a perfect day

i love it when everything goes well. last night was such a pleasant time.

i took ellonis saronite farming in SB (got her cold weather flying a couple of days ago) so i put her in LFG dps queue instead of tanking, which would be instant and she wont be able to level her mining skill. as she was flying over SB, i kinda heartpain when i saw 2 tit veins and nothing i could do about it. i managed to get her almost to max mining skill, then LFG popped up for an ok run thru OK (haha bad pun).  not good but just ok. cos the tank died in a simple mob fight (L73 pally but higher dmg than Ellonis at L75) and we wiped. but after that, no more deaths so that was ok. the tank was acting a bit weird, pulling stuff that ppl usually skip, and skipping what we usually pull (ok, that’s just once, he overshot the 1st boss. haha), i was in tanking gear for the 2nd half of the run. just in case. even though the heals was L78 pally. as long as i was in blood presence, it was ok.

even better was running Timeforfun thru UP. got 2 quests done, and xp almost hitting L80. i think i will hit L80 for him this weekend together with Gorlog. then start to worry about gear…. the dungeon was a piece of cake, although some ppl died along the way, through their eagerness to take dmg over the tank, who was top dmg. in fact, he carried the whole group. can tell when dps is bad, the 2 animals just b4 the 2nd boss fight actually got time to enrage!

took Cavelion thru an instance too, just for fun. he healed VH with a pro group but as usual, some overeager dps (ie never let tank grab loose mob first). but no one died cos cavelion is disc. disc really has some advantages over holy in quick saves.

while i was at it, i ran Darksunder thru DTK. cos he got the LFG real quick, he didnt have time to get water, so i had to port out to Dalaran for water, then back in. but after that, it was a piece of cake. so quick, i sometimes forgot to drop either the heroism for the boss fights or the fire/earth elemental.  and had to skip on skinning. *sad*

in that same mood, i ran LFG for moodykat (GD) and naturespower (HoL), before i called it a night. all the groups were nice and efficient. ok. make that SUPER efficient for naturespower’s group. the shaman was 6k GS and doing 6k dps. we killed the end boss loken so fast, there was no time for him to cast lightning nova.

bought an i5 computer

havent tried it out on 25-man yet, but i ran a H UP with Zappel and the graphics were glorious. even then, i didnt run everything on max resolution. i dont really need to see grass and stuff. anyway, it’s not like i bought top dollar components so i cant really run everything at max graphics anyway.

and yes, im still using xp even though i could have bought win7. i guess i still dont see a need for win7. the only sw i had to buy is norton 360 v3 (3 copies), which i then installed on my new PC, my other PC and my notebook (considered my old PC – it froze mostly at 25-man raids).

installing WoW is a piece of cake if you already have an installed copy on your old PC. just copy the whole World of Warcraft folder to your new PC and run the Wow.exe to play the game.

as for the H UP run, if you dont wanna kill all the bosses and just go for the daily EoF, you can skip bosses #1 and 2. while boss 1 is complaining, just run past. as for boss 2, if you dont activate him its just a quick run past that zone. boss 3, surprisingly, i was the harpoon collector. cos no one else wanted to do it XD. so i just kinda stopped dpsing (anyway, i was 2nd on dps meter so i just let it drop to 3rd during that period) and let my pet frosty go aggro (i was still in frost spec after the 25-man onyxia raid) while i ran around picking up harpoons and shooting them off at the boss.

at the other end of the scale, i ran SP for Pyroblast and Kiseki. first, i ran both of them to get the Lost In Action quest (have to swim under the lake to talk to the npc. and do the same again on completion to turn in quest). i shared the quest with the party members, which resulted in some of them asking, where are the other 2 npcs needed to complete the quest, did we miss them along the way. LOLOLOLOLO. so i had to keep telling them the other 2 npcs are in UB. both times, i ran with pro tank and heals so it was a breeze. compared to some of the LFG L70 runs i have been on of late, the L60 runs are so much better. i wonder why the quality of the players are so different…