Jun 16th 2010 8:20AM I'm working on my second level 80 shaman. And intend to level a third. I find the class to be the most enjoyable (and the only that I can bear to get past old world) which makes my guild think I'm insane.
Daily I'm asked by members of the guild that are new or not on much "Why are you gearing a second shaman." It has gotten to the point where other members start to laugh when the question is asked because I've got some smart comment to the question.
May 25th 2010 12:24PM The Mincemeat may be based off of traditional mincemeat, where beef was actually used in the creation and not the modern Mincemeat that uses raisins instead.
May 18th 2010 12:27PM The overall DPS of the raid makes the fight almost too short to pop 2 times. If I pop at the end of the RP section of the fight I usually have a 5-10 second wait after the 30% barrier is broken (and the heroism is already active). I still try to get them out at that point, but they don't receive the benefit of the heroism (unless another shaman uses theirs for the wolves, doesn't always happen.)
May 18th 2010 12:19PM Ugh, this is the first maintenance day I've not worked in over 2 years. I completely forgot about the 11am PDT restart. Guess I get to do something "constructive" like cleaning.
May 17th 2010 4:29PM I am typically in the top 7 on DPS. All of the top DPS floating in the same 9k+ range, so the tops spots really are just a jumble of RNG. On a fight like the Blood Council or Putricide (where there are frequent target switches) I'm typically in the 6-7k range (our mages, shadow priests, and hunters are a little higher.)
I refresh LS as necessary, usually grabbing it when it is at 1 or 2 charges left or when I have GCD locks on all of my main abilities.
I did mention to the raid leaders about the Magma / FN / FE situation and they are going to let me use them Tuesday night. As long as we don't have other dps (Ret Pallies) playing Monkey-See-Monkey-Do they are fine with it.
I use a FS - ES - ES combination, typically only losing the last tick if I lose any at all.
May 17th 2010 10:39AM Black Bruise and Frost Giant's Cleaver both with Berserking on them. I feel that my gear is more than sufficiently adequate for the content. 4/4 Sanctified Frost Witch's, nearly everything equipped is from ICC 25.
I honestly suspect poor priority.
On a fight like Saurfang my current guild's raid leaders forbid the use of an AoE from anyone, to the point they call us out on it and it becomes a part of "Does so and so follow established raid strategy?" questions during loot council bids.
This has resulted to my cutting FN out of my 'queue' altogether during the fight. I'm left with my FS, ES, SS, LL, MW5 LB, and wolves right before hero. Is there more that I could do here? I typically open with SS, FS, LL, ES(if open), or MW5 LB (if 5 procs).
May 16th 2010 10:50PM I had stacked haste, stacked so much haste that I was attacking as fast as some of the rogues in the raids and my DPS stayed decent. On a whim I went back to attack power, and my dps increased a full 2k. This brought me from 7-8k on Saurfang to 9-11k on the same fight.
Was my haste stacking dps "eh" because of poor rotation or gear, or is it really that much better for me to go attack power?