xense was first to hit 90 but that was my buddy’s effort (100%)
i took my time with magel, cos i wasn’t in a hurry. didnt want to run crowded zones. i was levelling snappel at the same time. snappel has since just hit L87
i ran tons of times on 2 DKs. blood spec cos the other specs cant self heal to save themselves in case of party members who dont heal even if they have spec.
moodykat finally got her 2h dps wpn.
dethnyte got 4 x 1h. 1 dps, 3 are the tanking 1h wpn. zzzz.
so i give up.
as for the rest of my toons, those that didnt have at least a L378 wpn are few. ok. one. darksunder tried to run theramore a few times, but got stuff like the eternal fireworks and a dps mail head gear and even one of the 1h dps wpn. but no healing staff.
the rest i just stop at 1 run just to get the tabard.
the luck of the draw plays a great part. i guess for now, the best players are running it. so there is less cock up
i can imagine in the next couple of days, things will degenerate, as always.
now, even without a tank-healer-dps, and all dps group can still clear the scenario, although a bit slower – having to sit and drink, or occasionally die and run back.
the ideal combo of tank-healer-dps is a non-stop run from start to finish, and wont face any problems. even a 2 dps and 1 healer combo, or a tank and 2 dps combo, will work pretty ok. but 3 dps is really a death match of sorts.
of course, some dps are better than others. such as hunters and mages. locks are a bit disadvantaged, now that they dont have rain of fire. hellfire means u are gonna aoe in the middle of the mob. without a tank or healer, you find urself dead very quickly. even though the mobs dont hit hard, a large enough mob hitting u will kill ya.
the 2 places most likely to die, are when you are clearing the ships, and the first captain is a boss who likes to charm. if u aggro a large mob and get charmed, you die. and there are quite a bit of mobs at that spot. the other one is clearing to the wyvern boss. 3 mobs that close in very quickly, and if you didnt clear the pat mobs nearby, they can easily join in and make short work of the party.
but i guess it’s still pretty worth it to run, if nothing else, for the tabard. and cos it is only available for a week, and thereafter it goes up to L90. loot is pretty rare. mostly ur just gonna get fireworks. but so far, i have got a 1h dagger, a the dps and healer staff
i heard there are other items, so i guess i will be running it quite a bit this week to get some L384 gear.
after all, my 85s are all geared for it, except Darkruby and Vampi. which i am in the process to gear them for the scenario. (iLvl 353 minimum)
yup. even sparetire is now tanking heroic twilight dungeons.
i have most of the boa/heirloom items for my future panda(ren)s on firetree and barthilas.
most of the toons profs are maxed or past 500/525
so what am i doing from now until mop is live?
i finally levelled vampi up. now it’s only bart toons, all 80+.
i might level a pandaran hunter if the race is available next week…. hope so!
all the instancing i have been doing, most have been vomit blood type.
either ppl pulling when i am tank, which i am fine, but when i am still having to kill mobs b4 the boss and they pull the boss, that is a bit too much to take.
or ppl who dont know their duty as dps – to cc, or keep adds off healer. or just plain dont know the instance and definitely cant do a corpse run.
but when i get a real good group, it’s a breeze and it’s what makes it worth it, doing random LFGs.
my DK sparetire is now 79 and the other 2 are L82 and doing vashjr quests. dunno if i should keep at it or go deepholm already.
other than DMF, my other toons are inactive, except for Xense, played by my buddy. i levelled arch on this toon from 100 to 200+ during the maintenance last tues, when firetree was one of the few realms not under maintenance. cos the prof actually rewards companions and mounts, my buddy took over and levelled to 300+ and will probably hit Associate Prof. one of these days, besides playing Zefhyr with my Spiritcat mage.
i thought 1 toon on bart would be the all in. wrong again
now i have 3 more
sparetire is a 67 dk
spiritcat is a 53 mage
zefhyr is a 53 priest which was started by my pal (we play together, hence spiritcat is same level) but i levelled her up from 20+ to 40+ over 2 weeks
all in leftindadark’s guild, peanut butter jelly. so they got the guild stuff (but zefhyr cant get guild boa cos she is on my 2nd account and only toon on bart and guild)
on 2 consec days of running ahune, wagyu picked up first the pet, then the staff. of the 2, the staff was more impt. he was stuck on 346 gear cos i stopped running H for him, focussing only my bart alt, leftindadark. besides, with DMF on, and my desire to play more diablo 3, a queue a day for my castor alts (who can show off the staff, but most have outgeared the staff by now) is more than enuf.