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The Light and How to Swing It: 3 essential addons for holy paladins {WoW}

Jan 22nd 2012 6:45PM One quick addon I would like to chuck in for Holy Power,

Hear Kitty - it has an audio queue when you gain or lose a holy power point which I have found amazing

Blood Sport: How to get started in Arenas {WoW}

Jan 19th 2012 7:38PM Hi Olivia,

Thanks for bring Bloodsport to life again :D loving the articles

As someone who has just recently started arena (last two seasons) one thing I noticed that people don't really talk about, is that you start out at 1500mmr, people should be aware that they will probably have 4-5 straight losses before they even run in to people of equivalent skill, at first it can be very disheartening and I think it's responsible for a lot of people giving up at the start

If you could maybe point that out to people, I know that it was the biggest barrier to me, just not understanding that I had to lose until my mmr got low enough

thanks :):)

Blood Sport: How to get started in Arenas {WoW}

Jan 19th 2012 7:33PM Best thing to do is to just jump in to Arena :D

Resto druids really only excel in 2s at the moment due to cyclone being very effective in the lower brackets (make sure you have 280spell penetration to make sure it never is resisted), with a dps thatcan CC nicely, like a mage or a lock, or a melee that puts out stupiddamage like a frost dk or even a rogue

To anyone thinking of doing 3s as a beginer .. don't, people generally don't start in 3s until they have a lot of gear (around 4k-4.3k resil) and also not many people with a low MMR (match making ranking) queue, which results in longer queues and getting paired against much higher teams (my team at 1300mmr was hitting 1500-1800 mmr teams)

Blood Sport: How to get started in Arenas {WoW}

Jan 19th 2012 7:22PM Best thing to do is to just jump in to Arena :D

Resto druids really only excel in 2s at the moment due to cyclone being very effective in the lower brackets (make sure you have 280 spell penetration to make sure it never is resisted), with a dps that can CC nicely, like a mage or a lock, or a melee that puts out stupid damage like a frost dk or even a rogue

to anyone thinking of doing 3s as a beginer .. don't, people generally don't start in 3s until they have a lot of gear (around 4k-4.3k resil) and also not many people with a low MMR (match making ranking) queue, which results in longer queues and getting paired against much higher teams (my team at 1300mmr was hitting 1500-1800 mmr teams)

Gold Capped: Tracking the most frequently bought and sold items {WoW}

Jan 16th 2012 10:00PM sounds like a great idea, keep up the good work :)

20 observations from a leveling tank {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2012 4:13PM Great Article, I had some chuckles (having just recently leveled another tank)
and all true :)

Your first Battlegrounds as a PvP healer {WoW}

Dec 22nd 2011 4:55PM I personally use on my holy paladin:

lose control - tells you when and for how long you are incapacited/silenced for, help to work out if you need to trinket to save someone
power auras - track my cooldowns and displays them in a visable spot so I don't have to take my eyes off the field of play
vudoh - healing frames, extremely useful for dispelling and general healing

Blood Sport: How should you prepare for season 11 PvP? {WoW}

Dec 7th 2011 8:37PM While I appriciate your point, I don't see how it's much different than checking peoples buffs to see what classes are stealthed, you have to know what class has all those buffs and besides, you should already have your target before you are even close enough to tell what gear they have on and during target switches (which are generally every 30-60 seconds) you can quickly tell who is squishier.

Why should pve players get to choose how they look but we don't?

Blood Sport: How should you prepare for season 11 PvP? {WoW}

Dec 7th 2011 7:07PM Grats on joining the fold :D

I've only played Arena for the last two seasons and I am totally addicted, I have run BGs for ages but Arenas always scared me, my biggest advice is find someone that you enjoy playing with, get the honor gear available to you through BGs and then start queuing with them :)

you will lose a solid amount of the starting games because your rating starts at 1500 but as you lose more, your rating drops lower until you start to encounter players of a similar skill level, blizzards MMR system trys to (and is fairly successful at) making your win/loss ratio be about 50/50 after you've played for a week or two

good luck and I wish you many Honor Kills!

Blood Sport: How should you prepare for season 11 PvP? {WoW}

Dec 7th 2011 6:58PM Generally PVP gear has a lot more stamina than PVE gear so you can tell from their health who has more pvp gear :)

pve health usually sits about 120k-130k (unless they're a tank) and full ruthless s10 gives you about 140k-145k

I'll admit it was confusing the first time but I'm already used to it :)