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killed chimaeron tonight! i was dps as a moonkin, my much-neglected offspec. our raid performed spectacularly – we oneshot everyone except atramedes (2shot) and chim (2shot) and broke every one of our guild’s previous records, despite the fact that we are the lower-tier team. even took a few cracks at nef. so that was pretty sweet.

on the other hand, my moonkin dps was abysmal – i was happy to pull 11k on magmaw, and that’s at ilvl 354. i had read the moonkin ej a few times and thought i knew stuff but was also sure i must be missing nuances. well, my raidleader (also resto/boom) schooled me afterwards. rotation tweak, two new glyphs  and a slight retalenting later and i was pulling 15k regularly in sfk. 22k when i multi-dotted some high-health mobs.

so here’s what i learned about how to moonkin that is not explained on ej:

1. force of nature, insect swarm, moonfire, wrath. go for lunar first, becauuuuse

2. first lunar: starfall. starfall during lunar is a goodly dps increase. 

3. then starfire/starsurge to solar. rinse/repeat.

so that’s the simple and works in the starfall, which you should be casting pretty much on cooldown when you reach lunar

the other big thing was on refreshing dots.

4. if you are near the middle of your eclipse meter and your dots fall off, reapply. 

5. if you are about to enter an eclipse (1 or two more casts), push the eclipse and then reapply dots. 

why? because at the beginning of an eclipse, using mf or sf will proc nature’s grace, which is plus haste and thus helps you phase transition faster. moar eclipses!

6. if you have a few adds, know they will live more than 5 seconds ish, and know the tank can control them (questionable in pug heroics), dot each of them. tidy dps increase.

this concludes moonkin lessons for the night; sleep well, folks.

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<SINFUL> has had some troubled times; guild leader and his wife have disappeared, burned out officers left, massive influx of recruits. i’ve not been the best guildie of late (hello school, hello boyfriend) probably making only 25% of raids. but i’m finally progressing a bit myself. i’m 7/12 now, thanks to a PuG halfus and guild nights.

done:

magmaw (like a million times)

omnotron (twice)

maloriak (once)

atramedes (once, as balance. embarrasingly bad)

conclave (once; also embarassing as i kept leaving the platform when i wasn’t supposed to but how was i supposed to know that “everyone, move!” didn’t aply to me)

halfus (one shot him my first time, almost boringly easy)

v&t (three times; i do love these old queer dragons very much and our guild now does this fight almost seamlessly)

hit list:

Council

Cho’Gall (tried him once on a progression night, but never got past 60…)

Nef (guild just got him on 10 man!)

al’akir (oh god he’s obnoxious)

chimaeron (oh god oh god = the healer chant)

 

I AM NOW THE 28TH DRUID IN THE REALLLLLM!

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10 day trial. i chose Antonidas for a server purely because it reminded me of my middle name (antonia). night elf priest named klytemnestra – greek myth names are a default. was amazed by the beauty of wherever the heck night elves start (been so long since i rolled ally). she’s still level 6, which is where i left her, frustrated from dying so much, and promptly rolled 3 new toons. so very like me. my human warlock from that day, morgause got all the way to 23 before I quit for the first time!

Pretty ladies!

there they are, my pretty pretties. which is i think what i called butterflies when i was a babby.

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Pretty simple and dull, really. I read a lot of resto blogs, as well as pally blogs, moonkin blogs, general WoW blogs, blogs by healers I like, blogs with pictures of otters…and I have occasionally thought that I might have something to add. At the very least, I’d like to have a place to say it. So here is my saying-space.

Walk with the Earthmother,

NS

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I’ve decided to use Spellbound’s excellent 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge as an excuse to finally get going on a blog of my own, mostly about World of Warcraft, but also about pretty much anything I want to talk about. So. Day 1 – Introduce Yourself!

My history with WoW started in fall of 2008, which was my freshman year of university. I got the 10 day trial of WoW, not knowing anyone playing, how the game worked, what a server was…I was entirely clueless. I picked the Antonidas server because it was similar to my name (Antonia) and rolled a Night Elf priest. After dying every two seconds at level 6, I rolled a druid. She made it to 10, and I liked her enough that I bought game time. But she was also abandoned at 16, as was my eventual human warlock at 22. I didn’t have a guild, didn’t understand what was going on in Stormwind trade chat, and was leveling at a snail’s pace. After a month of frustration and boredom, I left the game.

I quit until spring of 2010, when I rolled a tauren druid on Venture Co (US) with a few RL friends from school, planning to play over summer break. With the help of friends and our guild <Nyx>, I got her to 80 specced feral cat and resto. My paladin friend gently introduced me to Recount, which showed me that my kitty dps was miserable and convinced me to respec to balance. He also showed me HealBot. For the first time, I felt confident in my healing and was able to heal 80 instances and heroics with a modicum of success. In the middle of all this, half of the guild stopped playing for money reasons and we decided to server transfer, as VeCo trade chat seemed to be filled with even more racist, homophobic 12 year olds than average. One of our lot was interested in RP, and we chose Wyrmrest Accord as our new home after meeting the very friendly Purvis and Ilumina, leaders of the late <Victory Not Vengeance>, which became our guild home.

At the time, I loved pewpewwing as a moonturkey more than anything but found myself increasingly called on to heal. Our guild made a few attempts at various ICC bosses, but we were never terribly successful. I managed to get a lot of Naxx done with a friendly PuG, and adventured in Ulduar as well (to date, my favorite raid ever). But then summer ended, I left the country, and stopped playing.

I’ve been back since March of this year. I got my dear Semnai to 85 and hopped from guild to guild. I also have Neldaqa, a 44 troll hunter, and Sunseeker, a 31 tauren paladin. My current guild doesn’t raid much, so I’ve been PuGging with limited success.

And my real life? I’m a third year university student studying public policy and Russian; I cook often and well, play in an orchestra, and am part of a D&D campaign in medieval Wales. My longtime boyfriend tolerates my WoW habit as I tolerate (and support) his karate schedule.

Welcome to my virtual life! And may the eternal sun shine upon you.

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