So yesterday was April 1st which is also called April Fool’s Day. I fell asleep very early cause I was so tired so that’s why I’m posting this today.
The top 5 WoW April Fools
1. Crabby – Blizzard
Crabby the dungeon helper was a great joke cause he popped up wherever I went on the official forums and Armory which I visit a lot every day. And he kept talking about weird stuff and linking YouTube videos. I will miss him if he goes away. Here are some Crabby quotes.
2. New Instance “Tomb of Immortal Darkness” – Blizzard
Wow, I really want this instance! Or well most of all I want the tomb under Karazhan to become an instance, but this would also be great! Just noooot sure if the name of the boss is that good… Omgsogoth – Dark Lord of Twilight.
3. Fake patch notes – Blizzard
Hahaha, if you’re having a bad day this will cheer you up!
Invisible walls have been added around all harmful ground effects.
All dungeon & raid bosses now have legs. If they already had legs, they got more legs.
Druid forms are now considered vehicles, allowing one player to ride on the druid’s back while in any form, even their humanoid form.
Death knights can now increase their damage by yelling KIAI into their microphone. Damage is increased by 10% for every 10dB.
4. Delicia Fay and armor dyes – Wowhead
People did actually believe this. They’ve always wanted to be able to dye their armor in whatever color they want, I don’t think it’s a good idea so hoped and asumed this was fake. Cause if we get a “dye your armor”, why not just give us “design your own armor”…. Bad idea. But still a good joke.
5. Companion Loyality – Warcraftpets
Your Moonkin Hatchling has run away. You have unlearned Moonkin Hatchling.
So glad this was a joke! I don’t wanna lose my pets, and I don’t have time or whatever to go around an /hug and /kiss all my pets.
Congratulations! Allow me to grant you a title befitting the amazing achievement you just performed! Henceforth, you shall be known as the Slayer of Stupid, Incompetent and Disappointing Minions.
Longest title ever? Yes, it has to be. And where do you get it? By killing Maloriak heroic in Blackwing Descent. But sadly it’s only a temporary title which lasts 30 minutes.
We killed this boss some weeks ago after a few days of tries, I think. Our problem was not enough damage on the adds, and also the interrupting was a problem for a while, but after getting all dpsers in their best AoE spec and arranging the interrupts a little better we got to the last phase and our good tanks knew exactly how to tank him so that was not a problem, but we had a different problem..
The frost orbs or what they are called. Are they really that hard to see!? No, I don’t think so, they are huge and white, how can you possibly miss them? And they hurt, so you don’t ever wanna step on them. But people did, many times, and died. Good thing my Skada damage meter can track “Damage taken by spell” <3 But people learned to open their eyes and still focus when the boss is below 25% cause it’s not dead before it hits the ground.
I dare to say this boss is now on farm status, though we have problems with him sometimes, but it’s the same with Chimaeron, sometimes we one shot, other times we just fail really bad.. Blaming it on the setup and bad attendance.
This last week we had one of our fail days on Maloriak, we spent a few hours on him I think. But I didn’t really mind cause he’s my favorite boss. Why? Well, it’s more than just stand still and nuke down, different phases with different things to do, like watch out for the frost tomb, watch for debuff, stack, spread, and kill adds.
But as a moonkin this fight is more. My actions from we engage the boss will affect my damage on the adds and the rest of the fight more than you think. It’s so important to start correct and get the correct Eclipse before the Vile Swills spawn, cause you want to be able to do max damage on them and get them down before next phase. What I do is to set my Wild Mushrooms anywhere in the tank’s kite path, we always start on the right side of the room and kite around to left side.
I start by popping my Treants to use them as many times as possible, up with DoTs, then casting Wraths and Starsurge to get Lunar Eclipse, Starfall before the adds spawn cause it will be off CD again fast with the glyph of Starfall and Starsurge, then Starfires to get Solar Eclipse, and then stop! I give Thorns to the Vile Swills tank and he starts to kite them. And the fun starts: Because of the moonkin talent Lunar Shower
When you cast Moonfire, you gain Lunar Shower. Lunar Shower increases the direct damage done by your Moonfire by 45%, and reduces the mana cost by 30%. This effect is refreshed and amplified when you move, stacking up to 3 times. Effect lasts for 3 sec.
So what I do is Sunfire, tab, Sunfire, tab and Insect Swarm, tab, Insect Swarm, tab, while strafing to left and right, till all the adds are DoTed. Repeat. This way your Moonfire which now has morphed to Sunfire will do 45% extra damage and cost nothing, and as Solar Eclipse buffs all your nature damage, your Insect Swarm and Wild Mushrooms will do 25% extra damage. So remember to detonate the Mushrooms when the tank passes them and set them out again if you can.
I’m not sure but sometimes it’s like you gain more from placing Mushrooms and detonate them than you would by DoTing, even though you lose time by placing the Mushrooms. Ye, I’m not a theorycrafter and know nothing about math so I can’t give an answer.
But this is how I play on Maloriak and my fellow moonkin Förstborn does too, and we’re doing great on damage on this fight so I guess we’re doing the right thing : )
What is your favourite race in WoW?
I haven’t had much time for blogging since Cataclysm came out. Thought I’d have more time but real life takes up a lot of time and playing of course.
But I’ve still done a lot in game besides leveling up which I wrote a post about and some of the first bosses we took down.
I’ve skilled Archaeology which was really boring, and I gave up before I got any of the level 85 epics, but I’m happy cause I got my Fossiled Raptor mount and pet.
I’ve gained exalted reputation with Hellscream’s Reach which is the Horde faction in Tol Barad and bought the Spectral Wolf mount.
I Stood In Fire and got killed by Deathwing when being semi afk in Tanaris, yes he’s always in Tanaris or Uldum! Did you know he sets water on fire!?
I got Over Nine Thousand achievement points, proud cause I’ve never really tried to get points, so I’m missing a lot of old and easy achievements.
I look really good in Tier 11 but still wish I was a tauren again.
I’ve gained exalted reputation with my guild so I could buy the Dark Phoenix mount which I already made a post about, now I just want the guild to hit level 25 so I can buy the scorpion mount I’ve been drooling at since early Cataclysm beta.
We’ve killed all bosses on normal mode,
and Chimaeron and Halfus on heroic.
And I’ve been leveling a worgen mage on Ravencrest EU with some friends from my guild on Chromaggus EU. Had forgotten all about how hard it can be to be new on a realm with no heirlooms, gold or main to log when getting ganked.
That’s about it.. Now progressing on other heroic bosses, hoping to get down Maloriak, Conclave of Wind and maybe Magmaw and Omnitron soon. Also trying to get together a good guild rated BG group, but it’s harder than I thought, just so tired of pug BGs..