Gaming

Why responsibility is like a boomerang…

And it’s certainly not why a raven is like a writing desk… When I left Thunder as a raider, I obviously stepped down as a raid leader and as one of the guild leaders, then later also stepped down as an officer once the Thunder website etc was transferred to a new host.

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News

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

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Balance

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

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Balance

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

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Balance

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

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Gaming

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?

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Gaming

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

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Druid Stuff

Legion – The Honeymoon is over!?

So, we’re well into Legion’s release now, a full 3 months into the expansion and midway through the first tier of raiding with Nighthold to release in January 2017 as the final instance of the first tier. Of course since the last post (oops, didn’t mean to leave it so long), we’ve had a Blizzcon to let us know exactly where we’re going in patch 7.2

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Guardian

Back from Hols, back in the saddle!

So after a holiday that couldn’t have been timed any worse, raiding has begun! After the launch of Legion I took 8 days off of work in order to get levelled and get some sort of progress on gearing ahead of raids, because 2 weeks into Legion being live I was due to go on holiday for 10 days! /facepalm In fairness though, it was booked long before Legion’s launch date was announced, so I blame Blizzard…

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Legion News

Legion: The road to 110

After quite an epic and longer-ish levelling experience, how did Legion’s levelling experience hold up? As you can probably tell, given the lack of recent articles, I’ve been somewhat busy playing a particular game since August 30th… Yep, Legion has launched and has been out now for about 10 days so far. By now most of us will have levelled at least one character to the 110 level cap, and seen a fair amount of the levelling content in doing so. Blizzard took a fairly novel approach to levelling in Legion, introducing the scaling tech that it’s been toying with since Mists

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