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Ready Check: WoW Insider's Guide to Baleroc, the Gatekeeper {WoW}

Aug 7th 2011 4:34AM And by the above I don't mean the absorption from AD but the healing part if "killed" to avoid any confusion.

Ready Check: WoW Insider's Guide to Baleroc, the Gatekeeper {WoW}

Aug 7th 2011 4:28AM I don't really get the reasoning about DK self healing or the self healing from Ardent defender on Decimating Strikes. Last time I checked Decimating Strikes also reduces the target's healing by 90% for 4 seconds which basically renders self healing more or less useless in the timeframe before the next strike hits. Am I getting this wrong?

Spiritual Guidance: Holy Priest 101, part 1 {WoW}

Jan 7th 2011 5:28AM The tooltip for Lightweave Embrodery is wrong. It actually procs intellect and not spellpower (580 int for 15 sec with an internal 45 sec cooldown) which makes it the best cloak enchant if you are a tailor. It averages out to around 175 Int and if timed properly also have the benefit of enhancing other abilities (like f ex popping fiend during a proc and rake in the extra mana, giving more returns from replenishment etc). Simply put - if you are a tailor use it.

Raid Rx: Is that DPS gear or healing gear? {WoW}

Aug 10th 2010 11:44PM This article is fail from the start and the reason is it tries to c l e a r t h i n g s u p when the hole point is that it's not supposed to be clear. Blizzard stated it themselves over and over and over again and still it haven't gotten into your brains. There is NO healer loot. Ther is NO caster loot. Zero, zilch, null.

God, I can't wait for cataclysm to see what will be made up to counter Blizzards intention with the new system. That is healer lewt 4 me. wtf u gief it 2 hiiiiim? Omg I can has reeeeforging ffs... it will be a treat.

Addon Spotlight: Four data broker plugins {WoW}

Jul 2nd 2010 4:03AM Fubar and Titan bar are great addons. I have been using them myself for years. They do however have limitations that Broker addons don't and that is the reason why we have been shifting to them over the last year or so. The main limitation of thoe old addons is that they can only present the plugins in one fashion and that is as a horizontal bar. You can choose to have it on top of your screen or on your bottom half but that's about it. Broker Data Lib changes this. There are addons to present your plugins as circles, in blocks, as popup-menus and it's possible to create them for showing up like just anything you can imagine. the article presents a few of them and these specifically mimic the behaviour of Fubar or Titan. They give you horizontal bars.

What makes Broker so fantastic however is that the same plugins will work no matter where and how you choose to present them. You can have multiple addons to present some in one way and others in another. Stealing the metafor in the article Fubar is a garden that is always square where you can grow tulips, dandelions and other flowers. Broker changes that into a bin of flowers that fits in any garden you choose. You can have yours in an english park, a japanese garden or a bucket in the window.

This also relates to the second limitation of Fubar, titan and the likes. if you use Fubar you can only use Fubar plugins. If you use Titan you can only use Titan plugins. Broker intruduced a way for programmers to have a standard that anyone can fit their plugin to. If a plugin is made to work with Broker it (if correctly programmed) works in all addons that support them. As mentioned in comments it even works with already existing Fubar plugins if you install the extra addon Fubar2broker.

I think the article fails to point out this unfortunately. If you are a Titan or Fubar user I hope this can convince you to make the switch because moving towards a standard like this would also mean we get to see more awesome addons that choose to present our plugins in ways we didn't think of yet.

Broker is not just another Fubar replacement. It's a completely new take on how to present stuff.

The Queue: Bad Wolf {WoW}

Jan 8th 2010 8:41AM Fallen asked...

"Was just wondering if there was an age limit on the applications for the columnist positions?"

