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Phat Loot Phriday: Arcanite Reaper {WoW}

Oct 31st 2008 7:36PM ya where did you get that tabard O.o thats the Stormwind Tabard (one I personally want really bad) but isn't obtainable in game. Wowmodelviewer perhaps?

Not at BlizzCon? Enter to win a Tabard of Flame anyway {WoW}

Oct 9th 2008 11:17AM I can has tabards?

Tips for new Death Knights from a fellow tank, part 2 {WoW}

Oct 7th 2008 9:57PM Hehe glad you wrote this post. I haven't had much issues with tanking as my deathknight, as I had already done quite a bit of tanking as a paladin awhile back. However, I often forget things such as don't turn your back, and QUICK THE HEALER IS GETTING BEAT ON!

Its a rush ;)

When is it fair for classes to share? {WoW}

Oct 7th 2008 8:20PM to me, the MD to rogues is just more of the buff/debuff sharing between classes going around. Enhance shammies and blood Dks share a 10% AP increase, so why not rogues and hunters share a threat misdirecting move? I found it quite useful today when a rogue was able to ToT me while tanking and power up both my howling blasts, and provide an excellent outlet for her fan of knives.

Lichborne: Of Cabbages and Kings {WoW}

Sep 27th 2008 11:07AM I've tanked Utgarde Keep twice now and Nexus once, once as frost and twice as blood. I'm really enjoying the tanking and feel its pretty solid. Frost had alot of cooldowns for mitigation, but blood took the cake with powerful threat and Vamp blood is actually pretty good to pop when you get that mega crit that gets you to like 2% health. Then if your with a druid healer....well all those hots get sexier.

Breakfast Topic: Beta grief {WoW}

Sep 25th 2008 8:31AM The worst people in the beta are the ones in the early zones of northrend and the starting deathknights/early outlands.

I outleveled the DK jerks and now I'm outleveling the non DK jerks in Northrend. Other than them, I've found some very polite people on beta and I even invited them to the guild I started. People on beta tend to swing farther to one extreme or another.

Some are extremely polite and there to provide excellent feedback. Others are just complete jerks.

First impressions: 5-man healing in the beta {WoW}

Sep 23rd 2008 9:13PM Playing a Deathknight on the beta right now, level 69 and just about to tank UK, I have to say I think spec and player skill will matter alot with DK's. Mitigation can be VERY high if you play your cards right and spec properly. On my Dk, I have about 17% starting parry and after 1 rotation I usually have around 27% parry for the rest of the fight. I'm blood spec, so I get the healing even when in frost presence, I have tools to heal myself and increase the amount of heals going in on me and I have some quick mitigation buttons.

Chances are, its not so much gear with DKs at the moment, but just knowing how to tank as one that will make it so DK's have to learn as they go. With any other tanking class, you have nearly 2 years or so, longer with warriors, of how to tank. Pally, go in, judge such and such, cast holy shield or whatnot and consecrate like mad. And so on. Now we have a brand new class with none of that back knowledge. So it might take awhile.

Breakfast Topic: Will the classes be balanced in time? {WoW}

Sep 19th 2008 9:16AM Eh, in the beta at the moment, I'm finding the classes I've seen so far (not alot, but I've seen most of the classes in action) are balancing mechanics wise, not numberwise yet.

I.E.- Deathknights. Their mechanics are pretty much down pat. The way DKs are playing right now is most likely how they will play in release. But their damage is being scaled up and down to achieve a fair balance of power and survivability.

Not to mention...did no one read the article on Blizzard's design philosophy? Classes get their time in the OP zone and then they rotate another class up there. The game can not, and should not be perfectly balanced. It would be rock paper scissors with pretty colors.

However, I trust that all classes will be VIABLE. So chill guys and let Blizzard do what makes them the best.

Ezra Chatterton suffers a stroke {WoW}

Aug 21st 2008 8:23PM My prayers go out to you Ezra.

Whether you are healed or it is your time, I pray that you will no longer be in pain one way or the other.

WoW Moviewatch: We Eat Flesh! {WoW}

Aug 13th 2008 1:27PM Oh and Goo, as to your specific comments, no offense here but calling out Oxhorn in the way you seemed to type it....are you not being just as mocking/offensive as you make Oxhorn out to be? Your talking down about his latest works when he is communicating his opinions, yet you are claiming to respect everyone's opinions.

That doesn't seem all that respectful to me.