Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
First things first: New boots
got 15 marks of wintergrasp? like PvP? Git em!
Let me be potentially the first to say: Explosive shot is amazing again, it scales wonderfully and has plenty of potential in PvP.
Deterrence is lackluster in my opinion, it's 100% situational. Which unlike in it's old form if you wanted to deny a priest from getting mana back via shadowfiend while you continue to pound on them you popped deterrence and they stayed OOM. If i want to not eat a PoM pyro, or avoid some of the nastier warlock dots while i run for cover, this new form is amazing. Do i like it? you bet, i'd rather have it change and get some caster surviveability than have it stay the same and continue to be eaten alive.
If i could find someone on this God forsaken PvE server that wants to fight i'd show off the new explosive shot. No BGs, No arenas, not even world PvP. Wintergrasp was defended by a lone priest, becuase i had no access to siege engines becuase i couldn't get kills.
WTB some damn PvP!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
It'll be done when before i get off work, but i'm excited to try the new ES.
Oh, before i forget. I got a pet before they had a chance to "fix" it (if they decide to) I'm happy with him. Since i can't get a spirit wolf anymore I'll settle for this.
I'll be on the PTR PvP realm if you wanna meet me.
Edit: or not....download is done but it's giving me errors D:
Friday, December 12, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
I have most of the day off work today, so expect something.
Weebls name was changed because a friend sent me a Certificate of Ownership and she suggested the name, it made me chuckle so i went with it. I plan on changing his name on a near weekly basis when arenas start up to confuse the proximo addon.
Friday, November 28, 2008
In case you're wondering who that little blue leg belongs to....
It be Weebl! The mighty PvP crab. Bane of flag runners, pain in the ass to anyone who is trying to kill me and more deadly than a claw shrimp. Bandet is the DPS for instances, Weebl is with me the rest of the time. I'm tired as hell right now, tomorrow i'll post all my pvp tank macros. A video could also happen.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Oh, and i got to ride in the servers first Mechano hog.
Those Kiith-Sa Hunter guys are first class.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
A word on that, back when i was BM i stood a chance against warlocks. This is not the case anymore as survival. We, as hunters, have ZERO spell mitigation. They were going to give it to us with deterrence but snatched it away back in beta. Even in open world PvP where we can try to kite we have nothing, soul link breaks traps and the sleep effect from wyvern sting. There isn't enough time to kill the pet and get rid of soul link becuase they're also deep affliction and their dots are ticking away for big damage, it's beyond an uphill fight.
I'll be hitting 75 tomorrow afternoonish and i'll get to mess around with masters call. I've decided to start bringing my crab with me in case of world PvP, so i can abuse roar of sacrifice and intervene. I've been trying to fight every deathknight i can find so i can learn how to kill one and teach others. Trying to get my mitts on the prison wardens shotgun, but i have to use LFG (sucks ass) becuase i'm a one man bank mule guild. Nothing like sitting in LFG and only seeing ret pallys, unholy DKs, and rogues. WTB more people leveling as prot.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
/castsequence Aspect of the Dragonhawk, Aspect of the Viper
Thats all, bound it to F2 and it saves me room on my cluttered action bars.
Made my first trip to dalaran and did a few battlegrounds, Strand of the Ancients is amazing and i can't figure out if i like attacking or defending more.
As promised here are some pics of the new Bandet
Old and busted:
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
In linking Hazeks movie last post i had a thought, just about everything i know about hunter PvP i've learned from PvP videos. So in effort to get even more focus to these movies i present to you.....
Kordwars Top 6 PvP movies!
In no particular order
- HunteR evolution by Hazek
- Rifle Lovin' 11 by Rifluvr
- Rifle Lovin' 12 by Rifluvr
- Thrill of the Hunt by Bandet
- Once Was Horde by Bandet
- Bandet2 by Bandet
Those are the movies that really changed the way i played, hope you enoy them and take something away from them like i always seem to.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
@Warsong hold elevator
any who, I've been trying to level as much as i can lately but things keep coming up. 5 bubbles from 73 and I'm at 419 mining and 396 engineering, i need alot more cobalt in order to be able to use the saronite i farmed last night, but since i don't use my goggles anymore the spynoculars were a great investment for me, i'm keeping a lid on being able to use the mote extractor in northrend to my server becuase no one has seemed to realize it quite yet.
