Monday, June 27, 2011

Patch 4.2 Death Knight DPS Changes

Have you ever heard an undead creature weep? Let me tell you, it's a pathetic sound. The only thing worse is listening to the weeping of a creature that was once living, then became undead, then was killed, then was brought back again. That's right folks, it's time for 4.2: DK Nerf-a-thon 2011!

This patch has brought with it a new style in nerfing, the minimalist approach. Blizzard is attempted to piss off player bases by nerfing their classes but not in a traditional sense. Instead of huge long mathy nerfs detailing just how much you are going to suck, the new methodology is to have a few simple nerfs that are as hated as they are not understood.

Lets take a look..........

Patch 4.2 Feral Bear Changes

Patch 4.1, the RAGE of the Firelands is here upon us. All clues point to the patch dropping this Tuesday. I don't know about you, but I love patch day. Broken addons, instances not being located, and nerf QQing are in full force. Another reason I like patch day is that the world (of warcraft) hums. There is just this buzz of excitement in the air and even some old faces come out of the woodwork to say hello (then immediately QQ about broken addons).

Today I want to cover some of the changes for our furry fuzzy tanky types, so follow the jumping jump.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Raid Building 101: The Hangover

So you’ve gotten Cho’gall and Nefarian down.  Everyone is happy with their Defender of a Shattered World title.  That was great, but 4.2 is weeks/months away...... so now what?  This is something that comes up when you complete content.  The simple question your raid looks to you to answer.  What do we do now?  My answer is simple; train, refine, and prepare.  More after the jump.

PTR 4.2 Patch Notes for Paladins

Patch 4.2 is already up on the PTR and things have changed.  A new raid tier is being released and with it a lot of changes to our favorite class.  I expect a lot more to change by the time the patch goes live.  Enough sitting around wondering how mana starvation for Protection Paladins is going to be improved let's jump right into the notes!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Broadening The Horizons

Recently I decided to broaden my horizons from tanking into the other roles in the World of Warcraft. As it stands I have 5 max level toons:
  • Goreblades (Protection / Arms) Warrior
  • Founderz (Feral Tank / Feral DPS) Druid
  • Forsakndeath (Blood / Frost) Death Knight
  • Forsakenbelf (Protection / Retribution) Paladin
  • Rafikki (Restoration / Enhancement) Shaman

Of these five, only one have I played raided with on a consistant basis--my Warrior. However as more fights have been requiring only 1 tank and my usual tank-mate Gordrin (Yes, the same Gordrin who contributes here) has a healing off spec, it has been less then hinted at me that I needed to actually learn what I was doing in the DPS department.