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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Kara again

Guild night. We started by slam dunking Black Morass to get Shoktul his last bit for the Kara Key. We buzzed right through all of the portals and I didn’t even notice a time-stop on the last boss. It was very painless.

Then at 9PM we ran off to Kara for the guild run. Raouen is packing to move so she allowed Shoktul to take her place. We were: Gongniu (Warrior MT), Amellea (Druid OT), Tatia (MTH), Zynnia (OTH), Ireena (Shadow Priest), Fynriss (BM Hunter), Sibiy (BM Hunter), Krullwyn (MM Hunter), Datgothh (Mage), and Shoktul (Boomkin).

*sigh* and I’m a monkey dumb-ass. I completely forgot to turn on /combatlog so I could try out WWS.. AND I forgot to get a screenshot to show my new-and-improved UI in a raid. *sigh*.
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Chain Trapping

I am not an authority.. I am an utter NOOB hunter. If you want authority go bug BRK.

The problem with chain trapping is the the length of the cooldown is longer than the length of the effect. So unless you can put 10 seconds+ of running space between you and your victim, he’s eventually going to hit you. The cool thing is you can keep him from hitting you for quite a while.
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Second Sucessful Heroic

Oddly enough, our run through Heroic Slave Pens reminded me of the first time I ever ran regular Slave Pens. The only difference was in the magnitude.. but it felt the same.

The first time I ran Slave Pens I was level ~64 and ran it as the healer (while still spec’d protection). It was hard to heal through (especially since the tank we’d picked up sucked). I think the only real difference was on Heroic I never ran out of mana.. but I did have to chain cast heals quite a lot. Oh.. and our tank didn’t suck ;)
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The Suck that is Stockades

I’ve decided I officially hate Stockades. It’s not terribly hard.. but the ceilings are very low.. and there are line of sight issues.. and well frankly I kinda suck as a hunter.

*sigh*

I want to not suck. I conceive of how to not suck.. but I suck at the execution of not sucking.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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Playing with Pitbull

Last night was about tweaking my UI. I’ve downloaded Pitbull and I’m tweaking the unitframes.

I want to see Players, Target, Target of Target, Pet, Target of Pet, Focus and Target of focus. That alot of blocks. After a very long time (and a couple of false starts) I got something somewhat usable. [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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Spanked by ZA

After a lot of yelling and hand-waving a small group of us ran off to visit Zul’Amen. (We were supposed to goto Kara.. but one tank had already told us he couldn’t be there.. then he logged in.. but he hadn’t downloaded the patch.. so he logged off.. becuase one tank wasn’t going to be there the other than had made other plans (completely skipping the fact that we’d planned to pull in another person to tank). It wasn’t pretty.)

Anyway, we decided to take 5 of us and peek at the new content. We banged on the gong viciously.. then gasped as the doors opened. “Oh, it’s outdoors” exclaimed the guild master in pleasant surprise. Then we all ran forward.. to get a better look.

And were promptly spanked by the 2 elite trolls and their 8 non-elite friends.
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Hrm moment…

Had one of those yesterday. Fiancee (on his druid tank) was AFK following Nocc.. and we were just killing things. The others in our group were occupied and I saw a mob pop. I sent Bug in with growl on. Ploinked it with a Sting, then Arcane Shot.. then a couple of [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Patch Surprises

I read the patch notes.. but sometimes the notes don’t give you the best idea of what to expect.
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Fire Resist Set

*sigh* I don’t want to get fireballed to death at the end of Heroic Ramparts. Must get fire resist set. Full resist (75% damage reduction) would be 365 fire resist.

[Flamebane Bracers] 497 AC +15 Sta +28 Fire Resistance (Blue Socket (Socket Bonus: +2 Parry Rating)) – 6x Fel Iron Bar, 3x Primal Water, 2x [...]

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Great Green Ravager

After Kara I played Nocc for a while. Earlier yesterday I’d looked on Petopia and decided I’d rather have the green Ravager than the red/orange one. It has Gore 3… but mostly because it matches my hair.

These Ravagers are level 16-17 and have a nasty swipe that knocks you off your [...]