Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Just a bit of news.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So, with the new calendar system in place, please please take advantage of it, as well as check it periodically. I have already placed 2 events in there and some of you guildies have already used it to plan events (or to help others level, congrats to Shastarose on level 70). Keep an eye on it on occasion especially since we hope to do some of the Pre-BC dungeon raids (Onyxia, MC, ZG, AQ, and etc.) to see the old school dungeons as well add to our achievements list. With the attunment of these dungeons gone, we shouldn't have any problems of running in there and killing dragon shaped pixels.
That's it for now. I'll catch you guys in game.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes you don't.
Almond joy's have nuts, Mounds don't.
Well for some silly reason that's what I think of whenever I see...
Sometimes you feel like a...chicken?!
By the way my kitty felt like being in the picture, so that's the kitty's @$$.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
We know we all have alts... with exception to String who only has 1 character in his character selection screen. We also know that WotLK release is coming real soon and all end game content will be doable with 10-man raids. So with that in mind, who are you guys bringing up to the expansion and will focus primarily on getting gear so we can really see the end game content? Please post on who you are thinking of bringing up to the expasion.
This list will be used to determine rolls on item/loot drop. Main characters will always get priority over Alts. If for some reason you hit 80 and you just don't like how its panning out, you can declare one of your Alts to be your Main, but don't abuse the system. We all want hawt purplez, and mostly I think we all wanna see the end game content... so lets get our Mains geared for it. Thoughts?
Post below on who you intend to bring up first, other concerns, etc... I'll have a compiled list on another post as we get deeper into WotLK.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
This is your boss fight: http://www.wowwiki.com/Coren_Direbrew
with epic drops comparable to being bought with 41 Badge of Justice at the vendor.
This will be running I believe till Oct, which gives us plenty of time to farm it, esp farm it 5x with each group of 5. Any interests in doing these?
- JP (Betadine)
Enjoy the read, pasted below as well.
Hit rating, expertise rating, and spell hit rating are one of the best ways to increase DPS against raid bosses. As raid bosses are considered level 73, you have a much higher chance of your attacks missing than normal. Additionally, hit rating tends to be a "cheap" stat when gear is itemized, meaning that an equivalent amount of hit rating usually does more for your DPS than the same amount of critical hit rating.
However, eventually you have enough hit rating to never miss the boss, and accumulating more hit rating is unnecessary. This is usually referred to as hitting the "hit rating cap".
Spell Hit Rating
Base Spell Miss: 16%
Spell Hit % = spell hit rating / 12.6
Spells actually have a 17% chance to miss, but you cannot eliminate that last 1%, so the effective cap is 16%.
The following is the amount of spell hit rating you need to minimize misses for raid boss fights, depending on your class and talents.
w/ Elemental Precision (Fire/Frost): 164
w/ Arcane Focus (Arcane): 76
w/ Suppression (Affliction): 76
Note that a warlock might still want extra spell hit rating for Shadowbolt and Soulshatter, in which case Suppression becomes redundant.
w/ Shadow Focus (Shadow): 76
w/ Focused Power (Smite, Mind Blast, Mass Dispel): 152
w/ Shadow Focus + Focused Power (Mind Blast): 26
w/ Balance of Power: 152
w/ Elemental Precision: 126
w/ Nature's Guidance: 164
w/ Elemental Precision + Nature's Guidance: 88
w/ Precision: 164
Mage/Priest/Shaman Draenai Aura: -12.6 spell hit rating needed
Shaman Totem of Wrath: -38 spell hit rating needed
Base Melee Miss (Dual-Wielding): 28%
Base Melee Miss (2H/1H+Shield/Special Attacks): 9%
Base Ranged Miss: 9%
Hit % = hit rating / 15.8
For example, as a paladin wielding a two-handed axe, I need to get 9% worth of hit rating, which is equal to 9 * 15.8 = 142 hit rating, in order to never miss the boss. Hit rating beyond 142 is not useful. After hitting 142 hit rating, I should concentrate on other stats like attack power and critical hit rating to increase my DPS.
