Jan 11th 2010 2:24PM Not sure if this has been asked yet but when the new WoW:CAT hits what will end up happening to the ILVL score of items? Will it just carry forward (not sure what ilvl we are at yet what 271 or 279?) and the next set of gear starts at 280 or + or does all of our gear revert down to 187 and lower epics?
Dec 11th 2009 2:45PM I kind of agree with you to an extent.
did it on 10 man with my guild, we spent 5 minutes before watching the video and after 1 wipe figured out waht to do, and honestly once you are able to get a flow of killing the mages and the adds on your ship its rinse and repeat easy peasy japanesy. i was really surprised at how short and easy it is. i think this fight is more about flavor then challenge. weirdest part of the fight was after it was over for some reason our master looter got overridden (was nice to get tanking shield on first attempt, but running with a pally and prot warrior the QQ commenced afterwards, the joys of loot council), and for some reason as i was trading the loot to players things went all crazy and 8/10 people in the raid were dumped on a platform with an angry abom waiting to slaughter us.
we couldn't get saurfang down in our first night of attempts as we kind of gimped ourselves by only bringing in 2 ranged dps (my lock and a boomkin), having a hunter to frost trap to help kite the blood beasts a little bit is huge.
Oct 30th 2009 3:58PM @skonged
thank you for whipping your epeen out there and letting us know you are such an uber l33t gamer. make sure to clean yourself off when you are done raping our collective well beings with your nonsense.
Oct 27th 2009 2:14PM Windows 7 is unreal. Went clean with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit from XP 32 bit (didn't feel like going the upgrade route as the OEM didn't give me a boot disc for XP which i see as a problem down the line) and the install takes less then an hour, start up is a breeze and i can now alt-tab in northrend with no issues (and the screen minimizes to desktop in a heartbeat, even during load screens). definately worth it.
not much to worry about in terms of waiting a few patch cycles as really all windows 7 is is vista SP3. Definately worth it.
Oct 20th 2009 2:08PM Pretty tight, my 40" Samsung Flatscreen LCD TV does the trick quite well, playing wow in 1080i resolution is pretty sweet (and yes my ingame resolution is set up that way as well).
I don't know about playing with the surround sound though, I couldn't imagine vent coming in from all 4 corners would sound so good.
Oct 8th 2009 2:32PM Agreed. When my guild first started trying this out we emphasized killing the healers and had no success at all, we couldn't down anyone. The next week we went after the DPS, specifically the Rogue or Warrior first, and now we one shot it without a single death. We have our warrior MT spec to arms and he spams mortal strike or whatever it is warriors have that reduces healing done to the target, it then effectively becomes a dps race. once you get the main damage dealers down the rest are a breeze. My experience is mainly 10 man for this fight, and no one in my guild uses a PvP trinket for this fight.
as a lock i used to hate this fight as it disgusts me to look at the meters and see my DPS below 3k when im used to 5k, but now that they drop super easy the fight is much more enjoyable. I find that as a clothie once one of the guys aggro you i just start to kite them away from the main ruckus or move in any direction and after a few steps they usually drop pursuit, i don't think ive once used my teleport ability either.
its a lot of fun to get all the DPS down and have two healers up healing away on themselves knowing that they can't do anything, time to do some victory laps.
Oct 7th 2009 6:23PM ill take two
Oct 7th 2009 2:35PM Poutine FTW! Was getting worried when i didn't see my submission the last couple weeks, thanks for the shout out.
Little update since i emailed in, picked up a couple guys who would pug with us frequently who then did us a solid and invited a bunch of friends to server and faction xfer. We now have a solid 10 man raiding core 1 shotting all of ToC 10 man 2 weeks in a row (where as before we struggled to get up to faction champs with pugs) and have downed a number of Uld 10 hard modes without any problems, having made it up to and finally downing mimiron (yea, we know we are a little behind in clearing ulduar, but we seem to be working at a great pace, our new transfers have cleared most content so learning from them has been a blessing). As you like to say, we have general and yogg on notice haha.
Forgot to give you our guild site, poutine.guildomatic.com (possibly getting a new revamped site in the near future). If raiding with a group of laid back but attentive canadians (id say our percentage of canadians is at about 80% now) sounds like your thing hit us up, looking to maybe start a second 10 man and/or a 25 man raid, with this influx of xfers who are all ready and willing to go it sucks having to cut people come raid time.
Oct 2nd 2009 3:26PM Not a bad idea in concept, but have they thought about this aspect?
You are starting up a 25 man naxx run (this wouldn't really apply to full guild runs, mostly to pugs) and you are trying to do a full clear, say 9 or 10 people join just to do this weekly quest and then bail right after getting the quest complete. Now not only did you spend time trying to find PuGs but now you have to find even more, not to mention whats to say the new pugs you try and gather are even going to want to join seeing as you have progressed past the weekly quest boss. of course you can do it on say 10 or 25 man, but time constraints for people may not allow for this.
Personally I think this is to get us accustomed to doing raid quests for when WOW CAT comes out and there are the guild achievements for downing bosses. Having to turn in the quest is going to be the way its tracked i bet.