May 24th 2010 11:36AM Did a fun overgeared run in Black Temple with the Guild. Most of us we're Naxx geared 80s and we still had to strategize for a bit.
As we were talking on Vent about how to do Gurtogg Bloodboil, I accidentally sent my pet in and started the whole encounter.
We downed him anyway but the raid leader was little testy after spending at least 10 minutes trying to get the strategy right. Overgearing content is pretty forgiving sometimes.
Laughed for 10 minutes after he was down.
May 24th 2010 11:28AM Brian,
Would love to see a WHU video on Thyrm the Hope Ender. Tried it a few times and just can't seem to keep my pet up through the whole fight. Of course I don't have my 2 piece Tier 5 bonus. Any strategies on how to do w/o the Tier 5 bonus?
Did finally manage to solo all 3 of the Rider quests. The only hard one was the one who summons ghouls and does the knockback.
Extreme soloing is definitely a fun challenge.
May 18th 2010 1:45PM Since not everyone who comes to Cataclysm will necessarily be decked out in T10 (they may not even have Rare pieces but be sporting quest greens), about how long will people still be wearing T9 and T10? My guess is that quest greens will replace our LK epics by about Lvl 83. Or is itemization going to change so radically that we'll want to replace our T9 and T10 right away?
Apr 29th 2010 3:44PM Actually switched from Power Auras to Need to Know because NTK was simply easier to setup and use.
Only thing that NTK doesn't seem to do (from my experience) is track things like combo points (which I don't really need it to do) or when Maelstrom Weapon hits 5 stacks so I can get an instant Lightning Bolt.
If someone knows how to set that up with NTK, I'd be thankful.
Am really looking forward to Power Auras and want to use it, I just found it daunting in the set up department.
Apr 27th 2010 12:41PM Yeah...I really like the Scythe of Elune questline too.
Apr 23rd 2010 11:49AM Usually at the mercy of the tank and/or healer. As a tank, randoms are instant; as a healer, randoms are about 2-3 minutes; and as a dps, randoms are usually around 15 minutes. So if the tank decides to skip a few bosses, what choice do dps have? If dps drop its a 45 minute wait (debuff plus usual wait); if he drops its a 15 minute wait for me. The debuff may actually encourage him to be cooperative but I haven't found that to be the case.
I don't mind doing a full run or just the shortest route to Frost emblems.
Some dungeons I actually want the shortest route: HOS and Old Kingdom come to mind.
When I tank, I ask what people want.
Apr 23rd 2010 11:42AM Semantics.
I guess we could come up with 2 categories: Speed Clear and Speed Run.
Speed Clear being how fast you kill all the bosses and Speed Run being how fast you kill the last boss.
Apr 23rd 2010 11:35AM I did read the article, but then Brian didn't post about being able to skip 3 out of the 4 mobs on the ramp so thought that maybe he didn't know if skipping Ick was possible.
Writers aren't necessarily encyclopedias about every possible issue, though pretty reliable.
Apr 23rd 2010 11:32AM Back before the random dungeon finder we were doing 4 man runs to make it more interesting. Still a big fan of that, though its harder when the screen pops up with choose your role.
Apr 23rd 2010 11:30AM Which are exploits?
I certainly don't want to violate the TOS, so it'd be nice to know what Blizz considers an exploit here.