Flying Boomkin

It was brought to my attention that the druid didn’t actually talk about her druid form.

Oops.

I seem to forget sometimes that when I stream, it doesn’t mean it gets updated here.  So many of the stories and updates I have happen there and I kind of forget to post about it later.

I’m a little absent minded.

So class mounts.

I’m in love with the Hunter one.  Flying wolves? Heck yeah!

And my husband’s charger he got for the Paladin quest line.

Druids?

Ugh.  I look like a flying Boomkin.

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Majestic or Derpy AF?

I get why we got a new form, because Druids…we’re shapeshifters.

But as a mount collector?  I hate that we didn’t get a mount to add to our collection.

To to add insult to injury?  We can’t actually use our new form unless we’re in an area we can fly it.  Our form does not double as a ground mount like the rest of the class mounts.

And I think I look like a flying moonkin.  So I guess you could say over all, I’m not too pleased.

Bright side, at least I can carry around a buddy.  But I already do that with the Heart of the Nightwing mount.  So…mrr.

But it is nice to have Serbear carry me around.  He gets to carry the firepower around.  Sort of.

How about you?  What’s your favorite class mount so far?

Melting Druid

It’s no fun when you get home from work, have about 15 minutes to get a stream set up and ready for raid, then discover your AC isn’t actually working and it’s about 10 degrees hotter than what it should be in your house.

And for it to continue not working all during raid as you are making attempt after attempt on KJ.

That’s a dying druid. In more ways than one.

AC should be fixed sometime this summer when they finally get the heating and cooling company to come out and redo the duct work.  Some day.  No biggie. I know my friends across the pond are having a worse time of it than I.  Stay hydrated everyone.

As for TOS, make sure when you go in there, you check out the scenery.  Night one, we went 6/9 on normal.  We hit Maiden about 10-15 minutes before our stop time and our mechanics were a tad off.  Going back in last night to try to finish it up though, it too a few tries, but we got our movement down a bit better.

1: make sure your fel and light groups are standing on their respective tanks

2: rotate the infusion swaps the same way each time, as in move around the boss to your left, so you’re not crossing each other

3: When you have the bomb, jump in the hole at the halfway mark, not the 2 seconds left mark, to keep from killing yourself with fall damage.

4: Move as a group to the boss when she’s doing her shield so you can collect the bubbles together.  One person running ahead can screw the entire side out of a decent buff to their damage and healing.  Not cool.

Once you get that down a bit better, it’s not too shabby.  Granted, those might change in Heroic and Above, but for now, that worked much better once everyone was working together properly.

Fallen Avatar wasn’t too bad either.  Making sure the add is moved in a timely fashion to get to the where the next beam will be needs some work and better coordination.

But KJ.  Man, he’s a jerk.  He hits the tanks like a freight train.  Trying not to soak more than one Armageddon at a time so the debuff doesn’t kill you or piss your healers off gets dicey during the first intermission where it comes more frequently.

Getting through intermission 2 into phase 3 happened a few times, but not enough to be completely successful.  Oddly, it seems phase 3 was a heck of a lot easier than the first two though.

I suspect he’ll go down next week if we don’t go back in Monday and finish the job.

All in all, it’s a pretty neat raid so far.  Druid approved!

New Adventures

Who’s ready for Tomb of Sargeras?

Warcraftier will be making our first foray into the raid tonight.  We’ll be starting with Normal.  If we plow through it, we’ll jump to Heroic with what time we have left and focus on that the rest of the week.

Want to see how we do?  Be sure to join us tonight, 7pm CST.  I’ll be streaming from my Point of View over on my Twitch Channel.  Expect lots of screaming and Starfalls.  Or something.

Hope to see you there!

Stubborn Druid

WoWScrnShot_061117_122540Warcraftier had an awesome week of achievements in Nighthold.  Between Heroic and Normal, I think we got all but the final Spellblade one since you have to kite and kill her in three areas.  All that’s left is the shattered walkway for that annihilate screaming wench.

