Dec 20th 2011 1:29PM Purple -> Yellow -> Red is what i always shoot for. Purple for the obvious reason, yellow because it makes everything else a pain and has the highest raid damage, red because it will actually kill raiders if they're unseasoned enough to stand too far out.
The fourth can be whatever the heck you want it to be; if I'm with a solid tank I'll usually call black as the fourth just to get a little more raid DPS going, otherwise make it blue just to save the healers some angst.
Dec 8th 2011 12:50PM You can absolutely trade to someone else in your raid, and it's entirely kosher. However, you both need to be eligible for the loot in the first place. The ethics for that are up in the air dependent on how you feel about grouping for pugs but as long as it's both my first and their first kill of the boss in that given week, we can both roll, and the winner can pass the item over. I've passed two items in this way - though it wasn't intentional, both were upgrades, I happened to find out that my raid tank (in one case) and a returning-from-hiatus rogue would get a bigger boost out of the 384 setpiece than me, so I decided to hand it on over.
I'd probably have grumbled about that or worse at one point in time, but I've sort of fallen off the end of 'caring much about loot.' Besides, the chance of a single player single queuing for LFR of getting a token haven't changed; 1-in-(however many people eligible for that token are in the raid).
I still gripe a little when a single person wins two of the same token off the same boss, but only a little.
Jul 22nd 2011 2:35PM To add to the others, the distinction was between a mes/mez (mesmerize) and a stun in the old days. Specifically, does damage break you out? In that regard, a fear is actually somewhere in the middle since (as most people who have been hit with this in PvP would attest) damage does not instantly break the fear, which makes it comparable to a stun, but sometimes it does. Going the other direction, polymorph, sap, etc are all definitely 'mez' spells.
Ah nostalgia. Having come to WoW pretty directly from DAoC, I still used that terminology until it dropped away. Gotta say I'm glad that 'mob' eventually stuck here instead of 'creep' which I recall making inroads at the outset.
Jun 29th 2011 7:06PM Although it's probably been pointed out, you can /read to get the map animation.
Jan 3rd 2011 4:23PM This has got to be the biggest unlearned lesson I've run into as well. I'm a mage and it's shocking how often the groups I'm in won't even use the free food to top off, or to heal up following a wipe.
And it's definitely a pet peeve of mine as well, seeing (specifically) warlocks and mages rolling on spirit; or priests, shaman, or druids rolling on hit. Everything in the middle is fair game, but those items should stay on the classes that can make full use of them.
Dec 27th 2010 3:11PM This may be a post.
Dec 27th 2010 11:58AM Now this is something I need, not just something I want.
Dec 26th 2010 2:25PM Never had something like this.
Dec 26th 2010 2:25PM This one would be fun