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Enter to win a Creative WoW wireless headset {WoW}

Sep 30th 2009 9:50PM [Black] is the new [Purple]

Welfare epics ftw!

Encrypted Text: Macro guide for rogues {WoW}

Sep 30th 2009 3:46PM For fast ToT switching mid-combat, I actually use 2 macros. The first is a mouseover blind macro that I use to quickly set my focus target. It obviously doesn't cast the blind on a friendly target :)

#showtooltip Blind
/focus [target=mouseover]
/stopmacro [target=mouseover,noharm][target=mouseover,dead]
/cast [target=mouseover] Blind
/p %f has been blinded. DO NOT TOUCH!

The 2nd macro is the actual tricks macro:

#showtooltip Tricks of the Trade
/cast [target=focus]Tricks of the Trade
/stopmacro [nogroup]
/p *** Tricks of the Trade ***

On another note, I'd like to recommend the mod TrickorTreat for all rogues interested in using Tricks regularly (which should be all of us!)

It sends whispers back and forth without having to build it into your macro, and it will also tell you how much extra damage you did based off the 15% buff. Very useful for knowing how well you're timing the ToT synergy with cooldowns and energy pooling.

Addon Spotlight: Essential addons for raid leaders {WoW}

Jun 12th 2009 4:25PM I'll 2nd this one. I run pally power on my warrior, just so I can see who's assigned to what buffs and specifically call them out if we're missing a buff.

No more begging and pleading for "the pally assigned to might" to buff, please.

Addon Spotlight: Essential addons for raid leaders {WoW}

Jun 12th 2009 4:23PM As Rookwood mentioned above, Lucky Charms is a great addition to help with quickly marking, to the point where I can mark mid-combat (while tanking) if something goes South.

I'd also like to point out XRS (or X Raid Status). It's a highly configurable mod that can be customized to show bars for jsut about anything. For mine, I have 3 bars setup. 1) Average HP% of melee classes (averages rogue, warrior, dk, paladin). 2) Average MP% of healing classes (pally, shaman, druid, and priest) 3) Number of Dead people in the raid. This allows me to quickly glance and get a total count of dead, w/o having to count in my raid frames

I know there are some classes that CAN melee, but weren't in my list. I left hem off because I don't normally run with enhancement shaman or feral druids. XRS can't separate by spec, unfortunately, so it would skew the bars to include those classes. All of this is fully configurable.

Breakfast Topic: What's your favorite raid boss? {WoW}

Jun 12th 2009 8:34AM I'd have to go with Nef. The class calls were just too awesome. :)

Though Aran and Kael'thas come a close 2nd and 3rd.

Main Tanking Kael took a level of skill and cooldown management rarely seen in game before or since. If you didn't time all your CD's just right, you were dead. The end.