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ZG is for more than seven

ZG is for more than seven

So we hit ZG on Friday, yep I strapped my boots back on and gave the game 5 hours of my life.

1st observation:
Empty your bags. We had to hearth to make space. All the rep and quest tokens build up before you know it.

2nd observation:
This place is made for a large crew. (more…)

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I was mowing the lawn on the weekend when it occurred to me that people rarely notice a mown lawn, but they notice an overgrown one.

Then it occurred to me
As it is in real life it is in WoW.


  • When a tank is hitting all the right buttons at the right time, you don’t notice. You just pew pew away without a care in the world.

When the tank doesn’t know or use the right rotations, or hits the wrong buttons or wrong skills you get plenty of time to notice on the ghost run… (more…)

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So what happened to the Kara whinge post?

So what happened to the Kara whinge post?

Did you miss it this week?

OK, here goes….

I didn’t play WoW this weekend, so no Kara for me ;-(

There you go, short and sweet!

I hear my Mates did pretty well though with only Netherspite and Prince left standing, and they tried to teach Prince a lesson a few times.  I would like to think I would have made the difference, but then that’s because this little Gnome has an ego the size of a tanking Druid’s butt.

It was Father’s Day

So no, I gave my weekend over to my family, Father’s day and all.. no touchy the puter daddy… (more…)

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Yep, I have nothing to contribute on this topic myself, but I have been (and will be) spending a bit of time reading and rereading this excellent post by The Dwarf Priest on raid stacking.

This was brought to my attention by Siha at Banana Shoulders.

That’s it!

Just a community service announcement for those of you that don’t read Priest or Paladin blogs, but are interested in raid stacking.

Go… Shoo, go read other people’s blogs…

Gnomer and Out!

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No, for once I am not talking about the PCBH (Post Curator Black Hole), although I believe my friends got hit with that again on Friday (I think this time because Tree Hugger Dave was ASATK – Asleep at the Keyboard).

No, this time it was Pre-Kara Black Hole for me.

What’s worse, wiping on Prince: (more…)

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword…

The Pen is Mightier than the Sword…

A Picture tells a 1,000 words…

So how many puncture wounds does this picture reveal? (more…)

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Looking for good time Kara

Well there is some good news… No PCBH (Post Curator Black Hole) this week!

I can hardly believe it, but it is true.

We even got Prince down, and the rogue got his T4 Helm that he has been dreaming about since we entered Kara (which feels like a long time ago – which it was)

Ranged position for Prince as described by Fireball Spam

Ranged position for Prince as described by Fireball Spam

So, it must have been a good run right?


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Well Friday night was another average Kara run.

For one thing the Olympics opening ceremony was on, and everyone was slightly distracted, especially my wife.  Hang on, she doesn’t play…. but she does pull my strings, so I had lots of AFK moments while she dragged me back into the living room.  I didn’t see anything interesting, always missing what she was excited about – which didn’t make her happy (at all).

Still we had a pretty good group, including a hunter that was sharing top billing on the damage meters with the rogue & I.  Unfortunately he was one of those eager to share stats… frequently, as well as introduce us to his raft of “chatty mods” – those ones that spam raid channel.

The tank has him on ignore (more…)

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Voted for a new Polymorph yet? >>

What I learned from last weeks WWS report

I was just having a look at last weeks WWS, and I noted something interesting… to me anyway.

#1 DPS… sorry my big Rogue friend.. although next week it is likely to be the reverse, and at lesss that 1% difference each week.. who cares.
#10/13 on Damage in – but then the presence of the other 3 varied from 17% to 53%, so in reality I took the least damage.
#12/13 on Heals, once again bottom of the list…

So what can we deduce from this.
1. I put out a metric truckload of damage.
2. I die before I can get heals, and the amount of HP I have mean I don’t even trouble the incoming damage on the meters

(Actually, I had about the average number of deaths, and less that half of new priest, and “Dave the Tree Hugger” had half as many deaths again as me…. mmmm 2 more reasons I was low on the incoming heals…. Must look after those healing types)

Ohhh.. in other news, the price on turtles is dropping on our realm…

Gnomer & Out!

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Post Curator Black Hole

I have discovered this black hole after the Curator in Kara, and I am wondering whether to report it to Blizzard.


  • Raid one-shots Curator.
  • Divides loots
  • Moves on to next trash.
  • Mmmm player X (and maybe Y) have disconnected.
  • Let’s give them 5 minutes
  • OK 5 minutes have passed, lets clear some more trash and give them another 5 minutes.
  • OK, let’s start LFM, but keep them in the raid until we do – because they might sort out their technical difficulties.
  • Mmm looks like the black hole has struck again! (more…)

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