Thursday, 31 July 2008


Hey peeps! Sorry for the 3 week lack of posts, what with the lack of raiding and having to do some re-decorating at home and being busy at work, just not had the time for it....

Anyway Here we are! The Wrath of the Lich King Beta has started and there's lots of info flying around the web about all the new cool (and other not so cool) stuff from it.

I'm not going to re-iterate what just about every paladin related blog has gone on about by listing talents and new spells etc, I'm just going to give my 2 pence(cents!) worth.

OK, so i have to be a little upset about the nerf to Art of War that occurred this week but in hindsight Blizzard had to do something about the 18-24k crits people were getting from Seal of Command. This is rather annoying, why nerf something that probably just needed fixing? I guess it does mean however that Seal of command will be proc'ing for 9-12k in Wrath? I'm still going to be rather happy about that.

I saw a video from the beta of 2 paladins (one 72, one 76) clearing Onyxia in under 1 minute! That is just nuts!! Screw daily quests!! Just go farm level 60 raid bosses.


Absolutely crazy!

Other interesting things is the news about mounts and non-combat pets becoming spells that you learn, that's just awesome news! More bag-space for me. Plus it means I can have all my mounts with me at 1 time! Just brilliant news.

Other than Art of War getting a nerf, it looks pretty good still for us Ret-Noobs, I personally just cant wait for the expansion to come. But I hope at least I can get my T6 Shoulders. They're the one piece of loot I actually want (along with the legs of course and other bits lol) but from a looks point of view the shoulders are my main goal, and the reason I've saved 3,433 DKP to spend on them.

Raiding has slowly started up again, and we've managed 2 weeks running to clear Mount Hyjall in 1 evening which is just brilliant progress. Sadly though we're still plagued with people on holiday so we've not progressed much in Black Temple. In fact we've only been once in the last 2 weeks.

In other news I've started leveling a Human Warrior who is currently level 26, and I'm finding it a lot of fun actually. I'm trying to get him exalted with Darnassus in time for his first mount if possible. He's about 1/4 into Revered with Darnassus already so he's well on the way.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Small Raid Break, and Updates

Hey guys! Hope you're all well and that the weather is better than its been here in the UK wherever you are!! Sucky rain...bah!!

Anyway our guild are in the middle of a raid break at the moment for the next 2 weeks, due to half the guild all meeting up in Cyprus for a holiday.

I'm a little annoyed as I cant go, I was really looking forward to the meet going ahead in the UK so I could meet everyone. Never mind. Maybe next time eh?

Anyways onto the News!

Mother Shiraz...Your Days Are Numbered....

Rage had our first crack at Mother last week before the raid break started. We had no shadow res gear other than enough to give most people about 150 SR which is less than half of the required amount.

Bear in mind we only had 1 go at her and we had little to no SR Gear - We managed to get her to 44% HP!

Awesome!! So next week once everyone is back we can have a proper crack at her and the Tier 6 Shoulders will be mine. I've saved up just under 3k DKP for them so let the good times roll.

So WWI happened last week, and Blizzard announced Diablo 3.....

I am so underwhelmed - I realise that this is what a lot of people have been waiting for, but having never played either of the other games I couldn't be any more "meh" if i tried.

I just want a date for Wrath, Blizz, Please give us one!

There's lots of info out there about Wrath that's leaked from the Alpha, and while I'm not going to use the beta, all i want to see is the paladin talent tree completed so us ret-noobs have some sort of idea where the class is going.

Blizzard have said that they are spending the most time sorting out paladins as we need the most attention of all the classes which is fair I guess...but i hate the waiting.

My Mage, Edam, is now level 62, and in Zangarmarsh - which is cool - but I'm not wanting to quest until her rested bonus is back up to full as its all gone as of the end off all the quests in Hellfire.

Anyway that's all for today due to not much going on.