I'm a dedicated WoW player who play several alts, but I focus mainly on my Warlock. Since I have a lot of characters, on this site it's easiest that I'm simply known as Saga.
I'm a raider, guild officer and altoholic who loves chasing after new mounts and pets.
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Monthly Archives: April 2012
We received more entries than we could ever have imagined, and we’re busy going through them all to find a winner. This is proving incredibly difficult! In the meanwhile, we wanted to share the entries with everyone, because they’re just too awesome for us to keep to ourselves.
So, for now, enjoy looking at all these horrible Warlock outfits! We will go back to trying to find a winner, and will announce it as soon as we can.
You can click the images for a larger version.
Entry #1: Erinys
These outfits were sent in by Erinys over at Harpy’s Nest. She sent us three entries, but I list them as one since she only has one shot at winning. You can visit her blog to see the exact outfits with links to the items and everything!
Entry #2: Navimie
Entry #3: Tome of the Ancient
This entry was sent to us by Tome of the Ancient. The Warlock sporting the outfit looks frighteningly much like our very own Démonique, but we’ve decided that this is nothing but pure coincidence. Because Démonique would not be caught dead in such an outfit! As usual, visit the site for links to the items!
Entry #4: Narci
Narci over at Flavor Text sent us this… lovely… entry. That’s one unhappy dwarf…
Entry #5: Cynwise
The following entry was sent to us by Cynwise over at Cynwise’s Warcraft Manual. That is one creepy looking Warlock…
Entry #6: Kamalia
Entry #7: Euphyley
This entry was sent to us by Euphyley over at WoW Rare Spawns. Is it just me, or does the undead male sporting the outfit just bring the whole thing home?
Entry #8: Effraeti
As I got ready to logon to my Paladin today I noticed a funny little visual bug that I hadn’t seen before. Take a good look at this picture. Do you see what I’m talking about?
Let’s take a closer look. Check those arms out! She looks like Popeye, with massive forearms! Maybe it’s just a sign that I’m old and silly – but for some reason I found this hilarious.
I’ve been running Looking For Raid on a few of my alts in the hopes of picking up some gear upgrades. (Interesting fact: since the start of LFR my Paladin has won exactly one item…) There are some things that this has taught me, and on this Friday I wanted to share them with you.
1. It’s apparently okay for people to stay in the Black Blood phase on Morchok even if they don’t have a cooldown to help them survive. Seems healers should just heal them through it. And if they die (I tend to refuse to heal people who do this), there’s always battle res!
2. It’s possible for 17 DPS to be unable to kill a single ooze on the Yor’sahj encounter. (Obviously the dps requirement is too high!) However, you can still kill the boss. As long as one ooze wasn’t purple and the healers, unaccustomed to dealing with this debuff, blow up the whole raid.
3. Using Mass Dispel to get rid of the debuff on Zon’ozz is a waste of mana if you’re a Priest. It’s better to let the other healers single target remove them.
4. On Hagara’s trash it’s nice and chilly tanking in the blizzard. Why move out when you can just have the healers spam heal the tanks and melee dps?
5. It’s by design that at least three people should die to Hagara’s Ice Wave every time.
6. The odds are that nine times out of ten one of the tanks on Ultraxion doesn’t know what to do about Fading Light and will repeatedly die. But no worries, just use the five combat resurrections on the failing tank!
7. There’s always at least one person who doesn’t move out of the Nuclear Blast on Spine of Deathwing. You don’t die (only close to it) and that’s what the healers are there for, right?
8. Being AFK for an entire fight is completely okay because surely no one will notice anyway.
9. It’s totally okay to roll need on items that you already have to then disenchant them instead of letting people who could actually use them have them. Your shards are definitely more important than other people’s gear upgrades.
10. Pressing the Will during Hour of Twilight on Ultraxion is a dps loss. Half the group should just dps through it and hope that the healers continue to heal! (Don’t mind if I let you die… you took that extra damage on purpose!)
Which important lessons / strategy changes has LFR taught you?
Edit: I felt I should just clarify, in case it wasn’t clear, that these strategies mentioned obviously are wrong. Sadly they do work in LFR due to the fact that it’s an easier content. I’m just not someone who believes that you should ignore a mechanic in a fight simply because you can. While it might make the fight easier for you, it often makes the fight more difficult for your healers because they have to make up for the extra damage everyone is taking by ignoring said mechanics. And yes, I play LFR mainly on healers, hence the strong healer bias in the post!
Day Twelve: Inspiring Imagery
Show us something that inspires you within World of Warcraft. This can be a character, a person, scenery that leaves you in aw, or whatever it is that strikes a cord in you. The inspiration it creates can be anything as well: Has this character inspired you to roll a certain class? Does a certain zone make you long to write a story about your character adventuring through that particular area?
