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4-20-2010 @ 5:38PM
Another week, another pile of smelly cow dung filed by this guy. How much longer will the bad advice keep spewing?Festergut:Fire Nova? AGAIN?! Yeah, let's have healers pop what will end up being a miniscule amount of damage with a mana sucking talent on a fight that, with the proper number of healers, will leave even moderately geared shamans turning their mana pool into a wading pool. With the ICC buffs, even mildly-appropriately geared DPS will have little trouble outputting enough boom boom to take down Fester with 30-60 seconds to spare. HEALERS ARE THERE TO HEAL, NOT TO PLAY DUPLO DPS.Moving on to the latest excuse for pathetic "when to Hero/BL" advice, the start of the fight is about the WORST time to pop it. Firing off Hero at the start means that all ranged is going to lose a significant amount of dps time as they move to and from their first spore clustering. Hero/BL should be popped AFTER the 3rd inhale is complete, and once everyone is back in position. This will give ranged 40 seconds of boom boom time without having to stop to move at all, while at the same time giving healers an extra speed boost during the most critical healing phase (combination of 3rd inhale/pungent blight/tank handoff) to make sure they have a buffer against faltering.Ok, let's move onto the poor excuse for advice section you entitled, "Rotface":Why do you give advice that makes the fight so much harder than it has to be? Letting the Mutated Injection just sit around on the targets, especially later on in the fight, is a lack of understanding about fight mechanics that I didn't even think you would stoop to.While Mutated Injection is on the target, it does it's damage every second AND places a 50% healing debuff on the target. Once Mutated Injection is cleansed, thereby spawning the small ooze, the damage tick only happens every TWO seconds and there is no healing debuff. It is the responsibility of the person who had Mutated Injection to get out of the raid, not to stand there and require four times the healing that they would otherwise have needed. Even if the target runs to the wrong side of the room from an add tank, it is much easier to just have them STAY out there and just heal through the small ooze damage until an OT can swing around to combine oozes.Moving on to the Hero/BL of this alleged "article", we have the following words of wisdom:"Just make sure that all summons are completed"WHARGABRL?If you are starting fights without everyone there to begin with, you have a lot bigger issues... and I would say you have a lot bigger issues.Finally, we have Putricide, your final section of missing and bad information spewage:Positioning: Healers have one of two positions for this fight. (The following applies only if you are using the back-and-forth ooze method) If you are tank healing, or raid healing and NOT one of the green ooze explosion soakers, you place is directly on top of the boss at all times. As long as you stand there, Malleable Goo can not hit you. If you are assigned to raid AND one of the ooze target healer/soakers, your position should be between the ooze and the target, standing just in front of the green ooze's victim. While standing there, bounce CH off either yourself or the ooze target. Should the green slime reach the target, it will throw you towards the middle of the room and hence towards a maximum number of healing targets once you land while also putting you in better position to get ready for the next ooze.Now, if you are doing the single spot ooze method, you want to be at max range to the green ooze spawn to give max dps time if you are targeted by it.For phase three, you left out a LOT of information healers are required to know. First and foremost is a proper explanation of how the stacks work:As each tank gains a stack from the boss, the ENTIRE RAID takes an increased amount of damage. When the first OT (who has no stacks yet) taunts off, the raid damage goes back to what it was at the start of P3 until that tank builds up stacks. Rinse and repeat with the 3rd tank. The stacks do NOT fall off, so once all 3 tanks have stacks they will be taunting off each other as fast as every 10 seconds in order to build the stacks evenly.Example of how some guilds do it.Tank 1 gets 2 stacksTank 2 taunts off, gets 2 stacksTank 3 taunts off, gets 4 stacksTank 1 taunts off, gets 2 more stacks to bring it to 4Tank 2 taunts off, gets 2 more stacks to bring it to 4From here they keep taunting after every stack.So raid damage in this case will be going up and down to start with, then finally stabilizing at a certain level as all tanks have the same number of stacks.If you are assigned to tanks, you want to spend the later parts of P3 just firing CH in and letting it bounce, not trying to do too much if you can help it in the switching department because as a new healer on this, you WILL lose track.Finally, Hero/BL on Putricide:...You've never done this fight, have you Joe? Based on the past few weeks, I wonder if you've ever healed a serious raid at ALL ....If you follow Joe's advice, you will wipe. Period. Mutated plague stacks on the tanks once every TEN SECONDS. Joe-boy here is advocating waiting a full 40-60 seconds before using it! Jesus Christ on a popsicle stick, I swear every week is a competition to see if you can outdo your previously noxious fumes.Give dps and healers about 6-8 seconds after P3 starts to stabilize the situation, then pop Hero/BL. Waiting 40-60 seconds as Joe has advised basically means you just lost half the phase (and hence, half the floorspace and possibly a chunk of the raid) waiting to pop everything you have.
4-20-2010 @ 6:11PM
Hey not bad advice. Why don't you go write a blog about it?People come to hear Mr. Perez's advice, not yours.
4-20-2010 @ 6:20PM
i don't think this deserves to be downrated. it's a bit too angry maybe, but it's true. a lot of the advice in this article is really off.
4-20-2010 @ 6:31PM
Definitely agreed about the quality of some of the advice, specifically the Rotface stuff.
4-20-2010 @ 6:43PM
@NazgûlI speak out because his advice is a big pile of dog crap. It is useless, and will cause MUCH more harm than it gains.Why don't I write myself? Sorry, but I already write, but for a fantasy football website, for the past seven years. My time is limited.@cidninja If people want to downrank my comment, then so be it. But if those same people downrank it only due to the tone (after MULTIPLE weeks of absolute crap being spewed by the author) while not providing any rebuttal by themselves, then I give their downranking overall consideration of zero. If they disagree with me, let them say where I am wrong. Otherwise, they need to understand that out of Joe's last four articles, three of them have been complete and utter crap, filled with massive amounts of disinformation and bad advice. As long as his idiocy is posted here, I will continue to post corrections when I have a few spare minutes.
