Aug 27th 2010 2:40PM I agree, that everyone should have the reagents they need. Normally I carry plenty of water and reagents, but there are situations where you can get caught flatfooted. I was recently on my level 69 druid and queued for a dungeon and dinged 70 just before my dungeon popped.
Of course the reagent I had in my bags for GOTW no longer worked so I'm trying to get MOTW cast on everyone while the tank is pulling like a maniac... and mana regen at that level bites.
After that random failed I bought the proper reagent and ALSO bought the one I'll need when the druid turns 80 so I don't get caught short again.
Jul 22nd 2010 2:27PM Just one word of caution on using dual spec while leveling. When you learn new ranks of a spell your action bar is only updated for the current active spec. You need to switch specs and manually drag the current level of the spell to your action bars to update your secondary specs action bar.
Jul 19th 2010 10:02AM I'm almost exclusively a solo leveler and level exclusively via quests until I hit Outland. I take most of the quests in a zone and skip the ones that bore me or I know from experience have excruciating drop rates. The lower level dungeons are just too long for me to commit to.
Once I hit Outland and have dual specced (if the toon I'm leveling has a heal spec) I quest in my dps spec and LFD in my heal spec.
Jul 1st 2010 11:29AM You can generate a combat log without being a raid leader.. anyone can do it.
When you start the raid, type in /combatlog This starts the logging. When the raid is done, type in /combatlog again. This terminates the logging.
Now go to World of Logs (http://www.worldoflogs.com/) and create an account. It's free. Start the Java client on the website to upload your log and voila, you have a combat log to link to.
World of Logs currently keeps logs on free accounts for 2-3 months... more than enough time for your app to be evaluated.
One word of warning on logging.... if you already have a combatlog.txt file in your World of Warcraft Logs folder, logging will NOT erase it, it will append to it. So make sure you delete any existing log files before logging a raid or you will be uploading extraneous garbage with your raid log.
Jun 28th 2010 9:47AM Oh, I love Un'Goro Crater. It's a beautiful zone and I love the fact that you have to constantly be on the look out for the Devilsaur. In fact, almost every toon I level through I always go back and kill the Devilsaur.
Jun 24th 2010 3:35PM Our 10 man is doing this without a Disc priest. originally we were using 2 Holy priests and a Shaman (Our Disc priest & Holy Pally are both on out other 10 man team).
This proved to be a problem because we did not have a way to slow the Val'kyrs and were not getting them killed before killing a raid member so I switched (Holy priest) to shadow and our Boomkin switched to heals.
In our original configuration, I healed the main tank & the raid, the other priest healed the off tank, and the Shaman did raid heals and was on dispel duty in phase 1. When Infest hit I would hit group 1 with COH and group 2 with POH, then go back to group 1 with another POH if needed (usually was not with the shammy).
In Phase 2, I switched to almost pure raid healing and the other priest took both tanks. We only got to phase 3 once with this setup.
When I switch to shadow the druid pretty much took over the healing I was doing. I'm pretty well geared, but have to admit using the druid was much better for the raid healing and my mind flay worked wonders on the Val'kyrs'
We got to phase 3 but didn't last long (had a tank doing the encounter for the first time).
We hope to down him next week.
Jun 21st 2010 4:26PM What I hated most about TOC was that the loot table forced our guild to want to spend more time in TOC and to toss Ulduar by the wayside before we had completed it.
Ulduar was a much more fun and challenging raid, but the loot monkeys wanted their shinys and the shinys were in TOC.
Jun 6th 2010 8:22AM We have several guild members who are paramedics and/or firemen. If you know ANYTHING about those professions you know it's long hours of boredom that are infrequently interrupted by calls where everything you are doing is dropped immediately so someones life and/or property can be saved. This is especially true in rural areas.
They fill their hours of boredom with WOW, and I have no problem with them dropping group to answer a call. You can't schedule a heart attack you know...