Resto Druid Mage Tower Complete!!

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The best things often happen unplanned. This morning, I logged on just for fun and decided to give the Mage Tower a go over my morning coffee.

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I made it to the last stage which wasn’t too bad but at some point I realised, this was going to happen! We were alive…and we were killing him!! I will not lie – my hands started shaking a bit, but it was a good clean finish. All those attempts and practice paid off!!

Here’s a closer look at this beauty!

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Despite the frustrations that came with this challenge, I’m happy I managed to get it completed. And it’s because of those frustrations that it feels like something well-earned. I never did have a Benediction equivalent for my druid (closest was the swift flight form quest line?) – and now it feels kinda close.

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I tip my hat to Blizzard for making challenging solo content for us playing who still like the mountain climb but don’t raid Mythics or whatnot anymore. It was fun, it was hard and it was a great feeling when I finally reached the top of the mountain!

If you’re working on the Mage Tower challenge, fear not – don’t be discouraged by the sheer number of attempts. Mine took way more than 40 and that’s all I can say because I frankly lost count. I’ve updated my guide to include tips from my recent success as well as extra resources so check it out here!

Until then happy healing!

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Mage Tower Notes: Resto Druid Style

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So I finally got interested in the Mage Tower in the last two months. I know I know…late to the party. But in my defence, I didn’t even know about it until then. When I heard the appearances were going away, the resto druid one was the only one I was super excited. (Yes I already got the Discipline one but I wasn’t even excited about it. The whole thing was very meh).

If you’ve been following my rants on twitter, then you know that I have yet to be successful this time around. But I did make progress and make it consistently to the last two phases! There’s hope.

Regardless, I decided to write down my notes and thoughts for next time’s attempts and will update when I do actually finish the challenge. 🙂 And yes, I am considering maining a druid for BfA – but that’s a different post.

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The Sixth Screenshot….

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Glow of Glow’s Branches kindly tagged me (egads….five days ago now) for the Sixes meme that’s been going around! The game is simple:

– Go to your images folder
– Go to the sixth subfolder
– Publish the sixth image
– Pass it on to six fellow bloggers

I will admit that my images are anything but all neatly in one folder. So I resorted to looking at my WoW screenshot folder….except there were two of those. Ah, the disorganised life of Mely. Unable to pick between them, I will be posting the sixth image from each of these folders.

In the older screenshots folder, I came up with:

A random run in heroic Nexus – but look – I’m a tree! Good times good times! *sniff*

Healing Perspectives: Morchok

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Today I finally ventured into Dragon Soul….just to say hi. I couldn’t help but notice how different the experience was from my first foray into Firelands. I enjoyed these fights a whole lot more! There wasn’t an insane amount of trash to be had, the first boss took a few attempts but was relatively painless, as was the following one. The mechanics were interesting and didn’t give me the impression they were designed by a complete sadist. So far, so good.

Speaking of downing bosses, let’s talk about Morchok….Father of Ozruk! Well, not really….or maybe? They do look alike! Here’s how to take him from the perspective of a healer. For clarity, this post is about dealing with Morchok on 10 man normal mode.

Druid Class Feedback: My Two Cents

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Recently, Blizzard took a keen interest in class feedback on the forums. They stated that much of this feedback is intended not only for 4.3 but also for the long run. While I don’t anticipate I’ll become a tree again, come next patch, I think its fantastic they’re taking such an interest in what we as players think about our class this expansion. It’s also a great opportunity for me to take a good look at what I love/ dislike about healing as a druid in Cataclysm.

Melyanna, Wyrmrest Accord (Restoration)

What type of content do you focus on? [PvE/PvP/Both]
PvE

If PvE, what type of PvE? [Heroics/Raids/Other]
Mostly 10-man Raids (normal modes)

If PvP, what type of PvP? [Arenas, BGs, Rated BGs]
N/A

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Patch 4.3: Druid Tier 13

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So here I was all excited about transmogrification and this morning, I woke up to see the awesomeness that will be Tier 13. First things first – we have a ROBE. Thank Elune! Looking at this tier, I have to say that I’m truly excited for it. There’s an incredible amount of detail and thought that’s gone into its design, and I applaud the artists for their fantastic work. There’s some great interplay going on between the electric blue and the more natural green, rounded with the really unique, vine-like shoulders. I couldn’t help but notice that we’d be back in WWE land as far as the belt goes but hey, I think it all comes together so well that I don’t really mind this. Perhaps my transmogrification will have to wait a tiny bit afterall!