After seeing a small hint about WoWMatrix on BRK's blog recently, I had to check it out. Holy god of all sox, it rox, especially around Patch Days.
Here's what it does:
EVERYTHING YOU COULD DREAM OF!
Okay, what it really does is load a database of all the AddOns you have installed, then checks to see if there are any updates, and then download's the new versions automatically (after you tell it to). Now, I used to use WoWAceUpdater but it only updated Ace2 AddOns that I had, but WoWMatrix updates them all, and has a database of 1,500+ addons that you can install manually without having to go to Curse or WoWUI.
It is just simply fantabulous and I love it, and I'm happy, and it's amazing.
So, hopefully, you'll try it out and have it's fantasticalness shine over you.
You've been Hathorned
P.S. All AddOns have been scanned for Virus' and my personal Virus/Spyware scanner said the program was completely clean.
P.P.S For all of you who use Vista (me), it even has support for it too.
Well, I posted the other day that Lurker went down, and that we were going to kill VR the next night. That, eh, that didn't go so well. VR trash is a b!tch. We started at 8:30, and by our raid cutoff time at 11:30, we had one more trash group to clear and never actually got to see Void Reaver himself.
Happy Easter everyone, may all your eggs have Elegant Dresses in them.
So, as the 8 people who read my blog know, I'm leveling my Warlolok to 70. (Yes, I have an obsession with "lol" in names, Ferlol, Warlolok, Ferlol, Lolcoil, Cyclol, Kittylol, and so on...) During this time (58 now) I have observed a couple of faults with the Warlock as a class and some things that need to be done to make them less underpowered (as they are right now and I will debate this) and more balanced.
Improved Health Funnel - Health Funnel is already good as it is, Imp. Health Funnel is in my book, a waste of talent points for any spec, even Demonology. I would like to see a change similar to Improved Mend Pet where over the 10 second duration of the spell 2 Magic, Disease, or Poison debuffs are dispelled. At 3 seconds in, and 6 seconds in.
Fear - Fear is currently nerfed into oblivion, in fact, I think they nerfed it too hard. It needs to be changed to be more counteractive against melee, even if this requires a cooldown. First, I think it needs to become a Horror effect, implying that trinkets could get rid of it, but Warriors wouldn't have 50 ways of being immune to it. Secondly, (idea from a friend), it needs to have a debuff on the end similar to "Shaken" that reduces movement speed by 30% and AP by 15% for 5 seconds in order to give the Warlock some time to prepare for the next onslaught. Fear is the Warlock's only real defense against Melee and right now, it can be kicked, pummeled, and counterspelled which completely locks down their defenses.
Now that I've gotten a couple of those gripes out of the way, I want to advocate my personal position on the amazingness that Demonology is in respects to leveling. I was a HARD set Affliction Warlock. I would roll with my Imp out, dot up the mob, and either Fear or Drain Tank and Dark Pact to get all my mana back. Until a friend (same friend as above) told me that he tried Demonology in a couple of raids recently, and was stunned at the performance. This triggered me to attempt to respec to Demonology at level 54. The improvement in leveling speed was simply remarkable going 1.5 hours or so between each level. I have one Macro that I use that gets everything done:
#showtooltip /petattack [pet:voidwalker/felguard/Wild Fel Stalker] /castsequence reset=combat/target/10 Immolate, Corruption, Curse of Agony, Life Tap, Drain Life, Shoot
So, what this does is sends your pet into attack so long as the pet is a Voidwalker, Felguard, or a Wild Fel Stalker from the HKM fight. The next line makes the macro reset when you leave combat, change targets, or after 10 seconds. Then it casts those spells. It is really a dream macro and makes leveling so easy.
Anywho, I've ranted for long enough about warlocks, and someone told me this was a Druid blog, amirite?
My Grandmother has been sick for a couple of weeks, pretty much since I posted my Ferlol Druid's guide to 1v1. Today, she took a turn for the worse, and passed away at the age of 84. So, whoever reads this blog (anyone?) will know, I will be sparsely posting over the next week or two while I get everything worked out.
I just want to say a few kind words about her for the internet to see:
She was one of the best grandparents you'll ever meet. The mother of 4 boys, who all grew up during Vietnam, she raised them through hard times. If it weren't for her, I wouldn't be here today, so that I thank her for. She birthed my father, one of the smartest men I know. I feel extremely sad for my Grandfather, who is 87, and now has to live without his wife, who he's had by his side for over 50 years. I loved her. She will be missed.