Archive for June, 2009

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When There Are No Words

June 28, 2009

…because I’m too sleepy, I’ll resort to pictures.

Lu in her Turbo Charged Flying Machine

Lu in her Turbo Charged Flying Machine

And now I’m broke, but it’s not because I built the Turbo-Charged Flying Machine. I’ll blog about it when I’m not irrevocably exhausted.

PS: Now when I use the word irrevocably I cannot help but think of Twilight. T_T

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Eighty!

June 16, 2009

Lucasta is in her “eightieth season” or level 80 as of last night! After I dinged in Icecrown, I spent the next four hours getting some gear, gemming, enchanting, etc..

Its not much, but it is a start.

It's not much, but it is a start.

I was just a few thousand points shy of 49,600 honor, so I turned in as many badges as I could. I highly recommend waiting until 80 to turn in badges. There’s a big difference between the honor reward prior and the 80 honor reward. In the end, I had about fifty-two thousand points– more than enough for Hateful Gladiator’s Mooncloth Robe. Since I had these shoulders, I donned them, but I admit I lost mana and stamina because of it. Still, resilience is yummy, and I will be stacking resilience at first until it is around eight hundred or more.

Last but not least from the acquisitions department, Sunstrike crafted this little beauty for me with mats I farmed and others I bought. It’s a nice starter weapon, but for PVE I’m sure I’ll pick up something better soon (and will write about it then). Which reminds me, I have a few posts in mind, one of which is very truant given Lu’s status change.

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A Lesson in Utility

June 12, 2009

So I went out of town for a few days, and it completely threw off my schedule, including my intent to blog. I did, however, play and play a lot since I’ve returned. In fact, Monday night I ran regular Violet Hold- a first as discipline. (I think I mentioned before that my PVE spec since dual-spec release was holy.)

And I was bad.

Ok, so no one died! But I used Renew. I used Renew a lot. I was a naughty, Renewing discipline priest. Still, I never ran OOM during the entire instance. But…

Ok, so the group almost died once, but then I pulled the shiny Prayer of Mending out just at the last second, and VOILA! We downed Xevozz, and I mentally and silently groveled at the feet of my fellow party members. Maybe the level 80 shadow priest and the other level 78s had something to do with it, but at level 76 I learned right then, Prayer of Mending is my new best friend. And bubbles, of course! Bubbles for everyone, but I would never leave off the bubbles. Cuz I’m a bubble addict, didn’t ya notice?

Anyway, now I’m using Prayer of Mending every time it’s off cooldown in PVE. So that’s it for my valuable lesson this week and tonight’s post.

P.S.: As a testament to playing so much since my return, Lucasta is level 78 now, and she has her epic mount and cold weather flying, and that is so partly because of a very generous and totally awesome Sunstrike.

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Obligatory Introduction

June 3, 2009

WordPress is wonderful; it allows me to manage multiple blogs under one login. As such, I have given in to one of my little internal monsters and decided to start a blog  about my WoW experiences, specifically my experiences with my discipline priest. I decided to do this last night while I was browsing through a myriad collection of blogs by other priests. (In a few minutes I will shamelessly plug the links for said inspirations in a nice link category. Gogo!)

I started my priest in the autumn of 2008. From the very beginning, Lu– my priest, was a discipline priest- not shadow, not holy. Well, OK, I picked up holy with my dual spec when dual spec first released, but as of today, I ditched my holy pve spec in lieu of a pve disc spec. Now I’m disc all the way, babe! I love discipline. I’m comfortable with it in a way I’ve never been with any other class or spec. When Lu hit twenty, I didn’t decline duels like I did with my other toons; I welcomed them. I relished them.

But as I near 80, discipline looks daunting. It’s difficult to find information. There is so much information, but rarely ever is the information I find in a language I can understand such as: layman, neophyte, nub, or n00b. I’m not stupid; I’m inexperienced.

And I don’t belong to a guild! My friends and fellow guild members have pretty much disappeared from the server. The GMs of my beloved little guild quit the game after our first and last Ulduar raid the week it released. Now my 10-man geared warlock does dailies and mines for my priest; her gear went from hot to not. I have no class leaders, no one to respect and follow, and no one to trust me to heal them. (I have one person for whom I play heal-heel or heal-bitch or whatever you call it, but he only PVPs.)

How can I possibly get raid invites when most of the realm population believe discipline priests to be inefficient in PVE? I don’t know, but I imagine I’ll be writing about that soon enough. Until then…