I'm going to be trying to put a 5 man group together to go and get all the achievements needed for this meta
It rewards a very sexy http://www.wowhead.com/spell=88331/volcanic-stone-drake
We will be running the heroics probably on Sunday and maybe Thursday afternoons, before the rated BG's start up. I plan to run a few each night until we knock them all out. I really do not want to try and do it all in 1 night, or even 2 and maybe even 3. Heroics are boring enough, no one wants to do that many at one time. If you cannot make a night that we have planned to run on do not worry! We will not run unless all five of the players are in attendance, it's easier if we are all on the same page. Plus, I really do not want to do some of the achievements more then once.
I need 2 DPS (1 melee 1 ranged... or both ranged) a tank, and of course a healer. I have to enforce some type of gear requirement, from what I have heard there are some challenging achievements. Just don't be in all quest greens and all that.
If your interested leave a comment or PM/mail Nicklolz. Thanks!
As 4.0.1 came out on Tuesday, new changes came out for paladin healing. Gone are the days of Holy Light bombing to help AoE Via the Glyph of Holy light. Now our AoE heal is Light of Dawn, or rather our flashlight. It appears to not have a cap on the amount of people it can heal at once. Currently it heals for about 2.5-2.7k for 922 mana, but is currently on a 20 second CD unless glyphed down to a 10 second CD and becomes weaker by 20% (not sure if this is a good idea at level 85, but we will see). It’s not a bad way to proc Solace to a full stack for 288 spirit.
Judgment of the Pure has not changed, but with no Judgment of Light around, There’s no reason to judge every 10-15 seconds or so.
Our big heal is now Dawn of Light. Heals for about 13-15k, but costs 1318 mana and has a base cast time of 3 seconds. With the haste that I currently have, this has been knocked down to 1.99 seconds/ 1.82 with Judgment of the Pure.
Holy light is still our main heal, but isn’t as strong as it was. Heals for 5.6k, costs 395 mana, and has a base cast time of 3 seconds.
Flash of light is has changed to the fastest heal that we can do, next to instant casts. Heals for about 10, costs 1186 mana, and has a base cast time of 1.5 seconds. With haste, this is down to 1.19s/1.09s
Beacon of light got wacked by the nerf bat, and did it get nerfed hard. Half of any heal that I do gets sent to the person with the beacon. Costs 263 mana. However, it’s also a combo point generator, if my beaconed target is directly healed
Although Crusader Strike is now a baseline ability for every paladin, it’s still viable to use as it generates combo points. Might as well stay in melee range, and generate combo points as a filler for not needing to Judge every 10 seconds.
Holy shock become a combo point generator with the new Holy Power mechanic that we picked up. Glyphable so you can increase it’s crit rate by 5%. It's still on a 6 second CD. However, casting holy shock now has benefits.
1. A holy shock crit can reduce the next cast of holy light by 1.5 seconds. In 4.0.3, this will make the cast time of Dawn of Light or Holy Light be reduced by 1.5 seconds.
2. Casting holy shock (crit or not) grants 30% haste for the next FoL, HL, or Dawn of light. HOWEVER, when 4.0.3 comes out, this(speed of light) has been changed to only grant 1%/2%/3% spellhaste
Word of Glory is our Holy Power finisher. 1 charge 3k heal, 2 charges 6k heal, 3 charges 9k. Costs no mana.
Protector of the Innocent is not exactly a heal we do, but something like a nerfed Beacon on ourselves. It can crit (this might get nerfed so it doesn’t crit all all). In addition, if you heal yourself, you do gain PotI heals(might get nerfed as well).
Illuminated Healing is our Mastery bonus. This turns us into a weaker (8% baseline)/stronger version of Val’anyr with no 45 second cooldown. I reforged crit on all my armor pieces (down to 32.7%) to mastery (up to 17.93%). However, World of Logs doesn’t take account into Illuminated Healing yet, so I expect the true healing+Absorb for me to go up when it is added.
Going over what happened with half of ICC being completed, healing as expected was strange. Marrowgar, not everyone was grouped up, so the healing from Light of Dawn wasn’t very effective. Then again, we were attempting to do Boned, and failed the achievement, which probably explains why no one was grouped up.
Not sure what was going on Lady Deathwhisper as we were doing Full House.
