Assorted Updates

I am actually having quite a bit of fun leveling my Disc Priest, who is now at 76.  I have an attack rotation pretty much down pat that I use while questing.  I don’t know if its ideal, but its working for me.  Between SW:Pain, Devouring Plague, Penance, and wanding I can do about 500 dps and be very mana efficient.  I throw in my Shadowfiend every now and then, and get some Spirit Tap procs, and I can chain-pull almost indefinitely without having to stop to drink.

Its also fun now because I’ve been working through Grizzly Hills, which I skipped when leveling Dinaer.  So the game has been completely new for me for the past couple of weeks, both in the class I am playing and the content I am doing.

I’ve been learning to heal, but every time we do a guild run we bring in a tank who is way over-geared or over-leveled and the run becomes too easy.  I’m looking forward to healing a run with an entire group that is at the appropriate level for the instance.


Thaddius continues to be a thorn in my guild’s side.  Our core 10-15 players is awesome, but we can’t seem to get an entire raid of 25 to be coordinated.  Ah, the trials of a casual guild.  We really thought we had him this weekend, and then my ISP dropped our internet TWICE mid-fight.  Since four of the raiders were playing from my house, that spelled doom for the attempts.  Then he bugged, and by the time we got it worked out it was getting late and we had to call it.

I have had no luck on Naxx drops lately.  Despite the fact that I have been running Naxx 25 weekly, I still have a list of fourteen items that would be upgrades that I have never seen drop.  And that’s not even including drops from Sapphiron or Kel’thuzad – I’m talking about items in the first four wings.  I feel cursed.


I got tagged for a meme by Aeltyr at And Two Rogues, asking how I got my name.

When I started my first WoW toon, I spent time in advance thinking about names.  My wife decided that we would roll Night Elves, so I found an elvish dictionary online, and chose the word that means “Silent One”.  That seemed appropriate for a rogue.  And so Dinaer was born.

My other characters took much less thought.  Metius was spat out of the name randomizer, and Derence was something I grabbed from nowhere on the spur of the moment because it sounded paladin-ish.

I don’t usually like to tag people for memes – it seems too much like passing along a chain letter.  If any of the readers here want to take up this meme – like zeroinitiate or Chronic or Saithir at The Angry Dwarfs, then that would be fine.  But no pressure.


Spring break is coming, and I have some serious WoW goals to achieve during my free time.  One of the nice things about being a teacher is that I get time off just like the students do.


4 Responses to “Assorted Updates”

  1. 1 Thimble
    March 24, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I’m amused that you mentioned the Grizzly Hills. I’m leveling my paladin now while I shelve my rogue for a bit, and I’ve been hitting up the Hills as well. I skipped them on my rogue, and it’s been a blast having some new content. When I leveled the rogue, I checked each zone for the best quest rewards and realized how awful the GH rewards are, so I skipped it. Now on the paladin, I’m just having fun, and so I figured I’d check it out. It’s not a bad zone, and “Mr Floppy’s Perilous Adventure” is one of the greatest quest names I’ve come across (even though the quest is a bit odd and buggy). Also keep an eye out for Bambi and friends…that made me chuckle as well.

  2. March 31, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Finally got around to answering the tag. Work got in the way, lol.

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Dinaer - 100 Assassination Rogue (US - Sen'Jin)
Derence - 92 Prot/Ret Paladin (US - Sen'Jin)
Metius - 91 Shadow Priest (US - Sen'Jin)
Liebnitz - 100 Arcane Mage (US - Sen'Jin)
Fastad - 90 Subtlety Rogue (US - Sen'Jin)
Darishin - 100 Resto/Balance Druid (US - Sen'Jin)
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