Jan 7th 2010 4:09PM I wonder if they'll be keeping Sentry Totem for Cataclysm... I wouldn't be surprised if they did; Blizzard is not without a sense of humor.
Jan 6th 2010 3:44PM The door strat could not possibly be construed as an exploit by anyone, including Blizz. It is simply a unique positioning of your raid. Healing through the vortex instead of changing colors is simply a different way to deal with it, not exploit it.
Interrupting the shield cast, on the other hand...
Jan 5th 2010 5:18PM I have only one thing to say in response to that story: LOL.
Jan 5th 2010 2:23PM /sigh Why are comments like Yourhero's always downrated? He was merely expressing his opinion and in no way being inflammatory while doing it. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that many who clicked that thumbs down haven't even *done* the encounter.
Anyway...I do think that Lady Deathwhisper is (was, I guess) the hardest fight of the first wing, even more so than Saurfang. My guild, at least, has wiped on her more often. Was the nerf necessary in and of itself? No, I don't think so. The fight was not terribly difficult. But I can understand Blizzard doing it from the standpoint of maintaining balance between bosses and a sense of progression. The hardest boss of a wing should be the last one, not the second, right? I think that justifies the nerf.
Dec 3rd 2009 7:45PM "...I'm not too optimistic."
We can also wear select cloth and leather; when you factor in those drops and account for as yet undiscovered mail pieces (not to mention our Tier gear), our "gearing woes" are hardly anything to complain about. I - and I'd like to think most other Elemental Shaman - have gotten past our limited gearing options and learned to accept it as the way of things. This is certainly the way it's been the entire expansion, but 3.3 is looking to be the best patch by far when it comes to Ele itemization.
Turn that frown upside down.
Dec 3rd 2009 4:13PM "You're right, haste being so ridiculously good for resto now has given us some very messed up gear choices."
I can attest to this - I use Abyssal Rune in my Resto set, since its haste is far superior to my higher ilvl trinket that has spellpower and an actual healing proc.
Dec 3rd 2009 4:10PM Did anyone notice they actually have elemental-itemized badge gear via Emblems of Frost in 3.3? Rejoice!
Dec 2nd 2009 8:38PM The overhaul of talents is definitely what I am most looking forward to in Cataclysm. It's not that I don't like talents in their current form, but they do get stale after awhile when you only have 1 or 2 "free" points to place where you want. I've never been a huge min/maxer via talents, but Combat really doesn't give any other options besides the cookie-cutter spec. Any other way just doesn't make sense, which is a shame.
I can't wait until someone's inevitable question of "What's the best spec?" is met by a universal "Well, that depends..."
Nov 30th 2009 4:54AM "Obviously you don't play an elemental shaman..."
The problem, Hyacinthe, is that for Elementals gear is either perfectly itemized or flat out wrong; there is no in-between like for other specs. Believe me, I would like nothing better than to see less Spirit and mp5 all around. I was merely trying to point out how silly it is to stop playing because of sparsity of gear (which, as I mentioned, has been the case this entire expansion) and to insinuate that Blizzard doesn't know how to itemize a certain spec.