Friday, 22 May 2015

Basic Mistweaver Healing Guide | Highmaul | The Arcane Sanctum

Hello again everyone! As promised I have written up a very basic healing guide for the next three bosses within the second wing of Highmaul. I want to keep these short and sweet. Less dribble and just the facts you need as a Mistweaver. Thank you for the kind words from my last post! Lets get the ball rolling for another super basic guide! 



Note: These guides do not teach you how to play your class or tell you exactly what spells to use. Just a few tips here and there for good measure. 

Tectus - 
  • If targeted by Crystalline barrage run away from the raid (to the right)
  • If you have any Earthen Pillars spawning on you, Move. (to the left)
  • Tanks take heavy consistent damage throughout. Use spells like soothing mixed with surging. 
  • Raid will take large damage on every Tectonic Upheaval. Use a mixture of uplifts and chi brews to help balance it out. 
  • Use revival on second Upheaval so it could be up for the last one.
  • Spells like chi torpedo coupled with celerity for the extra roll help great for the movement of this fight. 
  • I take chi burst here as I like its raid healing for Upheaval/melee group dealing with red stuff.
  • Statue on melee.

Twin Ogron - 
  • First off, fire is bad, move from it. Zen med and defuse magic negate its damage. 
  • Avoid Pol's charge, spread on pulverize. 
  • Tank A takes damage from whirlwind, save hamster ball for that. (Life Cocoon)
  • Watch out for interruption shout. If you  have a paladin, get them to use devo aura here. (Mana tea wont be interrupted anyway)
  • Keep the statue by the ranged. Single target the melee (My raid never had many of them dudes)

Ko'ragh - Super simple guide. 
  • Fire debuff can be dispelled, if you like to cheese, soon as the first raid wide fire debuff is up, use revival. (will be up for last one)
  • If the boss is charging move away (behind someone else)
  • help stun adds with leg sweep when needed. 
  • Tanks and the player catching the orbs will take heavy damage, Save cocoon for those three. 
  • Dont stand by or near any of the bad stuff (ice, fire, arcane) 
  • Use surging/soothing on tanks (watch for range) and use uplift as a main chi spender here. Lots of AoE damage from people unable to avoid all the avoidable damage. 
There you go folks! Second basic guide complete! I will add some widgets in for the spells for new people looking to know more about the spells, but it's Friday, It's been a busy week and I have a cold now so I want to mong out! Until next time folks! Take care! - Vaylen.


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Basic Mistweaver Healing Guide | Highmaul | The Walled City

Hello folks! It's been one hell of a long time since I wrote a super basic healing guide and featured a post about my monk but since my break (getting ready for the forces) I have not had as much time as I wanted to back track on my blog ideas and get writing. However I feel like it's the right time to write up some super basic guides cutting out the boring things like every tactic each encounter has because I'm sure we're all accustomed to them now. Anyway, Below will be a guide on each encounter Enjoy! 


Important! This is a basic guide amusing you already know how to play this class. I will not be covering each spell to use. Just a general overview. Icy veins, wow head and others all have you covered there. 

Kargath Bladefist - 
  • Place statue in the middle of the room for healing coverage.
  • Stay away from tiger pits around the room. Fall in it and you will die.
  • Be aware of fire pillars. If Kargath targets you, run behind a fire piller to stun him. (Chi torpedo is great for this)
  • Tanks take more damage during impale so save cooldowns like cocoon for the second impale.
  • Keep ReM on at least 1 charge
  • Soothing mist on Tanks prio.
  • If there is a ton of raid damage, revival should be used accordingly, don't waste it. 
  • Defuse magic is your best friend.
  • Chi wave for coverage.


The Butcher - 
  • Place statue in melee range.
  • Soothing mist on tanks constantly.
  • Soon as stacks build up from melee groups use AOE heals frequently such as uplift.
  • After second charge, I use revival for a effective recovery.
  • Use ReM as your main chi generator along with surging.
  • Dampen Harm if you really want to reduce  charge damage.
  • When bosses Zerk face, don't panic. 
  • Chi burst, aimed at the melee group is OP.


