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So you’re taking a casual stroll in the park, it’s a nice day, the birds are singing and you couldn’t be happier. And then it happens; The world is on fire, everyone is running screaming and you’re on the ground, crying.

Is this about the Cataclysm? No, it’s about my UI on the recent patch day. As everyone that plays Wow knows, patch day fucks everything up, no matter how small or big the patch actually was. The recent patch so in no way an exception. I log in to find most of my mods either broken or turned off, so I have to log back out, enable my out of date addons, because the patch always resets that for some annoying reason. So after a few minutes of tinkering, I fix everything up and since the lag wasn’t bad at all, I queue’d up for a heroic. Now, my priest isn’t all that geared, I still have quest blue’s, I figure there isn’t a point in stressing out over gear when it will all be moot in three weeks time. So I get heroic PoS, and the group is on the ramp up the the final boss, cool right, I get to skip the easier bosses and get free points. Firstly, No! Not cool, in no way am I geared for H PoS, so the tank keeps dropping really low, I end up spamming flash heal the entire time. We get through that fine, and even kill the boss without any deaths. Though we did have a scare when I tried to cast binding heal on myself, scrubs please stand up!

/stand

None of that is even the point of the post, I have a few pictures to illustrate what is.

Do you see Grid? It’s totally fucked to hell, how the hell am I supposed to heal with that? I had no way of fixing it in the middle of the instance, so I tried to soldier on, badly, but I tried. I know some people will go “Oh that’s why you use vuhdo or healbot nub”. Shush, that’s a different post jerk.

I Grid was fixed with a simple relog, so I decided to try and get some PvP action in to A) PvP, because I enjoy PvP healing, it’s the only kind of PvP that I’ll ever do. and B) because I wanted a screenshot of what my UI is actually supposed to look like.

So without adieu, my fantabulous amazingsause UI of wonderous awesomeness.

See how awesome that is? Yeah, you do, because it is. Those vertical unitframes, the flashy gray color of it, OH, god that is one sexy UI.

That’s really all I have for this post. My UI got totally fucked and I freaked out for a good ten minutes while I tried not to let the group die, but in the end, all was well in the world of awesome UI’s.

 

Cheers

-Spanks

I’m really enjoying doing the audio posts and doing almost everything through those, but I can’t help but feel like I should be doing more. I enjoy blogging in all it’s forms, and even though written posts may not be my forte, I’d like to do a few in between of my audio posts so I at least am doing something. The plan is to do anything that might entail visuals in a written post, i.e UI posts, I may start doing some video content once Cataclysm hits the shelves, things like that.

For now though, I’m going to continue with the audio posts like they are now and once I iron out what the written post are going to be about and how to format them, you could easily see a couple of them between each audio post. So for now, you get to enjoy the velvety smooth sound of my voice, and be caressed in your ear holes.

-Cheers

Spanks


My longest audio post yet! I think. I make a few good points, rant a little, well, a lot, but it’s all in good fun. And even though I was and am extremely tired, I think this will turn out to be a pretty damn good post.


After a few hours scouring the forums and MMO-Champion, I have a pretty good idea of the basics of why Disc has no place in a raid right now.

1-We don’t have the numbers. Our AoE is lacking, out single-target is slow, and we have nothing comparable to other classes/specs.

2-Archangel forces you to heal with atonement, and while this is fun, it has very little throughput.

3-Versatility. We have none. We are like the third string QB, we can play in a pinch, but if you need to call us in, it’s likely the game is already lost.

This is all for the beta obviously, Live is a different story, one I don’t care about honestly. The fact that disc isn’t even slightly raid viable makes me sad, but I have faith that Blizzard will fix us up soon. I think one easy change they could make is have atonement heal up to three targets, each for the full damage of smite, or change focused will to something more useful. I truly hope Disc gets fixed, I’d like to not have to pick my shaman back up, I find disc is more my playstyle

 

Edit: I said Focused Will, I meant Strength of soul. Change it so Atonement heals also reduce WS by say, 2 seconds.


You may need to turn the volume up on this one. It was late and I didn’t want to wake anyone up.




This is the first of many phone posts that I’m going to be doing here. I didn’t expect it to actually work, so I didn’t plan anything out as you can tell by me not knowing what I’m trying to say. Diarrhea of the mouth folks, learn to love it. Enjoy this taste of my 12 year-old sounding voice rambling on about guilds, and not making a point

-Spanks

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