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“Remember the Sunwell”

“Ten thousand years before the orcs and humans clashed in their First War, the world of Azeroth cradled only one massive continent, surrounded by the sea. That landmass, known as Kalimdor, was home to a number of disparate races and creatures, all vying for survival amongst the savage elements of the waking world. At the dark continent’s center was a…

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What a Paladin is

When I choose “paladin” I wasn’t actually thinking “hmm I’d like to be a melee healer with no ability to use ranged attacks”. I was thinking of an ideal. Ideally I believe Blizzard is tweaking/buffing/nerfing Paladins to get them to fit an ideal. My ideal: A Paladin aspires to be a knight. That is she embodies the knightly virtues. Temperance,…

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Busting up the Holy Trinity (AKA: What a Paladin isn’t)

In case you’re not a Paladin (or have been living under a rock), the forums are all a-broil with foaming and gnashing over the changes currently on the PTR. Paladin changes detailed here: Paladin PTR Notes for 2.1 AFAICT, there is an agreed-upon-by-all MMORPG trinity of “required” classes for instances (or even just big fights). Healers, DPSers, Tanks. In the…

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Kitty

Grimr, who reads this blog but doesn’t comment on it (the lazy slacker), mentioned last night on Vent that the “orange tiger mount” was a rare drop from a level 60 instance. Dropped by High Priest Thekal in Zul’Gurub (NE Stranglethorn Vale, Eastern Kingdoms) [item]Swift Zulian Tiger[/item] With a 0.50% drop rate.. and 20 people in the instance.. it looks…

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Management Principles and World of Warcraft

I studied Management. In fact I have a degree in it (shhh, don’t tell my boss. I’m pretending to be a simple Software Engineer. If my manager finds out I have a double degree in Computer Science and Management he’ll start trying to make me into a manager or something). I did the dance for 4 years and came to…

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Undocumented flightplans

So last night I hopped a bird from Stormwind to Southshore.. about half way there I realized that I had a quest to turn in (and another one to pickup) in Ironforge. I kicked myself since I was going to be flying right over Ironforge.. and now I’d have to pay to come back. Then I wondered “hey, what happens…

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Aggro Management

A while back I spotted this link on Peter’s Blog AGGRO MANAGEMENT – TEAMWORK, ASSISTS, HEALING, AND TANKING Somehow when you get into an instance everyone expect you already know this stuff. I suppose it’s because there’s a higher number of people running the instance for the 100th time than people running it for the first time. Even then, no…

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Sprite Darter Hatchling Quest

Placing this here for future reference: Sprite Darter Hatchling Quest Guide The only issue I have is that the creature seems to buzz around your ankles. Very annoying. If it flies I want it up around shoulder.. or at least hip level. I had the same problem with the moths.. they have wings.. they shouldn’t scurry around at my ankles.…

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Commerce

Once upon a time I had two characters in World of Warcraft. Tikataka was slowly gaining levels and would send all of her extra loot to Freya, a bank toon parked in Ironforge. As Tikataka gained in levels the loot got better and generated bigger sales on the Auction House. Additionally, Tikataka was a leatherworker and was seeing modest profits…

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Confused about Shield Spikes

Confuzeled. [item]Iron Shield Spike[/item] Requires Blacksmithing (150) Use: Attaches an Iron Spike to your shield that deals damage every time you block with it. Charges: 1 (Expendable) 3 sec cast Sells for 2 Silver 50 Copper to vendors Item Level 30 Source: Recipe So.. “Item Level 30” does that mean I have to be 30 before I can use it..…

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