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Two Bosses Enter: Augh and Lockmaw vs. Mograine and Whitemane {WoW}

Apr 26th 2011 9:11AM Everyone knows that a team with a healer is unbeatable by one without! Also, Mograine is a paladin with fun-bubbles. They're pretty annoying... eh I mean good, too.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Cataclysm tanking, part 2 {WoW}

Mar 27th 2011 11:48AM It is common to interpret "A is worse than B" as meaning the same as "A sucks". This is not what I mean. There are alot of things about warrior that are good, and I've stuck with the class for 3 expansions for a reason. I am talking about comparison - in terms of simplicity and the feel that you have the tools that will do the work, warriors don't come close to paladins right now. That doesn't mean that warriors suck, just that the tank classes are quite unfairly designed with most of the juicy stuff over in the paladin corner. Like I said, I used to enjoy the fact that warrior tanking was slightly trickier, because the paladin simplicity was boring. With skills you could still pull off some nice tricks, which I felt lacked with paladin tanking. Either way you rolled your face was basically a win as a paladin (and still is). Right now however, I feel like not only do I have to struggle 10 times harder as a warrior, it just doesn't pay off enough to be worth it.

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: Cataclysm tanking, part 2 {WoW}

Mar 27th 2011 9:52AM "So far, my perspective is that paladins and DKs are brokenly good and druids need a little work. "
As one who currently tanks with all tank classes, I couldn't agree more. I used to enjoy the fact that warrior tanking was somewhat of the underdog in Wrath, and less faceroll than for example paladin. Dks had their problems too what with runes being rather unforgiving and druids... well they're always behind. But in Cataclysm, warriors are just lacking too much - we have no threat cooldown, no aoe threat (not when compared to paladins and dks), no ranged threat, and no utility skills (I hardly count Vigilance). Druids have the same problems basically. Tanking on my paladin and dk is yawningly simple, not to mention I hardly need a healer for most heroic bosses. In contrast everything seems to be a struggle with my warrior, and the slightest misspull turns into a catastrophe, this even though I've warrior tanked since early BC.
Sorry, I'm nerdraging off topic here. But right now I wouldn't recommend anyone to start tanking with a warrior.

Patch 4.0.6 hotfixes for March 24 {WoW}

Mar 24th 2011 9:28PM As far as I figured he will smack whoever is standing closest to him of the melee after a "down phase". He has sort of a aggro reset when he rises again, and since melee move in to dps they sometimes will stand closer than the tank. We solved it by simply making sure the tank was always the closest target.

Totem Talk: How to use addons to perfect enhancement shaman priorities {WoW}

Mar 20th 2011 1:14PM I know Lava Lash is really important, does that mean it is better to wait half a second for lava Lash to come off cooldown, than use another skill that just came off cooldown but will desynch my Lava Lash by half a second? Hope you understand my question :P

The Queue: Even though I am better than you, I am not {WoW}

Feb 13th 2011 7:36PM Because eventhough dpsers spend 25 min in queue, they often act as asshats about things that don't even matter. Tank doesn't pull many mobs enough, or fast enough, or few mpbs enough, doesn't mark good enough, doesn't move the right way... you name it. It really doesn't matter what you do, someone will complain. You wait for healer mana, someone complains, you don't wait for healer mana, someone complains. You mark, someone complains, you don't mark, someone complains. I don't know why people feel the need to bitch about every little thing, but the tank is usually the one who gets it, and they can't be bothered. Tanking is troublesome enough as it is since most groups think it's a one man job.

The Lawbringer: A primer on private servers {WoW}

Jan 29th 2011 11:58AM Although I don't endorse piracy (especially not making money off of someone elses product), companies often act as if a pirated game is a lost buyer, which I think is rarely the case. People who play on these servers are people who probably wouldn't pay for the game in any case.

The Light and How to Swing It: Holy paladins make a trade {WoW}

Dec 28th 2010 5:40PM @Altoholic
I think you're confusing triage with "having alot of skill to use". That's not what I mean anyway. I don't mean sorting among targets, I mean the fact that we can't just spam our spells. Sure all healers did this more or less back in wrath, but I doubt any healer did it more than Paladins. You could literally just spam spells without ooming. Even if I had alot of tools I could never dish them out like crazy like a paladin could. I didn't mind actually, the difficulty of paladin healing has been in other factors (I've played holydin as well). Like not having a good aoe heal as you mention. But now in Cata you have alot more tools than you used to, so being able to spam your heals AND have a heal for each situation (which wasn't really the case in Wrath) is a little unfair considering how much us other healers are struggling with mana. We never had both.

The Light and How to Swing It: Holy paladins make a trade {WoW}

Dec 26th 2010 9:06PM Welcome to the triage healing world of the rest of us healers :P

Zone location determines Living Elements transmute results {WoW}

Dec 15th 2010 10:29AM I managed to get a double proc as Elixir Master. Surely a bug, not that I am complaining.