Ding 90

My warlock ding’d 90 on Friday, February 1, 2013 on some random quest at the start of the Townlong Steppes.

First step: train Pandaran flying.

I’m surprised how much I missed it. In fact I missed it MORE after I ran back to the old world and spent a couple days flying around taming battle pets. [...]

Vale of Eternal Meh

grumpy-girl2Last night I had a grump.

I’m playing through Kun-Lai Summit and I got to the part where I saw the opening of the gate to the Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

[ Aside:
So.. ok. The gate is now open. I’m just going to keep my mouth closed about how dang silly a “great wall of Pandaria with a gate” is for a hidden land which hasn’t been opened since early in the mists of time.. on.. you know, on a planet where flying is NORMAL and as easy as buying a flying mount. I don’t think their secret land is as secret as they think.

Frankly having run around in it for a (very short) while the only thing I can come up with is that the only reason it’s stayed empty is because everyone who has flown in there eventually just wandered off.. because Damn that place is boring. Pretty.. but nothing exciting going on there. *yawn* ]
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A tale of critters and battle pets

foxlingI hit 89 last night. Again it kind of snuck up on me.

While questing, I spotted a gold dot for a flower. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here before.. but I’m one of -those- people when it comes to flowers.. you know, people hate questing with me because in the middle of making a bee line for the next objective I’ll abruptly veer off course to go pick a pretty pretty flower. In fact it’s to the point where if I see the gold dot on the mini-map I’m COMPELLED to go get the flower.. and when I -can’t- get the flower I start to feel a bit glum.
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Demonic Gateway.. situational.. but interesting

Questing along I dinged 87 and barely noticed.. it turns out I also didn’t notice a new spell which showed up on my toolbar:
Demonic Gateway

Last night I was mulling over my toolbar trying to improve my casting sequence (ie, make it less awkward and make sure I’m hitting all the buttons I should be hitting) when [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Mutterings About Shadowflame

Shadowflame Ok.. so a while back they gave me -this-. I’ve successfully ignored it.. for a long time. I mean gimme a break.. it’s cast in melee range.. blegh. BUT TPTB (mostly EJ) say that casting it as part of your rotation will increase your damage output. Sokay. So I spent [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Raiding Happiness is…

Engulfing Magic + Full Row of dots.. + 3x Shadow Embrace + Boss below 25% + Drain Soul

Twice

I grinned from ear [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Cataclysm Raiding First Blood

Last night my raid group downed our first raid boss of Cataclysm. Individually some of us -had- already downed the boss in Tol Barad.. but to be honest that hardly feels like a “real” raid boss.

Anyway, last night we finally downed Halfus Wyrmbreaker in Bastions of Twilight.

There’s a lot of interrupting.. and the [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Fel flame and Unstable Affliction

Fel flame is an instant cast which does some damage and will add 6 seconds onto the duration of your unstable Affliction. (Idly: I wonder how that’s effected by haste.. and by added dots as a result of haste)

Unstable Affliction has a 1.5 second cast time (assuming unglyphed) so the cast time is totally equal to [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Musical pets

I suppose choice is good… but it’s no secret that I really love my felpuppy.

In BC we ran with our succubus because that’s what you did.
In Wrath we finally got our puppy back.
At 4.01 we were encouraged to go back to our succubus for the increased DPS. I fumed.. but I did it.
At 85 initially [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

“DI THE TANK!!!”**

Dark Intent
– Can only be cast in a party (which makes it very hard to setup power auras and to test with).
– Gives you and your target each 3% haste.
– When you (or the linked target) gets a dot/hot crit the other person gets 3% increased dot damage/healing which lasts for 7 seconds [...]