Archive for February, 2010

Friday…time for fun and laughs and beer.

February 26, 2010 5 comments

When i saw this link…could not help and think of Shirl. 🙂

Seems like not a good idea to lvl and pick herbs ^^ – this comic is very amusing. She is also drawing the Byron the Tauren rogue over at – lots of info on Prot Paladin and other interesting things. – check it out Ari and Ty. nice stuff for tracking buffs with Power aura and lots of other interesting bits for priests

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hmmm….4p T10…..Priest

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Makes a very good point on the T10 4P bonus.
Looking on the surface it maybe very “meh” but for holy priests and disc priests alike, a chance to reset CoH and Penance is very tempting. My own opinion is still up in the air as I still only have the T10 2P bonus.


“Your Circle of Healing and Penance spells have a 20% chance to cause your next Flash Heal cast within 6 sec to reset the cooldown on your Circle of Healing and Penance spells.”  

Personally I am still very hesitant in breaking the T9 2P bonus – which is 20% bonus to healing for your Prayer of Mending. Prayer of Mending is a cast it and forget spell….very very nice.  

Over at tales of a Priest they do make a valid point that the 20%  bonus is wasted to overhealing.  I may have to look at my logs to see how much of PoM is wasted to overheal.  

Another bonus is to be matching again…very important imo. lol.  

Although the look of some of the T10 (priest)  pieces makes me cry.  

One other point is the pure increase in state between base T9 (232) vs base T10 (251)

  Tier 9                        Tier 10  
Stamina 412 489 77
Int 412 489 77
Spirit 328 406 78
Armor 1289 1374 85
Crit 188 239 51
Haste 132 143 11
SP 549 670 121
Meta 1 1  
Red  2 1  
Yellow 2 3  
Blue 3 3  

 I dont think I am going to break up my T9 bonus till I get 4 piece T10.

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Who has intimidation skill of 450?

February 25, 2010 14 comments

Proper equipment

February 25, 2010 22 comments

This is kind of an extenion from a previous post. A recap of the previous post.
1.) Be on time and ready to go. Don’t be Wintergrasp at raid time, don’t be on an alt running an instance etc.
2.) Be prepared with knowledge of fights. If you have a suggestion, don’t hold back if it is a valid suggestion.
3.) Have appropriate addon downloaded and updated.
4.) Come to the fight with needed items as needed.
5.) Listen, absorb, and evolve. Be ready for changes.
6.) Raid with an open mind – be prepared for wipes.
7.) Know your limits – if you are not feeling it, take a night off.
8.) If you sign up show up!!! If you are not sure…mark tentative, please.
9.) If you cannot make it, please advise.
10.) Be spec’d appropriately, gemmed correctly, rotation worked out, glyphed correctly, and enchanted appropriately.
11.) No ninja afking.
Going to focus on points #3 and #10.
Have appropriate addons downloaded and updated.
This is a very important things raiders need to have. Although, I guess you do not really need them. Addon will however, enhance your play and make it easier on you and your raid. (Unless you are fail like me and cannot read…..Liyhe is being targeted by an enchanced fireball!)
Keeping your addon up to date also may help to prevent issues with the program from going “screw you” and crashing/freesing etc.
Another point to this is to understand how your addons work, take for example Dozzer pointed out we may want to tone done on the number of things DMB announces to use. To announce only the big I am going to kill you and your raid abilities (Enhanced shock vortex, enhanced fireball).
Be spec’d appropriately, gemmed correctly, rotation worked out, glyphed correctly, and enchanted appropriately.
This is also important….you get new loot…why the hell wouldnt you want to “pimp” it out. Making sure you have properly “pimped” out your epic lootz will ehance your game and make things easier. Also if you don’t it makes you looks like a scrub. Scrubs get no love in WoW, unless its from other scrubs.
0/0/71 specs ARE NOT acceptable. Just say no!!!
Or an crusader enchant on your Bryntroll, the Bone Arbiter is not cool…
Categories: raids

Fun or Progression?

February 24, 2010 2 comments

Ok Day 2 – no nicotine and no caffiene. Not fun. Cold turkey.


Why do you play this game? Why do poeple raid? What keeps bringing people to the kitten box/litter box? hmmmm???

Why do you play this game/Raid?

