Feb 17th 2010 7:16PM jeez Altar of Storms getting lots of press, I would say maybe alliance side is actually getting invigorated, but in the video those guys are horde
BTW shoutout to my homies in G U I L D L E S S, uber guild ^_^
Feb 17th 2010 1:02PM Best Queue opening
I was kinda losing hope after all the "today's opening for the Queue is: I can't think of one!" : P
Feb 16th 2010 11:23AM Isn't there a slider in the interface options that scales the UI? I used it to make mine smaller because I figured that once I learned my keybinds I didn't really need to see the action bars themselves so much. I'm not sure if it would make it large enough for the need here, and I don't know if it would work for non standard UI as well, but it's pretty useful for fine-tuning just how much real estate you want for either UI or environment.
Feb 14th 2010 5:21PM Great article, I know for myself at least it's really easy to fall into a set pattern which may have some weaknesses, especially on new fights I haven't seen before. If you don't ask yourself those tough questions about your healing style and personal awareness, it's not very fair to just always blame the dumb never-move-out-of-fire dps :P
Feb 14th 2010 1:32PM Something I've always kinda wondered/suspected....
Is this the same Pat from the High Warlord Warrior pvp vids in classic?
Feb 13th 2010 10:14PM Can't say I'm a gigantic fan of the Talisman. The SP on use is cool enough, but there are just so many stats I'd rather have than intellect. For example, the Embrace of the Spider has the same average SP, and I'd much rather have a haste proc than Int. Ever since the Arcane buff, mana management isn't quite as desperate as it used to be, and making good use of procs and mana CDs can cover your mana needs.
Feb 11th 2010 10:44PM Mages are pretty interesting to fight because your best tactic varies based on who you are and what teammates you have. If you're a rogue, enhanc shammy, or warrior, you basically need to be ready to blow your gap-closer CDs like crazy and kill him before his cooldowns are back up because his gap-opening CDs come up faster than yours. If he survives long enough he can just kite you all day long.
On the other hand if you're a warlock, druid, disc priest, you have to play for the long game and outlast HIS cooldowns, after which you can just kill him as without IV and the water ele his damage is way down, or just oom them. Life Tap > Mana Gems.
@Pyromelter: funny, I always considered frost mage vs rogue an amazingly fun and interesting matchup playing a mage, but on my rogue it's an absolute nightmare!
Jan 24th 2010 1:31AM I have to say, from a healer perspective, fighting DKs has gone from an exercise in frustration to an interesting fight. Without a mortal strike, the DK's only chance to kill a healer is through chaining their CC and interrupts combined with high dps moves. Outside these scary windows, I have to say I find their damage quite easily healed through.
Your problem starts when they get you to 70% with a nice crit, and suddenly pop trinks, gargoyle, etc. you know a strangulate is incoming, and probably a mind freeze after that. You have to fake this. Don't expect to be ably to rely on peels either because they likely saved anti-magic shell/ deathgrip / gnaw for this moment. You have to either pop your own CDs, fakecast like a pro, or blow your trink on the silence. I hate having to trinket silences instead of saving it for a long CC, but with DKs, you're better off safe than sorry.
Jan 18th 2010 11:42PM Probably the number one thing for facing resto druids: DON'T EVEN BOTHER attacking whoever has hots up. It'll take too long to cut through their healing, and the druid will just cyclone you to put you even further behind. This is true even if you have a dispel handy, the druid can switch to using lifebloom.
The best way to beat a resto druid is if you have the element of surprise. Switch unexpectedly to whoever doesn't have hots and the druid will fall behind on healing. Dispel the innervate and they'll fall behind on mana. Finish it up with some silences or CC and you're golden.
Dec 28th 2009 5:30PM I'd have to say that of all the "missing content" one of my biggest disappointments was the Chamber of Aspects. I thought that was a really neat concept, and that the other portals would be opened at some point, maybe one for each content patch, like the new Wintersgrasp bosses. I suppose the idea just didn't pan out, considering that none of the dragonflights besides Black is hostile, and so many people were hostile to the smaller raid concept of early Wrath (Maly/OS) and ToC.
Also, I'd be surprised if they released new raids in Northrend during Cata. Although BC raids had us going back to the old world for Kara and Hyjal, I think they're moving away from that considering no Wrath raids had us going back to Outlands.