Thursday, January 26, 2012

Not the best idea lie whilst trying to get people to join your guild:

There is no way my Level 10 trial account alt (for use in forming a raid whilst doing elite soloing) would have played with anyone.

Even if I could join a guild with a trial account char (you can't), I wouldn't join this one!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Lucky Red Envelopes - Now Spam-Free!

This year's Lunar Festival has thankfully been updated to include the Lucky Red Envelopes as a quest reward instead of what happened in previous years, where your mailbox got spammed the following day with a red packet from every Elder you visited the day before:

Hooray for progression! :P

Monday, January 16, 2012

Back in Business

We had our first all-guild raid today since before Christmas. With our current limited raiding pool, I've been going BM for Ancient Hysteria.

Even though raiding as BM is a little more frustrating in general (I'm pretty sure I died a lot more than I would have if I'd had Chimera heals to fall back on...), at least the bosses in the first half of Dragon Soul don't involve much pet movement or target switching - Kill Commands landed when they were supposed to (mostly!) and having done it for a few raids now, I'm comfortable playing the spec again.

Plus - an all-guild raid is a definite win. 3 bosses down with at least a couple not even having seen the fight on LFR mode is a pretty good effort for this lil' guild :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Looking for Raid vs Guilds

With LFR making raiding the easiest it has ever been, we seem to now be back at the stage where being in a guild isn't much of an advantage.

Sure, guild perks help, but I could join a level 25 levelling guild and get the same perks without having to join a raiding guild.

On the one hand, I think it's great - everyone gets to see end-game content, I can raid for 15min if I don't have time for anything more and if you want to stay with a guild of friends rather than an anti-social bunch of overachievers, it's fine.

On the other hand, it isn't so great when you're in a guild trying to recruit more for your raiding team - nigh impossible, in fact.

I'd be interested to see whether Blizzard thinks this issue is important enough to do something about it in the next expansion, or whether they believe that the LFR-casual-friendly approach outweighs the need for mid-level raiding guilds. I'm not sure I'm liking the fact that there are less than 10 people in guild chat these days (thank you, SW:TOR) and even though we may have a couple of regular PuGs that join our guild raids, it just isn't the same.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Holiday Hunting

Happy New Year!

As Proudmoore is usually a highly populated server, I decided to take advantage of the holiday lull to get some "rare" hunting done and hit the jackpot:

I finally managed to tame Loque'nahak - and not only that, I found him again to kill for Frostbitten! :D

I now only have 3 rares left for Frostbitten (one of which, Dirkee, will likely be difficult due to all the people camping for the Time-Lost Proto Drake in Storm Peaks) and none for Bloody Rare:

Unfortunately, there were still a few people around for the Stranglethorn Fishing Extravaganza and I didn't manage to win it... but I did grab a PuG to do a few Cataclysm 5man Heroic achievements, putting me over the 12,000pt mark.

Not bad, considering that 1) the person with the highest number of Achievement points in the world is somewhere in the mid-14,000's and 2) I haven't done any PvP for a good long while and still haven't tried the two newest, meaning there are a few more Achievements I could easily get! :)