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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Flame Leviathan take one

200px-flameleviathanLast night we formed up a 25-man and made our first attempt on Ulduar. We zoned in.. and then after a brief discussion jumped on vehicles and started banging up the place.

On my first go I ended up as the gunner on a Demolisher. It wasn’t until we were 3/4 of the way through the fight that I figured out that the blue things flying above us were “good” and although we wanted to shoot them down.. they weren’t attacking us. Up until then I’d been madly shooting them out of the sky and valiantly defending our skies.

I disliked the targeting mechanism. I just feel like I’m missing more than I should be. But other than that.. it was ok.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Nibs go blah about patch day

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    The lessons:

  • Although the patch note says “Soul Shard: This item now has a maximum count of 32 in inventory.” -really- it means “you may only own 32 shards”.. in your bags, in your bank.. whatever.
  • On the plus side, this means I just freed up ~20 slots in my bank.
  • WowMatrix is dead.. long live the Curse client. It’s not perfect.. but it’s less frustrating then updating by hand.
  • I <3 addon authors. Really honestly LOVE-THEM-TO-DEATH! Most of my addons were back in working order by the end of the night.
  • Dominos stopped doing “pink outlines on buttons” and that feature was spun out into a new addon. So I’m now also using “Inline Auras”. LOVE LOVE LOVE it (though I did have the fiddle with the colors to get them to be more obvious).
  • Pally single-taunt seems to be borked and full of fail. It didn’t work ALOT last night.

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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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.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 Spec for 3.1

afflictionlogo11Ok. So I’m finally playing with the “final” spec trees. Here’s what I came up with on my first pass: 54/0/15 +2

Most of the point feel like “Well duh, of course I need to spend points here”. But as I thought about it some more I noticed that there are a few possible quibbles:
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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Warlock Hit Rating

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

Skewed focus

flowerfocusBusy weekend.

On Sunday night my Pally, Tatia, finally hit 80. So I guess Mystic Chicanery just became a Warlock and Paladin blog again. (Don’t be frightened.. I think I’ll contain my theorycrafting to warlockery and leave the Paladin stuff to the experts)

The plan:
– Try out tanking at 80. Fiancee has helped me to acquire the “beginner” tank set.
– When 3.1 hits, dual spec Tank/Heal. Tatia becomes my swiss army knife.
– Lilac, my Warlock, remains my progression toon. (We’ll see how that goes)
– ???
– Profit
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

#Supersecretproject live

WHEEE! Finally the #supersecretproject is live. Go, consume, enjoy.

I don’t know about you all.. but I had fun. Many thanks [...]

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

The Seventeen Chapel

the-creation-of-adam-detail-of-gods-and-adams-hands-from-the-sistine-ceiling-giclee-print-c12973858Hence forth, Naxx shall be known as the Seventeen Chapel.

The setting: Starting pulls in Naxx-25 Spider wing. Tank pulled a group of big green spiders.. and then the melees butt-pulled a group of little spiders.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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AGHAST!

This morning, while fiddling with my blogroll/rss reader it came to my attention that fear.win was in neither. OMG!! I’m aghast. If I made a mistake that big how many others have I missed?

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

Wow Movie Making

This is more of a meta-Wow topic. Specifically I wanted to step through how I make and narrate a video from Wow footage. It’s not difficult.. but sometimes any basic how-to is better than wandering aimlessly in the dark.

Most recent video:

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

31 Day: Elevator Pitch

31-days-build-better-blog First off.. I was really hesitant to post this in the blog. Really, I’ve tried to keep my Warcraft blog on-topic and blogging about my blogging -feels- very off-topic. But I figure I’ll try it out. :)

So.. I will be lazily participating in ProBlogger’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Project. Hereafter referred to as “31 Days”

You asked: Ms. Nib, why do you say lazy?

I’m glad you asked. :) I don’t blog on weekends. That’s the same reason I haven’t ever officially participated in NaNoWriMo. I’m not interested in signing up to blog on weekends. So I won’t do it.. so 31 Days will be more like 31 Days minus weekends.
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