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Scattered Shots: 5 things other classes can learn from hunters {WoW}

Feb 9th 2012 2:21PM What about this damage cooldown:

http://www.wowhead.com/item=45735/glyph-of-raptor-strike

Sure you can't always use it, but there's at least a couple times each raiding tear where you can use it and make your healers love you.

Officers' Quarters: The plight of 25-man raiding guilds {WoW}

Jan 30th 2012 1:50PM This statement is false. Easiest case in point: Ultraxion.

10 man (2 tank/5 DPS/3 healer) DPS requirement: 27.5k DPS
25 man (2 tank/17 DPS/6 healer) DPS requirement: 29k DPS

A decent 10 man raid will have almost full raid buff coverage anyway, so there probably isn't a great DPS gain from raid composition.

In addition, you can have a single player soaking the Hour of Twilight on 10 man. On 25 man, you'll have to rotate through a number of players to ensure 3 people stay out each time.

There's no extra slack from a DPS perspective and the mechanic is actually quite a bit more complex. On top of that, you can "cheese" your way out of another mechanic entirely (the time loop phase) on 10 man if you have a dual spec healer that goes DPS. That's not an option on 25 man. It may have been true in the first tier of cataclysm raiding, but raids are not tuned more loosely for 25s in Dragon Soul.

Encrypted Text: Rogue tips and tricks for Firelands, part 2 {WoW}

Aug 3rd 2011 9:28AM "If you run into one of the holes that the meteors leave behind, you'll fall down to the ground. You'll want to use these holes to descend once Beth'tilac starts Smoldering Devastation, but not before then."

That's a bit misleading. You really should be aiming for the hole in the middle of the web. If you fall down that one, you'll receive a slowfall type buff. If you go down a meteor hole, you don't receive the buff and could take a chunk of damage.

Addon Spotlight: ThinkTank sets you up for tanking fast {WoW}

Jun 10th 2011 8:23AM Recount is pretty good for that purpose, too. You can get some detailed information from the "Deaths" window.

The OverAchiever: More Glory of the Cataclysm Hero {WoW}

Jan 28th 2011 8:24AM Although it sounds easy on the surface, I found No Static at All to be quite tricky. I would often times by in midair when the cast went off and find myself static clung. It was the last achievement I went for to complete the meta. I probably spent 3 or 4 LFD runs that saw me fail, typically on the last cast. I almost threw my computer across the room in rage it was so frustrating.

Then some nice guildies went on a run with me. They had me avoid the first cast and then die to the lightning burst. Sure enough, I got the achieve.

Funny thing is, now that the pressure is off I have no trouble doing the achieve. The last 3 times I've done VP, I've avoided the cling.

The Light and How to Swing It: Prot and ret paladin addons {WoW}

Dec 1st 2010 3:17PM Seconded. All raiding paladins of any spec should have Grid (or the present raid frames) and Clique set-up to handle all the Hands and cleanse, plus Righteous Defense if you're Prot. Macros (Hand of Freedom on your focus target) are useful, but Grid+Clique will allow you to be dynamic.

Win a pony from WoW.com {WoW}

Apr 15th 2010 6:34PM please please please?

Lich King strategy and tutorial video {WoW}

Mar 19th 2010 3:22PM While I think Tankspot generally does a good job of producing video contents for strats, I love the presentation of information in this video.

The Light and How to Swing It: The truth about Lightsworn Garb {WoW}

Mar 8th 2010 8:58AM As many have said, the four piece is basically worthless. If you have a glut of badges, I'd recommend the Earthsoul Boots (http://www.wowwiki.com/Earthsoul_Boots), which are probably BiS unless you're downing 25 man Hard Mode content. The Puresteel Legplates (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49902) and Lightning-Infused Leggings (http://www.wowhead.com/?item=49900) are a pretty good pickup, too.