Jacemora: April 2009

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

My last post...

on Blogger! The new site is www.Jacemora.com The new feed is http://feeds2.feedburner.com/DOTM

Yes, I have decided to make the dreaded move to wordpress. The site is up, old posts transferred, some old and some new widgets, and even a separate page for my current gear lists.

I moved to Wordpress because of the greater ease of which I can make templates and the better widgets. All in all I just like the more professional look and my own domain name.

Now that I am paying for hosting I plan on getting more into posting content, in game video, hell maybe even a blog cast or 2. Keep an eye out for my "About this site page" which I will be getting up soon which will be about where my blog has been, more about my real life, and where the blog is going in the future.

Please get my new feed, change any links on your pages (or add me, you know you want to), and let me know of any technical issues the site might be having. Also please feel free to give me tips for a better overall design or functionality I have no problem with criticism and would appreciate the advice.

P.S. to Runyarusco from Unbearably hot I swiped you feed graphic... I hope you don't mind, I really like it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

2 Drakes up... 2 Drakes down... WOOT

We started the night on a high note with a 24 man 1 shot of Malygos and then ended the night on a high note of downing Sarth with 2 drakes up.

This was really only our 2nd partial night of attempts and not even with all our best geared raiders or any kind of optimal raid makeup in mind (25 raiders were online, 25 raiders went in... lol).

Nonetheless, everything went well as we learned positioning, assignments, when to go into the portal... lol

I am the drakes tank in this fight, we have a DK tanking Sarth, and our usual MT warrior was on adds. We had a ret pally tanking the acolyte in the portal which resulted in his death but we somehow still pulled it out. Having 1 more tank like our resident prot pally would probably make it a little easier with him tanking trash with the warrior and then the warrior tank going into the portals when they come up. DPS was not an issue, the first drake was down at least 15 secs or more before Vesp landed.

Tanking the drakes is interesting... the biggest challenge is postioning them with their backs turned to the raid while not falling into the lava and avoiding the waves. Because of where they land they tend to want to repostion between me and the lava quite frequently. Not being able to target the drakes early sucks as well as I only have a second to grab agro and move the first drake before the first wave, sometimes I don't even get to do that and the wave comes before the drake is even targetable. Fortunatley a hunter misdirect comes in handy to make sure we get him in place either way.

Best thing to do as a feral tank is target the first drake asap, hit him with a mangle, mash maul, throw a swipe, run him into postion, avoid the flame wall, turn around, BERSERK, spam maul and mangle and get a good threat lead so your DPS can go all out. I am not sure how long my DPS delays but it can't be very long with us downing him so quickly.

All in All, currently the most fun fight in Northrend IMHO and we start on 3D next week.

P.S. The Leggings of the Honored dropped, but not only did I not have enough DKP for them over our resident rogue but since I would only use them for my kitty set I had no qualms seeing these go elsewhere. Hopefully they drop again when we do 3D and I can pick them up to replace T7 pants I use for tanking when I need more stam. (I would gem/enchant my T7.5 pants for strictly tanking and wear these for DPS essentially retiring my T7 pants). Our rogue did mention that when the chest finally drops off Maly he doesn't want it so I will get a bump in my DPS set there I suppose. DKP aside in Knight Watch we are pretty good about distributing the wealth and talking to each other about gear when it falls.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My 3 main gear sets

I have added a pretty cool set of html code to my rightmost column showing the gear I wear for MTing, DPSing, and Trash Tanking.

Keep in mind there are some situational items not shown that I might wear for fights like Saph, Sarth, and Patch like Polar Chest, Boots, Belt along with possibly even some T7 gear enchanted and gemmed for stamina.

Also note that because I am hybrid spec best in slot for me can be somewhat different than if I were a straight DPS feral. Basically I am wearing best in slot for DPS considering my talents with the exception of cloak from Kel, Chest from Maly, and Pants from Sarth 2D.

You might also notice I favor the strength proc idol from swipes when I am bear tanking trash packs.