Jul 16th 2011 2:02AM @Como
No, you are wrong. Many groups do have the DPS for it, and are in fact already in heroic mode, but still have difficulty turning him in 10 man starting the 2nd week of Firelands. Why? Because he launched out buggy, was hotfixed in the first week, and people downed him fine. The week after that until now, the hotfixes apparently went awry and rolled back the leg fix.
Search the WoW bug report and raid forums and you will find many, many bug reports on him that Blizzard has been studiously ignoring for 2 weeks now. This post is particularly interesting, as he pinpointed the missing buff that Rhyolith is supposed to be getting in order to make 'snap turns'.
Moreover, he still retains several annoying bugs apart from the missing Turning Flame buff, the biggest of which is he does NOT prefer volcanoes in front of him, directly contrary to the hotfix notes last week.
Apr 25th 2011 11:57PM Thank you for all the good stuff on fluiddruid and in your column here. So sorry to see you go... maybe you'll be back in the future. Hope you stay safe!
Jun 30th 2010 11:41PM What I'm wondering is if the "guild cauldrons" and other "guild" abilities will let you apply them to a non-guild member in the raid. What if, for example, you have 2 pugs in the raid not from your guild? But they have their own guild and also have that guild talent? Does that mean your guild cauldron will still last longer for them, too?
Maybe I'm being a pessimist, too, but in the summer slump we end up always having to PUG the last few slots since people can't be arsed to show up. The raid-oriented "guild" things seem to be trying to shut out PUGs and make it unrewarding for both them and the guild that pugs them.
Jun 2nd 2010 4:20AM I can still think of potential for abuse, but nothing that wasn't there before the change.
Namely, griefers who think it's funny to kick someone right before last boss. The cd won't stop them for many of the dungeons.
May 30th 2010 11:07PM I used to Levitate the whole party as they hit the water shortly before those steps, so that they wouldn't have to struggle through the water. They would then all proceed to float down the stairs (none of them clicking it off still) right into the waiting arms of the spider mobs. Exceedingly funny.
May 30th 2010 11:04PM You gotta be kidding. Fade has an incredibly short CD compared to other classes' threat dropping abilities. When you pull aggro, you just stand there and refuse to hit Fade, waiting to die?
May 30th 2010 11:02PM It's 'forgotten' for a good reason.
A SINGLE auto-attack that crits (from a cat) immediately regains the threat that Cower reduces. This is because Cower is a piece of shit that reduces threat by a tiny fixed amount rather than a percentage. It never scaled with gear and damage as patch after patch arrived.
You're better off just stopping attacking, period, than attempting to use Cower to lower your threat.
Apr 20th 2010 6:26AM "Just because someone has been drooling over an item for weeks does not entitle them to receive that item over anyone else."
"And how do you know the guy who rolled didn't need/want it just as much? As was said in the article, just because he wasn't constantly drooling over it doesn't mean its not an upgrade for him. "
Exactly. Sheer volume does not entitle you to a drop. If it did, we would have everyone constantly spamming their heart's desire to everyone in range. I find it quite distasteful as well when someone does this constantly. It may be because they want it so much that they can't control themselves, but it seems to me as if they were trying to establish ownership of it beforehand and/ or trying to guilt trip anyone else who might need it into passing to them instead (or look like a big meanyhead).
Loot distribution was already based on /roll. If the letter writer wanted it to be based on sentiment/ personal opinion, then he should have set up a crooked loot council.
Apr 8th 2010 12:38AM This vote seems senseless.
It doesn't matter what people THINK is changing the most. Just gather up the facts on what factors are changing per class, and count them up.
Plus there are a lot of unrevealed plans yet, so yeah, conjecture on 'who will change the most' is pointless.