Tuesday, July 29, 2008

helping out a friend, don't mind me

Giving a quick lesson on macros to a "survival student" i know

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
/script UIErrorsFrame:Clear()

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
/script UIErrorsFrame:Clear()
/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
/script UIErrorsFrame:Clear()

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


yeah yeah i know, three posts in one day. i can't help that crap keeps coming to me and i feel compelled to write it for ::cough::no one::cough:: people to read.

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.



After a long uphill struggle, we're finally in kara as a guild. We had some downtime in which we needed to recruit like madmen for tanks and healers (RP-PvP server, vast shortage of both).

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.

smell that?

Thats new blog smell.

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.)