Monday, March 31, 2008

3v3 resurrection

We got our 3v3 up and running again. We are running...

Mabd "Leet skills with leet gear" MM hunter

Sugars "What's a pally?" SL/SL lock

Aerthson "Getting better at unkillable" Balance druid

We brought poor poor Blue Rage Bar back from its 1350 rating to 1490. We are still having some missteps but we are doing much better. I sense the makings of an honest to arena team here.

Next week, we are gonna use vent with Mabd heading which should prove interesting.

I am looking forward to the Feral druids and tanking posts he has coming. Also, looking forward to the Ret pally post he has coming.

I got my Elite flyer this weekend after borrowing 900g from Sugars (Thanks bud!) and proceeded to hit up every daily for 3 days and made about 800 back. I gave 600 to Sugars yesterday and can payback the rest for today.

After that I will be grinding G for the wife's epic riding mount which should take 2 days. She has also wrangled me into playing her hunter for her so she can get up to 70 and play with the rest of us.

I have been tanking instance on Herk for her and if I have a good healer, I find I can mow through Ramps, BF, SP so far in under 30min with a full group.

Lastily, doing all that this weekend... NOT ONCE did I remember to hit Moonglade and start quest chain for Swift Flight Form... god I suck.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sugars and Lock with Noobed finally ripping a Melvin quote.

So then,

With Sugars decimating everything as a lock...

I need to explain about Sugars first.

I've known Sugars 20 years now. Sugars and I always play the same games. For several different reasons we have never played much WoW at the same time til the Druid and the Lock. We had some outings as a Warr/Pally but nothing major.

First off! I apologize to Sugars for ever suggesting he play a Pally. You see, when we all started playing WoW no one had made a pally so I suggested that to him. I didn't know you see.


Sugars lived in the boonies and did not have cable internet. The thing you need to know about Sugars is his God gifted persistence on getting through something he starts. I don't have this. I am Alted all to hell.

So we play the Dwarves... I stop playing my Dwarf at level 49ish cuz I met me then girlfriend now wife and there was no time for such things as WoW!

Sugars still being the single kept playing and hit 60 before me. Alas, he couldn't raid cuz of said interenet. He fell off the bandwagon of WoW for his own gf now wife.

We never got to play at the same time. Just never worked out.

Sugars started a Gnome lock and brought him 35-40ish I think and sometime during this or before... not really sure. I made him quit playing his stuff to play Horde PvP where I had started toons until I got lured back to my Dwarf and raiding BWL and Naxx. He like his hunter and kept playing him til he hit 60 on the Horde side.

Finally finally... I see my error and quit raiding and quit game for 3-4 months.

Then I come back... roll a warrior on Horde and lv to 70 in about 6-7 months while Sugars is playing the pally in raids since he finally was able to get better internet.

Not sure how I managed it... But I got him to roll a Lock on Horde and bam... 70.

Now we have two 70s at the same time and playing the same server. Time for Arena!!

We do some ... we win some...

We start a 3v3 with Mabd over from Renoobed cuz I guess we wanted more points and will ho ourselves for them.

Now I like talking with Mabd... I like playing with Mabd... doing Arena with Mabd can make my BP rise to abnormal heights.

So we 3v3 ... Lock, Hunter and Druid. Now at the time my resilience is at 90 on my Druid... so any s1 or s2 warr/rogue/mage can really easily take my biscuit.

Also, I realise that I am not as good on Druid yet as I am on Warrior so I do have a some learning to do.

Mabd lets me know how much I suck. We all know this was incoming.


Remember when he teases Melvin for saying stuff like "Pally's count as two people!?"

He thinks this is silly cuz he plays a hunter... Hunter> Pally because he take all their mana... bye bye healing.

For a warrior it is a truism almost that Pallys count as two... WHY? Because you have to KILL that mother 2X because he will bubble at 5% and heal himself full!

I digress...

While Mabd is telling me I need to be more mobile and rogue should not be hitting me in because I am standing there in Boomkin form on the top of the pole in BEM arena (He has a very good point cuz I need to use travel form a lot more) he rips out his own Melvin on me.

"You suck so bad I mean... Druids are unkillable... you shoulda gone resto!"

Druids are damn well not unkillable much less with the crap gear and little to no arena experience that I have had.

Druids unkillable?! Let's see what the Megs has to say here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

When it happens... Freak out is incoming.

Hello all... been busy! Sorry about not posting.

I should tell everyone that I have been farming G for epic mount and am now at 4200. Real close with only 1k left.

Then the crazy question... which toon gets it first?

After about 2 sec of consideration for mining on Herk. I decided I am way more likely to do dailys every day on Aerthson so bada bing... decision made.

Next, get quest chain done and get Swift Flight Form. Need to do Sethekk on Heroic which really should not be that bad these days. Hell, if it gets silly trying to get it done I will save up another 200g and get Sublime (one the top raiding guilds for me server) to run me through for 50g a member.

