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Heart of the Aspects video and giveaway {WoW}

Feb 15th 2012 8:25PM Entered...would love to get my hands on one of these.

Breakfast Topic: How do you handle real-life interruptions? {WoW}

Feb 12th 2012 8:08AM I've only been playing while my daughter is asleep for the most part, only recently have I started playing on the weekend mornings (by giving up my beloved sleeping in...giving up sleeping lazy to be awake and playing lazy; still being lazy =D) I'll usually only do solo stuff for about 30 min after we put her to bed just in case of the randomness she sometimes has w/ getting up, and if it's a true emergency (she's puked, she's scared of something), if I'm in a guild group, I'll let them know what's up so they hold off; if it's a pug, I'll usually type in what's happened, and drop group. I know it's probably not the best, but they're likely to be quicker about finding a replacement than waiting on me.

And if I'm playing while she's up, she'll run in and out of the office, sitting in my lap occasionally telling me that my tauren "isn't smiling".

The Queue: G-Men {WoW}

Feb 6th 2012 5:59PM Getting the combinations isn't difficult, if you follow Shinae's advice; I had all of them done last night within 20 min of trying by going to the DMF for the Alliance combinations I couldn't find in Dal. Of course, there's always the trial account route, but honestly, there's no pressing need to do that.

I'm done after the second meta (which will be complete with the V-day holiday); it's just too much to do a third with my limited play time, and I only really care about the mount on the toon that already has it.

5 common mistakes paladin tanks make {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2012 9:23PM Yes yes yes; I am a frequent offender of this; I'll run a dungeon with some guildies as ret, and forget to put RF back on, then wonder "hey, why am I not able to keep these DPS from dyi....oh wait, I forgot RF again".

5 common mistakes paladin tanks make {WoW}

Feb 3rd 2012 8:21PM I don't know why you WOULDN'T use Holy Shield as often as possible; it's on a 30 sec CD, and lasts for 10 sec, essentially making it only a 20 sec CD, which is fairly short. I'll admit though, that I don't WoG as often as I likely should, nor have I mastered the art of using Hands properly. Always things to learn and improve upon!

Ol' Grumpy and the specter of pointless elitism {WoW}

Feb 2nd 2012 7:51PM 1. If the group is clearing the content, the DPS meter is completely irrelevant

Whenever I'm tanking, and someone apologizes for their low DPS on a fight, I always say something along the lines of this point - "Hey, we killed the boss, that's all that matters." So what if their DPS is low and they're being "carried" (as some like to scream and holler); as long as they make it through the fight alive and the boss is lying in death throes at my feet, giving out loot, I'm happy. If a piece drops for them that's an upgrade, all the better.

I say this, because I know sometimes that my DPS on some toons can be horrendous (pulling less than 10k in LFR horrendous...pulling less than 5k when I'm in my bear set but in moonkin form was the high[low?]light of that run; couldn't figure out why I was running out of mana so quickly), but I know the fights well enough that I won't die to stupidity.

But, if it'll make you feel better, I can start being a jerk about it so if we ever randomly meet, I won't be that "nice player" "ruining" it for you (oh, who am I kidding, being a jerk totally doesn't sit well with me).

Breakfast Topic: What are your WoW pet peeves? {WoW}

Jan 28th 2012 2:24PM @Moeru When I need to farm ores, I'll do it on my rogue...there's no easier, quicker way to get elementium than to stealth through the depths in Highlands, and there's hardly anyone in there (or if there is, they're usually having to fight off other people). The only time I get concerned is when I'm in there and see other mobs sapped...then I know I've got competition!

As to grabbing other peoples nodes; if someone's there clearly going after it, I'll leave it alone. When an Alliance player swoops in to grab it from me, I get angry, but I get it and get over it. When a fellow Hordie grabs it off me though, that's when I get irate.

Breakfast Topic: What are your WoW pet peeves? {WoW}

Jan 28th 2012 8:57AM I thought hunters needed everything? That's not true?

Breakfast Topic: What are your WoW pet peeves? {WoW}

Jan 28th 2012 8:50AM Both of those things I really hate, and I'm not sure which I hate worse. Most likely the people dropping prior to the roll though, as that seems to happen ALL the time, where the other one I've only seen a few times, and not in every group (even though this is WAY more annoying; I can't stand jerkish people).

Breakfast Topic: What are your goals for the Lunar Festival? {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2012 8:47AM Ohhh...there's pets too aren't there; then add to that get my rogue the pet as well; pretty sure I still have coins from last year, so it shouldn't take too long.