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Encrypted Text: Armor penetration and the crit cap demystified {WoW}

Dec 9th 2009 10:26AM I've heard a lot of arguements for Armor Pen or geming Agility or Gemming attack power or even gemming for hit and expertise. Small amounts of the information are helpful, a lot of others not so much.

I personally, Gem for Agility since I don't have many 245 pieces, no Grim Toll and I also am currently fist spec'd. So my crit is pretty high up there. However, I've read this article and many others and I really think it may be time to get the Arp Trinkets and just gem Armor Pen.. as well as pick up that nice lil iLevel 232 axe/sword combo from the ICC dungeons. Also, while Agility does offer multi-bonuses of Dodge, Armor, Attack power AND crit... it does not however become as effective as armor pen. From what I've read, Rogues do not need armor and dodge as much as they need to be able to damage a target. If a fight comes down to a Rogue Evasion tanking... then the fight went horribly wrong. Lasting .2 seconds longer COULD possibly end in a victory... but in very very rare cases. Plus, since most of the damage we DO take comes from AOEs that are a lot of the times magic based... armor doesn't do anythign anyway, neither does dodge. So basically, it's protection from a Whirlwind that we shouldn't be close to in the first place. Sure, utility in a pinch is great... but eh, I'd rather do higher numbers to the boss.

Encrypted Text: Macro guide for rogues {WoW}

Sep 30th 2009 1:24PM I have the haste engineering enchant on my gloves, so to make sure I always use it when it's up I use

/use [Name of Gloves]
/cast Sinister Strike

Guildwatch: Ninjas are mammals {WoW}

May 27th 2009 8:46AM Lethal Dynasty actually merged with Immortel... then split a few weeks later, they have formed a new guild named Synthetic. Since then they've gotten up to Yogg in 10 and 25 man UlduarAnd are recruiting pro players and ranged dps(including warlocks!)

Enter to win one of six loot card codes from WoW Insider and WoWTCGLoot {WoW}

May 13th 2009 5:19PM My Favorite item HAS to be my Zulian Raptor!

The rise and fall of class popularity {WoW}

May 13th 2009 11:23AM Yeah I heard Rogues and Warlocks were one of the least played classes... guess the numbers are true. Here I am... with only one level 80... and he's a Rogue...

Less competition on loots! YAY

Win more TCG loot with WoW Insider {WoW}

May 5th 2009 7:16AM May the bestest man/woman/man-woman win

Officers' Quarters: Disposable raiders {WoW}

May 4th 2009 2:20PM I actually just left my guild over this very same type of situation. The GLead made it very clear PUGs were a dime a dozen and only loot guildies didn't need would go to them. Any BoE stuff would go to the guild bank, no matter if there were 3 guildies in the raid or all but 1. He ticked off a lot of people, and finally a bunch of us had enough... we don't need the rep of screwing people over. Once they are helping us kill things, they are as important than every other member, case closed.

(However, if the PUG is awful, disruptive or disconnects and does nothing to fix it... they are goooooooooone)

Breakfast Topic: Exploring the World of Warcraft {WoW}

Apr 17th 2009 8:56AM My first dungeon at level 10 was Deadmines. it started out as a cave, the went deeper and deeper. Thieves, Sorcerers, Goblins, Ogres impeded my groups path.... then came the oncoming horde of Pirates in the hidden cove.

Yes... I thought I was in a cooler version of the Goonies. And no Dungeon or place has ever facsinated me as much as that place.

Two Bosses Enter: Hadronox vs. Zuramat the Obliterator {WoW}

Apr 17th 2009 7:34AM Zuramat, but only if he's smart.

This is assuming a neutral playing field and smart AI. If Zuramat keeps moving out of the cloud, and casting the sentries, eventually they will overwhelm the big Arachnid. Sure. the leech poison stinks, but by moving him around, Hadronox won't be able to melee the adds, which will keep pumping out damage. If Zuramat can kite him, the fight will be over, with Zuramat putting on a pair of sunglasses as he is slowly floating away. * Insert Who music here *

[UPDATED] Playtime over for You Play or We Pay {WoW}

Apr 16th 2009 4:42PM Giving someone money/card to play WoW is NOT against the ToS. Being PAID to give your friend free time is. Let's use your example. Say your mother tells you she will give you 30 bucks to be nice to your friend and give him a 15 buck time card, and maybe mention that she's also having a bake sale on Friday. Sure, Blizzard doesn't KNOW you're getting paid to do it, maybe your friend doesn't either. But you do. You're making money off of Blizzard's gamecard. And say your Mother told you she would pay you 30 bucks everytime you GAVE out the timecard and talked about the sale... well... you'll be rolling in the dough. Sure, your friends aren't aware you're getting paid... and they will wonder why you care about your Mom's baked goods in all likelyhood.

So, yeah, you're making money off of something you don't own. You're not giving it away for free, you're not doign it out of the kindness of your own heart. You're a business, and you're selling products that don't belong to you.

So... AM I Stupid? Probably not. Am I informed? Probably? Am I right? Well, Blizzard seems to think so.