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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

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!

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…

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…