Archive for the ‘Healing’ Category

How are you doing?

I hope all is well with all of you, and I hope this post finds all of you kicking whatever is left of ICC in the arse.  For many it will be the last few bosses of ICC that will get the best of them, but don’t give up, the finish line is closer than you might think.  I find that we are all in the lag period before the expansion pack.  For me, I have also been distracted.  We’re moving to a new house, and I really haven’t time to think about raids between that and work.  Buying a house is a stressful process!  It was worse than any defile LK ever put on my toon.. seriously.  🙂

I just wanted to see how everyone is doing out there in the blogosphere.  What are your thoughts on Cataclysm?  Will you be a Worgen?  How are your raids?  Heroic ICC  kicking your butt?  Any fab loot to speak of?   Any new healing techniques I should know about?  Anything.. at all?  Anyone wanna write something and post it here?  LOL

Hope to hear from you soon!

Smooches and Happy Raiding!

Exxy

Easily Defiled but Not Broken

I haven’t posted much of anything lately, but I had a quick break and figured I would share what helped me make it through the Lich King and all his Defiles.  And for those who haven’t killed him yet, I hope my tips will help you and your guild make it through.  I think I got like three of those Defile things last night- and I didn’t wipe the raid!  It’s a miracle!  LOL

I remember writing more than a month ago that this fight and the Defiles was all about pre-moving.  I still believe this is true, but let me take you step by step of how I deal with this phase of the fight.  TankSpot is spot on when the guide says, “Phase 2 is all about handling defiles and proper slows.”  To avoid wiping the raid (fingers crossed everytime) and possibly being docked DKP, I did the following: Continue reading

Crikey!

We went in to see the Lich King for the second time last night, and this fight is a learning process and a work in progress.  That’s the simplest way to put it.  One spell- and one spell alone- can jack it all up.

Defile.

It looks like this if you fail. Continue reading

Cataclysm Priest Preview

The Discipline Priest continues to have all the fun…  Gosh.  I am going to have to master it, huh?  I mean- I wanted a mass bubble!!!!However, I wonder if the Power Word: Barrier will be high up in the Discipline tree so Holy can pick it up, too?  Blizz hates us?  Of, course, the “improved healing state” for holy sounds nice- and Life Grip?  Wow, so then I would have something in common with my DK… sort of.  Read and let me know what you think!

Happy Raiding!

Exxy

From Blizz by way of MMO-Champion:

In World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, we’ll be making lots of changes and additions to class talents and abilities across the board. In this preview, you’ll get an early look at some of the changes in store for the priest class, including a rundown of some of the new spells, abilities, and talents, as well as an overview of how the new Mastery system will work with the different talent specs. Continue reading

LK to 61%

Not too bad for our first night of wipes, right?  Some say it will take us four weeks.  I am hoping for three at this point.  Dealing with LK’s defile is proving to be a stumbling block; however, I think we have phase 1 down.  The defile phase is all about pre-moving.  Body and Soul, GO!  Continue reading

My "Three Set" and Healing Sideways

I had the four-set of T-1o: three badge pieces and one token piece, but I really like the haste on my Sanguine Silk Robes.  So, I put the T-10 version down for now. My haste sits at a healthy 598 with the robe on.  I go OOM sooner, but hey, “that’s what fiends are for..” (think Dionne Warwick and friends, please.)  If I put on my lovely Gloves of Broken Fingers, my haste is 611.  I just wonder what I am missing out on by not pimping my four-set.

Multiple-Gear-Personalities

It’s nice to have a haste set- b/c fast spells are good in “oh crap” situations, and the proc of the four-set is so random.. but I like it.  It would be nice to heal an instance the way the show LOST is telling two parallel and opposite story lines right now.  I think they have termed it “sideways” for any LOST fans out there.  Anyhoo.. I wish I could heal one instance two ways at the same time and then look at the results side-by-side.  Wouldn’t that be crazy and awesome?  That way I could tell which Exxy wardrobe is the better wardrobe.  BUT again, I think it all depends on the fight and what kind of damage the raid is taking.  Of course, the mere possibility of a proc is not enough for me to switch or I would have done it by now.   However, there are nights when that proc is on fire!  It is so inconsistent which I guess is the reason why Blizz keeps messing with it.

I will conclude that if I could have the 598 haste AND the four-set bonus, then I would be truly happy and quite possibly overpowered.  Boo on you, Blizz.

Pug-Foolery

I had a delicious pug tonight in ICC 10.  I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.  (Hannibal Lecter, there, and I am just kidding!)  We will finish on Saturday night.   Once again, my only fight as discipline was on Saurfang.  He put one mark up at 2%, but we made it- I am guessing that my guessed absorbs were pretty high.

The good news is, my shadow priest should be hit-capped by now by all the OS gear that gets left behind.  If only I could remember wtf to do with her.  LOL  Any tips are appreciated.  I just love the sound when Exxy goes all purple and gaseous on me.  LOL  She’s fuming!

And… I am picking up players to run a 25 man on Saturday afternoon.  The players seem to be pretty good, and folks here are super-serious about their alts.  Many are very well- geared and there seems to be a good bit of stuff being de’d or off-spec’d which is sad.

Time to go to bed.  I am too pooped to pop!

Happy Raiding!

Exxy

… where Pug-Foolery lives.

Soooooo… I started my own guild.  That’s right- a guild of one.. with the help of Hubby, some nice strangers and some former guildies- all of which either quit or got kicked by me after I turned my charter in.  We all had an agreement from the beginning.. no ties, no obligations, just sigs, please.

Dancing to my own beat!

My first foray as GM and sole member of <OMG Priest> was into an ICC 25 pug.  It started late, but we made it to Saurfang.  My damn token dropped; however, I rolled a 38.  Too bad, huh?  But it was nice, raiding without being on anyone’s schedule but my own- with my fancy new guild tabard on. Sexxy!  It was a good group surprisingly, and I had fun.  Nothing to report in the way of pug-foolery except for the fact that the raid leader pronounces melee as mee-lee.  That irks me.  It irks me about as bad as a guy who used to say, ay-LEE-uns- like saying “alien” in a weird way but really meaning “alliance.”  Maybe the new raid week will bring more entries to the Pug-Foolery category.

I asked Hubby to come back to my guild.  He promptly told me “no” because he doesn’t want <OMG Priest> over his head. 🙂 I even promised him space in the guild bank.  Still a “no.”  So the name of this guild may be changing soon to something he can stomach. LOL He is trying to come up with something he can live with.  Anyhoo… just thought I would give you an update on the newly crowned Queen of Casual, Princess of Pugs.. Exanna: proud to be the founder of <OMG Priest>.. where Pug-Foolery lives.

Happy Raiding!

Exxy