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Happy, Hoping, Hating, Bitching: It's all here, folks!

Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to.Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited March 2008 in MMO Extravaganza
Happy: Arena team broke 1700 this week!
Hope: Can get to 1850 so I can get that s3 sword!
Hate: Gearing up my hunter to do his own arena (7.5k hp makes for paper bag toughness).

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    Soviet WaffleSoviet Waffle Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Mmm, my Paladin tank is so close to Kara and ZA tanking. Or at least Kara, I still need some stam for ZA.

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    SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hate: My video card seems to have given up on me. (I normally see between 40 and 60 fps in Shattrath, right now my computer is giving me 5 fps while flying alone between Theramore and Gadgetzan.)

    Happy: Computer is under warranty still so a fix for the problem should be free.

    Hope: I am ready to play again tomorrow evening.

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    Fig-DFig-D Tustin, CA, USRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hope: Being in a new guild means a chance to do Kara and ZA again! Maybe even 25-man stuff in the future!

    Not-So-Happy: I miss my old guild :( . It was my baby, and I left it.

    Fucking Hilarious: The guild leader of this new guild has wanted me to join for months now as well as the rest of my old guild (he used to be a member of ours). Most of my guild joined him, but the awesome-est Ret pally I know and myself refused to join unless he made the guild tabard fruity enough to warrant Ironforge stopping hilarity. The old tabard was a white sword and shield icon with white linked border on a blood red background. Too boring, not gay enough. So now, thanks to my design, the serious sounding guild <Vanquish> runs around like this:
    roguelawls.jpg

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    lionheart_mlionheart_m Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: Rolled a mage! Yay.

    Hope: Free transfers to my dead servers please!

    Hate: Seeing my best friend recruited as a tank for a 4/6SSC 3/4 TK guild and benched every run. What was the point of recruiting him if the tanks have 100% attendance and when one is missing they just call it off. Oh, hate because he left our last guild to be in this one.

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    ArasakiArasaki Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: We transferred from Gul'dan to Magtheridon - there are now other people in Ironforge.

    Hope: We get some awesome new players.

    Hating: Server queues.

    Bitching: Let me fucking log off. Every time I go to log, I get asked about recruiting because everyone in the guild seems to think it's funny to direct people to me.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2008
    Happy, Boomkin was #6 (fell from 6 to 9 from FLK->Morogrim cuz I died and disconnected) DPS on our SSC clear yesterday, going as high as 920 DPS on Morogrim.

    Much more entertaining than the paladin.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2008
    Also Munkus we can 2v2 together once I finish my glad set for the boomkin

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    Oh Good.

    I was running a 'Oh God let us just get arena points' 2v2 in the meantime on my hunter.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2008
    Sounds like my 3v3 team.

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    deowolfdeowolf is allowed to do that. Traffic.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fig-D wrote: »
    Hope: Being in a new guild means a chance to do Kara and ZA again! Maybe even 25-man stuff in the future!

    Not-So-Happy: I miss my old guild :( . It was my baby, and I left it.

    Fucking Hilarious: The guild leader of this new guild has wanted me to join for months now as well as the rest of my old guild (he used to be a member of ours). Most of my guild joined him, but the awesome-est Ret pally I know and myself refused to join unless he made the guild tabard fruity enough to warrant Ironforge stopping hilarity. The old tabard was a white sword and shield icon with white linked border on a blood red background. Too boring, not gay enough. So now, thanks to my design, the serious sounding guild <Vanquish> runs around like this:
    roguelawls.jpg

    Trim needs to turqouise.

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hate: Getting so close to a 2 night clear. Soooo close! And then we wipe on Council. Twice. Bye bye, bonus points, hello third raid night.

    On the up side, it's just 3 bosses in Hyjal, so if we're quick and don't wipe on stupid shit, we should be done in like an hour and a half or so.

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    JohnnyToxxicJohnnyToxxic Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: Consistently shutting out the Alliance using the dreaded "scorched earth" tactic in AV on the Ruin battlegroup. We haven't lost a match in the last two weeks.

