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#302 Sep 15 2008 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
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Solo healed Curator with 1650 base heals, when the other healer DCed about 30 seconds into the fight. Went OOM at 3%, tank died at 2%, bolt tank held him for those 2% and we got him.

I was lucky, in a group with a moonkin and an ele shammy for +8% crit, +101 healing.

Would have been easier but it was a druid tank with 15k HP buffed and 18% dodge. There were a lot of battles that went far worse than that one.
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#303 Sep 15 2008 at 10:57 AM Rating: Good
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I didn't have time to read up on the Maiden fight ahead of time since I was still trying to get my last Badge for my Libram prior to the Kara raid... Now I have read up on it, and we should have downed her with the group we had...

Prot Pally MT/OT (me)
Warrior OT (could MT on Maiden theoretically)
Holy Pally (crap gear, but not too bad... I think he respecced from Ret for this raid and used whatever holy gear he had in the bank)
Holy Priest
Holy Priest
Fury Warr
Fury Warr
Spriest
Boomkin
MM Hunter

With that many priests and a holy pally, the DoTs shouldn't have been an issue if we had coordinated better and just known the fight better. Hopefully we try again before the instance resets, but if not, we should be able to get the first 2 down again even faster this time! I am not wearing my uncrush set right now... more my "Heroics and try to survive dailies as a Prot" set, but I am definitely getting there...

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Edited, Sep 15th 2008 2:58pm by jeromesimina
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#304 Oct 07 2008 at 11:16 PM Rating: Excellent
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Illidan DOWN !!!!!

I tanked him during the last phase in my fire resistance gear, being the last tank alive !!!
My dead tank' team showed its' respect to tankadins ;p
#305 Oct 09 2008 at 3:42 PM Rating: Good
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DING! I finally hit level 70 tonight. My first 70 ever. Gives me a month to gear up a bit before WotLK comes out.
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#306 Oct 13 2008 at 2:59 AM Rating: Good
I tanked my first heroic, heroic Caverns of Time: The Dark Portal, last night. Not the easiest to start out with, but I needed the rep and it was the daily Heroic.

The only one who died was a Rogue who didn't care for threat, and he died at the beginning of the last boss fight.
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#307 Oct 13 2008 at 8:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Just got my amani bear before the patch so I'm a happy Belf Paladin.
#308 Oct 16 2008 at 10:06 PM Rating: Good
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I soloed Onyxia tonight for the first time (though probably not the last, since half my guild will want a boost for the achievement).

It's the most epic thing i've ever done, racing down into that shattered pit and hitting her again and again until her 1.1 mil HP went away. The fight is tough as nails. At the start, i got my back to a wall, and start plugging away and basically using every Art of War proc as it came up, but her knockback will interrupt any casted heals you need. Fire resist aura is an absolute must, as her flame breath hits for about 4K without it.

She zooms up and starts launching 2k damage fireballs at 730K hp (without aura, you'll typically ignore half that with the aura up) while a slew, 12 or so, whelps attack you. The whelps are a lot of extra damage, but can be quickly cleared with Divine Storm and consecrate. They have the advantage, because of their low level, of guaranteeing the crits you need for AoW procs. Onyxia blasts 6 fireballs at a time, then swoops around to a better position and repeats. Till about 400k health. Whelps spawn slowly durning this phase (They will build up unless you focus them).

At random, she will "take a deep breath" and launch 4-6 waves of flame around you, doing about 5-7k damage without resist aura (i learned the hard way it's impossible to survive these, and a subsequent fireball. And a few drakes pushing heals back).

After she lands, she'll immediately use Bellowing roar, a seemingly AoE fear that sends you running for a few seconds, so it's very important that until she dies you have either high health, or an AoW instant flash of light waiting when you're unfeared. Having a 2 minute dps trinket saved my life once here. Bubble also helps a lot. Her damage starts to increase as she dies and bellowing roars come much more frequently so things only get more hectic!

Whew! Then it's time to enjoy the loot! She dropped for me: 150 gold, a bind on pickup 18-slot bag, and about 8 assorted BoE and BoP pieces of gear; blues and epix. And a dragon sinew. And of course her head!


