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Gawker hack prompts Blizzard to issue password reset {WoW}

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Insider Trader: No more low-level crafting alts {WoW}

Nov 9th 2010 12:02PM @Matchu: Merriam Webster? You can prise my OED from my cold dead hands ;)
As for Blizzard using 'scribe' - I'm not saying that's invalid either, but you can legitimately have more than one expression for a profession. Just ask your local cop or police officer. Also, Blizzard have a bad habit of pluralising 'shaman' incorrectly, and I'm not going to go along with that even if it is canonical!

Insider Trader: No more low-level crafting alts {WoW}

Nov 9th 2010 11:23AM 'scribbler' definitely gets my vote!

Insider Trader: No more low-level crafting alts {WoW}

Nov 9th 2010 11:09AM Actually 'inscriptionist' could be considered preferable to 'scribe'. A scribe is typically associated with writing longer documents, whereas an inscriber or inscriptionist is more appropriate to someone making a diagrammatic or single character inscription. Inscriptionist is noted as first used in 1861 in the OED - it's a perfectly valid word.
Sorry, people trying to be pedantic and failing is a pet peeve of mine.

Spiritual Guidance: Holy 101, Page 3 {WoW}

Feb 8th 2010 4:07PM Sorry, I should make clear I *am* nav. The wow.com comment system can be a bit funny with names.

I'm only arguing the case when it is already somewhere you'd be overwriting it.

Spiritual Guidance: Holy 101, Page 3 {WoW}

Feb 8th 2010 1:24PM Thanks, that's very useful. I'll have another look at my options there.

Spiritual Guidance: Holy 101, Page 3 {WoW}

Feb 8th 2010 1:21PM I don't care about overhealing. Mana's not a major issue, but it can still be one for some players. However:
" if you know someone is about to take damage and it's off CD, you can put it there"
Note that in my specific example it's *already* on someone about to take damage - I'm simply suggesting it's a waste to overwrite that one. If mana's not an issue, throw a renew somewhere or a flash heal. No point wasting the healing potential of a spell that is already out there.

In continual raid damage situations yes - blast it out every cooldown.

I'm just saying that some blanket rules like "Use PoM every cooldown" are, in the end, bad. Be aware of the situation and pick your spells smartly, not blindly.

Spiritual Guidance: Holy 101, Page 3 {WoW}

Feb 8th 2010 12:52PM OK, I'll bite. How does a glyph that increases a spell's HPS reduce your HPS?

Spiritual Guidance: Holy 101, Page 3 {WoW}

Feb 8th 2010 12:45PM "Always use Prayer of Mending when it is not on cooldown. Throw it on the tank if you don't know who is going to take damage next."

Why? Suppose it's on a tank with 3 stacks left. Why spend the mana right there and then rather than let it proc before recasting?

Just be smart about your PoM. Aim to keep it somewhere useful - don't let it tick out on someone not taking damage, but blindly casting as soon as it is off cooldown is a waste.

Breakfast Topic: Great expectations {WoW}

Sep 26th 2009 6:02PM "Uh. what do you call Ahn'kahet and Azjol-Nerub?"
Uh. He calls it OK/AN.