It's been a great 5 years. I've had fantastic experiences which I'll never forget, made many friends and perhaps touched some lives.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Raiding, my main activity (together with leveling alts :)) has always been fun and continued to be fun right up till the moment I decided to quit. From the shouts of joy on TeamSpeak when Ragnaros (40-man raid!) was defeated to the same shouts on Ventrilo when Lich King 25-man was downed recently, WoW has always provided me with more than enough motivation to log-on.
Too much motivation, in fact. I've been letting RL issues slowly slide downhill, playing WoW nearly every evening. Nothing like a major issue in my life, but a combination of small issues which I am unhappy about and which might, if I don't put a stop to them now, grow to be major issues.
So I'm taking a break. Maybe till Cataclysm, maybe longer, but for now I'm freezing my account.
To any bloggers reading this who are in SAN, thanks for accepting me so warmly, although I barely logged in to that char the few times I did were lots of fun. Feel free to gkick my level 8 Shaman from the guild :)
I'm shutting this blog down for now. Maybe I'll re-open it in the future, if I re-join WoW.
Posted by SolidState at 12:18 AM
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Last night (as is almost always the case on Wednesday) we had more than enough people for ICC-25, so we had our usual ICC-25 clearing run.
What was different about last night was that it was the first time with the all-new +10% ICC buff, a 5% increase over the previous weeks' buff.
To make a long story short, there were some noticeable differences but they didn't make much difference in terms of progression for the evening.
- Our tanks had more health as did the rest of the raid, leading to increased survivability.
- Healer HPS actually went down. I guess this is due to all the healers doing more healing per spell, resulting in more over-healing. I could be wrong.
- Raid damage was higher. We managed to take down Blood Queen with 2 MC'd people at the end, something which probably would have meant a wipe before the buff.
Still all-in-all I think the effects of the buff are noticable and I hope this week we'll have some good attempts finally on LK-25.
In personal news I won a nice new necklace, replacing my old 251 necklace and bumping up my GS just above 6k. Yey :)
Posted by SolidState at 5:19 PM