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Breakfast Topic: Having fun in old, familiar places {WoW}

Aug 26th 2010 12:31PM How about in the stuffed trophy hall in on of the Utguards where everyone gets to guess which animal will get animated next? Back before everyone skipped. Just talking to your group or getting a discussion or a joke going can be fun.

Ghostcrawler on bloat vs. choice in talent trees {WoW}

Aug 8th 2010 3:30PM Speaking as a casual player who builds to run Dungeons, What I like hearing about is "cookie cutter" builds with 3-5 discretionary points at the end, that to me is "choice". What I don't like are all the talent "traps" in trees that are not viable talent choices, no matter what the logic is. That is not choice. I don't like having to spend hours researching viable specs online at home after every major patch instead of playing. I have riends and my sig other lose interest in the game for months after anpatch that resets talents. All we want to do is log on and grind out some quests or bash heads in a dungeon, and we log in to find a research assignment has been handed to us. No thank you. I love meta gaming and read this blog evey morning, but at some point we need to just be able to look at the trees of a class we've been playing for a year and just be able to know what decent points, glyphs, and gems should be.

Ghostcrawler on bloat vs. choice in talent trees {WoW}

Aug 8th 2010 3:12PM I think a great example of choice is Prusuit of Jusice for Paladins. Both Prot and ret have viable builds that use it, but both can spend points elsewhere and still be viable. Personally I have it on both my specs because I prefer the playstyle of being able to run a lite faster than everyone else in dungeons. I get a head start running to the next pull if I'm tanking and in DPS if my computer lags when looting I can catch back up to the group for the next pull.
A bad example of choice are the talent tree "traps" that GC mentioned in previos posts. In my opinion there is nothing worse than having to respec every 5 lvls when leveling because I spent 5 levels putting points into a talant only to find out it is only used for PvP or worse, it is the worst talent in the teir so no one uses it. When I level I want to fill out a tree once, then maybe redo it once for the endgame for dungeon running.

New Cataclysm Preview: Vashj'ir: Surviving the Depths {WoW}

Apr 16th 2010 8:49AM I would love to see my paladin riding an armored seahorse into battle in an underwater zone.

WoW Insider Show Episode 132: The Chest Hair Insider Show {WoW}

Mar 8th 2010 4:20PM I will say I took a break from the show when I heard schram and turpster were leaving. Now I'm back listening and, like earlier comments, I love the show just as much as before. Sacco and Rossi have really stepped up and get to shine now. I may be a little partial to Rossi because I took up ranking halfway through wrath and find his commentary invaluable. Sacco, way to step up with running the show, those are some big shoes to fill. I have one tip for you ( just one, everything else is great). An episode or two ago Sacco was really talkin over the guests. That is one thing Schram was good at , was listening to the guests and if someone started talking out of turn he would stop talking himself and ask them what they had to say and then ask the next person what they had to say as well. As the host you end up talking the most as you guide the group through the topics, this is an easy way to let the other guests do some talking on stuff they have opinions on. I'm sure you will get it with some more experience. Keep up the great work guys.

Breakfast Topic: What dungeon have you had to relearn? {WoW}

Dec 21st 2009 9:52AM I'm a slow tank as well, mostly because I'm new and don't know the dungeons yet. I've been dpsing randoms the last few weeks and learning a ton. Finally last night after running Heroic UP 8 times as dps the following week, I felt confident enough to run a guildie through tanking on normal. Best learning experience ever. The other group members were good but unexperienced and made almost every mistake possible ( falling through the stairs EVERY time) but since it was on normal we never totally wiped and everybody was having a good time and helping each other out. So even though it took us a full 45 minutes to clear it was a great learning experince for all. I got to apply all the pulling techniques I learned from other tanks while dpsing on heroic speed runs. I'm definatly going to try tanking normals again next week. gear will always become obsolete sooner or later but basic tanking mechanics will remain the same even through the next expansion so I want to take my time and really learn it until it is second nature.