Truth be told, almost everything in WoW inspires me in some way or other. My Warlock in herself inspires me to imagine her story, despite me not being a roleplayer. The beautiful scenery gives me ideas for stories or backgrounds for my characters. Or just inspiration in general. There is so many beautiful areas in WoW, I don’t think it’d be possible to show them all.
I feel inspired to draw my characters whenever a new piece of their story comes to me, but sadly I never get around to it. (I am also not good at drawing, which may also contribute!)
There was a certain part of the world where I always imagined one of my characters walking down the road. It was an eerie and beautiful part of the forest right where Felwood turns into Ashenvale. Sadly it was removed in Cataclysm and can no longer be found, and other than a video (with poor quality) where I use it briefly, I couldn’t find a screenshot of it.
So instead, I will share with you an image of Thunder Bluff at night that I took while leveling my first Tauren in ages. It inspires me because of its serenity and beauty, and reminds me of the spirituality of the Tauren.
What inspires you in WoW?
The weekend is nearly at an end (they always seem too short, don’t they?), and I thought I’d share a few more screenshots from my leveling. Some of them are of the same areas, I just can’t help myself – I love Howling Fjord with its northern lights.
I hope everyone’s had a lovely weekend!
Time passes by a lot quicker than I’d like to admit, and I actually missed my two year anniversary yesterday because I had lost track of the date. (I seriously thought today was the 11th until I realised that, oops, it wasn’t!) So, yes… I’ve now had this blog for a full two years, and it’s been a lot of fun!
I’ve not been writing as actively as I’ve wanted to this past year, but I hope that it will change. The post that have had the most views out of all of my posts ever is of course my Destruction Warlock Guide. The post with the most views this past year was the one following the announcement of male/female counterparts of the Warlock pets.
So, what do we do to celebrate this two year anniversary? A CONTEST!
Spellbound’s Worst Warlock Outfit Contest
Warlocks are evil creatures who dabble with the fel magics that most other people stay away from. Obviously this means we have a certain… image.. to uphold. It’s why our tier sets have huge spikes and skulls, and other awesome looking things. A Warlock should look good.
So let’s turn it around. Let’s find the worst possible Warlock outfit available in the game. Something that would make other Warlocks shun you and not let you near them. Something that would make your demon take one look at you and return back to the Twisting Nether laughing all the way.
Link us a screenshot of the outfit (from in-game footage or ModelViewer type things) in the comment section, and we will crown a winner.
Rules: Anyone can join in the fun. The outfit doesn’t have to be possible to transmogrify – use your imagination! – but it has to be things that a Warlock can actually wear/use (ie. cloth/daggers etc.)
Submission Date: The cut-off date for submissions will be 25 April, and winners will be announced by the following weekend.
Prizes: The winner will receive a companion pet from the Blizzard store of their own choosing. The runner-up will get to be a guest appearance in a Curse of Fail comic.
I realise that my comics aren’t as well made or fun as others out there, but I enjoy making them and thought it might make for a fun bonus prize.
In other news, my good friend and guild master in my Horde Guild has decided to join me here on Spellbound to contribute with some writing. She’s a Priest first and foremost, and an avid Beta tester so you will probably hear a lot about the Beta from her. Due to this the site will undergo a few small changes in the next few days when I change things around a little to make space for Kimzowy. Perhaps she will write a small introductory post for you as well. (I guess this means less whining about guild things, now that the guild master is on the site!)
To Another Year
It’s my hope to continue writing on Spellbound for as long as I continue to play WoW, and I hope that you will all bear with me. If you want to contribute anything today, other than to the contest – feel free to suggest topics to write about, or something you’d like to see me write about or discuss.
I wish you all a good weekend (since it’s nearly here, one more day… one more day…) and hope to see many entries into the contest!
Today Blizzard started wave four of the Beta Invites going out to the Annual Pass holders. A wave of 250 000 invites, of which I finally got one. I have to say that Blizzard are acting fairly fast after all, since they now have over half a million people with Beta access.
This of course means that the Beta servers are quite busy. I tried logging in today to have a look and you can’t really do anything since there’s too many people. The reason Blizzard are inviting so many people at once I suppose is because some won’t even care enough about the Beta to logon, some will play a Pandaren Monk for a few levels and never login again.. and the rest of us will wait until they’re all gone and have a pleasant Beta testing time.
I’ve made myself a Pandaren Monk named Rhauralie, but I won’t get to play her until the servers calm down a bit. Character copying doesn’t seem to be working at the moment, once it does I will transfer over the classes I play the most, though obviously Warlock is the one I want to test out the most.
I will be writing more about the Beta and especially Pandaren and Warlocks later on. In the future all posts about the Beta will have a [Beta] tag in front of it. So if someone wants no spoilers at all, they can steer clear of them. (I generally don’t discuss lore or quests though, but I can understand if some people don’t want to know anything about what’s coming and so I will respect that and put the tag on my Beta posts.)
In the meantime, I wish everyone a Happy Easter/Noblegarden.