after server maintenance – moodykat on a rampage thru LFG

last night was not a usual maintenance night for me. i would usually sleep early. however, i was downloading something really slowly. so i kept my download company and watch movies, etc. until maintenance was over. and then i logged in moodykat to train her in maces (1h and 2h). cos opheilia made her the titansteel destroyer and she will need to level 2h mace in order to tank with it.

the following activities occurred last night (read chronologically from bottom up):

4 hours, 58 minutes ago
Obtained [Bloodshed Band]. (Equipped)

4 hours, 58 minutes ago
Completed step [Left Ring] of achievement [Epic].

5 hours, 1 minute ago
Obtained [Corroded Skeleton Key].

5 hours, 5 minutes ago
2 Keristrasza kills (Heroic Nexus).

5 hours, 25 minutes ago
Completed step [First Trinket] of achievement [Epic].

5 hours, 27 minutes ago
Earned the achievement The Pit of Saron for 10 points.

5 hours, 27 minutes ago
1 Scourgelord Tyrannus kills (Heroic Pit of Saron).

5 hours, 27 minutes ago
Earned the achievement Heroic: The Pit of Saron for 10 points.

5 hours, 30 minutes ago
Earned the achievement Don’t Look Up for 10 points.

5 hours, 40 minutes ago
Obtained [Ick's Rotting Thumb].

5 hours, 41 minutes ago
1 Ick and Krick kills (Heroic Pit of Saron).

5 hours, 47 minutes ago
Earned the achievement 500 Quests Completed for 40 points.

5 hours, 48 minutes ago
1 Forgemaster Garfrost kills (Heroic Pit of Saron).

5 hours, 54 minutes ago
Earned the achievement Master of Arms for 25 points. (for polearm, not the 2h mace)

6 hours, 17 minutes ago
Completed step [Neck] of achievement [Epic].

6 hours, 19 minutes ago
Obtained [The Warlord's Depravity]. (Equipped)

6 hours, 20 minutes ago
1 The Black Knight kills (Heroic Trial of the Champion).

6 hours, 20 minutes ago
Completed step [The Black Knight] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 20 minutes ago
Earned the achievement I’ve Had Worse for 10 points.

6 hours, 20 minutes ago
Completed step [The Black Knight] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 22 minutes ago
Completed step [Herod] of achievement [Argent Confessor].

6 hours, 22 minutes ago
Completed step [Argent Confessor Paletress] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 22 minutes ago
1 Victories over Argent Confessor Paletress (Heroic Trial of the Champion).

6 hours, 22 minutes ago
Completed step [Argent Confessor Paletress] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 22 minutes ago
Completed step [Legs] of achievement [Epic].

6 hours, 22 minutes ago
Obtained [Legplates of Relentless Onslaught]. (Equipped)

6 hours, 27 minutes ago
Completed step [Deathstalker Visceri] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 27 minutes ago
Completed step [Zul'tore] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 27 minutes ago
Completed step [Runok Wildmane] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 27 minutes ago
1 Victories over Shaman Champion (Heroic Trial of the Champion).

6 hours, 27 minutes ago
Completed step [Zul'tore] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 27 minutes ago
1 Victories over Rogue Champion (Heroic Trial of the Champion).

6 hours, 27 minutes ago
Completed step [Runok Wildmane] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 27 minutes ago
1 Victories over Hunter Champion (Heroic Trial of the Champion).

6 hours, 27 minutes ago
Completed step [Deathstalker Visceri] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

7 hours, 36 minutes ago
Obtained [Titansteel Destroyer]. (Equipped)

something queer about armory database:

if u had read thru the activities, it seems to be missing some achievements. cos it is obvious moodykat entered a few instances for the 1st time last night. and so completing it should be an achievement, but the ToC dungeon didnt register as having “Earned” an achievement. Just:

  • Completed step [The Black Knight] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].
  • Completed step [The Black Knight] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

However, PoS is considered as an achievement:

  • Earned the achievement Heroic: The Pit of Saron for 10 points.
  • Earned the achievement The Pit of Saron for 10 points.
4 hours, 58 minutes agoObtained [Bloodshed Band](Equipped)
4 hours, 58 minutes ago

Completed step [Left Ring] of achievement [Epic].

5 hours, 1 minute ago

Obtained [Corroded Skeleton Key].

5 hours, 5 minutes ago

2 Keristrasza kills (Heroic Nexus).

5 hours, 25 minutes ago

Completed step [First Trinket] of achievement [Epic].

