I also made the decision to do a major resocketing job. I had been stacking alot of agility so as to balance attack power and crit to support my build. I knew that while my hit rating met the minimum requirements for specials (about 9%), eh, yeah it's been lacking. But up until this week, I haven't had the extra gem slots or other gear to warrant the necessary reduction of other stats just to improve hit. Anyway, I placed 7 +4agi/+4hit gems in 7 of my available red sockets and raised my hit rating to 224. Knowing that one of our druids has improved faerie fire, I can loosely calculate (for raiding) my chance for direct melee misses as follows:
Base miss for dual-wielders = 28%
Current hit rating modifiers:
Thats 22.20% chance to hit. Right? Well, not exactly. It would be more accurate to say that my miss chance is reduced by 22.20%.
Talented, geared, and raid buffed (28% - 22.20%), my chance to miss is now around 5.8%. I actually have the recount data to support this, but I forgot to email the screenshot to my work email address before leaving this morning. Ah, well.
I'm still struggling with dodges and parries, which I have read can be eliminated by standing >.5 yards directly behind the enemy target. Go ahead and try that during the HKM or Gruul fight. I. Dare. You. Regardless, it's nice to finally be settling into a comfort zone with my gear and itemization.
A random list for today, mostly because I am too busy at work to complete any of the 4 posts I've been trying to write about the following subjects:
In fact, I need to end this list and this post with the following awesomeness of teh TEEJ because of the following exchange, which literally JUST took place:
TJ: %ranting about work sillyness%
TJ: I need you to distract meeeeeee
Me: Ok, hold on, do you want me to write about your awesomeness, or not?
Me: I guess not
TJ: Doom wait, I do
Me: Let me finish the post
(Speaking to the frustations of TJ's workday)
Me: DIRECT YOUR FURY AT MEH
TJ: I can't. I like you
TJ: As much as that disgusts me
Me: That was possibly the most amazing backhanded compliment I've ever received. And I love it
TJ: Who? What, me? Oh.
TJ: Yeah, I totally meant whatever you thought I meant that was funny and made you like it