Katatraz is a troll druid hailin’ from the Echo Isles, mon! Hehehe. One thing I’m trying to do is play with all the different races that can be the different classes, for example I’ve got a gnome and undead hunter coming up (along with a blood elf one!) when I do the hunter previews/thoughts.
Shall we begin restoratin’ everything?
Resto talents include the following:
I’ve taken the following:
Prosperity, Displacer Beast, Balance Affinity, Typhoon, Soul of the Forest, Inner Peace, and Stonebark. And the cool thing is, with Balance affinity… I GET MOONKIN FORM! Where was this back in freakin’ Vanilla people!
It’s time to heat to Moonglade and visit with Hamuul. 🙂
You know, I just realized this but there’s a bunch of interactable fish piles around Zen’tabra. They don’t do anything but it’s amusing to think she was fishing in her Bat form!
So we do the ritual, I end up in the dream, and cleanse the corruption. I feel like I’m much stronger as a Resto with Balance Affinity than I was as a Balance with Resto Affinity. Hrmm. Anyway, I go and speak to Rensar Greathoof and it’s time to pick my artifact. Restoration druids get the lovely G’hanir, the Mother Tree. So, to start off with, I get to go meet with Mylune – she of the teeny weeny creatures back in Cataclysm. She is surrounded by a Somber Deer, Distressed Bunnies, and Frazzled Squrriels…
And… is she CRYING?
Holy heck, she is too… (Hopefully it’s not too hard to tell from the picture)
Turns out the staff has been tainted by the Nightmare. I obtain an ancient’s blessing and a cup of water from a Moonwell and prepare to head into the Dream.
I return to Mylune who is telling her woodland friends that I’m going to make everything better, and then I head back into the Barrow Dens that I entered as a Guardian to prepare to fall asleep. Naralex is preparing my bed. Naralex is afraid the dream might be in a worse state than we thought too. Hrmm.
So I enter the dream and at first I’m like ‘what the heck do I do?” – you’ve got a rising corruption meter that you’re racing against and there’s a blockade slightly behind this Tauren. I couldn’t figure out how to get the Tauren to help me until I watched a video and now I’m incredibly embarrassed. It was just a dispel. *blush*
Naralex is starting to call me Shan’do. :O
So I head up and find the lady who was trying to hold back the corruption of G’hanir. We decide to head to Mt Hyjal to cleanse the corruption. Once we arrive in Hyjal, however, we see that it’s been devastated. I then need to help heal and cleanse Hamuul, Celestine and Zen’tabra. Something terrible has happened here indeed. You then begin an encounter to cleanse G’hanir and Destromath comes through a Legion Portal.
You party up with Hamuul, Celestine, and Zen’tabra. Hamuul goes tank, Celestine goes moonkin and Zen’tabra goes kitty. I’m there as the heals and we need to protect Lyessa, who was in charge of G’hanir in the dream.
First go? I fail miserably.
The second go? I fail again, miserably. My healing spells are utter and complete shite! Oh my god, is this really what resto is like?!?
…Then I realize that G’hanir is still equipped. The Corrupted version of it has no spellpower and that’s why my healing spells are terrible. I switch out to a staff with healing power and bam! Suddenly, I’m keeping folks alive against Destromath.
Sometimes, I’m silly. We complete the quest and yay, now I have G’hanir! Lyessa passes guardianship of the staff on to me and I get a title “Katatraz, Guardian of G’hanir”. Isn’t that nice? I become an arch druid as well and bam! The Resto druid questline is now complete.
Sadly as Feral wasn’t in the game I was unable to actually test all the specs – but needless to say once it’s in I will definitely be adding my .02 🙂 Next up, one of the classes I just don’t play – hunters! This is gonna be good…