Laser chicken? Where’s the bear?

All lined up in the bank and as soon I drop talented back onto the box it’ll be saved as well, I’ll just have to get used to eating the 50g respec (+glyphs) bill.

So, “why” I hear you ask, simple enough it’s a raid driven decision based on watching what tends to happen as things are shuffled around during some of the boss fights.  There are fights where the healing need is lower (the General was an example on Sunday) and therefore it makes sense to ask one or more of the healers to dps (it’s rare extra tanks are needed).

“Why laser chicken?”, at least initially it’s down to allowing me to use the same kit until I build up a second set rather than trying to sort out a feral kitty set of Ulduar quality.  As things stand (according to imba) he’s ready for Ulduar with the healing kit, though he’s well down on hit which would be a problem.  So the priority will be to get some dps specific drops which can be enchanted for extra hit.

“Don’t laser chickens look silly and unrealistic?”, no more than blue humanoids with squids on their faces.

“What do you wish for?”, a wardrobe to stick all these damm pieces of equipment in to free up bank slots.

The weekend

On the productive side of things the networking has been re-routed so cables aren’t draping all over the place following the BT engineer’s decision to replace the master socket faceplate with one which includes a microfilter.  Power and network now route under the stairs, just need to mount the power strip on the wall and find somewhere more sensible for the router than the bottom stair.

Ulduar (Fri)
Bosses died, Thorim gave us lots of grief largely due to experience issues I suspect and some team shakeups, however we got him nailed in the end.  This meant we didn’t get to Freya.

I’m learning to hate crazy cat woman.

Ulduar (Sat)
Was spent in the car and at A&E in Plymouth, you know where else to look for more details on that fun and games (in short he’s fine).

Ulduar (Sun)
The Iron council (not too much trouble), the General (took four attempts, the first was one of those WTF moments when we wiped at > 9k health left…) and then… Yoggie.  He’s going to be a fun fight, EO hasn’t got him down yet and given that the team was heavy on the inexperienced (ie never seen it before) I think we didn’t do too badly.

The decision has been made to get Lakayla to 70 before the patch hits, so plenty of levelling time for her and Tootsy, both dinged 64 last night.

Laser Chicken… more on this soon

Can’t see the tank…

“..for the trees”, also known as “Ulduar 10, the team weevil run”.

Not a bad run, as before in the U25 things got lumpy at Hodir, memo to self, keep moving (like the Nexus), stand on the big piles of snow for flash freeze and make sure that you pop instaHoTs while running and spam heal the tank (and anyone else during flash freeze [I’m not moving anyway] and Frozen Blows).

New kit was good, two tier tokens and enough Emblems of Valour for the healing ring.

Three trees healing isn’t an ideal mix, but we managed it, though the MT did die far too many times simply because we couldn’t collectively get the big heals in quickly enough (need more haste).