Turning in the quest got me to exalted with Orgrimmar, a nice way to cross the finish line.



Edited, Oct 17th 2008 2:10am by ArtemisEnteri
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#309 Oct 17 2008 at 4:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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I killed Prince in Kara for the first time last night. We had a rogue that went AFK for so long that he eventually dropped connection, so we only had 9 people left. With only Netherspite and Prince left to kill, we skipped Netherspite and went straight to prince to see if we could 9-man him.

It was a good thing we had a resto druid and a feral druid in the group! Two battle-rez's came in handy since many of us had never even attempted this fight before.

In the end, only 2 of our party were left standing, but Prince WAS DOWN!

We tried Netherspite once, but almost all of us were new to the fight and it was getting pretty late, so we messed it up bad and decided to leave him alone until we could get a full group in there instead of just 9. No one had the Nightbane summon in my group, so we didn't do Nightbane either.

Overall though, in 2 nights this week my guild cleared everything in Kara except Netherspite and Nightbane. Best run for my guild ever, and the 18 badges was sure nice!

I also got http://wow.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?witem=29067;source=live which seem better now for a Prot Paladin than they used to be now that Strenght is GOOD for us again!
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#310 Oct 24 2008 at 5:02 AM Rating: Good
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My goal this week was to finish the questline to get the Urn to summon Nightbane in Kara. I managed to do that, and last night in Kara my guild 1-shotted him. I suppose this isn't really that much of an accomplishment anymore post-nerf, but for 7 of the 10 of us it was the first time we had seen nightbane, so it still was nice.

Then I went to turn in the quest for killing Nightbane to Archmage Alturus outside of Kara, and just as I was about to pick which gem I wanted and collect my gold, he turned into a Zombie and I had to kill him :(

Fun, but bad timing! Luckily we stopped after Attumen, Moroes, Maiden, Opera, and Nightbane, so hopefully when I go back tomorrow to finish up Alturus will be alive.
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#311 Oct 30 2008 at 8:30 PM Rating: Default
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Lets see today was a good day... i got 5 purple drops. Three from headless horseman. 2 from world drop. I got Exalted with Shattered sun Offensive and got the tabard and the necklace. I also got a magic broom from HH. Oh and i topped 300,000 damage in a BG... YA! So all in all it was a good day. Oh and tons of achievments.
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#312 Nov 07 2008 at 7:55 AM Rating: Good
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I went to Gruul's Lair for the first time ever yesterday. After the nerf it was almost a disappointment to be honest. The raid leader spent more time explaining the High King Maulgaur fight than it took to execute the fight, (although I think 2 people did die out of 25 on that fight), and it took us 2 minutes 20 seconds to down Gruul. The entire thing lasted about 25 minutes and that was with a wordy raid leader. Also, I got nothing but badges, but that really wasn't a big deal.

Overall, I would say that it was indeed fun since I had never been there, but it was basically too easy. I suppose I shouldn't complain about that... at least it inspired me to schedule an SSC raid for my guild this weekend to see how we do!
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#313 Nov 11 2008 at 7:23 AM Rating: Good
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Achievement: Arathi Basin Perfection
Achievement: Let's Get This Done

Game starts and I (retribution paladin) run straight to the BS. As I start capping, I see 3-4 allies running up so I disengage the flag and stun the first, repent the second, and went to work on a bear druid running around.

More allies show up and a few more horde, but we were outnumbered maybe 8-5. This was truly an epic battle. I went under 200 HP about 4 times, but I was getting some heals and kept using my instant FoL whenever Art of War procced. Bubbled at the perfect time. I know I personally killed about 6 allies in that few minutes.

When the dust settled, I went back to cap and checked the map. We were holding all 5 flags!

I mounted up and ran to the ally starting area to start offing the allies as they spawned. A few minutes later we won the game 2000-0. I think the whole game lasted maybe 5 minutes.
#314 Jan 04 2009 at 2:46 AM Rating: Good
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*cough, cough* This thread has gotten kind of dusty. Hope you don't mind if I necro it, cause I liked this thread :) And I needed a place to celebrate.

