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Breakfast Topic: Should raid progression even be tracked anymore? {WoW}

Dec 4th 2008 11:53AM Yeah, and when you do get past that content, it doesn't mean anything because the Kool Kids say so.

Forum post of the day: Happy Hallow's End, or is it? {WoW}

Oct 22nd 2008 5:09PM I'm doing it 10+ times a day with my main. I go with guildies. We all use our summons, and then we start bringing in our alts for extra summons. I'll switch out to my alts for their summons and then back to my main, who is the only one I really want the title for. That's how I'm doing it so many times. Other people might have different stories.

I've seen the squashling drop once. Rolled a 92, lost to a 98. So very sad.

Scattered Shots: Getting started with talents in 3.0.2 as a Beast Mastery Hunter {WoW}

Oct 17th 2008 2:26PM I don't know anything about how the bloggers here are compensated, or not compensated, so I can't say for certain, muffin_of_chaos. But I suspect they are paid based on ad revenue which is in turn based on site traffic. That's just a guess, based on how many other group blogs operate. So while an individual writer's output is zero-sum (if they are writing about one thing, they are not writing about something else), I don't think the same can be said of the whole. It's very possible that WoW Insider needs to add additional columnists to cover certain classes. But fewer hunter posts are not going to magically result in more posts on other classes or subjects. In the past week, Daniel Whitcomb has made 5 posts, 4 general and 1 Scattered Shots. He seems to be contributing quite a bit to the non-hunter content of the site. BRK is all about hunters, but that is pretty much his raison d'etre. If he stops posting about hunters, he's not going to be posting about other things.

Scattered Shots: Getting started with talents in 3.0.2 as a Beast Mastery Hunter {WoW}

Oct 17th 2008 1:50PM That was in response to Farfromout. Stupid WoW Insider comment system. If you want to make a valid complaint about this site, complain about that! ;)

Scattered Shots: Getting started with talents in 3.0.2 as a Beast Mastery Hunter {WoW}

Oct 17th 2008 1:48PM James has it right. Unless you are receiving the print edition of WoW Insider, this article is not displacing an article about your favorite class. Hunters are fortunate in that their have two very prolific columnists. If you want more articles on your class, bug your columnist. Pass on by the hunter articles that irk you so. Unless, of course, you take perverse delight in whining about the presence of hunter articles. Surely that couldn't be the case.

BigRedKitty: Hunter-pets in 3.0.2 {WoW}

Oct 12th 2008 12:26PM Dive/Dash are still there in the Ferocity/Cunning trees. Tenacity doesn't have it, though they do get Charge and Boar's Speed.

BigRedKitty: Hunter-pets in 3.0.2 {WoW}

Oct 12th 2008 12:19PM Adbiku: That's a fair question. It's one that I asked at one point, while leveling a hunter. I too was MM and did not see the appeal of BM. I've since been each of the specs for considerable amounts of time, and they each have some great things to bring to the table.

There are a couple of things to remember with Beast Mastery. The first is that beast masters are not just sitting back letting their pets do all the work. Oh, sure, we could probably just sit back and auto-shot but that wouldn't be very fun. Instead we are pew-pewing with the tightest, most efficient shot rotation we can manage (given our gear and talents), while making sure that our pet stays alive, which can sometimes be tricky in a raid environment. You've got to know when to send it out, when to reel it in, when to mend it, and so on.

The other thing to remember is that you and your pet are one. Your damage is your dps, and your pet's damage is your dps, every bit as much as a shadow priest's DoT is part of theirs. It's just that our DoT has a health bar. And a name. And often a furry coat.

It's true that you won't see the same sort of crazy burst damage as BM. But BM is the king of high sustained damage. In an endgame raid, that is pretty handy.

Personally, I love playing as BM. Initially I did miss seeing those huge crits, but overall I do a lot more damage now and I still have plenty to do to keep me busy.

BigRedKitty: Crab, Cat, and Serpent {WoW}

Oct 6th 2008 12:34PM I seem to recall him addressing this at one point, that the "we" is him and his pet. (Or I could be imagining this.)

Breakfast Topic: What was your least favorite part of this year's Brewfest? {WoW}

Oct 6th 2008 11:49AM Zappo, I am not 100% sure but I believe there is an NPC that will be able to take your tokens (until the tokens expire). I can only speak to the Horde side of things, but I was able to go to the Brew of the Month NPC the day after Brewfest ended (October 4) and redeem my last few tokens. But he may only sell to Brew of the Month club members. I'm not sure. But it might be worth checking out.

Breakfast Topic: What was your least favorite part of this year's Brewfest? {WoW}

Oct 6th 2008 11:39AM Exactly this. Everywhere else in the world, the date range "September 20 - October 4" means up through and including the 4th. And no, 12:01 on October 4 doesn't count. While technically accurate, it is misleading in the extreme. I shouldn't need to check the forums to see if Blizzard is obeying standard calendar conventions, just like I shouldn't have to check to see if they invented a new number named "threve" that would now go between 3 and 5. Certain things should be taken as a given, and this was one of them.

So that's my biggest gripe, though I agree that the mount drop rate sucked. I finally got a ram on the last summon of the last day of Brewfest, but I empathize with everyone who ran that fight over and over again only to see 50 Brightbrew Charms drop.