An interesting topic came up today at work from Talion and Tox. They have been monitoring Gitr’s progress closely as they have melded FoA into a raiding guild for the mains and a mentoring guild with the alts for lowbies. With several recent departures in the family due to differences of opinion, moves, etc., there are suddenly far fewer warriors. Gitr just hit 53 tonight (YAY!!) and is getting very close to UBRS, LBRS, Scholo, etc.
This not only excites Gitr and me, but the officers. It’s probably something along the lines of “Fresh Meat” being stamped on my shield, but also a chance to add some more plate to a group. Admittedly, that was one of the main reasons I wanted to be a warrior.
The topic on the table is if a Fury spec tank should concentrate on AGI or not. I was quite ticked today to see that warriors got nerfed with the 1.9 patch with the decrease in Enrage bonus, despite the 5% increase in Bloodthirst AP. Whoopdie!! Anyway… If flurry is my “big thing” according to them, I should want to increase AGI to capitalize on it even further when Flurry trips. My previous thinking was that Enrage was my strong suit, therefore I wanted to GET critted more and have more STR to take advantage of the melee bonus, not speed bonus.
This is really embarassing, but if anyone can tell me how to get this text to just appear after the images without having to use useless text as a place holder, it would be greatly appreciated. Blogger didn’t have this problem. You just put in line breaks, and the text moved down. I’ve never had such a problem with web-related formatting of such simple elements. I’m really hoping to get this down to just linking a photo and having text either wrap around it or appear below it. Oh, look. more text to go. Still not to the bottom of these 3 pictures yet. Ah, but to have it simple. That would be nice. I’d retire to…
After putting on a shield in place of the off-hand axe, the numbers change to the following:
With the Ornate Shield of the Tiger :
Finally, armor above the 5,000 mark! Now this is what I’ve been waiting for. With a bit more armor, I can last and last like the Energizer bunny. I can recruit a personal healer and hit the horde towns and wreak havoc. *dream bubble pops*
With the Ornate Shield of Strength :
Wait a minute. These can’t be the right screens. The armor should be the same. Sorry folks, but some dufus must have put in the wrong shot and deleted the correct one. I shall make sure he is given a just punishment somewhere in the vicinity of the Plaguelands tomorrow.
I think Gitr’s REALLY tired and needs to go to bed now. I’ll work out the problems with Neb in the morning.
OK, well, Neb didn’t come into work today. Must have been too much fun last night in the IF tavern. Back to the discussion, regardless of incorrect images. If Flurry is tripped by critting a mob, would one do more damage by further increasing the attack speed with AGI, or by increasing the power that comes with the already increased speed?
My thinking still remains that a warrior, regardless of build, will benefit more from always hitting harder and therefore critting for more damage regardless of having Flurry or not. In any given instance, I am always going to be hitting. I never stop in a battle. I don’t want to, I don’t have to, and most of all, I’d better not. The issue becomes a debate on hitting more often or harder.
This much is clear: as a Fury spec, I do NOT want Defense, Parry, or Dodge abilities. I want to get critted as well, and all of those will lower the number of time Enrage trips. Enrage is only good for a certain number of swings, so it really doesn’t really give me any gumption to increase my AGI if I’m enraged either.
All of this, and I still haven’t scratched the surface of what I did last night.
I got off work around 3pm and got home about 3:40 to begin downloading the patch. I got it from the GM on our forum site and started posting it on my blog as a mirror for the guild while the patch started installing.
As I logged in, I was immediately hit with an error from a CT component that decided to leave the guildie note button sitting on the screen when everything else was closed, even ALT-Z’d. So annoying. Then I was having mail trouble. No biggie, though, because the big money things that sold didn’t have any problem getting into my bankroll. I went to the AH to get some healing potion for a long night of questing and grinding, only to find 1 potion. Not one stack of 5, but 1 potion period. GAH!! I only had 7, but it was going to have to do until more went up for sale.
Gitr headed to SW to Booty Bay to Ratchet to turn in the corrupted water south of Ratchet. Then he rode down to Theramore and hopped on a Gryph to Gadgeton to ride down into Un’Goro Crater for questing. Before too terribly long, he had all 15 bloodpetals and 3 of the 16 dinosaur skins for the flyer. It was time to go back to AH and get some more potion. I hearthed back only to find that there were now zero potions. Zip, zilch, nada. GAH!
I flew down to Morgan’s Vigil to turn in a quest and try to grind some dragons for their skins. In the process of turning in the quest, I picked up another quest that involved shooting the broodings with a goblin gun and getting some essence. The problem, and it was a big one, was that you have to get close enough for them to flame you in order to shoot the gun. If you get too close, they interrupt the gun with their claws. It took 2 deaths to get 8 essences, but I got them. Level 52 dragons really pack a whollup on a level 52 with no fire resistance, because you can’t block all the fireball casts.
From there, I went to Feralas to finish some water stuff in the quest line and then I had to go to Felwood. I decided that I’d grind my way from the gryph point to the Emerald camp and get to level 53 that way. Just about there, and 40 minutes later, I dinged, mounted, and turned in the quest.
On my way down, I had been asking how to get from Felwood to Winterspring and Everlook. Guildies said I’d need a bubble and try to run through because no one could go with me to fight the furlbogs because of faction points. I got there, was attacked by a 52 and 53, killed them, and ran straight through with no problems. I don’t think they run fast enough once they see something, because I only got hit twice the whole way through the tunnel.
I explored enough to discover each area on the way to Everlook and immediately got the gryph point. I dumped some Un’Goro quests that I can get again and loaded up on Winterspring quests. I’d prepared when I went back to IF and got my new shields and axe to bring along. After getting the quests, I equipped the lava pants from BRD and an axe and went hunting. I went after a 53 chimera, I think. I’d never seen one before, and it wasn’t going down very fast at all. I used my last health potion on it. When it was dead, I looked to the left and saw a whole column of “your skill in axes has improved.” LOL. That explained it. I’d just gained 23 points in axes. I had a ways to go, so it was time to find something easier to kill. After running around and getting a couple more quests, I still hadn’t seen any easy kills, so it was back to IF for some AH stuff.
I got quite a few good buys for around 60g and was down just over 100g to go when I saw an epic sword, Dazzling Longsword for 115g. I hovered over it for my auctioneer and it said it goes for 295g minimum over the last 7 auctions seen. Quickly as I could, I logged in as Zapit and Druidr and sent Gitr all their gold and logged back in and bought it. I put it up and chuckled. I whispered Tox and linked him the sword and told him I got it. He replied with, “why?” When I told him why, he said that I should sell it. LOL. I was ROFLMHO. All told, I have over 700g in the AH right now. I just hope it sells.