My guild's very casual, and maybe a month ago we finally got enough people to 80 that we could start hitting Naxx 10. Anyway, we cleared arachnid quarter our first night in there, and have been making steady progress each week since. Tonight we finished our first clearing of all 4 quarters (woo hoo!) earning our first look at Sapphiron. Did fairly well, I think we'll get him next week.

Anyway, was a big night for me netting my first and second piece of T7! Heroes' Redemption Breastplate and Heroes' Redemption Shoulderguards.

Again, sorry for the necro, but I think this thread is worth keeping on the front page: even if it hasn't been posted in for a while :) Guess everyone been too busy leveling? hehe
#315 Jan 04 2009 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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LOL Gratz to you and your guild. TY for starting this up, I also wasn't aware of this thread.

Well my guild also is VERY casual and next week will be starting an "official" Naxx 10 raid but this weekend we pugged it with some friends, we cleared the Spider Wing, got to and cleared the Plague Wing and had a hard time with Loatheb but a few times the 2 pallies (Holy & Prot) were the last ones standing.

GOGO PALLIES!

Got Patchwerk down easy and had to crawl away from Grobbylus. Headed over to the Military wing, and got our plate handed to us by the 4 horsemen, so we called it a night. Was very fun, a few were a little antsy but that's what progression is about, not besting the entire place in one night and nothing to do after.

As the only Holy pally in the group I was kept quite busy, my sacred shield came in quite handy on Loatheb (spread it around liberally), in addition to using Beacon throughout the night, a lot of the fights are very mobile which is something new to me and quite a few paladins. No T7 for me but 3 nice purps.
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#316 Jan 04 2009 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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ArtemisEnteri wrote:
I soloed Onyxia tonight for the first time (though probably not the last, since half my guild will want a boost for the achievement).

It's the most epic thing i've ever done, racing down into that shattered pit and hitting her again and again until her 1.1 mil HP went away. The fight is tough as nails. At the start, i got my back to a wall, and start plugging away and basically using every Art of War proc as it came up, but her knockback will interrupt any casted heals you need. Fire resist aura is an absolute must, as her flame breath hits for about 4K without it.

She zooms up and starts launching 2k damage fireballs at 730K hp (without aura, you'll typically ignore half that with the aura up) while a slew, 12 or so, whelps attack you. The whelps are a lot of extra damage, but can be quickly cleared with Divine Storm and consecrate. They have the advantage, because of their low level, of guaranteeing the crits you need for AoW procs. Onyxia blasts 6 fireballs at a time, then swoops around to a better position and repeats. Till about 400k health. Whelps spawn slowly durning this phase (They will build up unless you focus them).

At random, she will "take a deep breath" and launch 4-6 waves of flame around you, doing about 5-7k damage without resist aura (i learned the hard way it's impossible to survive these, and a subsequent fireball. And a few drakes pushing heals back).

After she lands, she'll immediately use Bellowing roar, a seemingly AoE fear that sends you running for a few seconds, so it's very important that until she dies you have either high health, or an AoW instant flash of light waiting when you're unfeared. Having a 2 minute dps trinket saved my life once here. Bubble also helps a lot. Her damage starts to increase as she dies and bellowing roars come much more frequently so things only get more hectic!

Whew! Then it's time to enjoy the loot! She dropped for me: 150 gold, a bind on pickup 18-slot bag, and about 8 assorted BoE and BoP pieces of gear; blues and epix. And a dragon sinew. And of course her head!


Turning in the quest got me to exalted with Orgrimmar, a nice way to cross the finish line.


Do you know if the quest buff still comes up anymore for low levels in Org/SW? I soloed her a week or two ago for the first time and handed in the quest but lo and behold Onyxia's corpse wasn't hanging from the Stormwind arches =(

Picked up my first ever piece of tier gear (the 25man Gloves) a couple of days ago when my guild and a couple of others combined to raid 25man Obsidian woot!