5 hours, 27 minutes ago

Earned the achievement The Pit of Saron for 10 points.

5 hours, 27 minutes ago

1 Scourgelord Tyrannus kills (Heroic Pit of Saron).

5 hours, 27 minutes ago

Earned the achievement Heroic: The Pit of Saron for 10 points.

5 hours, 30 minutes ago

Earned the achievement Don’t Look Up for 10 points.

5 hours, 40 minutes ago

Obtained [Ick's Rotting Thumb].

5 hours, 41 minutes ago

1 Ick and Krick kills (Heroic Pit of Saron).

5 hours, 47 minutes ago

Earned the achievement 500 Quests Completed for 40 points.

5 hours, 48 minutes ago

1 Forgemaster Garfrost kills (Heroic Pit of Saron).

5 hours, 54 minutes ago

Earned the achievement Master of Arms for 25 points.

6 hours, 17 minutes ago

Completed step [Neck] of achievement [Epic].

6 hours, 19 minutes ago

Obtained [The Warlord's Depravity](Equipped)

6 hours, 20 minutes ago

1 The Black Knight kills (Heroic Trial of the Champion).

6 hours, 20 minutes ago

Completed step [The Black Knight] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 20 minutes ago

Earned the achievement I’ve Had Worse for 10 points.

6 hours, 20 minutes ago

Completed step [The Black Knight] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 22 minutes ago

Completed step [Herod] of achievement [Argent Confessor].

6 hours, 22 minutes ago

Completed step [Argent Confessor Paletress] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 22 minutes ago

1 Victories over Argent Confessor Paletress (Heroic Trial of the Champion).

6 hours, 22 minutes ago

Completed step [Argent Confessor Paletress] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 22 minutes ago

Completed step [Legs] of achievement [Epic].

6 hours, 22 minutes ago

Obtained [Legplates of Relentless Onslaught](Equipped)

6 hours, 27 minutes ago

Completed step [Deathstalker Visceri] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 27 minutes ago

Completed step [Zul'tore] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 27 minutes ago

Completed step [Runok Wildmane] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 27 minutes ago

1 Victories over Shaman Champion (Heroic Trial of the Champion).

6 hours, 27 minutes ago

Completed step [Zul'tore] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 27 minutes ago

1 Victories over Rogue Champion (Heroic Trial of the Champion).

6 hours, 27 minutes ago

Completed step [Runok Wildmane] of achievement [Trial of the Champion].

6 hours, 27 minutes ago

1 Victories over Hunter Champion (Heroic Trial of the Champion).

6 hours, 27 minutes ago

Completed step [Deathstalker Visceri] of achievement [Heroic: Trial of the Champion].

7 hours, 36 minutes ago

Obtained [Tita

watching kdrama severely impacts my playtime

ah, the joy of opportunity costs. since i paid for both the kdrama and gametime on wow, if i watch the drama, i lose playtime on wow. as both are such fun things to do, i dont regret one for the other. but ultimately, it does mean i spend less time on wow. and ignoring the levelling of some alts.

but i guess if we play less, we enjoy what we play more too. so when i took dethnyte tanking in VH, and had a great group, it was fun.

playing cavelion was even more fun. the OK LFG group had a L80 5k GS DK tanking in dps gear. he said the prev heals left. couldnt hack it.  and was a resto druid too. lol. i told him, no problem with disc priest. sure enough. it was a breeze of a run. popping shield and renew and once in a while a penance was enough. had to work a bit harder when he chose to pull 2 large mobs as we headed for the end boss. 2 greater heals in addition to the usual stuff i throw out.

finally, a tough ICC H run thru PoS for missmisty. we wiped twice cos the healer was a bit slow to the heal on the tank. once tank down, the group will wipe in most cases, and this was not an exception. but other than those 2 wipe situations, the rest was biz as usual. the 2nd wipe probably caused a bug leading to the end boss fight, so we wiped again. cos the adds kept on respawning and we couldnt fight both boss and the tunnel adds.

once we wiped, the end boss fight was properly reset and we downed the boss easily. no thanks to me, i was 3rd on damage meters but close enough to 2nd dps.

LFG – Pit of Saron’s 1st boss Garfrost

i have seen quite a few groups go in with no idea how to handle this boss. the mechanics are not the usual tank and spank. so the strat really needs to be communicated to the party before the PoS run is started, and reminded just before the boss.

a good strat is found here, but im sure there are other variations:

http://www.wowwiki.com/Forgemaster_Garfrost

it would also be good if there is an offheal in the party. cos sometimes, the party just takes too much dmg in H.