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Metablogging topic today. Very quick.

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Pugging with gritted teeth

faceplantThe good part about being in a very annoying PUG that faceplants repeatedly on Faction Champions is that I got a lot of time to work on/think about how to handle the fight and more specifically the tree druid.

The pug itself was uber annoying.. no.. wait..the pug was fine.. the people running it were annoying.. I bet they were all of 18 years old.. and spend a vast amount of time making snide comments in Vent about how bad everyone else in the run was. <Sarcasm> they were -TRULY- an inspiration.. I only hope I can someday be as ROFLLEET as them.. and woo their gears were pretty.. I just wanted to stand and gaze at them in mute admiration.</Sarcasm> No wait.. I don’t.. I wanted to kick them so hard they landed on another server. /sigh.. unfortunately I attributed my animosity to PMS and took the quiet but greedy route of staying in the pug even when the asshats were pissing me off.

But anyway.. back to the helpful lessons learned.
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Gifts for Gamers

giftIt’s that time of year: Christmas/Hanuka/Quanza/Non-Denominational Giving!! So here’s a very short list of ideas for your WoW gamer.


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How I became GM of an unnamed guild.

guild_logo_sideMy guild that I’ve been in since the day that I joined WoW went BOOM about 3 weeks ago. It happened for many reasons.. let’s leave it at the fact that it happened. The outcome is that <West Kingdom> is now styled as a “Social guild” with no set raiding schedule.

I want a set raiding schedule. I want to raid. So did some others. So we pulled our main raiding toons out and formed a new guild <USSR>(Uber Super Secret Raiders). For various reasons we have only been able to do 2-3 raids since the new guild formed (though in those two raids we did see progression.. finally). During that time toons have begun to trickle away and /gquit from <USSR>. Two nights ago the GM of <USSR> promoted someone else to GM and dropped out of the guild. The ex-GM said he wants to be raiding and we weren’t getting it done so he was going elsewhere.

The new GM didn’t want to be GM and handed it over to me.

So here I am, GM of a struggling “raiding” guild with 1 tank, 2-3 healers and a smattering of DPS toons. I spent a day thinking about it.
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Druids are weird

That’s all [...]

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Addon: Multishot (Screenshot)

No, this isn’t a hunter addon.. though I suppose hunters could use it .

Multishot is a tiny little addon that automatically takes screenshots for you when certain events happen. You can open the config by hitting ESC and choosing Interface, then the Addon tab. As you can see by my [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-29

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I will [...]

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Turkey Time

cooked turkeyOn second attempt (on a different toon, at a different time) the “Turkinator” achievement isn’t as easy as it was the first time.

The first time I did the achievement on Lilac at about 1am PST. So there wasn’t -any- competition. With subsequent attempts on other toons the competition has been frustrating. Blizz needs to figure out a way for us to do stuff like this (turkey killing, egg gathering, etc) without having one person’s goal spite everyone else’s goal.*** As it is, turkey killing favors whoever has the instant spell with the longest range.
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Turkinator Lilac

Go to Elwynn.
Make a macro:

/target Wild Turkey
/cast corruption

Put this on a keybound button.

Mount up, run along the edges of the water ways (avoid the murlocks.. as a guildie mentioned.. obviously murlocs eat turkeys because no turkeys spawned near the murloc village) and slightly off the road. Anyway.. Run.. spam the macro. When you target [...]

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Addon: Recount

recountdpsRecount is a DPS meter. I’m sure there are others around.. but Recount seems to be the #1 choice.

When you install recount it will begin watching as you fight and record how much healing/damage/cleansing you/your party/your raid does.

By default on my Warlock when I’m out of combat (I hide recount when I’m in combat) I normally display the damage done screen. This screenshot is showing the total damage done (and average DPS) of our Ulduar-10 group. In this case I’m showing all the damage up to this point (including trash). Oh.. darn, look at that.. I choose a screenshot that has me on top.. I wonder why :P Note that the highest DPSer doesn’t always have the most damage done (the druid did more DPS than the rogue in the #3 spot.. but did less damage overall).
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