Just waiting on a few more in the guild before we run a guild-only raid into Naxx. 4-5 of us tried MC but found out after downing almost every boss that we couldnt go any further because we couldnt summon one of the last bosses lol



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#317 Jan 09 2009 at 2:47 AM Rating: Good
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Yes, it does in Orgrimmar because i've had it a few times on alts while passing through.

As for an achievements, i just earlier picked up a new trinket: http://www.wowhead.com/?item=42987

Ludicrously powerful, it consistantly procs every time after the 45 second internal cooldown is up. Nice to pair with the Mirror of Truth though threat can become a problem (i've opened up on a trash mob with 10K+ judgements of blood and it draws some attention apparently).
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#318 Feb 16 2009 at 8:44 AM Rating: Decent
i just got both my Betrayer of Humanity and the Drape of Deadly Foe last night! so i lost a ton of AP from my last weapon so im kinda sad about that, but im sure ill get over it. ^.^
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#319 Feb 18 2009 at 1:32 PM Rating: Good
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I'm pretty **** jealous of that axe tbh. My little casual guild has managed to down all of the 10 man content, but i'l having to pug heroic naxx. I've lost rolls on the Jawbone and Cryptfiend's Bite a few times. Still running around with the Titansteel Destroyer, *sob*
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#320 Feb 19 2009 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
That Axe has now dropped 3 times in a row for us. . . isnt it suppose to be rare or something?

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#321 Feb 19 2009 at 10:08 AM Rating: Decent
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Run naxx 25 about 5 or 6 times and only had it drop once.
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#322 Feb 19 2009 at 3:28 PM Rating: Good
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1 in 6 sounds about right. None of Kel'thuzad's drops are particularly rare; it's just that he has such a huge loot table. If you're after a particular epic he drops you may be disappointed a few times.

Case in point, when we first cleared Naxx 10, our rogue (combat-CQC spec) swapped out to his resto druid because our healers were having some trouble with the Icy Tombs, he just has quite fast reflexes and didn't let a single one drop anyone. Then of course, this http://www.wowhead.com/?item=39416 drops.

Edited, Feb 19th 2009 6:28pm by ArtemisEnteri
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#323 Mar 03 2009 at 1:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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I know I'm about 2 months behind everyone else on this, but I'm so chuffed I absolutely had to share. Ran Heroic Utgarde Pinnacle for the first time last night. Am slightly ashamed to say that we wiped on Skaldi twice; reading the method and executing correctly are oft times wholly seperate thing:)

Anyhoo, dropped King Ymiron without wiping- despite some poxed rogue ignoring the whole Bane thing and whaling on him regardless...tit. But the best thing was I got a very shiney sword- Red Sword of Courage, I think. First crack at it and the **** drops my sword :) Scared She Who Must to half to death I whooped so loud:)

May be small potatoes in the grand scheme of things, but I'm pleased as punch and wanted to share.

ttfn,

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#324 Mar 03 2009 at 5:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyhoo, dropped King Ymiron without wiping- despite some poxed rogue ignoring the whole Bane thing and whaling on him regardless...tit. But the best thing was I got a very shiney sword- Red Sword of Courage, I think. First crack at it and the **** drops my sword :) Scared She Who Must to half to death I whooped so loud:)


I hate you.

I've attempted it so many times. I've only seen it drop once when I was healing it too. That sword and the shield from COS will just NOT drop for me, I swear.

As for my own accomplishments, I tanked all of 10 man Naxx up to Kel last week and put a few attempts on Kel himself. Didn't down him as we started late and people had to leave after only 2 attempts, but at least I got to see him.

