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The Queue: In which protection paladins really aren't that great {WoW}

Jan 13th 2010 2:25PM Amen

Nothing quite like killing level 80 elites at level 73 without dying.

Breakfast Topic: Not This Again {WoW}

Dec 30th 2009 9:01AM CoS... over and over and over... If only Blizzard would put in an option to skip the pageantry.....

The Twelve Days of Winter Veil: Day five {WoW}

Dec 29th 2009 9:16AM Yes Please

More dungeon finder tips {WoW}

Dec 14th 2009 11:21AM Full wipe? Release and run back. I'll let your body stay there and rot if you don't.

Breakfast Topic: What kind of PuG are you? {WoW}

Dec 14th 2009 11:10AM As I am leveling my 3rd toon to 80 (78 enh shaman), I know all the 5 mans like the back of my hand.

I ran a lot of PuGs this weekend. It's nice to put yourself in queue while going around questing and not sitting in a city spamming the chat channels and then having to wait for that one person that is in a city with their hearth on cooldown. For the most part, they were great! Most were quick, painless zergs. One group included a tank that had never been into Halls of Stone. I quickly took control of that one and taught the pally how to pull and hold aggro over a group that was composed of a lot of AoE.

I had two that are worthy of mentioning as "bad" though.

I joined up on a CoS that had this one foul-mouthed warlock leader. He was tossing around racial slurs like they were going out of style while the Arthas event was playing out. "BEAT THAT N****R!!" was the one that really stuck out when Arthas takes out 2 of the villagers before Mal'Ganis appears. I took a deep breath and said to myself, "It's Sunday afternoon. All the kiddies are home from school. I just need the XP, gear upgrades and Rep for my grind to craft the engineer motorcycle." The first pull comes up and this warlock instantly shadow fury stuns the group and hops into the middle of them and spams hellfire. Needless to say the tank was no where near ready and the resto druid couldn't keep him up so he was laid to rest almost instantly. The Tank and healer get their composure and we were able to down the first group. "OMG Nub heals! REZ ME!" That was met with the druid sitting down to drink to get her mana back. "Shaman, REZ ME!" "No. You were stupid enough to run in before the tank. You can run back to us as punishment." Almost instantly after that "You have been removed from the instance" and I found myself standing in Dalaran. Oh well. I queued up for another one...

That lead me to a HoL with a group that everyone except the tank and an Arms warrior were below level 80. No big deal. That just means that we need to be slower and more methodical in the pulls. We kill the first boss and he drops the thrown weapon. The hunter speaks up, "Can I roll need on that? It's a big upgrade for me." The warrior chimes in, "It sure is! You're using a green bow. Go Ahead" /facepalm Again I say to myself: "It's Sunday afternoon. All the kiddies are home from school. I just need the XP, upgrades and Rep for my grind to craft the engineer motorcycle." We clear to the air reverant boss. We start the encounter. The hunter causes too much friendly fire to the group by not running out when she was the first one sparked and subsequently killed me and herself. "Sorry. This is my first time in here." The rest keep at it and get him to about 2% before the last person dies. The DK tank, Pally healer and myself release and start to run back. "Aww That was so close. We almost got it!" Says the hunter. "Imma wait here for the rez." "Me too," chimes in the warrior. Nothing is more insulting in my eyes than not releasing and running back from a full wipe. I promptly left that group. I had a few quests I wanted to turn in anyways.

Of course I bet those two groups will say, "We had this enh shaman that was rude so rude...." Oh well.

WoW 5th Anniversary Giveaway: 5 Razer Naga gaming mice {WoW}

Nov 24th 2009 11:48AM Even though I'm left handed, the wife would love one!

WoW Moviewatch: Stormwind and Ironforge Alpha {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2009 1:05PM You wouldn't say that if you ever had to navigate around the old IF. It was a nightmare.

Flying into IF meant you had to fly around the ring to land at the FP that was near where Tinkertown is now. Leaving IF on a flight meant you continued on a trip 2/3 of the way around the ring to get out. Mind you, this was also before continous flight paths which meant you had to interact with each leg of your trip on a gryphon by selecting the next leg.

Players in those days avoided the old IF like the plague.

SWAPS loot system offers another DKP option {WoW}

Jul 9th 2009 1:18PM EPGP is the only way to fly.