Apr 3rd 2012 5:36PM Only in multi-target scenarios. If you never let your DoTs fall off and clip them properly, then there's no huge gain and the breakpoints can and should be ignored. Otherwise yes, breakpoints are important and they highly improve the DoT's DPET.
Apr 3rd 2012 5:33PM Boobah is correct. Bane of Doom can and should be clipped like any other DoT (not considering buffs when both are applied and all). You don't lose any ticks by doing so. Test yourselves in game with a damage meter.
Mar 15th 2012 3:35PM Only hunter pets have talents. Let's make that clear since we are talking to newbies :)
Mar 5th 2012 2:47PM They do stack.
You should use Unstable Affliction, Corruption and Haunt as glyphs. For majors, pick up Soul Swap and Shadow Bolt. The third, in my opinion, should be either Soul Link or Soulstone, depending on your raid's brez necessities. Situationally, you can also pick up Shadowflame (all but required in heroic Madness).
For some fights in Dragon Soul and depending on your haste levels, you should replace the glyph of UA for glyph of Bane of Agony though. Those fights are usually Warmaster Blackhorn and Madness. The first because you multi-dot heavily and drakes fly off without allowing you to constantly refresh your dots, so a longer BoA yields better damage overall. The second because you get sub-GCD UA cast time with Nozdormu's help for most of the fight and you can multi-dot with BoA heavily on that fight as well.
Feb 17th 2012 11:06AM What about Putridus? NPCScan spots him all the way from Dragonblight, so anyone standing in Dalaran is alerted of his presence as soon as he spawns. Plus, he's enormous... VERY hard to be the first to get to him, unless probably if you're in a low pop realm...
Feb 15th 2012 2:32PM Although the theoretical increase in DPS is as small as 10-20 DPS, wouldn't the enormous ramp-up time for the mid-level daggers proc be a decisive factor? Specially in target switching fights?
Feb 9th 2012 2:40PM I remember a software called WoWCardioRaid, try looking it up. I'm not sure if it's good, but I'm almost positive it's local.
Another option would be to upload your logs to WoL and mark them as private.
Feb 9th 2012 10:57AM Man, I wish WoWInsider would publish more articles like these...
Great job, Fox!
Feb 2nd 2012 2:12PM What about this?
I know about the bug but don't have a replacement for my ret pally that has a fixed spot in my team. Do I stop raiding or just go and make progress on my heroic raiding nonetheless?
It seems farfetched that Blizzard would punish a raiding group/player because they are doing what they would be doing anyway on that night, even if they do know about the bug.
On the other hand, groups that don't usually have a ret pally just get screwed in the world rank while many have progressed far more easily than they would have otherwise yesterday...
Jan 24th 2012 11:09AM Not just the warlock column but WoW Insider in general. It seems to me I'm getting less and less useful information from this blog as time goes by.
It seems like a casual player wave has come by and swept away anything interesting for someone mildly hardcore (as incoherent as this expression may sound...). If you pay attention, all the opinions are focused on that now. A recent attempt in the opposite direction was the difficult encounter article.
And I'm not one of those that usually complains about how casuals are ruining the game, I'm just saying WoW Insider is too biased.
Apart from some of the more veteran class columnists, it's just bland or repeated gibberish.
And the Warlock column has unfortunately been going downhill for quite some time now... I'm not sure Tyler plays his Warlock anymore or if he enjoys it at all, because it doesn't seem like it. Most recent columns seem to have been written in a rush like this one.