Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Remote AH (testing)

Sadly I don't have any of my 80's on a server with this availabilty but I do have an alt from one of my original servers. Its quite an interesting tool. I don't see a real use to this add-on though unless you're an avid Auction House user/player. I've never been one to really be all about AH use. I mean yeah I know how to make gold on this game, but unless you're out there to buy things I deem unnecessary to raiding or advancement to raiding, there is no need for more than 20-30k gold. Which also is attainable through other such things I.E dailies and getting lucky with some rolls/drops.

But for people that are "players" on the Auction House, this is a great way to maximize your profits and such. Especially if you are unable to actually be in-game. This is also a great way to keep using the AH while you're on vacation or some other reason to keep you away from the computer. Although don't expect to be really bringing in the massive amounts of gold you used to because with this addition to the wow universe there will be more and more people able to utilize the auction house at random times, so those steals of Lichbloom or Cardinal rubies that you can find for like 70 g for the ruby or 15g for the stack of Lichbloom after you raid, might not be there because of other people being able to access the auction house. I also wonder if you'll be able to actually be able to access the AH if you're in game but not at an AH, I.E in an instance and be able to use the remote AH from your phone and deal with it that way.

I do have to say bravo to blizzard for being able to implement something that can keep players around more. It is nice that people who would get turned off because the weren't able to make money and were broke in this game to utilize the AH and make tons of gold.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Heroic 10 man LK


Quite possibly the funnest 10 man fight since Sarth 3d's with 213/226 gear level items. AKA naxx level. This took a lot of coordination and many many many nights. I think we spent 3 weeks basically of attempts on it until we got a kill from it.

What we did: We ran a group makeup of Prot pally, Prot warrior, Holy Pally, Disc priest and your basic ranged cleave group. Ele shaman, Boomkin, Arc Mage, Afflic lock, Spriest and MM hunter.

My glyph setup was actually Starfall, Insect Swarm and Moonfire for this fight.

Phase 1: BLOODLUST at the start. We stacked on top each other with the two tanks seperate. Basically we just started at the throne and dropped shadow traps in a circle until 70% and transition. Pally on LK, Warrior on shamblers. Shambler tank was in front and the LK tank was behind him basically 25 yards so he could easily move around if there was shadow trap on the shambler tank.
Transition. (basically the exact same on 10 man) Since our warrior was on the shamblers (1 was still up during the transition) Prot pally grabbed first 2 Raging Spirits. MD on the second one from the hunter and the warrior grabbed the 3rd for the transition after endless winter.

Phase 2: Basic phase two, we finished burning the raging spirit. MAKE SURE your hunter is MD'n on cooldown on the LK tank. We had a lot of threat issues, ever other class except for myself had a threat reduction, i did get 2 salves during this phase. I used starfall on cooldown during this phase and i saved typhoon for when the valk(s) were first dropping in because its a cleave for us. Yay dps!! *note* The valkyrs drop at 50% so we could actually stop dps'n around 52/53% because of the 3 dot classes able to do that extra 3% giving us extra time on LK. We had 4 valkyrs come down and on the 4th we followed it out to the edge because we basically transitioned after/during its duration.
Transition. Pally grabbed first 2 ragings and warrior next 2. Again MD's on the 1st and 3rd valkyrs. Since the 2nd and 4ths ones should already be up allowing tanks to initially put threat up. With our dps and the 15% buff we were able to have the third raging by the time we entered our first frostmourne stage.

Phase 3: We continued to burn the raging spirits because of the 15% buff. (at the time of the 5%/10% you weren't able to do this and kill all four raging spirits and most kills left the 4th one up) Here comes the important part for any boomkins out there. MAKE SURE YOUR STARFALL IS UP DURING THIS PHASE. When he sends everyone into frostmourne, wait around 5/6 seconds and pop starfall. I also used typhoon (i had it unglyphed so i could knock back) here to push spirits back. *note do this relatively early in the room so its up for the vile spirits outside* We killed the first set of vile spirits and soaked the rest. We killed the first set because we ran 1 spriest and we weren't going to have our holy pally soak, and we had that raging spirit up so our warrior couldn't soak. The warrior always soaked first coming out of the frostmourne room giving our spriest as much time on the boss as possible. After that its basically a rinse and repeat on these things. We had our bloodlust up again after our second frostmourne room and we used it then. You should bloodlust after a frostmourne room to give it maximum uptime for DPS on the LK. When either we were slowing moving or viles weren't going correctly i used typhoon to knock them back and we could then soak off the new positions. Also its viable for 1 ranged to soak 1 or two viles (it was on me because I was able to barkskin).

Sorry it took me so long to write again, been busy with work and raiding and not having much time for anything else with my other RL obligations. Anywho hope this helps anyone that is pushing for this kill in their guild/10 man raiding group. If you have any questions comments leave'm here and I'll be glad to fill you in on the finer details.