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Lichborne: Further death knight nerfs hit the patch 4.2 PTR {WoW}

May 31st 2011 4:52PM "Can't we have just a little bit of normalcy?"

Indeed. Instead of doing a flat nerf to our abilities they should have:

A) Created PVE/PVE versions of Howling Blast and Oblit
B) Removed Perma-Death Runes for frost
C) Buff Unholy dps to be on par with frost.

Option A fixes the damage we do in pvp. Option B lowers our self healing in pvp(in addition to altering our rotation in pve, again). Option C would have prevented all the FOTM kiddies from coming over to frost after it was buffed.

Instead of doing any of these we got a hotfix that lowered our overall damage(hey middle of the pack dps. Want to get lower dps? Here you go); an over-nerf to a glyph that was provided to help with survivability; a change to a CC ability that wasn't an issue prior to 4.1.

But whatever, I've played a warrior for 6 years. I'm use to Blizzard not knowing what the hell they're doing when it comes to balance.

Breakfast Topic: Your very own NPC {WoW}

May 3rd 2011 12:48PM One of the Alliance quest givers in TB Peninsula is named after me. Pretty cool

15 Minutes of Fame: The Guild's Michele Boyd {WoW}

May 11th 2010 2:35PM Dreyja,

Learn to take a joke. I raid with about a dozen women in my 25s and 10s. They would have laughed that joke off.

15 Minutes of Fame: The Guild's Michele Boyd {WoW}

May 11th 2010 10:47AM She should have joined the PAA when she was on Dark Iron. We protect our women

The Care and Feeding of Warriors: On Future Tanking, Page 2 {WoW}

Mar 5th 2010 3:10PM Menacing Life - Increases your threat generated by 2%/4% of your total stamina

Ready Check: Professor Putricide {WoW}

Feb 5th 2010 6:56PM Everyone needs to watch out for Choking Gas from Phase 2 on. Stay away from the vials when they land otherwise you'll get a debuff that'll reduce your chance to hit by 75%(there's damage, but you really don't want the reduced hit debuff)

In defense of ignorance {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2009 3:56PM @busuan - You learn by playing your class. I would expect that someone who leveled to 80, ran dungeons, (starting at Wrath's expansion here) ran Naxx, and ran Uld would know not to stand in fire. Would know what one spell does vs another. Would know, at a basic level, how to play their class. This is not the case for most people I run into. I wasn't born knowing how to play a warrior or any of my other characters. I learned by playing and and investing a little time in the character. If you're not going to learn the bare minimum of what your character can do I have no time for you.

In defense of ignorance {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2009 3:33PM Allison,

I'm afraid I'm going to disagree with you on growing a pair and staying in a dungeon. My experience last night is not uncommon to most tanks and will probably have most of you going "Yeah, been there". I had 5 random groups in a row where my warrior tank(prot with 232-259 gear) out dpsing and damaging the dps on boss fights. I was in a group with an 80 DK that couldn't pull more than 500 dps on the bosses in HoL(one attempt he failed to get past 250). The same run I had a mage in 213-232 gear get less than 1000 dps. The healer wasn't any better, but I could tell he was trying. Explain to me why I, as a tank, should put up with that?

Had that run been the only bad experience I've had since 3.3 came out it wouldn't really matter to me. Five runs in a row in one night....that's wrong. 1-2 a night since 3.3 came out...that's when I get home early to knock the daily random out with my guild and leave the pugs to the other tanks.

Why should I as a player put up with that? How is it that people can get to 80 and after running a few dungeons and possibly a raid or two still not know how to play their characters? How do they not know how to gem gear? How do they not know what stats are good and bad for them(This is partially Blizzards fault and will hopefully be fixed with the stat changes in the expansion)? I'm not expecting people to be reading the latest class threads from EJ and pull 8000 dps on their alts. I just want people who aren't going to stand in fire, aren't going to attack targets the tank isn't targeting(Hey, this one doesn't have a skull on it and it keeps turning into a sheep. Let me hit it harder), and can hit their buttons in timely fashion.

Why should I as a person paying money to play the game put up with that? Yes, I said it. I'm paying for my experience inside the game. I don't want it ruined by bad players. I'm willing to leave a dungeon where people don't know what they're doing because 15 minutes isn't a long time AND I can go run something else on an alt. I'd rather not deal with your lack of ability thank you. I don't have to play with you people as there are thousands of others out there I can play with. Hell, some of them are probably really good and experiencing the same issues I am. I ran into a pug like that last week. They were saying how bad their original tank was and they were glad to have me. We hit 5 more dungeons up after I took over tanking for their group. I enjoy tanking when I run into people like that. I enjoy the GAME when I run into people like that.

So in closing, if you're a tank and the group that you're in isn't measuring up to your standards and you'd rather leave then by all means do so. You don't have to be there and there are other tanks out there willing to put up with it. Go take a break for 15 minutes then try again. It won't kill you to step away from the keyboard.

More Druid changes on the 3.1 PTR, part 2 {WoW}

Mar 1st 2009 12:59PM I guess I should upgrade my trial account for EVE Online since I won't be playing Wow much when 3.1 hits. Cya guys in the next expansion when the nerfs get rolled back(as always)

WRUP: Do I lose my job if I say Warhammer? edition {WoW}

Feb 6th 2009 7:15PM Dan - Bird is not a spec for druids :P

And don't limit yourself to one spec. I go tree on weekends for Naxx and bear during the week for questing and instances. Sure, that only works when you have enough healing gear to split time, but it's a lot of fun.