Wither 3.2?

July 29th : Extended maint for instance and load issues, there’s no chance they’ll roll 3.2 at the same time
Aug 5th : Unlikely, I reckon they’ll keep this slot for possible further extended improvement work on the instance problem
Aug 12th : Possible, there’s a decent gap to Blizzcon
Aug 19th : Unlikely, Blizzcon is coming that weekend.
Aug 26th : If it’s not on the 12th it’ll be here.

Wow….

Just worked it out there is only one upgrade which is better than the Pulse Baton I have for dps offspec I can find (which beats it on all stats).

Val’anyr

I think I’ll save for the seriously expensive enchant rather than holding off for the kit upgrade.

The one in which Maleficia takes down a dragon…

The downside, it can take an age to get OS25 up and running, I think this one took something like an hour to really get moving. ¬†Tedium doesn’t even come close. ¬†On the plus side Unferth didn’t even shed a leaf trying to heal it, I reckon we could have dropped a healer or two and pulled in more dps. ¬†On the bigger upside Maleficia, fresh from her excursion into Naxx25, popped in to pew pew some dragon hide. ¬†So that’s more Valour emblems, and we now have a fresh lockout to try and get her built up to 25 for the first piece of upgrade gear.

Balance memo

Enchanting : Weapon / boots / gloves
Gems:  http://www.wowhead.com/?items=3&filter=cr=119:86;crs=1:11;crv=0:0

Assuming I can re-enchant some of the gear (where I’m using the same item for resto and balance the resto enchants get precedence) ¬†then I think I can boost by around 30 or so (153 to go before cap). ¬†I should check to see what hit food there is as well and potions.

The weekend

On the productive side of things I finally got round to sealing the holes in the new petrol cap (stupid thing came with three small vent holes meaning it pissed petrol all over the place).  the grass and nettles are now significantly shorter making it easier to chase the ducks around the garden.

In warcrack news only got a single raid in (though did get DKP for sitting standby for Friday), a new shiny dropped for the offspec (breastplate token) which is moving the DPS spec closer to something viable for a mid-raid shift if necessary.

We one-shotted the general (that was a good feeling), got through p1 & p2 on Yoggie on the first run and then proceeded to slam our faces into him for a couple of hours, best was 10% (this is a damm good improvement).

So… how is the trial going? ¬†Pretty well it seems, Ted had a word after the Saturday raid, everything seems to be good, he’s happy. ¬†He was watching over his other half’s shoulder for the U10 run last week where Scribe and Unferth dual healed the hardmode stuff which is normally done with three. ¬†So, another weekend of raiding and then I should find out their judgement on the healing tree.

(For reference the hardmode run stats are on worldoflogs)

How Shit Happens:

In the beginning, there was the plan.
And then came the assumptions.
And the assumptions were without form.
And the plan was completely without substance.
The employees told their supervisors:
“It’s a crock of shit and it stinks!”
The supervisors then told the department heads:
“It’s a pail of dung, and none may abide by the odor.”
The department heads then told the managers:
“It’s a container of excrement, and it is very strong such that none may smell it.”
The managers then told the director:
“It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide by its strength.”
The director then told the VP:
“It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong.”
The VP told the Executive-VP:
“It promotes growth, and it is very powerful.”
The Executive-VP told the President:
“It is very strong and will promote growth and efficiency of the system.”
And the President reviewed the plan, and said:
“This is good.”
And the plan became policy.
And this is how shit happens.

(As swiped from a skype session in the office)