Archive for PuG

You must have 5k+ GS to read this post!!!

Posted in Raid Leading, Tanking with tags , , , , on January 5, 2010 by Wiredude

We’ve all seen it.  LFM (insert here) must have #### GS… Is anyone besides me sort of tired of it?

It’s pretty amazing how fast a mod can all but take over the game when you really think about it.  I first started hearing about GearScore a few months ago, but at least on my server I didn’t really start noticing it in the [Trade] and [LFG] channels until the last month or 2.  Now, almost anytime you see anyone looking for more for a raid, you seen a Gearscore req posted along with it.  I’m even starting to see it in guild recruitment posts.  Honestly, I’m sort of tired of it, but at the same time I totally understand.

Just remember you have to have at least a 5K GearScore to keep reading this 😛 !

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The Random Dungeon Tool and You (tankishly)

Posted in General, Tanking with tags , , , on December 28, 2009 by Wiredude

Perhaps the most talked about new feature of patch 3.3 (aside from of course Icecrown Citadel) has to be the new Random Dungeon tool. And with good reason. I think it’s impact will be much, much larger than was expected, and it may have some repercussions that will change the face of the game forever.

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The things we don’t realize we know.

Posted in General with tags , on November 23, 2009 by Wiredude

It’s been said that ignorance is bliss, and sometimes I really do thing that’s the case. I’ve watched my wife play WoW, and it’s really been sort of eye-opening. She just happily runs along, occasionally off a cliff, or sometimes directly into a pack of mobs that all but insta-kill her toon. And she really doesn’t care. Now, as she’s in Northrend, and repair bills are a little bit more, she’s somewhat more cautious, but still, much more carefree than I have ever played. She just has a good time, and if she dies, Oh well. She’s not terribly concerned if she’s doing the most effective DPS rotation she can, or anything like that, if the bad guys are dying fast enough that they don’t kill her and her pet, she’s quite happy. She doesn’t worry about all the little details, or anything like that, she just goes out and has fun. And it’s not as if she stays at stuff easily within her level. She quite often tries to solo things that are a bit higher than she probably should attempt, and honestly, has a pretty good success rate, or at least she usually won’t give up until she’s succeeded. For lack of a better way to say it, it’s often just refreshing and enjoyable to watch the semi-care-free way she plays, instead of the more analytical approach I’m much more used to playing with.

* I should mention that we currently only have one computer in my house, so I cannot actually help my wife run content with one of my toons, I can only sit and watch, and give advice.*

However, with her coming over into Northrend now, she’s finally into the level range where she can really begin doing group runs, as she’s no longer in the mostly abandoned areas of the old world, or Outlands. And all I have to say is “Wow!”

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New Tank PuG Hell

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 20, 2009 by Wiredude

So I’m working on my freshly 80 tank, and trying to run 5-mans, but right now there seem to never be more than 2 other guildies on. Maybe someone changed the rules of math on me when I wasn’t looking but as far as I know 3 < 5, and not everyone in the guild is 80, or wants to do what I’m doing.   Not saying that I need to have runs all in guild, I’m past that point in my gaming career, I can PuG and not feel bad about it, however being as my tank is a warrior, and theres OMG BADGES! to be had in heroics now, no one wants to have a learning tank, much less a warrior one. Now I could just not tell people I’m new as a tank. I could do that, but the 24k health thing kinda gives it away. I mean I’m otherwise alright, my def is up over 540 now, in fact over 550 atm I think, and you only really need 535 for heroics anyhow.  I still need the shotgun, and the trinket out of HoL, and I’ll be able to get the gun tonight, I finished gathering up mats last night, just gotta find an engineer. I should be able to swap out a few +Def gems for +Stam ones, and that will probably help. But here’s what I don’t get, people have absolutely no patience. Continue reading