May 16th 2007 11:46AM So guys say "waggro"
I've seen the girls say "baggro" BF aggro, "haggro" husband aggro... occassionally I've seen "kid aggro" or "pet aggro"
It does't bother me, it's just a short form for something needs my attention right now...
Friend aggro = faggro? LOL
May 16th 2007 9:07AM "waggro" FTL
... My RL friends and I that happen to play WoW talk about the faction rewards after "grinding" rep with the wife... :)
May 7th 2007 12:53PM KZ wipe = group run unless someone burning a self rez means one more attempt without having to clear trash again. (Especially if we were very close to success)
While we're on the subject, warriors/rogues asking to be rezzed over mana users, let alone other rezzers, is just silly.
May 7th 2007 8:47AM * The person who posts the most about your class in the Blizz forums, is the least knowledgeable about your class, but most practiced at qq. *
May 4th 2007 8:41AM Meh. Whatever personally works for you, ultimately will make you personally faster.
I have a combination of things going on, which is probably normal for a Shammy.
All my non-special attacks are on my hotkeys 1 to 0. Directly above them are the special version of each one, for example, above my LB on the 2 key (I wonder how many shammies have LBs on the #2 key?), I have my cast trinket (1 of 2, whichever isn't on cooldown), elemental mastery lightning bolt macro. Above my top ranked Earthshock, I have a macro that casts my lowest earthshock on my focus, great for interrupts on a target other than the one I am dps'ing.
In addition to these KB and clicks, I use a mod called Clique for most of my healing. Alt-left mouse lesser healing wave on a raid/player frame, alt-right mouse for healing wave, de-poison/disease set up similarly on the control mouse click and my mouse 5 (right side button) is chain heal. I could have more, but that is the main things I need to do. I can mash my 2 key to spam LB and then just alt click a target to start healing and then go back to mashing.
And since this is for just me, it works for me... it might not be for anyone else, let alone everyone else.
Apr 24th 2007 3:24PM @2 re: shackles + Fire Elementals don't mix
Shammies' Fire Elemental guardian most definately breaks shackles during Moroes fight, as recently as April 17/07 (i.e. the patch that is currently live)
Apr 2nd 2007 1:16PM I received an email warning for sending a tell to a Trade channel spammer:
/t spammer : WTS you a [Big Can of STFU]
I tried to contest the warning by asking them to tell me how they interpreted STFU, as any acronym is subject to interpretation.
I wonder if I had simply asked, "Is your name Stephoo?" if I would have still been warned.
Good thing no one in the guild every reports guildchat...
Mar 27th 2007 12:29PM "Hey, me not that kind of orc!" - classic dev humour
Mar 21st 2007 3:25PM @11 (Derbeste)
>Healing you focus on HP bars.
>DPSers focus on mobs and their own aggro alone.
>But tanks must be aware of all of those things.
That is over simplifying. As a shaman, in fact, doing some KZ healing this week, yes I play whack a mole on HP bars, but if I only did that, peeps would be dead. Some healing needs to happen before you can see in on HP bar, and specifically referring to the Shade of Aran fight, I need to drop totems, move to avoid Blizzard (can't heal while moving), stop moving to not trigger Flame Wreaths, interrupt Aran, watch the threat meter, and Heal. Melee have less to do that fight for sure, and there are others, especially since Aran doesn't seem to be tauntable and has a random aggro/frostbolt deal going on.
I agree that tanking takes a skill, even a lot of skill, but it isn't the only class/role/spec that does.
Healers also need to watch threat for their own heals, but also to see if the OT or whatever class is essential to the fight, is about to get aggro and needs (extra) heals.
Mages, shadow priests and shaman need to watch their mana too.
All this rambling to say that, perhaps what I should have said instead of, "Tanks should be going all out to produce threat", I should have said, "Subject to global cool downs like taunt and similar talents that need to be saved to get a mob off a squishy, and the limits of rage, mana or consumables, tanks should be producing the maximum threat that they can sustain for the duration of the fight." Better? But despite that, an under geared tank will have problems with well geared dps.
Mar 21st 2007 12:38PM KTM is your friend. Replace "warrior" with "tank" and tank can mean druid, pally and warrior. Just keep in mind the differences in talents and how they can take aggro back (or not) if a squishy / dps gets it.
The higher the tank sets the "threat bar", the higher DPS can nuke under that bar. If the fight lasts too long, the tank needs to make more threat so the DPS classes can pile on more damage.
I do like to nuke... I have had tanks say "Thanks for the workout, I had to go all out threat generation." My question is... shouldn't tanks be going all out, all the time? If they max out threat every fight, dps can max out damage and shorten the fight, even on trash. And that will keep everyone's repair bills down as well as sharpening skills. (or keeping them sharp!)
Luckily for me, I seldom pug, and the tanks within the guild and associated guilds are very talented.