Aug 7th 2009 4:50PM Except that DoTs still tick during movement while other people can't cast while moving.
DoTs also shine when there are multiple targets to DPS.
Yogg-Saron being probably the IT fight for SPriests and Afflocks right now. Lots of movement, lots of targets, lots of numbers.
And you can DPS backwards! (Curse you, Lunatic Gaze, Curse you...)
Jul 24th 2009 10:38AM 2 sets of keybinds would solve this pretty well.
One set without HS macro'd and one with it added in. That way you use one set if you're low on rage, and the other if you're in the not-uncommon infinite rage situation.
Clunky, but less strain on your fingers/keyboard.
Jul 13th 2009 3:25PM The question comes up, is it really better for the raid to deny anyone a Best In Slot piece based on armor type in favor of someone who is getting a 'place holder' item but whose armor type matches?
As a Shadow Priest, I've got a wonderful resource to my projected Best Raid Gear Available. If an upgrade for me drops that is NOT my BIS but IS BIS for any Shaman, Druid, Whatever, I would gladly pass it. It is better to the raid to give someone gear they WILL NOT replace, than to keep shuffling gear around based on armor type giving everyone mediocre, replaceable items.
It is a burden on the officers to have some idea of itemization from their raiders to avoid "the boy who cried BIS." What our guild has done is assembled a thread where people can put down the loot they "need' . It is essentially your list of BIS gear. You determine it ahead of time so there's no "this is BIS! NO THIS! No really this one is BIS! No Now it's this!" You can update it as often as you want, but I'm pretty sure a mid-raid update to your loot list would be pretty suspicious.
Jun 19th 2009 11:15AM Not sure about t9 in this patch. It seems more like a mini-raid a la Zul'Aman.
Jun 18th 2009 10:33AM Fortunately I have an active guild that generally runs a "Guild-Sponsored" PUG/Alt-Naxx on the weekends. We get people's under geared alts (and sometimes mains just for gold and K'T) and run a Naxx25 in a night. We usually end up with some pretty consistent puggies who will come multiple weeks straight. There's nothing like going from quest blues/greens to multiple epics in an evening. My Resto shaman gained about 5k mana and nearly 1000 spell power in a week. Carried? Yessir.
Jun 12th 2009 10:12AM I can see where theRaptor is coming from in some regards. I have to say, downing a Hardmode isn't quite the same feeling as dropping a boss for the first time. That is to say, I found it much more rewarding to kill, say, Vashj or Kael'thas the first time than the first kill of Hodir's Hardmode or XT or any of the others really.
Now I haven't done those hardmodes on 25 man yet, I can attest that the 10m of Ulduar this time around is much easier.
Although 25man has been rewarding on some of the more complex fights. Now I wouldn't call us a "hardcore" guild, although we are progression focused. Downed Yogg-Saron for the first time this week and that was very exciting. I still look forward to the Hardmodes, but it's still less of something to look forward to than, say, Killing Illidan, KT, KJ, Vashj, Prince, etc.
May 5th 2009 3:42PM Since I am male, I am Patron. In honor of the date, I'm telling people it's pronounced with an accent over the 'o'.
Apr 24th 2009 1:29PM That being said... we're also more likely to be master looting for just this sort of thing =/
Apr 24th 2009 1:28PM I am more likely to do the opposite than this.
I am also more likely to run with guildies so if it is an upgrade that really matters (The Key to the Focusing Iris from 25man) I'm more than happy to put in a ticket indicating that I accidentally needed the item and it should have gone to them, the next highest roll.
Apr 17th 2009 2:48PM This.
I can still talk to my casual buddies about raiding endgame bosses, but I still get the gear and the challenging encounters to set me apart.
As long as the hard modes are actually hard (and I imagine blizzard will get it right this time) I have no problems with this.