May 7th 2010 7:25PM 3 ilevel 264 items drop in 25 man ICC now, compared to 2 ilevel 251s in 10 man. So if they drop the same ilevel loot in 10s and 25s for Cata, will we get 5 items in 25 and 2 in 10 man, or 1 in 10 man and 3 in 25 man?
Jan 13th 2010 6:01PM Moar drama plox
Dec 1st 2009 12:00AM Here's a hint for elemental shamans when gearing - no matter the armor class, if it doesnt have spirit or mp5, its perfect for you. My elemental shaman wears cloth skyweaver robes, which have the exact same stats as a t9.5 shaman chest. I'm skipping all the mail mp5 emblem gear and going cloth.
Oct 14th 2009 2:26AM I think about this issue all the time because it seems unfair both to the player who can't perform and for the players who can.
I remember the warlock who would do 800 dps in raids and stood in fires. And how her husband was a great healer.
I remember the mage who did 1200 dps in raids, and complained that they weren't getting into raids to get geared. Frost resist head enchant and stam enchants elsewhere.
I also remember how hard it was for me to learn all this. My first Kara I caused 2 wipes and dps'd in half blues and greens. My shadow priest was still learning all the fights. A few months later, I kept getting asked to stop dpsing as I was getting over the tanks aggro without vampiric embrace active.
I think the most frustrating thing about this game is how Blizzard doesn't tell you how things work. People have to reverse engineer their characters performance to detect how things actually tick. The fact that people have to go outside of Blizzard to learn about how to play WoW kinda annoys me.
Jun 8th 2009 11:46PM I hate the itemization on all of the Ulduar gear. As a paladin tank and elemental shaman, I spend too much time working out if the gear is an upgrade or not since its mostly a mix and match game. I got some legs out of Ulduar that have no defense but have dodge and parry. I spit on the shield block crap since mitigating 1800 from a boss that hits for 30k is crap when I could focus on avoiding the entire blow instead. Most of the spellpower mail stuff is mp5 and has no hit leaving me to put on +hit trinks and rings, fighting all the other casters for stuff.
Ghostcrawler wanted us to think more about the gear we get and how to use it in our itemization, but the whole thing gives me a headache when I'd rather just.... play.
Dec 8th 2008 12:51AM I have the heroic Dungeonmaster achievement and I did the Culling of strat timed quest in 22 mins for the mount.
My thoughts are that some instances are unpuggable. The co-ordination required for the 2nd boss in Oculus, Loken in Halls of Lightning, the Tribunal of Ages in Halls of Stone and the 3rd boss in Pinnacle all require just one person to screw up and everyone wipes. All the other instances are pretty easy.