I tried a few new things for these, like adding tank-relevant details for trash, even where to skip some (at least in heroic and mythic, skipping is pointless in normal when you need exp). I also tried to add directions on how to navigate some of the more confusing dungeons. Hopefully it’s useful!
As for me, I’m sitting on the beach in Maui on my honeymoon (this is the reason why I finished this guide a few weeks ago, I wanted it to be done before the chaos of a wedding really hit). I’ll be leveling on my laptop, though hopefully I’ll still be able to run dungeons with friends who are forgiving of my latency and limited computer resources.
The time has come to make a decision! I will be starting out maining…
I’ll still be playing my brewmaster and protection warrior, but someone needs to get leveled first and be the priority, and that’s going to be my demon hunter.
So how’d I make this decision? Well, I wrote earlier about how I needed to try a new main. I love my brewmaster, but besides briefly pushing her aside for early Legion, she’s been my main since 2012. If I want to keep playing this game with my friends (and I do), I needed to try something new.
I’ve been thinking more and more than I’m going to need a change come BfA. Not that I don’t love my brewmaster, but more that I’ve been doing the same thing for six years and I need some freshness. I feel more like I’ve hit a wall in improvement on my monk, where technically I can improve, but I’m stuck in my ways and need to try something else so that later I can see it in a fresh light. Continue reading “Battle for Azeroth Main Musings”
Ugh, athletics classes. Sunnier had tried all the specialties. As the child of two famous adventurers, she was supposed to be good at swordsmanship (like her holy-light-loving father) or daggers (like her slightly-more-scoundrelly mom), but neither seemed to click. Even the study of the magical arts failed to draw her attention. Continue reading “A Sunnier Void Elf”
With all the new allied races, I’m already imagining what all my alts should be in Battle for Azeroth. It’s all unrealistic for a number of reasons. It costs a lot of money to change races. I don’t think I could actually maintain more than one character Horde-side. I’m going to need to level up new characters to get the heritage transmogs I want. This expansion is likely a year away. Etc etc. At least I can dream. Continue reading “Microblog: Unrealistic Battle for Azeroth Race Plans”
So Battle for Azeroth! Overall quite excited for the new systems and features, though the story seems a little like…maybe there’s some big events but they don’t want to spoil them? At least that’s the feeling I got from their incomplete descriptions of raids and dungeons. Continue reading “Blizzcon Reactions”
I just want to start with that statement, since arguing for what classes should be available to what races has always been a pointless endeavour in World of Warcraft. If I was a wise person, I’d let it rest and give in to the inevitability of playing what feels like my perfect race as a different class (I mean Sunnier and a race of hooved, big-horned, tattooed light people?!).
But I spent all of Blizzcon obnoxiously telling everyone who would listen about why I thought lightforged should be playable as monks, so I’m going to finish out with this little blog post and leave it at that. Worst comes to worst, I’ll continue as my vanilla-Draenei monk, or play a warrior as one of my mains in Battle for Azeroth, or convince my guild to become traitors to the Alliance so that I can live as the other love of my life — the hooved, antlered, tattooed/painted race of Highmountain Tauren.
Social media during raids destroys my concentration. I’ll read something and get emotional in one way or another and think about that instead of keeping my head in the game. That’s fine sometimes, but during progression raids it is deeply distracting and makes me forget things like countdowns and cooldowns. So here are things I’ve been trying to do to keep myself from checking Twitter between pulls.
Summon a random pet and think about how great that pet is.
Change my title.
Change my transmog if I’m in a mountable zone.
Think about what I should change your transmog to if I’m not in a mountable zone.
Use a toy.
Look at warcraft logs (wow little miss productive raider aren’t we).
Admire everyone else’s transmog.
/dance or /silly
Play some music on random and think about the song that pops up.
Think about what I’m really doing here. I could be asleep on the couch right now.
There’s a lot of work that goes into finding what the best things to do for your character. Get the best relics, get lots of artifact power, get all your stats at the right levels, etc.
Those are all well and good (though I don’t always pay attention to them), but there are other ways outside of the game to achieve the same goal of making me a successful raider.
Spending the same amount of time on this external min-maxing has improved my raiding to a greater degree than if I spent that time grinding mythics for my ideal relics or whatever. Admittedly, this is still a very much in-progress set of goals. I’m not very good at most of these. Maybe once I nail these things, I can start doing the in-game tedious min-maxing stuff too! Continue reading “Microblog: External Min-maxing”