Monthly Archives: April 2009

The most annoying debuff in the game

The most annoying debuff in the game is the Unquenchable Flames from the Ignis trash in Ulduar.


Nothing else I’ve healed through in the game has bugged me quite as much as this debuff.

Overall, healing Ulduar is fun… but Unquenchable flames is not fun! Why?

First, you can’t stop casting to drink between trash pulls very easily. With the nerf to spirit’s out of casting regen, stopping to drink is not as minor of a deal as it used to be.

Second, if you res someone and don’t top them off fast enough, they could die again. It’s been known to target the person we were resing and kill them. Which is annoying because then they have another repair bill and require another res.

Third, it can take a LONG time before it can be cleansed in the water. It just bounces around and does a ton of damage to people for a long time. It is annoying mostly because it takes us a while to get through trash, and it’s a large chunk of time when you can only have limited drinking and you have to be constantly vigilant. It also makes the rest of the trash pulls harder, and the Ignis trash is really hard enough without it.

It’s not impossible to heal through, it just drives me crazy. :(

Posted in Restoration Healing Trees

New Feral Tanking blog by Tarskin

I’m always on the look out for newer druid blogs. I saw a link from the daily druid today for a blog called “Tarskin’s Feral Musings.” It’s a tanking feral druid blog, with information on tanking talents and more.

He’s a theorycrafter with a lot of numbers in his blog posts (usually), however I still think his information is going to be useful to people interested in feral tanking.  He’s a European feral druid, from the Netherlands.

Welcome to the blogging community Tarskin!

Posted in Feral Bear tanking

OT: Hoppy Noble Garden

So, I logged on this morning to start taking a look at the new Noblegarden event. First, I checked out the posts on WoWinsider, to see where to find eggs & how to do all the achievement things.

Then, I  went to the Night Elf starting area, Dolanaar, and started hunting for eggs. There were 2 quests available to me at the inn there, so I picked ’em up and started egg hunting.

On my second or third egg, I got turned into a bunny and laid an easter egg.


So, it looks like moonkin do lay eggs.

Actually, it was funnier watching the hunter pets chasing after their bunny-shaped hunters. I hope none of the hunters got eaten by their pets…

Originally, I was very concerned about the number of eggs I was going to have to collect to complete all the holiday achievements. However, the only frustrating part is finding an egg spawn point, and having to sit there and camp it, while hoping no one else will steal the egg when it spawns. There isn’t a whole lot of searching I could do, because there was someone at just about every spawn point in Dolanaar. I heard some of my alliance guild members went to Horde starter zones (where they could still pick up eggs) just because it was less crowded.

So, basically, I think the only major problem with the holiday is that there still aren’t enough egg spawn points for my Egg Basket speed boost to be of any real use.

If you need help figuring out all the quests and stuff for it, Wowhead also has a guide up on what to do for each quest. Mostly, everything just involves looting the eggs. Try to loot up a bunch of eggs before you buy any of the items, otherwise you’ll just be frustrated by wasting 100 eggs for an item that’s likely to drop for you out of one of the eggs. However, if it doesn’t drop, you DO have the option to buy every item needed to complete the meta-achievement.

What is encouraging is that I managed to get 3 Spring Rabbit’s Foot drops in the 100 or so eggs I’ve farmed up so far (too bad they’re BOP). I’ve been busy with school stuff, which has prevented me from doing much more with the noblegarden achievements, but I think that with a week to complete everything, we should have plenty of time. Heck, there’s even at least one person on my server who has already completed the meta-achievement for the Noblegarden holiday. So, it can’t be that bad…

Posted in Achievements

So you want to be a restokin?

I’ve spent some time saying why I think restokin builds are not as good as they used to be. However, I said that after patch 3.1, I would try to come up with some possible restokin builds people could try.

With the amount of burst damage now on it’s way out, it is possible that hybrid resto-balance builds could make a resurgence for arena PvP. However, it still seems somewhat unlikely to me right now.

Here’s what I came up with for possible hybrid builds. I have no idea if these would work out okay in PvP. They may be okay for leveling, where people might want to have flexibility of switching between damage dealing & healing. These are definitely NOT PvE raid specs…

33/0/38 – Picks up moonkin form and then some resto healing talents.

27/0/44 – Picks up improved tree form & then some DPS talents out of balance tree.

28/0/43 – Typical dreamstate Spec.

I’m not really recommending these builds specifically as anything I would particularly spec, but if people are coming here and looking for restokin spec advice, I figured it would be good if I posted something up. Good luck if you try to work out hyprid specs. Let me know if something actually works out for you…

Posted in Moonkin Balance DPS, Restoration Healing Trees


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