4-21-2010 @ 9:20AM
I have to agree with TTFK. After the last few weeks of misguided writing, I had to stop reading this column today after 4 or 5 sentences on Festergut that bore no resemblance to my experience with the encounter.
4-20-2010 @ 7:39PM
While I think angry Shaman is maybe too ANGRY. I also think he is right.Lust on Fester is best used 5 seconds into the first 3 stack. DPS are back in position from spores, tank CD's are starting to run out and you get maximum dps from it. Maybe that is just a 10 man healers perspective, but I dont have multiple Disc CD's to be used.The advice on Rotface to stand out of position to the raid is just bad. If the strat is 1/2 behind each leg, that is your spot, not some special one you decided for yourself.Professor. Just not complete, but nothing necessarily wrong. The part about standing in the melee to avoid Malleable Goo is new to me. I normally just dodge.But I am concerned...
4-20-2010 @ 8:48PM
LOL, great comment. I gave up trying to point out all the flaws in this guy's blog posts.
4-20-2010 @ 8:45PM
@SunheadGoo is like Fester in that certain boss skills only hit melee if too few people are at range. Most healers should be able to stand on top of the boss without any problem in more raid makeups, however.
4-21-2010 @ 1:26AM
Angry person:Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but you could be the better person and be respectful about your disagreement.And as far as Bloodlust on Putricide, my raid *always* waits until 20-25% for Bloodlust. There is no significant benefit to be had from blowing it early in this particular encounter, and saving it for later means that the healers have the extra haste while the entire raid is receiving intense damage from 3+ stacks on the tanks.If you call the 6th stack a wipe (as most raids I know who run 3 healers do), then you've got about 100 seconds to beat him. Which means that waiting 40-50 seconds for Bloodlust is hardly unreasonable. When we blow BL at 25% it usually falls off about 5 seconds before we down him.There's no reason not to save cooldowns for a bit. If a DPS dies in the first 50 seconds of phase 3, it's probably going to be a wipe anyway for most groups. There is no reason not to play your strategy for a fight like Putricide phase 3 to assume that everyone will still be alive after 40-50 seconds.
4-21-2010 @ 2:54AM
Taking time away from your fantasy football blogging to nerd rage on wow.com...You need to get laid or rub one out asap.
4-21-2010 @ 3:07AM
Ooh, looks like Joe Perez got caught pissin' in TTFK's Cheerios, resulting in some good ol' fashioned anonymous internet nerd ragin'. Fantasy Football, guffaw!Well played, Joe. Well played.
4-21-2010 @ 5:31AM
""Just make sure that all summons are completed"WHARGABRL?If you are starting fights without everyone there to begin with, you have a lot bigger issues... and I would say you have a lot bigger issues."What he means is that you should make sure your enhance shaman has popped his wolves and your DKs have raised their ghouls. And hey, a few GCDs so your shadowpriests can max their shadowweaving and your rogues activate SnD can't hurt either. As an enhance shaman, it makes me sad when other shaman jump the gun by herolusting when a major source of my dps only comes out a heartbeat later.
4-21-2010 @ 12:47PM
Hey can TTFK write tomtem talk from now on. He seems pretty good at it.
4-21-2010 @ 2:37PM
Wow. I could not agree more with TTFK. I was wondering when someone would finally call this guy out. I myself applied for the Resto Columnist position (and you can call it jealousy if you want) and when I was not selected was severely disappointed in this guys writings. I just skimmed the article and noticed some of the same egregious errors that TTFK did. Additionally I would like to point out that using chain heal on the ranged DPS on the Festergut fight would be a really poor use of mana as well as cast time/GCDs as they are all spread out to avoid Vile Gas. If you are going to be healing the ranged (you shouldn't be, a Druid should) it should be in a support roll and you should be tossing Riptides and LHW on them. Finally, it's fine to Riptide the tanks but only as a springboard for Chain Heal. Don't Riptide the tanks and then avoid Chain Healing them because you want your HOT to run its full course... Bottom line this isn't the first time I have seen this guy give misinformation or bad advice on Resto Shaman. What gives WoW.com?
4-21-2010 @ 4:28PM
Hey, rage face, step down from your stool for a moment and listen:People have different play styles. Not everyone is the same. We're not all super computers that press the same buttons at the same time. We all have different minds.So, guess what? Not everyone plays like YOU. Joe's article is simply offering advice for how he plays the game on HIS ACCOUNT. From the fights he has seen, he's simply telling others how he does it, and is making suggestions. It's up to the readers if they want to try it or not.So pull whatever wad you got stuck up your ass, and get over yourself. Not everyone does it like you, so chill out and move on.Go make your own blog if you're such an awesome player.
4-21-2010 @ 4:52PM
Hey Ginny, step down from your stool a minute and listen:Would you pay someone to write a car advice column who didn't know fix-a-flat from WD40?
4-21-2010 @ 5:13PM
@jrizutkoBecause clearly, fanboi, he's so much better than Joe that he got the writing job instead of him.Oh wait...No, he didn't.Could it be he thought that Tidal Wave as a button push ability, and rage faced like he's doing now on Joe's macro blog? And was, gasp, wrong?Oh noes.
4-21-2010 @ 6:46PM
@GinyyNamecalling? Really?Your troll fu is weak.
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