I bought a blood knight war cloak and threw a flexweave underlay on it, i intend to use my frost lords war cloak for PvE things. Identical stats ftw. I've gotten many a mining node because of that cloak.
Server has been really laggy lately and while at my girldfriends house the internet isn't the best, so i've been avoiding pvp. I did pick up a wasp for anti rogue / druid, but he's still leveling so normally it's just Bandet and i. Come level 74 i'll be getting a new wolf, same name new skin. Stay tuned for what he'll look like.
Added http://no-ammo-melee-time.blogspot.com/ to the blogroll, be sure to check him out.
Friday, November 7, 2008
I am two things in the arena when i'm the only anyone can see when the match starts, Utility and cannon fodder. They come after me and i keep them in the frost (praying for entrapment procs), sleep the healer and blast anyone who dares forget i'm there.
Here is where i'm torn, do i put my PvP gear back on? I'm still wearing my beloved sonic spear and my leggings of the pursuit when i go in, and when i take those off i lose a ton of dodge (only thing that keeps me in the game to be honest). My resil with that gear on is only 202, thats what gets me when i get hit. Thats the thing though, i almost don't get hit for a solid 10 seconds. While they're trying to faceroll me to death and i have a total of 90% mitigation (being an agility monger + new AotM + Deterrence) while running around with a constant 30% speed boost and they're stuck in frost traps their healers are dying faster than they can go through their spellbook to find and cast intervene on the healer.
I'll make a note to record a few of our matches.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
leaving WSG i see someone else asking for more for MC, i ask the same question.
"yeah, 7 people doing the quest right now"
"count me in" i say
I activate my direbrew remote and port to BRD, get through the door and promptly fall into the lava -_-. I ask for a summon and wait.
we summon majordomo and beat the bejesus out of him, the leaf drops.
My brain goes nuts, i'm excited and i'm planning on the the video i'm going to shoot as i do my rhok quest. That goes away when i saw a i rolled a 15 as opposed to the other hunters 94.
So, after work tonight i start grinding Hydraxian waterlord rep to be able to douse the runes myself and get MC on farm with my 6 closest friends (with no other hunters allowed to come alone >.>)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
And something for my own head
plus the achievement.
8 Manned her, one healer, enhancement shaman tank. For most of the fight i had to melee because autoshots hit too hard (go go aspect of the beast!)
Sooner or later i'll get my leaf from MC (and need a ton of Ony runs) and i'll finally get my Rhok and my Lok.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I've been without internet for a few weeks now. It's maddening to say the least.
I've been missing so much stuff and i'm trying to catch up now.
Aspects off the GCD?
Bandet considering forsaking Survival? ( D: )
Aspect of the dragonhawk?
Lordy, I've been missing out on forum Drama (Server, Class and class beta)
I'm having fun with the MMO champion raid comp tool http://raidcomp.mmo-champion.com/
I'll have internet at home come monday, I'm downloading the new patch as we speak (read?) and I'll be updating my addons and setting up my bars for my triumpant return.
New spec for being 70
And 80 should look like this
Expect some stuff on monday.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Hand of A'dal? /pass
Now THIS is a title i can sink my teeth into.
Yeah, that's an Umlaut over my O. I copied this version of me last, the one before it was missing: my ram, my bombling and my bird bow. I couldn't delete the old me because i was still the leader of a 3s team. The few of us on the PTR got a Makai up and running, i missed my tag and Gchat.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Personally, i think it should be like that 100% of the time. it makes sense damn it!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I have some good news, and some bad news. First, the bad news. Unfortunately we won't be able to do the Aspect of the Viper change I discussed yesterday (passive instead of requiring you to attack the target) at this time because of technical limitations and its potential to shake up our current balance goals. However, we will evaluate it as an option for a future patch.
