May 24th 2010 7:04PM I accidentally sharded my epic T9 helm right before our weekly ToGC run when I was disenchanting some items for a guild mate. I had to heal the entire night with a blue rep helm, which was a bear since this was when the content was still new and my mana pool was still stretched by the Beasts fight.
When asked why I wasn't wearing the helm my shameful answer was that I had been showing off my new haircut in Dal... Why didn't I just turn the helmet setting off? I don't know!
Anyway my guild tag for quite a few months was "sharded helm" and I still get teased about it occasionally.
May 11th 2010 8:06PM I agree there is something very counter intuitive about spending mana to save mana. it works with Seal of Wisdom because of the mana return but yeah this definitely seems like you'd have to be careful about using it at specific clinch points, maybe whe n you need a bit of extra oomph on your heals (with riptide perhaps, as the original article stated).
If it becomes spammy it could definitely be a problem, a bit like stupid warlocks who life tap at the wrong moment to get their buff and then get smushed, heh.
May 11th 2010 6:34PM The shock talent really strikes me as taking a page from the holy paladin book.
My main is a holy paladin (leveling a shaman healer now) and one of the basics of our rotation is a desire to keep our Judgments up on the boss in order to proc Judgment of the Pure which gives spell haste as well as to add healing to the melee raiders and (if we are in melee range ourselves) to restore mana. This shock talent strikes me as a way to add another synergistic item into the healing rotation as well as another mini cool-down of sorts for tight situations.
Very interesting in my opinion.
Mar 12th 2010 12:54PM So I am the heal leader for my guild. We have BQ on farm, no prob, and are working on Arthas 25 currently. All going according to plan, great heal team yada yada. What I am wondering is, any advice on utilizing/learning about Disc Priests. I have a pretty solid grasp on utilizing every class BUT them. In part I think its because I am one of two (sometimes 3) Holy Paladins so we never hurt for tank heals. How do I effectively use Discs with all their bubbles and what not in a raid healing capacity (the advice above was very useful btw, definitely going to try letting my disc preist actually heal disc instead of holy for once heh).
Feb 4th 2010 2:29PM "oh oh and fyre! Fyre is awesome!"
Feb 4th 2010 11:20AM I was really dissapointed that the Paladin tier armor is so "undeady" There are a bunch of Argent Crusaders standing there in fricken awesome Golden, light bathed armor and Im running around with a chicken skull on my head. Lame, lame I say! I didn't roll a paladin to be gloomy, I can roll a DK (and did) for that.
Jan 30th 2010 4:37PM One of these days someone needs to do a post comparing and contrasting Grid, Healbot and VuhDo and really just breaking it all down. It seems like any and all of the programs work fine (I still use healbot in part because it works so why change a good thing) but I'd be curious to see some side by side comparison of features, ease of use etc...
Mar 25th 2009 7:11PM Whatever name you pick make sure that it can be shortened into something that isn't obnoxious because people WILL shorten it. Only folks with very short names will actually get their full name typed out.
Dardrethil, my awesome elven name, is always shortened to Dard, cause really, who wants to type all of that out (or try to pronounce it) when something goes wrong in the middle of a raid.