Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Color Coordination

It's summer. The current expansion is winding down. Starcraft 2 will be released next week. All of these things mean that Darkfall is having trouble filing a full raid. So tonight Mornara was asked to come tank ICC25.

Here she is in the Upper spire of ICC25. Doesn't she look pretty in her summer tabard? I had to go with blue so it would match her eyes.

The first 7 bosses were already down, but we managed to kill Princes. There were a bunch of failed attempts on BloodQueen and on Valithria. Mostly due to our pretty bad attendance/composition. But regardless of what we killed, Mornara got some experience tanking in 25man ICC. Trash is weirdly hard to deal with when you're not sure which tank is pulling what. I had a hard time determining if I should taunt or when I should run in to grab stuff. Boss tanking was fun, but a bit scary. Mornara was usually offtank, or assigned to run around an help as needed. It required a lot of situational awareness, especially on Valithria, and it was a lot of fun.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Main Change?

I have been playing WoW for almost 5 years. For most of that time my main has been Viljo the troll mage. I like Viljo. He occupies a place in my head that won't ever be replaced. He is my glass cannon. Capable of doing great damage, but regrettably he falls over dead when sneezed at by any sort of instance or raid trash. Don't even mention what happens when a boss looks crossly at him.

I rolled Viljo during Vanilla WoW, well before there was any such thing as dual specs. Respeccing was something you had to visit the trainer to do and was quite expensive at a time when there were no daily quests. Part of the reason I chose a mage was that they really only had one viable spec at a time. There would be no crap about going back to respec to healing or dps like some people had to deal with.

Now two expansions later the choice to go with a class that only has one role feels very limiting. Yes I enjoy pewpewing, but I also would enjoy doing something else too now and then.

So I'm considering switching my main to Mornara for Cataclysm. I've really been having fun tanking with Mornara. It's a very very different game when you wear plate and get hit by bosses intentionally. And even if I'm not tanking with her it's still very different to be melee dps than ranged caster dps.

Friday, July 9, 2010

War Wolf

Several months ago Viljo saved up enough honor to buy himself another PvP mount. I was torn, but finally decided on the Black War Wolf:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Icecrown Citadel Dialogue: Blood Princes

Blood-Queen Lana'thel yells: Foolish mortals. You thought us defeated so easily? The San'layn are the Lich King's immortal soldiers! Now you shall face their might combined!
Blood-Queen Lana'thel yells: Rise up, brothers, and destroy our enemies!
Prince Valanar yells: Naxxanar was merely a setback! With the power of teh orb, Valanar will have his vengeance!
Prince Keleseth yells: Blood will flow.

Invocation of Blood jumps to Prince Keleseth!
Prince Keleseth yells: Such wondrous power! The Darkfallen Orb has made me INVINCIBLE!

Prince Keleseth yells: Blood will flow.
Prince Valanar begins casting Empowered Shock Vortex!
Invocation of Blood jumps to Prince Taldaram!
Prince Taldaram yells: Tremble before Taldaram, mortals for the power of the orb flows through me!

Prince Valanar yells: My cup runneth over.
Prince Keleseth yells: Were you ever a threat?
Prince Keleseth yells: Blood will flow.
Prince Valanar yells: Beg for mercy!
Empowered Flames speed toward Rapunzle!
Prince Valanar yells: Dinner... is served.

Prince Keleseth yells: My queen, they... come.

As you can see there is a lot of Emo going around...