Gunship was snoozeship. Nothing unusual except Nuit wasn’t on for his usual kiting duties.
Saurfang was strange to everyone. The order of people getting marked were me, Kish, Crawfeesh, and Puregenius. People healing marks were me, elapsed, raziella, and silentalaram, with kish healing the first melee mark. Since I was marked first, healing became a breeze just for healing myself. Marks were doing about 6k-8k damage per tick. Holy light+PotI would heal myself for 6k+5k +whatever spell decided to crit at that point. Mana was never an issue; I never dropped below 70%, no innervates, and no divine plea(which is 10% mana regained on a 2 minute cooldown now).
Not sure what people were doing on Rotface. We were supposed to Dances with Oozes. I was one of the first people to get diseased. Stood in area away from the other ooze with my ooze just hitting me (2k-3k hits)and let PoiI keep me up while healing Orky.
Heroic Festergut was nothing but full of bugs. Vile gas was being thrown at anyone, and I mean anyone in melee or ranged. It was at the point where I was barely out of melee range, and somehow I got vile gas chained into the melee. I hope this gets fixed by the next lockout.
Other than that (and the nuking of illumination and DI), it seems like we’ll be fine at 80 and ok at 85. We’ll have to see when we get our hands on our level 81+ abilities that we don’t have access to yet to see if we’ll be fine at 85.
Attached are the addons needed to provide your game with sounds from
Final Fantasy 7. The sounds are not included, however and will have to
be downloaded from the provided link.
STEP 1: Unzip
the contents of the attached .zip into your ".../interface/addons"
STEP 2: DOWNLOAD (don't use Curse install)
the FinalFantasylization Renewed SOUNDPACK file here
(200mb file, lots of songs)
STEP 3: Unzip the contents of FinalFantasylization
Renewed SOUNDPACK into
Run World of Warcraft, check the addons button on the character
selection screen and check Load Outdated Addons if necessary.
Use the command "/ffsp ff" (no quotations) in the World of Warcraft
STEP 6: PROFIT!!!!
do not take credit for the creation of the FinalFantasylization addon
nor the template used to make the soundpack
If you have any
problems, post here and I'll try to help you resolve them
A while ago, I wondered if seeing absolute health values on Grid would help deal with P3 of Penetrating Cold. Like, just have to watch a number, keep those with it above 6K hp only. A deficit / percentage varies from person to person making it more ambigious to how much they need.
Attached is a bit of a hax to one of the Grid files to show absolute values. Replace this file in your Grid folder. And under configuration, it is "Unit Health" status text that you want turned on to whereever you want (i.e. Center Text 1 or 2), and set priorities to etc.
For the exact changes, all I did was mostly copy what it already did and tweaked it a bit...
Added new function:
function GridStatusHealth:FormatHealthText2(cur, max)
local deficit = cur
if deficit > 999 then
healthText = string.format("%.1fk", deficit/1000.0)
healthText = string.format("%d", deficit)
This just copies the another function, except I change the deficit text to current hp, and removed the minus sign from the formating.
In function GridStatusHealth:UpdateUnit
Added another variable: local healthText2
Added another line below original (the non 2 version) to get it called like the other: healthText2 = self:FormatHealthText2(cur,max)
Changed this line:
(ignoreRange ~= true and settings.range and 40),
Only the healthText2 part, was healthText normally of course. Just gets it to print out the new variable.
The new variation of mods I'd like to advertise with this is..
MSBT (MiksScrollingBattleText) - It replaced my Parrot and wow it's far better (another ace mod down the crapper lol). It's much lighter weight than Parrot. 600KB ish while Parrot was like 3MB I think. And I'm loving the bottom text frame, you'll see a bit of it kinda fading away, the new thing to me is that it prints out if my target is gaining buffs. You kinda see "Burning Fury" scrolling there right now.
SexyCooldown - From the creator of SexyMap, it's the blue bar you see with little icons in them. It's like Cooline or Forte mod or something. It does the whole moving icon for Buffs and Cooldowns, along a timeline logarithmetically and splashing it when it reaches zero. But what caught my eye was that it handles my trinket's internal CDs as well. I've set mine's up to color red to differeniate it, and you'll see a DV and runestone icon there on my screen right now. All to better plan around trinket procs for moar dps.
Comments? Questions? Tips? Suggestions?