I healed 25 Naxx this weekend too, and helped down Patchwork for a guild first. Felt good to contribute to that.
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As for my own accomplishments, I tanked all of 10 man Naxx up to Kel last week


Feel the hate flowing back, Bav; my guilds dips just isn't where it needs to be to head Nax-wards. Refuse to pug as well; think it's just a lack of confidence/ knowledge more than owt else ( I don't mind learning/ fluffing up with mates, just not with strangers)

Meh, I'll get there as I'm sure the sword will come your way soon matey :)

Ttfn,

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#326 Mar 05 2009 at 9:31 AM Rating: Good
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Normally I run raids on my main, who is a Prot Paladin. This past Tuesday, my guild schedules a raid of OS-10 no drakes and the mix of people that sign up ends up being:

1 Warrior Tank
3 Paladin Tanks (including me)
1 Holy Priest
1 Resto Druid
1 Holy Paladin
1 SV Hunter
1 Balance Druid
2 Ret Paladins
1 Combat Rogue

OK so that makes 12. Also way too many tanks and one healer too many (could go with 3, don't need 3).

The Warrior tank decides to sit out, and the Holy Priest decides to sit out, which gets us down to 10, but we still have 3 tanks. One of my guildies says to me, "hey you rolled that new Ret Pally a while back and she just hit 80 didn't she? I say yes, my Ret Pally is 80 now (as of about 90 minutes ago), and I at least have the Titansteel Destroyer and the spiked Titansteel helm and boots, so the guildies convince me to get on the Ret Pally and DPS. (I know I could just have a Ret set on my main and respec, but I needed a farm toon, and a new Ret Pally with mining/skinning makes an excellent farm toon... plus I HATE to respec and collect multiple gear sets, leveling a new Pally to be my Ret was more fun!).

My DPS was pretty low (1215) and the Rogue who was also a brand new 80 (maybe 2 heroics under his belt) had terribad DPS (893). We got all the trash and drakes down with no real problems, and we did wipe twice on Sarth (mainly because the 2 tanks had never done the fight before and had to learn how to position Sarth (MT) and pick up the adds correctly (OT) and some people had idiot problems with the flame waves (even I got nailed by one on the first Sarth attempt O_o)

Third try we killed him! The plate DPS helm drops, and the Pally T7 glove token drops, but we had 2 prot, 3 ret, and 1 holy Pally in the group, so I got nothing... except for being able to say that I got my first 4 Emblems of Heroism from an OS-10 raid, which was pretty cool.

Then last night on my first H UK attempt ever on my Ret Pally, I got the Plate DPS legs, and it was the heroic daily so I got two extra emblems. To celebrate getting the legs on my first attempt I promptly gemmed them and put leg armor on them and then went to run H VH which I got no drops from but was also a sucessful run. So after two days of being 80 on my Ret I have done pretty decent I would say....

As a postscript, my DPS after some experience as a Ret and after getting those legs went up from 1215 in that first raid to about 1650 in H VH. Still not where I want it to be, but a big step up in a very short time!

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Edited, Mar 5th 2009 12:37pm by jeromesimina
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#327 Mar 11 2009 at 8:55 AM Rating: Decent
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This probably isn't that big of a deal, but I thought it was pretty huge. I was doing my dailies in Storm Peaks when a guild mate says "Hey, anyone wanna help me with these Ice Crown Group quests". So me and another fella said sure. Helped him out and rolled on through them. Finishing up the last quest (The one where you end up fighting Mal'ganis who is disguised as some Scarlet crusade dude) and on the way out we fight some trash mobs. Guess what drops - Wapach's Spaulders of Solidarity. Freakin' sweeet! I'm pretty good to go for heroics but it's been a pain with my small casual guild to do too many of them yet, and this was one of the couple pieces I was hoping to pick up but could never see it on the AH. It almost never happens that you get a random purple world drop that is EXACTLY what you have been looking for. They kick **** and look cool too! :) I'm still stoked today about it. Yay me!
#328 Mar 11 2009 at 2:37 PM Rating: Decent
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It dropped! The sword dropped this weekend!

Had the guild almost all ready and inside Naxx for a 25 man run when I was finishing up UP. I shouldn't have run it, but I really wanted another shot at the sword.

We ended up finishing it in record time. I pushed as fast as I could since I was the tank and the shammy healer wasn't going OOM. Got to the last boss and wiped because people attacking during bane. Tried again, got the drop, hearthed, re-specced to holy, re-glyphed, and had a great couple of hours in Naxx.

It was a good day, to say the least. :P

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It dropped! The sword dropped this weekend!

