What’s been going on?

18 May 2010

Well, since I last posted, a lot of things have changed. Specifically, Xbal’s 80, and now balance main spec, resto for 2nd raiding spec. I started pvping using 24/0/47, just respeccing constantly between pvp and pve; recently I’ve gotten an okay balance pvp set together, so I often just pvp in balance. I still have been slowly gathering feral gear, and I’m hopefully going to go feral for lower spire in my 10 man the next couple of lockouts.

I’ve really enjoyed balance, and it was definitely easier to start off doing decently without much gearing up, but I do miss feral, so it’ll be nice to play with it for a bit. Really, I just wish there was decuple spec, or at least quadruple spec — I can’t think of *any* class where I wouldn’t really appreciate having easy access to 4 specs, and I suspect classes that have healing specs in particular would really benefit from it. Druids are probably the only class that would really make use of 10 specs, though, so I can understand if that might not exactly be a priority.

Since, apparently, there are a few folks who end up finding this blog by searching for a Predatory Strikes macro, I’ll rewrite that and post a new one shortly (specifically, by Friday evening sometime) — in addition to the 3.3 changes to macro syntax allowing for a shorter, cleaner version, there are some changes I’d like to make for other reasons. Hopefully that’ll prove useful for folks.

A macro to take advantage of Predatory Strike’s procs of Predator’s Swiftness

13 October 2009

A slightly prettified version will follow, since the real deal breaks the page (it’s too long); go here for the Macro Explain-o-matic’s handy auto-explanation, and proper formatting.

#showtooltip
/use [mod,target=mouseover,harm,nodead][mod,target=focus,harm,nodead][mod,harm]Cyclone;
    [target=mouseover,help,dead][target=focus,help,dead][help,dead]Rebirth;
    [target=mouseover,help][target=focus,help][]Healing Touch

Don’t know why I hadn’t written this before, I suspect it will come in handy.

I know why I wrote it now, of course: I’m procrastinating, and my server is still down for maintenance.

Wrathgate: awesome. Follow up: too slow.

8 October 2009

Okay, so the set of quests immediately following Wrathgate? Very cool, lorewise. But the trash mobs are incredibly boring, and there’s way too many of them. There was about 10 minutes of content there, and the trash stretched it out to more like 45 minutes.

At least the bosses gave me a chance to try to work on my cat priorities for a longer fight, since I haven’t had much practice at it, though, so that was nice. Very hard to keep everything running, but when I did, was putting out pretty good dps.

Random intro type post which is semi-obligatory

7 October 2009

So, I’m currently leveling a cat/tree specced druid on the Draka server.

I also at least have a character created for each of the classes, except for mage. At least sort of leveling 5 of them: an unholy DK (not sure what the other spec will end up being — Frost if I get it sooner, Blood if I get it later), a Ret/Holy pally, an aff lock (who will probably end up being aff/demo or demo/destruct), a enh shaman (probably enh/resto eventually), and a hunter so low level I haven’t started speccing yet (probably BM, then BM/MM, then Surv/MM).

I have a couple addon ideas that I’m intending to develop, and one that I’m semi-actively working on (as in, I use it for a couple things, but it’s nowhere near ready for other people to use) when the combination of real life and playing WoW doesn’t interfere.

I post occasionally on the UI and Macros forum.

I’m basically intending to ramble on about whatever, but macros and druids are the most likely topics.

The blog may gradually become prettier, but will probably stay relatively default in design.


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