Jan 22nd 2011 12:51PM Whenever we tried to use a limited amount of players @ ranged distance, pillars would spawn in melee. We determined there was a minimum amount of ranged players necessary to avoid this (10 for 25man). This was in line with other boss mechanics that needed a minimum number of players at ranged distance for thrown abilities.
Is this not the case? Because everytime we tested with less than 10 at ranged, a pillar would erupt in melee...
We already have the achieve and enough ranged to make it a non-issue, but I don't understand why other teams would not get the melee-pillar wipes we did with so few at ranged distance.
Sep 11th 2010 3:49PM I guess I'm used to far more competent healers. We never have an issue, from the progression kill till now.
Sep 11th 2010 11:14AM I am a little amazed at how lackluster this 'guide' is on maximizing your dps for these encounters. There are so many nuances and tactics left out.
Just a small note on the other comments... If you spell queue an instant after a cast spell(Wrath or Starfire), then you only receive one stack instead of two.
Unchained Magic rotations can easily be accomplished that only get to 3 stacks.
Starfire, Moonfire, Starfire, Insect Swarm, Starfire, Typhoon, let stack clear.
Even on heroic 25, a Power Word Shield is more than enough to absorb 3 stacks on an explosion.
May 9th 2010 10:58AM My frost mage consistently does 10-11k in icc25 and is only around 5400gs. The potential is certainly there, just not the population of skilled players that choose to play the spec.
Mar 2nd 2010 4:48PM Has no one else read the armor type bonus given to classes? If you wear the armor type you're supposed to, you'll get a bonus to your stats in some way. Sooooo, when this spirit>hit conversion is proved to be bogus for us and we take a few cloth pieces to compensate, we're getting screwed again because we won't get the 'all-leather-wearing bonus'.
Feb 14th 2010 3:27PM Good luck with the new column. I'm just passing the 600k mark myself since beginning in November.
Concise and well thought-out writing so far, keep it up.