Saw WoWInsider has a posting today that the WoWhead script which some of us use to page link items to their database was updated with a minor change. I use the script here on the blog and I know a few other bloggers do as well to link display the item so that the readers can see the item don’t have to actually go to WoWhead. You can link to WoWInsider to see the change. Kinda hard to post the script.
Well Heroics are always the story of my life usually. Its the thing I seem to do most more than anything else. I’m not in a raiding guild so I can’t talk about raiding Kara, SSC and beyond much unless I’m there. But on my server we do have one interesting character, a Resto Shaman! A ubar Resto Shaman that is who happens to be in the #1 Guild on my server wearing T5+. See guild name on WoW Jutsu below.
Anyway I’m not sure I quite understand what drives this one Resto Shaman. But he happens to be a friend that I met in Heroics on a PuG a few weeks back. However I’m not sure how much this players sleeps or breaks from WoW. He’s fairly well known in Trade on the server I would say as well if not a character himself. Saying that this person is a character to me is an understatement in my view. He is a Character! And he can heal his ass off as far as I can tell and he might need something to calm him down more than half the time. I mean Really! He’s like a energizer bunny, he can barely sit still in one place.
On most days (Nights) when he’s not raiding the Black Temple you can clearly see him forming or asking for bodies to run Speed Heroics one after the other. And I mean a lot of them. Then when he’s done with that he’s off to Kara and ZA. ZA most often it seems. Ive even gotten a few invites to run ZA though I’ve graciously declined while he taunts me with whatever purple that drops there. It can get real funny at times. But I’m not sure what drives this one Resto Shaman or make him quite tick. I just know he can heal his ass off.
So yesterday my friend the Resto Shaman /w and ask if I’m up for Heroics. Yeah sure, why not. Had Tank, got a Warlock friend of mine who also needs to get plenty of Badges of Justice. I invited another friend I knew and we found another PuG DPS and off we went. In less than 3 hrs I had 13 Badges of Justice from Heroics running SH, BoT, SP. Quite a few Prismatic Shards as everything was sharded and void Crystal or two. After that somehow the Resto got worn out and logged off for food and such. Later that day he was back to his old ways again Speed Running Heroics and more. That got me calculating Badges a bit. Imagine how fast Badges of Justice racks up when you can average them at 13 or more a day in less than 3hrs over a week or two.
So I had to Inquire while on one of our runs just why the Resto runs soo many Heroics? What gives? Well when the Gem Vendor gets unlocked the Badges he collects buys more Epic Gems for his T5+ gear other than whatever he already gets there and well as selling the Gems. He has Leatherworking and has lots of Epic patterns it seems and uses the Nether’s since he collects allot of them for crafting at his progression level. He crafts the Leather gear with the other mats into Epic gear with his patterns of various kinda and promote them in Trade selling his Items. On most days you can see him promoting something in Trade of Epic quality. From what he says he makes around 1000-1300g or so on his pieces. Seems he sold one or two pieces while we were waiting on him to run Heroics SH. So that’s part of what I’m told that partially drives this ubar Resto Shaman. I don’t know the rest of the story though.
But we did run Heroics SH last of the 3 Heroics we got to and after he sold his stuff and whatever the real story is with this one Resto Shaman is that SH rocked. We had fun, I collected ever badge and even got the rescue done. We ran the guantlet with no deaths and only stopped 3-4 times to kill the patrols all way up to the boss. You know I really need to do the Title thing for Adal for Heroics and just have him as healer if can with a few friends. But you know this Resto Shaman needs a Tank to make his runs happen with Heroics. I need Badges of Justice for my few remaining Badge pieces and a Warlock friend that needs tons of Badges. If you ask me that’s a relationship that’s works. All needed is 2 more DPS thats crazy enough to do runs like that. But that’s the story of this one Resto Shaman and Speed Heroics.
All I have to say is that this guy can heal his ass off beyond that I don’t know. I can recall on all 3 Heroics umm we had no CC whatsoever. Nope, none. I just consecrated everything. Afterall I had a ubar Resto Shaman Healer. For SH run we had another Elemental Shaman and that was crazy it itself with DPS and weapons proc. And you know that guy never ran out of mana either. Are Resto Shamans really that ubar?
