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WoW Rookie: These darn kids today need to learn ... {WoW}

Sep 9th 2010 1:56PM Words of wisdom from ShadowPriest and I would like to expand on it.

If your a mage, please put out a table or offer up your lovely food. (Paladin Healer)
If your with a mage, JUST CLICK THE DAM PORTAL ALREADY! (Or no food from my mage)

and in closing, if your checking peoples gear score, please use http://www.pugchecker.com/ before you ask them if they have a DPS spec because you think they can not tank H-HoR even though that specific toon has done it 30+ (not guessing!) other times. :)

In closing; quest givers, they will give you gold... Go ask them.

Spiritual Guidance: Troubleshooting your DPS {WoW}

May 26th 2010 8:36PM Man, i always forget to put my gear back on after fishing. If my helm was not so ugly probably would not be so bad. Have to work on that.

As to network latency; Windows Reg hacks do not normally fix the problem because it is not always your workstation that is "lagging". There could be any number of hosts in between you and your realm/battle group. Any one of them run slow or get slammed and you see it. The proxy services may be able to help if you are willing to fork out the $$$ each month but if something between you and them lag you are no better off. The only thing you can really do is try to keep your own internet connect as lag free as possible. Because then you at least know it is not you but something outside of your control.

For those that run a Linux router, http://lartc.org/howto/ may help you if your spouse/roommate likes P2P or in the case of Fox Van Allen likes downloading things they are not going to actually enjoy. :)

Breakfast Topic: Banging our heads against the wall {WoW}

May 14th 2010 1:10PM Just about every raid boss has some part of their mechs displayed somewhere else. Sure the ability name is a little different and maybe less powerful. I took my group of mostly conquest geared people into naxx so we could practice. This was late last year and ulduar and toc were on farm for most. This allowed us to practice working to gether and show some of the members how much harder a raid is from a heroic. Also, naxx uses most of the heroic fights and I could say, think of this fight as {x} in this instance and then the boss would fall. 4 horsemen took us about 10 tries to get a flow on.

Doing this on my phone at work so excuse me if it makes no sense.

ICC DPS analysis by spec {WoW}

May 6th 2010 8:00PM As a DBA and Report writer, I like this article for what it I think it is, just a comparison of gear baring all other variables being as "equal" as possible. I would love to get the data set used with just replace character names with mage-arc{x}, mage-fire{x}.

You (Spikeles) have a good point but there are too many other variables here. The combat log does not give enough detail to figure out "why" things are the way they are. It is the RNG or is it raid makeup? Why is Fire ahead in one chart but behind in another? Is the arcane mage going into a fight with a warlock who is using curse of elements while the fire mage does not have that same raid makeup with similar debuff? Are all the DPS numbers from all the fights using all the same talent specs but switching a few of the less necessary points from X to Y? What about trinkents and trinket uses?

The variables just keep going...

Thank you for this information! Makes me want to go to Fire (current arcane, was fire before getting 3-T10) on my mage.

Raid Rx: Bored of healing {WoW}

Apr 29th 2010 6:47PM Looks like the Caverns of Time raid, forget the name...

Raid Rx: Tank and healer disagreements {WoW}

Apr 22nd 2010 7:20PM Minor thing in last paragraph: "getting the priest to priest acknowledge".

Great article and could not agree more with "Shouldn't the immediate priority be on hammering out solutions instead of identifying fault?"

I have not personally seen anything past first boss in ICC but have run into something like this in Heroics. Ran H-VH the a few weeks ago and got the arcane boss who blew the tank apart because the tank did not kite the boss and had three-four orbs touching boss. Tank died then the boss cleared the rest of us and first thing tank said was "heals?" I had typed out "kite" a couple of times while on DPS duty. When I read "heals?" I was started yelling at my monitor so I could get that part out of my system then explained the problem while running through Dalaran as a ghost back to VH. His response "never had to do it before." *facepalm!* For those of you who want to down rank, I did not put into text anything I verbally said to my monitor. I was much more cool and calm in party chat!

Playing WoW and doing instances is like working in the corporate world, everyone loves to point the finger somewhere else, but nobody accepts responsibility until everything goes correctly or the end result has been accomplished.

Poll: Selling the Celestial Steed is... {WoW}

Apr 15th 2010 3:15PM To me, it is no different then Blizz putting the loot card in TCG only instead of having to buy a lot of decks of cards, or spend hundreds on eBay, you go straight to the horses mouth for the mount.

Sorry, was really bad. I will go back to work now. Getting mine tomorrow. :)

Ask a Faction Leader: High Tinker Gelbin Mekkatorque {WoW}

Apr 14th 2010 4:23PM Love the legal statement! That made me laugh.

Why is it, in every picture, does he always look so pissed off? I mean besides the obvious fact that he is a gnome without a home.

He is like the little ankle biter dog that barks at the big dogs that could just eat him in a one bite. Do not get me wrong, I am all Alliance all the way, but come on. Faction leaders are not always supposed to be so up tight about everything. They are supposed to be setting examples and leading by example. Right King Wrynn?

Thank you Sacco, always enjoy your posts!

Blood Pact: Little-known warlock facts {WoW}

Apr 13th 2010 3:44PM I would repost my favorite parts, but then I would be restating over 90% of the original message.

"Before I begin, let me clear a few things up:
1. I had a death in the family and thus a funeral to travel to and attend, and so wasn't able to write Arcane Brilliance this week for the first time in over two years."

Very sorry for your loss, welcome back! You were missed.

P.S. Please don't let it (Bad Hobbs rein of fire) happen again. I will send you a laptop if I have to. :)

Arcane Brilliance: The end of an era {WoW}

Apr 12th 2010 2:05PM Yes, got me too... Up until this part:

"I have heard that while Christian Belt was a little too emotional at the news to give any clear (or at least coherent) indication, he is interested in continuing with us fulfilling the roll of Imp columnist."

That is when I thought to myself, Christian would never submit to this? That would be following in the paths of Fel Magic which is against all mage beliefs! Something here smells a little like http://www.wowhead.com/spell=47266...

Besides, last thing I need is two warlocks on the same realm on my character selection screen. My mage and my wife's warlock have started a little (mage/warlock vs love/hate) DPS game of our own... So far, wife 1, me 0. But that was after Nexus! Hoping for PoS tonight, show her what my mage is made of... My mage is not her vending machine, my mage is a DPS power house full of Fire (20/51/0), spell power, +crit, Torment and all the other things that make Christian the above average Mage that he is!

Christian, go get him for this evil doing!!! Besides, I have been wondering were the mage/warlock hate bashing has been for a while now... Was caught off guard!

P.S. Very nicely done, but still VERY EVIL!!! Not the kind of thing I need on a MONDAY! Evil, Evil warlock, no more http://www.wowhead.com/spell=42956 for you!