Jan 14th 2010 10:49AM Really? Two buttons and no management? Could only be said by a fire mage.
We, as mut rogues, must open from stealth. MUST open with garrote to get a bleed on the target or we fall behind in DPS. We must then blow a global cooldown on HfB to benefit from the garrote and then if we get a combo point proc we hit Slice and Dice. If the combo point did not proc we have to mutilate before we can slice and dice. Then we have to rebuild energy for an envenom to refresh Slice and Dice to 20 seconds BEFORE it expires. Energy management. Not mana management, but can be even more difficult. This is all just to ramp up or DPS to even GET to a rotation. Always made our DPS fall drastically when switching to killing snobolds, especially when casters refused to run to the front.
Then, we mutilate twice and rupture to ensure or benefit from HfB. Then we mutilate again and envenom to refresh Slice and Dice that is likely about to drop off again. Are trinkets on cooldown or not? Is racial benefit on cooldown? Trolls have berzerking which should be used only when Slice and Dice is up and should be ready to use immediately before or after popping a potion of speed. Should we rupture now because it will drop in 2 seconds or wait the 2 seconds for Vengence of the Forsaken to come of cooldown so we can get the attack power buff before rupturing again? Where is the energy level? Do we count on a combo point proc or what happens if it doesn't? Do we pop a 2 point envenom or do we have enough energy to to mutilate again for a 4 or 5 point envenom before Slice and Dice falls off or Rupture drops. You see where I'm going with this?
The nerf was needed, but it is NOT a 'two button' rotation that can be facerolled to do well.Just FYI.
Nov 16th 2009 9:26AM I appreciate that you were able to get involved in the game and find a mutually enjoyable hobby with your husband. However, you mention that you married a gamer. That would indicate that you knew he was a gamer when you married him. You then had him destroy/delete/relinquish all his games and gaming accessories. That means that you didn't really love him because gaming was a part of his personality, part of what made him who he was.
He may have relinquished his games completely out of love for you and that is admirable, but you had NO right to ask him to do so. Why, because you did not enjoy his pastime, did it mean HE was no longer allowed to enjoy it? There was no compromise. You had no right. I'm glad that it seems you have matured over time and that he is so completely in love with you (and was then) to endure your illogical and selfish demand and allow you the time to mature in to the more reasonable person you seem to be today. I wish you the best in the future and apologize that some of this rant is direct at my current girl friend who bends occasionally but makes unsympathetic demands of me that are frighteningly similar to those you made of your husband. You do offer some glimmer of hope for the future for me.
Nov 11th 2009 2:47PM I loved the Wrath Gate sequence and was caught totally and completely off guard by the whole cinematic. I though my game had crashed when the screen went black and then witnessed this battle as an unexpected reward for the questline. I was impressed and immersed.
I also loved the battle for UC. I remember sitting at the gate waiting for the battle to start, snapping screen shots of my epic battle with Thrall and Sylvannas. I truly felt like a part of the story. Much like realizing the reason we can down epic bosses of lore in the end game is that we are no longer the gathering drones killing boars like we were in the earlier levels. Now WE are the valiant and seasoned heroes of the realm. Preparing to charge in to battle next to Thrall was truly epic.
Nov 4th 2009 9:05AM @OP
I remember that quest as well and thought it was a long journey to ask of a new adventurer but I found it macabre and fascinating as well.
A rogue fit my playstyle well because I always found myself exploring zones I had no business being in whatsoever. Still, I usually hated the cross continental quests but at the same time I loved the exploration of the new zones.
No matter what Blizzard has in store, it will no doubt be incredibly interesting, beautifully illustrated and engaging. And people will complain about it.
As to the Breakfast Topic, I would like to see Ravenholdt developed in to a haven for rogues, something like the Ebon Hold for DKs. THAT would be awesome.
Oct 30th 2009 9:19AM I agree and disagree. It can be a pain getting everyone to the dungeon, especially when some people just seem that they NEVER fly to the summoning stone and expect some one else to do it.
Still, I enjoy farming mats (herbalism) on my way to a dungeon and I will miss that important revenue stream (especially as Frost Lotus seems to have a diminishing drop rate). Still, if it is cross server and more than a few pug players this is the only way to get the dungeon started in a decent amount of time versus flying, summoning and all that comes with pugs.
Oct 27th 2009 1:44PM Hey, I 'lived' in Thunder Bluff for quite a awhile while leveling from 30 - 60. I always told people it was centrally located in Kalimdor (short travel to Tanaris, Un'Goro, Winterspring and Orgrimmar). The Bank, AH and Inn were as close together as in Org but nowhere NEAR as crowded. Thunder Bluff boasts such amenities as easy access to BG masters (more so than in Org), calm, peaceful background music, tranquil setting, quick police response time and good schools.
Moved to Shattrath in my 60s and Dal around 72. Don't make it back there much anymore (did take a sight-seeing, picture taking flight there the other day to get some screenies before Cataclysm tears the old world apart) but I always kind of miss it.
Oct 27th 2009 10:01AM Tank tutorial:
Don't keep chain pulling mobs or pull the boss while completely ignoring the fact that your healer has said "hold on" or "just a sec" and then complain that you die. That is NOT the healer's fault.
Yes, it may just be a daily heroic but YOU CAN STILL DIE AND HAVE TO PAY A REPAIR BILL.
So, don't ignore party chat tanks. Chain pulling to boost your ego while ignoring the healer whose neighbor just knocked on his door or whose puppy just tried to pee on the carpet does NOT get you through the instance faster. It means we all have to make a corpse run.
Oct 22nd 2009 4:21PM You probably did lower in the fail pug because they didn't buff properly. I know when I have battle shout up from a warrior that 500+ AP makes a big difference to my own DPS. Check your buffs in a raid. The fail pug either didn't have the right composition to get the buffs you need or just didn't use them/ give them to you.
Oct 22nd 2009 4:15PM @Atrifx
Crit and DPS are two different things. DPS is damage per second. That means the guy he was talking about was putting out 13K damage every second (or at least every second he was alive :)
A 12 or 12.5 crit is not the same thing. For what it's worth though, I have no idea where your crits from particular spells should be because I have limited experience with Warlocks. If you really want to know where you stand download an add-on like recount and you can see your own DPS and Damage Done in a little window on your screen, as well as others in your party/raid to see where you stand in real time.