May 08

…it’s like Barrens Chat, only with more lol.
Go! Read!
Excerpt:
[theLichKing]: I was thinking. How much trouble do you think it would be to have a thermostat installed in the Throne Room?
[Kel'Thuz4d]: …
[Kel'Thuz4d]: y?
[theLichKing]: It’s really really cold in here.
[theLichKing]: I’m Lord of the Scourge. I think I should get a thermostat.
[Kel'Thuz4d]: [...]

May 08

Llanion, aka Bob, of Mooonfire!, has posted Ten More Commandments for the Melee DPS.
I:
Thou shalt not stand in the fire, nor the void zone, nor the shadow fissure, nor in front of a cleaving mob, nor shalt thou fight in the slime or, yea, in the locust swarm, unto the seventh wipe.
Gold. Check it out!

May 08

A lot of Holy paladins dally with Ret when they’re not busy raiding, and with good reason: Ret has never been more fun, dynamic, interesting or well-balanced.
However, for the dedicated Holy paladin, Ret is quite a shift in approach, gearing, playstyle, the works. It takes a while to learn your way around this very different, [...]

May 08

I don’t generally watch a lot of machinima, but this one’s just amazing. A professional animator has used the WoW models, textures and scenery to create a very cool little story – and one hell of a fight scene. It’s called ‘The Craft of War: BLIND’ by Percula.
Watch it via the embed if you wish:
The [...]

May 08

Come on, someone other than me has to remember Geek Code, that mysterious string of alphanumerics featuring prominently in the .sig files of old-school internet geeks a decade and more ago?
Well – and I’m only surprised this hadn’t happened sooner – Typhoon Andrew has come up with a WoW version, a quick and easy way [...]

May 08

A few links wot I recommend:
Josh of Eye For An Eye has posted an excellent guide to playing Retribution in Wrath – for those of you planning on picking up PvE Ret as your second spec, this is pretty much invaluable, especially if your last experience with Ret was back before Molten Core like mine [...]

May 08

I got an email about this from David, the site owner, a couple of weeks ago, and I haven’t blogged about it yet due to the deluge of 3.0.2-related posts and playtime. Thanks for the headsup, David!
TalentChic is very interesting; it looks at armory data to determine the most popular specific spec choices for each [...]

May 08

I just wanted to take a moment to recommend a new blog on the scene, Hunters Rhok, by regular commenter – and much-valued guildy – Phyllixia. Phyl’s a great player and loves doing absurdly challenging things in-game, like soloing things that were never meant to be soloed. She’s a few posts in now, and her [...]

May 08

I’m out of town visiting family for a few days – I do have internet access, so I’ll be around to reply to comments and chat if anyone needs to get hold of me, but don’t expect any major posts from me in the next two or three days.
In the meantime, a piece of news [...]

May 08

Blizzard have announced that as of Patch 3.0.2, raid buffs will synergize very differently, to make raid rosters more versatile.
Rather than write a guide to it myself, I’ll just direct you to Dwarf Priest’s excellent post, which even includes a handy-dandy visual guide to raid buffs and who provides them.