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Heart of the Aspects video and giveaway {WoW}

Feb 15th 2012 1:21PM Bought one for a friend, hopefully this will up my karma ;-)

Breakfast Topic: Have you ever won the Fishing Tournament? {WoW}

Jan 21st 2012 4:28PM I had it even easier...I won it on the 1st day the contest started (and again on the 3rd, trading wins with a Horde fisherman for the first month).

The time it took me to win was quite a bit longer than what it takes these days, with all the competition, so it was certainly not as difficult a task as it is now. But for that one week, I was the proud owner of the only Hook of the Master Angler ( on the whole server!

State of DPS in Firelands page 2 {WoW}

Oct 4th 2011 5:51PM Looking at a parse of the top 100 gives you a great (although not perfect) reflection of what the specs are *capable* of doing. This is important, but it will seem less so to those of us who are not in that tier. This is what the designers of an encounter (mostly) want to look at when they're designing the hardest encounters that aren't necessarily meant to be done by everyone.

If you balance, say, BM hunters, based on the reflected average of all fights, then the *best* BM hunters may be able to pull 10K DPS more than anyone else. This would not be a better way to do things, though again for those of us in the middle it would seem to make more sense.

Like all data, there are always different ways to look at things, and depending on how you do you will see different 'answers' from it. Median can be a more useful mode than average, but other times it's the other way around, it all depends on what you're trying to get at. Take the information provided, understand *exactly* what you're looking at, and it will tell you a great deal. Maybe not what you're looking for, but it is valid for what it is about.

Spiritual Guidance: Beth'tilac and proper shadow priest AOE {WoW}

Jul 27th 2011 4:17PM Hunters' Distracting Shot will also bring them down

Officers' Quarters: Wait-listing is the hardest part {WoW}

Apr 25th 2011 11:19AM The game has changed a lot...even at point Kara was relevant, the tide had already turned.

Gone are the days when people wanted to be part of a *guild*, as opposed to part of a raid. I remember the days when we'd have 40 people in a raid, and 15 or more people sitting at the entrance hoping to get a chance to join in. That was 5 days a week, and it was consistent.

These days it seems like people hop online at raid time, and log out as soon as invites are over.

I guess by lowering the bar to raiding, Blizz has raised the expectations of inclusion in players. That combined with the 'Me generation' attitudes seems to send a lot of players running away as soon as they feel like they're in any danger of sitting out.

BlizzCon 2011 Announced: October 21 and 22 {WoW}

Feb 7th 2011 2:46PM
Yeah, ain't that the truth...

I was a rabid Blizzcon attendee until last year's click-fest. Soon as I saw it was in Anaheim again, I decided not to even bother. (And I live within driving distance of there)

Move it to a bigger venue, and I'll think about going again some time.

The Queue: The one with a bird on it {WoW}

Feb 2nd 2011 11:59AM "Garrosh needs to be taught that not every problem can be solved with an axe, and he needs to be taught it in the most emphatic manner possible so that it penetrates his skull."

Like...with an axe?

WoW Insider's Cataclysm launch giveaway: BlizzCon 2010 Deathling maquette {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 1:22AM OOO very cool, I wasn't able to attend this year