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In defense of ignorance {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2009 10:54AM Halls of Reflection is the main reason I take my healer into the LFD with trepidation. He's my main, I've got the gear for it, but that's a set of fights everyone has to have their act together. There's not really a mod for checking that though - you'll figure that out on the first wave on those steps.

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

Dec 11th 2009 10:26AM I had quite a day for tanks yesterday.

1) Tank 1 marked one of the giants before Loken in HoL, but when the mage managed to face pull said giant, we realized the tank had run off to fight some golems we didn't need. Said tank proceeded to blame the healer.
2) Tank 2 chain pulled like nothing I had ever seen. Get one set down to about 20%, grab the next one, and what the heck is manna?
3) Tank 3 - "What a bunch of scrubs!"; "Could you get some real gear next time?"; "Yeah, thanks for slowing me down." - real sweetheart of a guy.
4) Tank 4 - jumped deliberately to his death just before the first boss in Forge of Souls. We kicked him.
5) Tank 5 - Patiently led some Occulus-newbies through the fight. I particularly liked when he said "Button 1 is DPS. Use button 2 when you have figured out what it's for." Great tank, pleasure to work with.

Shifting Perspectives: Leveling 41-50 {WoW}

Sep 3rd 2009 6:17PM I am so bad about remembering Barkskin - spend all my time watching other people's health bars, lol. But it's an obvious thing for fights like Loatheb or Hodir or anything with lots of raid damage.

Class specific buffs become craftable items {WoW}

Aug 27th 2009 2:17PM The Drums of the Wild are not as good as Improved Gift of the Wild. Of course, the tooltip never shows the impact of that talent. You have to actually look at your resistances, etc. to realize it has a bigger effect.

Shifting Perspectives: Leveling 21-30, part 2 {WoW}

Aug 18th 2009 5:21PM I'm with you on the lore bit about Troll druids, but then, one of my alts is a spacegoat-man shaman, so what do I know?

Officers' Quarters: The standby experience {WoW}

Aug 17th 2009 1:28PM Ab-so-lu-ta-mente! My guild's loot rules are simple. Main spec rolls first, off spec second, no limit on loot. One result of this is it's not uncommon to hear someone say, "Oh, I'll pass. I already got something good tonight." or "Give it to the warlock - she hasn't gotten anything out of this place yet." Etc. DKP is just made for drama, and it's a sign of folks who take themselves waaaaay too seriously. It's a game, people.

Officers' Quarters: Fragmentation {WoW}

May 11th 2009 1:35PM My guild, it's main specs roll first, then off specs if no main specs want it, then DEs, and finally vendor greed (or give it to the tank if the repair bills are getting bad). It does not matter if you are raid leader, officer, a regular who has run 100 raids with us, an occasional raider, or someone we pugged in for one boss. The same rules apply to everyone. Under these rules, all the healers would have been eligible to roll. Obviously, this only works because the regulars are cool with it (the puggers sure don't mind). If we had any loot drama queens --- but then they wouldn't want to raid with us anyway.

And our regular raid leader always announces this before the first pull - I think she even has a macro for it.

Shifting Perspectives: A 3.1 miscellany, part 2 {WoW}

Apr 1st 2009 3:26PM Well sure, I top the healing meter each raid, but that's because I'm tossing HoTs all over the raid. The discipline priest is lower on the healing meter, but if she weren't putting those big single target heals on the tanks, I'd be too dead to cast any HoTs. It ain't just about the numbers.

Shifting Perspectives: A 3.1 miscellany, part 2 {WoW}

Apr 1st 2009 9:54AM What Raycen said. Overhealing will definitely go up, 'cause who the heck knows what damage the tank will be taking when the bloom pops? I think this will be roughest in five mans, healing alone. Our flash healing is still nothing like a priest's, so we still have to be proactive with HoTs to keep the tank from getting too low, which is going to cost big mana now. In a raid you can lay off that some if you coordinate with the other healers, but in a five man you are on your own - and hey, a big time mana regen nerf. Because I was seriously OP and needed a playstyle-changing nerf to remind me who's boss. Pfffft!

Ask a Lore Nerd: Speculative speculation, part 2 {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2009 11:58PM The reasons for conflicting lore are the same as conflicting history books. Some authors have access to different (and possibly better) sources, people have agendas, interpretations change, information gets lost, etc, etc. This is the same reason we keep training new historians each generation. If not, we'd just need journalists.