Dec 12th 2011 2:15PM It sucks the druid can't complete his staff. From the raid lead perspective, you want the staff parts to go to a consistent raider, so he was passed over.
I sympathize that you want to get your orange, I want to get my staff finished as well, but I think TOR is gonna put a kink in that plan as the guildies start to transition over to that game.
My suggestions are two fold: 1. Remember why you enjoy the game and raiding: slaying internet dragons with your buddies. Its pretty sweet to turn into a blue dragon, but you're a druid. You honestly have flight form and its pretty baller. The gear comes and goes at this point, just enjoy doing things with your guild and if you can get the staff, awesome! If not, its just a digital item; the memories of completing content (outside of the raid finder) represent your emotional investment in the game and your value on your time spent in the hobby.
2. Play another game. If you're burning out on WoW, TOR goes live very soon. Its a new world with space opera and mystical force powers! It's pretty shiny. Or try skyrim. Its an amazing fantasy game and has a whole world to check out.
Aug 4th 2011 6:52PM The problem with this zone proves to be you need to do ALL OF IT on ALL characters to get access to shoulder enchants. It's not a questline a part of the zone, you need to do the whole damn thing to access the stupid faction.
I've leveled 3 characters to 85 thus far, and this zone, by far, is the worst part of the grind to endgame. I'm filled with rage and anguish at the prospect of ever doing this stupid zone again on another character. The shoulder enchants need to go BoA in a patch or I'm going to go bonkers if I get another character to 85.
Jul 8th 2011 11:49AM Q: Is there a good spot with cataclysm spell coefficients and AP coefficients? Do those calculations include talent points and talent specializations?
Jun 1st 2011 2:44PM I have gained the title of 'Shadow Word: Derp' due to how often I die on trivial things using shadow word death. This started in MH's end zone with the Rags fight. I went from full to dead in one gcd. It was terribly funny.
I always seem to forget about Ozumat... but not not that end guy in GB. I started my shadow priest in Wrath, so I didn't suffer the 'enfeeblement' execute in TBC, and I've only done it on Chimaeron once!
For better or worst, I love this spell!
Mar 16th 2011 2:55PM All the moonkin guides, including the one posted on wow insider state that moonkin should never use hurricane due to the mana cost. If you're in a solar eclipse state, using shrooms and mutlidotting with a lunar shower-moonfire will do more damage on cost significantly less mana, even out of the solar eclipse, its greater damage / mana.
I have to strongly disagree with you on this point. A greater mana cost would make mind shear less valuable to shadow priests.
Mar 14th 2011 3:04PM Your concerns about channeled clipping should have been addressed when blizzard made changes to the shadow priest mind flay channel. They've been worrying about this mechanic since classic, and Cataclysm prevents you from clipping your spell for the first .5s at least, perhaps the first second full second.
I don't understand why this game play style would be all that hard to deal with, unless you're including pet management into the equation. You have 3 dots to cycle, nightfall procs for SB, and then need to apply the crit debuff every 30s. In between, you're filling with drain life.
Except for the pet, this sounds like a shadow priest... (which we have on a 4m cd).
Mar 2nd 2011 2:32PM Presuming DI, shadow priests will always get a huge boost compared to those who do not. Of the classes that got nerfed via hotfixing, shadow priests and moonkin were the one's hit. Nerfing starsurge will lower the damage output of moonkin in pvp and pve.
One would hope that they buff other aspects of the class to compensate, but we can dream.
There are three changes I'd really like reviewed for priests - the condition of if we're under DI or not. Not all 10m raid comps can bring this buff to the table. Why is this unique to warlocks?
Dispels. We should be able to either a. dispel a single buff on a target, rather than two right now, or b. dispel our allies. This nerf sucks. A lot.
Mind Sear. It got buffed, then nerfed due to our shadow power nerf from the hotfixes a couple weeks ago. This NEEDS to be looked at.
Oct 27th 2010 8:02PM I'm terrible disappointed that they didn't answer the lore question. They have bits and pieces on the Cult of Shadow everywhere, but its a bit of a lore fail on their point. My friend next to me said 'Its an effing game, suspension of disbelief? Its called class balance!'
Not looking to understand the reasons why the spec exists from a mechanical standpoint, but I want to know more about the development of the Cult. At this point, I'm just going to start making things up...
Apr 14th 2010 5:03PM Buffs: Haste and crit will innately effect dots from the get go, and will no longer be clipped.
I understand the frustration over losing the buffs / debuffs an spriest brings to the table, I'm leveling one right now, but the above changes are rather significant. Its something to consider in the balance of things.