Had the guild almost all ready and inside Naxx for a 25 man run when I was finishing up UP. I shouldn't have run it, but I really wanted another shot at the sword.

We ended up finishing it in record time. I pushed as fast as I could since I was the tank and the shammy healer wasn't going OOM. Got to the last boss and wiped because people attacking during bane. Tried again, got the drop, hearthed, re-specced to holy, re-glyphed, and had a great couple of hours in Naxx.

It was a good day, to say the least. :P

Edited, Mar 11th 2009 6:38pm by baveux


Grats Baveux. That sword wouldnt drop for me in the 18+ UP runs that I did. I picked up Sword of the Lifeless from Naxx10 then the very next UP run it dropped...

Not quite as bad as my CoS drake luck. 22 successful runs on the drake and still haven't rolled high enough to win it. Worst was when me and a dps warrior both rolled 37 and he got it for rolling first! >.<
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#330 Mar 12 2009 at 5:29 PM Rating: Good
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Woot! This was a good week. I would up getting the 2 trinkets I wanted most, Soul of the Dead and Forethought Talisman, and I also got 4pc T7.5. Now I'm just chasing an iLvl 226 weapon, belt/bracers/neck, the ring off Kel and the shield.

Our ret pally is fairly geared (he used to have a ridiculous amount of blues), our tanks are geared, so off spec is starting to get /rolled on. I have most of my gear now, so I'll wind up with tons of DKP to grab the remaining few things I want. And nothing left to buy on the emblem vendor, so I can start using emblems for hateful PVP gear.


Current PVE stats with kings in a 51/5/15 build:
17,284 HP
24,304 mana
2062 spellpower
36.59% holy crit
453 haste rating (13.82%)

Tempted to go 51/0/20 for 3% more crit, especially now that we have a steady ret paladin who keeps kings.

Edited, Mar 12th 2009 9:35pm by mikelolol
#331 Mar 13 2009 at 8:35 AM Rating: Excellent
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It dropped! The sword dropped this weekend!


Nice one mate:) Told you the **** thing would come.

And, vice versa, I've been down (up?) Naxx and OT'd Spider Wing, Noth and half the Construct wing. Oh, and managed to stay alive in the Sarth fight...him and his **** flame waves.

So, sounds like we both gettin where we need to be:)

Ttfn,

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#332 Mar 13 2009 at 1:07 PM Rating: Decent
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Uhm... I ran my first heroic, ever, today. Utgarde Keep, went pretty well if I may say so.

Nothing dropped but I'm happy anyways, at least I wasn't last on the charts. ^^



Anyway, a question for you rets. Is it 8% hit or 9%? Because I read the ret sticky and it says 9% but other guides says 8%.
I'm confused...
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#333 Mar 13 2009 at 4:10 PM Rating: Good
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I've been gearing for 8%, and when I have that 8%, have not been missing any attacks. Recently dropped a little below that, so I miss on occasion, but I think it's safe to say that it is 8%. Either that, or when I go Ret, I'm just really lucky =P

As for news: it's a little late, but our guild was finally able to take a couple trips into 25Naxx (with a few PuGs). I must say, I was not prepared, lol. Not because it was more difficult, or anything like that, but OMG the lag in 25 man is TERRIBLE!!! I don't lag at all in 10 man, but 25, with all the AOEs going off - I could barely do anything half the time. First time there we got through all 4 wings except Thaddius, cause people were getting tired. I missed night 2, and go figure, Last Laugh dropped :(. My second time in there was just for the last 2 bosses, and I was smart: disabling all my addons (except the raid essentials ;) ), and that seemed to help a lot. No Last Laugh or <insert name of uber shield that escapes my memory right now>. Still, was a lot of fun, and imo a different experience than 10 man, even with most fights being exactly the same mechanic wise.

