Thursday, December 20, 2007

My Name is Ashuna and I suck at Arena

I figured the support group introduction would be appropriate.

The title pretty much says it all. I'm good in BG's, I don't die terribly often and I'm good at keeping others alive.

So first a rundown of some pertinent facts.

I am on a 3v3 team.

I have like 50 resil, but it doesn't really matter because our ranking is so low that our opponents have sucktastic resil as well.

I have a tad over 1700 healing and a bit under 700 damage unbuffed.

With that said, I am lost as far as how to be competitive in the arena. I lack any HoT, Instant cast heal, or shield.

My 41 point talent (Earthshield) is gone almost the second I put it up. Usually I try not to start the fight with it up so as not to give up my spec right off the bat. I cast soon after combat has commenced in the hopes that a dispeller will miss it.

So what I need to figure out is, aside from more resil gear. What should I be doing?

What classes have good synergy with Resto Shammy's in 3v3. What tactics should I be employing?

For totems I usually rock Grounding for casters, Earthbind or Tremor to slow people down or mitigate CC, Magma totem for AoE and to break invis opponents, and mana spring/mana tide. (mana spring first to see how fast it gets nuked. If it stays for a couple of seconds I usually drop tide.)

I also drop Heroism fairly early on.

If I get jumped by say a rogue, what is the best way to stay alive/keep teammates alive?

Even if you aren't a resto shammy yourself, have you faced any in arena that were effective? If so, how?

In reality I'm in the "welfare epic" category. The current plan is to farm arena to get the healing chest and then from there gain the points to put together an Enhancement set.

Kara + Badges suck for Enhancement shaman. (And Ret paladins while we're at it)

All the mail gear is for hunters. AGIL / INT /AP. Nothing that is STR/CRIT/AP / INT. It really kind of sucks when you look at it. I don't know why they did it that way. I'm getting off topic here.

So, My name is Ashuna and I suck at Arena....

Admitting you have a problem is the first step in getting help right?

I need Meg from OOM to read this, she seems to have loads of teh knowledge about this stuff.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Aran sucks

I haven't posted much because not too much has been going on.

We're through Curator pretty easily and are working on Aran. He sucks, actually, it isn't so much him as it is us.

We're working on the strat and such but there are a lot of moving pieces. We'll get it, it just takes some time.

Things I think we need.

1 - everyone to have a firm grasp on what to do and when to do it.

2 - A third dedicated healer

- we have 2 locks so when we get to the elementals they can be banished. The trick is to remember to get the banish off and continue paying attention to all the other crap thats going on.

We'll get it, it just takes some time.

Other notes -

A new graphic is incoming - I don't look like that anymore.

Also I plan on posting a pic of my updated paper doll. Yeah there's a link to my armory, but this is more fun.