So its Maintenance Day and its a series of posts to catch up on things last few days. See previous posts! Anyway I’m not almost revered with SSO, just short of 3K reps or so. Haven’t done Mgt as yet. Just not many groups I’ve seen running regular at this point and even fewer seem to be running Heroics or asking in LFG either. Then again I haven’t actively tried to find a group either for MgT. No worries!
Been kinda thinking a while my prospects of things and been guildless and such at this point. So after considering my options which would be good at finding a upper level guild on the server I decided to just shun that idea and create my own guild. Well I did set that as a new years goal afterall. I’ve always though of the option but just never really wanted to do it. But then again I do have a Alt with his own personal guild for a personal guildbank so I actually did have a guild of one. Buy the way that’s a good thing to have, a personal Alt guildbank.
Anyway took the dive and created my own guild “Legendary Heroes” looking at it long term into I actually like the name. Yet I know been a GM is not easy either so a challenge it is all the same. However went to Silvermoon got a guild charter. Announced and paid 9 individual players 1g and a free 10 slot bag to sign the charter. Of course they were all lowbies. Who really wants to sign a guild charter these days no one but the ones that need the money. So got me a guild created. And so for much of the weekend kinda had a bit of my time tied up with the new guild a bit. So building for WotLK as well as up into 5 mans & Heroics and 10 mans if we get there and beyond great. At least it will always work on my schedule at least, enjoying the game.
So its slow going. Most high level players on my server are in a guild already of one way or the other. So we have a few low levels but that’s OK while its slow going. I eventually got my lvl 20 Shaman in the guild so that’s good also. Spend rest of time doing Dailies and such and some recruiting. Recruiting sucks though to say the least, yeah it does and not one the things I enjoy the most but I can endure it for now. I can recruit people in Heroics but that’s when I find those individuals and takes time when I’m on a Heroics full time schedule. Running a guild is tough work to say the least. But OK for now. So really kinda been a bit busy I guess doing things or trying to do things.
You always wonder why Hunters everywhere gets a bad name. Not all Hunters are bad, but some really are. On Saturday I was playing just doing the SSO Dailies to catch up on reps and someone /w me about joining a random PuG for Kara needing a another Tank for their OT. So not much else going on reluctantly went.
So I get summoned to Karazhan. Was a complete random PuG group for Kara and no one in it that I knew either. The random PuG group barely had organization I could really see and was just confusing at best. On zoning into Kara no one waited to Buff. Hell, as soon as I walked through the door to Kara the group Druid Tank was already pulling and I wasn’t even buffed or had I even buffed anyone to say the least. So I though this will be interesting and see where it goes from here.
The group wiped even before we got to Attunmen & Midnight. And half way there the Hunter says, he has no Pet Food! I can imagine what you be thinking too, yeah same here. 2 people died on Attunmen and the same Hunter won some Steelhawk Bow a huge upgrade for him. After that the group headed up to Moroes via the stairs. In Moroes room the Druid Tank went afk for a while for what was like 5-10 mins. However in that time the Hunter decides “I got me a Epic Bow, I out of here” and left the raid. Then it cascaded from there and the group dropped out faster than a anchor weight. Yeah I decided to leave after the 3rd person left and the Druid Tank was still afk.
I rather PuG Kara with a organized Guild group If anything than with a completely random PuG in Kara if it had to come to that. That’s the very first time and last time I ever PuG Kara. PuGing Heroics absolutely, I have that much courage. PuGing Kara, never again. If its a bad PuG hell I’m now saved to Kara if its bad and I killed a Boss for that week. But the Hunter was just classic, so he never used a pet either.
I have a 38 Hunter somewhere lost in Tanaris who still have his Red Pet Ravager he got from Azuremyst at lvl 11. Kinda sentimental about that Pet also. However got me thinking these pets have one the coolest name to me.“Razorthorn“ To me that’s a pretty damn good name for a Ravager. Checked the Armory and quite a few people have that name too. Wonder how many Ravager pets have it? Wouldn’t it be nice if Paladins has a protector pet? Ahh too over powered I guess. Wondered though why all Ravagers don’t have the “Ravage” ability as you can clearly see these pets do.