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The Queue: The fate of Sky Captain Swayze and Ka'anu Reevs {WoW}

Dec 5th 2011 11:52AM Is it possible to get the ilvl 372 requirement for the Raid Finder strictly through heroics and JP gear? If so, are there any guides out there on what gear to buy/farm on a per class/spec basis? I'm looking for a guide to gearing up my new mage, but info for any other classes would be useful as well.

The Queue: Look at me, Drek'thar {WoW}

Nov 4th 2011 11:08AM Since Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms share the same day/night cycle, is it safe to postulate that they are on the same hemisphere of the planet, and that there could be whole other continents to explore on the other side of Azeroth?

The Queue: Top 10 most-asked questions, plus Yoda {WoW}

Nov 1st 2011 11:17AM Couple of Qs for the Q, all dealing with the built in raid frames.

I have a couple of bugs with the built in raid frames (which I've confirmed are not limited to me, or caused by addons). If a player leaves a group, and someone rejoins, they do not appear in the raid frames until I reset the UI. Also, the UI will still show some dispellable effects as non-dispellable, if I've taken a talent such as Improved Cleanse Spirit. Have any of these bugs been fixed on the 4.3 PTR?

Foo Fighters to rock the house at BlizzCon 2011 {WoW}

Sep 28th 2011 12:30PM Yeah, Foo Fighters weren't even a twinkle in Dave's eye when I was in high school. You have no right claiming to be old, you young whipper snapper.

Drama Mamas: A fake romance turns real {WoW}

Sep 26th 2011 2:48PM The entire following story is true.

I was once is a "fake" relationship. One of my best friends and I decided it would be funny to tell another friend of ours that we were secretly dating, and planning to get married. Things got uncomfortably real, and we called the prank off after a day or two. Fast forward 14 years, and we've been married for 11 of those.

The moral of the story? You probably both have feelings for each other, and this was both your way of passively expressing them. Don't waste time playing silly little love games. Tell them how you feel!

Is it time to kill tanking? {WoW}

Aug 25th 2011 6:44PM The way I see it, the problem isn't with class design, its with the idea that the tank is generally considered the "group leader". Its the tank's job to know his/her way around the instance and to generally know everything about an encounter. Usually, if a DPS messes up and encounter mechanic, it can be pushed through, but if a tank screws it up, its usually a wipe.

If you want to make tanks more plentiful, take the pressure off. The first step, would be to make dungeons easier to navigate. The new maps are a good start, but even something like breadcrumbs through the instance would be nice.

Next, make tanking (and healing and DPSing for that matter) encounters more intuitive. Even with the Dungeon Journal, its difficult to know what to do in a fight. There are so many different ground effects, its very difficult to know what to move out of, and what to stay in. Making the color's consistent would help. I'm not sure what the ability is, but warlocks have a spell that puts a purple halo under a mob. As a tank, out of reflex, I constantly try to move myself and the mob out of it.

Like it or not, most people use the dungeon finder, and not guild groups / groups of friends. These PuGs are in most cases not willing to take the time to let a new tank learn an encounter. A wipe that used to be a learning experience, is now a forum for name calling and abuse. Adding more information to the default UI, that gives players a general idea of what to do, or what is coming would go a LONG way towards making the run a better experience for all, and cut down on queue times.

Breakfast Topic: What was your first addon? {WoW}

Aug 20th 2011 10:34AM I can't believe now one else has mention any of Telo's addons. Telo's Bottom Bar was my first addon, followed by his Buff Timers.

Telo's addons were so good, they were basically copied exactly by Blizzard into the default UI.

Breakfast Topic: How do you deal with self-entitled puggers? {WoW}

Aug 9th 2011 10:14AM I will taunt or heal mistakes. Stuff happens, no big deal. However, if a dps insists on pulling, I assume that they want to tank, and let them get their way. It usually ends badly for them.

The Queue: Happy father's day, Ragnaros {WoW}

Jun 19th 2011 2:05PM I get the whole race/class restrictions, but I don't get the reasoning. For instance - Gnomes. They can be both Warriors and Priests. Why not a Paladin? Isn't a Paladin basically a warrior priest?

The Queue: I'll see your Deathwing, and raise you a **distracted by puppies** {WoW}

Jun 14th 2011 11:40AM You are all steering this poor youngster wrong. For most people, beer is an acquired taste. Don't send the poor lad out too spend all his money on a craft beer that he's not going to fully appreciate, or a heavy beer like Guinness that will make him swear off the stuff for ever.

Start with a very light lager. As close to water as you can get. Modelo, Red Stripe, etc. Then, as you start to drink more, and get to the point where you can appreciate beer, move on to the ales, then stouts. After you've gone through the commercial brands, then start hitting up the nice micro-brews, but only when you think you can appreciate them.