Feb 2nd 2009 7:15PM One thing that he didn't point out here that I fine IMMENSELY helpful as a MM hunter is to configure it to show your trinket procs. I forget the name of the Mirror proc buff at the moment, but in the heat of battle it can be very hard to notice it going off in a blizzard of scrolling battle text.
It's quite nice to know when you have your extra 1kAP! Reapply your SStng to make sure it's ticking at the highest level (Remember as a MM, you are trying to keep the same SStng up the whole fight with Chimera, which will also do more damage with a bigger SStng applied)pop your other trinket, pop your rapid fire (or readiness) and blast away :)
Jan 22nd 2009 5:56PM The problem with upgrading "whoever needs it most" is that it caters to the lowest common denominator. While it's probably quite a success in a 10 man guild, in larger guilds it just rewards the people that turn up unprepared.
Oh, you Still have a blue in that slot because you are lazy and dont farm your rep or turn up for 10 mans? well here is your tier token over the guy who got exalted rep with XYZ faction to get an epic there.
DKP isn't for 10 man guilds, and turning up to slag it if that's all you are running is unproductive.
Jan 22nd 2009 5:26PM Yeah, unfair advantages like... showing up on progression nights, or raiding/contributing more than you? The only people who whine about DKP giving an "unfair advantage" are the slackers.
Show up, do your job; you'll reap the rewards. Come late and suck? Piss off, you are one step removed from the disenchater.
Jan 22nd 2009 5:19PM Decay and rot have very negative connotations, and when my guild implemented DKP recently we were having problems with the acceptance of this sort of system (Which I thought was quite nescessary) . We then called it point FADE, which is a more... gentle word, and seems to have actually helped!
Wednesday is fade day! Spend 'em on Tues!
I believe DKP can be either very good or very bad. If it's implemented without taking into account a guild's specific proclivities and issues, it will fail you. If it's well laid out, it might be the best thing thats happened to your guid.
Jan 22nd 2009 5:11PM Counter to that though, people with solid off-specs are definately beneficial to the guild. If I can give a pally/druid/etc 50g for a respec and have him come do any job I might need that's brilliant!
Jan 21st 2009 4:32PM Die and Battle-rez or wait for the debuff to wear off are the only ways to get rid of it. It's fairly short duration actually.
Jan 21st 2009 4:31PM I would like to add that we have found Death Knights to be invaluable kiters.
Death and decay for AoE aggro
Run speed increase to get away
Death grip for the stragglers
and tough enough to survive high stacks of infected wound
They were made for the job.
The better the Chows are kited, the tighter a group they will be in when decimate hits. If they are spread out all over the place, you are screwed, you won't be able to kill them all in time. If you have them in 1-2 neat groups the AoE will take them down in nothing flat and back to Gluth!
Also, a good tactic is to have kiters switch off after decimate, so no one gets too high a stack. New Chows, fresh kiter.
Always Power word: shield a fresh kiter (and try to refresh it), as the debuff won't go on them and start stacking while the shield is up. That means each zombie hit only does 100dmg to the shield and it lasts a LONG time with no debuffs added.
GL and HF!
Dec 22nd 2008 2:45PM
A million rerolled DK's on /trade:
"Gief 5k gold for mount PLZZZZZ"
Nov 18th 2008 5:34AM As a hunter, I find that I can generally beat out any other campers. Mind you, I ALWAYS ask them if they want to group first, but if they refuse, or it's a horde:
Explosive trap on the spawn point.
Barrage on the spawn point
Pretty much always tags it for me. And with viper aspect I can keep barrage up indefinately. I haven't had to compete with a mage blizzard yet, would be curious to see if I win ;)
Aug 31st 2008 12:35PM The Ergodex, www.ergodex.com does all this and more. Up to 50 buttons, placed WHEREVER feels good for you, and the best binding/macro software I have ever used. This includes context(program) sensitive function programming as well.
The drawback is the limited quantity available (you will likely have to shop around online to find one) and the relative expense. If you get it with all 50 buttons and shipping, you are looking at $170 or so.
The keys push very nicely.