For dual-wielding, the 28% miss chance applies to both Main-Hand and Off-Hand weapons. However, special attacks, such as Backstab, only have a 9% miss rate. For most classes though, regular melee damage is a significant portion of your total DPS. For a more involved discussion of this, see here.
Unlike spells, when you reach your hit rating cap, your attacks will never miss. Melee attacks can still be dodged or parried. Melee attacks can only be parried if you are in front of the mob.
For tanks, please note that Taunt uses melee hit rating to avoid misses/resists. However, testing at Elitest Jerks has shown that Taunt has a much higher miss rate (~16-18%). It is unknown whether this is intended, and it may vary by boss. For example, Nalorakk in Zul'Aman is more vulnerable to Taunt than other bosses.
The following is the amount of hit rating you need to minimize misses for raid boss fights, depending on your class and talents.
w/ Precision: 363
Note that current wisdom holds that rogues should attempt to reach the cap to maximize their damage.
Rogue (Special Attacks)
w/ Precision: 63
w/ Surefooted: 95
w/ Dual Wield Specialization: 348
w/ Nature's Guidance: 395
w/ Dual Wield Specialization + Nature's Guidance: 300
Note that current wisdom is that a Shaman only needs about 9% hit, and should not focus on reaching the cap.
Shaman (Two-Handed/One-Hand + Shield/Special Attacks)
w/ Nature's Guidance: 95
w/ Precision: 395
Note that current wisdom holds that warriors should not focus on hitting cap, though they should get at least 9% to ensure that their specials always hit.
Warrior (Two-Handed/One-Hand + Shield/Special Attacks)
w/ Precision: 95
w/ Precision: 95
Hunter/Paladin/Warrior Draenai Aura: -15.8 hit rating needed
Druid Improved Faerie Fire: -47 hit rating needed
[Spicy Hot Talbuk]: -20 hit rating needed
Base Melee Dodge: 5.75%
Base Melee Parry: Varies by boss, at least 5.75%
1 Expertise = expertise rating / 3.95
1 Expertise = -0.25% Dodge and -0.25% Parry
Expertise rating is a stat introduced in Patch 2.3. It replaced Weapon Skill rating. Expertise rating reduces the chance of your melee attacks being dodged or parried.
Melee DPS should always be behind the boss to eliminate parries, so they only need to worry about dodges. Expertise rating is essentially as valuable as hit rating for melee DPS.
Because tanks are in front of the boss, and can have their attacks dodged and parried, expertise rating is twice as valuable as hit rating for them.
When you reach your expertise rating cap, your attacks will never be dodged. Melee attacks can still miss. If you reach both your hit rating cap and your expertise cap, your melee attacks will never miss or be dodged.
The following is the amount of expertise rating you need to minimize dodges for raid boss fights, depending on your class and talents.
w/ Weapon Expertise: 52
w/ Defiance: 68
w/ Weapon Mastery: 60
w/ Defiance + Weapon Mastery: 37
w/ Combat Expertise: 72
Monday, September 15, 2008
It is going to be a very interesting few weeks.
The PTR for 3.0.2 is up, crashing servers (PvE) and all.
Be sure to get that last minute leveling, item grinding and get ready to start working on those achievements!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
The beta currently has target dummies implemented in certain cities. I believe thjey have always been there in some form but now you can attack them.
The cool thing comes from a post from Kalgan today: (He has to be good for something!)
"In an upcoming update one of the dummies will be level 80 with normal level 80 mob stats, the other will be a "boss" dummy with normal level 80 boss mob stats.
WoW Forums -> Thanks for the training dummies!
Should be a handy way to try out different spec/gear/rotation combinations.
I'm loving what we are getting from Wrath, getting better and better.
Edit: also St. Louis is boring and WET!!!
2nd Edit: It has been confirmed by a blue that xp from 60-70 will be upped when 3.0 hit live so that people can get to 70 faster in prep for Wrath... I think Brent was hoping for this one.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
firstly, i understand that you all have work, school, life, and a g/f or wife to agro
secondly, doing in game content is more fun than level, honor, or rep grinding... well to most people
thirdly, i would like to know what night still works best for doing in game content/raids
Some raids like ZA we may only need like 1 night to get to maybe 2-3 bosses, hopefully 4 since it is a much smaller instance. But raids like Karazhan, at our current rate we can take 80% on the first night with exception to maybe 2-3 bosses... so this will take more time to run or be split on separate days. With that in mind, some places we need to start early or be on time as close as possible, prepped with heal/mana potions, reagents and such. Post below your preferred nights and availalbility. Hopefully we can do this consistently, but understandably can take a break or do it on alternating weeks.
