- Tree of Life has a great post looking at Norse influences for Northrend. Highly recommend that folks take a moment and read it.
- In BlizzCon Blitz over at Mystic Chicanery lessons learned at BlizzCon are examined.
- Serennia at the World of Ming looks at The WoW "Stigma."
- Our sister site Massively is looking for more bloggers! WoW.com is also looking for a Warlock Columnist.
- NCsoft contends the new MMO Aion will be second only to WoW in the US.
Posts with tag ming
That number probably doesn't seem like a lot to people who don't set foot into the arena at all, but for people who arena seriously and competitively, it will be a game changer. The developers' stated goal is to slow down the pace of the arena, and this change will do exactly that. An extra 10% buffer on survivability has the potential to absolutely be the difference between a one minute game and a five minute game. It has the potential to be the difference between a gib and a last second defensive save. As has been stated, it's possible to die in the span of one GCD, and that's not fun. If this change can extend one GCD to two or three GCDs to allow for reaction time, the arena just might end up more balanced than it has ever previously been, unless you pretend Mace Stun didn't exist in the middle seasons of The Burning Crusade.
You really shouldn't take my word for it, though. I PvP, but I'd never claim to be a highly rated anything. There's a reason I was waiting for Ming's take on it. Go read what he has to say, and be bolstered by it. The arena might actually be truly fun again.
- It's not a blog, it's not a vlog, it's not a podcast, but it's still worth a mention: Irae AoD, a European guild, scored the world first for the achievement One Light in the Darkness, defeating Yogg-Saron with the assistance of only one Keeper. The video is embedded above, but if you want the Yogg-Saron encounter completely unspoiled for you when you get there, you might want to avoid watching it.
- Flasks have never been more convenient than they are in Wrath of the Lich King, and the addition of Feasts has made raid consumables even easier to acquire. Bellwether of 4haelz is a little torn on them, though.
- Everyone loves to tinker with their UI, right? Moonkin.info is pretty happy with their compilation, and has shared it with the rest of the world. Boomkin, you might want to take a look.
- Ming gets back into the oft-neglected 5v5 arena bracket, giving the old school Euro Comp another go.
- Shields Up! continues their guide to Tier 8 Best in Slot gear for Resto Shaman.
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Everyone who is everyone is in Ulduar, even Mr. Twilight Vanquisher Xyrin. Why aren't you?
- Ming over at WoW Riot talks about his Rogue predicitions for the season in 3.1. A good read!
- Many Annas hate Northrend. But it's okay Northrend, I've still got that lovin' feeling for you.
- Mania's Arcania gears up the lackadaisical Hunter.
- OurGirlFriday continues her series: What kind of Warrior should I be?
- Ret QQ is the best QQ, complete with input from Ghostcrawler.
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Do you remember Insane Gouge Crits, by Buddhist? Well, the master of PvP Parody is back with another installment in the ongoing struggle to be Rogue Hokage. Behold Buddhist 3v3: Ming Must Die!
The love of Buddhist's life (his soulmate, if you will) has been damaged by a rival rogue, Ming. Now, Buddhist and his 3v3 team must fight through Ming's merciless minions to regain Cel's power, and prove who is the true Rogue Hokage.
This video is parody of the PvP genre, and sticks its tongue firmly in cheek at the majority of rogue and PvP culture. It's steeped with references and odd quirks, so it helps to have some knowledge of who's who. Ming, for example, is actually a very well known blogger in "rogue society." Serennia is a prominent Arena fighter, and was once hailed as the "best warrior in the world." And if the dialogue from Ming seems funny after her initial confrontation with Buddhist's crew, check this video out about Swarm.
The video made me laugh. The stream could use a little better quality, but overall, I enjoyed this new installment. Mileage is going to vary, of course, but I enjoyed the irreverent, self-aware humor.
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Previously on Moviewatch ..
The transcripts from the sixth Xfire Debate Club ("Best and Worst Classes in WoW") are now available on Xfire's main site.
On the main floor, I moderated a debate between such heavy hitters as Wowhead's Skosiris, Curse's Mek and Teza, Ming the rogue, and arena masters Tarde, Nuvas and Tiz. I wasn't able to format the full transcript for WoW Insider, but feel free to visit the link so you can see me ask questions and the panelists ... well, ignore them and keep arguing about the last question, or fight about which arena is the most interesting, or claim that the other panelists will one day be working for them. But it was fun anyway!
Xfire also has a transcript from the open debate room, where Xfire users debated the questions themselves. I'd like to thank everyone who came to the debate or proposed questions to ask. I hope to see you all again on Xfire!
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