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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Ripsnarl’s Ghosts

In Deadmines on the fight with Ripsnarl.. where you have to quickly kill off the ghosts while the boss runs in and out of view.. how do you handle it?

I ran into a keyboard-throwing incident over the weekend where I was in a group with a shadow priest and the two of us were struggling to [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

When to break socket bonus

Gems call to me mightily. My inner OCD REALLY wants to match the socket to get the bonus. It’s like winning a little mini-game. BUT my inner mathematician knows that sometimes (most of the time) it’s better to say “Damn the Torpedoes” and just jam a red gem in everything. Sokay. Here’s [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Raiding Happiness is…

Engulfing Magic + Full Row of dots.. + 3x Shadow Embrace + Boss below 25% + Drain Soul

Twice

I grinned from ear [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Musing on Tol Barad

Last night while cooking dinner (stuffed red peppers**) I had a good chat with my fiancé about Tol Barad. Alliance on my server hasn’t held TB once this week and we’re both itching to get the raid done and anxious that it’ll flip when we can’t do the raid.

The problem is that we as [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Mindbender

I’ve finally posted my cheatsheet for Throne of Tides.

Now I know if you’re breezing through that instance it will be old news.. but I wanted to mention one boss in particular, Mindbender.. the headsucker boss. I’ve been through Throne of Tides quite a few times.. and most of the time we get to Mindbender [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Since we’re on the subject…

Bursty classes (Rogues and hunters I’m looking at you) who pipe up in Vent with “Hardie har, looket, that last 5 second long fight I hit 38k damage” .. you can all just die in a fire.

It’s cold comfort to know that I’ll probably kick your ass in the boss fight.. but SERIOUSLY stop linking the [...]

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

Petty Peeves

I should not have to log out of the game to update the armory to see if I have any little red exclamation points telling me I missed a gem or an enchant. That should be built into the game UI.

If I have reforged an item then the reforged stat should be in a different [...]

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

Six of Random

Random the first: I finally noticed that my guild got high enough (and I got enough rep with it) to buy the BoA cloaks. This is now added to my BoA gear set. I have a nice clothie set that I pass around (weapon, chest, shoulders, trinket 1, trinket 2, cloak) . Currently [...]

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

4.0.3a Rotation Notes

I know we’re on the eve of a new patch.. and everything will change.. again.. but I wanted to get my notes down.

This is only concerning spell orders. Spec, Glyphs, pet choice, stats, gemming, enchanting and consumables are covered in my Affliction Cheatsheet (which I’m in the process of updating).

Any/all comments welcome.


Affliction:
(4.0.3a) Initial [...]

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

Cataclysm Raiding First Blood

Last night my raid group downed our first raid boss of Cataclysm. Individually some of us -had- already downed the boss in Tol Barad.. but to be honest that hardly feels like a “real” raid boss.

Anyway, last night we finally downed Halfus Wyrmbreaker in Bastions of Twilight.

There’s a lot of interrupting.. and the [...]