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Win a pony from {WoW}

Apr 15th 2010 5:32PM Yes, please. Giveaway: World of Warcraft Programming, 2nd Ed {WoW}

Feb 9th 2010 4:58PM I'd be interested.

WoW 5th Anniversary Giveaway: Spectral Kitten loot code {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2009 3:04PM I would like one.

Enter to win a Creative WoW headset of your own {WoW}

Nov 5th 2009 11:21AM Looks like a nifty headset.

Breakfast Topic: Feats of Fail {WoW}

Sep 17th 2009 9:57AM Pyrrhic Victory: Wipe after the boss is downed. (I've done it on Terestian Illhoof and Grobbulus, among others)

The Queue: You can't take Spell Power away from me {WoW}

Jun 10th 2009 12:36PM Bleeds then Mangle will increase the damage from the bleeds.

I think the distinction is that buffs on the caster only make a difference at cast time; debuffs on the target apply throughout the course of a DoT.

Mangle is an example of the latter; Savage Roar would be an example of the former.

The Queue: Soul man {WoW}

Jun 5th 2009 6:41PM Hitting harder and missing once in a while is okay; the real criterion is DPS output. (There are a few cases where having an ability be absolutely reliable is essential for success in a raid. For those cases, being hit capped is the way to make the ability reliable.)

However, hit rating is one of the cheapest ways to boost DPS for most classes. So being hit capped (at least to the point that your special abilities never miss) usually goes hand in hand with maximizing DPS.

Hit rating still provides a damage boost for leveling or simple 5 man content. However, it's less important to maximize your DPS for that content.

Make your own Achievement {WoW}

Feb 20th 2009 8:50AM Pyrrhic Victory
Wipe after defeating a boss.

(We first did this on Terestian Illhoof. Grobbulus and Thaddius make it much easier.)

The Queue: The patoot edition {WoW}

Feb 17th 2009 4:45PM We've just hit the Gluth fight in Naxxramas, and we're having trouble because we aren't experienced at kiting the zombies. What's a good way to practice that kiting outside of a raid?

An ideal practice would include the aspect of picking up multiple mobs that spawn at different times.

Shifting Perspectives: Gearing your Feral (bear) Druid at 80, part 3 {WoW}

Feb 11th 2009 9:17AM Since the Boots of Captain Ellis require Emblems of Valor, I wouldn't really consider them pre-raid gear.