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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.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 [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Tol Barad

I’m fairly clueless about PVP.. but I like doing the TB Raid. Unfortunately we’re on a Horde dominated server.. and the Horde seems to hold TB 80% of the time. So I’m checking in.. what am I supposed to be doing? Am I doing it wrong?

What I’m doing now: Zone into Tol [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Fel flame and Unstable Affliction

Fel flame is an instant cast which does some damage and will add 6 seconds onto the duration of your unstable Affliction. (Idly: I wonder how that’s effected by haste.. and by added dots as a result of haste)

Unstable Affliction has a 1.5 second cast time (assuming unglyphed) so the cast time is totally equal to [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

/sadface

I’m trying to be grown up about this.** I said I wouldn’t panic until the full patch notes were published. Well.. they’re published.. and I’m kinda pulling a full /sadface.

Things that make me have a sadface:
– Fel Armor now increases the warlock’s maximum mana by 10% instead of regenerating health.
– Improved [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Musical pets

I suppose choice is good… but it’s no secret that I really love my felpuppy.

In BC we ran with our succubus because that’s what you did.
In Wrath we finally got our puppy back.
At 4.01 we were encouraged to go back to our succubus for the increased DPS. I fumed.. but I did it.
At 85 initially [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

“DI THE TANK!!!”**

Dark Intent
– Can only be cast in a party (which makes it very hard to setup power auras and to test with).
– Gives you and your target each 3% haste.
– When you (or the linked target) gets a dot/hot crit the other person gets 3% increased dot damage/healing which lasts for 7 seconds [...]

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

…and this is why my Shaman is 9

Yes. I started a shaman. About 2 days before Easter. And occasionally I’d think to myself, “I should play my shaman”..and I’d choose her in the login screen.

“Aww.. bunny ears.. those are so cute.” Then I’d log in..
Continue reading …and this is why my Shaman is 9

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

Reputation order

Could-a Should-a Would-a. Hindsight is 20-20.

Having finished with most of my faction leveling.. I can now say that the order in which I Championed Factions was utterly and totally wrong.

I need:
Hyjal – Revered
Tol Barad – Exalted
Therazane – Exalted
Wildhammer – Exalted
Ramkahen – Exalted
Earthen Ring – Exalted

What I did:
– Level through Vashj’ir, Deepholm, Uldum, Twilight Highlands. [...]