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Guest Post: Is your computer ready for Cataclysm? {WoW}

Sep 8th 2010 10:25AM I think the risk of harming components by static is overemphasized. You don't need to do any special precautions to prevent harm to your computer except making sure you don't work on carpet and don't touch the contacts. For example when installing RAM, push down on the top and don't touch the contacts at the bottom. It's all common sense things but purchasing a special grounding device is unnecessary.

Officers' Quarters: Destructive criticism {WoW}

Jul 20th 2010 12:00PM From my experience, advice comes across much better if you do it on a toon that is the same class as you're criticizing. My main is a mage, but I also have three other 80s (none are dps) that I encounter other mages on more often. I've tried giving advice to mages while on these toons (mainly my resto shaman) and generally get poor responses. However if someone sees me on my mage and knows that I am in fact pulling more dps than they are, then they are generally more receptive and try to improve. That may have been a reason that the priest was more receptive to your criticism.

Arcane Brilliance: Beta wishlist {WoW}

Jul 17th 2010 10:14PM Yes, what you're missing is that if you use arcane barrage at a 4x stack of arcane blast (or whatever stacks they're maxxing it at), then you will ALWAYS have arcane missiles to consume the charge. This will provide an actual rotation for arcane mages that will be more predictable as far as mana consumption.

Choose My Adventure: Polls for Christian Belt {WoW}

May 7th 2010 5:08PM Even though there's probably more people who want Archmage Pants to be a warlock as there are people who don't want him to be (voted Tauren Druid), the main problem is that everyone who doesn't want him to be a warlock aren't decided on a particular class for him to be. It's only a 55% vote (right now) of people who want him to be a warlock. If every one of us who didn't want him to be a warlock, we could almost sway the votes for him to be a particular class. Sadly though, he will become a warlock and will learn even more that warlocks are inferior.

My fiance plays a warlock and I play a mage. She always complains that I can out dps her when we're at similar gear levels. However, she doesn't like it when I have to fill a raid spot on one of my other toons (I have both a tank and healer geared for ICC as well) because she complains that other dpsers suck and that the overall dps sucks without me.

Raid Rx: Fun Cataclysm healing talents added {WoW}

May 7th 2010 10:27AM I looked into how viable this would be for a resto shaman currently and it would be a complete fail. The problem with a resto shaman dual wielding is that currently most if not all (all of the ones I checked in my time looking) of the caster 1-handed weapons are main hand only. If they stick with this philosophy, you wouldn't be able to find a caster weapon to go in your off-hand slot.

The Classifieds: The customer service is not a lie {WoW}

May 5th 2010 2:28PM If it ever happens again, usually you can look at your combat log and it will show if someone near you had just looted a mining node or gathered a herb. I think you have to change the combat log over to "everything" though. I've reported a few people doing that as well.

WoW on iPad via streaming {WoW}

May 4th 2010 10:46AM And here I was thinking that I was crazy several months ago. I saw a person in the Georgia Tech library (yea, go ahead call me a nerd) who I thought was playing WoW through Firefox. I guess he actually was playing WoW through Firefox on the library computers. Before I get comments saying "no, he had an external hard drive attached," I checked as best I could for that without looking like a creeper. Also, it wasn't full screen and didn't seem to have the normal Windows _□X in the top right hand corner of WoW.

WoW Rookie: 10 ways to meet other new players {WoW}

Apr 29th 2010 11:52AM I couldn't agree more. I try to make it a point to talk while in randoms especially on my resto druid I'm leveling (68 currently). The only sad part to this is that I think I've met more assholes on him than I have nice people. I didn't know that people still had this perception, but I've found some who think that it's the healer's job to run back in and rez the dead after a wipe.

Battle.net integration before Cataclysm {WoW}

Apr 28th 2010 3:33PM When I learned that they were going to include this feature at some point, I remember reading something about being able to dictate who can see your real life name and e-mail address. I understood it as having a feature to tell certain people that "Y character belongs to X friend." Where X and Y are just the toon names of your characters on WoW. I also thought I read that this would be customizable to individual friends like "X friend can see your real name because you know them IRL, but Y friend can only see your WoW character names." I could be wrong and just thinking things in my head, but it would be better from a privacy purpose imo. I understand that it would be more difficult to implement but I think the hardest part is implementing the overall system. I also agree with Angrycelt that there should be a /hide feature of some sort that could possibly be a default setting on certain toons/games.

Officers' Quarters: Pre-expansion doldrums {WoW}

Apr 26th 2010 3:04PM On my server, most things I see is raid leaders asking for gearscore but no achievements. One in particular asks for a 5500 gs for ICC 25 which is retarded imo. I've seen a resto druid with a 5700 gs fail in ToC 10 (seriously, on NRB he ran in front of acidmaw and got spewed, then on Jaraxxus he stood in legion flames) where it ended up being myself (resto shaman with a lower gearscore) and a holy priest healing almost every boss. Playing your class/role takes skill and gearscore without skill means nothing.

In my guild if we don't have enough to keep working on our ICC 10 runs, we typically do alt runs with pugs through ToC 10 or ToGC 10 (with mains). Depending on who's on, some of us have alts geared well enough for ICC and will try to get a pug together for a run.

What annoys me more on my shaman is "what's your unbuffed spell power." I'm not the type of shaman to gem straight spell power and usually gem more for haste. Or the people who say in trade "need 1 healer for ICC 10, pst" and I respond "I'll heal (resto shaman)" to which I get the response "can you heal?" That's a "doh" moment for me in which I start thinking "this isn't the pug I want to be in."