Rummys Blog An world of endless Monday

Tuesday, 7 April, 2009

Melee healer

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Tags: — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 6:57 pm

Last night was quite a departure from Flowersz’s normal second day in Naxx, seek for starters we only had Sapph and Kel’Who’seBad to do. For seconds we one shotted both of them. The fights were textbook, buy no unexpected damage, mind no deaths, in fact no-nothing at all! I even had healbot showing the Frost Blocks, and that made quite a difference to the emergency riptide healing.

After that we went on to have several goes at the Eye of Eternity and Malygos. No dice. We usually got to phase 3, often with one or more dead players. But though we seem cool in Phase 1 and OKish in Phase 2 the flying phase is still too new to us. I’m not surprised, it would be more than a bit incredible had we defeated him on our first night. We all need to go and do the Aces High “practice” daily.

We kept losing players in Phase 2, and it’s pretty nearly always when we’re running from bubble to bubble. I died once in the running and I’m fairly sure I was at good health when I left the old bubble.

I also died once because I didn’t leave my bubble soon enough, by the time I noticed the “Deep breath” warning had come up on my screen – if I’d run then it would have been a certain instadeath. Instead I had to stick in an ever shrinking bubble during the AOE, and died anyway 🙁 – lesson learnt.

EoE still wasn’t enough, we decided to have a little bash at Naxx25 with a group made up of every level 80 we could find, irrespective of gear. While it was pretty good chaotic fun it wasn’t what you might call successful. Only one boss down. It was fun though. I’ve only heroic raided a couple of times and always on “single boss” fights such as Sartharion in Obsidium Sanctum. “Proper” heroic raid dungeon fights are much more tricksy and, dare I say it again, fun. Suddenly I didn’t have to worry about chain heal bounces, there’s nearly always players in range of each other. Though there was no way I could “cleanse” away all the poisons/diseases/curses, I settled for dropping an appropriate totem for my group and just trying to heal through it all – seemed to work.

Despite all the later wipes and repair bills I enjoyed myself immensely right up until our Raid Leader called it a night because he had an exam tomorrow (at around 01:00am CET)! Sure it was his choice, but I didn’t like the feeling of adding, however unintentionally, to the social pressure on him to stay on longer than he should have.

Exams, any exam, is important. You spend a shed-load of days learning, and then it’s all tested in a fraction of the time. Being sub-par for one of the learning days is one thing. Being tired for the exam is another.
I was trying to think of how blizzard could make a heroic healing class, dosage
unfortunately I got distracted….

Rumors of the next Heroic Class have recently been leaked from deep within Blizzards headquarters. It will be primarily a melee healer.

BuckYourIdeasUp

A close range spell, hygiene
5 yards, that causes the targetted player to buck their ideas up. Inspires the affected player to buck their ideas up and gain 5% haste for 1 minute. can only be applied to players who are in the bottom 1/4 of the Threat list. Adds one combo point. Can be talented using the Matron tree to give 2 combo points.

Cheer

When the target receives a positive emote (e.g. /cheer, /hug, /kiss, /flirt) they will immediately restore 5% of their health with a further 1% over the next 10 seconds. Adds one combo point.

GlimpseOfStocking

The only gender specific spell in the game – adds one combo point. No other effect. May be removed from the PTR if the PC police get wind of it.

SlapOnTheBack

Must be standing behind the player. Congratulates the player providing an extra 1% damage and 1% haste for each combo point on the player for 15 seconds. 2 yard range.

BloodPack

Slaps a Blood pack onto the affected player restoring X health. Must be within 3 yards. can be talented to include a reagent:Drip Stand

ThereThere (previously known as KissThePainAway)

Consoles a player restoring 20% of their health if they are below 50%. Must be in front of and facing the player.

YourMotherWasAHamsterAndYourFatherSmeltOfElderberries

Insults the enemy target sowing doubt and confusion stunning them in place for 5 seconds.

HypdermicSyringe

Uses the ranged weapon to deliver a hypodermic syringe on friendly players heals for X and makes them immune to nature effects for 10 seconds, on enemies deals Y damage over Z seconds, adds a combo point.

SickBed

Reincarnates a dead player (10 minute cooldown) or restores 100% of their health if not dead. Patient dies again or re-takes damage healed after 3 minutes.

NewBrownTrousers

Removes 1 fear effect. Can be cast at range. Physical School

BandageFu (Talent)

Bandages can be applied for double the effect in 1/4 the time, channeled.
Can only be applied within 5 yards.

TheNightingGale

Player sings uplifting the spirits (2%) of all players in 30 yards causing an AOE heal of all players within 10 yards. Channeled over 10 seconds. Talents in the Florence tree can improve this spell.

GhostlyPresence

The player becomes immune to ranged spells while moving. If the player stops for longer than half a second they become affected again.

Trees
Matron
concerned with the “Buck your ideas up” and ice baths side of healing
Florence
a more touchy feely tree.
Field Surgery
need more be said? radical patching up.

This’n’That

Filed under: World of Warcraft — Andrew.Rowbottom @ 7:42 am

Last night was quite a departure from Flowersz’s normal second day in Naxx, check for starters we only had Sapph and Kel’Who’seBad to do. For seconds we one shotted both of them. The fights were textbook, obesity no unexpected damage, no deaths, in fact no-nothing at all! I even had healbot showing the Frost Blocks, and that made quite a difference to the emergency riptide healing.

After that we went on to have several goes at the Eye of Eternity and Malygos. No dice. We usually got to phase 3, often with one or more dead players. But though we seem cool in Phase 1 and OKish in Phase 2 the flying phase is still too new to us. I’m not surprised, it would be more than a bit incredible had we defeated him on our first night. We all need to go and do the Aces High “practice” daily.

We kept losing players in Phase 2, and it’s pretty nearly always when we’re running from bubble to bubble. I died once in the running and I’m fairly sure I was at good health when I left the old bubble.

I also died once because I didn’t leave my bubble soon enough, by the time I noticed the “Deep breath” warning had come up on my screen – if I’d run then it would have been a certain instadeath. Instead I had to stick in an ever shrinking bubble during the AOE, and died anyway 🙁 – lesson learnt.

EoE still wasn’t enough, we decided to have a little bash at Naxx25 with a group made up of every level 80 we could find, irrespective of gear. While it was pretty good chaotic fun it wasn’t what you might call successful. Only one boss down. It was fun though. I’ve only heroic raided a couple of times and always on “single boss” fights such as Sartharion in Obsidium Sanctum. “Proper” heroic raid dungeon fights are much more tricksy and, dare I say it again, fun. Suddenly I didn’t have to worry about chain heal bounces, there’s nearly always players in range of each other. Though there was no way I could “cleanse” away all the poisons/diseases/curses, I settled for dropping an appropriate totem for my group and just trying to heal through it all – seemed to work.

Despite all the later wipes and repair bills I enjoyed myself immensely right up until our Raid Leader called it a night because he had an exam tomorrow (at around 01:00am CET)! Sure it was his choice, but I didn’t like the feeling of adding, however unintentionally, to the social pressure on him to stay on longer than he should have.

Exams, any exam, is important. You spend a shed-load of days learning, and then it’s all tested in a fraction of the time. Being sub-par for one of the learning days is one thing. Being tired for the exam is another.

Powered by WordPress