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Another 100,000 Mists of Pandaria beta invites arriving tonight {WoW}

Mar 31st 2012 12:13PM Feel your pain, buddy. Everyone else in my guild with the AP, including people who started their accounts after mine, got it now. >.

Around Azeroth: My jealousy {WoW}

Feb 15th 2012 11:26AM Out of our 25 man raid group, we're able to scrounge together a 10 man (or two!) on offnights to get casters their staves. I believe we've completed two since DS came out, and will complete another one this week or next. If people in guild need a carrot on the stick, we usually will attempt a hardmode we haven't done yet or do an achievement. I think we've only needed to pug a spot only once when I've been tanking it.

Addons that you wish were still around {WoW}

Feb 8th 2012 4:08PM I can't remember the exact name, but I think it was called Trinket Menu. All the addon did was create a spot on the screen that shows whatever your two currently equipped trinkets are, gave you the ability to click or keybind those two spots. The coolest thing to me was you could mouse over a certain spot on the bar and see all the trinkets in your bags, which you could then left or right click and have it swap in to your top or bottom trinket slot, respectively. Most of this is pretty simple to do without an addon, but it was just an easy QOL addon that I was sad to find out the guy stopped updating in BC, and was fully broken by Wrath.

Come to think of it, I haven't checked in a while to see if someone has created a new one. To WoWInterface and Curse!

Officers' Quarters: The plight of 25-man raiding guilds {WoW}

Jan 31st 2012 12:21PM As someone who's been playing since classic, I can't help but agree with jjustaposter (and am disappointed his comment got so badly down-ranked).

The 10 man I'm used to is UBRS, which we ran pretty much non-stop. Kara was just a road bump to 25-man content. I get why people like it, but it doesn't feel like a raid to me. I think my guild feels the same way, as we get through 10 man content quite easily, but we're still trying to get back to a 25-man roster.

As to the tuning argument, the difference is night and day. We're 8/8, and still come within 15 seconds of the Ultraxion enrage timer on 25... but if we don't have enough people, and split to two 10 man's (which means two tanks and usually one healer who aren't main spec), we'll beat the timer easily. Hell, once that was with one of our guild's best dpsers (and our 10 man's only brez) being an idiot and not clicking his button on the first Hour of Twilight. It's become a weekly argument since we started splitting that we should just have two 10-mans because it's a lot easier. If it weren't for the fact that there's a core of 16-18 that mostly get along and want to all raid together, we probably would have.

TL;DR: Right now, people who want to 25-man will do 25-mans. People who want to do 10-mans do 10-mans. The issue is that right now, people who don't have a preference do 10-man (except for maybe rogues, but even then they're not going to be near the top of priority for the legendary).

The Queue: Gangsta {WoW}

Jan 14th 2012 1:41PM WHY DO PEOPLE LINK TO TVTROPES? I HAD STUFF TO DO TODAY, BUT NOW I'M GOING TO SPEND 6 HOURS HERE. D:

The Queue: 64-butt client {WoW}

Jan 11th 2012 11:22AM Valor Gear is supposed to fill in your gear deficiencies, not fully substitute for them. Most of them have hit because that's one of those stats that you absolutely need when you don't have it. By having hit available on all of it, it opens up your gearing strategy of stuff you get from the 397 raids.

Shifting Perspectives: What balance druid design can take from SWTOR {WoW}

Jan 7th 2012 3:07AM Wait, what do you mean by "In SWTOR, which abilities you use and when is all rather obvious"? If anything, it's one of the more confusing systems I've seen in years. I have an Operative that I've leveled as healing that I've nearly hit 50 with, and started leveling Republic side with my buddy who was leveling a healing Scoundrel (basically the same class). I've come to notice he's been dpsing during questing ENTIRELY differently than I have. I went to check the forums to see if I had been doing it wrong, and it seems like every other thread is a "Hey, do I use this ability?" or "What's the purpose of this ability?" post. That doesn't sound very obvious to me.

The Queue: Being a nothlit is cheating {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2012 5:50AM How is Marco losing this? He had the sense of humor AND did a better job of being the morale person than Cassie. Not to mention the fact that his mom ended up being one of the highest ranking Yeerks gave him the most interesting reason to fight. If you didn't vote for Marco, you're wrong.

Pro Tip: Don't exploit loot rules in LFR's Dragon Soul {WoW}

Dec 2nd 2011 1:30PM I've seen it happen on accident more than a few times. Thankfully, every time it's happened, the person is more than willing to pass off one of the objects to the second highest roller. Makes me think it's not so much of an exploit as it is just sloppy coding.

The Queue: Look at me, Drek'thar {WoW}

Nov 4th 2011 8:44PM Didax, I'm now spending my Friday night clicking through TV Tropes. I hope you're happy.