Don't worry tho as I will be advertising to get other Druids who are also ready which could be cool. Druid tank, Druid Healer, Druid DPS and some others. All Druid run?! I think we at least need a mage. We'll see.

Onto the freakout...

Shammy... Killing shammy on Druid is rough on me. As I am starting to learn to be more nimble and think less like a tank I decided to lead a shammy who ganked me on a merry chase involving Travel form and the what not.

Now this shammy killed me once already cuz I went past him to kill some mobs and leave him alone... sigh... she runs up while I am fighting the mob and murderlates me good. Now this stings a bit (Read: Major cussing in my house and am glad kid was up front). I run back for some payback and the chase begins...

In the end... I kill the shammy!!!

The shammy rezzes herself...


I really really really wish Herk had been closer to the zone.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Arathi Basin

More AB stuff.

I played a lot of AB over the weekend. Had a lot of fun too.

Some more observations.

Constant Node Awareness

Horde ALWAYS starts short unless you are in a premade. There is no way around it. I am either lamenting starting 6-10 or am coming into the BG with the gates wide open and people running for farm.

As Horde... you NEED 2 nodes and Farm is one of em when starting short.

I like to take LM cuz you can see the whole map and tell peeps what is happening. You can call out incomings easier and quicker.

However, I don't know if Ally just know we like to take LM and try for it first now or what... but I started going for Mine if I was first out the gate because I contstantly ran into 7 Ally at LM over the weekend.


NO WAY do you win unless you defend.

1) You don't run off if you cap
2) If you rez and run past 1 person guarding, you STOP and help them Defend.

Sugar, Aerthson and a warrior defended Mine flag for the entirety of an AB. We took out everything and I think Sugars only died once as I was feared and too far away. Told him to watch out for those warriors!

The next level of AB awareness!!!

The incoming REZZERS!

Listen up all, start paying attention to what got capped, what was defended, where your people are and where the ally are gonna rez. This can win the game! I like my spot up on LM hill.

When we have Stables, LM and and Farm gets assualted by us... the rezzers from Farm fight pop at the Mine.

If we were to take the mine as they die... most will rez at their base.

Since we sent reinforcements to Farm to help assault and you know at least 1 person (prbly more) is now at Mine taking the flag and considering you should have at least 2 defenders at BS... you call out in /rw GET TO STABLES NOW!

Sure, they can go LM (unlikely they will run past Horde owned Stables to get there) but this is unlikely.

They can go Mine ( You actually want this to happen as it will take longer with different rez rates and mount speeds ) but unless they wait and group up... you get a slow trickle to Mine that can be helped by sending the reinforcements from Farm.

They can go to BS (This is a nasty option because of the map placement.) Horde have direct access from Farm... unless the are at Stables or Mine which will slow down getting to BS a lot. If you only have two on DEF and your reinforcements are anywhere but Farm... you will get capped by an Ally zerg.

So the best option for sending reinforcements is to send them to Stables. They can come up behind Ally zergs going to Mine or BS and can directly intervene any attack at Stables. Also, considering Horde route from Farm to Stables, LM is protected already.

This is just one scenario and there are a dozen others at least and you need to start paying attention to them. If you want to win, you must achieve your objective which means getting and keeping NODES not killing Alliance.

If you are playing Flag guard ( THE position of HONOR) then you should have your mini map up and scanning the situation to help call out where people are needed.

Ally are getting better organized for sure. With this kind of organization comes a limited predictability... If Horde begin to play better together than they are currently and you actually have a leader who calls out orders, you will dominate Alliance in AB.... again.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Decided and Arathi Basin Weekend

So then,

I am going Boomkin

All my gear will be Wyrmhide/ Caster stuff.

I finished off the Boots/ Bracers/ Belt combo on Friday and am now sitting on 7k honor I farmed on Sat/ mostly Sun.

I think I will be going for the neck next and then the ring. I will leave the rest until last because it will be nice to get the least expensive pieces last. With that in mind, I don't think I will have enough points this week for the S3 gloves so I may as well wait and get the S2 shoulders and then build back up to the gloves.

Also, I am sitting on roughly 2k gold right now and that will be all I do with that. SIT on it! I am suspending the epic mount farming until I get Aerthson geared.

Arathi Basin post will be incoming shortly.

Several new observations on winning strategy that I feel the need to share.

I leave you with a funny from WSG.

Runs into ally base on the middle level only to find another Druid there waiting for the flag to comeback.



/s Why do I feel like the poor cousin?
/reply lol
/reply Your shoe is scuffed?

Flag back

we mix it up with the defenders... I get feared by lock and run down the ramp?! sigh

run back

/Cyclone Lock
/Hibernate Feral Druid (If you never had a chance to do this... it makes us so mad)
/toss heal on Rich cousin

Then we run out

/w rich cousin

Poor cousin or not... I saved that ass!


Poor cousin or not... your sister is still not supposed to be your wife!

/w WTF?!

lolz all around.