Jul 23rd 2011 10:28AM If you bring Shannox below 30%, riplimb will super enrage and kill everyone. It's best to switch back and forth to reduce the chance of multi-DOTers pushing Shannox down that far accidentally.
Furthermore, a good tank can kite riplimb into fire traps and almost finish the dog off himself while everyone else is bringing down Shannox.
Your way would work as well with perfect execution, but the other way hedges against wipe-inducing mistakes.
Jan 2nd 2011 10:32AM Everybody was Kung Fu fightin'
Apr 23rd 2010 8:05AM Hey man, I've been there. I was skinny most of my life, but then I got a desk job, bills, etc., stopped exercising, and before I knew it I'd gone from 160 lbs. to 240 lbs. It wasn't a good look.
I learned a few things that I hope can get you started on a better path.
1. Admit to yourself that you have a problem. Not a genetic curse. Not a fat-based prison sentence. Not bad luck. You just have a *problem* and you can solve it. Stop making a purely physical issue an issue of self-worth.
2. Realize that it's not impossible to lose weight. I know it feels that way, I felt that way too for a long time. But it's not. You've just been doing it wrong. Again, don't make that emotional. Lots of people do their taxes wrong for years. Spend your energy learning to do it correctly.
3. Remember that it takes time to become healthy. You became unhealthy over a long period of time, you'll reverse it over a long period of time. There's no quick fix. Trying to find one is probably the major mistake you keep making.
4. Losing weight and becoming fit is a matter of permanently changing your everyday habits. I know this article is serving as a form of inspiration, but frankly, it's wrong-headed: banish the concept of a fixer-upper diet from your head. Instead, this is your mantra: "I'm a little better today than I was yesterday." *That* is your feel-good thought right before you fall asleep at night.
5. Baby steps. BABY STEPS. What happens if you try to make a right in your car going 70 MPH? You'll do the same thing to yourself if you try to just change everything overnight. Pick one bad habit, beat it, then pick the next. Remember: a little better today than yesterday.
6. Overall, you need a two-pronged attack. First, you need to build muscle. Second, you need to start eating healthy food. Don't try to eat less food. Eat as much as you want, as long as it's healthy food. Don't ever let yourself be hungry. Just eat good stuff whenever you are: whole grains, fruits and veggies, lean meats, etc.
7. Once you've packed on some muscle and have good eating habits in place, you'll already start to lose weight. Once your good habits are cemented, you can start throttling back your calories. The muscle you've gained will help you burn away that fat surprisingly fast.
8. It's a lifestyle change. Lifestyle change. Permanent. Lifestyle. Change. You will never, ever, ever, ever, ever get to the point where you can say, "I'm skinny, I can eat oreos for lunch now!" Make peace with that. You will have to watch what you eat forever. *Because that's what every human being should do by default.*
If I were to recommend one book to read: The New Rules of Lifting by Lou Schuler & Alwyn Cosgrove.
It seems like a musclehead book, but it's not. It'll teach you the basic foundations of fitness. It's more of a treatise on how a human body is supposed to run than anything, and it'll keep you from developing bad habits both in eating and in exercise. It's a remarkably pragmatic, intelligent and upbeat fitness book. I can't recommend it enough.
Best of luck on your journey!
Apr 13th 2010 7:47AM I'll go ahead and throw my hat in this here ring. I love me some gimmick items.
Mar 16th 2010 7:12AM Oh, man, I would love a healthy pony. All the Lordaeron horses look kinda... sickly.
Feb 19th 2010 10:25AM I play almost exclusively through my mousewheel. I use a microsoft sidewinder mouse, which has a very nice flat scroll wheel. So on my death knight this looks like:
Wheel Up: Icy Touch/Plague Strike castseq macro
Wheel Down: Heart Strike or Blood Strike
Middle Click: Death Strike
Sh-WU: Death Coil or Frost Strike
Sh-WD: Rune Blade, Gargoyle, Unbreakable armor
Sh-MC: Death Grip or Dark Command
Ctrl-WU: Death and Decay
Ctrl-MC: Blood Boil
Alt-WU: Zoom In
Alt-WD: Zoom Out
Alt-MC: Camera Macro (sets me to raid default)
This setup allows me to develop crazy fast muscle memory with my powers; executing the core 9 powers becomes a total twitch reflex. On top of that, by turning off error spam, you can wheel a lot right before it's time to execute the power, giving you very tight rotations.
It's reflexive, when entering battle, to WU, WU, WD, Ctrl-WD, MC, Sh-UP, Sh-Up and with that I've diseased the whole pack, layered on all of my debuffs, and emptied my runic power.
It sounds crazy, but try it. Since my mouse wheel has become the driver of all of my game play, I've become better at every role that I try. Add in mouse over macros and you become a crazy good healer; I can cleanse like a beast on my pally, buff everyone in the party in moments, etc.
On top of that, moving and fighting has never been easier. For a DK DPS, this is invaluable for high-mobility raid bosses.