How the crap does one play a priest solo? I’m really struggling here to figure out how the crap I’m supposed to solo play a priest.
Shadow spec at the moment, obviously. I’m not going to roll a healer right out of the gates; baby steps, people, baby steps. At least I’m playing a class that can, technically speaking, heal.
The spell rotation I’m working with now goes something like this:
Bubble self. Vampiric Embrace, Shadow Word: Pain, Vampiric Touch, Mind Blast, Mind Flay, Mind Flay. This is usually enough to kill most mobs.
Where I run into massive amounts of problems is with multiple mobs. Where two mobs come together, either by accident or because they’re linked. Or three, or four. How does a priest deal with that?
As a mage, I don’t even think about it. Polymorph, Frost Nova, or just burn them all down via AoE.
As a priest, I have no reliable CC unless I’m fortunate enough to be fighting Undead, and the only snare I have is fear + Mind Flay. And fear, so far, has only been useful as a way to aggro more mobs. No AoE to speak of.
Does a priest just stand there, grit their teeth, bubble up and hope the mobs die fast enough?
I’m not having too much trouble at the moment, I’m still in my 50’s (no Outland yet), Vampiric Embrace so far is enough to keep me chugging along without having to heal.
What concerns me is all those mobs in Outland. I have nightmares about Hellfire.
If you read or write a blog that can teach me to L2P a priest, feel free to pimp it.
Expanding ye olde blogroll, or at least hoping to.
A lot of bloggers have truly massive blogrolls. Some deal with it by dividing it up by class or blog focus, some have widgets that display several of them at random, some only link to those they read, some list all the blogs they read at the time they made the blogroll and then forgot to update it.
Some just keep adding to it, and then end up with a massive list with hundreds of blogs, and have no idea what to do with it.
I avoid this by only linking to a select few blogs. My system is probably ridiculously unfair, but meh. It works for me.
Basically, I restrict my blogroll to blogs that contain similar content to my own. Essentially, blogs that write about mages and/or PvP.
The first requirement, writing about mages, is fairly loose. It doesn’t have to be the main focus of the blog, but it does need to come up often enough so that some might accidentally think you blog about mages.
Renoobed, for instance, is the perfect example of this. He blogs about Hunters, Shamans, Mages, and Melvins in equal quantity. Not really a mage focused blog, but mages come up plenty often enough for me.
The second part, writing about PvP, is more strict. If it isn’t about mages, it needs to be heavily focused on PvP. Out of Mana is the perfect example of this. The only times she ever talks about mages is when she’s talking about killing them. Yet the blog itself is dedicated to PvP.
So those are the qualifications to be included on my blogroll. If you write about Death Knights… sorry. If you write specifically about Death Knight PvP… now that’s something I can whole-heartedly endorse.
The reason why I do this is due to the massive amount of blogs out there. I can’t include them all, or even most of them; besides, there’s already a fairly comprehensive list at the Twisted Nether Wiki.
Restricting my blogroll to stuff about mages and/or PvP is where I’ve drawn my line.
Anyway, if you know of, read, or write a blog that is about mages and/or PvP, I want to hear about it. Send me an e-mail, leave a comment, or send smoke signals if that’s your preferred method.
Please address all smoke signals to:
In my eternal quest to find things to eat and drink that are designed to destroy organs, may I present to you my newest finding:
Mixing pop (or soda, as I hear some of you americans call it) with other liquids isn’t anything new. Everyone knows rum and coke, and coke and milk was all the rage in the 50s. Or something.
Anyway, so this is simple. You need Dr. Pepper and Eggnog. That’s it.
Take a glass of your preferred size. Put just enough Dr. Pepper in to cover the bottom of the glass. Fill the glass about a third of the way with eggnog. Then, add more Dr. Pepper. You want to add enough Dr. Pepper to hit about the 2/3s full mark.
This is the fun part. The Dr. Pepper will foam. A LOT. If you don’t act fast enough, it will easily spoil over and make a huge, sticky mess. Unlike some sticky messes, this one isn’t fun. Don’t worry though, even if you’re old and slow, the eggnog significantly slows down the foaming process. You’ll have at least two seconds to react, maybe three.
As it is foaming up, drink it! Highly recommended to just shove your face right in there and slurp away as the carbon dioxide brings the delicious concoction to your mouth.
Winter has officially struck Dinkytown, Canada. As I type this, it is a balmy -13 degrees Canadian (8 degrees American) with a 16 degree windchill.
And people wonder why I don’t like to go outside.
Snow is everywhere, drifting like crazy. All the windows are frozen shut. Here’s hoping the doors follow suit so I have no choice but to play WoW.
I’ve got enough food in here to last a month and a half. How ’bout you?