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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-28

New Mystic Chicanery post: "ZAP THE DAMN BOXES" http://bit.ly/97xa5s –Warning mild language #
RT @TwistedNether: (via Felfire) "Hoist the Colours! iPhone Edition" http://bit.ly/dsAqCo Warlock iPhone backgrounds #warlock #iphone #droid #
Long ago, cameras had a leash so you wouldn't drop them. Phones now take pictures but have no leash. Phone are devolved. #
FINE: This is the word [...]

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Mimiron and Spec Fiddling

News Flash: Mimiron is still hard.

We’re taking a week off of raiding ICC to finish up our Ulduar achievements. Last night we downed Thorim, Freya and Mimiron. I have only ever done Mimiron once.. and that was me on my healer helping another guild to do hard-mode.. I’ve only seen it once.. and I don’t think we made it out of phase one.

Even with totally out-gearing the content.. Mimiron is still hard. There’s just so much happening all at once.. and 100 little different ways to die. We did kill him in the end.. but it was a close thing. I think we wiped on him ~12 times.

After that run I finally picked up my T10 helm. It’s the last piece I needed to get the 4 piece bonus. T10 for warlocks has alot of hit. Gear which I have which is best-for-dps for me also has alot of hit. This means I’ve been practically swimming in hit. I was spec’d 3/3 in Suppression and had 389 hit. Bah. That’s way too much no matter how you consider the buffs. I tried really hard to find gear to swap out the hit.. but I just couldn’t get my hands on any of it.. so I’ve come up with a new (better and more expensive) plan.

The plan:
Step 1: Respec to drop Suppression.
Step 2: Fiddle gear to get to hit cap.
Step 3: ???
Step 4: Profit.
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ZAP THE DAMN BOXES

I really hate Culling of Stratholm. It’s not the instance’s fault.. it just is what it is. I’m vaguely annoyed by the interminable standing around waiting for Arthas to finish roleplaying.. but really.. it’s the people that piss me off.

Inevitably I’ll get into CoS run up the ramp, grab the arcane thingy as 2-3 of the other people in the group go zipping past. They didn’t bother. Someone else will zap the boxes.. so they don’t need to bother. Their time is too precious.. they’ve got places to be (like up near the gate waiting for the RP event to start).

Well last week I snapped.
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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-21

New LJ post (not WoW related): "Like Productivity.. only more wordy http://bit.ly/dASEyI #sewing #myOtherFakeLife #
RT @TwistedNether: New on TNB: : Episode 80 – Whatever http://bit.ly/cXw9TS #podcast #wow #roundtable #
Beware the Ides of March. #
RT @wowcynwise: Ginger or Maryanne? #
In a heroic with a hoppy rogue.. which is kind of cute.. but would be less annoying if [...]

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DING 80… for TNB anyway

Last Friday we recorded the 80th episode of the Twisted Nether Blogcast. We had a round table.. it was fantastically fun.

On the round table we had:
Tristan from The Elitist Podcast
Typhoon Andrew from Eye of the Storm
Daewin from The Hunting Lodge
Stop from The Stoppable Force
Kim Dowd from World of Warcraft Wanderings

We covered: Masteries [...]

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Dog wipes raid

The WoW Gods hate us.

Blow #1:
We’ve been trying to do ToGC for a while. Every time we put it up we don’t have enough signups. When asked people said it was just an inconvenient time/night/something came up. So we rescheduled it to Tuesday (a normally convenient time) and said we won’t be raiding [...]

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Kinetic Bombs Suck

Ok so we’re working on the Blood Princes. The fight itself seems pretty easy. Avoid the bad stuff and hit whoever has a health bar until they all die. The thing is.. there’s ALOT of other stuff going on all at the same time to avoid. Some forces you to move away.. some stuff you to move towards.. you do the hokey-pokey.. just a lot of sensory overload.

My job Sunday night was to pop the beachballs up into the air.
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Addon:Teksloot

Teksloot is another Tekkhub addon. It slims down the loot window and adds information about who rolled what.

In the example, 4 people rolled disenchant. Mousing over the option shows you who [...]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-03-14

WARNING WARNING I have a sore throat.. We need massive quantities of Vitamin C STAT!!! #
Caffeine on US-Khaz Modan-A is recruiting healers & ranged DPS for 10s. We raid 7:30p-10:30p PST T, Th, Sun, M. Plz RT. #
/whine if we had healers we'd be in ICC right now kicking the Blood Princes teeth (at [...]

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Rotface Strategy Notes

<Caffeine> was stuck on Rotface for 6 weeks. That’s six weeks of death by goo. That’s a lot of time to faceplant on the same boss. Gave me a lot of time to read a lot of strategies.. and a lot of different things to try.

So here you go.. here’s what we learned and what’s working for us. I’m totally going to steal Fulguralis’ picture and repurpose it to my own usage.

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