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Archive for June, 2009

The Red-Headed Stepchild of Tanking Stats

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 Posted in Class Discussion | 1 Comment »

Block. Can't live with it, can't live without it.... Ah, no, hang on. Nobody gears for block these days, it's a wasted stat. Back in Naxxramas it was godlike, a successful block taking a healthy chunk of the incoming hit. ...

Tier 8 Bonus? Overrated

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 Posted in General, Theorycrafting | No Comments »

The protection warrior tier 8 set bonuses have cause some consternation; the 2-piece bonus which boosts the critical strike chance of Devastate by 10%. A small threat boost, but nothing huge. And then there's the 4-piece bonus: "Shield Block also grants ...

The Importance of Being Earnest

Sunday, June 14th, 2009 Posted in Healing | No Comments »

The World of Warcraft is many-faceted. It's easy to forget what the world is like outside the confines of my raiding guild - that there are many players of varied skills and social abilities. And, as I took my first steps ...

…In which Namthe admits defeat

Thursday, June 11th, 2009 Posted in General | 2 Comments »

I've documented before my utter hatred of macros, especially castsequence macros. While I have a couple of timesaving ones bound, for the most part I try to stay away from anything that restricts my choices. However, recent WWS parses have shown ...

Joining the Clique

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 Posted in Dungeons, General, Healing | 2 Comments »

Despite its title, this isn't just a post about healing. Tanks, don't skip this one over... There comes a point in every character's leveling career whereby instance levelling begins to get ever-more difficult. Not because the instances are too hard (they ...