Ok well it's been awhile so you knew it was coming. I've hit a progression wall and my frustration level is starting to ooze through the cracks. As a recap my progression has been this, I hit 85, geared up for heroics, started heroics, geared up for raids, now here I am. I've been running heroics consistently for about 3 weeks. My gear is fairly good, at least I think so. Here is where it stands as of today: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/character/scilla/dakona/simple
I'm about a week away from obtaining the trinket Fluid Death as I will soon have the 1,650 valor points needed to purchase it. I will be trying to get the other trinket I want, Tia's Grace in the meantime. I will also be keeping an eye out for Bracers of Some Consequence when I do Deadmines although it isn't considered crucial in my eyes. What is important is addressing the few holes in my gear that I feel need to be attended to. Like getting my Earthen Ring rep to exalted so I can get Signet of the Elder Council instead of being distracted with Ramkehen rep which I'm getting for some stupid camel I'll never ride. (Yes I'm almost Exalted so you know I'm going to finish it.) With a new trinket and ring I'll feel as "bestly" (not a real word I know) geared as I can be without entering a raid. I'm currently waiting for all the new patch commotion to settle down before seeing which new hunter's spec has reigned supreme. It's currently looking like Marksmanship will regain it's Lich King title. This is something I'm not happy about as I was starting to get the hang of the Survival rotation and I'm wondering if Beast Mastery will ever become relevant again... my stabled pets sure hope so.
My work schedule is not going to allow me to take part in raids. Even if I could duck out of work 20 minutes earlier I don't see my current DPS opening any doors for me anyways. For now it looks like I'll be trying to keep myself busy hoping for a random invite. I recently did Baradin Hold for the first time, finishing 3rd on the meters which hopefully will get me another invite sometime. At this point I'm trying hard to tread softly while building some sort of reliable reputation. Wiping a guild heroic's run by tagging a mob before jumping down in front of Corla in Blackrock Caverns isn't a good start. Here I was feeling all proud of myself for dismissing my pet before jumping down, I didn't care to see what shenanigans were going on behind me. One of my new guild-mates with a bit of nerd rage made sure I felt all the guilt and shame that should accompany such actions. Not the reputation I'm trying to build here but such is to be expected in the life of a huntard.