I took the hunter in for a test run and she really is a hell of a lot of fun to play.  I’ve technically been playing her all weekend trying to get the class mount, working on rep, and trying to finish out Suramar.

The class mount quest line was pretty amazing.  I’m kicking myself for not streaming it or having it recorded.  (Sorry guys.  Epic fail on my part.)  Loved running around in the dark in the hunting grounds stalking and shooting the spirits.  And of course, I love my Wolfhawk.

WoWScrnShot_061017_125255But I’m stubborn.  And I don’t want to jump ship on my Druid just yet.  While I’m not convinced that the changes in 7.2.5 will help in the least, I do enjoy the challenge of playing her.  The hunter is great to relax on.  Send in the pets and just aim and shoot.  Sure there’s a bit more to it, but I’m successfully soloing elites on the Broken shore with her thanks to her pets and just standing back.  (Another good reason why Druids are still broken compared to other specs.)

But like I said.  I’m stubborn and I enjoy the challenge.

And I’m not ready to give up on her yet.

Who to Pew pew

I think a lot of Boomkins are frustrated this expansion.  I want so much to be on par with everyone else, but I feel like I just keep falling short.

And then here’s my hunter, already putting out the same numbers with less gear.

So the question is, who to play in Tomb?  Because they’re both fun to play.  But I feel like I’m holding everyone back on the Druid.  But who’s to say I won’t hold them back on the Hunter?

/ponder

Weekly Raid Thoughts

This week has been all over the place!

Monday I picked up some weird stomach bug.  Went to bed with a fever.

Thought I had kicked it by Tuesday, but when it came our Heroic Nighthold raid time, it started making an appearance again.

Enter in the night of Scruffy dies.  A lot.

I’m not sure what the heck was going on, but dang.  I was pulling aggro on mobs.  Dying to silly things.  Not moving quick enough, which is already one of my weak points.  Accidentally pulling Spellblade with the very edge and on the very last tick of Starfall.  You know, I’m pretty sure I probably died to just about every boss.  Especially the ones I don’t usually die to.

I was pretty mortified.  Even more so than usual, but as Ser says, everyone has an off night now and again.

Gul’dan was our only target left Wednesday night to take down in Heroic and we made pretty quick work of him.  And yes!  It is possible to flap off the top of the tower down to the courtyard without killing yourself.  Neat trick, Druid friends!

Even though Mythic raids are supposed to be Mondays and Thursdays and I have opted to sit them out, we found ourselves with enough people and trekking back into the Nighthold.WC_MChronomatic Anomaly

Skorpyron fell to our group again and we went back to work on Chronomatic Anomaly.

I’m thrilled to say, even though it took several attempts and I died in the last few moments of his lifespan, we have successfully taken Chronomatic Anomaly.

WC_MTrilliaxAND TRILLIAX!

That’s right!  Took three attempts for Trilliax, but he’s down too!  We’re 3/10M now!

I’m still not a hardcore number cruncher, but I’m a pretty lucky Druid Lady that Warcraftier takes me along on these adventures.  It has truly been an absolute blast so far!

If you’d like to check out the kills, I’ve started a little collection on my Twitch Channel.  They’re not super polished right now, but they’re something. 🙂

 

A golden Trait

Reminiscent of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory, I kind of want to run around singing “I got a Golden Trait!”

I finished out the new attribute section of my Balance weapon yesterday and lo and behold, I saw an increase in my damage.  (Thank goodness, I would be freaked out if I didn’t.)

I’m going to dive in to the logs this weekend to try to better understand what’s going on. The raid leader and I were chatting on Twitter than I just didn’t think I should see that vast of a difference between what I can put out on target dummies and what I’ve been seeing from myself in raids and dungeons.

However, running through Heroic Nighthold and TOV tonight, I did stay above the tanks, which is a step up.  A bit step up for me.  🙂

We’re getting there!!!