    Hope: My guild getting its act together so I can start running SSC with them.

    Hate: All the people who bitch about how bad the shaman class is. I only ever play my shaman and I constantly and consistently top the damage charts PVE and PVP. Aggro mitigation however...

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: Consistently shutting out the Alliance using the dreaded "scorched earth" tactic in AV on the Ruin battlegroup. We haven't lost a match in the last two weeks.

    So, how long are those queues these days?

    Also, YOU may not have lost a match, but I doubt the entirety of Ruin has lost every AV for 2 weeks.

    But I'm at work, and warcraftrealms.com is blocked for me, so I cannot present evidence either way at this time.

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    TransporterTransporter Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: oh my god Kael kael KAELKAELKAEL.

    We didn't have our resist pally tank last night, so, instead of skipping Hydross and doing Lurker and other boring shit lame ass SSC we started learning MOTHERFUCKING KAEL. It was the entire raids first time.

    That fight=FUN TIMES.

    We got as far as the Phase Two to Phase Three transistion, and with some tweaks(And getting used to OH MY GOD 4 BOSSES HOLYSHITSHITSHITWEAPONSARENOTDEADFUUUCK) we can get to Phase 4 easily.

    So two learning phases from dead Kael.

    YES.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2008
    Basically the entire fight is Phase 2 -> Phase 3 and Phase 3 itself.

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    IshtaarIshtaar Fun is underrated. Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    robothero wrote: »
    Basically the entire fight is Phase 2 -> Phase 3 and Phase 3 itself.

    Truth.

    Learning that fight was awful, but once you everyone knows what's going on it's actually (dare I say it) fun.

    The Phase 4 -> 5 transition is so epic.

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    EchoEcho ski-bap ba-dapModerator mod
    edited January 2008
    Schadenfreude: 30 minutes after reporting the names Aimbot and Wallhack on my RP server (they must have been transfers) I make an alliance alt and add them to friends. Aimbot was already gone. Sadly, Wallhack still exists.

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    ForarForar #432 Toronto, Ontario, CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I reported "Garlicsalt" on my RP-ruleset server last week.

    Look, I try not to be some kind of name nazi, and god knows I haven't RP'd more than an hour out of the last 3 years on the realm, but god damnit, can we at least keep the "Look around the room to name my character" shit to the PVP realms?

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    CharusCharus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: Nethervoid cloak is mine. Unbelievably, the floodgates have opened on Nethervoid cloaks, with five dropping in the last three nights we raided Hyjal (tonight being just Azgalor's trash, we wiped on him yesterday because Thrall and his buddies were too awesome on the Doomguard DPS and rushed Azgalor, leading to lots of parries and a dead tank). The last cloak went to a holy priest because we ran out of dpsers to give them to.

    Hate: Ended the night on a 1% wipe to Naj'entus. I mean, our first kill happened with 22 people and time to spare on the enrage timer, and we've killed him without consumables before, so I just don't get how a flasked 25 man raid is losing to his enrage timer. Actually, I do know - clothies and resto druids are dying on contact to the impaling spine like 80% of the time even after "stacking stam."

    Back to Happy: Druid alt dinged 68 and learned flight form.

    Back to Hate: I want to save at least part of Blade's Edge and all of Netherstorm and Shadowmoon for 70, so I've got to grind ogres to level up now that I'm out of quests in Nagrand. Since my druid is an enchanter, I'm going with the Bloodmaul Geomancers for the bracer enchant instead of my usual Nagrand ogres. God that grind is so stupid. If I didn't have to kill thousands of ogres anyhow, I would have quit it in disgust after that first three hour session.

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    JohnnyToxxicJohnnyToxxic Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Forar wrote: »

    So, how long are those queues these days?

    Less than 5 minutes. Even with a 40 man premade.

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    SegSeg Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Charus, why not switch it up some by grinding BEs/Demons for your Scryer/Aldor rep?

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2008
    Ishtaar wrote: »
    robothero wrote: »
    Basically the entire fight is Phase 2 -> Phase 3 and Phase 3 itself.

    Truth.

