Tag Archives: raiding

Grouping kills you

Tobold recently had a post on how Grouping kills you.  I was looking at it from the perspective of twinking up a rogue.   A Balanced Heartseeker dagger costs 40 Emblems or 60 Champion’s Seals. 40 Emblems is roughly 13 … Continue reading

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What to do about WoW?

Almost since the start of Wrath, we’ve been losing raiders. I don’t want to personally recruit people – if I have to start doing that, WoW switches from fun to a job. I enjoy puttering around in WoW on mostly … Continue reading

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March Sadness

Doofy the Paladin is suffering from March Sadness. Progress has ground to a halt as their roster of raiders has disappeared. We’re in much the same situation with our guild alliance. Historically we’ve run 2-3 nights per week, but we’ve … Continue reading

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Raid Training

In Drop & Give Me 50! Tigerfeet describes heroic as training grounds for raiding. Get your practice in every day with four other people instead of wiping 25 people on a weekly basis!

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8 Questions Your Guild Should Ask Itself

Matticus posted 8 Questions Your Guild Should Ask Itself.  Since his focus is on raiding, that’s where this quiz aims.  Here’s how I’d answer them for our guild alliance. Do you have a clearly defined identity? We are a raiding … Continue reading

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How to control a herd of humans

Performing activities in synch seems to build group solidarity: How to control a herd of humans. I wonder how activities such as raiding play into that? The examples they give seem to involve music or at least rhythm. Would raiding … Continue reading

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Raiding Ends

I’ve decided to stop raiding in WoW.  No big drama.  No stuck progression.  I’m tired of raiding and of juggling personalities.  The encounters aren’t enough fun to compensate for the annoyance of raiding.  I plan on keeping my WoW account … Continue reading

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Raiding as Ret

I raided as Ret for Friday’s run.  It was fun to do a ton of DPS.  The amusing thing for me was that I had one piece of instance loot – the rest was quest rewards, craftable stuff, or rep … Continue reading

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Why Raid?

It seems that loot drama is inevitable.  Raid leading is a stressful thing (and the pay sucks).  It seems to me that a decent raid leader, like a decent manager, is a jerk (the great ones are not, but that’s … Continue reading

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Damage taken

Gevlon talks about Damage taken in a raid situation. Checking up on this is something I need to get better at as a raid leader. The Expiration addon used to be handy for a quick report. Recount does the job … Continue reading

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Alts and the Raider: An Officer’s Perspective

Sydera at World of Matticus discusses Alts and the Raider: An Officer’s Perspective.  We just went through some of this entering Naxx.  It hadn’t been a big deal before Wrath as we had Karazhan on farm by the time we … Continue reading

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Raider 101 Project

Rohan from Blessing of Kings has started a Raider 101 Project. This is meant for people who are new to raiding. The information is not meant for squeezing out every last bit of DPS/Healing/Tanking, but for getting started on playing … Continue reading

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Picking a New Realm

So you’ve been playing World of Warcraft for a while and have decided to make a fresh start and reroll on a new server.  How do you decide which server will be right for you?  I’m assuming you’ve already decided … Continue reading

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Random Boss Abilities

I like this idea from Tobold blogs from the hip – WoW Insider: “Every boss in the raid dungeon gets between two and five random boss abilities, with no way to find out what the boss does except for fighting … Continue reading

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A humble suggestion

Greedy goblin has come up with A humble suggestion for making a dynamic version of World of Warcraft that would make raiding easier as time passes while keeping it tough for the hardcore. I especially like the idea that there … Continue reading

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Favorite Part of Wrath

So far my favorite part of Wrath is the new cooking recipes.  The new instances are well done.  The quests are amusing and well-planned.  Nevertheless I like the new food and fishing for it best.  I really don’t know if … Continue reading

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Things Every Warrior Tank Thinks Every Non-Tank Should Know

I don’t have much to add to this Things Every Warrior Tank Thinks Every Non-Tank Should Know. Mostly I’m making a note of it for when we get back into raiding again in Wrath and a new raider joins us.

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Stats: Devil or Angel?

Starman makes some good points on the use of Stats: Devil or Angel?. We always post WoW Web Stats for our raids. We have some new raiders joining us, so I need to make sure to emphasize the use of … Continue reading

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Two Tools For Raid Stacking

A Dwarf Priest discusses Two Tools For Raid Stacking that will help raid leaders take advantage of all the new buffs. I’m probably going to use InTheBuff as I prefer in-game tools. One of the things I’m not looking forward … Continue reading

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Zero sum gold

Gevlon of Greedy Goblin discusses loot distribution.  This time of transition as we move into the new expansion is a great time for thinking about this kind of thing.  As always, Gevlon manages to come up with an original take … Continue reading

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