Monday, February 18, 2008

Through the Portal

The perfect place for a picnic? Well... maybe not, and hey! has anyone seen my shaman? Elemental Shaman, always keep you waiting and on valentine's day to boot!

My husband and I have gone through the dark portal at last. And yes, I still had that level thirty something quest reward staff... because I'm a cheap druid and I knew there'd be something nice waiting on the other side of a quest turn in for me.

My guild told me I was crazy for going resto as I leveled, they said I'd find it hard to kill things and do my quests by myself. I didn't run into that problem on the other side of the portal, and I haven't noticed a significant change in my damage output in fact it is probably better, gear does that for you. I wonder if it's going to get hard? Am I going to regret my heavy resto build? Should I instance hop my way to 70? I'll probably be fine even if I was a full tree build, My husband's shaman is now elemental and he pumps out a good amount of damage, and now that we're the same level again we can quest together.

I went to Ramparts right after dinging 60, that was only the second time I had healed an instance before. Our priest died twice, I felt so bad! She was just so squishy and died so fast! She's the only one who died the entire run. I guess that's ok? She did some off healing, I wonder how I'd do if I was the only healer, maybe we'd have wiped? I would really like to get lifebloom!

So I'm a level 60 nervous resto druid, riding in style!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Wow, I'm a terrible blogger

Wow, I completely forgot I had started this blog, and I had meant to keep up with my druid and didn't. So... let me catch up to where I am now and what I've done so far and I promise I'll be better at this. I swear!

So what HAVE I done with my druid. Well I've tried everything. I was feral from the moment I got bear form and placed my talent point up until around level 40 when I discovered, melee was not my thing, or perhaps it was that Uldaman run with some friends of mine and their utter refusal to listen to me when I told them "I have never tanked before please give me a second to figure this out" and the shadow priest ran along happily face melting everything. I had no hope of establishing aggro and it was just a frustrating experience.

So, I went to Stormwind and spoke to the druid trainer and walked away as the coolest looking owlbeast in stormwind... who immediately hopped a bird and headed off to Stranglethorn Vale.

And then I took a huge break from leveling my druid because of some guild drama, and looking for a new guild for my main was time consuming and I'm not even sure that I'm satisfied where I am but yeah, drama is teh suxorz and I will try my best to stay out of it in the future.

So, a good couple of months go by and now I'm back to being boomkin flying around from Moonglade and it's beautiful serene tones to Felwood, back to Feralas, then to Tanaris. I forgot how much flying around there is between level 40 and 58.

Now I mentioned before that my main is a fire mage, so being a Moonkin Druid is much like being a mage, nuke the target before it nukes you with the added bonus of being able to shift to caster form and heal yourself. It's quite awesome as a matter of fact, but it turns out that I wanted something different...

What was left, I pondered. I had intended on going resto at 60 but, I got bored so I found myself standing in Darnassus at the Druid trainer at level 50 with a balance/resto blended spec. And I LOVE it. I haven't stopped playing my druid since. I'm now finally level 58 and about to step through the dark portal. (And now that I'm looking at these images I should buy myself a new staff, I've been lugging that quest reward around since at least level 40)

I was so happy HoTing my way through Scholomance. The wonders of LFG with "Resto" in the comments. I was never able to get a PuG for Scholo or Strat as my mage! Next Up, "A Resto Noob and the Dark Portal!"