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Is it time to kill tanking? {WoW}

Aug 25th 2011 7:22PM Excuse me Philster, totally disagree with you. Let me explain why.

You're a DPS. You're in the middle of Stonecore. You decide to stand in the way of the dragon's crystal barrage, without bothering to seek cover. To make it even more fun, you decide to do so while standing in the fire.

Is this...
a) Your own fault?
b) The healer's fault for not stopping his healing of the tank who is doing his job well, exclusively to heal your sorry butt through the utterly avoidable damage that you are taking, and you should therefore hurl as much abuse at the healer as possible?

If you answered 'a', well done, you are NOT from one of the 6 in the last 7 PuGs I've LFG'd for this week alone, saying nothing for the groups I've had to deal with the previous week, and the week before, and the week before that.

People can re-queue for a healer and get one in a few minutes. People can re-queue for DPS and get one in seconds. People can re-queue for a tank and get one 30 minutes later. If the DPS doesn't want to accept responsibility for their own stupidity, they can either blame the tank or the healer - and the healer is more disposable.

And that is JUST the hassle you can get from the DPS. Healers also, I've learned through sad experience, get hassle from the tanks as well. "Why did you let me die?" screams the tank. "Well, you ran around the corner out of line of sight, pulled 5 groups of adds all at once without any CC, and then fell into a pit of lava" I reply.

The Queue: So let's talk for a minute, East Coast ... {WoW}

Aug 25th 2011 11:56AM Question. Now that transmogging is going to allow more freedom for character's fashion tastes, any chance of WoWinsider doing a fashion column? I'd love to have some ideas for nice togs to deck out my Nelf in.

Drama Mamas: Namecalling {WoW}

Aug 22nd 2011 10:05AM Ever since rolling a healer, my hatred of this has grown magnificantly.

The general level of rudeness and poor manners on randoms is just sickening. For example, last week following a random group breaking up because the dps couldn't handle the adds during one of the boss fights on a ZA heroic. The tank rage-quit, followed by the three DPS. I decided to stick it out, as there was a goody bag in it for me.

The next team consisted of three guild members, one of who wanted to do a timed run and was very angry when he found out that the instance was already half complete. He then became abusive, asking if everyone else had quit because I 'sucked as a healer' and telling me I should leave. This was before any combat, and with my healer decked in ilevel 355 gear. There was no reason for it, he was simply being abusive because he could be. And never once called my character by her name.

Suffice to say I didn't bother healing him during the boss fight. I left a "Hope you learn not to be a jerk to people" message and left the dungeon mid-fight.

Know Your Lore: Tyrande Whisperwind {WoW}

Aug 21st 2011 4:43PM I read it as 'native to Azeroth', but that's just me.

Dev Watercooler: Ghostcrawler discusses massive changes to threat {WoW}

Aug 16th 2011 2:11PM As my main is a healer, this will now definitely help me to avoid being screamed and sworn at by DPSers who die from pulling mob aggro.

It will NOT, however, help me to avoid being screamed and sworn at by tanks who wind up dying because they were taking too much damage, as a result of people being either too stupid or lazy to use CC, or who think that using CC in a regular non-troll heroic is somehow stupid. That last point is my one bane in any PUG, and seems to crop up about 90% of the time

Drama Mamas: My guildie is a registered sex offender {WoW}

Aug 15th 2011 2:11PM From the information provided, I couldn't offer advice. There's just not enough known facts to go on.

The individual in question could be in the wrong, certainly. It could also be 'consensual' sex with a 15 year old who lied about their age (which isn't unknown - I dated someone for 4 months before they confessed to being barely 17, at which point I broke it off immediately!) too. We simply don't know.

You would need to talk to the individual in question. Or ask others who may be able to find out more. That way you'd have more details to go on in order to make an informed decision.

Tyrande Whisperwind leader story up on official site {WoW}

Aug 12th 2011 8:32PM Just for reference, the whole 'amazon warrior woman' stereotype is still demeaning and objectifying to women. Not that I'm taking sides here, but the whole 'chain mail bikini' mindset is still rather juvenile.

Breakfast Topic: What should WoW's grand finale event be like? {WoW}

Aug 12th 2011 9:54AM Sylvanis will fall to betrayal from within.
Garrosh will meet his end at the hands of Wrynn, and Thrall will lead the final strike for the Horde against the Alliance.
Wrynn will fall due to betrayal by the machinations of Moira, who attempts to seize Ironforge once again. He will be suceeded by his son, who will lead the Alliance into a new golden age.
The Burning Legion will make good on their return, forcing the conflicting races to unite.
The Old Gods will rise, and be purged, possibly by a shocking revelation concerning the Titans and the Burning Legion.
Velen will ascend this mortal coil, and the Naaru will play their hand.
In a last ditch attempt at succes, Sargaeras will elect his chosen. After Sargaeras falls, that chosen will inherit his power. If you play Alliance, that chosen will be one of the Horde leaders - if you play Horde, it will be an Alliance leader. The final battle will be against them. Lore will decide who the canonical winner will be, perhaps published in a novel, perhaps explored in Warcraft 4.

Breakfast Topic: How do you deal with self-entitled puggers? {WoW}

Aug 9th 2011 9:18AM I with-hold heals. And then I explain why I did so, calmly and rationally.

In phrases like "I didn't heal the DPS, because he pulled aggro and died for the second time in this run, each time swearing at me and calling me a 'noob healer' because I didn't pull my heals from the tank to save that DPS exclusively."

Or "I didn't heal the tank because he ran off by himself during a mana break, ran out of line-of-sight around a corner and pulled 3 groups of mobs by himself with no backup before he fell off the bridge and into a lake of lava."

Maybe I'm a bad healer ;)

Officers' Quarters: Secret farmers of the Firelands {WoW}

Aug 8th 2011 1:56PM Nothing would send me packing up my bags and leaving a guild faster than this kind of sickeningly draconian petty rulemongering.

So they're farming trash? Trash respawns. It takes nothing from the raid, and therefore nothing from the guild.

This is just a sickening power trip for the guild officers. Who do they think they are to dictate how their players spend their non-raiding time? I've heard of some especially overly-domineering guildmasters deciding to have 'issues' with guildies who have cross-faction alts, but THIS level of desire to control their member's actions is just repulsive.

Get a better guild.