Mar 4th 2009 3:30AM Tonight on Darkspear, we had about 70 horde players defending with two or three stacks of tenacity. The lag was something to behold when the alliance broke into the courtyard. It was about 20 seconds before a command processed, just crazy.
Feb 10th 2009 1:53PM @Ogre
lol wut, 3000dps in blues? Pics or it didn't happen. I'm a iLevel200/213 fury warrior and I can do 3200ish dps with recount on vault and usually only lose to mages. There's no way a blue rogue could that.
Jan 15th 2009 7:15PM I've only recently started playing a shaman, so I don't know the intricacies of the class yet, but one thing that would be awesome is a way to resummon your totems. Like plop down your strength of earth and whatever else, when you move out of range you can click a button to resummon all your active totems to you.
I can see how this would be a problem with the earthbind totem, but I think it would be a nice place to start.
Jan 15th 2009 3:52PM I died about 7 or 8 times when I first tried it. I think my main problem is I would grab the drake right outside dun niff. and never have enough time to kill the dragon before he does the final pass. Since then I would attack the drake at the far end of the valley of ancient winters (near the viking women's village) and never had a problem.
1.) hammer 3 until your grip is below 15, then get your grip back to 50 and repeat.
2.) Only attempt to dodge if it's not on CD because of #4
3.) Use #4 at every opportunity, make sure your grip is above 20 before hand.
When it goes into phase 2, don't even bother with trying to kill it until you have at least 9 stacks, it's never worked for me below 9 and only one time did I not kill it when I had 9 stacks.
All in all, I thought it was a really fun quest, but really, really horrible when I first attempted it. Once you get it down, it's still tricky and that's what makes it fun.
Jan 13th 2009 5:39PM I find bupport is the most important, as well.
Jan 2nd 2009 4:26PM I've pugged my way through all the heroics since my old guild didn't level nearly as fast as me. Some of the most fun runs were ones where we wiped a lot. For example, the first time I ran regular nexus I had quest greens with very little defense, but a lot of stamina. The group asked me to tank and I told them it would be rough since I'm not geared for it, but they wanted me anyway. We wiped about 2 times on most of the bosses all the while laughing and joking about it. Not to mention on Keri I didn't know you could just jump so I was kiting her around in circles, that was pretty amusing.
Another time, I was invited for a group to do the regular strat. We blasted through it 2 times in a row so we decided to try it on heroic. Nobody had done any heroics to that point and it was 4 guildies and me (as dps). We wiped repeatedly on the abomination boss because of the pally healer had a hard time keeping 4 melee alive in his constant AoE. About the 4th try, we downed him and went on to one-shot the rest of the bosses. We all had a blast, because we knew it was going to be a little rough but we wanted to try.
Those are the best kinds of groups, where you make friends because you all have the same goals. I guess it depends on your expectations. If everyone is laid back and expects it to be a little rough, they'll roll with it and do their best.
I'm usually the last person to leave a group, wiping doesn't bother me very much unless people are being total idiots. If you're undergeared, you're undergeared and I'll stick it out to a point until it's obvious it can't be done (like doing VH with 2 dps under 1000..). Blaming people doesn't help at all, I'll try to teach as I go through the instances in case nobody has done it before (What's the dwarf commander doing here pwning the tank?).
Jan 2nd 2009 4:07PM I've been using InventoryOnPar in WotLK. As dps, I use it to judge if I can go all out in a fight or if I have to hold back because the tank is new to heroics. 400-500 and you have a fresh tank, his tps is probably a little low so becareful of aggro. 600-700 and he's probably got some heroic epics and I don't have to hold back too much. 800+ and the tank is probably doing 1200-1400 dps and it'll be a smooth ride, aoe everything at every chance you get.
My score from collecting heroic rares and epics is around 1000 and someone decked out in naxx-25 gear is around 1300+