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Breakfast Topic: How do you decide which is your main? {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2012 8:44PM my name is jon, and i'm an altoholic (25 x L85s). nevertheless, i sort of have a few mains:
2 mages and a priest.

How to level up using the Dungeon Finder {WoW}

Dec 29th 2011 11:03PM the most important thing in LFG these days is:
Rule #1: healer must always run with tank. where tank goes, healer follows close. if healer wants to loot and tank dont, then pls state it near the start of the run so tank knows to wait. if tank still wanna go without healer and can take the hit, by all means. if not, kick dumb tank.

Rule #2: if you dont know the instance, say so. if you dont know how to play your role, say so. if you are tank, you have no excuse to say so. please go read up strat before you go in and wipe group.

any groups that mess up rules #1 and #2 usually dont make it.

Breakfast Topic: Are you a collector? {WoW}

Dec 20th 2011 8:40PM a collector is someone who decides to collect a specific set of items and then goes about doing it. you can be a collector of a set of only 1 item. along the way, he may pick up tons of the same item, but that's up to him to keep or drop the extras. even if he completes the set, but continues to collect, he is still a collector. however, you may have stopped being a collector at some point in time. in which case, you have a past collection but you are no longer a collector of that set.

i collect alts. only alliance. all classes, all races, most specs (only 1 shaman - alliance biased haha - so i dont have elemental spec). i have 25 active L85 toons (3 are geared 370+, quite a few are geared 360+, the rest so-so), and levelling another 5 right now (lowest is L70 mage). all have 2 main profs which are levelled almost to max for their level. i have another 10 inactive L80s (retired, not deleted). looking forward to next xpac for more alts to add to my collection.

i collect hydrocanes. for every toon that can equip one, i bring him to gnomeregan some day and pick it up, and then it is kept in their inventory (not bank). you never know when you need to go swimming and having a hydrocane is a lifesaver.

i used to collect the postmaster set for my priest. however, after countless runs, i just cant complete the set. so i stopped. but i didnt throw away the set. maybe i will restart it someday.

Breakfast Topic: What are your goals for Winter Veil? {WoW}

Dec 15th 2011 8:39PM already started on my goals: do more good deeds
last night, i helped a L15 run deadmines cos the queue was 2 hrs long and he already waited 30+min. i was on an L77 mage alt killing time farming herbs in SB. so i just invite to group with him and run it.

Blood Pact: Cataclysm-era leveling guide for warlocks {WoW}

Dec 13th 2011 8:17PM actually, the most important thing about levelling is getting level appropriate gear. dont even need BoA (BoA just saves you from having to decide if an upgrade piece of gear is better than what you are already geared in).

if you dont make or buy your gear, quest at your appropriate level (you will always get the level appropriate LFG dungeon) so that your gear gets replaced at the right time.

of course, i assume you know what sort of primary stats work for locks, as per this article (intel, then haste, then nothing) so wearing the right stats gear is important.

Breakfast Topic: What's your favorite 5-man instance of all time? {WoW}

Dec 11th 2011 11:37PM it's a 3 dungeon tie! Classic BFD, Mara and ST Bottom

Blackfathom Deeps
how many ppl actually know how to run to BFD? lol. usually the poor night elf players have to do that cos they quest around there. when i first got summoned there, i didnt know how to swim underwater! and you really hope you got a warlock in your party, in case someone leaves halfway, and you gotta port back to town to look for a replacement. no lock means the party has to send 2 persons running back to the start of the instance, and then out to the summoning stone.

the other fun thing about BFD? lighting the altars. some groups mess up and lighted all 4. that usually meant a wipe and a long run back in. and at the end of the instance, you get a free port to darnassus.

3-in-1 instance. purple, orange and princess. if u died in the orange instance and ghost ran into the purple, you then had to clear (or stealth thru) mobs by yourself to get back into the correct instance. usually results in dying a few times before you got back. unless the party came out to escort you. of course, the usual starting problem is: which 2 is gonna run there to summon rest of the party? most ppl didnt even know where it was! and those poor folks, if they ever died and had to do a ghost run back, was mission impossible. they would leave party and we would have to run back out (clearing respawned mobs) and summon at the stone again. if the whole party wiped, that was better. the noobs can follow the other ghosts (use mini map - no dungeon map available) Mara runs took a long long time.

Mara was cool cos the 3 dungeons are interconnected, but if you tried to get over from purple to orange and vice versa, it was not easy. there were slimes that while slow moving, were hard to kill and dropped a ton of poison. and if you did the questline for the Mara staff, you could then take a shortcut into princess instead of via purple or orange. princess was fun. you had a whole ton of awesome bosses that dropped really nice gear for that time. so hunters would run it for the goblin gun.

Sunken Temple - bottom run
The one run nobody wants to do but was part of your class quests. so it is usually done once in your toon's lifetime, and never again. i liked it cos it was unique. you had to clear the circle of mobs, then activate the statues in the correct order. get it wrong and the whole party gets damaged. it was easy to miss out the mobs, cos you had to sometimes run up or down stairs, or turn into a side path. so when you thought you have cleared all the mobs, then you realise you havent and have to go hunt for the missing one. then you would go to one of the rooms with the statue, and look out. since the statues are all in a circle, you can see which one still has mobs around it.

Breakfast Topic: What was your turning point in WoW? {WoW}

Nov 27th 2011 9:21PM my turning point came early in my wow gaming life. i started with a dwarf priest cos it was a guild need for future raiding in classic wow. as i started to accumulate gold, materials, recipes and gear i cant use, i wondered what i could do about it. initially, i only intended to have 1 toon - 1 main and be the best.

so i decided why not create a whole set of alts and each with a diff class/race/prof so that all the stuff i had picked up so far could be used?

as a result, i spend far more time on levelling and profs than raiding, and eventually settled on just being a casual or non-raider.

Breakfast Topic: Do you have any characters that've slipped off your radar? {WoW}

Nov 24th 2011 10:39PM left behind. all my L80 toons in blackwater raiders (about 10)

now just focus on 3 realms:
firetree; 14 capped, 2 L84s
jubeithos: 9 capped
khazgoroth: lowbies from 55 to 80

i only level the 2 primary profs and cooking and FA. fishing is something i do on only 1 toon per account per realm. arch is something pretty alien to me still.

maybe by the time the next xpac comes around, the active toon numbers will shrink even further. cos i will be busy with db3.

WoW Insider's first World of Warcraft memories {WoW}

Nov 24th 2011 10:12PM first memory of wow goes to my first toon, cavelion, a dwarf priest, levelling up in Dun Morogh starter zone. i joined wow late, cos my IRL mechwarrior clan moved on to alliance faction in wow, while i was still on DB2:LOD. so the choice of server, faction, race and class were a matter of guild needs. but the toon name was chosen from my memories of mechwarrior

classic wow graphics was amazing, the 3d world (minus flying) is really immersive. and you really need to go explore on your own in the days before questhelper. fortunately the starter zone, although a death trap sometimes, taught me the basics of how to kill, quest, loot and train and gear up. and also, to try not to aggro a whole mob and die and having to do a ghost run back to your corpse!