May 25th 2011 8:21AM 5/12 currently. Just started to raid in last month, due to RL commitments, same goes for the rest of our 10 man group. Not sure we'll make it before the patch, but as Grokknar, I want to see the raids at the current level as fellow guildies. I think buying T11 with JP may be enough for 4.2, but I do understand why old content can be nerfed.
Feb 11th 2011 10:12AM As a fellow healer I hate tank refusal of CC, under the premises 'CC is for wimps'. People don't seem to understand the biggest benefit of the CC goes to the healer as less damage needs to be healed at once, yet they don't allow the healer to decide if CC is helpful or not.
Feb 11th 2011 10:07AM My 1st heroic was Stonecore - zoned at Corburus, as a healer, and 2 secs after I said '1st time here' tank pulls saying 'lets see if you good' - we wiped. Tank insulted me (healers always get the blame) and some to DPS too (why not he thought). Group broke after that 1st wipe. 1st Heroic time: 30secs.
Since then heroic pugs have more successful than not, but still haven't managed to down my first foe, Corburus. (23 pug wipes vs no kills is my tally so far with him)
Jan 31st 2011 9:37AM I Pug, I pug a lot in fact, due to my timings not 'guild friendly', and while I like to pug, in Cata can be polarised into real good and real bad.
The aggravations I had from WotLK: The "gogogo"clan, chain pulls even though my healer alt was a fresh 80 on greens and had troubles to make people understand I wasn't overgeared, to ruddeness of skipping bosses when 4/5 party members wish to do all, or insults to members who didn't know tactics because was their 1st run. All those pet hates seem amplified in Cata - boss skips, "gogogo"ers still around, chain pulls (+death and a "wtf" chat), "hi, 1st time here... oh you pulling already...", and the latest "CC is for wimps" while as a healer I heal my socks of to keep all alive, proving that with my hps they will need 3 of "gogogo" dpsers to take me down (ok, ok how narcissistic of me).
All said, cause difficulty, when things go well it feels far more of an achievement, like the 1st raid boss you ever did with your guild (and the 1st raid boss for everyone in raid too)
Jan 14th 2011 7:22AM Always enjoy this column - as an addon junkie, I'm always looking for new and interesting addons. The other day running the daily HC, our tank had an addon that listed on party chat WHO interrupted the mob, that a mob was CC'd and CC broken. Haven't been able to find such addon, and forgot to ask the tank on the moment.
As a side note, CC addon column? CC is back on the agenda now, and would be interesting to see what ppl have found out there and its utilities (I'm still doing my own research to find a good CC time tracker that doesn't rely on focus)
Jan 12th 2011 7:17AM What about this trinket, ok PvP, but stats aren't too bad right?
Dec 22nd 2010 7:47AM One cheap relic I found (non inscriber friend, and eye is 4k in my server) is Bloodthirsty Gladiator's Relic of Salvation - a PVP one for a mere 700 honor points. Not best, but not to bad, considering I had the 264 with me still...
Dec 22nd 2010 6:51AM To the enchanters QQ about this, don't think is much to complain, the don't roll on YOUR mats, its a greed roll on a loot item, that happens to have the option to get DE, which is positive in my opinion. Enchanters in group provide utility, and less work for the guild enchanters DEing all the accumulated greens from greed rolls.
And before I get done... I do have an enchanter toon too (Altoholic).
Egoistically, shame is BoP and only can roll the specific professions, so running with an alt without any of those professions can't roll to pass it on to my other toon – but I feel the move is more than fair - thumbs up for me.
Dec 3rd 2010 9:06AM add to that the boomkin sets... got those too, thought the ferals are currently 1 tier back.
back tot he original question, I do collect 'vanity' costumes, which I proudly use on my banker toon, no need for armor on her.
Jul 22nd 2010 8:04AM I've been playing RL for 33 years and I still appreciate advice...