New patch, New beginnings

So, tonight was the night. My husband, myself, and 5 of our friends from the guild we were raiding in finally /gquit. We all did it at the same time, logging out of their Vent beforehand and just going quietly (well, as quietly as 7 people can leave anyways).

I’m not as sad or upset as I thought I’d be. I only will really miss one person from that guild and upon speaking to him later in the evening, he said he had no hard feelings and understood why we left and that he had sorta seen it coming for a while anyways. I still feel like we sort of stiffed him though; the 7 of us that left were sort of the core raiding group; we were the ones that were there on time, with supplies, who knew the fights…and now that guild is left with people who don’t.

We didn’t just gquit into the nothingness though – the past few days we had set up a guild site and planned a guild to get together to start fresh. Our new guild is Sanctis Draconis and we plan on making it into a 10-man guild, which is especially nice with the changes to raid lockouts in Cataclysm.

Speaking of Cataclysm, I am quite nervous for patch 4.0.1! I’m not ready to say good-bye to mana or my quiver and buying arrows on Kandin. I enjoyed buying arrows – in a way it made me feel more hunter-y. For Mertaka I’ve only really looked at the Restoration tree and I think I can handle that. I rarely ever run her as Elemental anymore so I’m not too terribly concerned with that tree at the moment, although I know I should be since that’s the spec I’ll be questing in. It’ll be a little weird to start stacking Spirit on her though! I honestly haven’t looked at any of the Death Knight DPS changes yet. I’m excited though to actually be able to use my Frost DPS spec. I’ve longed to play around on that ever since I bought Galdran’s dual-spec. Hopefully Blizzard has put into the game some actual one-handed weapons for us to use (hooray for no more rogue/hunter weapons!)

And on another awesome note: two guildies and I did a quick ZG run for mounts before the servers went down, and the Swift Razzashi Raptor dropped and I WON IT. I was astounded! I felt sorta bad though because the one guildies that went with us had been farming that place for a few months trying to get either mount out of there. I offered to trade it to him, but he let me keep it.

 

See you all post 4.0.1 😉

Moving on Up

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Nothing too exciting has been going on. I’m still working on gearing my wonderful DK (although I still haven’t gotten a good chance to play around with her Frost DPS OS yet), and still raiding on my hunter.

Hubby and I have actually changed our mains (my hunter, his warlock) and my shaman out of our original guild and into a raiding guild. I won’t lie; it’s a shit-ton of fun. Buuuut….I do worry a little bit about our former guildmates from the leveling guild. My alts are still in there, but I”m afraid it’ll be a little weird. Some other issues about the whole switching that I won’t air here on the Log, but, there are some there.

Raiding has been going well! Except that it seems like every other hunter on the realm is getting a bow drop from ICC except for me; I’m still stuck using the Felglacier Bolter from Heroic Pit of Saron. On my hunter, I’ve started the muddle through Armor Pen. versus Agility and…I’m hating it. A lot. I feel like a bad hunter for sacrificing precious Agility (which is also Attack Power, Crit, and a tiny bit of Armor) for Armor Pen. Especially as a MM hunter, I know I should start stacking Armor Pen, but then, some of the things I’ve read about it make really feel like it’s not worth it. I’m not sure how highly regarded WarcraftHuntersUnion is, but if he’s correct in his articles, and it takes 800 passive ArP to be worth more than 1 point of Agility…well, I’m a bit frustrated that I have a long way to go. Especially since I don’t think I”m even supposed to gem for Armor Pen. until I have 700 or 800 from gear. My DPS isn’t amazing as it is, and I really don’t want to take a further nose-dive on it while I try to bust tail to get a few more point of Armor Pen here or there. I know that when/if I get to the cap of 1400 I’ll love it, but I’m still not sure if that’s a path I even want to go down. I don’t even know for sure if Armor Pen will even still be here when Cataclysm drops. I would be more than angry to get all of the decent ArP gear I needed, only to have the stat be obsolete in about 6 months.