The Monk report

I achieved my first goal this weekend with my Monk. I managed to get him to Outland (Level 58) in /played time of 23 Hours and 49 Minutes. Within 1 hour of questing in Outland I hit 60 which is really easy to do as quests and instances give a boat load of XP.

My time in the Arena’s is ever improving; we managed to get to a 1500 rating by Saturday night. I was initially playing on my DK but swapped him out for my Feral Druid who I just feel more comfortable with.

I’m thinking of swapping out incarnation in favour of force of Nature. My gear is not that great that it allows me to utilise Incarnation properly, the stuns however from force of nature will mess with casters, I’ll try to play the long game with them

Arena Time Part 2

Well my second night of Arenas produced much better results than the first night. My win ration went from 15% to 50% wins. I was able to get the Tyrannical Gladiator’s Greatsword which aided me further in the success of the evening.

I’m only doing 2v2 for now until as such time that I’m confident to move up to 3’s. The biggest item holding me back right now is my Macro’s, specifically my focus macro. I need to resolve these urgently else I feel I’m not going to progress to the levels I want to attain for myself.

I do have a macro’s section on this blog which is severely lacking in content right now; this will be rectified real soon.

Does anyone have some decent Macro’s to use, maybe a link to up to date web sites. I’ve noticed a number of sites that advertise macros that tend to be out of date?

Arena Time

So I hopped onto my Death Knight to do some arenas. Not having set foot into an arena with my DK, I was a bit rusty to say the least. However, you could have imagined my surprise when I was unable to use Army of the Dead.

One of my major cooldowns was blotted out of the equation. I must have been living under a rock or just not noticing that they have disabled certain abilities within arenas.

Does every class have an ability disabled or is it confined to the DK only? I remember hearing about the Shammy having Heroism disabled and the Druid having battle rez (Rebirth) disabled. Battle Rez would be stupidly overpowered in Arenas though.

The all new BMW class

A while back I mentioned my fetish for alts, well that bug bit again and I started another character, namely:

Brewmaster

Mistweaver

Windwalker

The ol famous Monk, I decked him out in a plethora of Heirlooms and headed into Azeroth for some Kung Fu fighting. I decided that Human was the best way to go; every man for himself is just too difficult to give up in PvP.

After 10 hours /Played, I’ve managed to get myself to level 40 and what’s no to love about this class. I’ve always favoured mobility and the Monk has it all, Roll, Tiger Lust and Flying Serpent Kick. I just love zooming all over the place.

    

 

I’ve forgone any professions right now in favour of just getting to level 90. I want an unhindered path to top level, no distractions whatsoever; he hasn’t even stepped into a battleground. I’ve specialised Windwalker, yes I could go Brewmaster for instant Queues, but to be honest, questing along with odd Instance is giving more than enough XP.

Considering that I’m not doing any PvP during levelling, I might just race swap to a panda for the additional food buff from Epicurean and increased rested XP from Inner Peace.

I’m looking forward to reaching 90 on my Monk, this would make it number 4 when I get there.

Moving to the Far side

I’m having a bit of a paradigm shift in my Warcraft game play. I’ve spent much of my time as everyone is aware in the PvP world with an almost complete disregard for PVE. The time however has come for me to try focus a bit more attention to Raiding. I feel like I’m missing out on a good 70% of what Warcraft is all about.

One of the decisions leading up to this was is probably the maturity levels I’m finding in random BG’s. I’m not saying that LFR and Raiding has a more mature base, it just feels like PvP has become a kids game. They are horrendously immature and completely unstructured.

I’m a IT Project Manager by profession so you can understand that my world needs to be planned and structured. The other problem I’m finding is that guys are not letting you into RBG’s either if you haven’t got the gear levels or correct social standings. It’s a bit of a small group that’s hard to break into.

This however is not my main reason for the foray into PVE; I just want to experience the game at a deeper level and experience the Lore.

My deciding factor now is which class should I PVE with. I currently have the following choices.

  • Death Knight (Frost / Unholy)
  • Paladin (Retribution)
  • Druid (Feral)
  • Shaman (Elemental / Restoration)

I’m kind of leaning towards my Shaman purely because everyone is always short a healer. If there are more experienced PVE players out there, let me know which is a better class.

Falling Behind

Now that I have a mouse again I dived straight into my usual PvP addiction, however, it looks like my three weeks away from gaming has put me on the back foot. I was very rusty indeed, it’s like I had never entered a BG in my life before.

I felt like a complete and utter amateur out there, I’m average geared with full Malevolent items. I can’t see how I could fall behind that quickly. The only toon that did ok was my Druid, but she’s the worst geared of the lot, she still has some green items. Have pallies been nerfed in any way? I can’t see that that has happened at all.

My Naga is here

Well I’ve eventually got my Razer Naga mouse replaced with the 2012 edition Naga. It’s taken almost three weeks; the original supplier couldn’t get the mouse for me which delayed the entire process. By chance I found the new suppliers of all things Razer. In the process of installing my mouse, I also updated all my Razer items to Synapse 2.0; my only issue is that I can’t seem to get my Ananzi Keyboard to work on the new software.

What this delay meant was that I was relegated to playing on low level alts. My level 90’s sat and gathered dust for three weeks. I also have a level 84 Shaman that I’ve been chomping at the bit to level but without the right mouse, it was impossible to play.