Jan 6th 2012 3:32AM 5. Postal - There's nothing more time wasting, that clicking multiple times just to open a mail and get what is inside, especially when you just bought 200 of them off the AH. Postal solves this with one click.
4. Healbot - still my all time favorite grid and click through healing mod.
3. GTFO - a simple yet genius little mod that tells me to stop standing in the bad stuff way before I normally notice. This should be in every single raider (and new LFRers toolbox).
2. Ovale / Enraged - I use Ovale on my Feral Druid, with the custom script from LeafKiller and it's amazing how much more DPS you can pump out if you hit the right buttons and time things right. It's also very handy to use with your lesser-alts, you know the ones, the one's you haven't played in over a year and the spells now are a distant memory. Ovale tells you which one to push next :) I use Enraged on my Warrior, but that's more from habit has I used that before Ovale.
1. ElvUI - my new favorite mod of all time. It's just simply amazing that an entire UI can be replaced, adding so much more functionality, still look awesome and yet take only 2-3 Mb of memory.
Oct 12th 2011 2:35AM I PvP on my new druid (now 70) all the time, and see lots of other kitties in there with me.
As for not seeing Resto's, I dual-spec'd resto last night and have to say that a resto druid is great fun and makes an awesome flag carrier. You can drop a few instant HoTs, drop into bear form and just wade through pretty much anything with your flag fluttering above you. It's extremely hard to kill a resto-bear it seems, and usually takes 4+ to bring you down, by which time you'd hope some help would have arrived (but I play Alliance so maybe not).
Jun 28th 2011 2:27AM Sadly the Undermine Journal is US realms only, not much use for the rest of us folks.
Apr 10th 2011 12:28PM I guess it has, as although I've played since day 1 of vanilla, I've lost almost all interest in it and hardly even log in any more.
Sep 24th 2010 2:58AM Questguru is my new replacement Quest/Achievement tracker. I highly recommend it, especially if you quest with someone else as it can announce quest pickups, completions etc. http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/quest-guru.aspx
And I'll put in another vote for WowPro-Guides, which uses Tourguide but with Jame's guides
Sep 20th 2010 9:34AM That little lot comes to £1720 at Overclockers for us Brits (with upgraded 128gb SSDs as they didn't have the smaller 64GB ones).
Just wondering though, does WoW even take advantage of 2 video cards? I didn't think it did.
Sep 15th 2010 2:13AM My one 'wtf' was why use two mods for unit frames as you've got both VuhDo and SuF there?
... and what happens to the UnitFrames in a raid?
I do like the horizontal Party frames though and will be tinkering later so do they same.
Sep 1st 2010 3:01AM Nice article that's thought provoking and mould breaking.
Other ways of looking at this, my play-style would be a 7/9 on your hardcore scale, or a grade 'B' or 78% hardcore (shame that you couldn't find one more category to make it a list of 10). Actually, is it even a scale or just a classification of play styles? While the last two or three would stay where they are, you could move some of the categories around above it to make a similar list.
I wonder also what the distribution of players are among that scale. Are there really that many Competitors, or do people just think they are. By definition, I don't think there would be, how many people can have world/realm firsts after all?
Lastly - can't one of the qualifications for your play style be dependant on '/played'? (actually probably more like a monthly or yearly average of /played). Isn't a true hardcore player one that has spent many, many, many hours in front of his characters? They could fit any of your categories, but would have spent a considerable time playing to reach that level.
Aug 1st 2010 4:19AM Couldn't agree more. As a resto shammy that has never played Enhancement, what started as a great article turned into a 'err... whut?'. Don't be lazy, post the names of these spells for those that don't eat live a breath the spec you're writing about.
Jun 28th 2010 2:43AM I'd agree that PvP is a great way if you have an Shadow Priest you've half levelled, or an old Priest gathering dust on your log in screen like add had. I've had a level 70 Shadow Priest I've not touched since TBC, and a few weeks ago respec'd her Disc and jumped into some battle ground to 'figure out how all this stuff works'. There's no pressure, you can mis-cast all the wrong spells you like to start with, but after a while you get into the swing of things and you start getting a lot of 'thanks'. That's a good feeling! I spent about a week doing PVP then hit the dungeons and it was a lot less scary as I really hate letting people down and looking a dork.