Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pre WotLK Patch

Patch 2.4.3

So, with the new patch, comes the new talent builds and I am again faced with a choice for my shaman. Now that they have a lot more fun stuff in the Enhancement tree, I'm really tempted to go down that tree again. What to do, what to do...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Isolte's getting married!

Patch 2.4.3

It's been a crazy while since I've last written an update because I've been planning my real-life wedding! Last thing I mentioned was that I respec'd Isolte restoration and then I disappeared! Well, WoW was put on hold for a little while for me too. I was kinda sad to remember that Brewfest has started the week of my wedding since I won't be able to do all the dailys that I possibly can, but, hey.. it IS my wedding, something that happens ONCE in a lifetime, you know?! Brewfest will be back next year I'm sure!

So, the Big Day is this Friday, September 26, 2008, and I am marrying the love of my life, my partner in crime, and my favorite WoW buddy, Vixey. Lol. I'm planning on making a machinima music video starring Isolte and Vixey to the song, "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry. Yeah, Christopher plays a female character in WoW, but I'm over it. =) As long as he changes her hairstyle when WotLK comes out, I'll be vury much mur happy! =)

You'll hear more from me after the life festivities are over and WoW comes back into my life again. So... 'til next time!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Restoration Hardware

Patch 2.4.3

Okay, I chose the healing way. Now my shammy is resto with +900 Heals, lol. Oh well, I'll get the gear in time. I ran a non-heroic Botanica tonight and did some off healing with my fiance and friends and I think it went very well. =) Not only was it fun but I did 72% of the all heals =). Anyway.. maybe I'll like this a li'l more than I anticipated.

Monday, August 18, 2008

To Respec or Not to Respec...

Patch 2.4.3

That is actually not the question.. lol. I ran some AVs tonight with my fiance, his cousins, and our friend but I didn't respec. I figure: I'll farm the honor and marks while still enhancement spec'ed and just grab the PvP gear for the spec I'll choose when I decide to do it. But I'm still feeling iffy about what to choose..

Resto or Elemental... That is the question.

I have a feeling that Chris' cousin's want me to spec elemental, but I'm not exactly sure what their reasons are. I'm wondering if they want to see how I fare as elemental compared to another eleshammy they know. =/ And I'm only leaning a little more toward resto simply because I've seen how survivable they are in PvP. Maybe I'll just ask them tomorrow why they want me to be elemental. Maybe they know something I don't.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

PvP and BGs

Patch 2.4.3

My main character is a lvl 70 Enhancement spec'ed Draenei Shaman (16/45/0), and I have to say it's THE worst spec for PvP unless you like dying a lot. I keep hearing about the days when the enhancement shammy ruled with killer melee crit nonsense, but the addition of Resilience to PvP gear killed us.

So, everyone's been telling me to respec' restoration or elemental. I'm contemplating respec'ing rseto only because I have a very basic nub healing set. If shaman talent trees weren't so gear dependent, I wouldn't have such a problem respec'ing, but since I decided to level a hybrid class I guess I have to deal with it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Patch 2.4.3

Blizzard just recently announced a little incentive for players to recruit new ones, and I am lovin' the rewards. The bonuses include one month of free game play, an exclusive in-game mount, triple experience bonus for you and your friend when you play together, and a special "Summon Friend" ability.

The mount is the reward I want the most, and my fiancĂ© has known how badly I've wanted it even before Blizzard announced this friend incentive. The mount is a Zhevra which is pretty much a zebra unicorn. Ever since the first time I saw one when I wandered into the Barrens, I said, "Awe, I wish the Zhevra was a mount, or at least a tameable pet so I could have one on my hunter." And now that I can  have one, my fiancĂ© and I have purchased a third WoW account.

The plan is to level up a couple characters for the duration of the three months' triple XP bonus (or maybe a little longer) while our accounts are linked, and then transfer them over to his main account. That way, I'll have my Zhrevra mount, we'll have a few new toons to play, and everyone's happy! Thanks, Blizzard!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hi. My name is Isolte, and I'm a WoWaholic.

Patch 2.4.3

It all started in September 2004 when my friends told me about this new game coming out, The World of Warcraft. One of my friends was a Beta tester and he showed off some of the cool things he could do in the game. I was very impressed with the graphics since the last MMO I was sucked into was the isometric oh-so-awesome-3D world of Ultima Online! I was skeptical though, since I wasn't even sure I had a computer that met the game's hardware requirements. But my friends assured me that my iBook was up to par. So, in November, a few days after the game's release, I purchased my copy of World of Warcraft.

The little guide that came with the game was a little too thick for my liking, so I did what every person excited about a new game would do: I installed the game and started playing right away. =) I only played a few hours every night, so by the time I was a level 24, most of my friends were in the 40s. I ended up taking a couple long breaks from the World of Warcraft for real life stuff, and I'd play off and on, but eventually I came back for good when The Burning Crusade was released in November 2006.