Apr 24th 2011 6:25PM Midsummer!
Apr 27th 2010 8:59AM I couldn't agree more! Our guild has talked about this a lot lately and Wrath just feels like it falls so short. I mean, where were Jaina and Sylvannas during the LK fight? They should have come in like Maiev and Akama during Illidan, or like Kalcegos in KJ. There was so much more that could have happened to give it epicness that just didn't happen. Now that's not to say the fight isn't difficult (especially in its heroic version) but difficulty does not equal epic quality.
I'll agree that Algalon had that epic feel, though maybe it was because it was in the stars. LK just fell flat on its face and it was fairly upsetting. ICC is grand, but it definitely doesn't have quite the awe-striking effect that BT or Sunwell STILL have on me today after farming them to death in BC.
All I can hope for is that in Cataclysm on top of all these other raid changes (which I'm still not sure about as a 25m raider), that they bring the epic back.
Apr 8th 2010 12:46PM Awesome. Though, I suddenly hold the urge to go back and run BT.
Apr 6th 2010 2:27PM Love you and miss you Loincloth (& great interview :D) !!
Feb 18th 2010 10:59PM I think he's replying to me here as well.
I'm not saying haste and haste only, SP/Haste blended gems are great too, I was just negating that you shouldn't be stacking pure SP. I don't blindly follow EJ either, and yes it does relate to 25m healing, but tank healing also benefits from large amounts of haste when you have your HW's going out with base haste + tidal waves proc (and 2pc tier 10 if you're lucky) to be in the ~1 second range.
That being said, haste benefits all areas of resto healing (be it 5 mans, 10 or 25) and of course it's important to blend if you find yourself on non-chain heal spam duty, but that doesn't negate the high importance of haste.
Feb 18th 2010 10:31PM I'm curious too why you emphasize spellpower over haste when on average it's better to have a balance of the two until you're a bit higher up to go straight up haste. Haste is beneficial in all environments, not just raiding. In that right using JC gems for Quick Dragons Eyes is generally better than Runed.
Spellpower/Crit shoulders and helm enchants are generally better than the mp5 ones as the more crit you have the more your water shield is going to proc and the more mana you will get back overall. I rarely see anyone use the mp5 ones of either anymore.
Some of the glyphs you listed are pretty big no nos for good resto healing these days (esp Water Mastery) though since you said you plan on looking at glyphs in a later post I'll stop there :).
Haste/SP/Crit > Haste/SP/Mp5 > SP/Crit/Mp5 gear choices. (with each of the stats in order of importance)
@Kooshi, it might work out for you now but gemming primarily Int hasn't been really beneficial since 3.2 launched :) & you'd probably get more out of your shammy altering your gem options.
Overall I love your writing Lodur, just curious about the stuff I mentioned and your reasoning behind your choices.
Jan 29th 2010 1:15PM Haha I love this picture! My cats do this not to mention jump on my lap and knock out my headset cord and all sorts of other fun things while I'm raiding/heroics-ing. *raises fist*....I love my cats :P I'll have to send in some pictures of mine and their ridiculous WoW-interrupting ways...
Nov 25th 2009 12:35PM I can has pony for Christmas? :P
Nov 24th 2009 2:53PM /sings song from Mary Poppins