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Arcane Brilliance: How to be a good PUG mage {WoW}

Dec 13th 2009 6:49PM I use the default buff display for myself, so I don't know any work arounds for the Power Aura issue. I have shift-f bound to make someone my focus target - perhaps you can check under in you key binding tab to see if you can enable something like that. It's probably a bigger problem than that otherwise you'd likely have figured it out, but sometimes a simple solution has been overlooked.

When I've tried whispering folks in the instance I get the player not found message as well, so I end up having to air grievances in the party chat.

I have an add-on that auto-whispers folks when they are using down ranked spells (rankwatch I believe it is called) and I get a lot of folks in the random dungeons not using their max rank spells/abilities. My add-on ends up spamming me that so and so isn't found.

Arcane Brilliance: How to be a good PUG mage {WoW}

Dec 13th 2009 12:31PM As a tank and healer I've had some interesting experiences with the lfg tool. It is my preferred way to group up now even though I've had some less than ideal experiences.

One of the primary examples was of the mage that was pulling. Not pulling threat when I was tanking, but pulling and I would then have to spend the duration of the fight picking up the pieces and hoping that I could generate enough threat without something beating on me giving me rage.

There are more examples, but I saw what I was writing and it was turning into a wall of text. For the love of pete, please, please let your tank get at least two global cool downs with a group of mobs before opening up your aoe. That allows for at least a swipe or two or a few ticks of consecration or death and decay. Your tanks will appreciate it.

Also... a super handy macro that will make sure you are always on your tanks target. Make your tank your focus target upon entering the instance (hooray for the shield icon - no questions about who is tanking anymore).
/assist [target=focus]
It will make your tanks happy.

Breakfast Topic: To re-customize or not {WoW}

Dec 11th 2008 12:20PM I've been playing a male Tauren Druid for most of this past year and he was the first male character I ever made (I'm female). I loathed the look of the female Tauren and though I'd be shapeshifted most of the time, I could handle the look of the male much easier.

Sometime in the past few weeks I've been thinking that I wish I'd rolled a female Tauren, but I was going to have to live with my decision from so many months ago.

Last night or the night before I told my husband that if they ever, ever allowed folks to change the gender of their characters then I would do it. I was shocked and happy to discover that this is now an option, but I'm finding myself reluctant to make the change. I've a certain fondness for the lumbering brute and though I could change the name along with the gender, I want to keep the name... How bad would it be to be a girl named Moosejaw? Ah, the dilemma.

Breakfast Topic: Missed that one {WoW}

Aug 7th 2008 2:47PM Since level 10 I have run with a static group and have hit every instance with a few exceptions at the correct level. The exceptions are Dire Maul, Stockades (we're Horde), Strat, and Scholo. My alliance static group has hit Deadmines so I've been there at the right level - just not with my main. I have an alt that I leveled to 60 in the months before BC launched and she did get into Strat, Scholo and did a bit of the old end game raids (barely).

The current static group was created with the intention of going into and running the old instance and I have to say that we really plowed through them. It was a great experience to be able to see the content without an escort or lfg.