Heading back today, so let's see how bad the lag is this time :)
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Yeah its 8% +hit(7% if you have a draeni in the grp) for raid bosses. As to lag issues, try turning your spell detail to medium or even low, especially if you are running with multiple DKs.
#335 Mar 14 2009 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
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I tried that yesterday, and was much better. Very hard to see the "poop" spots, as my GM calls them, during the Grobbulus fight though :S At least I was MTing him, not tanking the adds, so I didn't have to worry about it :)

Walked away with 3 pieces of gear too! Heritage, Bindings of the Hapless Prey, and Sabatons of Endurance. 3 wings downed. Too bad I have to miss night 2 =/
#336 Mar 15 2009 at 9:20 PM Rating: Good
The Red Sword of no Dropage finnaly dropped for me on my epic 17th try! Hooray!! I think my dual spec may end up being prot and holy becuase my guild needs that more often than my Ret sadly. Willing to buy Tri-spec...

I repecced 3 times this weekend alone and actually played all three specs at different points. I love my pally so its all good either way.
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#337 Mar 19 2009 at 11:31 AM Rating: Decent
Got my Maly Key and Favor of the Dragon Queen!

Then Melancholy Sabatons drops and the Warior with more DKP then me was kind enough to pass em to me. ^.^ which is a huge upgrade from my rep boots that for some reason, have not been able to replace in the 20 Nax runs ive done . . .

Edited, Mar 19th 2009 12:33pm by RuenBahamut
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#338 Mar 22 2009 at 12:15 PM Rating: Good
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Twilight Vanquisher Zignaestos.

**** yeah!

And 3/4 of the loot table got dissed >_>.



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#339 Mar 22 2009 at 4:16 PM Rating: Good
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On a related subject, just did my first 10 man OS, was top on DPS at about 3k for the boss. Glove token dropped but I did not win it, oh well.
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#340 Mar 22 2009 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
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Seems my loot karma has swung around to my favour at last. I picked up the drake from the Culling of Stratholme after just about giving up that it would ever drop. Only down side is now I have to save up 2.5k more for the training =(

Finally picked up the Red Sword of Courage from heroic UP last night! After 6 guild runs (one I had to pass it to a DK since I had the Naxx10 sword), 15 successful PuGs and 6 unsuccessful PuGs its off my list of "To get" heroic drops.

Just need those tanking bracers from heroic Old Kingdom and I'm set.
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My tank is now officially a Wall of Terror!!!

Yes, I get a geekgasm when getting a new shield ^^
#342 Mar 23 2009 at 12:33 PM Rating: Excellent
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I got a new shield this weekend as well. Too bad it's just the one for emblems - the Protective Barricade of the Light. However, I also got the Heroes shoulders, which look daft to me, but with a +27 int gem they took me over 20k mana so I can't complain.

EDIT: removed a comma.

Edited, Mar 23rd 2009 4:34pm by Leodis
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#343 Mar 26 2009 at 8:50 AM Rating: Excellent
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OK, so my accomplishment isn't as cool as most in this thread, but...
My ret paladin, Tirdel, went through the Dark Portal last night at level 58 and is now in Hellfire Penninsula. The nice part is that, many buzzards, demons and pigs later, I made 59th!
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#344 Mar 29 2009 at 10:44 AM Rating: Default
i single tanked 25 man patchwerk from 60% to 20% with no melee up (takeing 2 sets of hatefulls and melee attacks), go me
i single tanked 25 man widow through her enrage without dying


i went into wintergrasp and made a dash for the ally controlled wall...spamming /rofl while i stood back to the wall with consecrate up watching allies drop like flies because there werent any casters and melee couldnt hit me and stood in my consecrate spamming miss's, not really an accomplishment but its hillarious...
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Well, it may not seem like that big of an accomplishment to some of you here, but as a lot of you know, I am the guild leader of a smaller guild composed mostly of men and women who are married, have kids, have jobs, and all of that fun stuff, but we still like to raid.

I accomplished the following things this weekend:

1. Got the guild up to 32 80s and 2 79s and are basically ready to be doing guild-only runs of the 25-mans (finally).

2. Got my first KT kill in Naxx-10 on my main (Prot Pally) and the group only wiped once the entire run. That was from a botched attempt on Faerlina where the OTHER tank (not me luckily) kept Faerlina too far from the acolytes so even though we killed one when she went into Frenzy, she did not go into Widow's Embrace and simply frenzied everyone to death. Easily avoidable problem, so maybe we won't wipe at all this week.

