Archive for Naxxramas 10

End of August Update

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 2, 2009 by Korby

See, I knew it.  I would start this thing strong, updating almost obsessively every day, and then I just stop for weeks at a time.  Catch up bullets, go!

Korby

  • got Death’s Bite from Naxx, replaced it 2 weeks later with Ironsoul from Uld10
  • Conquest Helm and BP via badges, bought Valor bracers off guildie, currently saving 75 badges for Valor legs
  • my Hit rating has gone to hell, down from 350ish to 126, because of all the Armor Pen on the newer stuff

Innoruuk

  • Unholy duel wield spec now
  • Enchanting is leveling slowly due to lack of green crap to DE

Aaeru

  • Level 78
  • playing Holy spec in PvP to practice healing in PvE
  • Steadily leveling blacksmithing, making myself healing gear

QuorbeeAshunn

  • Good bye unused and abused shaman, hello Huntard
  • wanted to name him Oregon, but was rejected
  • briefly considered Oregun, decided it was too lame a spelling, especially for a hunter
  • fricking level 10 retired Orc Shaman still blocking me from using Ashun
  • level 6

Manzuri

  • level 20
  • click Shadow Word: Pain, click wand, wait 18 seconds, click Shadow Word: Pain, click wand, loot mob, find new target, repeat from start

Bildor

  • level 22
  • yawn

Dalkado

  • still 68
  • maxed Inscription
  • log on, do research, put back on shelf for 20 hours

Korbicide and Korbanky

  • nothing exciting here, inherited Quorbee’s meat supplies

General

  • love Altoholic add-on
  • 15k gold saved up for no reason other than I have no large expenses to spend it on

If there’s more to say, my brain isn’t telling me what it is.

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It’s nice to be wanted

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 13, 2009 by Korby

Logged in about 4am (yeah, I’m up all night), and suddenly everybody was all “zomg Korby, Naxx10!” and I was all “I dunno,” and they were all like “zomg Korby Naxx10!” and I was like “yeah, ok, whatever,” and they were all “yay and stuff!” Did two and a half wings, almost rolled for Maex’s spear, because it had a higher base damage than either of my maces, but it would have meant losing a ton of strength, and that’s no good for warriors. I’m pretty damn happy with my DPS too, putting up a consistant 2.5k, as well as pulling trash agro a little too much and dying from it (nevermind I had some suspicions about the skill of our DK tank.)

I left with no loot other than badges, which was fine by me. Managed to get some good drops for somebody that just returned from a 7 month absence, which was nice. Now if only somebody will invite me for an Ulduar 10. I think I’m worthy of it by now.

Good Naxx10 Run

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 20, 2009 by Korby

Bracers of Lost Sentiments
Finally, some nice wrists.  My old Golden Limb Bands weren’t bad, but they weren’t really awesome either.

Circle of Death
Got that freaking stupid Signet of Bridenbrad off my finger.  No more running Gundrak and hoping for Hemorrhaging Circle to drop.

Loatheb’s Shadow
Man, I kinda felt bad about getting this since  it’s going to be replace by the Darkmoon card in 2 weeks.  It’s nice for now, though.

The Stray
Arr, I’m a pirate!  Really though, it was going to rot otherwise, and I like having fist weapons that I never use for some stupid reason.

Shoulder Token
This was mine by default.  No other warriors, hunters, or shaman on this raid.  I intended to turn it in for tank shoulders, but the Abomination Shoulderpads I already have are actually better.  My DPS shoulders are better than the tier DPS shoulders as well.  So I guess grats me on 5 gold then.

So yeah, it was a good run for me. Puts me at 60 heroic badges, just 20 shy of being able to buy a BP, but I almost want to save them for something else.  I dunno, I’m indecisive on that right now.  Also I’m epic in every slot but chest and my other finger.

I also grabbed an Ace Card for 550g, which I know is above my 500g per card limit, but when all the other Ace cards are like 750-850g, this was a huge bargin.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 27, 2009 by Korby

Yay, Naxx loot. Just the kind of thing I needed to not be so disgruntled with the game.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 22, 2009 by Korby

I had an opportunity tonight to join a Naxx-10 pick-up raid for their final encounter with Kel’Thuzad. I was all gung-ho and enthused about it, until I was told that the only drop I wanted from it, the axe, was being reserved by the raid leader. Hell no. I don’t play this game to gear people I don’t know and have no loyalty to. I have no problem with assisting in the gearing up of guildmates, but some dude reserving loot for himself? No. There’s only a handful of people in that game that I would allow to dictate terms to me for raiding, and that guy wasn’t one. Maybe I should have gone, and rolled on it anyways, but then I’d just have been dishonest about agreeing to his rules.

I don’t get to raid with my guild all that often (a total of twice so far since I hit 70 in September, and one of them was rather informal), mainly because I’m either at work or asleep when the raids start, and to be honest, I have a sneaking suspicion that even if I were there and ready, other more regular raiders would be picked over me, just because granting me loot likely wouldn’t produce any returns for the guild in future raids, which I would likely miss because of work and sleep. This isn’t a dig at any perceived unfairness in my guild’s loot distribution methods, but giving drops that are intended to help increase the power of a raid force to a person who is rarely a member of the raid force, is kind of a wasted drop in my opinion. I probably wouldn’t hand a level 213 item to me either in those circumstances.

This sort of thing has been on my mind a lot lately, since regular Naxx raiding has picked up now that more people are online following the holidays. Lately I’ve been filtering out guild chat while raids are going, just because getting spammed by achievements and the occasional loot bragging only serves to remind me that I’m not there. As somebody who was always there, and always right in the middle of it in EQ, that bugs me. It provides me with a sense of being left out, though I know not deliberately so. I’ve been thinking lately that if I didn’t like the people I’m guilded with so much, that I’d probably have left already for some other guild with a more accommodating raid schedule.