    Learning that fight was awful, but once you everyone knows what's going on it's actually (dare I say it) fun.

    The Phase 4 -> 5 transition is so epic.

    My only problem with the fight is that it is so epic that once you get everyone key'd, it's hard to go back. One mistake means you've wasted twenty minutes. One mistake could mean clearing more awful trash. I really, really like the Vashj fight because theres is nothing but Vashj. No trash, no annoying respawns, nothing that makes a wipe as painful as a Kael wipe is (except for the run back).

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    OkoOko Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: Consistently shutting out the Alliance using the dreaded "scorched earth" tactic in AV on the Ruin battlegroup. We haven't lost a match in the last two weeks.
    Are these the 20min 500+ honor games? Word on the street is this type of consistent winning by horde is what caused the Balinda buff and Drek'thar nerf as well as the alliance boycotts in certain battlegroups. Anyone heard or know otherwise?

    Hate: Trying to find 3v3 or 2v2 teammate(s) who don't go, "lolz r3tpali suckz in pvP! o.0"

    Happy: left my annoying guild and formed one of my own with me as the only member! No more l33tspeak idiocy in guildchat! No more guildchat period!

    Hope: I can find a decent guild sometime soon that isn't hellbent on raiding or PvP.. or anything at all for that matter.

    Bitching: 30 AB marks for the S1 chest.. ouch. ouch. and more ouch.

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    CharusCharus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm partial to the ogres, actually. They're easy kills and I can survive pulling two or three without having to resort to anything drastic. Clearing out manaforges (since my druid is a scryer) would be a lot more difficult (or at least have a lot more downtime) due to mob levels, patrolling elites, higher concentration of ranged mobs, etc.

    And like I said, for grinding it out, it's going to be ogres, either the Geomancers and Skirmishers, or Nagrand ogres for Kurenai/Consortium rep. Since neither Kurenai nor Consortium is a high priority for me, I'll stick to what I'm doing, it's a change up from clearing out Southwind Cleft for hours upon end, and less likely to be so crowded (I did get a few visitors to the Bloodmaul Outpost, but my willingness to multi-pull mobs and moonfire geomancers on sight discouraged competition).

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    narv107narv107 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: Finally having time to log on for more than 30 minutes.

    Happier: Being asked if I want to do a heroic daily in a guild group with what I expected to be my outgeared and unnecessary tankadin. We trounced through UB rather easily with only a few "how the hell did that happen" deaths.

    Hope: I didn't look like a schmuck for being a rusty at tanking and playing the whole instance as a clicker when I usually play with 5x12 bars of keybindings.

    Greatest thing ever: Tanking a heroic using only the pen for my tablet PC. Soon I shall get a Nostromo and the Warcraft 3 battlechest and have a sexy tactile RTS joygasm.

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    LineNoizLineNoiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: hitting 750 dps on Warp Splinter (yeah, the regular botanica boss guy. I'm new.), and 59% total damage for the overall run
    Hate: not getting a single drop the entire run. Stupid rolls.
    Hope: 5 greens left to replace...

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    EWomEWom Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hate: Paladin healing, specifically in Mana tombs, last boss. Their bigass slow heals, just aren't enough to keep the whole group alive through that kind of raping, on everyone, except the paladin healers, first run through.

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    ToothyToothy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Hate: Getting 44% damage done on an Underbog run. As a druid. In bear form.

    Happy: The run still only took about 45 minutes, and I didn't have to worry about fools pulling aggro. Because I was the work horse.

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    rizriz Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: RNG on BT trash last night. We got, I believe, five Crimson Spinels, a few Hearts, and the melee and caster haste rings (we tend to assume trash rings do not exist because we've seen so few).

    Hate: RNG on bosses. The usual "here's more leather the rogues don't want and also some tanking plate for your holy paladins" shit, when we've never seen Naj'entus's dagger and only one pair of his boots.

    More Hate: All the unemployed/underemployed people in my guild who can start Karazhan runs at 1 a.m. EST after raids, when I have to go to sleep because I have to wake up for work. They can't just wait until a non-raid-night oh no.

