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What to do…what to do?

Posted in World of Warcraft with tags , , , , on October 6, 2010 by Randul the Dwarf

I don’t know if anyone reads this anymore, but if you are out there (you know who you are) I need help!  I have absolutely ZERO idea of what to do when Cataclysm drops.  Who am I going to level?  One thing I should make clear, I am leveling two characters concurrently.  This isn’t a desire thing, it’s a necessity thing.  I will level one character with my beautiful wife and one character solo when she isn’t playing.  Odds are my solo character will hit 85 first.

Options, they are many

I’ll take these in the order they hit 80, just for some semblance of neutrality.

Randul:  Randul is my tank/dps, in that order.  It doesn’t look like I’m going to be needed for tanking duty in Cataclysm raiding, but Randul is my “main”.  I’m not a HUGE fan of Warrior dps, but I could do it.  Honestly, if Randul gets leveled it will be as a tank when necessary and not for dps.  PVP is still a viable options though, since I have the most experience pvping with an Arms Warrior.

Kered:  Kered is my DPS/Tank.  I would most definitely level him first, if it weren’t for the pesky fact that Randul has always been my main character.  Randul is my achievement guy.  However, if I’m going to be dpsing, this is the character I want to do it on.  Right now, my raid role looks to be dps or…

Daenaran: The healer/dps.  The guild is somewhat short on healers at this point, so I may be required to level Dae just so we’ll be able to raid.  It really depends on how many raid groups we try to put together.  If we only do one, I probably won’t need to heal.  If we try to put two together, I most definitely will be.

Lastly, Calduin.  The last character to hit 80.  I leveled him partly because I was bored and partly because we needed someone who brought replenishment to the raid.  Well, I won’t be bored and in Cataclysm Survival Hunters will no longer bring replenishment, so the incentive just isn’t there at this point.

Any opinions out there?  Should I stick with history and level Randul first?  I CAN dps on him and he’ll always be available as a tank if needed.  Maybe I should start anew and level Kered first?  I like dpsing on him more, and he’d be available as a tank as well.  I know I will be leveling Dae, but what about the other project?  Randul or Kered?  Kered or Randul?  I just can’t decide.


As promised…80!

Posted in World of Warcraft with tags , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by Randul the Dwarf

I did it!  Last night around 9:00 p.m. Daenaran, my Shaman, became my third level 80 character.  It took 2 Halls of Stone runs, 1 Halls of Lightning, 1 Occulus and 2 ToCs to go from 79 to 80.  (I finally truly understand why my wife hates healing ToC, that Priestess Paletress is a …. mean mean lady)

Unfortunately, I can’t link his armory because his seems to be bugged out, but I’ve already upgraded quite a few pieces.  I think his gearscore at the end of the night was in the 2700’s, with a few pieces I still need to make myself.

Trying to decide between making the leatherworking mail pieces or keeping my blues.  I have some decently high level blues (upper 70’s) that have MP5 on them, which is a bit of a concern for me right now.  The leatherworking pieces have Int, Stam, Spell Power & Crit I believe.  Not sure if the upgrades are worth the Mp5.  Any opinions?

I also think I’m going to make myself a Titansteel Guardian, which also doesn’t have MP5, but has a ton of SP & crit.  Compared to my BoA mace, it’s a pretty solid upgrade I think.

So yeah, I finally hit 80 on Daenaran.  He was my first character on Malygos, but I never found the time to level him.  (To be fair, he was a new char while my other characters that came over to Maly were transfers.)  I’m ready to start healing those heroics and lower level raids.

To my guildies, I DO have the weekly!  So carry me through Anub’Rekhan please.


Posted in World of Warcraft with tags , , , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by Randul the Dwarf

Logged onto my Shaman at about 8:30 last night hoping to get him to 80.  He was about 20% into 79, so I had a good way to go.  Long story short, I am now 23% from 80.  Barring internet outage or server-downs, I WILL hit 80 tonight.

I’m really excited to fire him up.  I’ll have 34 Emblems of Triumph upon hitting 80, which will be going toward Resto T9 gear, but I’m still trying to decide which route to go as my secondary spec.  Both Enhance and Elemental have pros and cons for me.

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I’m back…and 80!

Posted in Warrior with tags , , , , on January 26, 2009 by Randul the Dwarf

I am 80.

I am a Protection Warrior.

I am ready to roll.

The wife and I both hit 80 last Friday.  It was a pretty momentous occasion following a pretty momentous evening of playing.  I believe we started at 6:30 and dinged 80 at 10:30.  That’s a pretty heavy evening of playtime for us, especially since the baby is making her extremely uncomfortable.

Saturday came and went with very little playing.  Sunday was the same, for me.  For the wife, not so much.  While I was away at an Ohio State Basketball game (loss to Michigan State), Beatris was in her first level appropriate raid.  I am very excited for her.  She was the third healer for a 10-man nax run.  She got two upgrades, a trinket and an offhand.  She said it wasn’t the best experience, but then she was in there with 2 other guildies and the rest were pug.

When I got home from the game, it was too late to do any raiding, but I did go ahead and craft myself the Tempered Titansteel Treads and Headpiece.

I’m sitting at 538 Def (but I’m at 398 Def skill, so as soon as I get those 2 points I’m money), 21k HP & 20k AR.  17% Dodge, 15% Block & 15% Parry.

I do believe I’m ready to rock some Heroics and get ready for Nax.

Heroics are this week during the week, Nax is weekend.


Posted in About Me with tags , , , , on January 23, 2009 by Randul the Dwarf

As my previous post stated, I was so close to 80 I could taste it, then I was blocked.

My new video card arrived, a GeForce 9500GT 512 MB card. I put it in the computer, and everything starts going south at that point.

No Video Input.  Fine, I can deal with that.  I take the new card out and put my old card back in.  No Video Input.

Great.  It’s in the (hopefully)  capable hands of my bank’s IT department as we speak.  Hopefully they can get me up and running.  I can still hit 80 this weekend with 7 bubbles tonight and 7 bubbles tomorrow.

Wish me luck.