January 28, 2010

This interesting little item dropped for my scribe the other day. At first I was fairly intrigued by the on-use effect (turn into a giant wolf! cool! I always wanted to keep that worg costume from a Howling Fjord quest) and then it hit me like a box of bricks –

Rituals of the new moon. Turns you into a wolf… aww, crap, is this a Twilight reference!?

I linked it to guild and the instant “ooOoOoOooo werewolves” and “OMG make me one!” that ensued all but confirmed my suspicions.**

I can still use the wolf effect and claim Twi-ignorance, right? >_<

In other news, you’ve probably seen the reports on that armory-datamining blog that show rogues tied with warlocks as the least-represented class at level 80. Not shockingly, of the 4 pure DPS classes (rogues, locks, hunters, mages) 3 bring up the bottom of the list, and mages came in at #6, beating only shaman out of the hybrid classes. Spin the data however you want, but clearly most players prefer to be a jack-of-all-trades…

Thanks for all the nerfs, Blizz! We rogues will be more popular than ever!…. :S


I sat out the guild ToC run last night to let a friend into the raid and queued up for a random heroic with my good guildie friend Pocahontus, a priest. Within minutes our heroic popped – ToC 5-man, “already in progress.” We zoned in to find a DK tank and 2 DPS staring at the Black Knight, who awaited them in the middle of the room. Weird, I thought, their healer and another DPS left the group on the last boss?

“We got to phase 3,” the DK tank said almost apologetically. His HP didn’t seem horrendously low or anything, and I’m always willing to give people a chance, as is Poca, so we buffed up and started the encounter. I tricks’d the DK and went to town on the Black Knight, and we ended up smiting him so fast DBM recorded a new killing record. Easiest 2 Frost emblems evar!

It made me wonder though, what could have possibly prompted the previous healer and DPS to ditch the group…? I guess some things are better left unknown.

**Note: my guild is thankfully not comprised entirely of 13-year-old girls, as I likely made it sound