Tuesday, November 6, 2007

A thousand little pieces...

First, some shoutouts...

Shifttusk, for all the great hunter pvp advice. If only he weren't a stinking cannibal bridge lurking savage... enjoy the nerf, troll!

Out of Mana, the best thing I've found so far on arena ins and outs...

Zman, for playing a frost mage, so I dont have to...

Ratshag, for singlehandedly justifying ever orc sterotype out there... Mabd has a quiver of sharp pointy things with yo name on them, brother...

TJ, fer blowing the great bet, thus proving the inferiority of (in no particular order...)
warlocks, humans and females...

And lastly, the great one, BRK, who retired. By which I mean, he went down to two posts for a week, then resumed his happy little daily musings...

K...

Yes, Herk is Kelmar. I'm not gonna bother linking him anymore, he doan bother blogging since he got his promotion. We're kinda screwed, arena wise, till 2.3 comes out. I've convinced him to hold on to all honor and arena points so as to get uber gear. When that happens... we should get a little better. Mabd is around 3.5 k arena points and 15k honor. Majeure is sitting sweet with nearly 25k honor, and she's not even 70 yet (/fangirlsqueal). Did I mention that I have five epics and the Bringer of Death waiting for her at 70?

I've decided to go deep arcane with Maj for her arena spec. 13 fire,
48 arcane (maybe switch a couple o points to get elemental precision...) My reasoning... I really do appreciate the buff/debuff game element. Slow actually has potential for me, now that I've spent time running around smacking warriors and rogues. Without ice armor, I won't have the passive chill effect, so I'll need something else. Since I'm used to a hunter, I've decided to go with a build that will enable me to maintain maximum range while dpsing... which should help a bit with the current bane for mages, shammies, s. priests and locks.

Its all play style... and I'll be able to bring the beatdown on almost anything if my skill is up to it.

As for the MM build... Herk isn't too happy with me. My ability to absolutely shed aggro with TBW is restricted... but now I can spank pallies, which I couldn't before. And warriors. I have more problems with rogues now, but I'm getting better at it. And when dead zone disappears, I'll be able to zap em when they get within my detect hidden zone.

Again, more options require more skill... but have a bigger payoff.

My fav arena moment so far... We go into ruins of L... and i see one player with detect humanoids... do a /target... tell herk... "pally in base..."

Herk rushes in, and I see the rogue stealthed coming for me. So I scatter the little bastard, set the trap, and get ready for him...

Then Herk rushes out and lambastes the rogue.

I look up at the screen... the pally died in about 6 secs...

Says Herk... "He got silly..."

My least fav moment... again, ruins of L. We come out, turn the corner, and there are a warrior and lock. I SS the lock, Herk rushes him, and the lock turns and runs into the base while the warrior comes at me. Herk follows into the base, I SS the warrior.

The warrior trickets outta the scatter, and walks into the freeze trap, while I run past into the base to help Herk... only to see him crumple just as I make it in...

There I was, all alone in the base with a lock permanently in my deadzone till I could get out... and with SS and traps on CD.

Ouchies. Herk went down faster than a security guard in a slasher film.

5 comments:

TJ said...

... we're in a fight.

Dagashai said...

I'm not scared of someone who gets tired of mindless slaughter so easily...

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Shifttusk said...

thanks for the link dood!

The bow change is actualy a boon in pvp. Right now in pvp the +5bows gives me a whooping +.something% crit where it will be 1% post patch. The minimal hit gain i see in pvp (note in pve the hit gain is like 3% and huge) is of no importance because with surefooted its uber easy to get pvp hit capped.

Dagashai said...

@shifty

/GROWL

*Waves inappropriately large axe at troll*

soo... how much lust in yuir heart fer the new hunter arena axe... and bow?

Ratshag said...

Dad always said, "If yer gonna do something, make sure you does a proper job and don' fuhgger it up." Then he'd whack me in the head to make sure I was paying attention. He's gonna be so proud when I shows him this!