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Blood Pact: Don't sell your soul for a warlock tanking spec quite yet {WoW}

Mar 26th 2012 7:38PM Ooh, a warlock tanking spec. This sounds really awesome- it would give warlocks something to do other than be confused for mages. And it would be a fun thing to do.

Wouldn't this be cool? Garrosh and the Shadow Council {WoW}

Mar 21st 2012 7:28PM Ahh, tasty demon blood. I had a feeling we hadn't seen the last of it.

Absolute power does corrupt absolutely. Even if Garrosh wants to do what's best for the Horde and thinks he's capable of dealing with the potential consequences, demon anything usually doesn't turn out too well. This is going to be really interesting to see how it'll work out.

WoW Insider's Mists of Pandaria coverage {WoW}

Mar 19th 2012 3:42AM A new Warchief! And heroic Scholomance and Scarlet Monastery. Two of my favorite classic dungeons.

The Light and How to Swing It: Being the main tank {WoW}

Mar 16th 2012 4:07PM I absolutely love tanking, and it's worth it. Being a main tank for the first time happened when there were no other tanks available, and I was happy to turn the job over to someone better geared and more experienced later in the raid. The trial-by-fire method definitely works for tank training, but it's terrifying.

Most of the time, if I'm main-tanking, it's because I know the fight the best or am the best suited to deal with it. I never expected to end up as the main tank for anything, but if I'm available and my group believes that I know what I'm doing, they usually let me have the job. Most of the problems I've run into are when groups aren't clear about who the main tank is, or when I'm not the main tank due to seniority or something, but I know the fight much better. Also, the phrase "taunt off me." Communication in general seems to make or break tanks. You have to talk to us, and we have to remember to talk to each other.

Breakfast Topic: What is the best player-run event you've participated in? {WoW}

Feb 23rd 2012 8:30AM I'm part of The Spreading Taint, and yes, Pride is awesome! That was one of the most fun things ever. Proudmoore is an awesome server.

Another really fun thing I did was an 80-man city raid- we had two 40-man groups going, and though we didn't quite get Stormwind, we got everything else. The Alliance attempted to retaliate, and it ended with a huge pile of corpses and about 120 Horde people in Grommash Hold. Epic.

Breakfast Topic: Do you put WoW on display? {WoW}

Feb 1st 2012 6:04PM I'm likely to have Horde decals on any car I own. Since I live with fellow WoW players, we definitely have various WoW things around- stuffed animals, books, decorations, and so on. It's pretty awesome.

Breakfast Topic: Does being overgeared matter? {WoW}

Jan 30th 2012 11:07AM I actually like it when a tank or healer is the overgeared one- it usually makes everyone else's life a lot easier. I've been the overgeared tank before, running Cata regulars for justice points when I was geared for LFR. Everyone loved having a tank with a lot more health and threat generation than usual.

Being the overgeared DPS is kind of hard. There's a balance between "I'm crazy overgeared, I'll be careful" and "I'm crazy overgeared, so I should be able to solo this." It's nice to have someone doing that much damage, but if they're a jerk about it, it gets annoying quickly.

Breakfast Topic: Do your WoW and real-life friendships overlap? {WoW}

Jan 27th 2012 11:13AM I was first introduced to WoW through my best friend in high school, and though I didn't start playing then, many of my high school friends played. When I finally started, in college, several of my friends played and encouraged me to join their guild. Now, I live with two other players, and we often group up to do things or just sit and play together. I find it really fun to have RL friends who play WoW- we help each other and talk about it and have a lot of fun.

I love sitting next to someone who completely understands what you're doing- my roommate was hanging over my shoulder, talking me through my first ICC- and I credit her for how I got through that. Having awesome RL friends who understand what I'm doing and enjoy it too is a really great experience.

Breakfast Topic: Why do you love your spec? {WoW}

Jan 8th 2012 12:11PM I love Fire Mages! Even before 4.3 and the buff, I was really impressed with the amount of damage I was able to do and good mana management. Now with the buff, I've noticed that fire is the most desirable mage spec and it still does awesome damage with very little mana usage.

Also, prot paladins. Tanking is so much fun and I love the amount of "I'm not taking damage" spells as well as being able to self-heal in an emergency.

Breakfast Topic: What do you listen to while playing? {WoW}

Dec 13th 2011 9:45AM I usually don't listen to music when raiding, because I need to be able to hear Vent well and the game. But if I'm dungeoning or questing, I almost always am listening to music! Rhapsody of Fire and Nightwish are probably my two favorite bands now, and lately I've been listening to a lot of ridiculous death metal also.

Right before a raid on Stormwind, I was listening to Ke$ha's "We R Who We R." It was just the right tempo and type of music for energizing before raiding, and now that's on my silly pre-raid playlist. Most of my WoW music is actually my driving music- upbeat, energetic, and a bit silly.