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Ready Check: Kologarn, Iron Council, Auriaya, Pt II {WoW}

Jul 2nd 2009 12:25PM My guild calls these guys the small coke, medium coke, and large coke :P

The Light and How to Swing It: The Tankadin for Dummies Again {WoW}

Mar 18th 2009 12:12PM I'm sorry Hielig, but you're just wrong. Expertise is very important to a warrior tank's threat because nearly all of it is from physical damage, thus it can be dodged and parried. Much of a paladin's threat comes from holy damage, that cannot be dodged or parried at all. Beyond that point, a warrior favors a fast swing timer on his weapon in nearly all situations, while a paladin only cares about the weapon's dps.

So yes, expertise is half as important to a paladin as a warrior, if even that much.

WoW Rookie: Help! {WoW}

Feb 18th 2009 1:51PM In terms of game mechanics, it is an abbreviation for "over-powered".

On the forums or blogs, it's short for "original-poster".

The Queue: Shoo fly, don't bother me {WoW}

Feb 6th 2009 1:40PM Gatherer will show where you've found them both before on your minimap, but there is no way of tracking both in-game with the current blizzard functionality, short of spamming a macro that toggles between the two.

In terms of farming effectiveness, I would highly suggest herbalism/skinning or mining/skinning. Track the one, and get the leather while you clear the node.

3D Armory does what it says on the tin {WoW}

Jan 29th 2009 8:20PM I think we killed it before anyone even got to see it :(

Two Bosses Enter: Keristrasza vs. Cyanigosa {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2009 7:47PM Obviously not Cyanigosa. We all know that dragons don't jump in place.

WoW Insider's Loot-idays: Day four {WoW}

Dec 26th 2008 9:43AM comentz

The Queue: Frost resistance, hot or not? {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2008 2:58PM If I am understanding what I've heard correctly, those faces are in the game already, but would only show up through the randomize functionality on the create-a-character screen. It was a bug that they are fixing for the next patch.

The Queue: Frost resistance, hot or not? {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2008 2:56PM First and foremost, it would be most helpful to know exactly what your focus is; PvE, PvP, questing?

I can't tell if you have any high level toons, but I can tell you that when leveling, stamina is your friend. Not only does it help you survive those "uh oh" pulls, but it helps with gankers too. When leveling, it's all about survivability.

The stats you are looking for also vary greatly depending on what spec you decide to go into. In the example of your hunter, the beast master tree is generally thought of as the highest damage per second output of the three, and BM hunters will stack attack power and hit rating to pump out as much white damage as possible. Things like crit and haste are secondary. But, the marksman tree is built around big crits, and often time agility and crit is priority. Min/maxing only really comes into play at higher levels, and until then, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Probably the easiest way for you to learn more about your classes is just a quick google search, maybe try wowwiki.com, and see what you can find. Often you can find a detailed breakdown of each spec and what gear is preffered, and get your answers there.

The Queue: Frost resistance, hot or not? {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2008 2:44PM This is kindof "duh" too, but the fact that you are marksman isn't going to help your pet hold threat. The beast master tree is built around the pet, and thus has a more than a few talents to up its' damage; threat will come with that. It's not uncommon to see hunter pets below the tank in threat in 5 mans.

As a marksman, those huge crits are a sure way to pull threat if you don't give your pet a chance to grab some aggro.

And if you haven't, as I've seen many hunters forget, grab Go for the Throat in the MM tree. A pet without focus is a bad pet all around.