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Two Bosses Enter: Vanessa VanCleef vs. Cardboard Assassin {WoW}

May 10th 2011 1:41AM Vanessa sets the arena on fire; the Cardboard Assassin can't run out of the explosion and burns to death immediately. Game over.

Shifting Perspectives: Embracing the hybrid nature of feral druids {WoW}

Mar 14th 2011 9:39AM @Cyrus Vigilance used to transfer threat to the warrior, but that changed in Cata. Now if the target of Vigilance gets hit, it (1) refreshes taunt and (2) gives the warrior stacks of Vengeance as if 20% of the damage was done to the warrior (see ). Vengeance has a cap on it, so it won't go up indefinitely. I guess having Vigilance on the other tank will prevent any decay of Vengeance between swaps and therefore be a slight aid to DPS, which could be what "cheating" was supposed to imply, but that's not the same at all as being a "huge boost in threat" the way it would have worked in BC or Wrath. (By the way, threat-race boss from Wrath: 10-man Patchwerk. I tanked it.)

Shifting Perspectives: Embracing the hybrid nature of feral druids {WoW}

Mar 14th 2011 4:33AM What do you think warriors are "cheating" on by using Vigilance? It doesn't do damage, and it's not adding anything we wouldn't have anyway. It refreshes our taunt, which shouldn't be needed on a regular tank-swap fight, and most could max out Vengeance slightly faster if we aren't the first tank. Yay?

Breakfast Topic: Did you accomplish your Lunar Festival goals? {WoW}

Feb 13th 2011 9:34AM "forty-plus months"?! Did Blizz make some sneaky announcement about cancelling the holiday next year? Is the Chinese calendar not going to increment because the world is ending? Or was that supposed to be in weeks, rather than months? :)

Breakfast Topic: Which achievement are you most proud of? {WoW}

Jan 24th 2011 8:54AM Scepter of the Shifting Sands quest chain. Sure, I did it in the weeks just before Cata hit, so those old raids weren't such a challenge, but I saw a hell of a lot of stuff I'd never seen before, which (besides being fun) finally tied together some of those places/NPCs/items that I'd never understood before. Land's End island off the map south of Tanaris? That crazy huge island south of Feathermoon Stronghold in Feralas? The mad scientist on the giant island north of Theramore? Half the crap that used to be in Azshara? Yeah, they all had actual story reasons to be there, and I got to see it all. :)

Similarly, but without an achievement, the Fallen Hero of the Horde quest line was amazing and absolutely worth doing even two expansions too late.

The Queue: I don't want to look back yet {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2010 1:28PM I'm using the new RSS feed, and it does the barfing thing every couple of days.

Encrypted Text: Answers to your pre-Cataclysm rogue questions {WoW}

Nov 4th 2010 6:54AM It seems like you're forgetting that when someone is leveling in the new system, they *can't* grab any talents from the other trees anymore. The other trees won't become available until after hitting 71. For most of the leveling process, you need to look at each tree in isolation. Combat and Assassination both have nice talents to improve Recuperation, and having low downtime is an important element of a good leveling spec, but you have to pick one over the other for the majority of the leveling experience. Which of those is better for the early levels? Does it hold up for later levels? That's what I still want to know before I pick a spec for my worgen rogue next month.

Scattered Shots: 4.0.1 hunter gems, glyphs and stat weights {WoW}

Oct 19th 2010 8:44AM Dear Frostheim,

In the opening paragraphs of your article, you mention that hunters aren't using their signature shots enough, but you don't say what those are. My hunter just hit level 40, and maybe it's noobish of me, but I thought the signature ability was the one you get for picking a spec, or maybe the 31-point talent. For beast mastery (my spec) however, neither of those are a shot. What am I missing?

Choose My Adventure: Maintenance and music {WoW}

Jul 20th 2010 2:29AM Have Andrenorton (Rossi's troll mage) duel a warrior of equal level, then write it up for us.

Breakfast Topic: Things my wife and I have done in WoW {WoW}

Jun 24th 2010 1:13PM Grats to you both! My fiancee and I have been playing together for almost four years now. The proposal wasn't mid-raid, but my prot warrior received a Flawless Diamond Solitaire ( from his holy priest, who went down on one knee in Dalaran. We announced the engagement to our guild when he "reminded" me to change into the right gear set at raid the next night. It's the only engagement ring I've got, and it's the only one I want. :-D