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7-31-2010 @ 8:49PM
Might be a minor thing but I find that having to decipher the abreviations everyone (including you) seems to use takes away from the information provided as I have to think what each abreviation is! I am not by any means a hard core enhancement shaman player (my shammy is mainly resto) but I do like to bust out the whirling death machine side from time to time. I'm sure there are others like me who play enhancement who feel daunted and somewhat belittled by the use of abreviations (a form of 1337 speak effectively) and it makes me wonder if it was done on purpose. I don't imagine the article would have taken that much longer to write if the full talent/ability name was used.
7-31-2010 @ 8:59PM
I agree entirely, ive played enhancement on my shammy from the get go but I couldn't for the life of me work out what most of abbreviations met. Apologies for spelling. Posted from a broken iTouch
7-31-2010 @ 9:02PM
Agreed, my main is also Enhance/Resto and I haven't a sweet clue about a lot of those abbreviations.
7-31-2010 @ 10:00PM
There are some excellent articles prior to this that explain all the nomenclature.http://www.wow.com/2010/02/06/totem-talk-enhancement-101/In here you can see the abbreviations in context along with a very rough priority list of sorts.
8-01-2010 @ 4:19AM
Couldn't agree more. As a resto shammy that has never played Enhancement, what started as a great article turned into a 'err... whut?'. Don't be lazy, post the names of these spells for those that don't eat live a breath the spec you're writing about.
8-01-2010 @ 9:16AM
Completely agree - it is not necessary to use abbreviations. If trying to make the case for less typing... wouldn't it be very much appropriate to start using a tool such AutoHotKey? And abbreviations actually SLOW DOWN the reader...
8-01-2010 @ 10:53AM
I play an Enh Shaman and I agree that someone trying to break in to learning the class might not have a clear understanding of what is being expressed with the abbreviations ("Hmm, is LB 'Lightning Bolt' or 'Lava Burst'?")Might be useful to create a "Abbreviations article" which you can link to in all Shaman articles to help those trying to learn the class.
8-01-2010 @ 11:30AM
I agree, I am not a shaman at all.. I read every article to learn about each class for future alts. I kinda skimmed over the abbreviations because I had no basis to figure out what they meant.
8-01-2010 @ 5:12PM
Great point. I updated the article with the full explanations. I'll be mindful of this in the future!
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