3. I am now block-capped for the first time in WotLK! 103.0% avoidance with holy shield up!
Now I just have to start swapping block for more dodge and parry while still maintaining the block-capped figure! (Right now my block is almost 24% + HS which is making up a large percentage of that 103%)

All in all a pretty good weekend!
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#346 Apr 07 2009 at 5:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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Wave after wave of recruitment, I remain the guilds palatank. I don't devote more than 2 nights a week to raiding as I have IRL stuff to take care of, but somehow any and all palatanks that join us eventually respecc holy or dps and leave the tanking to me. I don't at all make them respecc, and my own respecc bills have been known to exceed 1000g per week. It just so happens that people like how I tank I guess.

So there, that's my coolest achievement as a paladin in the game.
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I MT'd all of Naxx last week for the first time ever after going in there only twice before as an offtank (for Patch). I suppose all those Naxx runs as Ret paid off as I didnt have to do any homework before going in there.

My favourite moment was when the 7/10 raiders died on Heigan leaving me to bust my Paladin dance moves while the two holy priests showered me in approving heals.

There was lots of "So you think you can dance" jokes on vent while I proceeded to tank/dps him down. This was then followed by the traditional 'teabagging of the unworthy dancers' before they all got there rezzes and we proceeded to Loatheb.

I ended up with my 4 set tier bonus by the end of the run so I was pretty chuffed. First time I have had this many tier pieces on a toon ever!


Grats Jerome on getting KT down. I'm glad you guys were able to overcome your problems with him in the end =P




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Turning Tide! It is mine!

After roughly 15 attempts at Heroic Naxx, but only 7 kills of KT, TTT drops for the first time, and it went to me. I call it karma for winning a single other healing item in the past two months. Even if it was the chest piece to finish my 4-piece T7.
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#349 Apr 07 2009 at 10:41 PM Rating: Good
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Turning Tide! It is mine!

After roughly 15 attempts at Heroic Naxx, but only 7 kills of KT, TTT drops for the first time, and it went to me. I call it karma for winning a single other healing item in the past two months. Even if it was the chest piece to finish my 4-piece T7.


Grats, I lost mine to a scrub mage tonight lol. GG DKP when I'm the #1 healer in the guild by a mile and the mage is like 10th on the damage meters with a Life And Death. This might boost him to 9th *rolleyes*

I got the same 4 set, stupid chest with **** stats. Only time I've ever seen the Sarth chest drop was in a PUG and I lost to a freaking ret paladin. Haven't seen it drop in like 3 months now (that, and I don't have my T7.5 helm).

Basically all my upgrades now come from 25 man KT, so everytime I get there I have high hopes, then I leave disappointed lol.

Turning Tide
Torch of Holy Fire (honestly I'll take either one right now and be happy)
The ring with insane stats
The shield
T7.5 helm

hate my life
#350 Apr 07 2009 at 11:04 PM Rating: Good
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Done 10 and 25 man Naxx this week for the first time, got the chest from Anub'arak then nothing from the rest of the 10 man. Me and another holy pally took turns on loot in 25man and got 2 items each, sadly one of his 2 was the awesome sheild from KT.

Done Maly 10 and 25 last night, was screwed over by multiple bugs... hit by an arcane breath while 30 yards+ to the side of Maltgos, and then in phase 3 my Drake's actionbar refused to appear. Thankfully Maly died about 10 seconds after enrage with one person out of the 25 left alive. No loot for me.

On the plus side, my gear is now entirely epicced, apart from some trinkets that I really like. But I would quite like that one from Sarth that gives constantly stacking spellpower, it seems nice.
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#351 Apr 09 2009 at 9:39 AM Rating: Excellent
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Got my 4pc T7 gear today - Valorous Redemption Tunic. It dropped in heroic VoA on a pug and the other pally healer rolled a 10. Quids in for me!
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