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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Not quite as bleak

Don’t Panic1. Don’t panic
2. See #1.

I’m not quite sure what’s going on.. but last night I continued to fiddle with Beta.

Findings:
Tatia, my level 70 holy pally, in live is seeing 330 dps on mobs on the Isle.
Tatiå, my level 70 copy of my holy pally, in beta was seeing 558 dps on mobs on the Isle.

This is alot less bleak than yesterday’s tests with the level 80.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

I really hope I’m doing it wrong

I copied a pre-made level 80 Paladin to the Beta PVP server. I wanted to get a feel for the “completely redesigned class”.

In the live environment, at level 70, in PVE healing gear Tatia is seeing 330 dps. (Recount of dailies on the Isle)
In the Wrath Beta, at level 80, in PVP healing gear Tatia is seeing 400 dps. (Recount of mob-kills in Howling Fjord)

I desperately hope I’m doing it wrong.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Dead toons do crap for DPS

Dead Toons
As mentioned in a comments on a previous post, Dead toons do crap for DPS.

Your job as a DPSer:
1. Don’t die.
2. CC your target
3. DPS
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

RL through Wow colored glasses

Sometimes Wow colors your perception of the real world. At these times I find it immensely amusing.. and usually have no one handy to share it with.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Honorless

Blue said:
“In order to make the transition from The Burning Crusade to Wrath of the Lich King flow as smoothly as possible, all accrued honor points will be reset at the launch of the expansion. … For those with unspent honor points prior to the release of the expansion, we will be offering a few upgrades [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

“You are not prepared”

Not Prepared

I can’t believe the number of people wailing about how bored they are. I have too much to do and too little time to do it in. Wrath is coming. Hell, before that patch 3.0.2 is coming. It’s breathing down my neck.. and I am not prepared.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Learning from damage meters

When the raid is done, you want your total damage done meter to look like this:

dps1 *************************
dps2 ************************
dps3 ************************
dps4 ***********************
dps5 **********************
dps6 **********************
tank ************
healer *

If your meter looks like this:
dps1 *************************
dps2 ************************
dps3 ***********************
dps4 **************
dps5 *************
tank ************
dps6 **********
healer *

Then someone isn’t doing their job. This holds true in 5-man, 10-man and 25-man. (Hell, it probably even holds true in 40-mans).
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

42 baby!

Woot! We’re number 42. I think our VoidReaver kill finally showed up on Wowjutsu. We jumped from number 50 to number 42 on the server. [...]

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

Dead Voidreaver.. and shocking (to me) spell effects

Last night West Kingdom raided The Eye. We tackled and took down VoidReaver. I think we wiped twice on trash on the way to VR. (we only had one warlock.. and that make taking out the saw-blade throwing demons more challenging). We started at 7:30 PST and got to VR at 10:00 PST. Two and a half hours just to -get- to the boss seems a bit long. I really think we can tighten that up alot. Four purples dropped… then we killed Voidreaver.

We one-shotted him. Unlike last time (when he died 8 sec after his enrage timer) we totally blew him away and had about 2 mins until he enraged when he died. Lilac got her T5 shoulder token from him (yeah!). This was on my “major upgrade” list. Fiancee and Khoss (our shaman healer) got the token as well. Go us!
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

(BETA) Is there a doctor in the house?

I finally got Tatia copied over to the Beta. As I was about to log into Beta I cried out “Oh My DEAR GOD, WHAT WAS THAT?” Then I had to sit on the log in screen for a while to see if it happened [...]