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A while back a commenter suggested that /stopcasting was no longer relevant in casting macros.

I had forgotten all about it until /stopcasting was positively mentioned in a comment by Velinath to my Magetard post.

I (respectably) disagree with the original commenter, and happily agree with Velinath.

Sure you don’t need it so much to combat lag… So much, because Blizzard fixed the casting system a while back to allow “queuing” of your next spell.

However, there are times, and more specifically spells that may require you to act instantly, canceling your current spell to launch the more important spell or skill.

If you have just started a 3 second cast, only to find:

  • The mob is coming right at you
  • Someone is cursed
  • You got ganked
  • A mob just got an uber buff
  • Your sheep broke
  • A mob is casting a nasty spell

What are you going to do? (more…)

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Magetard: like a Huntard, only worse


Pie at ForTheHorde had a great post about avoiding tardness as a Hunter by practicing, practicing and practicing a bit more.

His point was that while leveling and grinding we tend to fall back on lazy practices which will inhibit our ability to excel in instances and raids.

Fundamentally you can get away with sloppy play while soloing. Likewise there is rarely a need to challenge yourself, and on those occasions when a solo pull goes pear shaped, there is a good chance you will accept a ghost run rather than practice “wipe recovery”.

Noobaggedon the Magetard

Reading this post so soon after my Noobaggedon post, it really struck a cord. It occurred to me that I am a sloppy Mage, a Magetard (not a term you hear every day).

I think a part of the problem comes from the very “glass” nature of being a Mage and had been accentuated in my case by both being a Fire Mage and a suicide PvP Mage (and it doesn’t help having limited playtime… But that is ultimately just another excuse).

When I die, I think nothing of it and neither to my group mates. If someone is going to die, it will probably be the dps with the least health, right? Last in line for heals, and 1st to pull aggro.

Here are some of my failings as a Mage: (more…)

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Noobaggedon of Nooberegan


Noobaggedon of Nooberegan

I am a noob, present tense.

I will be a noob, future tense.

I was a noob, past tense.

This post is about past tense, but I will not rule out present or future tense.

Thank you Luthvian for making me relive my embarrassing past, present & future…. some Birthday present!

Pets

hunter

I mentioned this a little while ago at ForTheHorde, Lactic Acid may not yet have recovered, so I am risking the death of a damn good blogger in repeating this, but…

My 1st toon was a Hunter. My 1st pet was the scruffy Alpha Worg. I love that dog, my wife in her one WoW related moment, named it and I still have it.

Anyway, we all know the bane of all parties in an instance is the Hunter’s pet, the problem was, what to do with it (more…)

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Rawr

Ages and ages ago, I made a post about my search for a Mage gear spreadsheet.

It has proven to be one of my most read posts, while also being one of my least commented posts.

I guess people are just using it for the links to the tools that I dismissed.

Anyway, now I am 80 the time has come for comparisons once again, so I have started looking about for tools again. (more…)

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WoW!

What a weekend!

I was at a LAN, but primarily to catch up with my old mates in person for a change.

No Vent lag when you are all in the same room.

Anyway, I decided to stand my mates up for our usual (traditional) Friday night run. Instead I signed up for Guild Naxx raids for both Friday and Saturday nights. It’s so rare that I get to play both nights and combined with the chance to run Naxx 25, the opportunity was too good to miss.

Sorry guys, back with you next week!

So what did I do from Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon?

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Have I raised the dead? Zupa!


It would appear that the incoming Mage Healing Tree (cough… cough…) has some sort of Resurrection powers as well.

I guess it only makes sense that as we are in the era of the Lich King.

Blah, Blah, Blah, Gnomeaggedon, what are you on about?

In an afternoon seance, it would appear I have raised the spirit of…

Zupa!

He has spoken from the grave (which admittedly is the place he calls home) (more…)

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Buffing Mages: A Short History


Buffing Mages: A Short History

I am a little disappointed in my Magely Blog colleagues at the moment, it’s all Q to the power of Q.

Sure it’s nerf to cover up the nerf that we noticed while another nerf was being slipped in, but let’s be a bit more positive about this.

What other class can claim such a high level of energy has been expended on it’s one signature (now sadly ignored) spell.

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