BHA Raids 08.02 - 08.08 T/Th/Sun All Posted

oilypenguin wrote:

Sometimes to be effective, it means staying alive long enough to DPS =)

And the 4.X content hates melee characters. It often won't be your fault when you're gimped since most of these fights involve forcing you to run around to not get hit.

I'd be less gimped if you'd run me through a heroic so I could pick up an orb.

But, yeah, on a couple of those fights I was tempted just to stand in the middle of the room and heave a Judgement at the boss every 8 seconds or so. That probably would have been a DPS gain.

FINE. 9:30 EST tonight?

(whiner)

Haha.

No WoW tonight. I was getting the stink eye from the wife. Plus I was up waaaaay past my bedtime last night. I'm too tired to really think about work, so I'm researching trinkets. Darkmoon Faire + a few more Baradin Hold dailies = instant upgrades!

Next up: Blacksmithing patterns. (Hmm. Lots of boots. And I've got a good pair.)

Seriously, though, if anyone has any thoughts for gear upgrades for a ret paladin, please let me know (either here at the risk of a threadjack or in game). I appreciate being carried for a couple of weeks, but I've got to start pulling my own weight if I'm going to do more than farm raid. A melee DPSer who's doing only tank-level damage isn't much help to anyone.

We do appreciate the work you're putting in Enix, especially with the leveling group hot on your heels. Within a few weeks we'll be inundated with a lot of new people, all of which will need gear so the more people we have caught up, the better.

So if you (or anyone else, really), wants someone to run them through a few heroics on off-raid days, shoot me a msg on steam or a PM and I'll be happy to help out. Frankly, I need to go back to doing a daily heroic for my own gear too =)

I'd really love to do a few ZA/ZG runs to get some training in mana conservation, under pressure healing and Tree of Life usage.

I can tank almost anytime. I am free (MOST) evenings.

Message or Steam me up as I am probably playing League of Legends like an addict, but can stop to come help people.

E, as far as trinkets go, if you've been doing the Hyjal/Molten Front dailies, Dwyer's Caber is what you need, since that 340 strength as a passive bonus makes it pretty much Best in Slot pre-raiding for Ret. You'll need to complete Calling the Ancients for it (which is one of the three you get after unlocking the Talon Druids and the Wardens). As a bonus, at the same time you'll pick up a pretty solid Relic at the same time from the same vendor.

The Impatience (Baradin's Trinket with the on-use Strength bonus) is pretty good too. The Darkmoon card is also decent, but it's not going to be cheap at all. If you have the money to burn - and hate dailies in any way, shape, or form - you can buy it, but the other two are less expensive alternatives if you can put the time in. Keep in mind when searching the AH that there are two different Darkmoon Card: Hurricanes - one has Strength and one has Agility, so make sure if you're buying the card itself that you're buying the correct one.

I'm also mostly available mornings to tank, heal, rDPS, or mDPS, whatever. Evenings I'm generally either raiding or trying to get Lady K up to 85, a task which should hopefully be done next week or so (at which time we'll probably be running heroics with her in the evenings to get her geared instead, and yes, we will be more than happy to have whoever else along).

I'm available most afternoons and some non-raid evenings to heal or rDPS to help folks gear up. I would much appreciate if that could coincide with getting orbs for someone to make me a shiny new healing mace.

Sunday:
7:30
BoT
Tanks: Carg, Cheeto
Heals: Rant, Lawk, Gurista
DPS: Selika, Marrak, Youko, Gannon, Grinds

If Gannon wants to bring his Protadin and Carg wants to bring his mage or something, that'd be cool. Pretty sure there is nothing for Carg in BoT at this point, and gearing out another tank is never a bad thing.

Sunday looks like it should be a rather quick evening, since we'll likely clear BoT around 9:00 server and there isn't anything left after that.

Thanks for the tips on trinkets, Carg. That's a lot of dailies. I think I might spring for the card simply because I can get it now and not sometime after Labor Day.

Not sure it REALLY matters at this point in content, but if you wanted Gannon to bring his protadin, I can always bring my Spriest so we still have replenishment since I have my shoulders now. If carg still wanted to tank.

Gurista has Replen covered, but if anyone wants to bring an alt, that is just fine. Just so long as we have a viable raid.

Guess I better start spam running some dungeons on my pally to get my other T11 pcs!!!

Just so ya'll know, my pally is a hot female dranei, so I don't want people flirting with me....I get enough of that from Open already!! Can't count the whispers I've gotten on my worgen saying that he likes hairy guys -_-

Gannon wrote:

Guess I better start spam running some dungeons on my pally to get my other T11 pcs!!!

Just so ya'll know, my pally is a hot female dranei, so I don't want people flirting with me....I get enough of that from Open already!! Can't count the whispers I've gotten on my worgen saying that he likes hairy guys -_-

Truth!

Also, tomorrow (Thur) I will be pushing it REALLY close to make it by 7:30. It is very possible it might be more like 7:40 I will text Lawk for sure when I am omw home from work. Just a FYI.... sorry

So now I remember why I hadn't tanked a whole lot lately....I always get the idiots in my pugs

I was in Grim Batol earlier and we had just killed Throngus and his parry trinket http://www.wowhead.com/item=56449 dropped. I didn't have that particular trinket and wanted it so I needed on it and won. Then the sound of dumbass filled my screen cuz some mage wasn't happy with my need roll.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/dumbassgreedymage.jpg/

Edit: How the heck to I get a picture to post rather then just list the link? I tried the image button and it didn't show anything at all.

IMAGE(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg856/scaled.php?server=856&filename=dumbassgreedymage.jpg&res=medium)

Edit: I don't need your help cuz I figured it out myself!!!!!!!!

obviously ur doing such a horrible job that he doesnt consider u a tank. lol

You must have been doing too much DPS to be a tank. HAX.

Also, too: How exactly was the mage going to get a maelstrom crystal out of a blue-quality item? MOER HAX?!

I got a question...wtf is up with this targeting bug I've been reading about and fighting with in game? Hadn't tanked since 4.2 came out and hopped on to grind out some jp and.....just....dayum....I couldn't untarget dead mobs and wound up tabbing to ones across the room....I even wasted a few gcd's attacking an already dead target....lol....is there a trick to this? Is it any better in the raids compared to lfg randoms? I'd find my groove for a little bit then run into some douchebag dps that wants to pull everything for me...then I watch them die cuz I just stand back and wait....then I gotta pick it up and my targeting is all over the map XD

Yeah, It happens in raid also. I can not stand when I tab and it goes to dead mobs. It is sooooo frustrating.

It's actually been a known issue since 4.2 came out, and was on the Known Issues list for a while. There was a detailed description there for a while, although I can't find it now - I seem to recall it had something to do with how auto-targetting worked when your current target died.

There was a post back in July saying that they had a fix, but it won't be applied until the next patch because it's not something they can just hotfix out.

And yes, it's annoying.

Keldar wrote:

There was a post back in July saying that they had a fix, but it won't be applied until the next patch because it's not something they can just hotfix out.

Found this today on MMO-Champion's Blue Tracker http://blue.mmo-champion.com/topic/189387/tab-target

It made me happy