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WoW Moviewatch: Looking for Group {WoW}

Jan 28th 2010 3:34PM yeah, she should of said "L F G" for the line instead, as it would have the same meaning and have the correct number of syllables to fit.

Gearing up for PvP - Your mouse part II {WoW}

Jul 21st 2009 4:36PM I have the Lachesis and have rebound those keys so I could use them in game. I use keybindings for most of the keys, have those keybinds also mapped to Bartender buttons, so I can change em around pretty easily.
I have been very impressed with the quality of this writer and have enjoyed both articles. I would like learn about different "advanced" strategies with adding keybindings and macros to mice, in regards to ease of character movement and response time.

Maintenance for Tuesday July 21st {WoW}

Jul 21st 2009 2:23AM I apologize, I have no idea why I am being a troll.... anyway, I watched a show the other day about the moon landing. The truth is, there is wire sewn into the flag and planting the light weight poll caused a bit of a "springing" effect.

Maintenance for Tuesday July 21st {WoW}

Jul 21st 2009 1:41AM I love how the flag is waving in the wind, oh... shoot. there is no atmosphere on the moon so no wind. hmmm

Raid Rx: Settling the over healing question {WoW}

Jul 20th 2009 6:48PM I posted response somewhere, but basically playing up the 2 schools of thought in regards to using mouse keybinds or clicking unit frames. It's kind of a joke, as people generally view using mouse to do actions or cast spells is slower than keybinds. I, like all other healers use mouse clicks, so was being silly.
If there were a way that was superior to mouse clicking raid frames, I would do it. I'm a little odd, but I would love to using something like a Dance Revolution type pad.

Raid Rx: Settling the over healing question {WoW}

Jul 20th 2009 2:37AM healers clicking mindlessly , not as aware as maybe they should be as to what else might be going on. Tunnel vision. Also kind of references the many key binder vs mouse clicker discussions.

Raid Rx: Settling the over healing question {WoW}

Jul 19th 2009 6:55PM Over healing can be a symptom of a horri-bad player, but judging over healing unto itself is pointless. Every healer over heals. The way I look at it, by itself over healing is no big deal, but can sometimes be a tell-tell sign of bad healing. It usually means you have too many healers, you have healers wanting to be #1 on a heal chart, or you have healers clicking unit frames like crazy (since only a clicker would be such a gross over-healer).

Too many healers. I wish people that made guides to encounters would go back and revise them, once they have a very firm grasp of the encounter. In my opinion, there are always way too many healers in raids, resulting in boring encounters. Most of the time raid healers just heal through encounters that half the raid doesn't know, and just heal through everyone's mistakes. Shadow Crashes? Don't worry. Just ignore those. You will be healed. Of course while you fly through the air, you don't do dps, and the raid suffers. I am far from a pro on every encounter, so this is fine to a certain extent, i.e. the boss needs to go down, but you run the risk of turning your raiders into zombies.
Anyone that still ventures into Naxx knows you don't need nearly as many healers. Sure some people have better gear, but it seems when I run Naxx these days, at least half the raid is alts, newly leveled and undergeared. Everyone knows the fights, so less damage is taken, meaning less healing is needed. If the hot shot guilds that made guides would revise them once they know encounters better, my hunch is there would be fewer healers assigned.

If you have a healer that is obsessed with being #1 on healing meters and their over healing is out of control, /gkick or at least talk to them. Sure, maybe you got the boss down, but maybe you had a healer sniping, skimming around, ignoring assignments, targeting other healers to beat their casts on their targets. This type of sloppy healing is extremely annoying in a tight healing team. If you are at the top of a meter, great. You healed the most, whether they needed it or not. I would examine what else that player did during the encounter. Usually they don't shield, dispell, interrupt, buff, as much as others might have. Hell, you have all that extra mana, maybe throw a damage spell out once and awhile.
Over healing has evolved greatly in the game. It used to mean you run a great risk of pulling aggro and possibly wiping the raid. Now, Blizzard, through various class talents, will even reward you for over healing now.
Over healing happens, and is a normal part of raid healing. It should only serve as a possible "red light" that a healer could be a horri-bad player.

Officers' Quarters: Best in slot {WoW}

Jul 13th 2009 2:17PM BIS raid gear = I in the middle of BS

I think the main problem is the idea of having a "BIS". People that blindly follow lists of BIS items for their class need to get a grip. BIS is in a constant state of flux. Sometimes, when you learn an encounter, or at the beginning of a new level of raiding, survival is more important. We see items on lists that have the highest defense, spirit, mana, resistance, etc, until players become more familiar with encounters (or the encounters are nerfed).

BIS would also have to take in to account every piece of gear that would be worn with it. A BIS trinket for +crit might not be good if your other trinket is + crit, yet you lack other stats. For instance, you have 3pc of T8, a trinket drops that is listed as BIS. Maybe the BIS list is taking into account that one would have 4pc T8.

God forbid anyone actually having their own way to build their character's armor. The enhancement shaman with low health, for some reason has never considered gear with better +stamina or enchants or gems. Maybe they wouldn't be as high on the damage meters and everyone would think they suck.... oh wait... they keep dying so maybe people think they suck, except for the parts of the fights they are able to stay alive in.

BIS are always built on maximizing, which places more of a burden on fellow raiders. The same logic is found in talent builds that pushes max damage and min damage mitigation, forcing other players to heal them more.

Some people like crit, some white damage. Some people like gear just for the way it looks. BIS

BIS raid gear = I in the middle of BS

Raid Rx: Importance of group assigned healing {WoW}

Jul 1st 2009 6:37PM Complete trash as always. I think this will be the very last article I read from this clown. It's like he has a casual gamer knowledge and has the platform to try to teach hardcore healers what to do.
On a side note, maybe this is just what I need to inspire me to write articles myself, maybe even launch another website about UIs that copy/paste everything from better sites.
Maybe I should just start a petition, to boycott this fool, or a poll or something. I'm sure he is a nice guy, but c'mon, anyone who has spent the last few years raiding will see his work as pure rubbish, full of bad information.
As a final insult to this guy, I ask that you check out the No Stock UI website. Beautiful site design and off the charts potential to be amazing. There is an article that he posts a picture of his UI. I've never laughed so hard about addons. A drinking game might be, Count the Redundancies...