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Know Your Lore: The Infinite Dragonflight {WoW}

Mar 24th 2010 7:01PM Stopping Medivh, killing Thrall or Arthas (Mount Hyjal was created under the Rule of Cool, imho) are all actions against the Burning Legion's plans and thus can be considered vigilante madness on the Infinites' part - quite similar to Malygos's, in fact. As many other interested in the bronze dragonflight, I'm a proponent of the "Nozdormu did/is doing/will do it" club. But with Blizzard playing the vigilante madness card way too often (ZA, Kael'thas, Malygos, in a way even Arthas) I propose another idea.
Nozdormu, knowing his killer, is doing everything to prevent it. And the killer? Varian!
No orcs/Thrall = no Horde to turn him into his bloodthirsty self we all know and hate. No Arthas = Wrynn won't be the ruling family of humans, with Menethil leading them instead. Also, Bolvar will still be there to guide him. Not to forget, Varian has definitely got a thing against dragons. (*coughonyxiacough*)

Breakfast Topic: If you could have any ability in WoW {WoW}

Mar 21st 2010 9:28AM Guys. Guys.

Basic Campfire.

It requiring NO reagents, you'd be making energy out of *nothing*!

Know Your Lore: The Plagued Dragonflight, Page 2 {WoW}

Mar 20th 2010 8:37PM I don't think despising is on the Aspect of Life's job description. Even if the Guardian of All That's Living is forced to kill, she's doing that out of necessity to preserve. ("WHY?! There's no truth in it!" Damn, I loved the whole Kerry story, I still get shivers whenever I fight her. I believe she's the only mob I would not skin.)

Know Your Lore: The Plagued Dragonflight, Page 2 {WoW}

Mar 20th 2010 8:31PM LGBT dragonflight?

Know Your Lore: The Bronze Dragonflight, Page 2 {WoW}

Mar 17th 2010 4:18PM Awesome as always! I especially appreciate the hush around the Krasus/Rhonin/what's-his-face trio's actions. :)

Reader UI of the Week: Mar's UI {WoW}

Mar 16th 2010 9:30PM I admit my point of view (heh) may not hold water for a widescreen. Even on normal resolutions, it's probably less eye movement if you put the frames lower center. But the awareness increase for me comes from the fact I don't actually need to "check up" on another part of the screen as I can just look at the healthbars and the action at the same time and move my focus only when needed.

Also, nice catch with the frames close to the debuff section. Never thought of that myself.

Reader UI of the Week: Mar's UI {WoW}

Mar 16th 2010 9:14PM You can just use the stock UI for that. I don't see any problems with it - I even used to heal 10mans with the stock UI back in BC.

As far as DPS addons go, I just use Recount on my DK (and it's hidden most of the time). You still need a boss mod and (probably) Omen, but can't imagine what else can be considered essential (maybe some class-specific addons like PallyAuras).

Reader UI of the Week: Mar's UI {WoW}

Mar 16th 2010 8:58PM Forgot to mention: I'm *not* using widescreen.

Reader UI of the Week: Mar's UI {WoW}

Mar 16th 2010 8:57PM I honestly don't understand the "RaidFrames in lower center" philosophy. It might just be me but switching attention from dead center (where action and warnings take place) to lower center is way harder for me than from dead center to left center (where the default RaidFrames are). Thus, putting my RaidFrames at lower center worsens my tunnel vision (healing-wise).

My own little theory on that:
If you touch your nose and move your finger up till you can't see it, then down till you can't see it, you can measure your vertical peripheral vision. Now do the same with your horizontal peripheral vision. The horizontal is twice as wide. So even if you stare at healthbars on the left side of the screen, your peripheral vision should be providing enough information from the center of the screen (at least more than your vertical peripheral vision would).

What I do:
I keep my RaidFrames center left with my healthbars somewhat bigger than those of most people (according to UI screenshots I've seen). I use green->yellow->red healthbars as class-coloring is not easy on my "peripheral vision warning system". I keep my vital information on one *row*, not one column. Result: way less tunnel vision than other set-ups I've tried.

Disclaimer:
1. RaidFrames in lower center is definitely prettier and cleans the UI up. But a clean UI that facilitates tunnel vision is.. counter-productive.
2. I'm not a click-healer, so I guess there might be a difference there. I doubt it but I've never tried myself.
3. I'm a girl so my peripheral vision is probably better than yours. That's right, it's better than yours.
4. The whole post is completely in the spirit of "imho" but I am really curious if the same observations I've made are true with other people.

Shifting Perspectives: Karapalooza 2010, part 2 {WoW}

Mar 16th 2010 8:27PM It might just be me, but what kind of gear set are we talking about here? T9? T10? Or, if not that, some HP/avoidance numbers?