Brackenspore - 
  • Avoid the green stuff on the floor (Creeping moss)
  • Heal up mushrooms as prio. 
  • The green one, living mushroom should be activated when topped off during infesting spore. (Crazy raid damage)
  • Heal up the blue mushroom for mana regeneration and haste for the whole raid. Here you can go balls to the wall with uplifts and enveloping on tanks.
  • Switch to Crane stance to help kill adds and use ToD on the big adds. 
  • Save cooldowns for the expected tank damage when stacks get high. Otherwise it wont ever be needed. 
  • Chi Torpedo is great here along with celerity for more free heals.
  • Defuse magic/zen med during infesting is great ways to mitigate that poison damage.
There we go! Basic guide on the first wing complete! Expect the rest out during this weekend. For those after my Warrior play throughs, they will be back but only for a month or so as I leave for the Army on the 13th of July! So as I'm sure you guys can appreciate the lateness of them recently. I did actualy cancel my sub to focus on training but I feel like I have to complete my play through as I really did enjoy it and such. Speak soon babes! - Vaylen.



Friday, 3 April 2015

Let's play/blog World Of Warcraft | Way of the Warrior | 30 - 40 | #4

Hello again everyone! Welcome to my Let's play/blog series. In this series of blog posts I have been venturing forth on a new character/class combination as voted from my guild mates. In these posts I like to cover my leveling locations, Lore, class abilities and so on. In this episode we're venturing through Western Plaguelands, A place that has seem a bit of change since the last time you may have gone there! So sit back, relax and enjoy, Let's play Warcraft! 


So we set off from our capital city of Ironforge, A city nestled in the mountain ranges of Dun Morogh. I was originally going to quest through Hinterlands but I wanted somewhere a little different. As much as I love it there, I have been to that place far to many times, so I thought, why not go somewhere a little different! The only issue was the enormous walk I had to do to finally reach WPL. I started in Ironforge, headed down to Wetlands, through Arathi Highlands and then cascade down the hinterlands hills to finally find this little shack of quest givers. Fewww! 

Anyway, on to the location at hand, Western Plaguelands. What was once a beautiful and peaceful farmland, to the east of the lavish Lordaeron. Its central hub, Andorhal which supplied most of the grain to the surrounding areas and most northern provenances. This however would be the slow decay of the zone. Knowing how much influence this town had, the necromancer Kel'Thuzad tampered with the grain which then quickly spread across the land like a rash slowly killing off the humans living here, the wildlife and the land itself, which gives in to its new name, Plaguelands. 


We start our adventure to the south, away from the towns for now. Tucked away in the mountains between the hinterlands there is a small path that will lead you to the first quest hub. It's here we start to make our advance through Andorhal and try and decipher the plots being conjured up. I actually really enjoyed the quest line here, it gace me fond memories of the grind back in TBC and that moment when I looted my first epic that sold for 500g! Hefty sum back then I kid you not!

Due to the nature of the quests here, there was so many creatures grouped up that I could finally take advantage of my new AOE ability whirlwind which was awesome. The power of the warrior through questing is unreal. With new additions to my self healing its been a doddle! Plus those 2k wildstrike  lining up perfectly! mmm I TAKE IT! 


During your time questing here you will find yourself surrounded by farmlands. One of the more stranger quests was the one were I had to help out a troll.. UGHH A TROLL! *sharpens axe and strokes beard* Apparently this sucker is training to be a druid and we had to help him. The only fun part was seeing him jump in to chicken form and moonfire himself repeatedly. Other than that, he was as good as a cooked gnome.. USELESS! Look how fancy my purple gloves are though! 

After those quests you then find yourself back in Andorhal and finally facing the menace that  resides there. It was here I had finally find a bit of World PvP and holy hell it was an Orc warrior.. HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT HIT HIM! I would like to just point out that I did not want to be that guy killing someone over and over again to see who the better warrior was.. BUT I SO DID! no shame. 

She wanted me to kneel....
Towards the end of the quest line that I was on, you get to see one of the more notable locations, the tomb of Uther. A place I think everyone should go see once in a while. This guy was a legend among paladins and one of my all time favorite lore characters in the franchise. I thought it was a good time to pay my respects before heading off at level 40 to grab my mount, update my professions and get myself ready for the next adventure! 

Below is the list of new abilities I acquired from 30 - 40


A great passive, a straight up damage increase if I wish to go one handed. Which does looks awesome! Plus a new slow with Hamstring  which works fantastic on those pesky creatures running away in fear! 

So that's it from me this weeks folks. I hope you all have a awesome Easter and I look forward to the next blog post! If you wish to contact me in game or read previous posts please feel free to check out the links below! - Vay.


