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

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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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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Beast Mastery

A brief sojourn to the Broken Isles in Legion Beta.

All throughout the past 7 months or so, I’ve been entering competitions on WoWHead, MMOC, MMOG etc etc in order to win a beta key. So with the expansion about 4 weeks out from the time of writing, and after the pre-expansion patch has gone live, now would of course be the most useless time to get a key to check out the changes. So OF COURSE…

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Beast Mastery

Patch 7.0.3 Impressions

So the pre-patch, 7.0.3 is now live across all regions, and with it come all the changes being made in prep for Legion. So after a full day with the patch, what sort of things did it bring? What did you think about the changes? Well, let’s break down what I thought into the stuff I loved, and the stuff I hated…

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Gaming

7.0.3 Pre-Patch is live!

So the changes are upon us, and with it the classes you knew and loved have been changed, to one degree or another, forever. Or at least until the next expansion 😉 This also means we say goodbye to the best thing about Warlords of Draenor:

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Gaming

Choosing a class for Legion? Part 2

Following on from an earlier article, I’ve still been thinking hard about which class and spec I want to choose as my main for Legion, and perhaps beyond. I’m not one for rapidly changing classes or specs, having played my Prot Paladin for over 6 years before changing to my Hunter last year. However given the all-encompassing changes that Hunters are seeing in Legion, which may or may not result in an enjoyable experience for me, another change may become inevitable. So, given that it’s a bit further on in the previously Alpha and now Beta process of changes, let’s

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Gaming

Last night I joined an Elite Club…

Always believe in your soul You’ve got the power to know You’re indestructible Always believe in, because you are Gold This has been something on my WoW wish-list for nigh on 10 years since I began playing in vanilla, quit, then finally picked up again in Wrath. I’ve played continuously since March 2009, without a break, even all through the long tiers of ICC, DS, Siege and HFC thus far, and until Warlords, it never looked as though it would ever be an attainable goal. I hit the gold cap    I came into Warlords with a then-massive (to me

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