Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The second half of LFR

Today on the EU, and yesterday on the US servers the second half of Mogushan Vaults came out on LFR. I queued up with 4 other people from my guild and jumped on mumble to run through it before tonights raid in the hope of some gear.

Obviously the LFR version is pretty easy, people still managed to fall down the hole in Elegon but we didn't wipe once and we had some fun while live logging...

Pulling both trash packs before Stone Guards and then me solo tanking it really helps the old dps.. ;)

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Guard bug

Currently there's a bug with guard and our Ox statue, if you have the Ox statue out and it puts a shield up on a raid member while your own Guard is up then it will remove your own Guard when it puts a shield on one of your raid members.

Also if you glyph Guard, your Ox statue won't send out any shield what so ever. Lets hope Blizzard get round to fixing this.

Current progress

We're currently 2/6 heroic, and progress is going well, it will be a slow week next week due to people being away on holiday but we'll be trying Gara'jal on heroic, with the tight enrage timer and a lot of tank damage as well as raid damage.

Currently i'm planning to reforge EVERYTHING into mastery/ stamina and see what kind of mastery rating i can reach, on the fight im planning to try and keep shuffle up as well as PB as often as possible to reduce raid damage as well as healing needed. Hopefully this will help out the healers but i'll keep you posted.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Time to get things back up to date!

Life's been pretty hectic since the lauch of MoP and a lot has gone on, so I plan to get everything back up to date and keep it updated from now on!

I will also keep you up to date with our raiding progress as a guild :)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

The countdown has started!!

WOO!! 24 hours to go!! I hope your all ready to get your monks to 90 ;)

I should be streaming me leveling to 90 so come tune in at www.twitch.tv/Messymonk

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

A spreadsheet for Brewmasters

Here's a very well made spreadsheet created by Venyasure over at Elitist Jerks so all credit goes to him but I think it'll be a handy thing to have once Mists hits and your looking to min max, it also tells you your personal best stat weights and other useful information.

BM Spreadsheet

You can find the discussion with the spreadsheet and info about it Here.

Goodbye Draginsoul!

Tonight we did our last clear of heroic DS before mists hits live and I hope I never have to step foot back into that place again...

On a brighter side after like 10 months of killing DS we finally saw a heroic vial drop!

Bring on the pandas!!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Theramore scenario

Well like others I was looking forward to the pre-mop event that was this scenario, like others once it was released on the EU servers (I was online at the time so i queued up straight away) I rushed in being ready to be amazed and looking forward to doing it on other characters...

But instead...

It was shit.

I was planning on making a video on it when it came out but well.. I've done it once and I can't face going back in there.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Twitch, twitch, twitch

Ok so only 9 days till MoP comes out and when it does I will be streaming loads as well as streaming my levelling to 90 and things I do after.

If your interested in watching me then go check out my twitch channel at http://www.twitch.tv/messymonk , Subscribing will notify you when I start streaming and it would help me out if you subbed too!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Finally some sort of change

I see this news as a good thing, first off it means blizzard can see there's a problem with Keg Smash (KS) atm and that something needed to be changed.

For those of you who didn't know the current problem is that as it stands it would require for brewmasters to reach the expertise hard cap so that KS could never miss. There's a few things they could do to change this and I think this may have solved the problem. Although it might still trigger the CD on KS which I think still means we would have to still hit the same expertise levels as before but someone will have to sim it.

As it stands though it means your only loosing (around) 1 chi when it misses because with the energy refund you can use Jab which you can get 2 chi from if you went into Power Strikes or Expel Harm in which you get 1 chi from so its not as big of a deal when you miss with it. Obviously there's the debuff to think about but once you get KS rolling the debuff is on for 30s and KS is only 8s CD so it shouldn't be an issue, obviously if you miss your first KS then you will have to wait for it to be applied.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Fellow Monkers

I recently added some other active monk blogs to the side bar on the blog, go check them out and see what their like. If anyone has their blog that they'd like to be added and keeps it active just say.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Bruuuuuwmasters

Just a little update, I plan to make a Brewmaster video/ guide with information about their play style etc general things that people can watch to get to know how the spec works or a guide to follow for when they want to play a Brewmaster.

Please leave a comment about any questions you'd like me to add or specific things you feel would be a good addition to the video.

Also if any of you have any videos you'd like me to promote give me an email or leave a comment! :)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Kung fu Pand- Erm the MoP cinematic...

A few weeks ago the cinematic for Mists was released! Personally I enjoyed it... even if the human did sharpen a stick and then put away his sword instead of just using it...Enjoy!

Monk'in about to 80

Now that MoP isn't far off i thought I'd tell you all how to RAF your monk to 80 for those of you going for server first or you just don't wanna hang about levelling from scratch.

First off you will need to RAF your main account with a second account you can make under the same battle.net account so that you can use heirlooms on both.

For all RAF related questions blizzard have an FAQ which should answer most of your questions. It can be found here.

Now to get down to the levelling, most like to multi box, i personally did this and having no previous experience soon got the hang of it. I decided to use a program called ISBoxer, it can take a little getting used to but they have a great guide as well as youtube videos which help a truck load and i was soon on my way. I didn't bother to get too advanced with it due to i was only using it this once to level two sets of characters to 80 but ill cover that later. Just give it a google and you'll find their website, other well known names for levelling two character at the same time are, Keyclone, Pwnboxer. You can also use macros to level if you wish.

Now for every 2 levels earnt you gain a grantable level and it stops at 80 so at level 80 you will have 39 grantable levels.

