May 19th 2010 5:31PM Although the spreadsheet is a truely awesome tool, it's a little bit out of date now. For example, rupture can crit. That's not that big of a change for Mutilate Rogues, but for Combat ones like myself it's huge. I'd literally got to the point of ArPen stacking a week or so before 3.3.3, and thought that the Rupture crit wouldn't make much difference - I'd just use Rupture instead of Eviscerate when Rupture wasn't on the boss. The spreadsheet even supported me. Then I realised it hadn't been updated (I'd downloaded a new version needlessly) and had to do it all manually. So now I'm again at the point where ArPen is good, but other stats are every so slightly better.
From what I'm aware of, adding in the ability to crit is as simple as turning 4piece T8 on all the time. It's in the calcs sheet. Setting B12 = 1 should do the trick. And if I've got that wrong, it's done another way and it turns out I have to regem all over again, I'll be furious.
Also, although Chase's method of a single item makes sense, I can't help but think that there's something inherantly wrong with it. I just don't like it. It also can't help with gem reccommendations and things like that surely?
May 10th 2010 3:26PM From what I'm aware, there's two reasons. The first is that the more tags there are, the easier it is to search using the blog's own search tool, as there's more keywords associated with the page.
The more cynical reason is that Google and other search engines index their searches by how many other sites/pages link to each page. The more tags, the more links there are, the more popular wow.com becomes, the higher it goes on the search list. The fact that it's already number 1 is probably irrelevant. I believe a similar metric is also used to decide how much they can get for advertising, so it ultimately comes down to money :)
Apr 6th 2010 9:08PM That was easily answered. Clicked on the link to Seed... no it's not. US only.
Apr 6th 2010 9:07PM I haven't been on Seed yet, but I'm curious how far it extends. Is it open to those outside the US?
Apr 6th 2010 11:22AM I currently run with a dual screen set up, two 19inch monitors, both set at 1280x1024. Now, this is not the smallest space in the world, but the huge amount of extra space that a widescreen display gives you is a massive advantage when it comes to designing a UI. It means I have to be especially careful when constructing my UI in order to give me the maximum amount of screen that I can (setting the UI to be the smallest size possible and learning icons is a massive help). However, it's annoying having to be this careful, especially knowing that there's this whole other screen I could use.
For example, the mini map and damage meters or buffs are not necessarily needed in combat. Is there any graphical setting or UI mod that would allow me to move the more unnecessary addons/UI elements to my second screen? It would certainly be a massive advantage to me.
Mar 30th 2010 9:34AM I guess I reduce everyone elses chances and increase mine then :)
Mar 27th 2010 3:40AM Thank you! I've been looking for something like that for ages! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Mar 20th 2010 5:07PM Hmmm, you're right. Reading comprehension fail.
Mar 20th 2010 3:01PM Quick question: why would you craft teh War Axes when the Sure-Fire Shuriken is craftable for 7 bars and disenchants for the same mats? Surely there'd be more profit doing it that way?
Jan 25th 2010 7:11PM Personally, I don't care about class buffs/nerfs, heroic instance changes, or anything else. But I want this patch either on the PTR or released live NOW! I want to see the Lich King cutscene! I want to know how the story ends! Although I'll be able to see it myself a couple of weeks after release, I want to see it now!