Sunday, 31 January 2010


Just like london buses

As you might be aware of, I have been gunning for a Proto Drake for some time now, with all attempts at a Red Drake (a.k.a the curse of Less-rabi) and a Green Drake (51 weeks) failing.

Until now!

I queued up with fellow Guildy Oldbeard for a random HC and up came Gundrak. When we got there I whispered Oldbeard "I hope we fluke Less-Rabi but I'm not going to suggest doing it". Anyway, the time came and the tank said to go for it. I didn't want to bother using any pots/food (my gold is starting to dwindle) but I did equip my new Epic Ammo for the occasion. Our line up was a Warrior tank, Cat Druid, Ret Pala, MM Hunter and a Holy Priest. The warrior said he had the first 2 interrupts covered and we should kill him before the 3rd. Here's how it went:

And one week before, my 51st Mysterious Egg gave me:

and thus ending one of the longest running jokes of all time!

Which to use? I think the Red one looks better although it is more common.

Aggro My Own Vegetables

After creating the AMOV guild and leading it for 2 years (ish?) our Guild Master has stepped down and left WoW, partly for a break and partly for STO. That increases our "main raider" departures to 5 recently (Serenades, McLovin, Elendria, Bipbaps and now TommyTank). They're all welcome back of course! I think some people miss some more than others though:

With Tom's departure I filled in the gap until his return as GM of AMOV. So far I've resisted the temptation to sell the guild bank! (Note to guildies: JOKE!)

It's not all sad news of people leaving though, we have recently recruited some new good players: Longoria (Resto Druid) Zyvaa (Holy Priest currently parading around as a Disc Priest) Amalix (Ret Pala), Lillemin (SV Hunter - possibly spelt the name wrong) and we have one returner to the guild Zuuric (Ele Shammy). Welcome guys!

We also have a fully functioning website up and running (thanks to Laneel!) which is partly why my updates to my blog have all but stopped. Check it out: (Note to: Sign up on the site and use our forums!)

I think there are few bigger haters of Gnome's than AMOV's Frost DK tank: Asaron. How surprised was I to see this in my gearscore window:

Ice-Crown Citadel

How are you all finding it?

Amov (10 man raiders) currently have Festergut down and are working on Rotface (hoping to down him today, we raid twice a week). I find the boss fights here pretty cool, I can't think of any where you can simply stand and DPS (other than Melee DPS) so there's always something to be doing, which gives us lots of time to shine with out HUNTER POWER!

I like the new Explosive Trap

Incase anyone missed it, Explosive Trap got a nice buff in the last patch. It's now better for us to stand near the trash so we can drop the trap without moving and then to continue volleying (Riskier business though). It's not very mana efficient (don't expect to do this for very long w/o drinking after every pull) but BOOM big numbers! The reason is that the new AoE cap is applied per ability, so we have 2 AoE things in there so 2 separate caps. I do wonder what my DK could get on this trash...

Taking advantage of bankers

Probably not how you is a shot of what happens to my Gnome Banker the second I go AFK with Lynnx around.

New 3.3 Beast Master Spirit Beasts Pet

Another rare spawn was added in the la that st patch for a new spirit beasts. As spirit beasts come under the Ferocity Pet tree, this new bear model won't share the same tanking abilities that an actual bear bet will have, so bear (lol) in mind!


Well my Alt got to Lv80 and as 3.3 hit has farmed every emblem item for both his Tanking and DPS offspec, so it probably fine to take into Icecrown. As my main is obviously a DPS charater, I wasn't too bothered about getting serious over Barakus DPS spec so I went for a Max AoE damage spec. I tried it out in TOC25 against some pretty high geared people (including a mage with a gear score of over 6k, which is the highest i've seen on this server) and did very well in any AoE situation (admitedly probably not the best option on the Faction Champions but I wasn't bothered):

And now for some more screenies as I have run out of things to say....
(Bit late on the token Yogg kill screenie I know!)