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Is my shadow priest's DPS high enough? {WoW}

Feb 2nd 2012 9:38AM Use the addon MFClip -it makes DoT tracking easy and is designed for Shadow Priests.

Breakfast Topic: Spill your 5-man PUG stories here {WoW}

Jan 26th 2012 8:40AM You should come back and tank the Hour of Twilight dungeons; they are a lot shorter and the boss mechanics are, let's say, fewer -easier to remember then, but still can wipe a fail group. Odds are, you'd probably enjoy 4.3 dungeons and LFR a lot more than 4.0.

The new tanking threat paradigm and you {WoW}

Aug 18th 2011 10:36AM Hi Steve_S,

Decent tanks rise to that responsibility and the vindication of holding aggro is similar to the satisfaction a healer gets from keeping the group alive. Just imagine this, as a healer, if everyone could heal themselves an extra 67%? How would you feel? Well that's how us tanks feel right now that threat has been effectively softened by 67%.

I think you stand for tanks, but make no mistake, good tanks love the opportunity to manage threat whilst being spatially aware, staying alert for interrupts and generally being available to assist any hiccups or mishaps that befall the group. Omen, Threat Plates -these are welcome tools to any tank as HealBot et al is to a healer. These proposed changes simply undermine all of that effort, as would a 67% self heal buff undermine the role of healers.

Breakfast Topic: What should WoW's grand finale event be like? {WoW}

Aug 18th 2011 9:32AM Yes, there will be an 'end of world' scenario, with a reshaping of Azeroth.

But here's my idea:

Your character history, achievments, items -everything -counts some how to your WOW2 character.

Perhaps your new WOW2 character (set, lets say, thousands or hundreds of years after the 'end' of WOW1) inherits the legacy of your WOW1 character. Perhaps your WOW2 character can be a descendant of your WOW1 character's family line, or a disciple of your WOW1 character's faction, school of magic, etc etc. This would go some way to pleasing the people who invested thousands of hours into WOW1 and help migrate WOW1 users to WOW2 in the form of continuity.

The new tanking threat paradigm and you {WoW}

Aug 18th 2011 9:22AM Oh dear god... shut up!?

"If they would combine it with a new healing/tanking class in the next expansion; success assured."

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

For god's sake, is this the kind of DERP DERP that Blizzard are pandering to?

Tanking is supposed to a challenging role, that comes with a weight of responsibility. It is not supposed to be easy, nor is healing. Each role should provide its own challenges and rewards. What you are suggesting is just the ever homogenisation of classes and abilities. I am so sad to see WOW becoming dumber and dumber, and it's people like you who are a perfect example of Blizzard "catering to the masses" and designing to the lowest common denominator: beginners. I am not being elitest, because it doesn't actually take too long to become a good tank or healer; but it does take dedication and heart -nerves of steel. Your proposals are an embarrassment to good tanks. Now go back and play Halo.

The new tanking threat paradigm and you {WoW}

Aug 18th 2011 9:16AM Exactly, amen!

Official Transmogrification preview {WoW}

Aug 17th 2011 2:41PM I wonder...

1.) Will you be able transform many items from once source item?
2.) Does the 'transform' (source) item need to be in storage, or can you use an equipped item?

Example to question 1.) I have 2 x 2H swords, and I want them both to look like my Zin'Rokh -can I do that? Same applies to armour, perhaps I want to make both my DPS and Tanking shoulders look like the same piece, for example. Example to question 2.) I want to transform my offhand 2H sword into my Zin'Rokh, and then equip Zin'Rokh. Can I equip both items?

The Queue: Favor of the Light {WoW}

Aug 17th 2011 1:40PM Image source?

http://www.blogcdn.com/wow.joystiq.com/media/2011/08/azfavorofthelight.jpg

Great artwork, I would love to research the artist more. I would appreciate anyone pointing me in the right direction, thank you!

Dev Watercooler: Ghostcrawler discusses massive changes to threat {WoW}

Aug 17th 2011 12:20PM You need to PUG with a proper tank, not a silly DK! :D

Dev Watercooler: Ghostcrawler discusses massive changes to threat {WoW}

Aug 17th 2011 12:18PM With successful (or as you say 'adequate') tanking comes satisfaction; personal satisfaction that you have helped to lead a successful PUG or Raid; satisfaction from helping others receiving their loot; and hopefully a small degree of kudos for taking the responsibility. All in, that is usually enough impetus for good players to tank.

Blizzard could incentivise tanking (and Healing) by creating Healer and Tanking related achievments for dungeons/raids... and they have already headed somewhat in to that territory by providing the 'Call to Arms' satchel bonus for Tanks and Healers with LFD.

This is a 'knee jerk' reaction to tanking shortages, with a detrimental effect to 'good players' whom are actively tanking right now. Mark my words, if 4.3 tanking hits live, you will be PUGing with a new generation of tanks because this generation will find it too easy and too derp derp.