Now, the good news.
- Aimed Shot - This shot will now be instant cast, its damage/effect/cooldown will remain unchanged.
- Scatter shot - This will now be an 11-point Survival talent.
- Readiness - This will now be the 21-point Marksmanship talent.
- Trap Mastery - This will now be the 41-point Survival talent. Granted, not very sexy for a 41-pointer but we'll do some changes there in a future patch (after WOLK ships).
These changes will be live in an upcoming beta build."
Not sure how i feel about the readiness change. Don't get me wrong i adore readiness on the PTR, but i've never specced into it, i always take scatter. But what that means is you can go 50/21/0 and get 2x bestial wrath. Trap mastery is a joke, we need something thats not a waste of a point. I think a ranged snare is in order, something. I am very excited for aimed shot though, granted i won't have it until lvl 71.
Monday, September 22, 2008
And Finally! Finally! my own brewfest ram!
I've wanted one since i started playing and tonight it dropped! Got the Dire brew mug too, just saved myself 41 badges.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
wanna see something cool?
sitting in TB waiting for some people to hop on when i saw "LFM Hjal" i sent a tell and got an invite.
ran to the trainer and respecced for hunting party then away i went.
overall damage on trash+ the first two bosses
Eat your heart out BM and MM
Keep in mind 5 of those people are ret pallys, followed by mages and warlocks and one boomkin. Followed by the lone SV hunter :)
Monday, September 15, 2008
I'll break down my feelings on some of the new stuff when I'm not half asleep.
I went 0/10/51 and couldn't be happier. I was going to take Rilgons advice and use the training dummies in org, but they were occupied. So i went to QD and went to town on the dummies there. My wolf, Bandet, finally hit 70 and I'm having a blast with him thanks to his new talent tree.
ugh, i need sleep.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
And there is HKM taking a dirt nap. 3rd in Damage (again) behind a BM hunter and a lock.
i missed a screenshot of myself and someone else Huntanking kiggler. Maybe next week. ZA tomorrow and Kara on Tues.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Trackhoof of Survival hunters anon. is hanging up his ammo pouch and retiring to mulgore.
In his farewell story he spoke of handing down his gun to a younger hunter, an Orc. In my own mind i imagine this to be me, and my proof lies in what i received tonight. Here sitting in my grasp lies the weapon i've dreamed of since i started, I took tracks message as an omen of things to come (i swear i'm not nuts) but it finally dropped.
another thing, eagle boss down! 2nd time in ZA and we made the first chest and downed the eagle boss. we had a bunch of connection problems and the offtank and healer we were borrowing from another guild never showed. so we ended without the lynx going down. we're going back sunday, everyone pray trollbane drops when we down the eagle boss.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
nightbane went down, we cheered "more!" so onto netherspite we went! after a wipe one of the priests said he had to go and could try one more time, to that i shouted "screw this! to ZA!". Jastel (beloved guild vending machine and portal delivery system) ported us to SMC and off to the ghostlands we flew, we picked up an extra tank from our sister(?) guild corsair. We didn't make the timed event because we needed to take time to explain the pulls and the boss, but we dropped Nalorakk on our first shot and we have the bag to prove it.
SV monitor feels a bit low in that one shot, i know for a fact i was proccing 246.
one more thing, i love Torment of the worgen, because it's just plain nifty
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
So here i am with 1707 rating, i hope we can keep going this week and i can get my S4 pants soon. Went mad in EotS for marks (topping the damage meter as i went) and AV so i could get marks for "for great honor". So now i sit with new Boots and a brand spankin new Helm. Got the +12 agil meta and a new shifting nightseye in the helm and +12 agil to the boots. Here's a pic, enjoy the sexy
Now sitting on 753 agil and 38% crit in PvP gear, and 808 unbuffed in PvE.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I'd like the thank Chagutter from the Guild Dark Oblivion
Gruul himself. I got the addon from Trackhoof, it's call SV monitor
you can get it here
The damage report after the fight and the DPS report
Big thanks to Tragorn from my server for the screenshot, i was out in the barrens leveling my fishing and my cooking (had some time to kill and it needed to be done)
Thats Bandet (small tribute to the survival hunter PvP vids i love) he's my farming buddy for when i need mats for raids.
