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Dual specs and the importance (or not) of saving gold {WoW}

Jan 19th 2009 4:30PM I am an endgame tank and healer on my pally. I prefer to tank but respec when needed to make the numbers. A true respec to be fully effective doesnt cost 100g both ways, it costs 500g...why? Glyphs.

Malygos 25 when done without the HoL glyph alone drops over 1 million healing from my figures. The other 2 majors and minors increase my healing efficiency even more (although not as much as the HoL glyph). To swap out 3 major and 2 minor glyphs and then replace them again when i switch back to tank spac costs an absolute fortune.

A straight respec without reglyphing limits where i can be fully viable in terms of both heriocs and raids. Heroic Loken's Aura without the fully glyph setup is a LOT harder ect. Last weekends raids with only 2 respecs cost me about 5 hours in farming, so i could fill a role i dont even prefer and help out the group.

Dual Spec will mean a lot more time playing and less time farming. Bring em on I say :)

Officers' Quarters: Riding the pine {WoW}

Jan 5th 2009 3:53PM I joined a prominent raiding guild on my server 3 months b4 Wrath as a social member.
Once wrath hit I was one of the first 4 tanks to get to 80 and geared to naxx 10 level. We started running 2 10's until we had a few more healers to 80. I was raid leader of second Group and we did very well.
Fast forward a month we are running 25's and i am the 3rd tank in guild behind 2 officers that were foundation members. I currently outgear both of them and according to Warcrafting rank am the best geared Prot Pally on server. Whenever we do tricky encounters i am chosen for the most complex tasks based on skill.
In a few weeks several long standing members who have hit 80 will become geared enough to start putting their hand up for my spot in our 10's and 25 man raids. I will most likely have to alternate with them or respec holy to get more runs.
Going from raid leader to alternate/part time in the space of a few weeks wont be fun, but a skilled tank will never be benched permanently.
Seniority is an important part of every guild and is more about relationships than precedent. People within the guild want to run with the friends they have had for long periods of time. If you were a great tank who built solid relationships, you would be in a position to form your own raid guild immediately upon leaving instead of applying for spots in other guilds that are already full of tanks.

The World (of Warcraft) is full, please come back later {WoW}

Nov 16th 2008 3:31AM 2154 on Aman thul. Every oceanic server is full and unavailable for new toons. No Oceanic Severs qualify for free transfer. All bar the newest server are 1300-2500 ques at all peak times. You ppl in the states have got it good. Come join the 200,000 on oceanic servers who wait 2-3 hours everytime we want to play. Epic Fail Blizzard :(

Realms down for a three-hour maintenance {WoW}

Nov 12th 2008 8:02AM We were just about to hit Bloodboil in BT when the maintenance message popped up. Lucky for us we cleared the rest of the trash and one shotted him within the 15mins. Unlucky for us we are an Aussie guild and restarting at 1am isnt an option. @#$% happens :)

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 1 - BlizzCon Polar Bear Mount {WoW}

Nov 12th 2008 7:54AM entered. i won a beta key so my odds are way down i
d say

[EDITED] Patch 3.0.2 primer for Protection Paladins {WoW}

Oct 17th 2008 3:41AM Shameful that we dont have a Prot pally posting our articles on wow insider. Reading that tripe was a waste of 5 minutes of my life and I want it back. 5 Points in kings when we run with BoS and 0 in Shield of the Templar, 0 in shortening our only spell interrupt, 0 in damage soaking Divine Guardian, Reckoning is debatable. Stick to PvP posting Zach