BHA raid week 11/29-12/5- RAIDS SCHEDULED (Wednesday changes slightly)

Reaper81 wrote:
And, I'm randomly available Sunday night. Yay, raiding.

Me too!

I'm down for Sunday.

Gannon wrote:
Talliarthe wrote:
The 5-man quests will get you 378s for helm, belt, one ring, a wand, and and offhand (with spirit). I don't think those rewards overlap. However, in doing the quests you will probably get at least one drop that you can use.

If you are a spriest, ele shaman, or boomkin you can get two 378 rings out of the quests using the dps and spirit ring.

I already had the 378 wand from valor/now justice points so I got to upgrade both rings :D

Yeah, but I already had a 378 helm and an offhand from drops. So it's not all that cut and dried. It's gonna take a while. I must have missed the rings. I haven't yet done the last heroic, Hour of Twilight.

And of course I need to do this on five (soon to be six) other characters, too! But it's certainly easier than farming 4.0 raids for loot.

EDIT: After reading over the Wowhead guide, it looks like I'll probably be getting most of my stuff via valor points. I haven't done the old heroics enough to be tired of them. I haven't done some of them at all. Crafted gear is now more than enough to handle heroic content.

So... what would be most useful for me on alt raiding nights would be to do heroic random 5-mans, or maybe Firelands raids if we have enough overkill to carry me. Of course I'll be doing random heroic 5-mans on my own as much as I can.

I'm sad that the Firelands dailies are worthless except for gold now. I was enjoying them.

BadKen wrote:
Yeah, but I already had a 378 helm and an offhand from drops. So it's not all that cut and dried. It's gonna take a while. I must have missed the rings. I haven't yet done the last heroic, Hour of Twilight.

The rings (one with hit rating, one with spirit) are both quest rewards from Hour of Twilight, and come from different quests so you could get both if you felt so inclined. But spirit's pretty awful for mages since it doesn't do anything for them. Thankfully the quest that rewards the spirit ring is also the one that gives the wand with hit rating on it, which is a far more suitable choice.

The real problem is trinkets, since the 378s are mostly Firelands drops or require Revered with Avengers of Hyjal (requiring many, many Firelands runs), and honestly the 397 Valor trinket for casters isn't that good, either (passive haste and on-use spellpower). There's one 378 for casters that drops in the new 5-mans (specifically from the end of Well of Eternity), but then you're relying on RNG.

Also, we do need to keep clearing Firelands so that Hox can finish off that staff. The legendary 397 version is far better than anything we'll find in Dragon Soul since it has roughly the same stats as the ones that drop there on normal, but also has the spell duplication effect which does not count towards the item budget. Obviously this week we're all saved since we finally killed Rag, but I'm certainly not disinclined to keep doing it every week (or at least 6/7 of it) to help gear up folks who can still use the stuff that drops there.

And yes, we should keep doing LFR Dragon Soul in the meantime too, since it's not like it takes that long. It'll take even less time now that a lot of us have seen it and have some kind of clue. (Having a second tank that will taunt off me so I don't get to 10 stacks and take 150-200k shadow damage every 3 seconds would be nice, too)

But if we have a competent second tank, my healing numbers will suffer!

If you need a slightly competent, and now fully epic (good riddance 346 helm) ret pally, I can show for Sunday.

BadKen wrote:

I'm sad that the Firelands dailies are worthless except for gold now. I was enjoying them. :(

At a certain point you can spend your Firelands tokens on a treat bag that allegedly contains a small pet.

I say "allegedly" because I have yet to see the damned thing.

Relatedly: I believe the VP bracers and boots for all classes are BoE. No idea when folks will start selling them, though.

Enix wrote:
Relatedly: I believe the VP bracers and boots for all classes are BoE. No idea when folks will start selling them, though.

The only boots I want right now are in Sunwell Plateau.

Someone hasn't bothered to post a schedule for Sunday yet - I'll blame the scapegoat, appropriately enough - but we have more than enough people available to go beat up 10-man Dragon Soul for a few hours. If a schedule still isn't up I'll be on around 7, see who's here, and just start inviting people and roll with it.

Sunday
DS
7:30
Tanks: Carg, Cheeto
Heals: Rant, Lawk, Cindra
DPS: Shank, Selika, Zero, TK, Blue

I think I got this right. If not, holler, and I'll fix it.

Just a heads up, Jeynsa and I will want to pickpocket Higarra to start the Legendary quest chain. However, if we are pressed for time, I am cool with Jeynsa getting them so we can continue the massacre.

I'd say that as long as Jeynsa parks his Token Rogue at the entrance, we can wait for both of you to get it started.