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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Through a keyhole darkly

keyholeWhile listening to Rawrcast I heard Stomp say that she’s “grinding exalted with the running circles in Dalaran boss”. I’m aware of that boss. I know of people who do that.. they hang out in Dalaran waiting for someone to pick them up from LFG so they can “have fun”. Later in the show Hafrot mentioned that he’s grinding Rep with Zandalar.. and Stomp responded that she “didn’t have time for that”.

Wait a minute. Step back. Stomp’s running circles in Dalaran.. and doesn’t have time for other rep grinding. Really? What’s going on here?
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Getting in touch with my inner druid

treeformMy baby druid is now level 56. I keep hoping the more I play her that I’ll come up with a compelling reason to level her. I think at this point I’m leveling her because I want to fly like a birdie.. and because I’m fascinated by the -idea- of a druid.

I like the concept of changing my physical shape to fit the circumstances. I like being a white/pink kitty. I love popping into cheetah form to sprint that last couple of feet to catch the boat. Even the evil demon seal form is useful at time. BUT I don’t enjoy druid combat.

Because I’m leveling I’ve spec’d kitty dps. The theory is, if things go bad and I’m kitty dps I can root whatever I’m fighting, back up a few paces, pop out to night elf form and heal myself and then get back into the fight. If I were leveling balance then I wouldn’t have that spare mana. It’s a good theory.. but unfortunately I just don’t like the methods of cat 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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-15

Sad to report I found another reason to use WowJackass.com. RL Ninja'd tailoring patterns from PUG. #
RT @AzerothUnited Hearts, Hands and Voices Kickoff Podcast! http://bit.ly/2UEoWP #
Hmm Green Hills of Strangle bag sell for 20-50s on Ally AH.. and 1.5-2g on Goblin AH. Wonder if it'd be worthwhile to "flip" them. #
Goblin to baby mage: [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Musings about the Faction Champions AI

First, go read this: Faction Champions AI Behavior: A Definitive Analysis

Now if you read that, either a) you’re bored because you’d already read it or b) you’re intrigued about what it implies for your class and hope the conclusions there are based on solid testing and anxious to put them to the test.
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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

The Little Things

little_thingsThere are 1,001 HUGE things the Blizz could implement. I get dazzled just thinking about things like Guild Housing, Path of the Titans, Guild leveling and such. But sometimes.. I wish they’d just implement some little things from my want list. They’re not huge.. they’re just.. missing.. and annoying.
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This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Something Strange in Stranglethorn

Stranglethorn ValeRemember back.. during Blizzcon.. when all the changes were announced? They never mentioned Stranglethorn. Not once. I assumed that’s because it was on the other continent from where Deathwing was coming up out of the ground that he just kind of missed it.

Remember back.. shortly after Blizzcon.. when the Dev’s talked about which zones were being touched.. and how severe the changes were? Again, they never mentioned Stranglethorn. I figured that much like Silithus it was “good enough to leave it as it is”.
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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

How to Gem via Flowchart: Affliction Warlock Edition

I stumbled across this flowchart at Righteous Defense and I thought it was brilliant and had to copy the idea for myself.

Flowchart made at flowchart.com

A lot of this is boiled down from info posted on [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

“You are standing in an Inn”

dungeons-and-dragons-rulebook-closeupOnce upon a time I played D&D (it was in college.. everyone was doing it). I think I played a ranger. I like bows and shooting things from range. I think I was terribad at it. Pretty much I played with a group who would look at me and say “Roll a D20″ and I’d roll and then look at them and say “I got a 7, is that good”? Mostly I was there for the story telling. Honestly I could almost have played the game without die.

Anyway we started our adventures in an Inn. We wandered around the country doing odd jobs and hearing hints of evil plots. Every once in a while we’d stumble on corrupted church that needed to be cleared out.. or a simple maiden who’d been kidnapped by banshees and spirited away to their banshee lair. It was a good simple time.
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-08

When your hobby starts to feel like work it's time to re-examine your hobby. #
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From the side-lines (ie fiancee is playing it, not me) Borderlands looks like a violent comic book with little plot [...]

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True Conversation

Pugger #1: Wow, you don’t see dwarf priests much anymore.
Me: Yeah, especially with paid race change going live.
Pugger #2: (the dwarf priest) Yeah, I chose dwarf priest back when we needed fear ward for old Ony.
Pugger #2: (after a few seconds) Wait.. I can change my race?
Me: /facepalm

/sigh
It’s on like every blog from here to Sunday.. [...]