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Coming full circle in the World of Warcraft… (Part Two)

Coming full circle in the World of Warcraft… (Part Two)

In Part One, I outlined the many problems faced by players of Balance Druids in Nighthold and almost certainly ones that will continue into Tomb of Sargeras:

  • The damage ceiling of the spec is disturbingly close to the floor for many other damage specs in the game.
  • Damage output is punished cruelly by heavy movement and target switching.
  • Mediocre damage in AoE heavy fights, even though that should be Balance’s niche.
  • Poorest damage of all specs in the game in single target encounters in Nighthold.

So a few weeks ago, I began privately mulling over a change Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in News, Warlock, World of Warcraft, 1 comment
Ironically, Balance is anything but… (Part One)

Ironically, Balance is anything but… (Part One)

When I began playing Balance, it was out of necessity rather than any real desire. I was Horde at the time, and we had more than enough regularly signing tanks and were in need of ranged DPS players, being heavily saturated with melee players as we were.

I enjoyed the new version of Balance and actually still do. I like how it plays, especially in comparison to the older Eclipse mechanic based version of Balance that had been done away with. Yes it is now much simpler, but that is to its benefit IMO.

However, the main problem that Balance has seen all expansion so far, and one that looks certain to continue, is the damage ceiling for the spec. Continue reading →

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Finally! I’m a Mythic Raider!

Finally! I’m a Mythic Raider!

So THH have conquered Heroic Nighthold, and have it on farm (we’re able to clear it in about 90 minutes or so), so over the past 3 weeks we’ve been pressing forwards into Mythic Nighthold.

The differences between bosses on Mythic and Heroic isn’t HUGE, not at least for the first three bosses:

  • Skorpyron: Different coloured shards with differing effects to hide behind for shockwave.
  • Chronomatic Anomaly: An extra add in the add phase, on the opposite side from the other.
  • Trilliax: Pretty much the same, except a copy of Trilliax with far less health spawns about 2 minutes into the fight and needs killed ASAP.

So with those three now down and largely on farm, we now begin into the much harder bosses. This is where the real work begins! Continue reading →

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Life at the bottom of the meter

Life at the bottom of the meter

Or, how Balance is so strong it can hold up everyone else at the bottom…


So it’s been a few weeks now since the big move to Treehugging Hippies on Silvermoon, and my trial period Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Balance, Druid Stuff, News, Restoration, World of Warcraft, 0 comments
For the Alliance! Wait, what?

For the Alliance! Wait, what?

For the past eight years, since I came back to World of Warcraft, I have been a dedicated Horde player.

When I re-subscribed I immediately sought out a guild, the sister guild of the old Alliance guild I’d started off WoW in during the middle 6 months of 2006 (Gnome Warlock!). I’ve been a member there now for just over 8 years, and been a member, raider, guild leader, ex-member for a week (long story), guild leader again, and for the most part, a raid leader too.

That guild is Thunder and since Feb/March 2009 I never looked back.

Until now… Continue reading →

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Finding a new home…

Finding a new home…

Sar Crux is no more, either as a twitter handle or a domain name…

Yes the domain, sarcrux.com will still point here, but that will eventually expire, so try to update your bookmarks before that! 🙂

Why the reason for the change? Continue reading →

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Still alive #isurvived2016

Still alive #isurvived2016

Don’t worry, I’m still around 🙂

Been taking a break from WoW due to burn out, and been enjoying the time off away from the game over Xmas & New Year, especially as I got a PS4 from Mrs Sar for Chrimbo 😀

I’ve got a pretty hard case of burnout from grinding AP for 3 months straight, so time away is doing me good, especially ahead of Nighthold releasing in 12 days.

Been playing quite a lot of Overwatch too, and enjoying getting into it again. D.Va is my girl, and she can do no wrong! 🙂

Expect more regular updates and posts soon too, as I’ve been taking a bit of a writing break over December, mainly due to the amount of assignments and coursework I had to do throughout Nov/Dec for my degree course, but the biggest cock-block has been my work firewall blocking this site because they say it’s “game-related”. And guess where I at least draft write a lot of my posts?

Pfft.

Anyhow, hope you have all had a great Xmas & New Year, and had a great time with your loved ones 🙂

Posted by Sar in Gaming, News, Opinion, Personal, 0 comments