Jan 15th 2008 5:09PM bloodlight, it's not a hack, and i'm sure as hell not a GM. It's a mod called Healing Estimator. It can tell you exactly (not counting for crits) how much your spell will heal your current target. Use it enough, and pay attention to which spells heal for how much; within two pulls of any group i'm in, i know exactly which spell to use for each player, depending on how low their health is. Once i've got it figured, i don't bother looking at it for the rest of the run.
It's not exact, but it's pretty darn close.
Tanks always get priority. And yes, there are situations where overhealing is definitely a good idea. However, i maintain that those situations are relatively few in comparison to the situations where it is not necessary or in any way beneficial. All it does at that point is waste time and mana.
Jan 15th 2008 2:20PM Agreed, Fyxie. As a resto shaman who loves and adores downranking, it's certainly not a matter of "not casting enough".
And i don't think that overheal is "of the devil", lol. It's more of a competing-with-myself sort of thing. I want to see if i can get below my record while still smoothly healing a group. If i'm doing my job right, it's not a matter of over/underheal. I know i'm doing my job right when the other people in my group think they're immortal.
Jan 15th 2008 2:14PM I'm a resto shaman, and whether i'm in raids or 5-mans, and no matter what i do, i can't seem to get below 6% overheal. I get cranky if i go into double digits. :P
And yeah there are times when you hafta throw caution into the wind and heal your brains out... but you shouldn't be doing that for an entire run, and those spikes should just even out into the mix.
Nov 30th 2007 8:45AM My current main is a female BE hunter with a crazy jumbled name - an very old inside joke. The name IS pronounceable, it just doesn't look like it at first. She has a pet boar who is not yet named, because i suck at naming things and am incredibly indecisive. Beast mastery is an awesome soloing spec. I suck at PVP and never duel.
So basically, the only thing from keeping me from being a gold farmer, by your standards, are my profession and gear.
Nice. Yeah, if you ninja'd some ore from me, i'd point and laugh too. And that sort of "reporting the competition" crap could easily be interpreted as griefing - which i would happily mention to any GM that contacted me about it.
Sep 18th 2007 5:56PM I think that the percentages of noobs/teabaggers/etc are probably the same on either side. Generally speaking, Alliance outnumber the Horde - sometimes as much as three to one on a given server. So going by base numbers, there are technically more Alliance noobs than Horde.
And yeah - some of the Horde quests involve some mean things. But we don't have Lady Onyxia running any of our cap cities. ;)
Aug 31st 2007 11:41AM Actually, the racer in Shimmering Flats and the crash site in Tanaris are part of the same joke. It's a reference to Buckaroo Bonzai.