(here the text for ppl who can't read the link from work)
With the release of Wrath of the Lich King approaching, we wanted to provide you with some important information. In preparation for the expansion, we will be issuing a new content patch in the coming weeks. Much like the patch made available shortly before The Burning Crusade's release, this content patch is designed to bridge current game content with that of the expansion and will contain some exciting changes and additions.
We have outlined some of the larger features scheduled to release with the patch below:
New class spells and talents
Barbershops in capital cities
Zeppelin towers outside of Orgrimmar and Tirisfal Glades
Two brand-new Arenas featuring challenging new layouts, terrain hazards, and moving obstacles
Hunter pet skill revamp
New profession: Inscription
As mentioned above, this is not a comprehensive list, just some of the major highlights. We’ll post the full patch notes as soon as they’re available. Regarding Inscription, please note that all Burning Crusade players will be able to select Inscription as one of their two professions and level up to a skill level of 375 with it. Upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King, players who purchase and install the expansion will be able to continue leveling in Inscription and the other professions beyond 375.
Secondly, Arena points WILL BE WIPED OUT ONCE YOU LEVEL PAST 70, no carry over. (source)
(again here is the text for non-linking people)
We want to provide some information about the direction of the Arena system. Upon the release of Wrath of the Lich King, players will find they are still able to access the Arena system at level 70 for rated matches. Those competing in the Arenas at 70 will still be able to attain items using Arena points and rankings; however, we do not currently plan to offer new items or titles for this bracket. Players who level past 70 will have their Arena points reset to 0 and be removed from all Arena teams in the level-70 bracket.
Two new skirmish brackets (71-75, 76-80) will be available for players who wish to hone their Arena skills while leveling in Northrend. Those who reach level 80 will once again have the opportunity to create new Arena teams and play in rated matches once a new season starts. New items, titles, and end-of-season rewards will be offered to the most successful teams at level 80. Additionally, the sets released for the Arenas in Wrath of the Lich King will no longer share aesthetic similarities with tiered raiding gear. We want those equipped with the best PvP rewards and those with the best raiding sets to stand out from each other. Players at level 80 will also have the opportunity to compete in two new Arenas featuring challenging new layouts, terrain hazards, and moving obstacles.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Talent Specs and Important Abilities:
The Stats You Need and Why They Play Well Together:
The Shock and Awe of Shocks and Windfury: A How-to
Beating Other People With Sticks: Totems and Synergy
Thursday, August 21, 2008
As with this week, plan to be online by 7:30 so that we can roll out before 8:00 (one of these days we'll succeed at it!)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
- To be eligible for the BlizzCon ticket drawing, you must (1) have an active Blizzard Account that was created on or before 9:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, when we first announced BlizzCon 2008 tickets had sold out; (2) be an adult in your country of residence; (3) have not previously purchased BlizzCon 2008 tickets; and (4) live in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, or South Korea.
The opt-in period begins on Wednesday morning and will end the evening of Sunday, August 24. As this is a random drawing, those who opt in early will not have a better chance of being selected than those who opt in later.
- After the opt-in period ends, we will randomly select 1,500 eligible Blizzard Accounts from the opt-in pool to receive the opportunity to purchase up to two BlizzCon 2008 tickets. If selected, you will be notified via email with further information about how to purchase the tickets.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Link: http://www.bigredkitty.net/2008/08/01/its-finally-almost-here/ has detail information on the event.
Once in a while BRK host these thing where people just meet up on a chosen server at the appointed time and do fun and crazy thing, in this case the Biggest (hopefully) scavenger hunt.
Talk to me online if you want to form up a team for Orcapalooza.
Where: Argent Dawn server, US
When: 4pm PST on Saturday, August 23rd, 2008!
