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The Queue: Get angry! Get mad! {WoW}

Dec 7th 2011 12:17PM Q: I'm trying to get going in heroics on my ret pally, and want to get my hit and exp capped. I know the numbers I need for raiding, but how do I figure out what I need for the dungeon bosses, so that I'm not gimping my DPS with too much of either?

Breakfast Topic: What will you be wearing the first day of transmogrification? {WoW}

Sep 23rd 2011 12:31PM My paladin will be sporting T1, with better shoulders. :) (The ones our lovely Ms Stickney pointed out to me in the World of Wardrobe comments)

My baby priest will probably be a huge gold sink, as I find pieces of gear I like, and tuck them away.

My druid doesn't care what her gear looks like, since she's rarely seen out of form.

My hunter is retired, and has a pretty comfortable look, so she will probably retain those.

I haven't decided what I'm going to do, if anything, with either of my warriors, my rogue, or my shaman.

Breakfast Topic: Do you blog about WoW? {WoW}

Sep 16th 2011 8:57AM For a low-posting blog, you might want to look into blogspot or wordpress. Wordpress, at least, is free (I think blogspot is, too), and you can pick an out of the box style and just post away if you don't want to fiddle with it a lot.

Breakfast Topic: Do you blog about WoW? {WoW}

Sep 16th 2011 8:53AM I blog about running a tiny WoW guild, an outsider's view of the endgame, community perspective, altitis, and about a project our guild is trying to keep up called the Dwarve Dungeon Crawl - which I write in story format. I was originally going to post 5-man strat guides that included trash and route information, but there's so much information out there, and I was just rehashing it, so I decided it wasn't really worth it to do that after the first one.

TL;DR - I post about whatever interests me, and I'm not a raider. :)

You can find me at

I'm s'posed to post on Tuesday's, but I missed this past Tuesday due to a feline death in the family.

World of Wardrobe: Kicking around Karazhan for tier 4, page 2 {WoW}

Sep 15th 2011 5:33PM Anne, you are my hero! (Again!) Those are perfect!

World of Wardrobe: Kicking around Karazhan for tier 4, page 2 {WoW}

Sep 15th 2011 4:33PM So, I know that this particular edition of the column isn't about T1, but I have a question for World of Wardrobes:

I don't like the banana shoulders (or helm, but I never show my helm) of T1, does anybody have any suggestions for replacements? I just really like the gold and silver motif, and want "smaller" shoulders. The couple of items I saw digging around on Wowhead are, sadly, quest rewards that I no longer have.

Breakfast Topic: Is the thrill finally gone? {WoW}

Sep 13th 2011 8:49AM While the novelty is gone, I still play quite a lot. Now, to be fair, I'm not the type of gamer who gets particularly bored with games easily. I played Civ II right up until I got a PC with an OS that wouldn't run it any more (That would be Vista ***Shakes Fist***)

I've played WoW since a few months after its initial release, and I've raided, been an anti-raider, and even thought about getting into progression raiding. But lately I've been having a great time with my two "mains". My partner and I play a prot and ret paladin together, and we try to two-man tons of content. We're both completionists, so we work on various achievements together. I have a solo druid who I'm also trying to complete all the achievements on. I started the druid originally so that I could see the whole of the redone 1-60 zones without completely overpowering them, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Now I'm working on seeing how many other achievements I can complete solo.

Sure, Azeroth is less shiny for me than when I had no clue that making a Paladin a leatherworker was kinda dumb (It said they could make leather and mail armor. I wore mail, so I thought that meant me). But it's a really comfortable place to call home.

Officers' Quarters: Raid leading is stressful {WoW}

Sep 12th 2011 4:46PM When I was working on potentially putting together a raid a while ago, I had decided to go with Suicide Kings with a couple of twists:
1. Everyone got "bumped up" a spot for being on time. That meant that whoever was on top of the list had to be on time just like everyone else, or they might lose their top spot.

2. There was a MS and an OS list. Everyone who had an off spec made a second roll for their OS gear. That helps tremendously, in that people know when they're eligible for an OS item.

3. If no one wants to take a small upgrade item because they want to retain their place on the list, there can be a roll-off for the item. However, an individual can only take one roll off per night (otherwise they have to Suicide), and if someone only takes roll-offs some number of nights/items in a row, they automatically get suicided at the beginning of the next raid.

Another thing you can do is consider moving the loot responsibilities to someone other than yourself. As many folks have mentioned, and you've learned, raid leading is a lot of work. If the loot stress isn't yours (or isn't yours alone), it helps a lot.

Breakfast Topic: What was your moment of awe in WoW? {WoW}

Sep 9th 2011 10:01AM For me, it was entering Molten Core for the first time. I had no idea how Blizzard had made 'instances' big enough for 40 people to see what was going on. The sheer size of the raids was just so epic.

Breakfast Topic: That longing feeling {WoW}

Sep 1st 2011 9:24AM For me, it was the albino drake. My first paladin got to level 60 well before they removed the diminishing returns on reputation, and I was never one to go collecting a lot of money, so getting my rep up with factions was very difficulty.

My second paladin (started on a new server) got all of the rep advantages, so I was finally able to get my much covetted mount. It made it all the sweeter that my 50th mount was Anzu!