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The case for cross-faction Real ID raiding {WoW}

Feb 29th 2012 3:17AM I don't think they should mix factions but a CoT Lille buff changing you to a race of the opposit faction wouldnix any problems

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Purple Puffer loot codes from WootLoots.com {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 10:04AM Omg sexy fresh! Win or not it's adorable!

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: FigurePrint Statue {WoW}

Dec 19th 2011 4:38PM So shiny

What's funny is with transmogrification I don't have to change outfits for this. :)

12 Days of Winter Veil: Landro's Lichling from WootLoots.com {WoW}

Dec 19th 2011 12:31PM He's so adorable and deadly!

WoW Insider's Cataclysm launch giveaway: BlizzCon 2010 Deathy in-game pet {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 3:26AM I always look at these and hope, always worth a shot. :)

Drama Mamas: When NSFW guild chat aggros a parent {WoW}

Nov 19th 2010 12:16PM My guild had a pretty simple policy on this: After 11pm, anything goes. Even stretching into early morning (say 5am or so) did happen. During the day, it was kept safe for work, as it were.

Interestingly, when the rule was broken, it was usually the younger members of our guild responsible, and we had to reel them in on it.

If you do have a child in guild, the best way to monitor this kind of thing is really to play along with them, and be there when this kind of things happen. Anyone on the net deals with these kinds of things from time to time, and even if it isn't appropriate, it's the parents position to teach their child that this kind of thing really isn't right.

For most kids when conversations get really raunchy, they arn't scarred, just really grossed out, as most of us are. When you see it coming up, be with them, mute the guild chat for a bit, and let it pass, although pointing out they really shouldn't be acting that way (not just for the 12 year old's sake, us grownups don't like it either) is a good idea.

10 ways to build a healing mentality {WoW}

Jun 6th 2010 6:46PM A small aside, I'd say lag spikes are opportunities, not an excuse for mistakes.

Nothing is more fun that healing successfully and scraping through a fight, then being able to say "lol, I healed through all of that with a 2k ping" (yes, I have done this, and yes, on progression content)

If you can heal when the wow servers are having major hiccups, and everything is going horribly, you'll be able to heal that much better when everything is crisp and smooth.

Pulling aggro in PUGs: who's to blame {WoW}

Jan 14th 2010 10:57PM Sounds like you had fresh just learning dps. In this case, you have to take some initiative. New players often pay no attention to raid markers whatsoever, so you have to explain "take down skull first, it keeps spawning wraths on us, otherwise we could wipe again".

This way, if the group wipes because skull wasn't taken care of, the healer knows its the fault of the dps, and also, the dps learns that attacking the skull first is critical.

Pulling aggro in PUGs: who's to blame {WoW}

Jan 14th 2010 10:52PM While tanking a group today, I noticed a rouge in our party pulling aggro quite a bit. Now... this had nothing to do with the tanking, but more the targets that were chosen.

Since casters primarily choose healers, he was picking on those first so he could interrupt the casts, however, they're always the last that the tank has aggro on. He said he was using his normal rotation, but I cleared it up for him, and it has to do with proximity.

So simply telling him "interrupt them, then drag them to me, that way I can get aggro on them properly". After that, we could work together properly and he suddenly wasn't "pulling aggro" anymore.

As dps, if your tank is having trouble, think about the situations where they're losing aggro, and what happened. Pay attention to which targets you choose, and how close they are to the tank.

Also casters are usually the easiest targets for both beginning and experienced tanks to miss since they're usually far away from the group and tanks often end up with tunnel vision just on the mobs close to them, and you'll never meet a tank that doesn't want a caster close to them.

Interrupt (or death grip if you're a death knight) and drag to the tank (ideally into their swipe/death and decay/concecrate/shockwave), then switch targets (so you don't build much threat on the caster), your tanks will love you.

Also, one of my basic macros while dpsing is simple: /assist target

Just target the tank, then press the key its bound too, and immidiately you'll be targetting the same target as the tank is building threat on, meaning it should be almost impossible to pull off of them.