Piloting, from hercs to mechs.

Piloting, from hercs to mechs.
A running recap of what I'm doing for fun, between active duty flying, technology, gadgets, and some of my favorite games.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Back...from Iraq!

Alright! I am SO happy to report that I have exited Iraq, and I am enroute back to the states! As I write this I have 180ms in WoW for the first time in 4 months! I have to say, I am very proud of myself...I actually did not have a frame of reference for how much more difficult playing with high latency was...healing is FUN when things happen right away! I ran Naxx 10 and Ulduar 10 tonight, as well as completing 10 or so heroics and leveling enchanting up to 445! What an amazing difference it can make.
I am thankful to have had the perspective on lag, latency, and low bandwidth, and I'll continue to post in my normal fashion on healing-related observations.
So glad to be almost home! The sodas don't have Arabic writing on them...it's going to be a great day!
I even spent about an hour sketching out ideas for improvements to my UI, so I'll be reconstructing it and I'd like to start a great conversation with other healers about what they feel is important in a raid healing UI in WotLK.

Btw, you know what's a great feeling? Knowing that when I click Publish Post, it won't take 15 minutes to do it. I'm back baby!


  1. How wonderful! Happy to see you back safe and sound. Now get cracking on QQing about the changes in priests for Cataclysm!..lol.

    Take your time and enjoy the good ole USA, and please accept our thanks for a job well done.

  2. Congratulations,
    I am so envious, not only are you out of Iraq but you are playing wow, 2 of the 3 things I want most. I have been following your blog and have really enjoy reading it. There is no way I could play on my laptop combined with the connection. Just reading blogs is hard. I have been gone since September and I hope to get home before Cat is released, it will be close. I look forward to the U/I information as I am also looking to rebuild my U/I. I have a Holy Paly and a Holy Priest. I have used heal bot the entire time. I can't wait to see what comes out of the Healz community.


  3. That's fantastic, great that you are home safe.
    (Down here we can only dream about 180 ms lat.)

    I reckon you MUST have a raidframes addon (grid + clique, Vuhdo or Healbot are frontrunners) and I haven't found anything yet to beat the Healbot Raid skin.
    Even though you can dispel and cure from HB, you do it faster with Decursive as well.
    I love TellMeWhen (as in tell me when PI and PS and Penance are available) but others prefer Ghostpulse - I tend to be looking elsewhere when it pulses.
    And every raider needs DBM.

    Best wishes.

  4. Thanks xeppe for some great advice! I'll look into those. Next post will have current UI shots.