Today was supposed to be my next installment of DK101. What had happened was that the jpg’s that I made on MS Paint got deleted due to an emergency reformat due to some odd virus trouble.
During the ordeal, I had found out that my DVD Drive cannot read CDs, even though it can read DVD’s just fine. That made installation quite cumbersome, and as a result, the computer is going to be in the shop for a small amount of time. This means no formal DK help post for today, which is very terrible of me.
On the other hand, Wimzig is doing quite fine, so today, I’m giving him some attention.
Wimzig is chugging along happily at 75. While he’s been getting very little attention as of late, he’s still a part of my WoW routine: Jewelcrafting Daily, daily inscription research, and checking LFG for any quick dungeon runs. With a combination of the hunter BoA PvP shoulders (+AP and +10% experience) and pereptually maxed rested experience, he’s getting a lot of experience with relatively little activity.
Right now, he has a 16/50/0 Frost DPS spec, putting points into blood for Two-Handed Weapon Specialization, Dark Conviction, and Bladed Armor. Even though most of the Frost talents taken in this spec is mostly DPS, the 5 points in Toughness (and spare tanking offset gear) allows him to tank pugs should the need arise.
As a result of this spec, Wimzig is capable of plowing through quests with very little downtime, thanks to a mix of mitigation, Blood Presence, and Death Strike crits. He can do a lot of damage in PuGs, regularly cracking 1.1k DPS in quest blues and greens.
And I can’t stress enough how critty Frost DPS is. It just feels so good watching both yellow and white numbers explode in your face in quadruple digits. Sure, Unholy has the pet and AoE, and Blood has ridiculous uptime, but Frost Death Knights, much like their Mage cousins, are ridiculously bursty.
As I post this, Wimzig is LFG for the Amphitheatre quest, in hopes of obtaining that ridiculously awesome Axe.
What do I Now?
As previously mentioned, I will be without WoW for an undetermined amount of time. I’ll take part in my regularly scheduled raid tonight and tomorrow, but starting this weekend, the gaming machine (by relative standards) will be brought into Future Shop before its warranty expires.
That means that I’ll be focusing more on the blog, as well as other computer-related things. Maybe I’ll look into finishing that NaNo that I failed ridiculously on, or get back into my fanfiction. I haven’t decided yet, but whatever happens, expect to see a bit more from me in here, rather than in-game.
Which is a pity, since my 1-year WoW-iversary is coming up real soon, in a few weeks when reading week/spring break comes.
Maybe this year, I can actually have a real Spring Break! We’ll see, I guess.