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Spiritual Guidance: Top healing trinkets for priests {WoW}

Jan 10th 2012 8:21PM With regard to the Seal of the Seven Signs, why would damage dealers get better use of an effect that procs off healing? I'm having a hard time figuring out if you meant something different or misread the proc effect.

The Queue: Frogs, Doctor Who, Celery, and Penny Arcade {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 12:38PM Except that then they'd have to admit how many voices are done by each actor. It would reduce players' immersion in the game a bit if they knew that one of the flight masters, a quest NPC, and 2 bosses all had the same voice actor.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway: Fishing Chair loot code {WoW}

Dec 16th 2011 1:21PM This is a comment on the post! Yay!

Blue Post and Other WoW News: Deep Wounds {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2011 10:47PM I'm curious how many times you guys are going to re-use that pandaren header image.

GameStop offering Black Friday deal on WoW Battle Chest and expansions {WoW}

Nov 14th 2011 2:23PM If you're getting a second account for yourself, you don't need to buy the game again. Even if you're putting it on a second computer, you can download the game client again with all the updates and expansions from your original account from your Battle.net account page.

GuildOx shares the most popular WoW character names by class {WoW}

Nov 2nd 2011 11:52PM I have, on one server I no longer play on, a poor abandoned warlock named Hex. I can't transfer her because there's no way I can get that name on the server I play on now, and that saddens me.

Mists of Pandaria: The myth of the talent tree choice {WoW}

Oct 31st 2011 8:47PM I agree. Not only do they seem to be in many cases fairly balanced, but many of them have less to do with appropriateness for specific encounters than with appropriateness for given *play styles*.

On top of that, people grinding out the tiniest fractional increase in performance for hard modes and server firsts might go through the effort of theorycrafting out exactly which talent is "optimal" for each fight by whatever minuscule percentage, but most people won't go through the effort. And what's more, not only is that fine, that's *ideal*. You could run a completely talentless build and perform perfectly well in all but the absolute most hardcore situations.

Will there be idiots who insist that everyone they raid with has whatever ElitistJerks says is the "right" talent build for their spec for every encounter? Of course, but they'll be fewer than the number of people who do the same thing right now. If I ever run into someone who complains at me because I picked Path of the Devout instead of Body and Soul, I will laugh in their face, and they'll end up on my ignore list.

Fortunately, I'm lucky enough to be in a guild and raid group that doesn't include people like that. We've got people who know what the best builds are right now, and they all agree that which talent someone has won't matter enough to get upset about when we have the new talent system.