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Peek at Void Reaver

West Kingdom in cooperation with Shadow Warlords demolished Gruul’s Lair. We totally one-shotted that raid instance. So we decided to go peek in at The Eye.

Joe (the head of Shadow Warlords) and fiancee (the head of West Kingdom) had gotten the impression that just the trash was going to smash us flat at our current gear level. They were wrong. We had some bumpy parts where we were learning the fights.. but I’m pretty sure that we’ll do much better next time.
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The “suck” that is PUGs

PUGLast night I was in a PUG in Mana Tombs. It’s a low-level instance but when Lilac ran it at an appropriate level I got pulled out to go heal Gruul’s on Tatia before we could complete the escort. I hate having incomplete quests in my log so I figured I get a quick Mana Tombs run done and acquire a few spirit shards as well (need 50 for ring).

We were: Pally Tank, Shadow Priest Healer, Lilac (ME)(70 Affliction Warlock), Booka (68 MM Hunter), Warok (65 Fury Warrior)

My “quick run” turned out to instead be the standard PUG death march sprinkled with high repairs and lots of frustration. We went very very slowly through the instance. I started at 10:45.. and we called it a night at 2. Near the end, just after a wipe on the boss with the sparks.. I said in party that I needed to repair. Three others in the group joined me. The last person in the group, a hunter who had already run to the boss, turned around and started for the instance door. Then in /p asked “Hey, should I start this escort?” To which I replied “No, don’t start it. You can’t do it alone.” The hunter didn’t listen and started the quest anyway.. She died.. and also made it so I couldn’t do the escort (my only reason for this slogg-fest). I was so mad I sputtered incoheriently and couldn’t type for a good 5 mins.

Then I come in today.. and read Galo’s post about making friends with your pug group…. and I’m looking at my whiny “You people all suck” post and it leaves me feeling like a horribly petty person. *sigh*
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Burning Crusades Warlock Spell Hit

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On TargetUnlike melee combat, it seems that spells are on a two roll system for hit and crit. The system rolls once to see if you hit.. and then rolls again to see if you crit. This means that if you can’t hit, you can’t crit. Regardless, dots can’t crit. The number one easiest way to increase your DPS is to cut down on the number of spell misses (called resists).
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Lilac Keyed For Kara

Last night I was late getting logged in. Our normal Kara run starts at 8 but I was fiddling around with making dinner (Rice and Lentil soup with sausage) and didn’t get on until 8:40. By then the group was filled.

So instead I logged in on Lilac and put my self in LFG. Within 5 mins I got a whisper asking me if I’d be interested in joining a Black Morass run. I’m a little leery of a pugged Black Morass run.. it just seems like something that doesn’t pug well.. but I really wanted to get the last step of my Master’s Key done. We were: Lilac (me)(Affliction Warlock), MS Warrior Tank, MM Hunter, Shadow Priest, and Resto Shaman.
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Save Life Tap

Reposting pic because it made me laugh:

Found it on Warlock Therapy

[updated to add: What about the children? CMs on the Warcraft forums announced that Life Tap has been rolled back to it’s 2.3 versions. Well at least now the babies [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Speccing Holy

70 specOMG! I got my first ever reader asking a question of me email! I’ve gotten emails in the past from Galo (Hi Galo) but that was more.. bloggers communing amongst themselves. This is an honest-to-god, I-read-your-blog-and-have-a-question-for-you email. I’m so excited!

Joey writes:

Hello great blog
I have always been a Prot spec pally and am nearing the big 60 level wise. I am thinking of switching to Holy for upper level content and I was wondering if u would share with me your spec and maybe some tips for levels 60 to 70. Thanks for any and all help you can provide.

Joey

OOO… I wrote about this a while ago but the topic deserves revisiting.
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Blog Narcisism

If you’re looking for actual content.. move along ;)
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Guild First: Bear Lord Nalorakk

Bear Boss dead West Kingdom was finally able to take down the bear boss so we can call this a “real” guild-only first (as opposed to the “sorta” guild first from a week ago).

We were: Gongniu (Warrior Tank), Shaed (Warrior Tank), Tatia (Holy Paladin), Zynnia (Holy Priest), Khoss (Resto Shaman), Spiralla (Shaman), Fynriss (BM Hunter), Sibiy (BM Hunter), Krullwyn (BM Hunter), and Stiletta (Rogue).
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DING 70!

Lilac hit 70 last night while questing and killing spiders in Blade’s Edge Mountains. Kinda anti-climatic to do it while killing spiders… I was half tempted to get into Shattered Halls (where Tatia dinged) but by the time we finished our run on Old Hillsbrad she only had one bubble left..and it was kinda late to start a new group.
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