Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Weekend Shenanigans

I ran Heroic Culling of Stratholme for the first time on Friday. Overall, it went well and we just had a couple of hiccups. The bosses were not anything to write home about, but the trash was really obnoxious. Oddly enough, it wasn't the elite trash that was the problem, but the non-elites that roam about and pick away at party members while they're trying to cast. Everything that dropped was cloth caster gear aside from some Pally shoulders. Willy, who is finally back, got some upgrades and the ring that dropped went to the Shaman we Pugged. It was well-deserved, as he did a great job and helped us melt the bosses down ridiculously fast.

I only did one dungeon while I was leveling to 80, so I'm seeing most of the WotLK dungeons for the first time on Heroic...something of a trial by fire. During the run on Friday, I was very pleased with my single-target threat generation. I did a little Recount analysis afterwards and decided I'm still not using Revenge enough. I'm getting much better with Heroic Strike spams, though, thanks to some reshuffling of my action bars. The Revenge issue should be easy to fix now that I'm aware of the problem.

Elsewhere, I finally became a Champion of Gnomeregan. I was going to take Darraxus's advice and avoid turning in the seals until I was exalted, but I was close enough and ran off to knock out some really low-level dwarf/gnome quests which got me exalted with Ironforge and within 2K of Gnomer. Nice break from the daily grind. Exodar's next.

Cheesi also played a lot this weekend and made it to 76. She's doing a good job knocking the rust off and getting back into the swing of the whole stabbity-stab Rogue thing. It's more fun for me when she's online, too. I'm looking forward to running some heroics/raids with her.


Cheesi said...

I had fun. Hopefully, I'll be able to get to 80. Before the next EP. :D

koalabear said...

CoS was fun. We need to do more of those runs.

Misneach said...

@Cheesi: You'll get there. 76-80 went quick for me. There's no shortage of quests, that's for sure.

@Millea: It was fun. Solid group and a pretty clean run. I wouldn't mind trying for the drake sometime.

Rorik said...

The timed run in Strat for the drake isn't too bad if you have a great healer. I've both healed it and DPS'ed it with no worries. The only time it gave us problems is if the group got too spread out running to the next group during the "wave" phase. Give it a shot and let us know how you did!

Misneach said...

@Rorik: Will do. It'll probably take me one or two more runs to really get enough of a feel for the instance to lead a group on a speed run, but I'm certainly looking to give it a shot and you'll certainly get an update :)