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Analysis of Warriors changes in 3.1 {WoW}

Feb 5th 2009 1:15PM do warriors even stance dance anymore? I dont know about dps wars in berserker/battle stance, but in a post-warbringer era I never come out of defensive stance.

i like how the prot-warrior class is holding up, I dont think we need any changes... unless they wanna turn thunderclap into a consecrate-esque ability. thatd be cool.

Behind the Curtain: The role you play pt. 2 {Massively}

Feb 3rd 2009 3:47PM I like to think each of my toons embodies a different part of my personality. But i definitely see trends in play style based on roles and class in other players.

I had a resto druid for the longest time in BC, and loved healing and raiding as resto. When I was on him, it a kind of guardian spirit feeling: I keep the group healthy, I prevent death. I was also pretty laid back when I healed and complained very rarely unless the group was really messing up. Healing was great because they were in such short supply all the time that everyone was grateful to get one (even though I rarely got thanked for keeping together a failed pull or fail group).

I leveled a prot warrior next. I got her up to 61 just through tanking instances and the occasional quest. At 70, I loved being the leader of instances and raids. It was a position of power and respect. MT always had lead in my case, so if someone wasnt listening or messing up, I kicked them. As a tank, it was definitely a lot more stressful, but you also had to have a level head to pull a group together. It also required being knowledgeable on every fight, since they always hinged on whether or not you knew a particular phase of a fight.

Lastly I leveled a DK when Wrath hit. Being an OP dps'er, I just wanted things done fast. I was really impulsive while on this toon; killing things just because they were in the way. In dungeons I get very irate when tanks couldnt keep aggro and similarly when healers couldnt heal me after i got said aggro. It was also a really competitive feeling knowing that I was only as good as my DPS, so i really pushed it to inch out other players on the recount charts. But as a DPS, I also knew of my interchangeability: if i fuck up or the tank doesnt like what Im doing, its very easy to replace me. As a result, I was always very grateful when I was chosen to go over other DPS.

Now having leveled my DK to 80 and raided a bit with him, I went back to my tank which I know I love the most. Its the leadership role thats most appealing to me i think. Though I only play on my tank when I know I can be "on the ball". Im a damn good tank too, but at least I get thanked for it .. hehe. I also like kicking rowdy DKs.

Forum post of the day: Serious business decisions {WoW}

Jan 13th 2009 1:50PM well, while we're making sweeping assumptions, i guess all guilds in T6 were pre-pubescents that were also shut- ins, didnt know how to sociallize, and frequented the mountain dew isle at their local delis, while...

no. people have different schedules. many people are able to juggle family, work, and wow - and quite well at that.

Forum post of the day: Serious business decisions {WoW}

Jan 13th 2009 1:08PM I still strongly believe that there needs to be some end game content that is only reachable by dedicated, hardcore guilds. As someone who worked hard to reach just SSC in BC (never made it though) with my guild, I like to know there's something on the horizon for working hard.

Breakfast Topic: Identity Crisis {WoW}

Jan 12th 2009 10:29AM had a prot war and resto druid at 70 before wrath came out. i was late on the wrath bandwagon so i decided to mess around a bit on a dk first... got him to 80 in grizzly hills. its been too much fun tearing stuff apart to go back

luckily theres a new wave of alt 70's in my guild that my prot war is leveling with.

alas my poor resto druid sits on his rest xp.

WoW, Casually: What Patch 3.0.8 holds for casual players {WoW}

Dec 13th 2008 1:04PM i believe you mean graveyards.

Naxxramas world first by TwentyFifthNovember {WoW}

Nov 15th 2008 12:47PM still, wow needs endgame content like sunwell to keep something to strive for in a pve context. maybe it is actually difficult, i'll see when the time comes... for now ill enjoy wrath nice and slow

Squashling, Hallowed Helm trick-or-treatable {WoW}

Oct 22nd 2008 3:19PM youre missing the point. this is a holiday achievement, not a feat of strength. everyone should be able to get it relatively easy.