Celestalon tweeted today that doing Proving Grounds Tank Gold as dps or healer awards you with the achievement right when 6.0 comes. Or any other gold spec that isn't yours. http://wod.wowhead.com/achievement=8812
Ciaossu updated his post so you can see the tweet.
I was thinking about creating a new thread for this becausue demon lost a LOT of it's toughness on WoD. Passive stun/snare reduction is gone, and worse of all, no longer we have Dark Apotheoses.
I haven't tried gold tank on beta yet, but on live doing it without Dark Apotheoses I think it's impossible. You can't maintain aggro, you won't be able to tank nearly as much and so on.
My advice, if you want the FoS, do it NOW. It's a feat so I don't think Blizzard will be going easy on this one. Sparkuggz also has a video of him doing it.
I just finished it after one hour of trys, and it's somewhat brutal. It should be named "Kitting grounds".
9th and 10th when the giants go crazy can screw you over. I swear if wasn't for these two it would be way easier, but getting crit for 290k when you have 360k hp is hard =p
It's more for a "warning" topic, because without Dark Apotheosis I think it's impossible, and it's gone in WoD. It will depend on Blizz instance of whether or not change the way the challenge works, because for dps you need to hold aggro and ilvl scaling makes it dificult.
Decided to run in and try this and it was surprisingly easy compared to what I was expecting. Not sure if there'll be a FoS or whatever but I'm glad I did this. After I got gold I decided to try out endless 1 time before I left and got to wave 6. Was really fun.
Ooooh, I was wondering what the news on this achievement was, since I saw it a while ago, but had nothing confirming it until your post (since I don't frequent twitter). Thankfully I actually farmed up a cmode bis set before this, so I have something to work off to convert just for this. A simple re-gemming and hopefully it doesn't take me too long.
Thanks for posting this information, appreciate it =) Something to do this week!
10 is pretty difficult. Going to give it another shot tomorrow. I learned that flasks do not get scaled down, food too, so you can get 1950 stam for an hour with flask of earth and a 450 stam food buff.
did this a few days ago, was really fun! used my hc gear and the portal trinket from timeless isle (timelost artifact), crystal of insanity (+500 all stats) & int food. had about 400k hp.
mass fear adds in p10, use Unending Resolve when the 2 big mobs enrage, use drain life, healthstone, pray to god you survive also use carrion swarm as often as possible
Talents: Harvest Life, Mortal Coil, Soul Link, Unbound Will, GoSup, Archimonde's Darkness. Voidlord as Pet, he died 2 or 3 times. you can disarm the big mogu mobs with your pet while they are enraged.
Glyphs: Demon Traning, Drain life, Demon Hunting
Didn't mean proven defender title but a unique one for doing gold with wrong spec!
And yes, the fire puddles make enemies take more dmg (5% per stack and also a dot on them), and it's pretty easy to position yourself so you don't stand in them but the enemies do.
Thanks for the info! Giving it a shot right now. What are you doing gearing/stat wise, besides going for max gem slots? What gems enchants and all that specifically? In the video of the russian who did endless 30 he said he went all stamina so I'm doing that, but maybe int (or int/mastery since mastery reduces damage taken in dark apo) would be better?
Full stamina gems and enchants makes it much easier, because it allows not to wipe in some moments(In the video on 7 wave I had moment when I have 5% hp, and imagine it without full stamina). You can do it without full stamina, but it takes more wipes.