"I went to Kara and all i got was shards"
granted the void crystal i got was shattered and helped enchant my merciless chest with +6 to all stats, so I'm still happy.
I. Love. Druid. Tanks. There i said it. I LOVE leader of the pack (47.87% crit! take that master tactician!)
I recorded the moroes fight! I'm not 100% happy with the footage (i pulled aggro a few times becuase of lag spikes from Wegame being up) but i think I'll edit it anyway, maybe I'll throw together a small PvP vid, not sure yet. I'm tempted to make a mess of videos but BRK has covered just about everything.
A word on who gets what for drops:
A friend of mine (ex guildie, too cool to be shunned) was complaining to me about drops in kara that night (preaching to the choir eh?) he's a priest who wants to go shadow but lacks the spell damage for it, but everytime something drops for his shadow offspec he gets told "it's not your main spec so we're going to D/E it"
it should ALWAYS go main spec, off spec, shard. Then they turn around and tell him his dps is too low in shadow (so he can get gear for shadow) and that he can't come to kara. He left the guild for THAT? He left for more PvP and more PvE content, i rarely PvP alone and always have guildies in tow, i also live in battlegrounds when I'm not out farming engineering mats/ leveling my wolf. The Makai Tribe (one year old as of yesterday! whooo!) has kara on farm (dropped prince our 2nd week /furious Epeen stroke) and we're moving on soon. 90% of the drops we get from kara are resto shammy gear, so if you're kara ready and on another server then the Makai Tribe wants you! drop me an Email at Easilyamused331@hotmail.com if you're interested
Friday, August 1, 2008
Everything went swimmingly, well other than the epic wipe. Mokushi (beloved GM) disconnects during some trash pulls on the way to maiden. Molag (Big white tiger belonging to beloved GM Mokushi) decides to pull the next group of mobs, without Mokus permission (or being online for that matter). brief synopsis? you got it:
"Moku, where is molag going?"
"what do you mean, I'm still logging back in"
"no, he just ran off"
"OH GOOD GOD! RUN!"
::center group of elites comes, followed by patrol, followed by another group::
Well, we did run into another problem a little down the line, during the Moroes fight i had to trap everyones pal Baron Rafe Dreuger ( the ret pally) this of course is never a problem. Today it was, he broke 4 count'em FOUR traps in a row. I'd trap and he'd break out after five seconds and I would then kite, slow, then trap again, only to have him break out once more. Someone else sees this and lays a trap, only to have the B@stard break that as well. one more trap from me and again it breaks, thankfully the baron was next on the kill list and the tank picked him up.
Has anyone ever ran into this? I'm scouring wowwiki and anywhere else i can look but I'm turning up nothing. Hell, it even makes the sound like he hit a PvP trinket to get out.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed for WSR or legacy next week.
Oh, side note. my 3s team is up to 1575 (yay new Bracers)
We're working on getting to 1700 for boots and brutal helms (hate to lose the goggles but an upgrades an upgrade), but a burst team can only carry so far. Our current setup seems to be working until we hit double healer teams. Also, we keep losing every time we hit blades edge arena, we kick ass in nagrand and the ruins but the fact that BE is nothing but LOS. Team build is as follows:
SL/SL warlock (over 400 resil, and 13k unbuffed health)
unconventional? you bet. Working? eh...not going to get shoulders if thats what you're asking.
::sigh:: WTB resto shammy or druid for 2s
i've got a few kara survival vids in the works, we'll see what i can cook up.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The macro I used as BM is 3:2
so three steadyshots for every 2 autoshots, mana taxing as all hell.
be ready with fel mana pots and AotV, mana oil on your weapon helps alot as well.
