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Win a pony from {WoW}

Apr 15th 2010 5:53PM Finally! The pony Ghostcrawler promised me!

..but I have to pay for it? /cries in a corner

Introductory guide to fighting shamans, continued {WoW}

Mar 18th 2010 8:41PM I would imagine you can remove Shamanistic Rage as well right? I don't pvp but I know when I DPS as enhance i am COMPLETELY dependent on shamanistic rage to get mana back. You can also mess w/ enhancement shamans by doing whatever kind of CC or kiting while they have SR up because it procs ON HIT for a big chunk of mana back. Allowing an enh shaman with SR up to wail on something for the full duration will get them their entire mana bar up. Every one minute.

Just a thought.

Love, raiding, and everything in between: how women are taking charge in WoW {WoW}

Mar 1st 2010 7:38PM Women (and men) play all sorts of games. Before I started WoW I logged a lot of hours on The Sims (1/2/3) and Civilization (3/4). I like being a puppet master and kind of a control freak. My main excuse for avoiding playing wow was that I didn't want to kill things... but, as it turns out, I do love to throw lightning around and rock the lazer heals. My 10 man raid is 50% women--all three healers, the prot paladin guild leader and raid leader, and our resident warlock are all women. Two out of three of the main officers of the guild are women... and the male just cannot be trusted with master looter. Or he'll run off to the next boss while we're itching for him to give us our shiny purples.

No, "playing games" does not equate to being a gamer or playing wow. I'm sure a lot of these hours are from solitaire, bejeweled, the sims, animal crossing, etc.

Also, I'm a little disappointed by the article not being what was suggested by the title. "Women take charge!" because they play games? Because we do half the game playing we are taking charge... how? Examples like the recent '15 minutes of fame' about the professional FPS gamer who plays wow show that does know female gamers to talk about... but this article doesn't tell us anything but that they exist. Women playing wow is not the same as women taking charge in wow--some women like to spend their wow time picking flowers. So do some men. This article has no... depth. I feel like it doesn't really TELL me anything.

Raid Rx: Frustrations of 2-healing a 10-player raid {WoW}

Feb 25th 2010 9:38PM We 2.3 heal Saurfang... our resto druid goes full balance (spec & gear) to help control the blood beasts with our other full time balance druid. After the mark of the fallen champion she usually switches to healing so we can keep the mark victim up... until then we have little problems with a disc priest and resto shaman 2-healing it.

Arcane Brilliance: Why I hate DPS meters {WoW}

Jan 24th 2010 5:44AM It's not that surprising to me that the healer would help kick. My main is a resto shaman and I go enhancement for fun. One night I was running Forge of Souls normal and heroic for enhance gear and THREE TIMES in one night the healer dies (various different healers) on the second boss and I have to heal with my pittance of spellpower. I make a joke about it afterwards and the healer tells me it's "better than nothing." Yeah, it's better than wiping cause our healer stood in the well of souls and didn't heal themselves.

When healing I try to be good about noticing hybrids who heal themselves or help in really ugly situations, but some healers don't notice at all.

Breakfast Topic: The all-DPS Group {WoW}

Jan 13th 2010 1:37PM I've entered a dungeon I'm healing in my (not very good) enhancement gear and had the tank and DPS start to freak out. I run around in enhancement while doing dailies and forget to switch sometimes. They usually relax when I switch to my resto gear (which is MUCH better than my enh gear as it's my main spec) and my resto spec. It tends to make people worry when their healer has 11k mana and 30 mp5 and is carrying giant axes.

Raid Rx: Sometimes you just need to Focus {WoW}

Jan 13th 2010 1:30PM Wind shock doesn't exist anymore as of a couple patches ago. Wind Shear interrupts, does no damage, locks them out of spells of that type for a couple seconds, and reduces your threat. So it's basically perfect for pulling a caster who is attacking you over into your tank's AoE

Dungeon Finder bingo {WoW}

Dec 29th 2009 4:26PM Gear is only a big deal for the brand new instances, namely Halls of Reflection. If your tank and healer aren't well geared and on the ball and the DPS aren't pulling their weight, you're in for a bad pug. The first couple times I tried it with guildies we just got owned in the face. I've been gearing up a lot (I ding'd 80 like right before Christmas) and did a random heroic and ended up healing HoR... I had a bunch of gear upgrades since my last try (my only non-epics are jewelry and trinkets) so I thought I'd give it a try until the 15 minute debuff wore off at least. Our pally tank was really well geared (his LOWEST ilevel items were 245) and did the most dps, so we were able to carry the hunter with 1.5k dps. The hunter was kind of a noob (who rolls greed on a huge glove upgrade basically engineered for hunters? I won the greed roll for off off spec but I gave them to him).

I've had to deal with some serious noobs... like a rogue that repeatedly pulled aggro and then brattily asked for 'res pls' in the middle of a fight to inform me he's dead. I know you're dead, idiot--maybe you should learn that leather wearers should not pull aggro. I save my osh** buttons for the tank and myself, DPS can die if they have to. I will always save the tank over DPS... so if you pull aggro, enjoy the repair bill I guess. (I'm not vindictive, I do TRY to save the DPSers when I can. I've had to let my own boyfriend's warlock die before and he got grumpy lol)

A lack of Alliance pride {WoW}

Dec 9th 2009 7:46PM I don't have alliance pride, I have a desire to play with my friends. I do have major shaman pride, though, and my boyfriend has seriously hardcore gnome pride. Enough to make up for all the losers who hate on gnomes.

If I had started playing pre-BC I'm pretty sure I would've rolled horde because I love shamans so much. But, like server choice, my faction choice was based 100% on where my friends and the guild I want to play with are. I played a belf rogue for a couple levels but... the realization that none of my friends will be around to help me in sticky spots or run instances with me on their alts made me abandon her after lvl 6.

Breakfast Topic: Dear Greatfather Winter {WoW}

Dec 3rd 2009 1:32PM Dear GFW,

I want to reach level 80! Also, I'd like lots and lots of low-level greens and blues to level enchanting. And world peace and all that stuff.... but mostly to reach 80 and get geared up.