This will get a freakin huge range of answers. We will see care-bear answers of “oh i wanna play with my friends and family, we dont care about raiding.” Midrange answers like: “I wanna play with my friends, meet new people and raid on the side.” Asshole answers “I want loots and will do anything to get it.” Hardcore answers of “I want to complete all content, analyze the encounter to its elements and destroy it, and collect the phat loot, at the expense of real life!”

Seriously poeple there is an easy way to answer it….you like it. Simple. It you didnt like it, why would you keep on spending $15 on it. (people doing it as a job…face it they dont enjoy it. They either cheat and hax to accomplish stuff, or they are earining 10 cents an hour farming eternals in Shadowmoon Valley – NI HAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )

I correlate WoW to me at least, a fun way to blow off some steam. Spam healing people is fun or Crusaders Striking mobs in the face is also a blast. I admit seeing shields on people and big heal crit #’s make me smile….

I also think making progress in content is fun. If things are not working, go back and re-evaluate, swap individuals in and out as needed. Face to wall – not fun. If this involves doing outside research on fights do it. If it involves doing research about your class – do it. (although I admit i have been slacking a bit on looking up anything recent in the world of priesting, also I need to work on my awareness as well)

It does not take a lot of time to watch a video and jot down a few notes. It doesnt take a degree in rocket science to know that str is not going to help you as a priest 😛

Internet people….look into it.

Other people may think this is crazy and I do not think so. Its the same damn thing as people going ape shit over a concert or a movie star. I dont see why people cry at the sight of seeing someone….weirdos.

One thing I am really enjoying is leveling a new character…Paladin is at 70 at the moment. Not sure how to DPS on real mobs….you know like the ones in dungeons. On a dummy I can get to 1475 DPS….any tips on melee dps are appreciated.

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February 23, 2010 6 comments

Giving something up…seems kinda silly….but for this lent…giving up caffiene and nicotine….and this is what i feel like. (see above). I have a headache, grumpy, and irritable….wanna kill teddy bears….or wind rider cubs.

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Hmmm. Monday…elitism, ITSSSS GRRRRREAT!!!

February 22, 2010 5 comments

OK I am not trying to call people out or anything that is not my intention!

Just brings up what is an elitist and what is a non-elitist.

Just to let you call know…labeling groups of people is never a good idea. Defining a group of purple will usually bring about different ideas and definitions on a group. Groups of people never fit a given mould or idea.

Heck what exactly is an “elitist” or “Elitism”?

“The belief that certain persons or members of certain classes or groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their perceived superiority, as in intellect, social status, or financial resources.

The sense of entitlement enjoyed by such a group or class.

Control, rule, or domination by such a group or class.”

Not a very flattering label, in my honest opinion.

How the hell does this term fit to players of an MMO?

1.) For some reason many people think they are entitled to something, more then likely undeserved. Example, Divine”don’t remember rest of name” had to QQ cause he lost a roll on a staff.
2.) They think they know everything to know about everything…and when they get called out…their reply. “STFU NOOB!”
3.) Their reply when someone asked a valid question is to be an ass….woo go trade channel.
4.) They are really good at the game, but is an ass to anyone without helping etc (I.E. i am talking about people who do not help friends or guildmates, strangers…who cares.)

One has to amaze at the anonymous nature of the Internet does to ones bravado….trade channel and other trolls never cease to amaze me.

I guess in that sense; it makes perfect sense that the term does fit many players of MMOs.

But then why do we call people who are actually quite knowledge, and play their characters well, “Elitists”?

These players actually know what the heck they are doing, etc etc. So why do they get a negative label? Sure they may not be the most approachable people, but hey who is to total strangers?

Sure they may expect others to play and research to their level, but as long as they are wiling to raise the group up, (and no I am not talking about strangers), is there anything wrong with this attitude? No, I really do not think there is. If someone with more experience at the game is willing to share knowledge, hell yeah. If someone needs help in guild, I will gladly help…someone not in the guild…more then likely not. But eh in 25 man raid, Blessed asked what to do, I sent him a whisper….heal heal heal etc. Ti then said on vent in more detail on what to do, but for gunship battle…heal heal heal, stay of fire, is a pretty much it.

It is when one thinks one is the “shit” and not willing to share knowledge etc is when you get negative definition for elitist.

Perhaps they should get a new label? As to what who knows?

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