Snostrebla – A Shaman Am I (mostly)

by (of course) Snostrebla

Now a more in-depth introduction of myself, and my Character(s)

I am currently playing two toons on a regular basis. 

One a level 70 Shaman, and one a (currently) level 58 Paladin.



Snostrebla = Shaman

Snos on a bug mount


Snostrebla was my very first toon.  I started this guy in Mulgore with two friends, and evening of pizza, and no idea what an MMORPG was all about.  Ran briefly with one guild, then started one with my friends.  After that one fizzled out due to overcasualness and no solid goals, We reformed and partially merged with another guild and formed Incursion.

I started him on 6/30/07, so I have a little over a year of playing under my belt, and am approaching a year of raiding.   I’ve raided through T4 in all three specs, and in T6 in Resto, and Elemental.  As a Guild Master, I’ve also taken part in being the Healing Lead,  Raid Lead, Site Admin, Recruiter, Bank Admin, and even functioned in a Shaman Class Lead position all rolled into this nifty title.   Needless to say, I have a good amount of experience.  I regret that I wasn’t in the game sooner to raid the PreBC content, but all the same, I am at least glad I am here now.


Right now, I am just kickin’ it.  With the expansion and patch looming, raiding has died down significantly (if not entirely), and I find myself with little to do.  I outgear my current content, and have little-to-no options on improving it (without raiding), so I spend a majority of the time on him doing dailies,  and grabbing up ore’s for Tigraine.  I also participate in the occasional instance run, or whatever else the guild needs.  I am also stockpiling enchanting mats for making that push into Wrath.


For Wrath, I haven’t decided on what to level as (since my gearing for all three specs is about equal).  I like the idea of being an instance rat, so healing seems like a good choice, but I also really want to quest, and learn the zones, so I might pick Elemental.  I will keep my professions the same, and level them up as I level.  When I reach 80, hopefully Enchanting/Mining/Cooking/Fishing/First Aide will all be at a nice 450.

As far as raiding is concerned I will likely make a game time decision.  I haven’t decided which Toon I will be maining, but if I end up maining Snos, I will likely end up healing.  While I love DPS, and am fairly decent at DPS, I am of more use as a Healer, because no matter how many fat stacks of damage I dish out, I am an infintitely better healer.



Tigraine = Paladin

(picture to come)


Tigraine is my Tank-Project.   I intially started this Character somewhat whimsically.  I grew up on a PvP server (and am still on one), and have suffered from severe lack of tankage, so I always knew I wanted to roll a tank.  The Paladin class speaks to me, much like the shaman class, for having that toughness, as well as the ability to heal.  I was eventually coaxed into rolling this Toon during the collapse of the initial guild, as a place to hide, and a place to just relax and play, and not worry about bickering, or diverging goals.

So far I’ve leveled her protection entirely, and have spent as much time PuGing instances as possible.  I’ve put great effort into learning my class mechanics, as well as the group dynamic from a tank perspective.  I’ve also been rockin’ with a +heal/+int set, just in case, and have managed to successfully heal some ZF/ST/Mara/Uld.  I haven’t tried healing BRD, as I feel it would be a detriment to the group as prot.  The early parts I’d be fine, but the deeper we got, the more taxing it would be, and I won’t be respeccing anytime soon.


Currently I am doing the leveling push.  I am using the funds from Snos to push my Blacksmithing to 300, and prepping for the 300-375 push.  I am still trying to keep my butt in instances while I level, and playing with each new skill I gain, as I level, so I can know this class through and through.  I am on Outland’s doorstep, and will be entering the Dark Portal this weekend (Hooray!).


As WotLK starts, I will be able to freely choose how I intend to level.  It seems that the expansion offers a lot more ret viability, so the world is my burrito at that point, but I will definitely continue to level Prot.  The reasons being that I will be able to likely attend any instance, since I will have a Tank, and a Healer (also can DPS).  At 80, I want to have a Tank.  I want to be a viable choice for my guild if we are in a raiding pinch.  I will gear her up for Tanking, and for Healing, and use her in whatever capacity the guild needs, because that is honestly what is the most fun for me in the end.



What else?

My overall personal goals with this blog will to be a good informative (and hopefully fun too) place to pick up various chunks of information.  I will be writing raiding guides as Incursion raids, I will be writing class specific pieces, and I will be putting a major focus on our guild’s progress, and my thoughts pertaining to the various challenges and obstacles we encounter.

I really hope that it will be a good forum to gather feedback from as well.  I certainly don’t know everything, and will likely call on our dear readers for advise, and points-of-view to help me maintain perspective.

As to my personal introduction I will leave that to a Bio thingy I can hopefully add to the side or something like that.

Published in: on October 3, 2008 at 9:35 pm  Comments (1)  

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