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Breakfast Topic: Losing stuff in World of Warcraft {WoW}

Apr 12th 2009 8:20AM If that is indeed what you are reading, it is an amazing series. Easily the best I read. This is not WoW related, but the deaths of a few of the characters throughout the books almost made me cry. o_o

Ask a Lore Nerd: Speculative speculation, part 2 {WoW}

Mar 24th 2009 12:07AM As for death, I read another article on here that put it well.
Very powerful beings can't simply be rezzed, you'd need to go through a complex and hard ritual to do it. Think of when Arthas had to resurrect Kel'thuzad.

Arcane Brilliance: The best and worst of 2008 {WoW}

Dec 27th 2008 5:17PM My lock got eaten by his felpuppy and after the necessary digesting, out came a mage. Always wondered where they came from... Never play him though, smells kinda funny...

Kidding, kidding.

But seriously, I try to bring a mage with me as often as I can. Felhound poop or not, you guys make some great strudel.

The Azeroth Ethicist: Why (or why not) to take a player {WoW}

Dec 27th 2008 10:07AM I'd also like to add that for us shammies, the stats that are wanted for resto and elemental have been pushed even closer together with the improved water shield talent. Crit is starting to become an important stat for us as it essentially reduces the cost of very expensive spells. (In many cases, it can go so far as cutting the cost in half for each crit)

In an extreme situation, you can have a healadin, a boomkin, an elemental shaman, and a resto shaman (In raids, or even some heroic runs I've run with two healers. Try it, it's fun having no downtime between bosses and more pulls) all rolling on the same piece of gear.

Now, if a healadin is rolling on something with hit rating, I'll concede that there is no excuse.

The Azeroth Ethicist: Why (or why not) to take a player {WoW}

Dec 27th 2008 9:51AM I am new to the blog system, so I am not sure if this will reply directly to your post or not, but this is for poster 17, cha1rmanme0w.

I play a resto shaman, so I know a little bit about elemental (Just from looking at the specs, to be honest. Not going to lie and say I am an expert) Anyway, it seems that the stats for elemental shammies and holy paladins are very similar. High int for crit, raw crit rating, high spell power, and haste. The only thing that is really in question is that a plate wearer is rolling on mail, and I like to think that if a tank is doing his job, that is a non issue. The healer shouldn't be getting hit with much physical damage at all, so armor values are all but useless in an ideal environment. Granted, ideal is hardly ever real, but more often than not the healers will just take a rare hit every so often, and in heroics the 500 armor difference between a cloth/leather/mail and plate item will not matter (Either way you're going down if you or someone else is not quick to act)

As I said before, I am a resto shaman. I have no problems saying that in the past I have worn boomkin gear. (And probably even some mage/warlock gear) Does it fit perfectly with my class/role? Rarely. But it works. I suppose I've heard it called "frankensteining" for a reason.

The Queue: Momma said knock you out {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2008 7:50AM To be honest, I've always wanted to see a CoT instance concerning the Great Sundering. It could be set in Azshara's giant city and filled with the brainwashed Highborn, defending the summoning ritual. You could help Malfurion destroy the Well of Eternity in an escort type encounter (Think how Arthas acts in Culling) and as the last boss fight, you can hold off Queen Azshara's escape, dooming her to fall with her city into the sea to be transformed into the Naga. Other bosses could be Hakkar the Houndmaster and Xavius