Rejuv or Regrowth to heal a target for 1.

/sarcasm WTFBBQ NERF!!! /sarcasm off

Empowered Touch: 10/20% bonus healing effects for Healing Touch, and 50/101(?)% chance for your Nourish to refresh Lifebloom.

Tree of Life: Some of our spells are temporarily enhanced while shifted. These are: Lifebloom, Wild Growth, Regrowth, Entangling Roots, Thorns and Wrath.

It’s the tree of DESTRUCTION! RAFARGLE TREEE OF DOOOOOOOMMMM!

Improved Barkskin: 10/20% armor contribution gain while in travel form or not shifted and a 5/10% damage reduction (not clear if this is only in travel/unshifted)

Gift of the Earthmother: 2/4/6/8/10% increase to Lifebloom bloom, and 3/6/9/12/15% insta-rejuv.

Wild Growth: Not 66, but 69% base mana! 10 seconds cooldown for a 7sec AoE.

Design Completion First Pass:

Balance: 95%

Feral: 100%

Resto: 90%

TO DO:

*Feral PvP?

*Rebuild Thorns

*Restoration health raid-buff.

/Edit off

Rambling

Catacylsm beta is supposedly… Soon™. Woooo I really hope I get in. -racks bruised brain for ideas- garble! UH… so hey, druids get some pretty cool quests with their bear, aquatic, and epic flight forms. Bear, we get a mini-one-way-only mage (Teleport:Moonglade). We also get to visit a bear spirit. That’s got to be one of the cooler quests for classes in WoW.The Shaman sidequests are also really cool, and I’ll probably do a write-up on them. BUT. Back to bear quest. We’re sent to and from quite a bit, but we also get to talk to a BEAR SPIRIT and have it tell us about strength and courage, and how bear form embodies strength, etc.

For the aquatic form, you have to gather flower-baubles from the lake and trek all the way down to WESTFALL to get a special half-a-pendant. Back in the days before this quest was no longer something you had to do and there was no boat to Stormwind (But I’ll still recommend doing it) you had to get to Ironforge and Stormwind by going through Menethil Harbor, running through the level 20-30 mobs to Ironforge, taking the tram to Stormwind, and then running to Westfall. You really needed an hour of your life set aside to do it. But it was crazy-fun to do. Of course, after you’d run your butt off, if you hadn’t grabbed the half-pendant from Darkshore you’d be facepalming. Luckily, I remembered. Fun times, really.

And ahhhhh, Epic Flight form quest, how I hate and love thee. It was… mildly annoying at first. “Go pick flowers” “Go get this moonstone” ‘EEEHEHEH GOBLIN STEAL MOONSTONE YOU FOLLOW AND GET BLOWN UP!’ Although… the goblin chase through Azshara was fun. “Go kill all the enslaved bird spirits.” Although that was after “Go to this tauren in Nagrand and tame a bird for her to carry messages”. Then I FINALLY got to kill the Raven Lord, Anzu. Oh yeah, I also had to mess around in the barrows. It was a freakishly long, love/hate quest chain. But dang, it was full of lore and I had fun with it.

I made the lol!diagram? myself.

Raid Enters Room:

Alienea: Can I have a table, Akomar?
Akomar: -sighes- Sure.

(Begins to conjure and then notices raid)

Akomar: Tsk, more people to kill us.

Alienea: Well, poot.

Alienea cackles maniacally

Alienea: We’ll just have to kill them!

Grievous: Regrettable, but necessary indeed.

Akomar: Must I spam 2 buttons again?

Grievous dies

Grievous: I’ll.. see you… again.

Akomar: Oh, how annoying.

Alienea: Grievous! No!

Alienea dies

Alienea: Curses… avenge us… Akomar….

Here is the LOL!DIAGRAM? for how to kill us.

Lol diagram!

<=D? Now let me get back to studying for finals because my 15min break is almost up.

Raid Bossness

(special abilities have been requested and have now been added)

O.O

So. This idea has been rattling around in my head. I’m going to make myself into a raid boss. One of those multiple boss fights that everyone HATES. And I’m sticking my friend’s chars in it. Health numbers were gotten by dividing up Ony’s health into 3 pieces and adjusted for squishyness. Someday Soon™ a shaman guide part 1 will come out, but until then…. >=D

Boss name: Alienea the Crazy/Grievous the Serene/Akomar the Logical

Alienea the Crazy:

Lvl ?? Druid boss.

1,626,916 health 10 man/7,437,333k 25man

1.1 million mana

Moves::

Rejuvenation, ticks for 5.5k (needs to be stolen or dispelled)

Bear/Cat forms. Cannot be dispelled, will only go away after X amount of damage.

Cat::: Rip, Mangle, Faerie Fire. Rip will last for 6 seconds, Mangle for 20 and Faerie Fire for 15. They will act just like druid forms of the moves, except they will deal MOAR damage.

Bear::: Lacerate(stackable to 5, need 2 tanks to switch off because at 5 it will deal around  3,000 damage per 5.) Mangle, Maul and a 180 degree Swipe(necessitating facing me away from the raid)

Grievous the Serene:

Lvl ?? Priest boss.

4.5 million mana

1,226,000 health 10 man/4,100,132k 25man

Moves:

Renew: heals for 3000-4000 per tick (10 ticks) . Needs to be dispelled/stolen.

