Val’anyr, Gavel of Ancient Kings

March 2, 2009

So, I’m excited for this for a couple of reasons. This is something that I could actually get on my paladin (which I’m considering speccing Holy once I get to level cap), and because I’ve never had a legendary item before. I started playing this game a little over a year ago (early January 2008). As I stated in the previous post, I level very slowly. And as such, by the time I hit level cap on my warlock, and was actually aware of it and wanting to get it, they were removing vanilla Naxxramas, thus putting Atiesh, Greatstaff of the Guardian out of my reach. And since I’m a warlock at heart, the Twin Warglaives of Azzinoth are also out. And I can forget about getting Thori’dal, the Stars’ Fury.

So the idea of having an attainable legendary that can actually be used by a class I’m playing makes me excited. Now, I’m not much of a raider I’m sad to say. The only raid content I’ve seen is tier 4, and then I had horrible luck with drops/rolls and only got my shoulders and pants. So I was expecting that I would end out doing 10 mans on my paladin, if raiding with him at all, once I hit 80.

Then tonight I was perusing my google reader and saw a new post by miss elf. In this post she links to a fun little thread on the official forums that essentially degrades into a flame war between “casual” and “hardcore” raiders. So before reading her post I went and read all 4 pages (at the time of this posting, it may have gone up since then).

For those who don’t want to read it, I’ll paraphrase.

Original Poster: “Dear Blizz, please let those of us running 10 mans get a stat reduced version of the legendary weapon.”
Responses: “STFU, people who raid 10 mans are bad and don’t deserve legendary weapons.”
Other Responses: “No you STFU. 10 mans are just as hard as 25 mans. Some are actually harder.”

And as you can expect, it basically just goes back and forth like that for 4 pages.

Now, as I said I have very little raid experience and none with Wrath content, but I don’t see what the big deal is. From what I’ve read, its true that some 10 mans (most notably Sarth+3) are harder than some 25 mans, and vice versa. So what is the big deal about having a 10 man version with lower stats? I think that this is a good idea for those of us who would rather raid with a smaller group, as opposed to a larger group of people.

I guess I can’t give a lot of input since I’m not up to that challenge yet, but I don’t really see a downside. I would think that people doing 10s work just as hard as people doing 25s.


Another break?

February 28, 2009

So two friends have talked me into participating in the 2009 Arena tournament for the pet.  We have no delusions about winning, so this is really just about us having fun.

In other news, I’ve decided to have my warlock make the push up to 80 and got him up to 75 today.  The only problem with this is that I level very slowly, so I’m not sure how long this will take.  Hopefully I’ll push through it quickly.

So as you can see, there are two new excuses things that have come up that will delay me from getting Kynsya very far.  She is up to level 13 now though.  Hopefully I’ll get back to her soon.

I’m back, hopefully to stay

February 21, 2009

Wow, so I was away for far longer than I planned on.  Just before starting Kynsya I started a belf Paladin to level with a friend, so that has been sucking up my time.  But I’ve decided that in my down time, its back to leveling Kynsya so I can have some druid goodness.

So I’ve now ground out the first 10 levels and am ready to start looking at a good balance leveling spec.  Any ideas?  Right now I’m looking at going with this. Any one notice anything wrong with that? Or where I could make improvements?

In any case, this should be getting updated more frequently now.  Until next we meet…

Welcome to my corner of the web.

January 14, 2009

So this is my first post, and hopefully not my last.  Tonight I decided to start a Druid.  Whats more I’ve decided to try leveling her Balance instead of the normal Feral.  I’m hoping that by creating this blog I can help any who stumble upon it, and that they can in turn help me.  I’m not really into theorycrafting, so don’t expect to find a lot of that here.  With those few things out of the way, welcome, and hopefully I’ll talk to you soon.