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…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 ...

A Professional Professional?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 Posted in General, Healing | 1 Comment »

For the first time in approximately forever, I find myself missing a raid because I had to stay in the office late. And while I'm disappointed with that (especially as my girlfriend is sitting close by healing on that self-same ...

A Sense of Entitlement

Friday, May 22nd, 2009 Posted in General, Rants | 1 Comment »

It's happening more and more, and I can't help but be irritated by it as time goes on. I'm in the Ironforge Auction House, or in Dalaran running errands, and before too long, I get a whisper: "hey m8, wanna run ...

Cool down!

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 Posted in General | No Comments »

Recently I've been taking two tanking specs to Ulduar - the good, ol' Deep Wounds threat spec, and a new and shiny spec - Cooldown spec. When paired with the Glyph of Shield Wall and Glyph of Last Stand, it ...

Violence-free Gold, Fast.

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 Posted in General | 2 Comments »

For a long time, protection warriors had to struggle with not being able to kill things quickly, as did healers. Nowadays dual-spec has reduced the problems of grinding, as has the buff to prot DPS. But there are still going ...

Player versus… Ally?

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 Posted in General | 3 Comments »

Ahhh, Childrens' Week! I don't know why, but it's one of my favourite holidays. Probably because the activities revolve around a small storyline and have a definite linear conclusion, unlike the "drink yourself stupid" activities of Brewfest or the "Why ...

I am not the world. Neither are you.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 Posted in General, Rants | 1 Comment »

There is so much complaining going around, stating that the point of the game has been lost with its challenge. It's true that you can't please all of the player base all of the time, and I think sometimes a lot ...

Is this what the End of the World looks like?

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 Posted in General, Wrath of the Lich King | 1 Comment »

It's quiet. Too quiet. I've been far too busy to play much outside of raids recently, but what I have seen saddens me. We're done with PvE content. There's nothing left to do, and boredom is creeping in, so while I'd ...

Add-offs

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009 Posted in General | 2 Comments »

Blizzard have finally decided to post an Acceptable Use Policy for addons. To be perfectly honest, I'm amazed that it has taken this long for it to happen. To be perfectly honest, I don't disagree with the vast majority of the ...