The Hunter’s Guide to 5.0.4

Morynne —  August 21, 2012 — 15 Comments

We get 5.04 in a week.  Seven days, and we have to juggle all new shot rotations, abilities, and talents.

What am I going to have to do when I first log in?

The first hurdle you’ll have to get past is turning off any add-ons that are preventing you from logging in.  I’d recommend starting with all add-ons off, just so you’re able to function.  Make sure everything is as updated as it can get, then slowly start turning them back on.  Add-on Control Panel makes this much easier while you’re logged into the game.  Once you’re logged in, go ahead and sell your melee weapon, and all of the ones in your bank.  It means nothing to you anymore, nor can you use it to Transmogrify.

Also, forget about standing at range, it’s not necessary anymore, and frankly, it’s nice.  Enjoy your new found freedom to stand wherever. Until there’s a stack point for a boss. Then stack. Continue Reading…

Pre-MoP Clean Up

Morynne —  August 17, 2012 — Leave a comment

With Pandaria just on the horizon, I am in need of doing some cleaning around the blog.  If you’re a regular, I’m sure you’ve noticed the new layout.  Long-term resources can be found at the top, where categories of blog posts are listed below the logo.  This is in hopes of making it better organized, and more easily continued over a long period of time.

Over the next few weeks, here’s what you can expect:

  • Archiving of outdated pages.  They’re not going away forever, you just might not find them displayed quite so prominently.
  • Updating general guides for MoP.
  • Updating add-on information for MoP.  I will likely be taking down my strings for Power Auras and start over from scratch.  Don’t worry though! If you’re a fan of those, I’ll try to stick with the same general theme.  Serenity is being pared down to JSHunter Timers again, so I’ll draw up something new for those.
  • For MoP I will have my UI available for download.  I don’t know what it’s going to look like yet, but that’s my plan since there’s a bunch of people who have asked for it.

After launch… Continue Reading…

Cataclysm Retrospective

Morynne —  August 10, 2012 — Leave a comment

The Cataclysm happened on December 7th, 2010.

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been working toward killing Deathwing for nearly 2 years.  Some have killed him on Heroic mode, more have killed him on normal, and I’m not sure that I know a level 85 that hasn’t killed him in Looking for Raid.

That guy had it coming, though he did bring us some good stories, and changed the way we view Azeroth forever. Continue Reading…

MoP Mindset Shift for Hunters

Morynne —  August 7, 2012 — 3 Comments

Cross your arms.

Now cross them the other way.  Did you have to think about it? Was it uncomfortable?

Most likely it did take some thought, and some intentional adjusting to be able to do it.  Brace yourselves, there will be a mindset shift for pretty much everyone come MoP. Continue Reading…

Morynne, Savior of Azeroth

Morynne —  July 18, 2012 — 2 Comments

I know it’s been awhile.  It’s not you, it’s me.

For the last number of weeks my interest in WoW went on a serious decline largely due to my raid team smashing their faces into Heroic Spine of Deathwing. There are so many bloods, and the timing is all funky now that we are looking at the progressive nerfs that are coming out. (Something most of the strategies out there don’t tell you) Continue Reading…

Oh man, we’re getting down to the nitty gritty.  Raid testing starts tonight in MoP beta.  Unfortunately I’m not going to be able to participate because of this other thing I’m going to be watching. Continue Reading…

Now you really get to punch Deathwing in the face.  This time it sticks.

  • Name: Madness of Deathwing
  • Raid: Dragon Soul
  • Tanks: 2
  • Phases: 1-ish
  • Trick: Platform order matters.
  • This guide is for the normal encounter. Continue Reading…

Bear with me, we’re almost through with Dragon Soul. This is nearly another lootship, but it’s more dragon-y.

  • Name: Spine of Deathwing
  • Raid: Dragon Soul
  • Tanks: 2
  • Phases: 3? Kinda?
  • Trick: Barrel Rolling Lootship.
  • This guide is for the normal encounter. Continue Reading…

Lootship 2.0!

  • Name: Warmaster Blackhorn
  • Raid: Dragon Soul
  • Tanks: 2
  • Phases: 2-ish
  • Trick: Lootship, less guns, more adds. Standing in bad is good.
  • This guide is for the normal encounter.
    Continue Reading…

I have managed to survive the long weekend!  Diablo is dead, and my husband is still moving after his weekend-long hockey binge.  Sadly, his team lost every game, but that’s a whole different issue.

I’m hoping this week to really put my head down and knock out the rest of my Dragon Soul normal strategies, and get back into Mists with more information as I can piece it together.  I have some great drafted articles, just nothing concrete enough that I’m comfortable to publish it.  Nature of betas, I suppose.

How was your long weekend?