Sorry about the lack of posts this weekend! I was very busy slacking off. Here’s a quick “This Week in Raiding” for last week:
Lots of lag. Cut every raid early due to server issues. Still managed to get new gear!
- [Valorous Cryptstalker's Spaulders]
- [The Undeath Carrier]
- [Torn Web Wrapping]
- [Ring of Invincibility]
- [Mirror of Truth]
WoW Word of the Week is taking a short hiatus.
I had a very interesting weekend in the World of Warcraft. Of course, the Lunar Festival has started, so I spent a bit of time working on traveling around for that. Don’t have my title yet – that’s gonna take me a while.
Decided I’m going to take a break from raiding this week. I’ve gotten behind in housework, studying and have lost a little bit of interest in my hunter since her DPS is slightly sad.
But the big news this weekend is:
I FINALLY started leveling Ferguson!
I’ve been meaning to for quite some time, but I’ve been stuck on his spec. I was supposed to be leveling with my boyfriend’s warlock, but he’s taking to long and I need my healer. So I decided to go solo. The problem was, at heart he is a holy priest, a healer. But I don’t want it to take forever to get to 80. So my options were:
- Level holy, run lots of instances and take questing slow. This is what I kind of did from 60-70.
- Level shadow, quest quickly, then switch to holy at 79 or 80. The problem with this, is I would be afraid that I wouldn’t know how to heal at 80. I’d be out of practice, get thrown straight into heroics, and fail.
So I specced Holy and gave those handy Training Dummies a visit. Is holy viable for solo leveling?
With a 70 Training Dummy, I was doing between 500 and 600 DPS. It’s not amazing, but I deemed it as enough.
So now Ferguson is now making his way through Howling Fjord, much more quickly than I expected.
And within 5 minutes of getting to Northrend, I already had a group for Utgarde Keep.
Most of us had just stepped off the boat to HF, but it still went pretty well, especially since it’s been 3 or 4 months since I really healed anything. I was very happy when no one died on the first boss fight. However, we just couldn’t get the last boss down. I still am not sure how to heal through that fight. My DBM tells me STOP CASTING! So, I stop casting. However, it fails to ever give me the green light. How long do I have to wait til I can start casting again?
Anyway, I was still happy with my ability to heal, and I don’t think questing will be that hard. Since I’ll hopefully be running lots of instances, and I don’t care about achievements on this character, I don’t mind skipping some of the harder or more annoying quests and jumping around to new areas.
Yay, Mend Pet is once again about a Hunter AND a Priest!
- Bringing Ferguson Back from the (Un)Dead
- Ferguson sells his soul for an Epic Flyer!
- News Flash: DEHTA imposes hunting restrictions on Nesingwary!
- An Inverse Correlation
- Mend Pet – Healers and Hunter Pets in Instances