Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oo is Looking for a PvP Leader

We want to have someone who will be dedicated to setting up and running BG's, World PvP events, and other great fun. You need to be a motivated recruiter, experienced in PvP and the ability to herd cats helps. We don't want an asshole obviously, but you do need to be firm but fair and willing to keep people in line.

There will be a trial period to make sure things work out. You will also need to adhere to the guild guidelines just like everyone else. Interested? Click Here to Apply

Sunday, November 28, 2010

How NOT to suck in Cataclysm!

Saw this on MMO Champion and figured it was worth a repost here. Please read and adhere to these great tidbits of info!

TINYURL: tinyurl.com/catatips
use to pass on to others in guild - etc.... easy to type out

Mounting from Moonkin Form

Whew.... finally. This bug was pissing me off.

Click here for the work-around!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Rep / JP farming

Tonight I plan on doing some rep / jp farming. If anyone is interested post up a reply. I would like for us to start working on cc. Sure, these instances are super easy, but we need the practice so when we hit Cata dungeons we will be that much better.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tip (PvP): Don't be a baddie, say no to Road Fighting!

You know you have been guilty... admit it. You know you've seen that lone guy on the road and said I can take him. This is a bad idea. Go fight on the flags. You will actually gain more honor this way as well as helping your other team mates.

To recap: Road Fighting, ie. Anywhere other than the flag/tower = fail.

Getting ready for the Cataclysm

As thanksgiving approaches here in the US, everyone will be away with family at least for some time. So we probably won't raid next week. The week following will be the run up to Cataclysm!

What sorts of things are you guys doing? I personally will make sure my JP is maxxed @ 4,000 and that I have a full set of pvp gear for questing.

For Cata, I am going to be leveling the Fly's, of course, and want to try and be the first 2x Druids to 85. From there I'm going to work on (H)'s and try and gear up for raids as quickly as possible.

Those willing and wanting to push hard, we can try and get to raiding ASAP. Those who want to chill, by all means, do so! Let's get ready for some fun!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Raid times...

I'd like to try and get a sense of what raid times work for everyone. For me personally it's best if we start raids @ 6pm server (9pm EST). This way I'll have 3hrs and we can get something done. My schedule is pretty tight. I don't mind raiding @ 7:30pm server, but that only gives me 1.5hr and we'll have to be quick, tight, and efficient at what we do to get anywhere.

I realize the XPac is coming out soon, and we'll all be focused on leveling again, but until then...

What times are best for you?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tip: Situational Awareness - What's around you

One of the biggest problems I see is people who don't typically keep a watch on things that are going on around them. One reason is that they are probably zoomed in too close in an almost First Person mode. This may be great for FPS games, but not for an MMO.

In order to get a better perspective, try the following: Escape -> Interface -> Camera -> Max Camera Distance [SET TO FAR!]

There is yet another trick you can do to help ensure you have an even better birds eye view: /console cameraDistanceMax 50

This should help you stay aware of your surroundings. You can zoom in and out (stay all the way out IMHO 99% of the time) with your mouse wheel. It will, of course, revert you back to a more close in shot when you are in tight quarters and there's no way around that.

Tip: DPS, Hurry up and wait!

This one should be simple and the easiest thing to follow through on though so many DPS completely and utterly fail @ this concept. Most DPS feel they need to go FULL BORE all out immediately after a tank has pulled. This is an easy way to wipe a group or a raid.

Let your tank build threat on the initial set of mobs. A good group will do the following: Let the tank build threat and wait 5-7seconds while the tank establishes aggro. Then, a GOOD Tank, when they mobs are about 1/2 way dead will immediately move on to the next set of mobs allowing you to chain pull. While your group is finishing your first set, you are establishing threat on the next set of mobs. The only reason you should stop or slow down is if your healer is low on mana.

DPS can always drink while tank is establishing threat.

Hope this helps! MOo!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tip: Line of Sight pulls

Line of what you say? Line of Sight. aka: LoS/LOS

This type of pull is typically used whenever you are worried about working within close proximity to any group or sets of groups of mobs. Or, any time when you are worried there may be chain fears. In my experience as a tank, it is typically better to be cautious rather than the proverbial bull in a china shop. LoS pulls also help with those pesky casters who tend to stay put.

How do you execute said LoS pull? Well, as a tank, you typically will have some method to aggro the mobs from a distance. Since I am a bear, I'll mention [Faerie Fire] as it is what I use. As a Warrior/Pally/DK, you too should have some means to pull from a distance.

The Pull: Target your mob you want... ranged pull him, and then go AROUND a corner somewhere and WAIT. Do not poke your head out, as if you do the casters in the group will stop and try to attack you. You should have your DPS(and healers) hold off until all the desired mobs are in place. NOTE: While your mobs are INCOMING this could be a great way for your DPS to CC (Crowd control - ie. sheep, hex, shackle etc...).

Once they are around the corner and in a bunch, you can safely proceed to wtfpwn them.

If you want to break CC, you can have a ranged DPS pull it and come around the corner and stand on you, OR you can go ranged the controlled mob and pull him back to you.

As Cataclysm approaches, you will need to know and understand these basic skills. Know your class and how to control mobs. Know to let your tank build threat etc...

Hope this helps!

Tip: Target of Target

I'm going to try and post a few tips here from time to time, hopefully they will prove helpful to someone.

Why this matters? Target of Target shows you what the mob you have targeted is attacking. This is important mostly if you are a dps in a dungeon or raid.

How do you enable it? do the following:

Escape -> Interface -> Combat! -> [x] Target of Target (Always)

I also recommend turning on Cast Bars [x] On Targets, [x] On Nameplates as well while you are in this same Combat! screen area.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

World Explorer on Fly1!

What a fun achieve. It took quite a while, but it was a lot of fun. If you have time, try and snag it before they take the ability to gain it away! See screenshot. :)

Update: Wewt... just got it on Fly2 as well. :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

For the Horde! - New Guild "Rule"

Hey guys, I'm adding a new rule in on the apply page which basically states: If you aren't in a BG or Raid or Dungeon and are hanging out in Dalaran, Undercity, etc... And someone in guild states he/she is getting camped by an alliance player, it is our duty to come and try and help as best as we can.

I know it may take some time. I know the person might not be there when you get there, and I know you may be on a lowbie alt or something. But we need to stick up for each other. Otherwise, we lose the Honor and meaning behind being Horde.

For the Horde!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Flies - Ubuntu Desktop

I've recently updated my Ubuntu theme to be Shiki-Dark. I'm digging it! :) I also am using this wallpaper too.

Friday, November 5, 2010

started up windows today, this is the first thing that came up and i thought it was pretty funny.