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New Mists of Pandaria talent calculator live {WoW}

Oct 24th 2011 9:44AM This isn't more choice. this is less choice.

Level 60.. which talent does a bear tank choose?
Level 75.. which talent does a moonkin/healing druid choose?

Unless all three talents apply to all three roles pretty much equally, this is less choice.

BlizzCon 2011 World of Warcraft Class Talent System liveblog {WoW}

Oct 21st 2011 5:23PM CAN SOMEONE PLEASE ASK IF THERE ARE GOING TO BE REAL CHOICE? ARE ALL THREE TALENT CHOICES GOING TO BE APPROPRIATE FOR A HEALER/DPS/TANK @ THE SAME TIME?

I.E SO THERE ISN'T A COOKIE CUTTER BUILD OF THE 6 "HEALING" TALENTS?

BlizzCon 2011: Blizzard reveals new talent system {WoW}

Oct 21st 2011 5:06PM Sigh. This doesn't remove cookie cutter builds. Cookie cutter builds are because there are optimal or few decisions one can make at a given decision point.

Re-read the section of the three talent choices for level 15. For that holy paladin that is trying to be a healer, which one is appropriate? I.e. to combat cookie cutter builds, you need to have a real choice from all 3 options..

So...Unless there is a benefit to holy healing in each of those three talent choices for level 15, you are going to have a cookie cutter build. Healing paladins will take the healing talent.

Now it's way to early to speculate on this.. Perhaps blizzard sees the problem, and are going to make all three choices attractive to each role that a class can do.. if they don't make all three choices attractive to all roles a class can perform, then all this is a simplification for them.... Cookie cutter builds will remain.. there will still be a "healing choice", a "ret choice", and a "prot choice". (In some cases some roles might have actual choice... I.e. healing has 1/non healing has 2 choices..)..

Please blizzard, make all three choices relevant to all roles a class can do, so there is an actual decision to be made, and cookie cutter builds become a thing of the past.

Breakfast Topic: What mods could you not live without? {WoW}

Jan 28th 2011 9:16AM mouseover macro's are simpler, and give you more options.

I.e. unless you have a naga, you're talking about a limited number of spells you can set using clique. Sure you can use modifiers, alt+left click, ctrl+leftclick, etc, but it's still at most 3x4, or 3x5 total.

do this instead, it's better.

make a macro for the spell
#showtooltip Heal
/cast [target=mouseover] Heal

put that macro on a bar, and set the key bind for that bar to, say 1. mouseover someone press the 1 key they get a heal.

But the cool thing is you can do even more, as you get the whole macro system. Smite if the the target's target if you mouse over someone friendly, etc. Announce things (CLICK THE LIGHTWELL!)

with a belkin n52, and mapping ctrl, shift, and alt, to the side buttons of my mouse, I can easily have 44 mouseover spells. My mouse hand taps a modifer button on the mouse (alt,shift,ctrl), and the 4 fingers on my other hand sling spells.. (move with your thumb).

Blizzard on 2200 rating PvP weapon availability {WoW}

Jan 27th 2011 8:35AM There are many people that play PVE and use PVP gear. This article talks about that

Blizzard on 2200 rating PvP weapon availability {WoW}

Jan 27th 2011 12:55AM The issue for some is that there are VERY few choices. I've done over 30 heroic runs on instances that drop 346 wands. 18 alone on GB for the one that drops off of throngus. There just aren't that many wands out there, and they seem to be very low droprate.

Guess what i ended up doing? 4 2v2 battles. Boom PVP wand. Is it BIS? Nope. Is it better than the 318 quest reward I was using? Absolutely. It's not that bad.

People come to PVP to get gear because there is some sort of issue...

So:

Make PVE'rs less dependant on PVP gear by balancing the loot tables more. I don't want a resiliance wand. It's just that I have given up.

Make PVP gear less attractive by adding a debuff to it when it's used outside of pvp (i.e. this gear requires the Arena/BG power buff to be active to operate @ full power, otherwise it will scale down 25 ilvels.

Massively Speaking Episode 129 {Massively}

Jan 7th 2011 5:04PM Same.. I made an account last night and after a fun/exciting trek in the dark, have arrived at the Shipyard of Poland village/harbor.

What's a good time to contact someone for a pickup?

Addon Spotlight: CursorCastbar {WoW}

Jan 7th 2011 3:47PM I've looked into a few of the ones mentioned.. they dont seem to have any thing like that yet :(

Addon Spotlight: CursorCastbar {WoW}

Jan 7th 2011 3:45PM what addon allows a searchbox to search through all guildies professions, so I know which guildie to contact to get something made?

going through a decent sized guild of 300-400 characters is a pain right now.

12 Days of Winter Veil Giveaway Day 6: The Shattering novels {WoW}

Dec 27th 2010 8:35PM Love to read this.