tirsdag 29. april 2014

Sucked into druiding

Lately -when I haven't played my priest(s)- I have been playing my druids. Yes, druidS. I actually have a few, even if they have been very neglected in MoP.

My first druid was made many years ago, my bf told me about the greatness of druids (he's got the same love for druids that I have for priests), so I decided to make one.

Here are some pictures of her, she is my only druid at lvl 90 (atm!):

She have been my herb/skinner from day one, so shes pretty useful for an altoholic like myself :D I have currently started playing her again, as I seem to have wrapped my head (more) around "how to druid" and she don't die nearly as much on the Timeless Isle (or elsewhere) as before. :)

A while back I heard about "The Druid Guild" (aka "Druids of the Beast) from Rinike on Twitter, so I told my bf "that's the perfect guild for you, mr. druid". He was interested in the idea and Rin invited him to the guild. It seemed like he had fun when he was online there, so when I had a minor "burnout" period (progress-raids on Thok Heroic for weeks.. yuk. Could suck the life out of anyone I bet) I was looking for something to give me spirit back to gaming.

And for once making a priest did not solve the problem! (shocking, I know!)

So then I was like.. "should I try to make another druid?" and thought about the cool folks that I have met on twitter that was in the druid-guild and they were all "druids rock!". So I thought, being in an druid-only guild must help on motivation to level it. And boy did it! :D

I made my "perfect druid" (n.elf, green hair ;-)) and to my surprise my favorite name was actually free! Class -the druid edition- was born! I thought "this is a good sign!"

Around lvl 10 I got a whisper from the GM of said guild, asking if I was interested in joining a druid-only-guild. My reply was YES! Later she found out that I was on twitter, and that I knew folks in there already, so that was pretty funny. :) She just loved the name of my druid and thought it would be perfect in the guild :D

So once I caught up with Varesk (aka bf), we started doing instances and questing together. I must say it has been a blast so far! We started questing together around level 40 and now we are 65! My plan is to be MS restoration and OS sparkledruid (moonkin), so doing instances while we level really helps my healing-practice. Not that it is hard, but druid healing is pretty different from discipline priest healing! All the hots, keeping them rolling etc.

I also have a druid around lvl 69 to play when Varesk is not home/too tired etc. I moved her to the Druid-guild a few days ago, so she will grow up with all the druids around her^^ Not played her so much as the other druids lately, but she will get her share of lovin' too :)

But I enjoy the druids a lot! And the guild is awesome. I think people that play druids are a specially kind: friendly, helpful -and not to forget funny!

mandag 14. april 2014

My raiding UI

After posting last nights killshot, I got complimented on my raiding UI, and asked about what addons I use. I got quite surprised by that, because I feel my UI is more of a "works perfect for me" but not what I would classify as a "pretty UI".

I made it myself, because no matter how pretty I think other UI's look (ElvUI and others) I can not use them in a stressful environment that is much of my raiding time. I suddenly find that I am lacking some critical (for me :P) information and then I get even more stressed and with stress comes rage. :P Yeah, I get pissed off if I cant see the information I want right away (Buffs, debuffs, my shields etc).

I use a lot more addons then I like to think, but I can give a short summary of the most important ones. :)

But first, screenshot from last night again:

I'll start with my bars. There I use Bartender4. "Bartender4 is a full ActionBar replacement mod. It provides you with all the features needed to fully customization most aspects of your action and related bars" as they say themselfs :-)
That means you can move/add/remove all the buttons and make them exactly how you like it. And what I really like is that you can make one standard one and save it -and then whenever you make a new character you can import that setting from Profiles and smack its perfectly setup, just the way you like it.

My raidframes is pretty simple: Its the default Blizzard UI. I just make the health boxes bigger, in the class colors etc. It works perfect for me, it shows me all the info I need to know, like who do I have shields on, or when our monk-tank goes into red stagger it shows as well, letting me know that he need some lovin' etc. It shows all debuffs that I can dispell and so on. I love it! :)

A true raider can not live without bossmods. In my case that is BigWigs. You also have a bossmod named DeadlyBossMods (DBM) but I have used BW for years so I'm stickin' with it. :-) There you can also adjust after what you need more information about. Like on Nazgrim heroic in SoO you need (as disc atleast) a timer/warning/notification when he is casting execute on the tank, so you can make sure the tank have a shield on him when it hits. Makes it much smoother. Or other things you need information about. 

For information about when important spells are up, I use an addon called WeakAuras. There you can add spells that have a CD and that you want to know asap when is up. In my case that is things like Inner Focus, Spirit Shells and  whatever lvl 90 talent I am using. I see that Halo shows on the screenshot, even if I am using Divine Star on that fight, but I have added all 3 lvl 90 spells on WA because I tend to swap a lot between them. 

For damage/healing meter I use Skada. Its very handy, you can see how does how much dps/damage/hps, dispells etc etc. You can also customize it. Take me for example, I have poor eyesight (comes with age :P) so I need to have bigger types on the text but that is fine. It also shows things like death, and what killed people, which is useful at times. 

