Feb 19th 2010 2:57PM for some people the calculations are the fun part, for me personally a lot of the fun is figuring out how the game works, or how a certain class/spec (say blood DKs or shadow priests) plays
Feb 12th 2010 10:56PM Love the article and throwing my 2 cents in as a warrior who hit 80 a few weeks ago. I've been doing heroics in both Fury and Arms (dual specs!)
Arms is a lot more fun for me than fury, juggling 3-4 different procs and cooldowns. Plus I like knowing that I'm helping my raid with Trauma, Blood Frenzy, and a Commanding Presence buffed Battle Shout. I started a warrior because of Fury and TItans Grip, but I grew to love Arms.
My priorities (after reading some of these comments): Refresh Rend (let it fall off) > Mortal Strike (which is on a cooldown so you're losing chances to use it every second you wait) > Execute (which can proc sudden death) > Overpower > Slam. I haven't had to use Heroic Strike yet. I spam Execute in the 20% phase. Glyphs are Mortal Strike, Execute, and Sweeping Strikes for trash-- in heroics the Rend glyph doesn't make a big enough impact.
By the way, this is more appropriate for Fury, but its interesting-- the main reason Heroic Strike is a DPS upgrade from auto attack isn't the damage bonus, its because its a yellow attack, so it can't be a glancing blow, and (for Fury), it only has an 8% miss chance and not a 27% miss chance. Thought I'll throw that out there.
Feb 11th 2010 11:56AM anecdotes are things you hear on the street. data is what you get from experiments
what does this mean for hunters, and other dps classes? well, if you hear somebody say "I pulled 10,000 DPS as BM in blues", you might think BM is a raiding spec, but thats anecdote. data will be "I pulled 10,000 DPS on Loatheb in blues, the MM hunter pulled 11,000, and we had the gear scores, and the same raid buffs, and did this for 3 weeks in a row"
why is this funny? humor is hard to explain, but its funny to me because I always facepalm at anecdotes: "er, no, you didnt pull 10,000 DPS because its a good raiding spec, you pulled it because it was Thaddius and your teammates knew the fight and you got a lucky string of crits and you had a shaman in your raid for BL and I didnt"
Feb 11th 2010 11:23AM "the plural of anecdote is not data."
new facebook status, thank you sir!
Feb 9th 2010 8:24AM Ratskin-- the Super Bowl is the biggest television program of the year-- I just wiki'ed it and they're estimating 100+ million viewers in the US, thats about a third of the country. Because of this, many companies will make advertising just for the Super Bowl.
The most famous one would be Apple's 1984 commercial, which was shown only once, during the Super Bowl, and is still talked about today
Dec 19th 2009 8:01AM I'm learning to tank, but its hard learning heroics when everybody is speed running through them in ToC gear. How can I get some practical tanking experience.
I have good gear for tanking heroics (535 def, Essence of Gossamer, and 20K+ health), I just need the experience.
Jun 29th 2009 7:52AM I got my Flame Keeper achievement earlier this week-- you still get achievement credit for the flames you desecrated/honored, you just get to do them twice-- free gold!
Jun 22nd 2009 9:37AM my main is a fire mage, so I definately want the achievements for the 'Flame Keeper' title, also want to get the 3 piece outfit to dance in Dalaran in, and the brazier because its fun
Mar 31st 2009 9:19AM +1 for Prisoner reference