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Confessions of a Warrior Noob [edit] {WoW}

Jul 7th 2007 2:21PM Yeah, I ended up having to use the Wowhead talent calculator instead of Blizzards because for some reason the Blizzard one didn't save when I was making my post.

Blood Pact: The future for pets {WoW}

Jul 4th 2007 10:15PM

If Warlock pets get any better, why would we need any other classes?

Al'ar: Finally, a use for troll priests {WoW}

Jul 4th 2007 3:51PM I believe it's the duration of Hex of Weakness that lets it work for this, MS and Wound Poison (by the way, if we're nerfing MS, nerf Wound Poison) don't last as long and so don't work. But it's just a duration thing, not a mechanical thing (if I'm right, I don't have a troll priest) and so it's not a bug.

Frankly, it doesn't seem at all like a bug or exploit to me. As many have said, Trolls have an ability that reduces healing by 20%, and Al'ar has a big heal. No harm, no foul.

Know Your Lore: Garona Halforcen {WoW}

Jun 28th 2007 4:20PM There's a half orc half draenei in Nagrand who just looks like an orc. So Blizzard may just be lazy, or maybe orc crossbreeds tend to favor their orc parent for some reason.

An open letter against a dysphemism {WoW}

Jun 26th 2007 1:36PM You have to love the repeated posts about everyone's a puritan because they don't like it when they're too goddamn asinine, insensitive and juvenile to not liken actions in a vido game to being violated.

To everyone who falls back on that excuse - seriously, go around acting like this in real life, please. Please please please do. And when your mothers, sisters or girlfriends tell you to your face what a goddamn asshole you are, you can try and trot out the tired old 'words have no inherent meaning' bullshit on them and see how it flies. If words don't have an inherent meaning then why did you choose the one you did? It's the argument of a feeble and inept mind, a cretin, a horrible callow arrogant underdeveloped person who can't bear to not be a jackass.

Rather than saying "Oh, I didn't really think of it that way" and correcting your behavior, you actually stand up and defend something loathsome. News flash - YOU ARE WRONG. Suck it up, admit that you made a mistake and used a word that in no way matches the experience you're describing and which should be reserved for the actual crime. Men get raped, yes. That doesn't make it all right to liken your pixelated victories or defeats to a very real, very horrible event and when someone calls you on it, ask yourself "Am I really willing to stand here and defend the use of this word"?

You're free to use it, and no government can jail you for it in most western democracies. That doesn't make it right: the United States, as an example, allows the Ku Klux Klan to march and spread their vile message of bigotry. They're free to do it. That doesn't make it right and it doesn't obligate me to stand back and not tell any of them I speak to what filthy lowlives they are.

So congratulations, you champions of free speech - you've taken the forcible violation of women, children and even adult men and used it to make yourself feel better about your video game. You're a bunch of titans of freedom, you are.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Tanking 101 {WoW}

Jun 22nd 2007 4:46PM Sorry, booga, but every druid tank I've known uses the old shift into humanoid form, cast renew and thorns, and then shift back into bear for a faerie fire/feral charge pull a great deal. Druids have more flexibility than warriors and are not as rage dependent because they can shapeshift for moves like that one. It was also my understanding that druid energy refills as fast as rogue energy does. Didn't mean to offend, just stating it how I see it - bloodrage, I suppose, is the warrior solution to these issues.

The level 70 druid in my horde guild is now levelling a 62 warrior, and he tells me that rage is a lot harder to come by as a warrior, so take it for whatever it's worth.

As for Shield Bash, it's a very situational move and is indeed excellent against caster mobs. I didn't mention it because I was more focusing on basic threat generation, but those of you who mentioned it were right to do so.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Tanking 101 {WoW}

Jun 22nd 2007 3:18PM I've already recieved comments mentioning that I left out shield slam, and yes, I did - it requires a reasonable investment in protection and this guide is meant for people who haven't made that kind of commitment yet.

That being said, if you have Shield Slam (and for that matter, Devastate) you most certainly should be using them.

DoTs and Resilience {WoW}

Jun 21st 2007 3:17AM Other than ranting and calling the originator of the post at Shadow Gaming names, are any of the warlocks and shadow priests commenting in this thread going to refute his points, or the points made at comment #21 in this thread? If Resilence basically protects you from crits while doing nothing to harm your own DPS in any way, it's more effective for you than it is for anyone else.

It's that simple. If we're going to make it so that Locks and SPriests can effectively ignore Resilence, then the easiest solution is to take it off of their gear. That way, they still get crit.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Ooops! {WoW}

Jun 15th 2007 4:01PM Well, I'm fat and I have a beard, but I don't own either a duster nor any hats at all, and I generally only go to social events with my wife, who wouldn't let me dress like that anyway.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Ooops! {WoW}

Jun 15th 2007 3:20PM Actually, they couldn't port me back for the simple matter that we'd already cleared the trash (yes, I deliberately tanked the trash in DPS gear... it died fast enough that it was never a concern) and I realized my set wasn't in my bags about two seconds after hitting the button and two seconds before Ony saw me.

Yes, I'm an idiot. If I'd put on the set before running in, we would have been fine.