Friday, November 21, 2008


I don't really know what to write today.

I wish jobs were more like guilds. More likely to give you a trial period before telling you hell no. Gimme a trial period and I'll have the job. Don't...and well yeah.

Loving my DK still. Wish I had more time to play.

Really really wishing I had a nice solid job. I had this one lead I was certain would work out. I knew the company and had worked with some of their people before. I wrote a rather good email explaining to them how hiring me would help them and how it would help me. I called the guy. And this morning.. blam no go. *Sigh*.

Now I know several people who are currently looking for a job just like I am. And all of them are probably experiencing the same crap.

I had always heard that having a job made a huge difference to your psychy. Until I move here I did not realize how much.

I'm really glad I moved. I love how my Orclette is happier. I -know- that this was the right move overall. I love the area. I'm getting far more exercise than I was before(I actually lifted weights 4 of the 6 scheduled times this week). I'm getting more time to spend with the Orclette and Wulfa.

But hell I'm depressed whenever I try to find a job.

I have more time in the day than I have had in the last 3 years but I get less done.

Meh(its a word yay)... ignore me I'm whining. Things really are good. If I get a job at some point things will be great.

So Delos I'm waiting on the blood post. For me personally I ignored almost all of the 3 min timers. When you are just scoping the tree out you see them and yeah they look intimidating...but the talents you really care about and the ones that make blood ...well blood are not cooldown based.

First there are the passive buffs:
Bladed armor(5 AP for every 180 armor)
Two-handed Weapon Specialization(4% more damage with your whack-a-mole-stick)
Veteran of the Third War(6% more STR and STM)
Dark Conviction(5% crit)
Bloody Vengeance(3% more total damage when you crit.. stacks to 9%)
Blood Gorged(10% more damage when your at >75% health)
Abominations Might(3% more str and chance at AP boost)

Nothing special but just pure DPS boostage. (oh btw with 16 points in unholy you can get +11% str total. Just yay for people like me that like big numbers in one stat)

Then the "Make Heart Strike 30-40% of your dps" talents:
Bloody Strikes
Might of Morgraine
Heart Strike
Death Rune Mastery
Not going to describe them. Orclette wants me to run her around. They make heart strike awesome. Blood is all about heart strikes.

Then there are the blood talents that dont' require watching. Just swing and a hit. These are the ones that make blood so awesome:
Vendetta(gain 6% of your health back after getting honor or xp)
Bloodworms(Spawn 2-4 crappy dps "pets" that generate -great- healing(about 20-40 health per attack each if I recall correctly.)
Blood aura(2% of damage back as health. Stacks with Blood presence)

With those three you should never have to regen while doing normal questing. Now if you want to kill 9 at a time or kill 60-70k+ hit point elites you will need the cool downs. But they are more like emergency buttons:

Rune Tap(with 3/3 ImpRT) 20% of your health every 30 seconds for one blood rune. I use it anytime I'm low on hips and running to the next mob. Priceless in bigger fights.

Mark of Freakin Blood(For 20sec every time the mob you mark hits someone they gain 4% health). 3 min cooldown. I use it -maybe- once an hour. Or once every boss in an instance.

Vampiric Blood 150% healing from all your spells and affects for 20 sec. 1 min cooldown. Did I mention boss fights?

Quick note: Boss fights refers to group quests and elites when soloing. Not to instances as I'm never really up for pugging or waiting around for a group to form.

Those three cooldowns... I really only use for boss fights. Never while doing kill 10 of x quests. Never while fighting less than 4 mobs.

This is what I would do at level 61 if I were building a building a soloing blood spec for me.

Please note I'm ignoring Sudden doom because I -very- -very- rarely remember to use death coil. Usually mobs die too fast and it only gets used as a oh bother my runes are all gone... hmm what to do. Death coil is great for DPS rotations when you remember to use it. If you remember then Sudden doom is awesome sauce. Also because I ignore Sudden Doom the talent Butchery becomes filler to get me to the next level. Otherwise... DC DC DC.

When I started I intended to use this to talk Delos into blood spec. Then I spent 10 min fighting Orclette for my keyboard and decided I would just describe the greatest soloing spec for all DK's. I'll turn Delos over to the inquisition for his heresy later.

And I think I'm off.


Nasirah said...

Yeah, I plan to make my DK Blood. Most people I know are doing Unholy and loving it, but Blood is just more appealing to me for some reason. But I do plan to put 17 points into Unholy for the mount speed increase. I've run alongside Blu on his DK, and feel so slow in comparison, I really think it's worth it for leveling. This is my plan for 58, coming out of the starting area, and from there on the rest of my points will go into Blood.

But I'm having so much fun with my other characters that I really don't know when I'll start my DK or how far she'll get, so all my planning may be for nothing anyway.

Capn John said...

Just as long as you don't take the route of the anti-hero in a story I read a while ago. Fellow had worked in the paper industry for 20+ years when he got laid off. He wasn't ready for retirement, but paper was all he knew so it was really all he could do.

He interviewed for numerous positions but kept missing out, too old, too much experience, etc

So he listed an ad in a couple of trade magazines for his job, for the very job he would have applied for. And he got a lot of responses from people in the industry, trying to get into the industry, older people like him who were trying to get back into the industry.

He pruned the list down to about the 5 most qualified people, being the ones that he felt had the best chance of getting a job ahead of him, then he went out and killed those five people. Along the way he also killed at least one of their spouses who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It was actually a very interesting story...but...don't go getting any ideas ;)

You will get a job, somewhere, just relax, be yourself, don't get discouraged, and the job will find you.