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Blood Sport: How to cultivate successful PvP attitudes, part 2 {WoW}

Feb 9th 2011 3:12AM Jessie,

Every once in a while, it's good to write about the attitude of a good PvPer rather than PvP itself. Last week's article is largely about life lessons as well. While I don't do these kinds of articles often, they're just as important as talking about why Blade Edge Arena's Z-Axis benefits certain compositions.

Some things go outside the game, like interacting with teammates. As much as I'd like to bring that down to talking about game mechanics, it's not. Arguably, interacting with teammates is one of the most important aspects of arena.

Thanks for the comment.

C. Christian Moore
Contributing Editor
wow.joystiq.com

Eye of the Storm rated battlegrounds video with commentary {WoW}

Jan 20th 2011 3:48PM Joey,

I believe the addon is OmniCC.

I've never used DoomCooldownPulse, although I might have to give it a shot. :)

C. Christian Moore
Contributing Editor
wow.joystiq.com

Eye of the Storm rated battlegrounds video with commentary {WoW}

Jan 20th 2011 6:56AM Twill,

I actually might go back to a more altered UI. I used to have a pretty sweet UI (or so I thought). You can see it here:

http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/08/31/reader-ui-of-the-week-c-christian-moores-pvp-ui/

Eye of the Storm rated battlegrounds video with commentary {WoW}

Jan 20th 2011 6:53AM Dan,

I know, right? All my PvP skill is shown in those 5 seconds of gameplay.

Also, anytime the camera doesn't move...I was eating. O.o I was eating sometimes when the camera was moving too, haha. :)

Breakfast Topic: How do you make time for working out? {WoW}

Jan 19th 2011 12:34PM BTW, if anyone's curious (doubt you guys are, but whatever), I've been improving my health steadily for the past six months. Before that, I was as couch potato as you can get.

I weigh 170 atm. I'm 5'8".

My 1 rep max lift personal records:

Bench: 225.
Back Squat: 305.
Front Squat: 265.
Bent-over row: 200.
Deadlift: 385.
Clean & Jerk: 190.
Snatch: 165.

My normal Sets x Reps depend on if I'm going light or heavy.

Light days are 3x8, medium days are 5x5, heavy days are 3x5 (ramping). Max set days are 1x5 / 1x3 /1x1 ramping. Monday is usually my heavy day, Wednesday my light day, Friday my medium day. I do max set days the first Monday of each month.

I'm getting there, slow but steady. It's a huge improvement over what I used to be able to do.

Breakfast Topic: How do you make time for working out? {WoW}

Jan 19th 2011 12:27PM I lift three times a week and do cardio on the alternating days with a day of rest.

Monday-Wednesday-Friday are lifting days.

Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday are cardio days.

I mix it up every month or so. The lifts I never change from month to month are Bench, Squats, Rows, Deadlifts, weighted abs work, Cleans, and Snatch (yep, I olympic lift).

My cardio changes frequently but I try to have one day a week of alternating sprints. I usually don't do long distance stuff but just try to get as much distance in as possible in shortest amount of time. I'll run for a few miles unless I'm doing sprints, in which case I'll just set a goal for myself and accomplish it with rest periods of a minute in between sprints (usually lasting 20 to 30 seconds, again, distance here is key).

I just make it happen. I prioritize it higher than everything else in the day, including WoW. If anything gets in the way of my work out schedule, I feel like I've failed on the day.

C. Christian Moore
Contributing Editor
wow.joystiq.com

Blood Sport: The PvP perspective on 4.0.6, part 2 {WoW}

Jan 19th 2011 3:12AM Cincipon,

Aye, I had read the patch notes wrong. Not because they were worded poorly, just because I didn't process them correctly I guess. I had been talking about this even to teammates like it was a talent -- I guess they hadn't read up much on patch notes either or they probably would have corrected me.

Thanks for pointing that out, it's fixed now.

C. Christian Moore
Contributing Editor
wow.joystiq.com

The Art of War(craft): Eye of the Storm rated battleground strategy {WoW}

Jan 16th 2011 5:27PM Harvoc,

Good catch. It should be seven, I'll edit this soon.

Blood Sport: Drain Mana's removal and its impact on arena {WoW}

Jan 12th 2011 1:36PM Compassion.eu,

I'll admit that I could have used better judgment in my decision to respond to Sam. Cheer up, buttercup. (not sarcastic)

C. Christian Moore
Contributing Editor
wow.joystiq.com

Blood Sport: Drain Mana's removal and its impact on arena {WoW}

Jan 12th 2011 1:33PM Hotsoup,

1) I play a warlock as my main at the moment. I've played healers to just as high levels of play as I have my warlock. I've logged hundreds of Cataclysm arenas and battlegrounds and have yet to hear a single complaint from any of my healers when it comes to Drain Mana.

2) Drain Mana costs you DPS (you could be shadow bolting, dotting, etc), and Crowd Control potential (you could be Fearing, etc) and positional advantages (you have to stay in one spot while channeling).

3) Channeled spells can be LOS'd, but only if you LOS it on the front end. Running around a pillar once it's channeling will obviously not break it. Keep in mind that while channeling has that unique benefit to it, it also has many unique detriments (can lock the warlock out of his shadow school, can be Curse of Tongued for a detrimental effect, can capitalize on poor positioning, etc).

4) Drain Mana actually does break CC -- I find it interesting that you did not know that!

"In an earlier version, Mana Drain did not break crowd control, such as Polymorph or Fear. However, this has been changed."

http://www.wowwiki.com/Drain_Mana

5) I don't see warlocks spamming Drain Mana on healers non-stop. If they're doing this you're probably far behind the battle for more reasons than just Drain Mana.

C. Christian Moore
Contributing Editor
wow.joystiq.com