Got the shammy to 80 at long, long last, so now I have:
Kurnmogh (80 hunter on Proudmoore)
Madrana (80 paladin on Bronzebeard)
Katarrah (80 shaman on Bronzebeard)
Plus I still have my 74 mage on Proudmoore.
In the less-than-24 hours that Katarrah has been 80, she’s healed (!) Vault of Archavon 25 and 10, DPSed Azjol-Nerub and ToC (both heroic)… I’ve gotten a TON of nice gear, stuff I made on Kurn that I sent over with Katarrah when she transferred to BB. I also got a couple nice drops here and there and, overall, am kind of excited I have another 80 on the server.
In other news, server first Northrend Beasts, faction server first (server second) on Lord Jaraxxus and server/faction second on Faction Champions.
I’m probably making too much of it, but I’m still very sad about the nerfs to Divine Intellect and Illumination. Bastards.
Anyways. Got an achievement the other day that, frankly, shocked the living crap out of me. So surprised was I, I forget to screenshot it as it happened.
I had no idea what the hell that was.
… I’m still dumbfounded that the raid I was in, my guild raid, got that. Week after week, people get ruined by that dumb lightning… and yet, we get THAT achievement? It’s not like it’s difficult to avoid or anything, but it’s kind of surprising. Sort of like The Safety Dance.
Anyways, I’m still unsure how the hell I’m going to be healing in 3.2.
I guess something along these lines:
1) Cast Sacred Shield on the tank I’m healing.
2) Beacon the tank I’m not.
3) FoL the tank every 12ish seconds to keep my hot up (must configure Grid to show hots AND my own one…)
4) … FoL the other tank if they have SS on them?
5) Continue to spam Holy Light and pray to God I don’t run OOM.
Ugh. I guess we’ll see how things go in the Coliseum (anyone else think that should be spelled Colosseum?!) tonight. Assuming the servers and such get all sorted out okay.
2-piece HOLY T9 bonus is extending the duration of our judgements by 10 seconds, to last 30 seconds.
Blizzard hates us.
Not only that, but I’m trying to figure out what to do with regards to the Illumination nerf. 30% of mana back on a crit instead of 60% (and all that is instead of the original 100%!!!).
Do I stack spellpower so my FoL/Sacred Shield hot is huge? Do I keep stacking int so that I can cast close to forever? Do I stack even more crit so that even if I’m only getting 30% of mana back on a crit, at least 50-60% of my heals ARE crits? Do I respec back into ret for the +crit?
I should probably go read up on this stuff at EJ, PlusHeal and other places, but part of the problem is that I’m just so SAD about our bonuses and our nerfs. And I’m sorry, I don’t particularly like the idea of beaconing the tank and healing the raid so that the heal can transfer .5 seconds later, even if it’s now going to count overhealing. I’ll probably still beacon the other tank and spam heal the current tank. The only places in current content where I can see beaconing the tank and raid healing as viable are:
– Freya +any elders (’cause the tank doesn’t take a lot of damage, but good LORD, does the raid)
– Head tank on Mimiron, MAYBE?
– Thorim in the arena, I guess? I still foresee a squished tank.
I’d like to take this opportunity to say that I LOATHE Beacon of Light with all my heart. I use it so sparingly. I use it on a second tank, I use it on my tank on Mimiron’s Plasma Blasts and use Hand of Sacrifice and then heal the crap out of myself, I use it on myself on Kologarn and Iron Council and Hodir… and that may be it.
I want the new expansion to come out and I want a decent 61 point talent, please. Sigh.