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Block Value / BoSanc Concerns @ Tankspot

I’ve just posted a fairly lengthy update on Tankspot regarding recent changes to Shield of Righteousness and Blessing of Sanctuary on the PTR. Head on over if you’d like to take a look.

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

3.2 Commentary III: Ardent Defender

So, they seem to have refined AD mechanics quite a bit as of the latest PTR build (10072), since my initial observations a couple posts ago. I like where it’s ended up, I think. To clear the air, since it’s gone through a fair amount of changes as well as bugs since the initial PTR […]

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

3.2 Commentary Part II: The Commentening

So, I got a chance to hop on the PTR for a little while yesterday and play around with the Ret changes. Three things stuck out: The CS change is less noticeable than I expected I do a lot more damage Art of War/Exorcism is even more laughable than I thought it would be Really […]

Friday, June 26th, 2009

3.2 Commentary

Seen these yet? Good. Protection Uh, lol? Ardent Defender is overpowered. My only concern is that they’ll “fix” it by adding an internal cooldown to the damage reduction effect (they did the exact same thing with DK’s), thereby making it unreliable for surviving the “hit a cooldown when this happens” boss mechanics that were the […]

Friday, June 19th, 2009

How Downranking Nerfs Ruined Raiding

…or rather, the removal of low-throughput, high-efficiency healing. A conversation at Tankspot got me to reminiscing a bit about “the good old days” of Level 60 raiding. Specifically, I got to thinking a bit about how healing works now compared to then, and its impact on not only tanking but raiding in general. When I […]

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Bindings! also Blizzcons!

First article of business: I got my other binding! And… forgot to take a screenshot in all the excitement. I’m still getting the last of the mats together, but holy crap it feels good to finally be free of that stupid rock monster after a year+ of farming. Also, I’ll be attending Blizzcon this year! […]

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Why the DK FP nerf doesn’t fix the problem

I posted this on the official Tanking forums as well, but thought I’d repost it here:   Before I begin, I feel it would be beneficial to make a couple disclaimers/introductions to put my words into perspective for those who might not know me already. I played a Protection Warrior for the majority of WoW […]

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

You receive loot: [Bindings of the Windseeker]

Got the left one (Geddon’s)! Now to continue farming Garr forever and ever…

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Yogg down!

In 10-man, at least. Fun fight; my favorite in the zone so far, but I’m probably biased since I’m a melee DPS and get to have all the phase 2 fun. Looking forward to working on 10man hard modes so we can wipe on Algalon for an hour every week and cry a lot. My […]

Monday, April 27th, 2009

It's 7AM

…and I haven’t slept yet. …and instead of going to bed, I’m making a blog post. Oh, the sacrifices I make for the four people who read this! Anyway, in case you’re curious, the reason I’ve been up all night (which is becoming common lately) is that I was working on a video guide for […]

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009