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    CharusCharus Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    riz wrote: »
    Happy: RNG on BT trash last night. We got, I believe, five Crimson Spinels, a few Hearts, and the melee and caster haste rings (we tend to assume trash rings do not exist because we've seen so few).

    Hate: RNG on bosses. The usual "here's more leather the rogues don't want and also some tanking plate for your holy paladins" shit, when we've never seen Naj'entus's dagger and only one pair of his boots.

    More Hate: All the unemployed/underemployed people in my guild who can start Karazhan runs at 1 a.m. EST after raids, when I have to go to sleep because I have to wake up for work. They can't just wait until a non-raid-night oh no.

    Is there any leather or paladin plate that is any good to begin with? An alarmingly high percentage of what we shard in BT and Hyjal is leather that the rogues don't want and the ferals already have, or spell damge/healing plate that the Paladins don't want.

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    rizriz Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I dunno, the leather has been sharded since almost the beginning (like you said, druids or shamans take it for off spec sometimes). I don't think we've seen much healing plate except something from Naj'entus that they seem to want.

    Hate I Forgot: Constantly being out-damaged by arcane mages. Yet they still have the fucking balls to complain about their mana inefficiency and how warlocks are so much better and blah blah. Fuck them. It doesn't matter that they "can't function without a shadow priest QQQQQ" because they always HAVE a shadow priest, and often a shaman, while more often than not warlocks get stuck in whatever group has an empty spot. And even when we do get a shadow priest/shaman/BM hunter, I still rarely beat them. My spec is "stand still and cast shadowbolt," I can't really do much more than I currently do, so I guess mages are just better. Yet if you ask THEM.....

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    815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Happy: Kara attuned on my warrior!
    Scared: WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO
    Hope: Raiding is fun, never done it before!

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    VicVic Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    riz wrote: »
    I dunno, the leather has been sharded since almost the beginning (like you said, druids or shamans take it for off spec sometimes). I don't think we've seen much healing plate except something from Naj'entus that they seem to want.

    Hate I Forgot: Constantly being out-damaged by arcane mages. Yet they still have the fucking balls to complain about their mana inefficiency and how warlocks are so much better and blah blah. Fuck them. It doesn't matter that they "can't function without a shadow priest QQQQQ" because they always HAVE a shadow priest, and often a shaman, while more often than not warlocks get stuck in whatever group has an empty spot. And even when we do get a shadow priest/shaman/BM hunter, I still rarely beat them. My spec is "stand still and cast shadowbolt," I can't really do much more than I currently do, so I guess mages are just better. Yet if you ask THEM.....

    Sure you have the right specc for your gear then? From what I hear, destro/demo takes alot of crit rating to reach the damage levels of affliction.

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    rizriz Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    We're farming Archimonde, my gear is fine. The thing that's frustrating really is that when we were mid-SSC and I switched to 21/40 to save debuff slots, I was constantly top 3 on the meters, but then everyone else caught up. I might try putting Immolate back in. It could be a small personal DPS increase, but I dropped it since we never have the fire mage debuff or CoE, and shadowbolt spam = more ISB uptime, which should be better overall. Meh.

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    Soviet WaffleSoviet Waffle Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Charus wrote: »
    Happy: Nethervoid cloak is mine. Unbelievably, the floodgates have opened on Nethervoid cloaks, with five dropping in the last three nights we raided Hyjal (tonight being just Azgalor's trash, we wiped on him yesterday because Thrall and his buddies were too awesome on the Doomguard DPS and rushed Azgalor, leading to lots of parries and a dead tank). The last cloak went to a holy priest because we ran out of dpsers to give them to.

    Hate: Ended the night on a 1% wipe to Naj'entus. I mean, our first kill happened with 22 people and time to spare on the enrage timer, and we've killed him without consumables before, so I just don't get how a flasked 25 man raid is losing to his enrage timer. Actually, I do know - clothies and resto druids are dying on contact to the impaling spine like 80% of the time even after "stacking stam."

