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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Blizzcon Blitz

OMG, it’s nearly Blizzcon. 8 days and counting. I’m super excited. Here’s what I wrote last year with this years comments added in red:

What I learned at Blizzcon

In no particular order:

- Wear comfortable shoes.
Shoes, check.

- Carry a bottle of water. Water is expensive at the con and LA water tastes nasty.
Water, check.

- [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Heals that make you go HMMMM…

paladin_healing“Run Heroics” they said.. “Get epic loots from badges” they said… Well… they also said “Can anyone heal? We can’t run this without a healer. How about a Tank? LF Tank/Heals then G2G” *sigh* So after standing around Dalaran for a LONG while and hearing the lamentations of my guildies I decided that even though I REALLY REALLY want badges on Lilac, my warlock… running something was better than NOT running something.. so I played Tatia most of the weekend.

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Eenie Meanie Miney Moe

Benchwarmer SmurfSo.. you’re the raid leader.. it’s 15 minutes to raid time.. you have 15 people signed up for a 10 man raid how do you decide who to bench?
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Nib’s Post-Patch To-Do List

To-Do:

(Done) Finish the Oracle/Wolvar orphan quest. No telling how long these quests will be around and I’d hate to miss getting the orphan. I’ve finished this on Lilac my Warlock.. I’m tempted to finish it on Tatia my Paladin.. but really Lilac is the only toon where I’ve tried to get as many mounts/pets [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

The Parable of the Ham

hamonboardA child stood and watched her mother prepare the annual holiday ham. The mother carefully cut each end off the ham before placing it in the pan. The child asked, “Mother, why do you always cut the ends off the ham?” The mother replied, “Well, that’s the way my mother always did it.”

So, the child called her grandmother and asked, “Grandma, why do you always cut the ends off the ham?” The grandmother replied, “because that’s the way my mother always did it.”

Finally, the child called her great-grandmother and asked, “Great-Grandma, why did you always cut the ends off the ham?”

The great-grandmother replied, “Because the ham was way too big to fit in my small baking pan!!”

Sometimes in raiding you end up cutting the ends off the ham for no other reason than because you’ve always done it that way. Or, better yet.. because that’s what the Tankspot/YouTube video showed.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Outlook: High Chance of Patches

Let’s say there’s a 90% chance that 3.2 patch will hit tomorrow. Are you ready?

I’m not.. I’m never ready for patches. [...]