Category: News and Opinion

Let me first apologise for the lack of posts these past couple of weeks. I have been absolutely swamped with work but am trying to get back on track. So to the post… yes it’s coming. The nerfbat is on its way. It hastens towards the first tier of Cataclysm raiding at an alarming rate. Check out the blue posts [...]

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Call to Arms

I was not going to write about the new Call to Arms announcements on Top Rosters since it is not that relevant for players who are currently raiding. However there has been so much heated debate over the past few days that I cannot resist giving my two cents. For anyone who has been hiding under a rock for the [...]

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ICC Debuff for Cataclysm!

I want to post a more discussion(y) topic today. I was pondering the recent implosion of many endgame guilds today and was wondering whether an ICC style debuff could have prevented it. By ICC style debuff I am referring to the gradual nerfing of Icecrown Citadel over time by the buff that increased all health, healing and damage done by [...]

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Why is Gold Important for the Raider?

Gold is a difficult subject to write about when you are by no means an auction house expert. Yet it is essential for every raider. Cataclysm seems to have increased the depths of everyone’s pockets but there is still some pressure on the purse strings if you raid a lot. If you are not currently raiding or you are only [...]

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Complaining About a Guild Member 101

Last time we covered how to impress guildies during your trial. This time I want to discuss how to go about complaining about one of them. This is a difficult subject to broach with an officer or guild master and needs to be undertaken in a particular manner in order to avoid drama and backlash. We have all been in [...]

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Tunnel Vision: How to Avoid it

Definition: “Visual impairment involving a loss of peripheral vision” We have all been there. The boss it at 10% and you are dps-ing like a madman. You feel in the zone and your heart is pumping fast. Your hands are starting to get clammy as a consequence of the nerves and the lightning speed that your fingers are hammering the [...]

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Blogs Support Japan

Completely off topic but infinitely more important than the focus of this blog so please read. As most of you will be aware Japan has recently suffered a huge earthquake and accompanying tsunami which has devastated a huge portion of the east coast of the country. The death toll and number of missing are constantly rising but at the time [...]

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Account Wide Achievements

Blizzard has previously hinted at bringing in account wide achievements but have never set a date or given details so far as I know. I really think it would be an extremely useful feature. I used to hate trying to join a pug ICC raid on my paladin which didn’t have any heroic mode kills. The raid leader would always [...]

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The Difficulty of Transferring Realms

If you apply to a guild as a cross realm applicant be aware of the extra hurdles that you face. Whilst it often impresses a guild that you are prepared to spend money to join their guild, there are some drawbacks. For starters you are leaving all of the people that you know. This may seem obvious but the implications [...]

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Ghostcrawler Developer Blog: Raid Progress

Ghostcrawler posted a very interesting article on the current state of raid progression today. Some of you may have read it on his developers’ blog but I will post it here incase you have not. (Original source) We addressed our views on dungeon difficulty several weeks ago, and in the interim many players have asked for us to comment on [...]

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