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Starfall and Nature's Grasp PTR changes {WoW}

Feb 26th 2010 8:52AM Just got onto the PTR myself, and wow the increase in damage is huuuuuuge.

Before my main stars were critting for about 1700 self buffed. I just had one crit on the heroic test dummy of over 6k. This is just ridiculous amounts of damage. I honestly can't see this going live as is.

Starfall and Nature's Grasp PTR changes {WoW}

Feb 25th 2010 6:59PM I'm still a little concerned about these spell coefficients. It just doesn't seem likely that they'd make a 150% damage buff to *any* ability. Really, I think it's more likely that GC just didnt convert the second number in his posts, so instead of .21 -> .36, we should be seeing something like 4.8% -> 8%~.

Also, to Matthew above, most progression boomkins in ICC are rocking between 4200 and 4400SP raid buffed. I'm personally sitting at about 4350 with full raid buffs.

Patch 3.3 PTR: Craftable nature resist gear {WoW}

Oct 1st 2009 11:57PM What Mattias said, those stats are definitely placeholder stats. If you look at the leather items, there's only two actual sets of stats for all 6 items. It's too early to be making any sort of calls about itemisation in IC yet.

BlizzCon 2009: WoW Game Systems panel live blog {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2009 2:30PM Greg Tiberius Street?

Has a certain ring to it...

Breakfast Topic: Do you know where your children are? {WoW}

Aug 1st 2009 9:04AM While I can't speak to my own kids, because, while I'm in a commited relationship, neither of us are at the point in our lives where we really want them yet. But I can give the same answer my dad gave when he was confronted by the same sort of Indiginant Ignorants that most gaming parents face today.

I was 9 at the itme, and my dad had just got back from a business trip. As a treat, and because he'd only just gotten in that morning, he came to pick me up from school on his bike. Now, my family have been bikers for a while now. All four of my grand parents rode at one point in their lives, both my parents ride, myself, my siblings, and all of our partners ride. My brother-in-law has even taken my young niece for a few tentative pillion rides. It, along with sci-fi, is one of the few things we can enjoy as a family.

So when my Indignant Ignorant teacher saw my dad helping me with the strap to my helmet and then holding the bike steady as I climbed up his leg and onto my perch, instead of getting into the back of his car, she came over to give him a piece of her mind.

This was about 13 years ago, so I don't remember the exact words she used, but the general gist of it was that she was Outraged that he would even consider letting a Child onto such a Dangerous and Reckless vehicle. How could he consider himself to be a reponsible parent putting me into such danger?

Now, my dad is a fairly smart bloke. I'm not just saying that because he's my dad, mind you. I realized my parents were human too when I was 12, but it wasn't till I was 17, and about to graduate High School that I realized that, human that he was, he was still the smartest man I knew. Still is. He'd also been riding for 20~ years by the time I was 9. So between these, he was intimately familiar with the realities of riding, and the dangers associated with it.

He said that he knew exactly what he, and I, were doing. He said that he considered himself a good parent because he made sure I took the proper safety steps whenever I rode with him. He considered himself a good parent because he knew that when I was riding with him, I wasn't out doing whatever it was that kids did to end up in juvie. And so, with a final check to make sure that both our helmets were secure, and that my hands were, as I had been taught from a young age to do, gripping his waist tightly, he put the bike in gear and rode off.

It was a few months later, when my brother bought a new ag bike with money saved from his after school job, that the family's little peewee 50 was handed down to me. My dad took me out to a friend's farm, and spent the day teaching me to ride and maintain my new bike. And yes, even how to pick it back up after I enevitably laid it down.

I'm a little long winded, I know, but this is an issue that's fairly close to my heart, and my point is this. When I have kids, I know that, when In introduce them to my passions, riding and gaming, I'll be doing so with a lifetime's experience, and I'll be doing so knowing exactly what they're doing, because they'll be doing it with me. They'll be learning to enjoy them responsibly, not off by themselves with no sort of real supervision, so that one day, when they have their own kids, they, too, will be responsible about what they teach their kids

Yogg-Saron and Flame Leviathan nerfed tonight {WoW}

Jun 11th 2009 9:47PM It's going to make yoggy alot easier. As it stands, my guild has yogg on farm in 25-man, and we're going for one light in the darkness on 10-man tonight. The biggest issue we have is people getting MC'd or ice blocked into the clouds, spawning more guardians in phase 1. This is going to make that almost trivial. It was also one of the big stopping points when we were learning the fight. The cloud's aren't too difficult to avoid, once you've gotten used to the pattern, but removing the element of randomness from the extra spawns will make a real difference in the learning curve.

The changes with FL hardmode are going to make a bigger difference, in my opinion. I'm a boomkin, and in my raid I'm one of the first people up on FL to shoot the turrets. As it stands, we've got about 30~ seconds from the time the last turret dies, to when we actually hit the ground. That's alot of time for five (in FL+4) or even three (FL+2) raiders to be out of the fight.

The real big change though is the increased distance at which you can see pyerite, because that's the real limiting factor in an FL+4 kill. You have to have each demolisher assigned to a corner, and shooting down pyerite for the opposite demo, and as it stands, you basically can only just see it when it get's in position, you have little to no warning time to track it before it needs to be shot, leading to alot of pyerite either being shot down too far from the demo's, or just not being shot down at all.

Win more TCG loot with WoW Insider {WoW}

May 5th 2009 7:11AM Pandas are people too.

(I want the sandboxtiger -.-)

WoW Moviewatch: A.D.I.D.A.W. {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2009 12:48PM Hey now, don't be judging. Maybe it's nightmares about questing?

I know I've had dreams about tetris before. All those blocks... that never ending stream of blocks...

Spiritual Guidance: The Undying experience of a Priest {WoW}

Mar 22nd 2009 10:18PM One thing that helped me a couple times, for both our undying and immortal runs, is keeping guardian spirit ready for any disconnects. When a melee DC's on heigan, makes it alot easier to keep them alive.