With the changes in Cataclysm involving the removal of portal hubs in order to get people to spend more time in their factions capital cities its looking great for Mages. Its not like we’ve been completely out of business but since the introduction to portal hubs the business has definitely took a dive.
I’m not going to be going out of my way to make sure I get portals on the go and get a sole income, but it will be nice to grab a nice packet of 10-20g more often than before. Should be more likely to happen now I won’t be hanging out in Dalaran and be over in Stormwind or something.
Last night Wizzam took his first steps into ICC with 24 other players. I’ve only managed 1 ICC25 with Tynee as since then the usual raid leaders had a party to attend then I was off to i40 and then the lakes. I originally planned to do an ICC25 HC with Tynee however barely any of the 26 signed up came online during invite time so I jumped into a normal guild ICC25 with Wizzam and got really lucky. I missed out on a spell damage dagger early on however HC gunship dropped some loot I could do with. Can’t say I didn’t make the other casters cry when I rolled a 96 for Ring of Rapid Ascent then a 95 for the next item, Amulet of the Silent Eulogy. There was a Mage decked out in the Sanctified Bloodmage’s Regalia who was desperate for the ring but I’m glad it went to someone more important 😉
We went on to plough our way through the bosses and tried Rotface on Herioc but after 3 wipes gave up. We were dropping 3-4 players early on due to not moving as soon taps began and waiting for slime as well as big spray hits etc. Well we took him on normal then moved on to one hit Festergut, Professor Putricide and the Blood Prince Council before hitting a brick wall on Blood-Queen Lana’thel. People messing up on biting as usual as well as not moving with Swarm of Shadows or getting close enough for Pact of the Darkfallen. After about 5-6 wipes we called it a night at 12am. It was all going so well until then and I had hoped to better her since I had the same issue when I was here with Tynee a few weeks earlier, people failing on bites.
Anyway, it was a great night and can’t wait til next Friday to possibly get my hands on some more gear. I’m only about 33 frosts from buying my first piece of Bloodmage Regalia, Bloodmage Robe.
Got to shoot off now to walk the dog before upgrading my PC RAM and moving over to Windows 7. Laters!