Jan 13th 2009 10:19PM @ Kazia
From everything I've read for tanks, the 540 def (duh!) and >20khp sounds pretty normal for heroics, but I have a question for Prot Pallies.
Do you have different rules for the HP max Prot Pallies for 25 man content? I ask this because I'm the /only/ prot pally in my very small guild and I'm still leveling up (I leveled a mage to 80 first). I've looked up some prot pallies from my old raiding guild and most of them seem to have about 25k health max with 50% avoidance(pre-HS) (Several are now up to 30k, 60% avoidance after running 25-Naxx).
Jan 11th 2009 12:25PM @ Soulfuss
I'd turn it into a bank character. I had this same problem with one of my characters (my poor lonely druid) when BC came out. Like Alex mentioned, it's nice to have another high level at times with professions.
Once I was helping a friend get her epic warlock mount, which requires Black Dragon Scales. These stupid scales were going for 50g a pop at the time, so I dusted off my poor little druid and farmed them. As soon as I was done she returned to Org as my bank.
Jan 8th 2009 12:17PM Same thing for me. I'm only with the Oracles because I want the proto-drake. Once I get that (finally), I'm switching back to the frenzyheart. They cracked me up. The Oracles remind me of JarJar Binks a bit too much for my taste.
Dec 27th 2008 8:06PM haha god I know. I tried leveling as fire for a whole level then I went frost and I
Dec 20th 2008 8:46PM Yeah, but what does a mage care about the teleport feature of the ring?
The ring does offer something mages would care about: The Achievement. :D
Dec 13th 2008 9:30PM I (holy priest) personally use Grid simply because I love being able to look at my whole raid group and seeing the little health bars tick down at once (so I know when I need to start kicking out my aoe heals or if I can stick with my single target heals). It also shows you what debuffs everyone has (time to mass dispel or single target dispel), plus it's highly compact.
I know a holy pally that swears by healbot though. I tried it out and wasn't too impressed. I liked that it ranked the order of who needed heals and allowed you to select several different heals based on what button you click, but it didn't do what I wanted/needed it to do. Sorry, I'll just stick to my normal keybindings for now.
Then again, I know several healers in my guild that use BOTH. They use Grid to help them keep track of overall raid health and healbot to actually do the healing. Never tried both at once so I'm not sure how I'd feel about it or if I'd even suggest it. Try them both and see how you feel.
Dec 1st 2008 8:30PM I can agree with that comment.
Best tips for a tank: Your healer is your best friend. If you have a good healer you can make it through almost anything. Tanking isn't all that hard, you just have to keep threat on the kill target and make sure to not pull if your healer is at 20% mana. If your DPS pulls off you, they need to learn how to reduce their threat (iceblock/invis, feign, feint, talent points, etc). Take it easy and breathe :D We're all in this together.
To new healers: The absolute biggest problem I had when I started healing was forgetting to heal myself. I would watch the left screen for my party and heal them when needed while completely forgetting about myself (I'm not silly enough to stand in the aoe fire am I? .........) The best advice given to me was to pull your party window out so you see it in the middle of the screen. This was really easy to do with raids. If you're not opposed to mods, I'd suggest Grid. It keeps a window for your parties health at all times and it's really small so you don't have to worry about it taking up your whole window. Now I just heal anyone on the little screen that needs a heal and Hey look! I just healed myself! Yay!! Remember to prioritize your healing (like someone else mentioned). Heal your tank, then yourself, then your DPS. You and a tank can make it through most encounters by yourself, then DPS just help you do it faster and make it easier. :D
Nov 26th 2008 2:40PM There is a rumor spreading around my guild like wildfire stating that the epic riding mount cost will go down by 50% with the next patch. While I've expected Blizz to reduce the cost at some point (since they did for the epic land mount), having it ready by next patch (and by 50%) seems a little outrageous to me. Has anyone at WoWInsider heard something that could give this rumor some truth?
Nov 24th 2008 11:37PM I first thought the TwenthyFifthNovember was in reference to V for Vendetta.
Then I had to look it up and found out the V for Vendetta was the FIFTH of November. Makes the name a little less cool in my books.