#showtooltip Steady Shot
/cast !Auto shot
/cast [target=pettarget,exists] Kill Command
/cast Steady shot
that will fire off every kill command that comes up, so you'll never miss one and your DPS will stay consistant.
#showtooltip Steady Shot
/console Sound_EnableSFX 0
/castrandom [target=pettarget, exists] Kill Command
/cast !Auto shot
/cast Steady shot
/console Sound_EnableSFX 1
thats the one if you hate the "i can't do that yet" comment.
As survival i keep with a straight 1:1 macro. thats one steadyshot for each autoshot.
#showtooltip Steady Shot
/castsequence reset=3 !Auto Shot, Steady Shot
/castrandom [target=pettarget, exists] Kill Command
I only use it for the kill command, and i weave autoshots and multi (when there is no CC, since we're not huntards right? i sure hope so.)
Now, keep in mind you should use 3:2 if your weapon is 3.8 or slower, for maximum effect.
hopefully this helps you out (you know who you are)
here's a few more since i just remembered them.
Raptor clip: my lifeblood, my first instinct, the bane of melee classes
/cast Raptor Strike(Rank 9)
/cast Wing Clip(Rank 3)
the raptor stike can be on CD but the wing clip is 100% spamable still, so savage strikes + raptor clip= 1k crits plus slowing. fantastic for the "joust" when you need to get away.
and the pullshot macro, i in no way claim this as my own, i got it from BRK
/cast Distracting Shot(Rank 7)
hit it once and let the mob come to you. guaranteed to not break a trap and prevent "lrn2trap huntard" comments.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Now i'm not putting all my eggs in one basket for these talents to go live, but i can dream right?
The first incarnation on my build went as such, kinda ho hum
But after seeing this video my thinking changed.
So i altered the build a little bit to this
I have a feeling i'll like it a bit more.
I get alot of folks who inspect me wondering why i took scatter over master tactician and readiness, it's a matter of personal preference when it all boils down. Scatter for me makes trapping/ interupting caster mobs (and healers in pvp) that much simpler. Sure i could just pop readiness and get another wyvern sting off, but thats a 5 minute cooldown i just lost that could have been used for something better. Though i will be taking readiness in WotLK (see above) it's just not for me at the moment.
We lost a few people to other guilds, drama ensued, but we came back stronger than ever. In one fell swoop we lost our main tank AND main healer after the main tank went MIA for 2 weeks then said "we don't do enough heroics" and left. cue main healer to say "we don't do enough heroics" and leave as well (hard to do them without a heroic ready tank, ya know?)
Following that we (the officers) scrambled to find replacements and get them geared for whatever we could throw at them. In doing so we've gotten more readily available tanks and heals, the guild is quite happy and we're kicking ass and taking names through kara every week now.
I'm still praying for wolfslayer every thursday, i hope my prayer gets answered soon.
Well future readers this is the first post of many to come.
I suppose i can start off by introducing myself. I am Kordwar of the Makai Tribe, an Orc and full time survival hunter. We're on Ravenholdt U.S server (horde side) and will be celebrating our first year anniversary this august. I'm second in command and the guy to go to when Mokushi (our beloved GM) finally snaps, raids the Gbank and jumps server. The Makai is steadily progressing through kara and downed prince our 2nd time in. After we get our main crew kara gear we'll be starting 25 man content and ZA soon enough.
I am a recent convert to the School of survival, i joined Survival Hunters Anonymous and followed the 12 steps. saw the light and converted from being a long time beast mastery hunter (still of firm follower of BRK though, read the blog everyday).
For those wondering, the blog title comes from an outburst on my guilds vent server, while dueling someone on his warrior i proceeded to chain trap, scattershot and wyvern sting him into oblivion. (i lost BTW, autoshot broke a freeze trap and he intercepted, then began to beat me senseless with his Skillherald.)