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Shifting Perspectives: Building a better balance druid rotation -- gaming Eclipse {WoW}

Jun 11th 2011 3:01AM Count me in the group of people that couldn't make the rotation work. After playing feral since vanilla and adding resto in Wrath, my guild needed a boomkin on Cho'gall. In my first BoT run, after reading guides and practicing on dummies, I was pulling like 8k dps. After two runs like that, I changed strats: on the trash I pushed to solar. Then on bosses I ran around non-stop, spammed sunfire, kept up IS, and used starfall and treants on cd. In the final burn stages only, I used starsurge on SS procs. (as a converted resto, I don't have the balance tier gear)

I was actually disappointed to find that this increased my dps by over a factor of two and put me at or near the top dps on many fights. Disappointed because i hated the idea that to do well I needed to ignore virtually all my spells

Thanks for the insights on how to approach eclipse; I'll give it a try on some dungeons and future runs.

Addon Spotlight: Quoth the Raven, Grab Bag 4 {WoW}

Apr 28th 2011 6:32PM Something I find I have difficulty with on melee DPS fights, especially in raids (doesn't really matter what class) is seeing or hearing the "too far away" or "you must be behind your target" notices. Obviously this is a DPS killer.

Any suggestions to make those particular messages scream out? The alert text gets lost on my screen during fights because it floats in the center over all the action (spell effects, etc), and the sound is frequently off or drowned out by other in-game environmental sound (I usually have game sound turned down or muted so I can hear raid voice chat).

Feel free to share this question with the queue if this is more of a configuration question than an addon one.


Guild transfer service coming soon {WoW}

Mar 24th 2011 7:45PM Gah, another victim of smart phone editing.

My point was, transferring a toon is basically a change of account, not of character status. No one but the account owner is authorized to make account-level requests, so your Guild Master has no authority to request your toon be transferred, no matter what amount of money he pays. If Blizzard transferred you to a new realm without your explicit consent, you would complain to Blizzard and probably ask for money and items back (for lost play and any items lost in the transfer). The fact that the requester is your GM really doesn't matter.

To move a whole guild, the process would still have to require each person to log into and request/approve/agree to the transfer. Which is really the exact same process as the service they announced, minus the "quantity discount". I'm sure they could add such a discount (like they have done previous free realm transfers), but I'm not clear how accounting-wise you'd work that out. The terms of service are pretty clear that your account is your account and they don't want you having other people (except perhaps parents) managing it on your behalf.

Given all that, the work to move a whole guild is probably MORE work than moving the individual toons. (I'm not arguing whether $25 is the appropriate charge, just saying I don't think there's any actual cost/effort savings to Blizzard for moving a guild vs. moving individual toons).

Guild transfer service coming soon {WoW}

Mar 24th 2011 4:49PM Blizzard won't do this (one payment guild transfers), but not nec. Because if the money. Doing this would require users to share account info or otherwise do real-life coordination of all the pages and approvals, which is a huge security issue or just too much work. If you're worried about your GM rage-transferring your guild, just think how much you'd like it if he rage-transfers your toon to another realm (then kicks you for fun). Now Blizzard has modified your account without your consent and things go downhill from there.

The Queue: Animal House {WoW}

Jan 13th 2011 4:37PM Kylene said:

"...and the result is you'll have both Green and Purple at the same time..."

That comment clearly seals Fusrt as a B5 reference, and clearly Kylene is played IRL by Claudia Christian.

Breakfast Topic: AH undercutting = bargain shopping {WoW}

Sep 26th 2010 11:38AM @Basil

That only makes sense though, right? After the expansion comes out, Wrath epics will hardly be used anymore. Or are you saying that even new gem transmutes (assuming they've been implemented already) will be cooldown-less? I'm thinking that come Cata there's not going to be a market for e.g. Cardinals anyway, so no big loss, right?

A more general Queue question, what's going to happen to all our JC, enchanting, LW learned recipes with the XP? It seems like the number of gem types is going to drop a (no SP, no MP5, no def etc). Also, for JCs I'm pretty sure it's been reported that some gem types will change color. Will we still have all our recipes but they do different things (runed and sparkling do the same thing) or are some recipes just disappearing altogether?

Shifting Perspectives: Revenge of the Karapalooza, part 2 {WoW}

Mar 30th 2010 6:40PM I had a healer help me with BBW (not so much required for the heals but to have an extra target for the wolf, and to get some extra time to DPS since only one person is feared) but I couldn't get Aran down. I was able to keep up my heals until the elementals showed up, but in resto gear (or even partial resto gear) my health dropped like a rock (blowing SI/FR/Barkskin and Lifebloom and some trinket cooldowns), and I wasn't able to do hit them fast enough or cast heals fast enough to stay alive. This is in mostly ICC-10 gear. Any other hints?