Jul 3, 2013

BORED BORED BORED, even stabbing someone in the back is boring today!

Well Alliance isn't doing it for me.....I'll leave Flashman over there and unguilded so I can have some private time wowing if I need to. I did the Barrens quests and got the welfare epic gear so Flash is fitted out out nicely. Did the same thing on my Tankadin too, I'm not really a tank, I don't enjoy the pressure so Aztrid will most likely go back to ret, I did like ret but melee is a bit meh. As previously posted I'm totally off Shaman, poor old Mammbo has hardly had a lookin except for when I need his tradeskills. I'm off locks too, can't be bothered. I'm sometimes levelling my little rogue, but then he's melee and although stabbing someone in the back is a bit of fun at first, it does get deathly boring....no pun intended. So where does this leave me? Well, I was trawling through my toons and there she was, shining out like a shaft of gold, my mage. I hadn't taken her out for a spin since the Chinese sellout expansion beat me around the head with the boredom stick and rarely played her even in Cata. I specced her fire, checked out icy viens for stats and priority lists and started laying waste to all that came before me. Mate! I love the playstyle, I remember all the kiting fun I used to have to do back in vanilla with this little mage and recalled that this toon was my first 60 back in the day.

Hopefully Sokz the mage can stop me from cancelling my sub....

May 25, 2013

Faction Change

Back in the day, way back in Vanilla WoW, I was Alliance. I was Alliance for a long time and levelled my first 60 (Sokz the mage, back then she was called Ameggy). One day I'm reading trade and it was juvenile rubbish and I remembered that it had been juvenile rubbish as long as I could remember, even Barrens chat was better! So I quit Alliance and rolled a BE Lock the day that Burning Crusade was released. Good fun and I never looked back on Alliance......until this week. Flashman my hunter has had a faction, race & sex change to a female Night Elf. Awesome!

Two reasons for the change:

1 - Horde /trade is pretty peurile.
2 - My Guild.

Number two is a biggy as number two's usually are :P

Sometimes I was just want to logon and play without having to say hello and be committed to help out or beat my head against some boss because someone in the raid just. doesn't. get. it. week after week for chrissake! Some people are just dumb or don't have the commitment to learn the strategy or don't realise that they're wasting nine other peoples valuable play time.

So I've gone off raiding with my guild for a bit, plus there was the ninja episode that I just can't let go. It goes like this, we have this fail druid tank, really loves himself, thinks he's the best player ever. So this epic caster ring ring comes up with perfect itemisation for my Elemental Shaman and this dumb prick of a tank rolls need on it and wins. WTF is that shit! So I ask why he's rolling need and he says it's for his OS and basically tough shit. It's a massive upgrade for me but as long as his piss weak OS is geared nicely then I guess that's fine.

Which leads me to the underlying reason. My raid team is fail. They just are. Noone takes it seriously, the dumb shit tank is sometime drunk, others are watching TV, it's all just an excuse to sound off in vent and have a chat. I've given up, I love my guild and I love my GM who is also the RL, but I just can't waste any more time and I think I'll go postal if I hear one more lame excuse why some dumb prick is standing in the fire.

So now I can login and be left alone. Flashman is not in a guild and will stay that way, noone on Alliance knows me and I can also play arbitrage on the neutral auction house. Life is good.

Apr 26, 2013

Even though Elemental has no love in Panda

or for that matter, neither does enhance. What is it with Shaman these days? Back in Cata my Enhance shaman was usually in the top 2 for dps. In Panda it's diabolical, actually diabolical doesn't cover it, embarrassment is more fitting. So I switched to Elemental full time and although the encounters are now easier and the dps is better, it's not where I think it should be. Ok, for AoE, yeah sure BALLISTIC! but who care about trash? Not me that's for sure, it's all about the deeps on the boss yes?

After reading all there is, totemspot, ej etc it looks like the blizz devs have lost there love if it ever existed in the first place. So yes, for the first time ever I'm blaming the devs.

To the Future!
I'm currently kitting out my Tankadin, got her to 90 and bought some gear off the ah to get her to 460 ilevel. Now I can enter LFR, I'm going for an avoidance build, seems more natural to me.

But before I shelve my shaman (no love from me either) I wanted to share my elemental shaman macro suite for those masochistic bastards out there who just can't let go, personally I'll keep an eye out for blueposts but meh.

The Macros!
 these macros trick wow into casting a lavaburst when it's off cd, just copy/paste/enjoy
lightning bolt spam with lava burst
/cast berserking
/castsequence reset=0.3 1,lightning bolt
/castsequence reset=0.3 lava burst
/script UIErrorsFrame:Clear()

chain lightning spam with lava burst
/cast berserking
/castsequence reset=0.3 1,Chain Lightning
/castsequence reset=0.3 lava burst
/script UIErrorsFrame:Clear()

this macro casts healing surge on my mouse over target if they can be helped or myself if no mouse over
#showtooltip healing surge
/cast [target=mouseover,help,nodead] Healing Surge; Healing Surge

same with chain heal

and the bog standard frog macro
#showtooltip Hex
/clearfocus [modifier:alt]
/focus [@focus,noexists]
/cast [@focus,exists][@target,exists] Hex
/y Casting Hex on %F

Have fun! I'll be back hopefully a lot sooner with some Tankadin news.