You have to be legally employable in your place of residence. right now has staff from their mid-20s through 40s. If your city/county/state/country/planet says you can be employed at 3 years old, then you can work here. If it says you have to be 16, then you can work here.” (Adam Holisky)

Adam Holisky, I would have reacted earlier to your article if I had seen it then. Today I picked up my phone as I do from time to time to check the latest news from This week I was overly convinced that the greatest aversion I'd face would be Festergut and Rotface in the Icecrown Citadel raid. Unfortunately that was not the case. Adam Holisky, all over the world thousends, even hundreds of thousend children suffer from child's labour, nations of young humans that will never get to grow up and even dream of buying a computer that can take them to the gates of orgrimmar is robbed of the childhood they deserve. Yet you are suggesting 3-year old children are welcome to work at That may be intended as some kind of twisted joke. Adam Holisky, let me tell you: It is not funny. This is the worst comment I have seen on ever and it fills me with disgust. That includes any non-serious rickroll, forumtroll or Dirge linked. Those things are sad but shoulders can be shrugged. We all know that world of warcraft is full of both lovely chat and trade channel loudmoths. Such is life. We deal with it because we know that is merely a reflection of society. We wish that someday more people have the ethos and patos to set down their foot and do something about it but we accept the fact that we cannot change the world in one day. As a writer however you should know that the pen is mightier than the heroic version of Barb of Tarasque and be aware of the impact your statements may have on your audience. You can't be held responsible for everyone's actions but you are responsible for yours. You may have the rights to claim that can employ anyone at any age only because it is legal in their home country. Would that also mean that supports other borderline activities as long as they aren't reached by law? How about f ex apartheid, trafficing, torture? A 3-year old is a child, Adam Holisky. A child.

Elizabeth Harper, I demand a public excuse from Adam Holisky and the responsible editor of this column.

Mattias Blomqvist
GM of Outcast, Karazhan

Further information on the status on the worlds younger inhabitants

Raid Rx: Cheater's guide to healing heroic Val'kyr Twins {WoW}

Dec 7th 2009 7:52AM "the new fine ability but then you ebn up with having the same ability"

*should be the "new fine affinity (color) but then you end up with having the same affinity"

- no new "abilities" are gained so not to confuse anyone with my typo

Raid Rx: Cheater's guide to healing heroic Val'kyr Twins {WoW}

Dec 7th 2009 7:47AM I have two questions, one for each tactic used:

1) When using the tanking at a portal and soaking white orbs strategy what do you do if you get f ex Light Vortex (or Dark Pact) as the first ability? First you would click the portal to get the new fine a bility but then you ebd up with having the same ability as the portal you are next to with no means to click it to save yourself. Do you run the whole raid over to a new portal at that point?

2) When using the door strat and if you need/want to use players of the opposite affinity for imporoved dps on Dark Pact then why would you want them positioned in the raid? They would blow everyone else up when hit or get blown up themselves by everyone around them when they get hit and put extra strain on your healers. Why not just have them positioned slightly outside in a half circle to provide a human shield for the incoming opposite orbs? Am I missing something here?

Raid Rx: Healing heroic Northrend Beasts {WoW}

Oct 13th 2009 1:14AM Edit: stationary worm

I blame it on being very early in the morning

Raid Rx: Healing heroic Northrend Beasts {WoW}

Oct 13th 2009 1:10AM The mobile jorumgar in phase 2, starting with Acidmaw, can also be range tanked by f ex a warlock. This can be of use since you want to go with two tanks for the extra dps slots not having three tanks gives. have the warlock pick up Acidmaw if Gormok the Impaler isn't down yet when the jorumgar enters. This buys you time to let one of the tanks impale debuff wear off even if paldins have their bubbles on cooldown - just make sure someone is there to heal them. Of course if your dps is so low that the first beast is still there for an extended period of time then you won't make it on time anyway but if it'sa matter of some 10-15% left then this can work out well for you.

Also be very communicative about the debuffs on this fight, both in phase one where you need to know if tanks need external cooldowns if Rising Anger stacks are high at the same times as many Impales are on the tank and in phase two where you need to know if there is anyone with the opposite debuff available.

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