There are a few ways to get 79 grantable levels (you start at level 1 so 79 levels takes you to 80):
1. 2 x 80 and at least a level 2 to grant 1 level so your monk is 2 before you grant the levels
2. one level 80 and a level 41 x 2, this way you can use a normal level 1 character and get to 80
3. last is one level 80, one level 41 and two level 20's

Which ever one you wanna use will work, i personally used the first option.

I doesn't take long to level with RAF due to the experience increase and honestly i found it pretty fun multi boxing two hunters to 80, used hunters both times and it went pretty fast. If you just wanted to run dungeons levelling a tank and a healer is possible (can cause some problems) but in heirlooms the damage in dungeons isn't very high and it means you pretty much get instant queues 

What to do before you grant your levels!
If you get to 99% of the way through the level and then grant your levels you will still be 99% of the way through your level when you ding 80 which means your pretty much 81 after granting your levels which will speed everything up.

HORDE

ORC

As an Orc, get the first quest which is 40 experience. Kill enough Mottled Boars to get to 300/400 experience. Then put on a 10% item. Kill one Boar, it'll get you to 355 Experience (50 experience normally, 55 with an extra 10%). Keep the 10% item on and turn in the quest which will give you 44 experience. 399/400 Experience. 99.75%. Fraid this is the best your going to get to

UNDEAD

If you start out as an Undead, accept the first quest (you can't move until you do) then run down to the mailbox, pick up a 10% heirloom and equip it, run back, turn in the quest, get the next quest, run down the stairs and get the two reagents, turn in that quest. You will be at 99/400 experience. Take off the heirloom, kill 6 level 1 creatures. 399/400 Experience!

TAUREN

Get the first quest, get a 10% heirloom from the mailbox. Equip it. Walk down the path, turn in the quest. DON'T KILL THE GNOLLS! They are not at full health and will NOT give the right amount of experience. Kill 1 level 1 animal (like a Planestrider) then unequip the heirloom. Kill enough to get to 399/400.

TROLL

Start out. Accept the first quest. Walk out to the left into the water, you will discover something for 55 experience. Go turn in the quest, you should get 10 experience for discovering that. Then walk to the Southeast of the island to where the mailbox is, discover again for 10 experience. Kill 2 level 2 boars, kill 1 level 1 cat. 399/400.

BLOOD ELF

So at level 1, a level 1 will give you 50, a level 2 will give you 52, and a level 3 will give you 55.
If you kill a level 3 with 25% bonus you will get 68.75 (Does Experience round up?) then just keep killing level 3's without any heirlooms, OR kill level 1's with 10% heirlooms and you'll get 398, 399 if that 68.75 rounds up.

ALLIANCE

HUMAN Courtesy of Freyalise

Kill three level one mobs with no heirlooms equipped. Total XP 150.
Kill two of the level one wolves that are engaged with guards. These give 42xp each every time (tried a few dozen anyway). 84 more XP, total 234 XP.
Equip 10% heirloom. Kill three level one mobs. 165 more XP. Total 399 XP.

Using no xp bonus Kill 5 x lvl 1 worgs (250xp),1x Worg fighting a guard (42xp){worg must have greater than or equal to 84% hp or you wont get 42xp}, 1 x lvl2 Blackrock spy 52xp and 1 x lvl3 Goblin assassin 55xp = 399xp

the important part is the worgs attacking guards have varying hp which means lower xp the less hp they have =>84% hp or you wont get 42 xp. 


GNOME

Accept Quest
Kill 3 with 10% bonus (1pc BoA, no guild) (55), kill 3 normal (50) and turn in quest with 5% (just cloak) (84) = 399/400!

DWARVES

Accept Quest
Kill 3 lvl 1's with 10% bonus, kill 3 normal and turn in quest with 5% (just cloak) = 399/400

NIGHT ELF

Wear +10% ep and kill 7 lvl 2 mobs (the boars or the imp things will do it) each will give you 57xp which is 399 at the end.


DRAENEI

Equip 1x BoA 10%, turn in quest, kill 1 lvl 1 with 10% then kill normal ( no bonus) 5 mobs.


Panda's aren't really classed as a race worth rolling at launch day if your going for server firsts so i haven't added it to the list because if your rolling a monk not having 99% of the way through the level won't make much difference plus it would be quite easy to work out as you kill things when your level 12/13.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Welcome to MessyMonk

Ok so I decided to start my own blog seeing as I'm making a monk my main in mists. I will be a Brewmaster with Mistweaver off-spec so most of the in depth info will be about those two specs but I will provide general information that is released so we can all keep up to date with the class as a whole because you never know when your gonna have to change spec!

Bit of a back story:
Currently my main is my paladin who is Prot main spec and Holy off-spec, I decided to change to a monk mainly because I find tanking with a paladin quite boring, I like to have a more 'hands on' approach to keeping myself alive. I was hoping that when blizzard said they were changing all tanking classes to be more reactive, a bit like DK's are, I was looking forward to playing my paladin in mists but alas nothing really changed and I enjoy a Brewmaster style a lot more.

I'm currently in a hardcore 10 man raiding guild and will be going for server firsts when mists comes out, I will try to stream everything I can, including me levelling on launch day and all the raids to come.

So keep coming back for any streams and videos I make, as well all the information about what you can do before mists to be ready for your monk and keep you guys update after mists hits. Hopefully this will develop so that all the information you need is in one place and easy for you to find.

Other than that let mists roll on and let's get drunk!!  Drink responsibly.