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Arcane Brilliance: Getting your mage up and running in 4.0.1 {WoW}

Oct 16th 2010 2:23PM One thing to note for frost after some testing over the last two days: Improved Freeze only procs if your target is actually frozen. It will not proc FoF on raid bosses. This is an excellent PvP talent, but it won't up your DPS on boss fights w/o adds.

The Queue: Fargo (the flood, not the movie) {WoW}

Mar 19th 2010 5:41PM I would have to disagree with the armory statement as I generally
look at Be.Imba (and the armory before someone mentioned the site to
me) for proper stat balancing and gear choices. There are plenty of
items out there that are lower iLvL and outperform higher iLvL ones.
A glance at gemming strategy, appropriate stat caps, and trinket
selection generally speaks well for a player's knowledge of their
class. Elitist Groups has made this much easier in-game.

GearScore has turned into two things:

1. An epeen stroking tool
2. A skill checking tool for those who have no skill at truly
evaluating player skill and knowledge.

Encrypted Text: Stealth mechanics deep-dive {WoW}

Mar 10th 2010 4:49PM I'd like to point out something else that I haven't seen mentioned yet: it doesn't take experiencing every fight, hard mode, PvP event, or anything else to understand your class or role. While I would agree that it wouldn't be right for someone to write a strategy guide for a fight he/she didn't even do, writing about the fundamentals of the class is well within the realm of anyone with experience as a rogue.

Here's my question to you: was Albert Einstein your high school physics teacher; did it need to be to get a great education in the fundamentals of physics?

Keep up the great work Chase!

Ask a Faction Leader: Master Mathias Shaw {WoW}

Mar 9th 2010 1:41PM Looks like they got him before he could finish typing... Nice one, Shaw!

Know Your Lore: Bolvar Fordragon, page 2 {WoW}

Feb 23rd 2010 9:56AM There is good reason to believe that having the higher level undead act against their own self-preservation weakens the Lich King's control over them. This is shown in the attack on Light's Hope during the opening DK story. Arthas essentially sent a bunch of DKs in on a suicide mission, and they gained their freedom after.

If Bolvar ordered them all to a holy bbq outside the Wrathgate, we'd be served zombie ribs galore but the liches and pals would probably give him the rotten finger.

Encrypted Text: The art of the gank {WoW}

Feb 18th 2010 10:02AM Sap griefing hordies in WG Keep after a loss is one of my favorite pastimes on my rogue. You don't need to gank during a battle in WG. There are also plenty of herb/mine farmers out there and vendor visitors to practice the craft on in between battles.

The Queue: Elephants {WoW}

Feb 13th 2010 10:35AM meant to reply to alpha5099's post... silly reply system.

The Queue: Elephants {WoW}

Feb 13th 2010 10:31AM Ele shammies still have a general rotation:

1. Flame Shock
2. (Lava Burst, Lightning Bolt x however many based on haste until LvB is off cooldown) x however many times until FS drops before LvB is off cooldown.

Depending on tier bonuses at the time, the amount of #2 rotations is different. Overall, it gets pretty rythmatic in a stable tier gear kit and can generally become monotonous and mindless if you are in a fixed fight like being a ranged collapse point for Festergut.

I know there may be some follow on comments about including magma totem and nova if you are range heavy so can stand in melee range, but every class has times when they work outside a rotation.

Mutilate rogues also fall into a similar pattern. Outside of starting sequence, keeping Hunger for Blood up, and the occasional buff cooldown, it's Mutilate to 4 or 5 combo points then Envenom. It's pretty simple for an insane amount of standing DPS.

The Queue: Elephants {WoW}

Feb 13th 2010 9:53AM This would be awesome if it had an opposite faction feel to it but not as PvP...think Gunship, similar raid elements and mechanics but different NPCs based on your faction with an epic lore based story. We can't have one faction win over the other completely in the end, but ICC (both the raid and the new heroics) shows this is viable. One won't truly dominate over the other in the end (the Naaru are building the Army of the Light composed of both factions), but a break-it-down-before-you-build-it-up story wood be cool.

Have fun storming the castle!

The Queue: Roflstomping bosses in patch 4.0.2 {WoW}

Feb 10th 2010 11:12PM Time for people to sink their teeth into Starcraft II, perhaps?