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Warlock's green fire is not coming at release in MoP, no timetable {WoW}

Mar 27th 2012 3:07PM @Imnick: Why can't they just add duplicate spells with different spell IDs and spell effects? You do your epic quest, you unlock these new abilities, they're green and have slightly different names but do the same damage and have the same mechanics, you add them to your hotbar or your macros. Presto, green fire as a player choice.

Alternatively, if you don't want to clutter up players' spellbooks with duplicates of every spell, or if you want to force warlocks to color-coordinate their casts, have the spell unlock one ability that functions like a priest chakra. In Demon Chakra: Red, Immolate turns into Immolate (Red); in Demon Chakra:Green, it turns into Immolate (Green).

Warlocks may cast green fire spells in MoP {WoW}

Mar 25th 2012 12:16PM Because of people like me. I like my fire red. I like Destro in large part because I think Incinerate looks freaking awesome, and turning it green would ruin it for me.

I'm happy for those who want green fire - it's a great sort of thing to add as a quest or a cosmetic glyph, and I hope this goes through - but please leave my red fire alone :)

Addon and UI tips for new WoW players {WoW}

Mar 20th 2012 4:14AM I am sitting in my dad's house. On the 14-foot wall in front of me is a full-length floor-to-ceiling array of bookshelves so full that in front of each row of books sit several stacks of additional books, while a few dozen stacks of books lie on the floor waiting to be shelved. On the smaller wall behind me, there's a similar picture. Downstairs, there's an entire room - his study - with every wall filled floor-to-ceiling with books. Every flat surface in this house has at least five books on it, from the coffee table downstairs to the kitchen counter. There are books stacked in front of the TV. His wife is currently sitting on the couch, with an iPad in one hand and a book in the other, doing research for the novel she's writing.

A few months ago, I introduced my dad to WoW. And after arriving in the world, he picked up a quest. Accepted it. Closed the window. Then turned around to ask me "So, where do I go?"

I'm not sure what it is, but something about the quest interface seems to discourage even the most avid readers from reading it. I think a big part of it is the "parchment" look and the use of a font that really doesn't look like it's designed to be read.

Which leads into my addon suggestion: One of the top addons on my list is Fontifier. That plus a good free font (I like Ubuntu) makes everything in the game far, far more readable.

A priest's guide to class romance {WoW}

Feb 14th 2012 8:50PM In fact, on rereading...the shaman description is basically perfect.

A priest's guide to class romance {WoW}

Feb 14th 2012 8:48PM My ex is a paladin. You have no idea...

My current boyfriend is a shaman, and that part's not especially inaccurate either.

Spiritual Guidance: How to increase your HPS as a discipline priest {WoW}

Feb 10th 2012 2:01PM Where to start...

1) Pre-shielding does not hurt your raid in any way. Pre-shielding is the entire purpose of being a disc priest. Does it reduce the amount of healing other healers have to do? Yes, and that's a *good* thing. It's not remotely comparable to the sort of sniping other healers can do, casting a fast heal over someone's HoT or slow heal, which reduces the raid's total output, wastes everyone's mana, and generally hurts the raid.

2) Prayer of Healing is not situational. Prayer of Healing is the button you should be mashing by default. Spam that button. If it doesn't overheal, it's higher HPS and enormously higher HPM than PWS. If it does overheal, it's still less likely to OOM you, still usually higher HPM (as long as you're hitting at least 1 target without overheal or refreshing an existing DA), still a better distribution of healing, and still doesn't require you to compete for WS-free targets.

The niche of PWS spam is rather small. You want to use it when everyone's full health (otherwise PoH is better) and about to take a large amount of damage, or when you're moving. You should absolutely spam PWS whenever you're moving, because you can't PoH and as Disc you have the mana to fill every GCD with something. But if you're standing still, PoH is usually a better bet mechanically and for your longevity.

Reader UI of the Week: Raiding without the clutter {WoW}

Dec 4th 2011 9:49PM @scalion:

Have you tried Raven for buffs and debuffs? It may be able to replace your dual-mod system. I use it, and it works great with Masque.

Reader UI of the Week: Going from laptop to desktop {WoW}

Nov 28th 2011 7:39PM Oh, and I'd have to move the range radar. That would drive me completely insane. Like, it's making me angry thinking about *you* playing with it there.

Reader UI of the Week: Going from laptop to desktop {WoW}

Nov 28th 2011 7:35PM Re: visual meshing: You can actually make the map look more generic and *less* intrusive using addons. Use SexyMap if you want, or most any other addon, and pare it down to just a plain borderless square with no buttons or buttons-on-mouseover. Presto, clean and unobtrusive. Just for the love of God don't leave the default skin on SexyMap.