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Breakfast Topic: What's the one thing you can't wait to find out about Mists? {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 8:45AM And there was me thinking the Fox Kit would be one of those easy pets to get after stumbling across it farming leather in TB (spiders and odd fox). I feel your pain though, 3500 casts for the damn sewer rat... I had three people pop the Ach while I was sitting there for 2 days.

Breakfast Topic: What's the one thing you can't wait to find out about Mists? {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 8:13AM I am not really waiting for anything in particular, but if there is something that intrigues me it is how gearing up is going to work in MoP. How exactly will VP augment gear? Will we be able to LFR on previous tiers (ie, when T15 comes out, will T14 raids still be available?). How will tier pieces work?

Breakfast Topic: 'Every female WoW player has healed at least once' {WoW}

Mar 12th 2012 8:27AM I am the one who likes to heal in the relationship, my girlfriend does not like it at all and despite doing some OS healing on her then main SP, it has never been her main. And none of her alts heal. I on the other hand have many healing alts and a healing OS to my kitty.

The only generalisation I have seen (but not proved by any extent) is that women prefer ranged and men prefer melee. I was about to say women don't tank... but one of the best tanks/raid leaders I have ever played with was a woman.

I would love to see the raw stats on this.

Breakfast Topic: Do your WoW and real-life friendships overlap? {WoW}

Jan 27th 2012 12:11PM My girlfriend of about 3 months introduced me to WoW. Through it I got to know a lot of her friends and we as a couple, now reaching our third year have made some amazing real life friends through WoW and often use it as a way of connecting to those we left in Europe. We live in Zimbabwe now and have found people here who play and as a result have made friends and have even have internet packages upgraded for free.

I think WoW is an excellent social tool and through it I have formed and cemented some of the most amazing real life bonds.

Breakfast Topic: Spill your 5-man PUG stories here {WoW}

Jan 26th 2012 2:10PM Funny that this one should come up today.

I was just in a 5 man PuG, just to get some JP for BoEs for my alts, and hone some healing skills... I find doing "normal" heroics best for this as you get some of the worst offenders of standing in the fire and you learn how to clutch heal. I do my best to keep people alive no matter how stupid they are being playing wise.

Anyway, we are on Lady Naz'iar. Obviously, no one is CCing any of the ads, I am being beaten on by one and people are going in all directions in the water tornadoes. I manage to keep people alive, except for the hunter who goes out of range and dies.

First thing he does is start swearing me out for being all sorts of incompetent for letting him die. I tell him actually, he was out of range and I couldnt get to him in time, so he tells me to "GET IN RANGE THEN!". I had BRed him at this point, no idea why, just habit I suppose.

After the fight, it carries on, I am getting fed up by now, so link the DPS meter, he had 3K DPS on that fight, he blames it on me because I let him die obviously... I then announced he was not getting any more heals. We managed to get all the way through the gauntlet without me using any AOE (Again, quite interesting to try as I am so used to using Wild Growth and Swiftmend on CD). He just about survives... Start on the final boss, and I noticed the priest in the group has now started healing him. So unfortunately he doesn't die again.

The hunter ended the pre uber-buff phase with 3K DPS, but obviously denied it afterwards.

I know people say that PuGs aren't that bad, but at least one in every 5 PuGs has one person who will blame the healer for absolutely anything... if you "let" someone die because you didn't heal them through that 150K one shot where they stood in the bad spot, well, you are a terrible healer.

I honestly think that every DPS should spend some time tanking and healing (I have done both as a druid, and admit I was a terrible tank in PuGs... raid tanking was much easier) as you learn so much, and you suddenly look at things you did as DPS in a very new light.

Breakfast Topic: Spill your 5-man PUG stories here {WoW}

Jan 26th 2012 12:23PM Scrub. PvP gear as a tank is not doable. PvP gear never has any avoidance, and is therefore useless to a tank (Apart from maybe having one 390 piece instead of a 318 piece for example).

Healers and DPS can get away with it a bit more. I have to say though, that having people in LFR or BH runs (Especially) who explain their lack of DPS because they are in PvP gear gets my goat. Do we PvP in PvE gear? If we did what would the PvPers say?

Officers' Quarters: Rebuilding your roster {WoW}

Sep 26th 2011 10:33AM Our guild has it's roots in a Vanilla launch guild and through-out expansions has had it's moments. Server 3rd in BC. After some huge officer issues mid Icecrown, which put our LK kill back about 3 months and made it a ten man kill as opposed to 25 man, things have jsut gone downhill. A small increase in interest after the sundering, but for some reason we cannot seem to hold on to new people. Or at least our retention rate is 1 in 10 at best. We have a mature and casual atmosphere, though raiding is taken seriously, and for the life of me, I don't know why people move on for uber guilds where they hardly get a look in to the roster where they had a pretty much guaranteed spot with us. Even at the start of Cata we were progressing quite well, we still lost people...

I think the mature people who liked to play the game for the people and the fun of wiping and killing a boss under their own steam have all upped sticks. My theory is that the dumbing down of content has made it easier for people to get gear and look pretty in SW, and this means that pretty much anyone can kill stuff... this in turn means that the mature, well balanced people get fed up with idiots in dungeons and the odd PuG having massive egos because of their epeen. There is no patience in the playerbase anymore (the recent nerfs confirm Blizz know this), and those of us who are willing to raid one, maybe two nights a week are just left in the dirt, looking stupid because while we are able to kill a boss pre-nerf at the rate of one every two nights, we are behind all the other guilds and look like a bunch of nubs.

Breakfast Topic: Earning your stripes {WoW}

Aug 9th 2010 10:10AM Yes, I have often thought the one thing WoW lacks is a true battle royal, where everyone is put in an arena, every man for himself and the last man standing gets the points, loot, or title or whatever.


Enter to win a Blazing Hippogryph and other loot {WoW}

Jul 27th 2010 2:26PM Wants Hippogryph!

Shifting Perspectives: Troubleshooting cat DPS, part 2 {WoW}

Jun 9th 2010 5:29AM Also, i fail at replying to my post two pages ago...