Askevar is now 2h frost tank to collect souls for shadow’s edge. Her threat actually seems a bit higher than in the dual wield build… not appreciably, but just a smidge. I got just over 200 souls last week between a run of the first 4 bosses in ICC [6 of our 10 regulars were out so we snagged other random people and alts to fill] and ICC25 up through fester and rotface with a few shots at Dreamwalker – YAY ADDS!
Askalaphos – My hunter is now decked out in 4 piece t10, thanks to VoA She’s a great example of toon in excellent gear doing mediocre dps. On a stand and burn I can hit 5k… with anything else I hover in the 3-4k range. That’s fine for heroics… but yeah… the idea of raiding with her in this shape is not pleasing. I may need to consider a respec.
Alika – My pallytank is coming along well. I’m hoping to get her into an ICC run eventually… as either tank or dps. I’ve snagged a couple failed pugs so far that either couldn’t clear the trash or wouldn’t listen to mechanics and wiped on Marrowgar. But I’d love to replace her 219 tanking ring… and frankly her 219 shield as well. Her day will come I’ll get a pug that can hit lower spire eventually. I’m saving up the badges for her tanking pants next. Her ret set is pretty good, but it’s all crafted/ICC 5 mans drops. Yes, I’m very aware that the NES isn’t the ideal trinket for her ret offspec. Unfortunately, most of the ones she needs are in ICC… not going to happen anytime soon and I darn well don’t need 500 hit… so the hit trinket is out. And “facerolling” 4-5k in an offspec ain’t bad either in randoms.
Carlyn – is slowly gearing up. I have several more things she needs via triumphs before she’s “complete” there, but she’s coming along well. I actually managed to pull 5k on a heroic boss fight [I stink at trash - big shock I know] so maybe I’ve not forgotten too much of warlocking from back in BC.
Aulao – My mage is doing alright. I’ve cannibalized most of her frost for saronite for Shadow’s Edge [and my poor shaman's as well] so they’re both behind on gear, but still doing okay. She’s been arcane for a while but I’ve been experimenting with fire – with mixed results.
Tsali – Enhancement/resto – but spends more time in healing gear than in dps gear ironically. I heal so that I can buy her better enhancement gear… Still having issues with resto shaman healing in some of the simplest places. If the group is good, it all goes smoothly. If I have jerks and people pulling for the tank… well.. we’re probably going to wipe. I don’t have the instincts yet or the skill to do any amazing saves.
Arica – My kitty is about 20 badges from 4 piece t10 and she’s doing awesomely… probably the best of all my dps toons. I’m pulling 6-7k dps on boss fights and typically end up with an overall of 4-6k. I’m impressed and the “rotation” really clicks well with my playing style. She’s my primary dps alt
Kintara – My primary alt and I love her so! If I could walk away from tanking and Askevar I would be playing her as my main. However, I still adore tanking and Askevar too much to give up. Disc priesting is wacky bubbly fun . Save for a drop in VoA25, I may never see, she’s as geared as she can be short of ICC10/25 gear.
Kalliana – Um… she’s there. She does the weekly and is done with gearing from triumphs… just need a better ring [curse you HPOS!!]
Odyyn – He just got his first piece of t10. I seem to fall in and out of love with warrior tanking… some weeks I like it and run his dailies… some weeks I don’t. Of course, jerks in ICC 25 gear can test many a tank’s patience.
Now, how do I keep it straight? I honestly don’t know… I just do. They are separate toons, with separate personalities… they’re individuals, so it seems easy enough. I also have a list on rememberthemilk dot com of things I need/want/would like to do. I mark them off when I get them done.
“But you’re making WoW into a chore!”
No, I’m not… I have no deadlines set on the list… no requirement to get everything or anything done. But hey, if I get in a mood to explore or grind rep, I can easily look and see who needs what, pick what I want and go. It’s about efficiency. Altoholic helps with that too. But I try to make anything I do go quickly and easily. Since I’m cutting back on my WoW time, that’s even more important. And if I don’t touch the list for a week? Who cares?!