The Four horsemen determined we would no make any more progress for the week. I need to do more research before we hit them again. Our biggest issue appeared to be class composition. We just didn't have a way to tank and heal four separate quarters. We had a hunter in one corner using a gorriladin and mend pet. Trading horsemen with a DK who wasn't on vent.
I was tanking in a pure DPS spec (not advisable even with the gear). On our best try we got Baron to 18% and Kor to 31%. Perhaps a bit more practice would help. We also had a few members in the raid who typically don't run with us.
Either I miss read wowwiki or there is another trick I'm missing. Either way we cleared 3 quarters and 2 bosses. Last week we cleared 1 quarter plus 1 boss. That's a lot of progress in one week. Tomorrow everything resets and we will start all over again.
Two months ago I set a goal of getting all 10 classes to 80 this year in addition to raiding on my DK. I can't say I've made a lot of progress. I'm just having too much fun with my death knight. Especially since I can do a dungeon or two in the hour and a half I have in the afternoons. In BC I would use that time to work on alts. Now I can farm emblems, or work on my fishing.
Since I set my goal I've got my Shammy to 64 from 61 and is still resto. My druid was resto for most of 71, but I respecced him boomkin to finish it out and ding 72. I had sold/deleted all my feral gear when I went resto so I wouldn't go back. I went Boom so I could DPS on quests and actually make some progress. I also dropped about 400g into getting his alchemy from 375 to 424. I was happy to make that all back by selling the elixirs of strength and agility I created while leveling it.
I also staged my Hunter in Howling Fjord and thought I might work on leveling him some, especially since he's my only miner. The other advantage to leveling him and by druid is they both already have epic flight. That's 10k gold I don't have to spend on these toons anymore.
Before my DK I had never bothered with Cooking and Fishing. Man I was missing out. I have cooking at 448 and fishing is 380 something (Armory is down atm). I'm at the point where I can fish up the good stuff for my favorite strength and hit foods. Combined with daily cooking rewards and spending the award on extra spices means I can cheaply keep myself supplied and sell the extras. I can easily make a couple hundred gold a day with this. Only problem is that it cuts into my Sons of Hodir time. I'm about half way through revered with those guys.
I'll put up another Ask the Scourge day tomorrow so feel free to e-mail me any questions you have in advance.
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