Update by Thomas: changed link into hyperlink. L2HTML!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
IRVINE, Calif. – July 29, 2008 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that tickets for its third BlizzCon™ gaming convention will go on sale August 11 and that live coverage of the event will be available as an exclusive DIRECTV pay per view event. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment®'s Warcraft®, Diablo®, and StarCraft® game universes. The event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on October 10 and 11.
"Meeting and interacting with our players at BlizzCon is always a great experience for us," stated Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We're also pleased to be working with DIRECTV this year to bring the show, for the first time, to those players who are unable to attend."
In addition to serving as a gathering place for the different Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer an array of activities, including discussion panels, hands-on playtime with upcoming games, tournaments, contests, and more. Tickets to the convention will be priced at $100 USD each, and will be available for purchase directly from the official BlizzCon website at www.blizzcon.com.
The pay per view event will deliver a minimum of eight hours of live HD coverage from the show floor on each day of the convention, including exclusive interviews, demos, and more. Beginning in August, DIRECTV will run a promotion offering the BlizzCon pay per view event free to new DIRECTV subscribers. Pricing for existing DIRECTV customers and programming details will be available in the coming weeks from Blizzard Entertainment and DIRECTV.
"BlizzCon is one of the most highly anticipated gaming conventions of the year, and we are excited to partner with Blizzard Entertainment to deliver coverage of the show to gamers nationwide," said Steven Roberts, senior vice president, new media and business development, DIRECTV. "With our BlizzCon pay per view package, members of Blizzard's gaming communities who are not attending the event can now experience it in crystal-clear HD."
As the event draws closer, further details will be announced at www.blizzcon.com.
Monday, July 28, 2008
- JP aka. Betadine/Haohmaru
PS: for now, e-mail me at email@example.com... we'll try to set up a guild e-mail acct as well.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
What days (S,M,Tu,W,Th,F,Sa) would work and what date? Post below on feedback, questions, concerns & availability.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Please sign up in the comment if you can make it.
- Kinz (c dps)
- Bubble (tank)
- Naestel (heal)
- Beta/Haoh (c dps/m dps)
- Stone (tank/dps/heal) *not sure what Stone will bring
- Nereid (dps/heal)
- Propane (dps)
- Veriele (dps) *maybe
- Zor (heal) *maybe
Friday, June 6, 2008
Unlike me some of you do have social lives so I realize the weekends might be bad for WoW... hehe.
choice 1 - Friday night
choice 2 - Saturday afternoon (12pm - 5pm)
choice 3 - Saturday night (5pm - 11pm)
choice 4 - Sunday afternoon (12pm - 5pm)
choice 5 - Sunday night (5pm - 11pm)
Please let us know your choice.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Bubble (MT-Takadin) - Danny
Stonebarr (OT-Bear) - Robert
Kyron (MT-WARR) - Mike
Naestel (Hally) - Harout
Sarahn (Hally) - Brent
Zor (Hally) - Mike
Betadine (Priest) - JP
Stonebain (Priest) - Robert
Haohmaru (Rog) - JP
Kinzlayer (Lok) - Phong
Propane (Mage) - Casey
Rotgutt (Mage) - Thomas (added)
Somebeach (Rog) - Derek
String (OomKin) - Anthony
Viriele (SP) - Elliott
Betadine (SP) - JP
Jagan (SHM) - JP
Kyriel (Mage) - Mike
Leinad (Hunt) - Danny
Stonemage (Mage) - Robert
Testicoilz (Lok) - Derek
We should look at when the next Kara should be (after the reset on June 10th), please put in comment a day that works best for you or a day you can't come if that is the case.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
tbh the priest gear looks half decent, mage is not too bad, warlock looks like crap, rogue looks interesting, but WTF on the hunter gear??? it's like demon-looking for some reason???
Also found this Death Knight video, omg I want one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GNGAy4_J2Q
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I went last year with Mike (Kyron), Anthony (Stringfellow) and Danny (Leinad). Despite rubbing elbows with the weirder percentage of the world's population, we had a pretty good time out there... got some great info on future development, got to play the Starcraft 2 demo, and got to Ebay (not I) some free items for a nice fee. We plan on going again this Oct and buy tickets as soon as they go on sale... they will sell out fast. Check it out... consider it... don't be left out without a Murlock suit to sell (or whatever it is this year).
