Thursday, April 17, 2008


17/44/0, better known as Fury... for Warriors it's the subtle art of crazy fast damage all over the enemy's face, and I've been handed the opportunity to switch back to Fury for a hybrid raiding role. I help the other Tanks with trash until we come to the boss. Then I change into my superhero outfit and proceed to go wild, because god knows how awesome 3 fully spec'd Prot Tanks are for DPS.

It's an unenviable position though. Protection Talents do an amazing amount of work for your ability to stay alive and even though my Tank Gear is mainly T5 level if I'm tanking two raid mobs I get lit up like a Christmas Tree rather easily. Then I have to break out the serious damage for bosses, and I'm feeling rusty. The last time I had run a raid as Fury was during our early Gruul attempts. I'm still doing respectable, but I feel I could improve. It's a fine balance between Hit Rating (~220 optimized for raid bosses before food), Attack Power (1829 base), and Crit % (30.2% base).

Currently my miss rate on white damage is 8-9% and it feels like I could get it lower, I've had a talk with my old mentor who made other DPS classes look bad but he was an Orc so he has a perfect racial for this kinda thing. I'm also using some Armor Penetration, around 160 not counting Executioner Procs. It's supposed to be the future and it will definetly come into play when I start collecting T6 equipment.

Either way it's already more DPS than we had when we were all Protection, but it could probably be even better, and I'm definetly going to work on it.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Daily Overload

So with the influx of new daily quests I've gotten around the burnout caused by doing the Ogrlia / Skettis combination every day for months. I could only stomach getting Flak Fire'd to my death so many times. Yes I know you can fly lower, but that is no fun.. of course neither was spending the reward money on repairs.

Since the patch I've made a habit to try and do EVERY daily (except Netherwing / PvP/ Instanced) every day so I can finally achieve my dream of an epic mount. Now that our server is on phase 2 we have 2 extra to do. My routine generally looks like this.

Start with the 4 daily quests on the Isle of Quel'Danas.

Hearth to Shat, pick up the 4 SSO quests, Cooking and Fishing.

Do the 2 quests in Hellfire Penninsula.

Do the Netherstorm Quest

Do the Battery Quest in Blade's Edge

Do the 4 Ogrila quests

Do the Skettis Quest (Skip Escort)

Do the Nagrand Quest

Do the Cooking / Fishing / Residue quest while doing the above quests.

While I've slacked on a couple of days I generally get this done in 2 hours and make out with quite a bit of money. Since that patch I've made 1400g and so far have managed to hang onto most of it. It's an amazing source of money but I'm already starting to feel the burnout creeping in again. I must persist... I'm tired of being a slow flyer.