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Breakfast Topic: What is your class theme song? {WoW}

Feb 14th 2012 8:42AM Actually, it's a Swedish techno song with a dancing pally.

Raid Rx: Higher-level healing starts with your mind {WoW}

Jan 20th 2012 11:58PM This is dependent on a few things, while yes often times it does mean whoever actually seemed to feel like healing tops the meters. However, topping meters isn't what's important it's HOW you top them. For example, I did LFR to test out the Maw from Deathwing to get a feel for its range and how to utilize it as best as I can. What better way to do that than in a dungeon where I have to pay attention to the positioning of 24 other people who are seemingly running around at random half the time?

I zone in and notice a priest in there also had the mace, which made for some useful comparisons. On spine (I honestly think the other healers were afk, and I don't blame them really) it was basically just me and this priest healing. So once the fight was over I compared looking at the meters to see that Cleansing Flame did twice as much healing for me than it did for them.
Now, while I cannot discredit any discrepancies in gear, I do believe that they wouldn't make up for doing double the healing, but on the flip side they were likely getting more procs from Sanctuary compared to my Lifebloom and rejuve on the tank and occasional Wildgrowth. So what does this leave me with: Positioning. Positioning yourself with the Maw is absolutely critical, and I know I could have done better, there were definitely time where I should have been a little closer because I was misjudging the range on the Maw and other factors.

In summary, meters are exceptionally useful no matter what you're healing as they allow you to gauge your performance and how to improve. For healing there's a few things I believe to be of major importance, gear and its optimization, predicting damage, managing cooldowns and buffs, and attention to your surroundings. While these cannot all be accurately gauged by looking through World of Logs or what-have-you, they definitely all contribute to data that gets uploaded.

P.S. I get the feeling this was wordy, long, and to any readers uninteresting. Thank your for your time.

The Queue: Go away, Nozdormu, nobody likes you {WoW}

Jul 6th 2011 11:22AM That is a scam and you should run virus scans before you enter in any information anywhere.
Thing is it's pretty common for scammers to 'spoof' their addresses to look like anything they want, yours, Blizz's, or anything.

Shifting Perspectives: Haste and you -- a guide to not wanting to kill yourself {WoW}

Jul 6th 2011 8:14AM 1) Around 100-150 is likely quite acceptable to reach the 9th WG break point.
2) 2005 IS the rounded up number (in a sense, before it was thought to be 2004 haste), while haste break points were somewhat sketchy at the start of Cata Hamlet (thanks to the help of many diligent theorycrafters) has Treecalcs updated to have the breakpoints calculated as they are in game, meaning they're all quite accurate now.

The Queue: I heart whale sharks {WoW}

May 28th 2011 2:15PM I know for me getting my Tyrande's Favorite Doll was harder, more time intensive, and more aggravating than any boss I've faced so far, which includes (while most aren't super hard) HLK back in Wrath and the other bosses and 12/12 and a few heroics this tier.

It took roughly one week of near non stop grinding except for raiding playing about 6 hours a day to get it.

Blizzard updates Wrath art gallery with familiar vistas {WoW}

Apr 6th 2011 8:23PM I like the one with Arthas in it.


(Crabby reference if you didn't catch it. Oh poor Crabby.)

Patch 4.1 PTR notes updated for March 30 {WoW}

Mar 31st 2011 12:27AM Wailing Caverns

* The maze section has been removed, and nearby creatures and bosses have been adjusted to compensate.


That's going to be pretty interesting to see them work that out, I'm fairly surprised that they actually even touched the place.

Around Azeroth: Transparent motivations {WoW}

Feb 1st 2011 10:17AM Judging by how hideous his character looks in his armory profile

Cold -_-

Submit your UI to Reader UI of the Week {WoW}

Feb 1st 2011 7:29AM "Bigger is better for images. .Jpgs are best; .png works. But remember, the bigger the better."

You mean PNG > JPG. Right? RIGHT!

World of WarCrafts: Vedrim's latest mix {WoW}

Nov 8th 2010 6:14PM Duskwood loves them their Alaire.