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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Raiding 101: AGGRO!

aggro_i_has_it_sWe have new players coming up in the world.. and for the most part they’ve solo’d their way to 80.. and now they’re starting into raids.. so I wanted to run through the basics of Aggro (and maybe more to follow). If you already know it all.. move along, this topic isn’t for you.

Aggro is a measure of how much a mob hates you (aggression)
An Aggro Table is a mob’s list of who it hates and how much it hates them.
In most cases, the Aggro Table governs who the mob will attack.
If the mob knows you exist, and the mob is aggressive to you, then you are probably somewhere on its aggro table.

MOST OF THE TIME the mob will hate the TANK the most. That’s not always true.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Summer can suck it

It’s the middle of summer and the patch rumbles in the distance like a lazy summer thunderstorm. It threatens all your skills, talents, addons, innovations. It’s all up in the air.. any day now the game will change completely.. and you just can’t bring yourself to spend time on something that could go poof like [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

People not just Players (Alliance/Khaz Modan)

Lilac I Want You_1My guild is recruiting.. but be sure to read the message. Don’t just skim.. or read it part way. Read the whole thing. If you’re still interested.. we’re on Alliance-side Khaz Modan (medium pop, alliance heavy PVE server) and run primarily on West Coast time.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Big Sky Country

So.

I’m back. Bet you didn’t even miss me :) Well.. I left filler posts while I was gone. Hodir hints.. and all about Jong. But I’m back now.

I want to write.. I have the urge.. unfortunately I’ve spent all of 5 minutes in game since I got back. So you get vaguely Wow-related content. I guess it’s better than nothing.

Where was I? Oh.. Well.. a few months ago my Mom called.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Hodir Strategy Notes

– Turn on your in-game sound. He has two skills that you can time based on the audio “Winds of the North” and “AUGHGHGGHHH”.
– When he says “Winds of the north”. You look around and find the large runes. Move towards them but not on them until after the ice falls [...]

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

In Jong We Trust

jongHe went away.. and I was sad because… well first because he was gone.. and second because I’d never mentioned him to you (my dear friends and readers).

Then he came back.. and I won’t make the same mistake twice.

Go read and discover the treasure that is Jong. He makes me LOL.. long time.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Wintergrasp Open Battleground

From official forums via MMO-Champion:

Players that queue for the Wintergrasp battle and are selected to join will be placed into raid groups upon entering the zone. These raid groups will function similarly to the battleground raid groups with a few exceptions. Players can leave it at any time, the leader can issue invites, etc. The only restriction is that if a player leaves Wintergrasp while the battle is active, they will be removed from the raid (to make room for the player that will take their place).

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

Whinging about pugs

bart-simpson-eat-my-shortsI figure any VoA pug, especially a 25-man pug has ~3 wipes before it’ll go through. My warlock is off-and-on attempting to get the PVP head piece which would -still- be an upgrade (even though she does now have a purple head piece). So occasionally, when I notice Wintergrasp is about to start I will pop in.

Afterwards I’ll stick around if I’m not saved and try to get into a VoA. Well after spending 2.5 seconds thinking about it, it occurred to me that my warlock has already gotten the two tier pieces she wants off of Emalon.. and really, I should be running VoA on Tatia, my Pally. So after I got into the raid and the raid leader was calling for healers, I volunteered to switch over and heal on my Pally.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

*whimper*

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

Faking It

fake-orgasms-demotivational-poster-1234911437I spotted a comment on Blessing of Kings:

[in part, Kris wrote:]
…its impossible to do a 25 man Naxx pug if they all require you to be 25 man Naxx geared in the first place. Seems odd to me.

[in part, periodic responded:]
…Having an achievement faking addon helps sometimes too.

I gaped at that for a while. Maybe I’m just naive.. but it never occured to me that someone might want to fake an achievement.
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