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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…

Porcupine *IS* for Fite

Morynne —  May 14, 2012 — 2 Comments

I spent some time this weekend with MoP beta, and quested through the remainder of the Valley of the Four Winds, some of the Krasarang Wilds, and started the Kul-Lai Summit.  I’ve completed all of the quests in the Valley of the Four Winds, but did not get into any of the cooking specializations.  I have the quests, just haven’t done them yet.

I did make a point to go tame a Porcupine over the weekend, since they’re tameable now.  They get really small when you tame them, which makes for a funny image of this small spiked creature emerging from a pile of bodies.

Morynne on beta is now level 88, and has had some opportunity to test out Stampede and Call Beast — both of which are supremely helpful in soloing.  As tenacious and brawny as Snuggles the Porcupine is, he’d die every now and then, which is the perfect opportunity to pop Stampede (it really does make things die quickly), and use Call Beast to keep the mob off of me long enough to make it dead.  For soloing, Stampede is a survival cooldown, and easily during an instance or raid, will be useful as a DPS cooldown with Rapid Fire, trinkets, etc.

I am incredibly spoiled with no minimum range.

Pet battles are still not working correctly, though I think Blizzard has gotten closer to a true deployment.  Every time I attempt to get into a pet battle, the camera view shifts, and my character gets frozen, but the battle interface doesn’t launch.  I have to re-log to get my character to release so I can move again.  So closer, but not nearly ready for public consumption yet.

How’s your beta experience going?

This.

Morynne —  March 29, 2012 — Leave a comment

So yeah. I’m on vacation next week with a couple free days.  Guess what I’ll be doing?

Pandaland!