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Drive

The moment you realize you can have everything you want in life. However, it takes timing, the right heart, the right actions, the right passion and willingness to risk it all. If it's not yours, its because you really didn't want it, need it or god prevented it. 

When I look back on what I have done with my life, I don't think I could say that I'm proud of what I have achieved. Every day feels like a day wasted or a day filled with something I could of been doing to help loved ones and help myself. I have never felt that I was ready to take on the world, have a dream to chase or a reason to get my head off the pillow every morning. But within the past couple of years, that has changed. 

Over a year ago, I lost yet another member of my family. Now, even from as far back as I can remember we have never had a big family. But loosing those ones closest two you will forever leave a void, a space in your heart that you know will never ever be filled again. Sure you can over come loss, sure you can think positive with every difficult circumstance  you are put up against, but the fact is, life can not be replaced. Loosing my step dad was so tough for me as I'm sure it is tough for others but in my situation it really did find it a struggle.

See I have never had a father around, my step dad was the one who raised me with my amazing mother and together, they were the ones that taught me how to be a decent person. To be a gentleman, to have morals and respect of others and to also have a dream and chase. Looking back on my life, I do wish I took the opportunity to make something of myself sooner, but without the loss I have suffered through my life, I don't think I would have that drive, that desire to achieve everything I can. 

If I could make a living out of playing games, streaming and going to gaming conventions through sponsorship, Trust me when I say that I would in a heart beat. But I don't think that life was ever mean't for me. I don't claim to be religious, in fact I am more of a skeptic in that sense, but I do wholeheartedly believe that every one of us has a purpose, we just have to find out what it is. Sure, we see those rare perfect lives of gamers like Athene, Swifty, Baj and many more working hard and now reaping the rewards from companies like Blizzard, Twitch and Razer but I can grantee that it was not without struggles, trials and graft that got them there. To chase their dreams and finally grab a hold of it. That I can admire and its that drive I to feel like I finally have now to chase down my dreams, and wont settle until I do.

So my dream, Is it to become the next big YouTube/Gaming sensation? No. That decade of my life is in past. That was not my life's ambition. That was me trying to be something I was not, and sure I enjoy my gaming, I enjoy speaking about them and absolutely love blogging about them, But I have always felt that I'm wasting my time doing something I shouldn't and could always do something more, something that I could be proud of, something to tell my grandchildren and inspire them to chase their dreams and look for their purpose in life as my step father did for me. 

My goal, is to get myself out of this man cave, see the world and in any way I can, do some good for others around me. I also want to secure a steady future for my family and my amazing woman. Give them the life that my family wanted for me and I know, despite the tough decision I have to deal with, just get on with it.

I have been working towards getting in to the British Army.. I applied on the 1st of august 2015 and over half a year later and many interviews, assessments and so on I now have my official start date. I have never wanted something so bad in my life if I'm honest. I think every man & women both feel that they need to have that strength and initiative to be able to support them self's and others around them. I just never felt that I would get that, dreaming of a life that just was not mine to dream about.

We all have our faults and if I was to highlight mine, it would be me leave my family and loved ones behind. I want to spend every moment with my girlfriend because she has been my rock through everything and have never taken her love for granted and it kills me to know she will be alone, doing her own thing but not have me there with her, But we both know that I have to do this for me, for her, for us, and our kids.

 My step dad was an honorable man and adored his family. My mum too. She still to this day forgets about her own well being and puts everyone first and I never really knew why and to be honest, I think I took that for granted. I have learned that family is all we have, family is the only reason why we are here and family is also the one thing that makes us up of who we are. Every new born is a descendant of that line and its up to us as people to influence them to make this world a better place.

I don't want to leave my family. friends and Girlfriend behind but I know in my heart, I have to do it in order to fulfill my dream and allow me to stand up on my own to feat and be proud of what I have done, Not live a life of regret and doubt. The fact is, we have one life to make it right and we wont ever get a second chance to re-write our wrongs in our past, we can not bring back our loved ones no matter how hard we try. What we can do though is take full control over what we want out of life, and chase it down with every source of energy we have as people and then, the impossible can be possible.

As I said before, The loss I suffered within my family was tough and will forever be a reminder that life is so precious to me. I'm sure everyone at some stage will have or have gone through this will also know how I'm feeling here which is to make the most out of life. Don't hide away from it. If you have a dream, You chase it. Everyone has a destiny, a opportunity o do great and become great, But you won't ever know if you don't try.

- Rhys (Vaylen) Bessell.