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9-14-2011 @ 1:52AM
I'm going to give a friendly suggestion... please don't take offense to this."How to Raid Bosses" on wow insider blog posts, frankly they are pretty boring and not interesting.Same thing with "How to Gear" gear lists. I think gear lists and crafted/rep gear lists are GREAT in the first 1-2 weeks of an expansion. Helps people who aren't at level cap or who just hit that cap to gear up, and gives later people a reference.So that's what I think doesn't work.What does work are things that are more specific to the class, and less general to gearing/raiding. Like cool pvp tips, like how to emergency heal in pvp. Or how to completely pwn a group in Alterac Valley. Or maybe some dps tricks - AoE rotations, how to set up CLCRet, and maybe throw in some specifc tips on current raid bosses (as opposed to just going over each boss in many long paragraphs).And maybe a flavor post, on how to completely annihilate death knights. Get some kind of rivalry going with DK's. Talk about how they are all dirty and stinky and traitors to the light. All that jazz. Because tbh... reading about a melee role in a raid that's been out for what, 5 months now? It's just not interesting.
9-14-2011 @ 1:55AM
And here is a really good suggestion - how about talk about the state of ret, is it fun, the fun you have, future changes, where it was, and where it's going. Make it a multiple week article. Try to talk about the ways in which it was fun, what happened to it, and how rets might have fun playing the spec in the future.
9-14-2011 @ 11:56AM
These are great ideas for future posts, and I'm sorry that you feel these raid guides aren't very interesting. The problem is that there hasn't been a whole lot of stability in the ret columnist position so this material was never released when it was still "relevant", meaning I need to play catch up with the rest of the columns. I hope you'll stick with it.
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