    The tank should be able to adjust to Thrall coming in, we use him all the time on Azgalor now since his HP got buffed (Also, he should be fine with the Tauren Warriors too, but that's a bit trickier). Big thing with THrall is that you can't let him get cleaved, besides that he'll survive RoF.

    Naj is such a funny fight, since it really depends on people not being stupid. Supremus and Naj are really nothing but heal fights and "Click a button or dodge a volcano every once in a while" fight.

    Happy: Mother Down after 2 attempts.
    That fight is so easy.

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    mattclemmattclem Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    To respond from something from the tail-end of the previous thread:
    Exactly! Currently the best Ret gear I can get is season 1 stuff, and it's not even the best really. I can't arena because everyone in my guild has this half baked idea in their head that "ret sucks balls". And it's sad that it comes from a shadow priest.

    Which leads me to think: Why can't ret get the same amount of loving that shadowpriests got? I want more raid viability dammit! Because someone from my guild said, "Theres no way we'd take a ret paladin when we can just grab a rogue or a warrior". It's shit like that that just wrecks my mind and spirit.

    I think ret paladins have good raid viability - I'd absolutely adore to have one in one of my raids - but due to preconceptions I don't think many guilds have thought through the potential a good ret pally opens up. Certainly, the old version of Sanctuary Aura alone would have added great viability (particularly paired with a prot pally tank such as myself), but that got nerfed out of existence.

    The factor I think many, many guilds don't take into account is the usefulness of judgements. We'll frequently have two judgements up on a boss - generally imp crusader and wisdom - from our prot pallies whether or not they're tanking, and managing to get a third up and staying up would be awesome, particularly if then it was constantly up thanks to crusader strike.

    ... yet it seems that loads of guilds just don't see the awesome in rogues healing themselves by doing damage. Ah, well. I'm working on mine. The downside to all this, though, is that wretched 'finding a COMPETENT ret pally' stage. I'm still working on that one.

    (Although I have to say I don't like the shift away from spell damage, not least because it's caused the problem you detail but also because it means that it feels overwhelmingly that there's now no real distinction in gear terms between an arms warrior and a ret pally. Spell damage -> AP strikes me as making a lot more sense)

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    LineNoizLineNoiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    815165 wrote: »
    Happy: Kara attuned on my warrior!
    Scared: WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO
    Hope: Raiding is fun, never done it before!
    Hope for me: I'm about a week behind you on my rogue.

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    815165815165 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    LineNoiz wrote: »
    815165 wrote: »
    Happy: Kara attuned on my warrior!
    Scared: WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO
    Hope: Raiding is fun, never done it before!
    Hope for me: I'm about a week behind you on my rogue.
    I thought the attunement would suck, but I just PUG'd it all in a day, only perk of prot warrioring I guess.

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    LineNoizLineNoiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    815165 wrote: »
    LineNoiz wrote: »
    815165 wrote: »
    Happy: Kara attuned on my warrior!
    Scared: WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO WHAT DO I DO
    Hope: Raiding is fun, never done it before!
    Hope for me: I'm about a week behind you on my rogue.
    I thought the attunement would suck, but I just PUG'd it all in a day, only perk of prot warrioring I guess.
    I've been pugging the attunement for about a month now. I'm stuck on the last bit; Black Morass. Because I have to do OHB first. And nobody ever wants to do OHB.

    But I joined a raid guild a few days ago, and they're going to be helping me finish off the attunement sometime soon.

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    JohnnyToxxicJohnnyToxxic Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Oko wrote: »
    Happy: Consistently shutting out the Alliance using the dreaded "scorched earth" tactic in AV on the Ruin battlegroup. We haven't lost a match in the last two weeks.
    Are these the 20min 500+ honor games? Word on the street is this type of consistent winning by horde is what caused the Balinda buff and Drek'thar nerf as well as the alliance boycotts in certain battlegroups. Anyone heard or know otherwise?

    Yep. ~25 minutes and 648 honor just about every time.

    They could have buffed Balinda a lot more and it really wouldn't have changed our winning. In addition, Blizz buffing Vann did nothing for our strategy; we never even kill him.

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