Power Word: Shield ::Same as Priest Power Word: Shield except it will absorb up to 15k damage. Can be dispelled but not stolen.

Shadow Word: Pain ::Same as Priest one, but cast on random raid member and deals 3-4k damage per tick.

Smite: Deals 5-6k to a tank with no holy resistance.

(ohgodwhatshouldIdo-) Final Sacrifice: Acting somewhat like a paladin’s DI, this spell is activated upon death and heals the raid boss’ health back up to 90%. Grievous then DIES.

And, of course…. Mind Control! Controls a player for 15 seconds. They will attack the 10th person on the threat meters.

Akomar the Logical:

Level ?? Mage boss.

4.3 million mana

1,311,000 health 10 man/5,437,296k 25man

Moves:

Arcane Explosion: This will be a channeled, non-interupptable attack that he will call out.

He will also rotate through the standard 2-button rotation that the real Akomar has showed me.

Arcane Blast-Arcane Blast-Arcane Blast- 50% chance for Arcane Blast again, if not, then Arcane Missiles.-Arcane Missiles if not already cast, and then it starts over. Non of that is disruptable.

Every 5-10 seconds, he’ll launch a glob of fire into the air. If it lands on someone, then they will gain the debuff “Dalaran Fire” and will have to run away from everyone else to stop it from spreading. Deals 5-6 k per 3seconds. You SHOULD be able to run away from it as it will be announced as a green circle on the floor.

Kill order: Grievous, Alienea, Akomar (easy) Alienea Grievous Akomar (Hard). If you leave Grievous or Alienea last, then they will get angry and rez the others. The strat for killing us will be posted later.

The Death of a Bear

If you’re not J or V, then you don’t know about this. But a week or so ago, I had a run of truly terrible PuGs. I kept on getting dps that outgeared me and refused to pull back their dps. To give you an idea, they had 5-6k GS’s and I had around a 4.5. They would run around doing 5-6-7k of dps while my measly 1k tank dps tried to hold aggro. It didn’t work, and every time they yelled, they blamed me, and they wouldn’t tone back on the dps.

So after telling dps to stop and tone it back numerous times in one day, I got fed up. I realize that this was just a bad day, but honestly, I was annoyed. I’m a moonkin/tree now. And frankly, I see no reason to go back. I know that tanks are scarce enough, but maybe dps should think of that. I’m going to stick with restobear, though, because come Cata I’m going to pop back into sweet, sweet feral form for leveling. And then I’ll be a Bearkin! The restoration side of this blog will come solely form the shaman, and she’s level 44 now.

I apologize to all the dps who do tone it back, who do help the tank, and now will have longer queues. Slap some sense into the ∂嵘´∂ foolish dps who won’t do anything of the sort, and may the gods of the game be with you.

Guild Mercs.

In a few months, what is known to guilds as “The Summer Boss” will roll around and suck raiders out of their schedules and make them despair for pushing ahead in raids. AND THAT IS WHEN I HOPE TO STRIKE. I’m hoping to have gotten good enough gear by that point to join a guild for summer(while making sure they know that) and then heading back to my friend guild when school starts back up. I’m tempted to make an application on a forum, see if I can get accepted, and then slip away after I get accepted/declined. But that wouldn’t be right. -gck- Not even sure if that would work.. But heyla, guilds usually want MOAR PLAYERS in the summer, so I help them out of….the goodness of my heart because I love helping people I want pretty purple shinies! I still need to suck more of my friends into WoW…Some year Dark Company will have 10 people who can raid! Now if only I could find people who I would want to be friends with that would play WoW and not suck. Eh, details!

..I might do a post about my UI. Addons. Things.

Patch!

So, with all the changes to honor, and a chance to get really good bracers, did I spend my honor capped honor on bracers? Hah, NO!

Haha, no wise spending here.

BATTLESTRIDER!!!!!!!!!

Multi-Language PuGs.

So on friday night, I had a bit of spare time and popped onto my druid, planning on getting some random heroics and raids done. I did every boss up to the gates of Ulduar except Razorscale, and I got a pretty trinket, finally earning me the achievement Epic. Then I opened he random heroic dungeon finder, figuring I need those 2 frost badges. I got the Old Kingdom as my PuG, and the first time some speaks…. “(insert french here)”. So I wandered through the heroic clueless until we wiped because I was trying to find a translator app at the same time as healing. So then I tabbed over to a french translator and ran through “I’m sorry, my fault. Also, I don’t speak french.” I copy/paste that and got “Oh, we all understand english, we’re just making jokes about our gay friend.” So I sighed and facepalmed myself and had a happy run. Then I open up the dungeon finder again, figuring it can’t be any worse than a french group.

WRONG. I get the group of chinese speaking people! But hey, I know a bit of chinese, or at least enough to stumble through “I’m sorry, I only speak a little bit of chinese.” So after fumbling around for the tone mark alt keys, I type that up and get a flood of chinese in return, but I pick through it and find the words “mei wen ti”. That means No problem. So I actually have a nice group while I decipher bits and pieces of what they are saying. But how is this worse? Because I CAN make out bits and pieces of what they’re saying, and my paranoia section is having lots of fun going “Omg they are all saying I am a bad healer AHHHHHHHH!!!!!” But then my cousin arrived and introduced me to small furry animals nomming food on youtube, and all was good. NOM-NOM-NOM NOM-NOM-NOM NOM!!!!