Jul 16th 2008 9:53AM I'd like to know how far they've progressed...We just did a hyjal pug this week, and downed Kaz within 3 hours - it was a total blast! I credit this mostly to the fact that my server (Executus or GTFO!) has a large endgame raiding community. We plan to do some SSC and TK pugs this weekend just for fun as well...I wonder if the Leftovers have downed any tier 6 content with this scheme of doing raids.
May 26th 2008 1:59PM One thing you can do is make yourself more marketable. In your non-raiding time (bored at work perhaps?) you can read up on tanking strats for different bosses, go read tankspot.com and elitistjerks.com forums to make yourself the best tank possible (15 stamina gems FTW!). While in between raid guilds, go farm up resist gear (frost or nature for hydross, fire resist if you're a pally for a'lar and antherion and shadow resist for Mother). These attributes might offset your schedule issues in the minds of raid/guild leaders. Good luck!
Sum durids is bare
Apr 15th 2008 11:37AM Dammit! Noscript might save you from trojans/keyloggers but it sure is a pita when it deletes your reply post :S I'll try my best to replicate my original comment.
"You might catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, but you use vinegar to slay dragons." Especially against those baking soda dragons! Take that Arm-bane & Hammer-spite!
Great article yet again Cam, you're really spot on with this one. Raid leading is a razor sharp edge to walk - if you verbally reprimand someone enough, they'll improve and the group is brought that much closer to their goal (downing the boss) but if the raid leader pushes it too hard, everyone just lost a guildy and now the 25th spot needs to be filled. It is like the raid leader is the 4 star General and is in command of this 25 man army - how many nice-guy Generals you think the army has? (Well besides Dispatch's General - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ki-RtgYHXI8&feature=related )
So not only do raid leaders need to organize everyone in the raid, know every trash pull (Grad body pulling how many trash groups? FTW! ha!), and of course know every boss fight inside and out. That stuff is obvious, but underneath it all they also need to practically be social scientists - assessing on-the-fly exactly how much strong language and spaz outs are necessary to motivate and reinvigorate the group but at the same time not cross that line of "Why the hell am I in here taking this shit? AND I'm paying 15 bucks/month for it? Screw this guy, screw this raid, screw this game, I'm out!" I appreciate anyone willing to fill this all-important role, but I sure don't envy them
Sum durids is bored during tuesday maintenance
Jan 21st 2008 10:19AM I would have paid atttention to Wowwiki's rep grinding advice upon entering outlands. I must've run steam vaults 50+ times for my oh-so-lovely earthwarden. Had I turned in 160 Unidentified Plant Parts from the get go, instead of doing all the quests from friendly to honored, I would've maintained a lot more sanity. Now I'm trying to grind lower city rep (Shapeshifters signet for the threat set win!) and am in the exact same boat. For all you's about to set foot in outland - PLAN your rep, it'll save you so much time and effort later (Well, time for yet another sethekk halls run....sigh)
Oct 29th 2007 11:38AM @6 - Your point is moot if you buy locally homegrown from some hippies down the block.
@7 - Totally dude, totally.
Aug 23rd 2007 2:40PM One of my alltime favs is "LESS QQ MORE PEW PEW" or another "I will get my main" - I definately thought twice about ganking the latter, but decided to anyways ;) hehe bring it!
Aug 7th 2007 4:45PM I for one would like more of this news - I've been keeping up on Xzins for the last few weeks/months now and I love it. Keep up the hacking Xzin - innovation is always a good thing. Thanks wowinsider, and thank yous to all those Xzins out there
Aug 7th 2007 9:43AM One more for the discounted multiple characters move! I have transfered one character and am planning on transferring another. Only feature I wish were available is transferring from one account to another that isn't in the same name. Whats their issue with this? Why not blizz? Just because a friend gave me his lvl 60 (he gave up wow) so I could play on horde with a RL friend why can't I transfer it to my allready-being-paid for account?
Aug 6th 2007 6:23PM @11 Kyrra I wish I was on your server - I've been trying to get together a MC group for week :S What srv you on?