I also use an addon named Prat which is a chat enhancement addon. Gives my chat nice colors, timestamp and you can open chat in a own window and copy text from it, and so on. Very nice little addon. :)

All the floating numbers are from MikScrollingBattleText -its an addon that makes it easier to see combat information.

I also use an addon called Castbars. It makes me able to move the casting bar of my character to anywhere I want on the screen -the default version dont work well with the rest of my UI so I use Castbars to move it where it is more useful.

And the last addon I will mention is Ingela's Rapture. Its a disc-priest spesific addon. It gives me a cooldown bar for the internal cooldown of Rapture. It is handy for handling your mana. You can read more about rapture here: Rapture

And.. that is it for me for now! :)

søndag 13. april 2014

The Liebster Award -take 3^^

I am again nominated for this award, I must say I am amazed and grateful for it! This time it was Batinna  that nominated me, you can read her post here 

What is Liebster award you might ask? This is a copy from Batinnas post:

“Well, it is only an AWESOME award given to up and coming bloggers. Given by other up and coming bloggers. It’s a cool way to find other blogs and feel like you are getting into the blogging stratosphere. It is simple, you get nominated by someone else, mention their page and a link to their blog in your Liebster Award Post, answer the 11 questions they give you, then tag 11 other nominees and give them a new set of 11 questions to answer.”

The questions:

1. What’s your favorite game?

I have to go with WoW, been playing it since april (iirc) 2005, so its been some years now! :)

2. How often do you game?

Most days, unless I am out of town/on holiday/etc. :)

3. Do you prefer to go to a party or game in the weekends?

I think a healthy mix is best, that said, I don't go to much partys in weekends. Usually the social happenings in my life happens during the week / after work :)

4. What is your dream job?

My dreamjob... Hm. I do enjoy my job a lot, but a dream job must be to work with animals I think, to take care of them in some way. Since I am very bad with blood and wounds, animal-nurse isnt for me but maybe have a farm with lot of animals on it. Yeah. I think that would have been awesome :)

5. Have you ever postponed cleaning to game instead?

Yes and no :) I have tried, but I just hate to game when the house looks like a mess. :P It need to be somewhat tidy before I can relax and play the game.

6. What is your favorite NPC?

I think Sylvanas is pretty great. And ofc Thrall. <3

7. Favorite thing to do on Timeless Isle? 

Hmm. On the timeless isle, not been there for ages. I think it was to hunt those last rares I needed for the achievement :) Getting that last one was all "YEAH! Now I'm done with this isle!" :D

8. Do you play both factions, or only one? Why?

I play both. Started out as alliance, and played that for years. The later years I have been playing hordeside too, I enjoy the change of quests and stories. :)

9. If Blizzard announced that it would be no more World of Warcraft in the end of the month, what would you say?

"Whaaaat?!" I think covers it :D 

søndag 6. april 2014

The Liebster Award nr. 2

I was so lucky that I got nominated by Mr and MrsWoW on twitter aswell, you can find their blog-post nomination here: The liebster awards part 2

There you can also read about what this award is, or you can see my former post for more information about it :)

Their questions
  1. How long have you been blogging?
  2. What’s been the highlight of your blogging career so far?
  3. Which has been your favourite WoW expansion and why?
  4. Which is  the most popular blog post you’ve ever published? Link it!
  5. If they were to remove flying from WoD, would you quit? If so, for how long?
  6. What is your favourite thing to do in a group in WoW?
  7. Link your favourite transmog item and some info on where to get it.
  8. Does your significant other play WoW? If so, do you group together often? If not, why not?
  9. What is the last nice thing you did for a stranger in WoW?
  10. What other MMO’s do you play?

And here are my answers:
  1.  I have not been blogging very long, my first post is dated 24th of March 2014 so that is just a few weeks :)
  2. The highligh have been to be nominated for this award -twice! :) Thanks!
  3. My favorite WoW-expansion is .. hmm I think I will have to go with The Burning Crusade. I like them all, but that one was the first. I leveled Class in healing spec, and did a lot of instances with my guildies, which I enjoyed a lot! :D
  4. The most read post so far is the post about my main, its called The first one and I'm happy it's the most read one, because I really felt that I wrote about something close to my heart when I wrote it :)
  5. Na, I would not quit over such a thing. I have lot of lovely ground mounts I could use^^
  6. My favorite thing to do, I must admit that vary with my mood. I love to raid, but I also had a lot of fun when I did rated battlegrounds back in Cataclysm with some friends of mine. 
  7. My favorite Transmog item is no longer availible in game, it is Benediction from original WoW. Getting that quest done was the best feeling ever!  Here is a link to it on Wowhead: Benediction 
  8. My significant other "randomly" play WoW. He currently have an active subscription but he get bored with it very quick. But we do play together when his sub is active :) And this weekend we did a loooot of D3 together! :D I know D3 isn't a sub based game but still -we play together. :)
  9. I think that was to help someone kill the rare mob close to Halfhill. 
  10. I play Diablo3, but that is it :) I am very WoWoholic, so WoW and D3 is enough for me! :D

Thanks again for nominating me, it was our little chat in guild that was the final push to create this blog, so thank you for that! :)