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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
Legion – The Honeymoon is over!?

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 Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Druid Stuff, Guardian, Legion News, News, World of Warcraft, 0 comments
Legion: The road to 110

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 to the levelling process. This meant that no matter where you went in Broken Isles, with the exception of the endgame specific Suramar zone, you were always faced with mobs and quests appropriate to your level. Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Legion News, News, Tanking, World of Warcraft, 2 comments
4 Days before Legion, Blizzard asks: “So Hunters, any class feedback?”

4 Days before Legion, Blizzard asks: “So Hunters, any class feedback?”

How late is too late to start fixing things?


So, with 4 days left before Legion’s big launch day, Blizzard have decided to come out and start asking for feedback on the changes to the Hunter class.

No, no, I’m not kidding. I’m being deadly serious.

Here, go look for yourself.

Now we’ve had 9+ months of Alpha/Beta where thousands, nay tens of thousands of articles, forum posts, tweets, videos and so on have been made highlighting exactly what is wrong with the Legion Hunter, in comparison to the old Hunter class we used to have. Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Hunter Stuff, News, World of Warcraft, 0 comments
Splitting the difference between Red and Blue

Splitting the difference between Red and Blue

Or, seeing how the other half live for a change…


So, you may have noticed, if you’ve been following my recent tweets, that I’ve been playing a lot of different alts and a lot of them are on the Alliance side of the fence.

I’ve decided that come Legion, despite the fact that I’ll be maining a Guardian Druid for my horde guild, Thunder, it’s time for a bit of a change.

Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Gaming, News, Personal, Tanking, Thunder, World of Warcraft, 2 comments
A brief sojourn to the Broken Isles in Legion Beta.

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… Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Beast Mastery, Druid Stuff, Guardian, Hunter Stuff, Legion News, News, Tanking, World of Warcraft, 0 comments
The Guide to Taming Thok

The Guide to Taming Thok

Thok, the Devilsaur from Siege of Orgrimmar in MoP is a gorgeous big beastie. The good news, for BM hunters at least, is that with 7.0 he is now tamable!

Hurrah!

So, how does one go about getting through to Thok, given that he’s over midway through the raid instance, and Galakras, the famously un-soloable fight lies in between you and he?

Well, let’s get into it with this guide to getting there and getting your very own Sparky! Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Beast Mastery, Gaming, Guides, Hunter Stuff, Marksmanship, World of Warcraft, 10 comments
Patch 7.0.3 Impressions

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… Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Beast Mastery, Gaming, Hunter Stuff, Legion News, Marksmanship, News, Patch News, RPGs, World of Warcraft, 0 comments
7.0.3 Pre-Patch is live!

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: Continue reading →

Posted by Sar in Gaming, Hunter Stuff, Legion News, News, Patch News, Transmog, World of Warcraft, 2 comments