Between December 2015 and March 2016 I’m going to be holidaying, moving and starting a new job. My time for writing is going to be basically non-existent. However to help fill the void of content, I’m currently seeking expressions of interest from members of the Feral Druid community willing to donate their time to write a guest blog post.
Writing a guest blog is a great way to share knowledge, and express yourself. You don’t have to be a blogger yourself, you just have to be willing to give it ago. Since I started my blog in 2012, I’ve had several guest posts covering a range of topics.
- Warlords of Draenor Challenge modes, by Cantor <Omen> Emerald Dream-EU
- Mists of Pandaria PVP, by Ðaiquiri Frostmourne-US
- All Druid Guild, by GM Monsterbaby <Druids of the Beast> Shadowsong-EU
- Throne of Thunder Review, by Ravissian Frostmourne-US
- Tier 14 Review, by Jaymz <Apotheosis> Eldre’Thalas-US
One extra special thing I like to do with my guest bloggers, is offer YOU a platform to promote something of YOUR own. This can be your own blog, youtube channel, showcase some art if you are an artist, or podcast or whatever creative endeavour you are in to. It doesn’t even have to be WoW related. It’s purely a way for you as a guest blogger to generate some exposure to an audience that they may not normally target.
I have some ideas of topics for guest blogs that I would like to cover, but I am open to suggestions from people if they have their own idea or topic.
- Legion alpha / beta information.
- Guide to Heroic / Mythic raiding – What’s required to step up from normals / heroics, attitudes, time commitment, advanced gearing / rotation, finding your best in slot, loot distribution systems etc…
- Addon reviews / set ups, guide to weak auras.
- PVP – arena, rated battlegrounds, world pvp / gladiators sanctum (garrison), Ashran.
- Introduction or guide to World of Logs / Warcraft Logs, how to improve dps from looking at logs.
- Proving grounds – proven assailant / endless.
- Soloing old content.
If you are interested in writing a guest blog, you can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter at @Elamari_ (there is an underscore at the end), my battle tag is Elamari#1350, or you can leave a comment on this post and I’ll follow it up. Don’t be shy and don’t think you have nothing to offer. Everyone has something to share, so take a chance, and hit me up.
I don’t usually speak about my personal life, but it is the reason behind my lack of posting for the last 6 weeks or more. I have recently gotten a new job that requires me to move interstate, went on a two week cruise of the South Pacific, got married in Fiji.
Now I’m in my new place and I have a lot of news to catch up on. I will have a few posts coming out in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned.
Thanks for sticking with me through this lull in content.
With Patch 6.2.2 comes some new rares that drop some battle pets and toys, but they are only accessible by flying. Meaning you will need to have earned the Draenor Pathfinder achievement. They are found in two locations, Nagrand and Tanaan Jungle. These rares are soloable as a Feral Druid, but depending on gear, they may take a few attempts.
These rares have a short respawn time, but you can’t farm them as the loot lockout is daily. There is a macro script for each one to tell the status of your lock out. You can copy and paste it from here into your chat or you can make it into a macro. It’s a good idea to flask up, eat some well fed and use your Hyper Augmentation runes and if you have any to spare, pre-potting will speed up the process. So let’s start in Nagrand.
If it returns ‘true’ then you have received your loot for the day. If it returns ‘false’ then you should head out.
The Hallow’s End even it is currently on running from the 19th October through to the 2nd of November. With this years event comes 4 new daily quests available from you garrison, which needs to be fully upgraded. The quest giver is located near your fountain for Alliance players.
Solid single target fight for the most part. If you get targeted with Fel Chakram you can use Skull Bash to get back to the boss after it targets you. In my team we had the melee just run back behind the boss. Using a combination of Dash, Stampeding Roar and Skull Bash, it is possible to stay on the boss while you have Phantasmal Winds. If your group is good at passing the Eye of of Anzu it shouldn’t be a problem. There is a really useful addon called Iskar Assist that can help with the passing of the Eye of Anzu. It’s basically a set of raid frames that shows the buffs debuffs and you just left click on the players unit frame of who you want to pass it too. It’s much simpler and faster than targeting the person and using the extra action button.
Soul Capacitor is a trinket that drops from Socrethar in Hellfire Citadel. This is a unique trinket because of the way it works. When it procs, you are actually doing no damage because it is being temporarily ‘stored’ for the duration of the proc. When it ends, your built up damage comes out of storage and is dealt in one massive hit with a multiplier. It can be great for high burst, singlet target and AOE damage.
However there are certain situations where you might not want it to go off (the proc to finish) e.g. running away from the boss due to an ability. Obviously while you are away from the boss you are not doing any damage – thus not putting any damage into ‘storage’, and if the proc ends when no enemies are around you will deal no damage. The best way to get around this is to use a /cancelaura macro. Activating this macro cancels the proc (called Spirit Shift) from the trinket causing it to deal how ever much damage was stored at the time. This will help you get the most out of your trinket.
/cancelaura Spirit Shift
Since I’ve earned my legendary ring, I’ve been having some threat issues, particularly on the pull with this trinket. Pre pot + Berserk & Incarnation + legendary ring + heroism, and then a trinket proc on top often leaves me dead from a boss one shot. Being able to cancel the proc early helps reduce some of these threat issues.
For some further reading about this trinket I’ll direct you to an article written by zoopercat from Ask Mr. Robot at Blizzard Watch. There is also a discussion threat for this trinket over at the Fluid Druid.
Hope you are feeling refreshed after our Cat Nap.