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WTF Blizzcon Weekend?

This year is the first year that Chawa and I have purchased the Blizzcon live stream, which airs tomorrow and Saturday.

As such, we’ve made some plans around it:   Take Friday off, do some chores in the morning, watch stream, eat chips, etc.  Saturday, hang out with Vidyala and Vosskah and watch the Con with them.  Some fun coupled with relaxation.  Good times!

Well, because I have plans for the weekend, people suddenly decided they wanted to invite me to things.  I turned down a round of golf for tomorrow because I have plans.  I turned down box seats for a Calgary Flames game on Saturday because I have plans.

I look forward to those plans…but did golf and box seats have to be THIS WEEKEND?!?!  *shakes fist into the air*

I know ultimatums are kind of silly, but Blizz…hear me now…this Blizzcon better be freakin’ amazing.

PS:  You may want to check out the book, “The Patrol“.

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Not only am I kinda late at giving Patch 4.2 tips, I’m late to other things.

Like twitter.

@darthregis

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Musical Interlude

I’ve been working on a lengthy post.

It’s been hard to write, as the process has been full of interruptions. Mostly my own fault for doing the majority of my ramblings during my lunch hour at work. I know, I know…how silly of me to let my job get in the way of my posts. But it’s just about ready, probably after a few tweaks.

Anyway, I would have posted it this weekend. But it’s on my work computer. Teeheehee…whoops!

So, instead of me rambling, you get a music video from an artist I’ve been really enjoying since I played Red Dead Redemption. Those who have played probably know who I’m talking about.

That’s right: Jose Gonzalez. And this is a cover of a Massive Attack song.

Side note: While writing this I also managed to tame Gondria on my hunter. Yay me!

Time for coffee.

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Edit:  Fortunately, Psynister is willing to do some research for me (I’m scared of the forums, and even so, I can’t check them from work).  Turns out the following rant is based on a bug, and it has subsequently been fixed.  Bliz isn’t trying to keep the Small Guilds down, after all.

Now I need to find something else to make me angry…

*waits for phone to ring as I’m about to leave work*

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Guild Leveling!  One of the latest and greatest features released with WoW: Cataclysm! 

And I’m pretty sure that it’s seen as a positive change, all around.  I know I like it – mostly.

For a pretty good summary and some numbers, check out Psynister’s Notebook.

As you can see, there are a lot of worthwhile perks for being in a “max level” guild.  But as a means of reducing “guild-hopping”, Guild Reputation was another feature added.  As yet another means of reducing “guild-hopping”, Blizzard implemented a cap on the amount of guild reputation you can earn in a week.  It makes sense to me, and it should make both players and guilds more particular with their rosters. 

In an effort to further keep balance, a daily cap on Guild Experience was set at 6.246 million XP.  This is to prevent large guilds from leveling up too easily and to prevent small guilds from being left behind in the dust.  Everything seems fair… until you dig a little deeper.

How they made the reputation cap function has totally shafted smaller guilds.

Here, lemme ‘splain…

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The Lich King cast Defile on the same character that was getting carried by a Valkyr.

ARE YOU $#%&^@* KIDDING ME?!

Honestly, is that some sort of sick joke?!

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Illidan once told us when Burning Crusade was pending release, “You are NOT prepared.”  Little did I realize that he was referring to a different patch.

I actually saw it before I read about it.  But in case you haven’t heard, Patch 4.0 is on the downlow… er, download.

ZOINKS!

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The title of this post is rather ironic considering our recent successful progression in ICC 10man…

I would love to post you some numbers about BM’s performance against MM and SV in a 10man ICC raids.  I’ve been thinking about it because in my experience, BM is a viable raiding spec and does not “suck” as bad as it’s been reported with information that I believe is based mostly on 25M raiding

Alas, I have finally have decided against posting any numbers in defence of BM.  Today I heard about this blue post:

The only specs we really failed on in LK raiding were Frost mage, Subtlety rogue, BM hunter and Arms warrior.

Oh crap.

Did he just call my spec “fail”???

What does he mean?  What’s the context – is he talking raiding 10mans, 25mans, heroic modes?  GC’s complete words were:

Yet, even though Enhance’s dps was low, there were thousands of dps shaman raiding ICC. By far the majority of raids had at least one. The only specs we really failed on in LK raiding were Frost mage, Subtlety rogue, BM hunter and Arms warrior. If Enhance’s numbers are higher on mobility fights, then those participation numbers should only go up.

Okay GC, so… what you’re saying is that the 5 above mentioned class specs have lower dps compared to the other classes and their specs in raiding. However, since Shaman DPS was still being used by most raids, it isn’t as “failed” as the others?  What if BM hunters had a good representation in raids?  Would that change your opinion?

Does this mean that I’ll get my moose instead?

Trying to prove that BM can produce raid-worthy dps is rather pointless when Blizzard has come out and agreed with the masses.

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Reading around the blogosphere, I’ve seen where people have defended the statement:

yes in the min/max, heroic lich king downing, hardcore community, BM failed. these are the same people who wont pug me as survival. that being said, i was in a 25toc gdkp where the 2nd highest dps of the carriers was a BM hunter, who i only beat just barely, granted this was only one instance, but lets be honest, how many BM hunters do u see?

And I’ve seen what people have responded with:

you have just verified what Blizzard said. You just named 1 example from WotLK where BM was second on DPS…. The only thing it says about that particular run is that the rest DPS was either incompetent, raiding with VERY low gear compared to him or simply they were other failed DPS specs.
And you also answered yourself. The reason you dont see BM raiding is exactly the fact that it is failed raiding spec. So no, not in the min/max, heroic LK, hardcore community but in general. Although it is the king of soloing specs.

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Trying to prove that BM can produce raid-worthy dps is not a fight worth fighting if  people will come along and insult my fellow raiders or the guild that I run with.   I know what dps BM can do and I doubt very much that just because Blizzard failed me, I’m going to drop BM now.

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