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WoW Rookie: Coming back to WoW after a break {WoW}

Aug 19th 2010 5:45PM I let my time run out last Spring after playing WoW for 4 years. The endgame has become the game and I lost interest in the endless repetition. Now they're going to upend the lower level maps, and I have to wonder if my one last bastion of bliss in WoW, leveling alts, is about to vanish forever.

I haven't decided yet if I'll return. There's a lot about the game that I miss. Having this article bookmarked should make that return less painful. :)

Win more maintenance day loot {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2010 10:52AM /roll

Spiritual Guidance: How to critique a priest without making them cry {WoW}

Nov 23rd 2009 1:46PM >>On Twins, his assigned tank died.

Whoever assigned a holy priest to main heal a tank is the one who screwed up, not the priest...

Blizzard officially announces Ozzy at BlizzCon 2009 {WoW}

Aug 11th 2009 10:10AM "The DirecTV listing has since been changed to remove any reference to Ozzy, however it appears they jumped the gun on the announcement initially."

Is it just me or has this become an usually bad year for Blizz keeping secrets?

The role of today's Priest {WoW}

Jan 15th 2009 1:14PM >>I remember doing DTK and priest would go oom after every single pull.

The state of their mana should instantly tell you whether or not they know what they're doing. That and Recount. Sounds like your guy was most likely spamming Flash Heal only. I was in Kara once with a pugged priest in mostly epics and that was all she did. She'd burn up her mana in about 20 seconds trying to keep the target topped up and then just stand there when she ran dry. It's not a class problem, it's a lazy/stupid player problem.

I treat every point of mana likes it's my child. I hate giving it up. I'm conservative with my casting to max my oos5r ticks. If your healer is not a Flashtard but the tank is still dropping, it's time to look at the other side of the coin - incoming damage and how geared the tank is... People are too quick to blame the healer.

I've also noticed that groups are most commonly just powering their way through instances and that it takes a few wipes to get them to use crowd control. We ran a heroic UK on Sunday and that happened to us. Most revealing was how slow people were to take to get into it, like using a muscle that had laid dormant for months and atrophied. But 80% of the time my runs see no cc and we go through wipe-free. It's a bit odd, compared to pre-WotLK when you could rarely get away with that. Anyway, the point is that if what I'm seeing is commong throughout the game, then your average Wrath tank is taking a *lot* more incoming damage, and it comes down to the tank's build (fury warriors gtfo ;-p)and the healer's skill/gear to survive it. The weak link will be exposed very quickly.

And my response to the article - priests do have a niche. The fluidity is the niche. Adding abilities that "empower(s) their allies" only clumsily expands that fluidity and destroys the balancing amongst classes. The article proudly proclaims we can walk in the door to any encounter and deal with it effectively, and then droops its shoulders and sighs, "Oh, well..." Feeling greedy this week?