February 27, 2008 – 10:03 am
So the monkeys over at World of Matticus have been at it again – this time creating healer haiku. So I figured I’d make a few shaman haiku of my own. And/or general raiding haiku. I’ve had to force myself to stop at 5 6 so that I can get working on some other things (like getting ready for work).
Earthshield for the tanks
Spam chain heal on the scrub rogues
Hooray! Mana tide!
Tank has pulled again
Still I am out of mana
Good thing I have ankhs.
Chain heals! More chain heals!
Uh oh! Healing wave the tank.
Now the rogues are dead.
Void reaver is mad.
You broke his motorcycle
Many poundings, VROOM!
Mana spring is great,
With wrath of air totem. What?
You want windfury?
All run in for Gruul
But where did the two tanks go?
Hey look, priest is squished.
February 24, 2008 – 11:00 pm
As of just now, Angoleth is finally level 70.
February 23, 2008 – 11:14 am
I’m sure I”ll come up with more interesting things as I think on this one, but I thought I’d jot off a quick list while it’s on my mind. Will talk to spaceship husband and see what we can come up with for more changes later though, so expect follow ups (and possible Paladin/Rogue/Mage lists!)
- Spirit Pets (perhaps as a talent)
- Some kind of (talented) instant cast heal
- An extra stable slot!! Maybe TWO!!
- More pet abilities added to more pet classes (maul for bears, thorns for crabs, amirite?), better designed pet aggro
- fix pet pathing
- “Viable” holy DPS (ok, I know lolsmite is a marginally sustainable build for DPS, but it’s so hard to pull off…)
February 23, 2008 – 12:48 am
So our first Void Reaver kill last week earned us the right to call him Lootreaver (raid leader wouldn’t let us call him that until we’d actually, you know, gotten loot from him), and we were officially 5/6 SSC and 1/4 TK. Shaman healing on Void Reaver is a nonstop chain fest really, as so far the best way we’ve found to deal with it is to have me stand right under him, eat poundings, and just chain heal spam everything in melee – especially since I have to stand close to keep the totems up for them. The times we’ve wiped have been to ranged getting orbed, and not to melee getting smushed, unless I got smushed first. Which is nice, and leaves me feeling happy with myself as a useful raid healer – sometimes being a small heal for lots of people can be frustrating (see: Leotheras).
This week, no new boss progress, though we did manage to get Solarian down to about 30% a few times, before someone blew up the raid. Solarian is another shaman-friendly fight for healing, as just about everyone is standing all in one spot at the same time. I can chain cast for quite awhile, and that seemed to work well here too, with the random raid damage/moonfire thing she does.
Upgrades! Annorah is no longer the dignified shaman in grey/blue! She’s now decked in Red/Gold!
All upgraded in the last week. I have no more stockpile of primals/enchanting mats/gems, that’s for sure. I’m pretty sure I also have no more DKP. Comletely tickled that she gets to continue to match, and that she matches her engineering goggles too! These new upgrades gave my healing a serious kick in the pants on the WWS too, and I moved up on the healing charts. Next week hopefully a Solarian kill, and hopefully see these upgrades put to good use. The longer I stay resto, the more I’m enjoying it, and the less likely I am to really want to switch back to one of the DPS specs… even if I carry both sets of gear with me all the time.
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