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Addon Spotlight: Addon Roulette and win a Razer Nostromo {WoW}

Oct 27th 2011 7:59PM Would love to try out a nostromo...

Blood Pact: Who is the best choice to link with Dark Intent? {WoW}

Mar 29th 2011 12:30AM I agree with Tyler here. As a raid healing resto druid that sits in the same haste region as you, Matt (DI gives me an extra tick on WG), I do enjoy having DI but it is hardly necessary. I think it is a better choice on a dps to actually speed up the encounter. When I have DI for healing, yes I put out higher numbers but I also overheal more and the other healers overheal more and have more mana left at the end. But without the DI on me, the healing team still functions just fine and keeps everyone up. Where the WG tick is "missing" a holy priests mastery hot is filling in or a paladin flashlight splooge takes up the slack.

What I'm trying to say is, yes, DI increases your healing numbers but there is still a fixed amount of damage to be healed. If you are successful in the encounter, the increase in your personal HPS just means a decrease in the other healers' HPS but no overall difference in raid success or kill speed. DI on a dps means the boss dies faster!

Drama Mamas: Transgender bullying {WoW}

Oct 15th 2010 2:23PM Thank you for addressing that Reroll may still be in transition! I've been reading through all these comments /facepalm-ing at people who just say "oh play like your chosen gender, don't tell people that you used to be something else, leave the baggage, don't talk in vent."
Aside from being very insensitive these people are overlooking the fact that Reroll just came out within the last year! He or she (since it doesn't specify m2f or f2m) likely has friends on the server and in the guild that know Reroll as the wrong (old) gender. As their life is beginning to fall into place as far as coming out and making the transition, Reroll may have been transitioning in game now too!

They didn't just broadcast oh hey I'm a T, make fun of me. They likely quietly requested "could you please refer to me as she (in case of m2f) now," but people are gonna ask questions and whisper about it to their friends. Despite the fact that the original people told meant no harm, word spreads and now Reroll finds him- or herself in a hostile environment.

One note I would add. If you chose to server transfer and play as your true(new) gender with no mention of your past and your birth gender, don't feel like you have to explain your voice. If people make a mistake, just say "actually, I'm a (insert chosen gender here)" and leave it at that.

WoW Rookie: These darn kids today need to learn ... {WoW}

Sep 9th 2010 12:46PM A tank spec does not automatically make you a viable tank! Particulary at level 50+, it's not ok to queue up as a prot paladin in full spellpower gear or a prot warr with a 2 hander and a bunch of leather armor, etc It's just rude to the poor people who end up struggling through the run wiping until you leave or get kicked.

Breakfast Topic: Which two specs will you be choosing? {WoW}

Oct 5th 2008 4:36PM For my toons:
druid--tree and bear (I juggle these already!)
shaman--resto and ele
priest--holy and shadow
paladin--prot and...prot. 'nuff said

Breakfast Topic: Titles! Titles! Titles! {WoW}

Sep 1st 2008 4:14PM /agree

You hit the nail on the head, Amaris. It seems absolutely silly to reward people for skipping content. They're cool titles, but why reward only the people who blow past content as fast as possible?

I'll be taking my time leveling, doing some fishing/gathering as I go, running the new instances, and generally enjoying myself when the expansion comes out. I guess that means I don't get a title.
: /

Build Shop: Druid 0/11/50 {WoW}

Feb 12th 2008 11:42PM I too run with a heavy resto-feral hybrid. Mine's a bit less on the resto, but I have a different purpose for it. I'm a "casual" which means I heal mostly 5 mans for my guild and a bit of pvp, but I also solo a lot as my playtime is often only 30-40 minutes at a time.

Soloing is where this build shines, for someone who likes to heal. If you love druid healing but hate killing things super slow, going oom on your own, and respeccing constantly, this one's for you. I mainly melee in cat and then pop out to heal myself between fights. My mana regens during the next fight cat so I rarely have to stop to drink or eat (aside from renewing my well-fed buff). Omen of clarity serves me well, as it often procs while my target is stunned, giving me an extra attack from behind and a chance to get that 5-combo-point bleed dot up sooner. I'd say it is well worth the talent point for someone who solos frequently.

I did take natures focus for those longer fights where I need to heal myself in the middle, which brings me to another advantage of this--as a balance-resto hybrid, you may run out of mana when soloing and be unable to heal yourself sufficiently, but happens much less as a feral-resto.

In summary: I find this type of hybrid build allows for good healing and easier solo play without the hassle of having to constantly respec.

Mac OS X 10.5.2 brings big FPS gains {WoW}

Feb 11th 2008 10:42PM lol, Me too on the 12 fps to 12 fps. I was all excited when I read this but, noooo, not for me, these improvements.

Erm, I'm guessing you're on a 2-year-old macbook as well?

Fortunately, I never see latencies above 40 ms--I consider it as karmic repayment for having to suffer through choppiness at minimum settings.

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

Dec 24th 2007 10:54AM Happy Holidays!

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

Dec 24th 2007 10:54AM Happy Holidays!