Sunday, November 30, 2008

Something is very very wrong

Ran heroic Utgarde Keep and Pinnacle today. Neither the bow nor the belt dropped. The other DPS were a Affliction Lock and a Shadow Priest - both were better geared than I, but we managed to leap frog around each other for the most part (Volley tends to be my saving grace in the long run).

What I didn't like was the fact that I had to mana up after every two pulls, while the other four mana-users in the party rarely drank. I would be at near empty while everyone else would have 3/4 blue underneath their names. I was drinking while they were pulling, and that definitely did not help my overall damage. I tried my damnest to keep out of Viper while actually fighting, but it was tough.

MM is not mana efficient in the slightest, and Viper is not the solution.


Rilgon Arcsinh said...

Basically nowadays, I try to be in Viper if I'm not in combat period. Like as soon as a mob dies and we're running to the next pull, I hit Viper and hit DHawk as soon as we start the next pull. *shrug*

Nassira said...

I have the same issue, even when doing what Rilgon suggests, which has been my latest habit. I go through stacks of water so quickly, and my damage suffers because I'm always left behind. BUT if I'm able to keep up with the 80s in my group (I just hit 78) in a lvl 80 instance by aspect-dancing, I suppose that's our new system - otherwise our damage would be suffering a lot more (if it weren't working as intended). Too bad it's just an ANNOYING new system...and expensive, too.

Neggles said...

Indeed, that was my method. I just greatly, dislike it. I want a mod that will tell me in big bright letters across the screen that AotV is on, so I don't forget, which I have a tendency to - aspect dancing is too novel of a concept to become habit yet >.<

Rilgon Arcsinh said...

I want a mod that will tell me in big bright letters across the screen that AotV is on

AutoAspect. Get it. Love it.

Neggles said...

I like that it doesn't do the switching for you, but it's damn close. I fear that using that mod will get me too dependent on it.

It's a good mod, and I'll definitely use it, but I do encourage managing aspects on one's own skill as well :).