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From our readers: Always a DPSer, never a tank {WoW}

May 18th 2009 11:12AM In my experience there is a reasonable turn over in raiders across all aspects of the raid (healers, dps and tanks). Patience should yield some results. Failing that it should be possible to find a suitable guild, even if it necessitates a realm transfer.

Starting your own guild is a large undertaking and building a successful raiding guild that will progress at in Ulduar is even harder.

My 1st choice would be patience, but keeping an ear to the ground for a possible guild that would require a tank.

Jarod Shadowsong, the biggest hero you've never heard of {WoW}

May 7th 2009 10:22AM Not too keen on the name Jarod though. Very poor.

Encrypted Text: The logic behind Rogue axioms {WoW}

Apr 29th 2009 11:12AM Maths FTW

Officers' Quarters: Ball and chain {WoW}

Apr 28th 2009 4:41AM Could we have a follow up article from wowinsider on how this is eventually resolved please? Given the number of comments I suspect I am not the only one who would like to know what the outcome is.

Breakfast Topic: Is your raid lead requiring dual specs? {WoW}

Apr 21st 2009 9:22AM "...we were able to wipe for another hour!"


Breakfast Topic: Exploring the World of Warcraft {WoW}

Apr 17th 2009 8:10AM I love the water falls and islands floating in the air around the elemental plateau between Zangarmarsh and Nagrand. Stunning. Loved logging off there when I used to play the game. :)

Guildwatch: Confessions of the guilty {WoW}

Apr 8th 2009 4:56AM Last weeks positivity was a nice spin, but I for one am somewhat of a parasite for ninja stories, etc. So this weeks article was disappointing.

I used to wander around the Bronzebeard-EU server. Whenever I asked what the daily heroic was I would ocassionally get a trade chat reply telling me what it is, but I would always get several whispers telling me what it was. Very pleasant all round really. All servers have idiots, but it seems as though Bronzebeard-EU stats on people with manners and goodwill is an outlier on the positive side of things.

Breakfast Topic: The oldest WoW player you know {WoW}

Jan 7th 2009 9:39AM 33 in SA here. Bronzebeard EU server.

Breakfast Topic: The tanking shortage {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2008 9:09AM A number of people have made this observation, but the real shortage is in healing. My guild is inundated with tank apps, but our healing ranks are somewhat thin at the moment. This appears to be a server wide (Bronzebeard EU) issue as well. The refreshingly effective DPS that moonkins and rets can do are not helping abate the healing shortage either.

Obviously different people prefer different roles. Having a healer and DPS character I can honestly say DPS classes abdicate a large degree of responsibility to the success of an instance. This is reflected in the fact that you rarely get people pleading for DPS in /general. Healers are vital to a group/raid getting through the instance, but tanks require a unique set of attributes which make them the true heroes of warcraft. Leadership is an obvious one. Knowledge and understanding of their environment, in terms of marking, timing pulls, etc is also vital. They are the pivotal act about which the mobs and other players revolve and their skill in controlling that environment is the ultimate determinant of success or failure.

Tips for new Death Knights from a fellow melee, part 1 {WoW}

Oct 2nd 2008 3:41AM I thought the article was fine. A players point of view of the multitude of people who have decided to roll DK who are unaware of some of the mechanics of playing a melee class.

However, the majority of the comments concern Saiforune. He/she does not seem to like Allison Roberts much and has successfully hijacked the discussion. So in a sense he can claim a victory in having saboutaged the comments section of her article.

Put yourself in Allison's shoes. If you had written the piece would you prefer to have comments and questions about the article subject matter, in order to engage in interesting and informed debate, or have numerous people writing reactionary comments to someone who should really just be ignored?

Unfortunately I am a healing monkey so admit I cannot find a suitable segway to steer the discourse back to the theme of the article in a suave and sophisticated fashion. :)

So apologies that this is yet another comment concerning the troll and feeding it's ego with yet another digression.