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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Warlock DPS spreadsheet

If I had twitter I’d write:
Goto http://www.leulier.com/ for lock dps spreadsheet. Best warlock mathifications ever!

I’ve been listening “Push my Follow” and other BA bloggers who use Twitter.. and I feel like I’m being a late adopter.. and like I should have gotten on twitter a long time ago.. but really, I don’t -get- it. Why [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Your drama has no power over me

Drama Llama

Last night we .. didn’t have drama. We had the potential for drama.. but it just kind of .. didn’t become drama.

How it happened: Two months ago a holy paladin, who we’ll call “Holierthanthou,” was recruited into the guild. He played with us for 2-3 weeks.. but then disappeared for about 1.5 months. Last week he showed up again.

Two days ago we had an all-guild meeting to discuss the loot rules. The current rules boil down to one-purple per raid night with priority given to Mains over Alts. I actually don’t know if “Holierthanthou” was present at the meeting.. but he was invited and encouraged to attend. The guild was told that after the meeting the guild’s decision would be binding. After a long discussion and a vote the guild decided to leave the rules as they are.

Yesterday we went into TK. We downed Al’ar and the big flamey bird dropped a melee leather piece. We called for rolls from Mains.. then from Alts.. then offered it up for off-spec. “Holierthanthou” rolled on it and picked it up for his “retribution” set. The next piece of loot was a healing ring. “Holierthanthou” rolled on that too and was reminded that he was only allowed one purple a night. The ring then went to one of the Protection pallies as part of his healing set.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Affliction: The plot thickens

sn11caution-double-black-diamond-posters.jpgToday Ghostcrawler wrote:
I’ve mentioned a couple of times that we want to simplify Affliction’s rotation a little. Making the dot durations more consistent would help, but so would things like getting a couple of spells (Immolate and Siphon Life maybe) out of the rotation.

I’m not talking about nerfing Affliction, nor making those changes in a vacuum. This would be a redesign so that things felt more natural with ~4 abilities instead of ~6.

Oh-ho. The plot thickens.
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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’m too old for this shit

Cat LadyOver the weekend I subscribed to and downloaded several new-to-me podcasts.

Push my Follow” is a new social media podcast by Starman, one of the hosts of “World of Warcast”. I met him and chatted briefly with him at Blizzcon. Though actually his new podcast was “mentioned” to me by Alachia on her most recent podcast. “Push my follow” has five 30-somethings intelligently discussing the direction of new social platforms and their impact on the greater world. It’s interesting and intelligent.. though I’m not certain that I’m their primary audience. I’ll follow it for a while and see where it goes.

Right after listening to “Push my Follow”, another of my new subscriptions started. This one was three (maybe) 20-somethings discussing Wow. Every other word was “gay” or “fag” and they never quite got to the part where they said something vaguely interesting to me. I spent alot of the time annoyed with them (in a very “you damn kids get off my lawn” kind of way) and found it hard to focus on their message. I’ve decided I’m definitely -not- their target audience and I will be unsubscribing as soon as I can get iTunes to load up.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Zombie invasion – a post-mortem**

Zombie“Sad to see you go, I barely knew ya.”

The zombies are gone. And by that I meant totally gone. Not even piles of bones left to mark their presence. It’s almost like they were never here. In fact.. it’s like all those stupid quests. You know.. where you go and save Corki.. and find out that even though you’ve saved Corki he’s still not saved.. when you go back in there to help your friend level or to farm up Kurenai faction there he is.. back in the same cage he was in the last time you saved him. Something momentous happened.. and now I have nothing to show for it.

We’re back in a world where the zombie invasion might as well have never happened. Woo-whoo.. they found a cure. Goodbye my zombie friends.. I barely knew you.
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