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The Queue: Adorable baby giraffe, take 2 {WoW}

Dec 19th 2011 12:50PM Gear != ability to pull your own weight.

I hate pve for the most part. I want vial of shadows, and im just not into raiding normal modes, because I don't have a predictable schedule.

I stepped into raid finder with pvp gear mostly 371 and 384 stuff. Spent a few gold reforging to get the hit I needed. Only pve item was the 397 from the first step of the rogue legendary quest.

I pulled 22k single target dps because I actually know how to play my spec, how the bosses work, and generally how not to be a moron. I was usully in top 5. In pvp gear. With 4000 resil. There was a hunter that had "earned" the right to be there with full pve gear putting out less dps than I was doing on marrowgar over a year ago.

Lesson: gear has a very low correlation with your ability to pull your own weight. If we want to talk about "earning" the right to be in a raid it shouldn't be measured by how many hundreds of hours you wasted but instead by your ability to actually do what you are supposed to do.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: BlizzCon Exclusive Murkablo {WoW}

Dec 15th 2011 7:28PM Give it to me please!

Enter to win a Blazing Hippogryph and other loot {WoW}

Jul 27th 2010 4:05PM Hi. commenting

Blood Sport: How to accomplish your PvP goals {WoW}

Jul 26th 2010 4:26PM Having just started a mini-beast cleave 2's team, I can say this (Only 1500 so far, but both of us still have some blues... so we're working on it): Beast cleave isn't easy, its simple.

The distinction being that "easy" is like "cheating". You have a huge advantage

Simple is just opposed to complex. I admit, with beast cleave, I have a lot fewer buttons to use. However, to get a kill (on anything except a priest) it does take timing, planning, rooting in the right places, a little luck.

So yes, some classes/comps/specs are simpler than others. In PVE my resto shammy is a lot simpler to play than my holy priest. Less to keep track of, less spells, less everything. Does that mean a resto-shammy is "easier"? Not really. Just simpler.

Blood Sport: How to accomplish your PvP goals {WoW}

Jul 26th 2010 4:22PM This is one of a few columns I actually still check out here.

The idea that you can make stupid choices and not everyone is a special snowflake makes me happy.

Some great insight into helping people get over lave social crutches, and actually give them the tools to succeed.

Breakfast Topic: Take this job and shove it {WoW}

Jul 11th 2010 1:09PM I always level with twin gathering, skinning + herb or mining.

With the exception of my tank (she kept mining since the 60 stam is what she would choose anyway, and so I could have someone that could smelt) Every toon upon hitting 65 (since you can train to 450 at this point) switches to a crafting + engineering.

At 68 I head out to tundra and farm jeeves.

For the last 12 levels I have a port to almost anywhere in northrend, remote mail box, remote bank access, rocket gloves (great for melee without any ranged attacks), a parachute cloak... its heaven.

Breakfast Topic: Take this job and shove it {WoW}

Jul 11th 2010 1:05PM Engineering is one of the most powerful professions for a lot of specs, raid DPS wise.

It has some craftable stuff that can sell very well.

Not sure why you call it a "joke" unless its just that some of the stuff does funny things...

Azshara: Changes and what will be missed {WoW}

Jul 10th 2010 9:24PM Haha. You must have posted your comment just a few seconds before mine. VVV

Azshara: Changes and what will be missed {WoW}

Jul 10th 2010 9:23PM Will you still be able to farm the azure whelping come cata?

Breakfast Topic: It's lonely at the top {WoW}

Jul 6th 2010 10:17AM Personally, I'd leave the guild, but it really depends why you play.

If wow is a social outlet, and you play to be a helpful person, by all means stay.

I however, like the challenge of a video game, and like setting "high scores". This sort of thing happens for me, doing heroic ICC stuff. Its enough of a challenge that most of it keeps me on my toes. With the exception of one or two fights in ICC, the reg stuff, especially as a DPS, is boring as all get out.

So, I would switch guilds personally. I did the boosting "friendly people" thing in BC, and it got boring for me really fast. There was a day I decided that I was going to push the raiding limits a little more. I started finding more committed guilds since then, and haven't looked back.

11/12 10 ICC heroic, and 7/12 25 heroic, and I only log onto wow 3 nights a week. Its how I like to play.