Maximum OOM-age: September 2009

Maximum OOM-age

I have Mana-Management issues...And it's driving me to drink.

If Moonfire Spam has taken you to the same place as me, good luck.

Don't look at me for more pots, 'cos I ain't got none left and my Innervate's on CD.

 
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06 September 2009

My two bytes worth...

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On Talents:
After much research and faffing about (not to mention more muchness of gold expenditure), I have finally managed to get my DPS up to 2K. (LOOOK!! Look at pic above! It was taken at the end of my very first OS 10-man attempt!)

This is in no small part thanks to a group of guys who have sacrificed their lives (well, it is obvious they have none! Photobucket) so I can find out the best way to spend my talents. All the work's done by them
(even if they do bicker quite a bit along the way...it's a wonder they ever got past the calculation stage!) so we don't have to.

I haven't quite shifted myself off the bottom of the DPS chart yet (and the 2K stat is pretty sporadic), but the amount of damage is at least acceptable for now. Until a few weeks ago, I had no idea how badly I'd screwed up. But after noticing on my IMBA page that I wasn't hit-capped, I did a bit of googling and realised I had my priorities the wrong way round. Instead of Hit>Spell Power>Everything Else, I was going for Crit>Spell Power>Haste>Hit. Whoops!

Apart from re-doing talents, I've had to replace some gems and enchants to rectify my appalling HR (spell rotation is still clumsy at best). My gear turnover is quite high, so a lot of this is pretty much rinse-and-repeat. Just you wait and see...By the time I get everything I need, the new expansion would be out, and then I'll be right back where I started.

On Cataclysm:
I do like some of the new features (such as Guild Levelling and Cross-Faction PUGs), but can't seem to get as excited about this new expansion as much as I did the last one. Meh, perhaps it is early days yet...I just hope the name Blizz came up with doesn't turn out to be ironic. Because that would just be...er...cataclysmic.

On Mysterious Egg:
Why?! WHY?! Why do I keep getting the same pets over and over again?! No! No more Aged-bloody-Yolk again please! I want my Green Proto-Drake!

Still, I am glad I got the Whelp...It hatched last night, much to my delight! It does seem to have issues keeping up with me in flight though.

On Exploiting Flaws in Game Mechanics:
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Do it naked, and expect lots of jumping around (for me anyway since it's not exactly my strong point)...Ok, the second image (of us on the battlements) isn't so much to do with a defect as it is the result of boredom and a goodly amount of time on our hands.

And about the jumping thing...We've noticed something rather odd about my main. She can't seem to jump as far as David's. Well, we initially thought it was just me being crap at it, but then David had a go on my rig and the same thing happened! Not sure if it's something Blizz has done, or it's to do with my machine, but (in terms of hardware) it can't be the mouse since David and I have the same one. Bizarre! Photobucket

On Mining Saronite:
Waste of time...Switching to Cobalt from now on since it goes for more in AH. Plus, if you mine in Borean Tundra, you can easily farm the meats needed for Cooking when doing your circuits.

On Patches of Colour:
FFS! If it appears on the floor during combat, don't stand in it...Doesn't matter what you are doing, just stop...and MOVE!!!

On Ventrilo (or Similar):
More people should use it, including myself. Who's gonna be paying attention to the chat window when there are more important things to do?

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Enough of WoW...I may take a short break from it tonight and play Dreamfall. I've been wanting to DL the trial eversince it came out, so perhaps it's time I did something about it!

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