- JP (Betadine)
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
1st Half - attumen, moroes, maiden, opera... maybe try nightbane
2nd Half - curator, shade, illhoof, chess, prince... maybe get to netherspite or nightbane if we don't get him on the 1st night.
If you're unfamiliar w/ Karazhan, check out http://www.wowwiki.com/Karazhan in your free time
Sign Up Below. Repost w/ your name filling the blank.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Second, my apologies for being rather silent these past few weeks. School has really been kicking my butt. If you guys want to run anything, feel free to let me or any of the guild officers know and we'll try to plan something. You guys don't have to wait for me to say anything to plan something... I want this to be your guild as much as it is the senior officers.
Officers are as follows:
- Kyron/Kyriel/Zor - mike
- Stringfellow - anthony
- Leinad/BubbliciØus - danny
- Stonebain/Stonemage/Stonebarr - robert
- Kinzlayer/Kiserai/Orgreaznik -
- and myself Betadine/Haohmaru/Øptimusprime - jp
Third, we haven't ran anything since ZA and its been brought up when we're going to do it again. We do have a few new 70s (Fifedoggy, Naestel, Eggbrook) who may be interested in checking it out. Where they are in the keying process, I am uncertain.
With #3 in mind, I'm wondering if the last week of March will work? March 25/29. Another alternative is in 1st week of April.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Post and give me your feed back and let me know what day will work.... usual raid nights are Tues and/or Sat.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Here's a link to the guild's runs: http://wowwebstats.com/ega5pb2235b13
That site contains both runs from this week, and will continue to expand as we add more logs in the future. WowWebStats is a neat site - it sets all this stuff up automagically.
Excellent run, especially with the Prince clear. This one page was a bit of a concern, though: http://wowwebstats.com/ktqpdi4bxvdrw?a=34#break. Nobody was hitting the demon chains? Good thing we were still able to clear him!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
It's not a big deal, but the stats are more accurate when more files are merged because the range on the combat log is not infinite. If people really appreciate these stats, in the future we should consider having more people record their logs: at least one melee, healer, and ranged DPS.
Here's the stats: http://wowwebstats.com/rc5h6sscdow6u
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
- The highest rank, guild leader
- unlimited guild management rights
- unlimited bank rights
- Senior officer tank
- can promote, demote, invite, remove, and motd.
- good amount of bank withdraw rights and for repairs.
- Senior officer guild member
- can promote, demote, invite, remove, and motd.
- fair amount of bank withdraw rights
- Seasoned guild tank or other plate wearer
- can promote & demote
- can see bank, deposit, higher repair withdrawal
- Seasoned guild member & contributer
- equal to Arbiter
- can see bank, deposit, lower repair withdrawal
- mid rank
- guild chat, set public & officer notes
- can see bank & deposit only
- low-mid rank
- just guild chat & public note
- can see bank & deposit only
- 2nd lowest rank - for that "new" guy who we aren't of sure yet :P
- just guild chat & public note
- can't see bank
- lowest rank - for players who have been inactive for months.
- just guild chat
- can't see bank
Guild Bank Status:
It is getting quite full and space is quickly becoming an issue. Next bank slot (#4) is a 1000 gold buy. We either need to A) not put anything of little value in the bank B) deposit some $ to pay for a 4th slot or C) actually use the bank and take out items which you think may be of use to you or D) just disenchant everything... j/k :P
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
7. Rotgutt (75% probability)
8. Sarahn (10% [updated] probability)
9. Leinad (50% probability)
It's fun to dissect the numbers but it's above all just informational.
PS. It looks like when you log out of WoW, if you had combatlog turned on, WoW just turns it off on the next login but does not delete or restart the combatlog.
PSS. I'm not 100% sure why WWS register our Opera Event as a try instead of a kill since I can confirm from the logs that it does record the bosses dying??? just not sure.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Hopefully we can get past Prince this time around. We should try to spend this weekend to try and read up on the boss fights and also prep to summon Nightbane. Sign up for Kara here and indicate which days you can make it.