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Singing the praises of Raider101

A while back Rohan, from Blessing of Kings, started the Raider101 Wiki. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here but I’ve found it extremely helpful to me when I’m playing an alt.. or when trying to help a guildie who plays a class I don’t.

I wrote most of the Affliction Warlock wiki and will update [...]

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The tips and techniques explained here may be outdated.

Heroic Ahn’kahet sucks balls

We only got 2/4 bosses down in Heroic Ahn’Kahet: The Old Kingdom.

Hints on Boss #1: kill the big spiders or else everyone becomes immune.
Hints for Boss #2: the blood sucking is shadow damage. So Priests should do their shadow protection. Warlocks, when he phases out pop your Shadow Ward and prevent 3k of his [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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Making the numbers

WWS seems to still be borked. We’re casting about to find a new true love to munch our numbers and we’ve stumbed on WOW Meter Online.

Last night’s Void Reaver kill.

Observations:
– meets the “epeen building” portion of our number munching requirements. We can definitely tell who topped the damage meter.
– We can’t seem to find the trash.
– I’m going to go out on a limb and guess it’s written/maintained by non-english speakers.
– “Raid Analytics” is interesting.. also a little uncomfortable if you show up under the “Who idle too much as DPS”. Also.. “lower than average DPS”.. Well.. about 1/2 the DPSers should be lower than average. So I’m not entirely sure what to make of that.
– Realtime DPS graph is nice.. I just wish it’d show me what skills were contributing to that DPS at the time.
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Raid stacking 3.0.x

StackingAlmost everything is now raid wide. A couple of times I’ve corrected our Raid Leader when she started reorganizing the raids to “optimize” buffs. That said, there are still a few “party only” buffs.

Shaman: healing stream, mana spring, and mana tide
Shadow Priest: Vampiric Embrace
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Northrend Dungeon Order

5-mans:
Utgarde Keep(70-72),
The Nexus(71-73),
Azjol-Nerub(72-74),
Ahn’kahet: The Old Kingdom(73-75),
Drak’Tharon Keep(74-76),
The Violet Hold(75-77),
Gundrak(76-78),
Halls of Stone(77-79),
Halls of Lightning(80),
The Occulus(80),
CoT: Culling of Stratholm(80),
Utgarde Pinnacle(80),

10/25 man raids:
Naxxramas (80+)
Obsidian Sanctum (80+)
Vault of Archavon (80+)
Ulduar Raid (80++)
The Eye of Eternity (80++)
Icecrown Citadel [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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“SILENCE! I kill you!”

F1West Kingdom is a very friendly, vocal guild. We hang out on vent all the time. We’re constantly heckling each other.

BUT we’re busting into the raiding scene and we decided that “The Raid Leader is in charge” and if you’re not the raid leader you should stay off the vent channel unless you have questions.

I’ve found this really hard to do. I have helpful things to say.. quips to make.. heckling to do. But last night I decided I needed to get better about keeping it to myself.
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Magister’s Terrace: Vexallus

Speaking of MgT. That second boss.. Vexallus, there’s a rumor that if you’re toon is -touching- the candleabra next to the boss that the static discharge will jump from you to the candleabra. Meaning you can kill the sparks and then the boss without having to worry bout the increased arcane damage. So [...]

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The Blue Beam

Oh, just a note, it is possible for a single warlock to take the full duration of Netherspite’s blue beam. Dot him up and then use Drain Life. The added +spell allows you to get more life back than you’re losing to the increased shadow damage. Occasional heals help.

Also.. um.. be careful [...]

This post was published long before the Mists of Pandara Expansion.
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Jewelcrafting Cheatsheet

Siha on Banana Shoulders has posted a really cool Jewelcrafting cheatsheet. I’m half tempted to print it out and post it next to [...]

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Headless Horseman Strategy

By now most everyone has been through the fight and seen the mobs. It’s highly doable.. I went through with a friend and he showed us this strategy. With this.. if everyone is in position, no one get Conflagarated.

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