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Drama Mamas: When a partner wanders astray {WoW}

Nov 28th 2009 9:32PM You sir, have nailed exactly what must be done.
It is unfortunate that marriages go through rocky patches, but if it wasn't so, maybe the good things in them (kids, happiness) wouldn't be worth it. However, they are married. They must surely realize what is happening, lest they be prey to ignorance and its consequences.
Where ignorance and secrets dwell, the truth is like a sobering blade- and I wish I could write poetry just so I could express what I am trying to say. However, I am too late. Someone greater has shown them the path (you). They must walk it (hmm that sounds cheesy).
Anyway, I sincerely hope they can overcome their problems.

Patch 3.3: 1400 new PvE items on their way {WoW}

Nov 21st 2009 7:49PM >.< meant to reply to Kadamon in the first page. Move along, nothing to see here!

Patch 3.3: 1400 new PvE items on their way {WoW}

Nov 21st 2009 7:47PM But (unless I'm wrong, which I might be) icecrown radiance shouldn't change your gearing. Even with reduced dodge, diminishing returns don't change.
I have taken the liberty to quote Honors Code, who in turn quoted Theck from Blackrock:

http://honorscode.blogspot.com/2009/10/chilling-therorycraft.html

"So to tally it up:

* The value of avoidance is unchanged in terms of raw rating->% conversion
* The value of dodge is unchanged relative to parry in all reasonable circumstances
* The value of avoidance for reducing total damage intake is weaker, because we're effectively hitting DR earlier than we would be in the absence of IR.
* The value of avoidance for reducing spike damage events (i.e. N consecutive hits) is noticeably increased, by more than a factor of 2 for N=2 (0.49% per point at 60% avoidance compared to 1.1% per point at 40% avoidance), and even higher for N>2

I'd say GC was pretty spot-on with his assessment that if you liked stamina before, you'll like stamina after, and if you liked avoidance before, you'll still like avoidance after."

TL;DR version: You wont need to change your gearing philosophy in Icecrown.
So Otto was right. And if that hypothetical DK were to have less than 20% dodge, he is doing something wronger than stacking parry/stamina gems.

All the World's a Stage: How to bring Warhammer's "Tome of Knowledge" to WoW {WoW}

Nov 8th 2009 10:32PM "Bjorn was lying on the ground in the fetal position, gently rocking and humming to himself. His hands were covered with blood: his own."...
"The Marauder had clawed his own eyes out..."

I wonder what he saw?
Repetitive quests that would be impossible to achieve in real life? "How the hell does a boar live without a liver?"
Endless dungeon runs with noobs? "Stop ninjaing teh shards!" "What shards?" "Soul Shards, you stoopid lock!!!!1!1!"
Mankrik's wife's location? "Now that you know, Hogger will have to kill you"
Saurfang roaring and running at full speed towards you? (This-> http://www.wowhead.com/?spell=26339 is not for show)
Barrens chat, somehow twisted into a VISUAL representation?
Some obscene form of a tauren trying to seduce him?
One of Wow.com's writers caught in fragante in something completely embarrasing (or normal; im looking at you, Mr. ____________)

Whatever it was, the Sorceror doesn't seem to mind. Maybe it is some sort of metaphor.
Some people are horrified at the internet while others enjoy the amazing information sharing power it has. Then again, this could apply to anything.

Suggestions on what he saw, anyone?

Patch 3.3 PTR: Patch notes updated {WoW}

Nov 3rd 2009 8:46PM Lay on Hands: This ability now places Forbearance on the target and cannot be used on a target with Forbearance.

"...cannot be used on a target with..." Damn. I guess this means we wont be able to use 25 pallies to skip over some of Valithria Dreamwalker. "Entering combat with enemies of Valithria Dreamwalker" "OK guys, show them the power of the light!!"
/Lay on Hands
"Ok, now blow Avenging Wrath+trinkets and start holy light bombing!!!"
I guess it would have been OP anyway, and nerfed like other ways of using clever game mechanics, like the Holy Wrath nerf in H Anub. Better now than later I guess.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm leaked by MMO-Champion {WoW}

Aug 14th 2009 11:33PM Not exactly a contradiction. In the first part Boub quoted he admitted he wasn't 100% certain. The second part he said we could trust... Then again, if im wrong... then yes, a horrible contradiction unless it means Worgens will be periodically turning into worgen back from human form. Unlikely but possible. "Everything is subject to change."