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This is the Icesnake.
Today I bring you Deadly Boss Mods. If you are planning to raid, you need Deadly Boss Mods. If you have never raided before, Deadly Boss Mods (also known as DBM) will help you to look a little less like a noob.
DBM will help you know when to take action in boss fights, to keep you and your fellow raiders alive. If you use LFR, you should be using DBM.…
Segment 52: Deadly Boss Mods
So now you’re raiding, or at least running instances. It doesn’t matter if you’re raiding old “vanilla WoW” dungeons or Baradin Hold, or anywhere in between; you want to do the best you can, whether you are the tank, a healer, or DPS. That means you need situational awareness, because while a mage doing the safety dance in Naxxramas may be low on the DPS charts, a dead mage is …
Those of you who listen to the podcast know all about my deep concern for the state of the game, but today my concern has reached a whole new level. Lately, I’ve been seeing great and dedicated players and friends quit the game left and right (5 of my good friends have quit the game and from what I’ve been hearing it seems like more are following), an overload of negative comments on the blogosphere …
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In the Wowphiles podcast #54, Modem mentioned three add-ons to help us archeologists, but they didn’t get linked in the show notes, so here’s where you can get them:
Archy (pronounced like the perennial comic book teenager, “Archie”) is an assistant for Archaeologists that want information at their finger tips.
Segment 42: Add-ons for Warriors
Warriors fall into that World of Warcraft category that can either tank or DPS; with that in mind, we’ll look at a few add-ons that lend themselves to these roles.
First up is TidyThreat, which is a plug-in for TidyPlates. TidyPlates modifies the nameplates you see over the heads of mobs, and TidyThreat makes it instantly clear, using color bars, which mobs are loose, which have aggro on …
I’m continuing my series of posts where I compile resources for players looking for the best gear to have in order to start raiding in Cataclysm.
Below are some of the better gear lists I have found so far. I’ll keep updating this list as new resources become available.
Death Knight Cataclysm Pre-Raid Gear List (2-Hand Weapon)
Cataclysm has only been out for a week and I’ve come to the conclusion that the level cap should have been set at 90 instead of 85.
Let’s ignore the Paladin named Forscience who went from 80 to 85 in just over five hours. He doesn’t count because inevitably someone always gets the first level capped character with help from friends and mob tagging.
We will also ignore the people who played endlessly and reached …
To add to my series of compilation posts for Cataclysm Pre-Raid gear guides and shopping lists, I’ve found a couple resources for tanks. I lumped the plate wearing tanks together. Death Knights: the first link has some information on 2-Handed weapons for you.
Below are some great resources for tanks. I’ll update this list as more become available.
Death Knights, Paladins, Warriors
Since there was a request for the words to my little poem at the beginning of WoWphiles Podcast #50, I decided to post them here for everyone.
Twas the night before Cataclysm when all through the land,
Not a creature was stirring, not even the Cult of the Damned.
In the shadows the Burning Legion prepared,
In hopes that a great dragon soon would be there.
Varian Wrynn had just gotten settled down …
One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of an expansion is search item databases and find out what is the best gear for my character to have in order to successfully start raiding. Yes, I truly am a nerd like that.
I’m sure I will do the same this expansion for my characters, but in addition I’m compiling resources for all classes and specs to help you all get prepared for Cataclysm …
I tried to log in to World of Warcraft this evening to get back to leveling my Priest only to find a 150mb download waiting for me.
It seems that Blizzard is giving us the patch again because there were some problems with people receiving it the first time. I must say, I love that Blizzard gives us content patches, but as someone who has a slow internet connection I can’t help but QQ a …
Daetur on the MMO-Champion Forums created an entry titled “What Wrath players need to know to not suck at Cata!” I found some good information in what he said, though I think it is less about sucking and more about getting back to the fundamentals of group play.
I’ve pulled out some of the key points from what Daetur said and I’ve added my own opinions here as well. Since I have been running a …
Here is a map of the new Stormwind with locations of some NPC’s that you will need to get you started finding your way around town.
Thanks to Frostnut for putting this together for us. He’s giving the Alliance some love.
Yellow Star: Auction House
Purple Diamond: Bank
Orange Square: Flight Masters and Trainers
Red Triangle: Cooking/Fishing Dailies
White Triangle: Valor and Justice Point Gear Vendors
Red Star: Battle Masters
Blue Hexagon: Guild Vendor…
Getting around Orgrimmar since The Shattering can be a little confusing at first. I wandered around aimlessly in search of NPC’s like the Flight Master, Justice Point Vendors, Bankers, Auctioneers, etc.
Since I searched and searched but couldn’t find any maps online that told me where to find the NPC’s in Orgrimmar that I was looking for, I’ve created a labeled starter map to help you find some of these key NPC’s in Orgrimmar right …
We’ve known that this day would come. The day when Deathwing would rise from the earth, shattering it, causing cracks and tidal waves that will change the landscape of Azeroth forever.
How do you feel now that this day is about to arrive? For the most part I’ve been excited about the shattering and the changes that World of Warcraft is about to go through. It’s going to almost feel like a new game for …
This week we’ll take a look at add-ons meant specifically for that most versatile of classes, the druids. You really need to look at the blog to get the full benefit of this segment; everything I talk about here is linked in the blog. Be sure, before you try out any add-on, that it has been updated to at least WoW version 4.0.1
Any discussion of druid add-ons must start …
We are starting to get some more information regarding The Shattering event that is going to rock Azeroth. Unfortunately we don’t have any specific date but it has to be very soon.
As of this coming Tuesday we will be 5 weeks away from the release of Cataclysm. Blizzard is going to want to give us enough time to experience The Shattering before the Cataclysm release. In my estimation 3 weeks would be the minimum …
As I write this, it has now been almost a week since patch 4.0.1 went live. Anyone who has been through a major World of Warcraft patch before knows that this means instability, numerous server restarts and mini-patches, and broken add-ons for several days. For add-ons, it can be even longer, depending on how complex the changes are, and if the add-on developers are still maintaining their products. In this segment, …
During the Quests and Lore panel at BlizzCon we heard that, “If you see Deathwing he will kill you”. It looks like that will hold true with information regarding the Cataclysm world event that was recently announced in a blue post. And let me just say, I am incredibly excited for this.
I am still holding to my hopes that there are some interactive events leading up to Cataclysm along with The Shattering, but with …
Reports are swirling around the internet about the December 7 release date is now being formally announced by Blizzard as the official release date for Cataclysm.
Normally, I don’t like to toot my own horn, well maybe sometimes, but I try not to make a habit of it. Anyway, I looked at the calendar and followed my instincts, which led me to believe that December 7 would be the release date. Since then all sorts …