Had some trouble recently where I was attempting to post blog posts, but for some reason they were only viewable by me. No, they weren’t flagged as private only or anything like that.
They just weren’t showing up for anybody except me.
Heh, for a while there, I thought the whole miscarriage thing had caused all of y’all to lose your monocles into your Malaysian wine glasses filled with expensive spring water.
With a mighty yell of “My word!” my readership count dropped to zero. I’ll admit, I freaked.
“Did I go too far with that dead baby thing? Oh man, I knew I should have gone with the kindergarten fire joke instead.”
That’s all behind us now. Back to your regular scheduled programming.
So I got to do Illidan a few days ago. Never actually killed him, but at least I got to be there. It was fun, I had a blast, even if we kept wiping to the exact same thing over and over again. Stupid tank kept getting Sheared and then everybody died.
Sillydan at his finest.
Our first attempt, we did well, ended up bringing him within a hair’s breadth away from 70%. I was happily killing parasites, turn around, and there’s Illidan.
Euripedes: OH SHI-
*Euripedes has died*
I am quite proud to say that I never died to anything besides a warglaive through the stomach. No dying in a fire here!
Which brings me to my next point. Fire. Near as I can tell, taking a fire mage to Illidan would be a foolish thing to do.
For those who haven’t seen Illy and his ilk, allow me to iterate.
There’s this one ability, where it infects a member of the raid with two shadow wormy things. It deals a bunch of damage to them, which needs to be healed through, and then after a certain period of time, these worms “hatch”. They have very low hitpoints, something like 3k, and so can be very quickly dispatched.
But here’s the catch. If they hit anything (melee attack), whoever they hit gets infected with the same thing.
So the trick is, you have a couple frost mages, root the worms, then slaughter them with Ice Lance.
Infections seem to pick up in speed as the fight goes on, so at first, you can comfortably DPS Illidan. As his hitpoints begin to drop, it happens more and more, and so you’ll be a wee bit busier killing the things.
Random note: Ice Block will save you from the damage this infection thing does, but it will not remove the debuff. They will still hatch as normal.
Illidan will also hurl down his glaives, which transform into these fire elemental things. Natch, immune to fire.
And finally, in stage four of the fight, Illidan spawns these Shadow demon things, five of them, each with 21k hit points. These then link with a random player, and start moving towards them. They move at a normal player character rate, and can be slowed up by frost abilities.
Fire immune mobs? Adds that need to be controlled and killed off with amazing burst? Adds that need to be slowed as much as possible?
Sounds like an encounter tailor made for frosties.
Yes, I respecced frost for Illidan 😀 Sue me.
And… one last thing.
One of the other mages on this Illidan run had a spec that caused me to guffaw heavily. It was your standard 17/0/44 for PvP, except it seemed like the talents were chosen by someone who had never played WoW before. Or any game set in a fantasy world.
I mean, I’m talking one point in Improved Counterspell silliness.
So I mentioned this to some friends in game. I believe I said “What the hell is this guy DOING?!” and was told that, apparently, somebody had hacked this guy’s account, and then respeced him to something utterly retarded.
More like pranked.
Speaking of hacked, a magely friend of mine on Duskwood was hacked last week. All of his stuff vendored from all of his alts, some of them deleted, and then all the money put on his mage (his main), and then they server transferred him, to sell all that gold to a waiting buyer.
Musta been a good buyer, for them to actually go through with a server transfer to do so.
Funny thing is? This mage buddy of mine was understandably pissed, but not so much because of the lost gold and so forth, but because he lost his personal arena rating.
Which, I suppose, is pretty damn harsh considering he just broke 2k rating.
Hackers are such jackasses these days (with one exception). Whatever happened to the days when they would simply log in, mail off your gold, cackle maliciously, then log out?