This past week or two the RNG has decided to be kind to me, dropping much loot that I want when I'm in a position to get it. This is in contrast to the previous few months when I would often not see loot except that I could not get.
The upgrade I'm happiest about is The Jawbone, finally replacing Colossal Skull-Clad Cleaver. My extended use of a heroic weapon through all of Naxx and into Ulduar was getting to be a frustration. Having such an important source of my DPS be so out of date made me feel like I wasn't pulling my weight. Before this I just was not seeing any weapon drops. Okay fine, I saw four. Cryptfiend's Bite was a small upgrade for the hunter who outrolled me. Betrayer of Humanity I was outrolled on. Ironsoul I lost the roll to a guildy with a taste for calling need. Most recent was my loss of Rune Edge about which I cannot complain because it was a justified loot decision. What? No it's not weird that I remember exactly what weapon upgrades I've lost for the past few months. You can't remember four things? Yes four weapons over the past few months. FOUR over MONTHS! Sorry.
I got a pair of 7.5 chests over two nights of naxx, beating one other person for an effective health chest and the other uncontested to be a ret upgrade.
VoA gave 8.5 ret legs, which then triggered a bunch of Rawring to figure out what to do about hit, followed by the realization that the belt that I passed on in Naxx would have been just about perfect (ever so slightly over the hit cap, but I could adjust gems to compensate), except I didn't care much about it at them time.
I got a new tanking neck for my EH set, a new healing ring for my Not Heroic Blues set, leather boots from Council of Iron (Assembly?) which are apparently awesome. Previous weeks brought my respec to ret, followed within the hour with a new ret hat and the next week with a new trinket, ring, cloak, and another cloak (first was badge), and some tanking gloves. This leaves my belt as the last item which I hate, so I'm planning on getting the crafted ret belt, possibly after 3.2 floods me with badges.
Speaking of Rawr: I finally started using it and realized that I was completely undervaluing hit. Thanks to all the loot I'm finally in a position to use it effectively, since previously whatever I had was the best I had as opposed to having multiple items which can be switched around for better combinations depending on whatever I recently found. This weekend my task is to find gems and enchants for all of it, something I've not had much chance to do since my schedule tends to look something like work, shower, eat, raid, sleep, work... and I hate myself when I cut sleep for WoW.
The paradox of progress
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