Jacemora: August 2007

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Nightbane DOWN!

So here it is, we are down to Netherspite and then Kara is clear!

Hopefully I will get the Longboots soon from Moroes and the gloves I need from Attumen although my need for the gloves for DPS is no more from getting some Windslayer Wraps crafted. They are still really good for tanking and I plan on gemming them for that set until I get the T4 gloves from Curator.

Going through my list of needs, they are dwindling down for me but finding groups when I have the chance to do heriocs is problematic... :( Even then, Kara gear is leaps and bounds better than any drops I am going to get from Heriocs or otherwise short of spending a lot of time in BG's. Now that Emmerald has adjusted his math and updated his feral druid spreadsheet it is evident that a couple of PvP items are actually quite desirable in some of the druids gear. Take my wrists for example that are higher on the DPS chart than the Kara maiden equivilent. The Veteran's Dragonhide Bracers are significantly higher in DPS with more mitigation to boot. They are also high in the bear mitigation dept. but since I have them gemmed for DPS I might be sticking with Umberhowl's Collar for now.

Going forward I am concentrating on Rep with Lower city for my Epic flight form, Rep with CE so I can get Earthwarden, Herioc Bot for a shot at Feral Staff of Lashing, Rep with Skyguard for the Skyguard Silver Cross, enough badges for the Bloodlust Brooch, PvP for odd and end gear while I wait for epic leather to drop in Kara, and even a little arena action hopefully to eventually get the Merciless Gladiator's Maul which is the highest druid DPS weapon in the game.

I think it is going to take the top gear in every slot to keep up with our DPS classes.

In other news, I am very happy with my current tanking gear and the only way that is going to get significantly better is with T4 replacements and Earthwarden... and those damn Gloves of Dexterous Manipulation that just won't fall for me. PvP is going to work here for my feet upgrade Veteran's Leather Boots until someone can make me Boots of Natural Grace. I have Moroes' Lucky Pocket Watch and the Badge of Tenacity but if I am lucky enough to get the Argussian Compass I won't mind :P

For any druids out there interested Emmeralds gear rankings can be found HERE

So why am I rambling about my gear needs... It's Tuesday, I can't get on and do my stinking Skyguard dailies, and Prince continued to rain infernals down on us last night in the worst possible places... watching prince go to 1%-2% health a couple of times just to watch us wipe because infernals fall on our heads really sucks.

Monday, August 27, 2007

OZ... Finally. Only Nightbane and Nethersprite left.

AC finally got the OZ event so we are now 11 of 13 down in Kara! We are hopefully going to try Nightbane again tonight.

On my last raid I was lucky enough to get the Shermanar Great-Ring and the Mithril Chain of Heroism.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Prince is Down, Now 10 of 13 in Kara!

We downed Prince last night after a couple of unsuccessful attempts and complaining of the "luck" factor in this particular fight. No doubt this fight can be impossible if the nasty infernals fall a certain way. Doom was the lucky winner of the T4 helm, Grats to Doom.

I hate Enfeeble. After realizing that there was no way I could clear out in time once I saw my kitty get all sick looking I starting running a couple seconds before enfeeble and then turning around if I did not get it just to be safe. Also, right before enfeeble came through I would look to see where our ranged classes were standing so I would know exactly where it was safe to run. All in all we definately got the strategy down and a little luckly placement with the infernals, here is the result in video...


Friday, August 17, 2007

Arena PvP last night

Ouch. Not only do I suck at Arena PvP due to my "clicker" nature of game play, interface hardware, and lack of experience but going up against players that are Spec and geared for it sucks... but the Q times went quickly and we got our 10 matches in about 30 minutes and PvP points are points... even though something tells me we have a long road ahead to actually get any gear it is still another facet of the game and fun to play.

I think the best 5 man would be a Priest, Pally, Rogue, Lock, and Mage... but what do I know... LOL

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Wootness... Finally

Well, I was lucky last night to get to finally see the Chess event. Which is nice since I was part of the party for the first downing of Curator and Aran. BigRedKitty was nice enough to let me sub in, thanks BRK. And finally Epic leather falls! So I am now the proud owner of a Girdle of Treachery which cost me every last point in auction... but I am cool with that since nothing ever drops for me anyway.... have to get it when I can and there is no better DPS belt for a feral druid until Gronn-Stitched Girdle from Gruul.

So I just put in a Bold Living Ruby and Don Amancio's heart...

AP is now up from 2222 to 2270 and I only lost .16 agility. and gained close to 400HP and 40 armor. Now with this belt I can spend my BG rewards on an Epic Bracer or Boot to further DPS and Mitigation.... this will help with fighting Aran since I am gaining mitigation without losing DPS and can get away from wearing a mix of my tanking gear and DPS gear.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Well, we downed Attumen, Moroes, and Maiden again last night...

...and still no Epic leather drops for me... boy this is getting frustrating. I think I have killed those 3 at least a half dozen times. I lost bidding with swaps on I think just 1 leather item in that time frame. That is a lot of drops with no Epic leather falling I tell ya. It really sucks because I don't get a whole lot of time to run anything uniterrupted with a newborn in the house so it would be nice to gear up at least a little. I mean I got Moroes' Lucky Pocket Watch on one run which is great for when I tank but I really need help in DPS when I cat. No one seems to be willing to make me a vengence wrap and I don't hve the gear to activate the Meta-Gem in my Helm of the Claw.... and the only other Kara Epic I have is a poison vial trinket that almost never procs and gives me plus to hit which I really don't need with my hit being above 200.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Aran is down

Well we brought down Aran last night which was fun and then tested the water unprepaired with Prince. After 2 attempts and bad luck from the fire gods we called it a night but had lots of fun. Unfortunately we missed on Illhoof due to lack of AoE.

I am really enjoying playing my druid and getting to play in a tanking and dps roll and experiencing the fights from both aspects. Being able to heal my group in a pinch is nice too when you have like 5% left on a raid boss and want to assure a victory.

This is my first blog post but there will be much more to come including what strategy I followed to lvl my character to 70 quickly and links to druid endgame gear guides with error footnotes. Anyone wanting great Druid info ASAP should go to Emmeralds Druid Info Center

YouTube Video bringing down Aran - VID