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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Addon: Auctioneer’s askprice

Ok.. things you learn by reading the documentation

Auctioneer has a feature called “askprice” That is, you can set it up so that someone can whisper you asking for your scanprice for an item. Like so:

Can also be configured to take info from guildchat. Pretty [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Kibler Bits

Hrm. [item]Kibler’s Bits[/item]

I wonder if that works for [...]

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Warrior: Spell Reflect is broken

Per Gongniu (Protection Warrior),
Spell reflect is broken. He puts it up, blows 25 rage and nothing. Sucks to be the tank. Sucks to be the raid.
Correction: Gongniu’s spell reflect was broken in Kara. It worked when he challenged a caster to a duel and with mobs outside of Kara.

Note: Gongniu filed a [...]

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Dragons Gone Wild

West Kingdom did a slam-dunk of UBRS and decided to go test our mettle against Onyxia. On the first try we lost quite a bit of the raid at the first Breath in phase two. Unfortunately she bugged out on our second attempt. Fortunately we got it on tape. At the request [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Hunters are so lucky!

So I’ve been noodling it a couple of days.. and after watching BigRedKitty’s Lowbie-Hunter guide about playing a lowbie hunter (and not sucking meleeing) I was wondering if you could extend this same method (strafe kiting etc) to a clothie class. So I created a little lowbie warlock, Døt.

Level 1: Shadow Bolt (1.7 sec cast)
Level 2: Shadow Bolt (1.7 sec cast) + Immolate (2 sec cast) + Imp pet (Firebolt 2 sec cast)
Level 4: Shadow Bolt (1.7 sec cast) + Immolate (2 sec cast) + Imp pet (Firebolt 2 sec cast) + Corruption (2 sec cast) + Curse of Weakness (Instant)
Level 6: Life Tap + Shadow Bolt Rank 2 (2.2 sec cast) + Immolate (2 sec cast) + Imp pet (Firebolt 2 sec cast) + Corruption (2 sec cast) + Curse of Weakness (Instant)

Methods to avoid melee:
1. Strafe kiting. Requires instant cast spells. Works best if toon can slow down the mob (Concussive Shot, for example)
2. Freeze the mob in place then kill the mob before it can get to you. Requires a “freeze spell” (Roots, Frost Nova).
3. Zerg the mob from range. Kill it before it gets to you.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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Lurter!

Ok.. so this movie making thing is kind of addictive. A bit of humor (and poking fun at my brother).

Lurt: v. To loot during combat.
Lurter: n. One who loots during combat.

Also heard on video: Krullwyn, Raouen, Chulong, Pheefee [...]

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Hunter Attack Macro

I tweaked my Hunter’s attack macro based on the buggy piggies. This macro lets me take “Charge” off auto-cast but still uses it at the beginning of the fight. It should also prevent my piggie from breaking my (and other people’s) traps. New macro:

/target [help] targettarget
/cast Hunter’s Mark
/petattack [target=pettarget,noexists] target
/cast [pet:Boar] Charge
/stopmacro [target=pettarget,noexists]
/petfollow

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How I Heal, Grid+Clique the movie

My first movie. Be gentle.

This is a complimentary video to an entry I did a while ago. How I Heal, Grid+Clique. All links to the addons and a long winded explanations of them are located over there.

Download the “big” version (43 Meg)

Special thanks to WowInsider for their article about Machinima 101.
I used Fraps [...]

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Meta Role Playing: Impermanent Death

I don’t play on a RP server.. and in fact I don’t think this type of topic is touched by roleplayers. My perception is that roleplayers overlay the rules and norms of the “real world” onto the “game world” and play based on those rules. Regardless, I think this is an interesting mental exercise.

If Azeroth were real, what would be the cultural implications of an impermanent death?

That is.. in our outside-the-game culture, death is permanent. This leads to laws against the taking of life.. grief and anguish at the loss of life and a general dread of death that permeates our society. Because we don’t want to die we do fewer risky things. Even when we do risky things, we make provisions for our continued life after the risky activity. I’d -never- consider jumping out of an airplane without a parachute, regardless of how thrilling it is, because I’d be guaranteeing my death (something I can’t fix or reverse).

Death is impermanent in the World of Azeroth. At worst you have a long corpse run. What kind of cultural norms would result from this changed natural law?
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The unwritten rules

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