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64-bit World of Warcraft game client now available for testing {WoW}

Jan 9th 2012 5:42PM In a word...no. However, increased performance due to higher memory usage could result in better framerates, so you may be able to increase your graphics options a bit. So in another word...no, but maybe sorta.

Drama Mamas: The etiquette of AFKing in a group or raid {WoW}

Jan 9th 2012 5:30PM Actually, I think those points were answered... If you ordered food, don't queue until it gets there. If the doorbell rings, and you're not expecting anyone, hell, ignore it. If it's someone you wanted to see, they would have called first, or when you don't answer the door they can call you then. For kids/family needing you at a moments notice, try to schedule "don't bother me" time with your significant other, so you aren't interrupted during the raid/instance. Etc etc.

Paragon: We're sorry we cheated {WoW}

Dec 9th 2011 4:12PM A high-end raiding guild...that needs 384 ilevel gear? As opposed to 391 ilevel gear from the Firelands heroics I'm sure they were farming? Being a high-end raiding guild and all.

Officers' Quarters: The strategy behind casual motivation {WoW}

Jun 27th 2011 5:14PM We're in a similar spot...my guild has been struggling to fill 10m raids for the past couple months, where prior to that we were trying to build a second 10m raid group. Now, one of our healers has an issue where he thinks it's OK to ignore mechanics, because he's healing, and then jokes when he wipes the raid. We have one consistent tank, 2 consistent heals, and several consistent DPS...it's annoying and a little embarrassing having to pug 2-3 spots, and still be at 10/12 when we've been there for at least a month. And in every case, it's just because someone fails at mechanics, and then it turns into a downward spiral. One of our DPS has died almost every single week on the same boss fight, (the twins) because he doesn't do what he's supposed to do. And generally we still make it through the fight, but it's frustrating that we're basically carrying him, and that we can't kick him without being forced to try to recruit a replacement or just pug the spot every week.
Basically, my long rant = baddies are bad.

The Light and How to Swing It: Balancing holy's heals {WoW}

Jun 27th 2011 4:04PM Like some other people have mentioned...doing random heroics, sure, holy light is fine. However, for raiding I, like probably most other hpally's, are used specifically for tank healing, and raid healing when possible. And most tanks are taking so much damage that if I tried spamming holy light on them, the raid would wipe in 30 seconds. Especially since the cast time is just as long as divine light. Lower HL's cast time, maybe 1s, maybe 1.5s, and I could definitely see using it a lot more often. But right now, especially with 360 ilevel gear, it's not happening, and it's not needed. I only run out of mana during fights when people get stupid and start standing in stuff, other than that I usually finish fights at or near the top of the healing charts, with a significant chunk of mana left. I know 4.2 will affect my remaining mana, but I have a feeling my play style won't be changing all that much.

Ol' Grumpy's first week with Patch 4.1 {WoW}

May 3rd 2011 4:59PM Ditto for me. Tanking the regular heroics is still nice and easy (in general, but still dependent on the pug's not being complete idiots), but the Zandalari heroics I just queue DPS for... And while I'm waiting, I go and do quests. Works out for everyone (well, probably mostly me)!

Official patch 4.1 notes updated for May 2 {WoW}

May 3rd 2011 4:01PM That hasn't happened to me yet...however, Sunday I was going into a Thundermar ruins basement for one of the dailies (retrieving barrels of ale), and next thing I knew I was on top of a mountain.

Breakfast Topic: Behavior unbecoming a player {WoW}

May 2nd 2011 3:26PM I was doing my daily random on my 80 druid healer, and got VH. One of the group members was getting almost every single skin, since as heals I had to focus on healing, and not, ya know, loot and skin during the fights. So I said something, and he was like "sucks to be you, don't be a little #$%@!" The rest of the group basically echoed his sentiments, so I waited until the next boss spawned, and I left group at the start of the fight. They weren't the best geared pug's around, but it was still VH, so the chances of them wiping were maybe 50/50... But it made me feel better.

The Queue: Tanks {WoW}

May 2nd 2011 1:11PM I've only finished 4/? bosses in ZA (it was after a failed raid Tuesday night that not enough people showed up for, so we didn't even start it until around 10:30 PM and we were all tired). However, the boss fights were the easy parts, we only wiped maybe twice total. The freaking trash was the pain in the ass part... Healing in raids is easier than healing those trash fights...and everyone I was grouped with is pretty well geared (355+ ilevel, I'm guessing, and 358 for myself, holy paladin). Granted, we were joking around a lot and just having fun, so that may have been a big factor in the wipes... The tank was getting hit HARD though.

Breakfast Topic: What's your dailies routine? {WoW}

Mar 25th 2011 1:13PM Until I no longer need them on my Paladin, I'm doing all the available TB or TP Peninsula quests, the Glop and Pebble dailies for Therazane when available until I get the cheeves, and then the cooking daily on my paladin, JC'ing daily on my shaman, and cooking and fishing dailies on my hunter. Then, time permitting, random heroics, or a guild raid.