Monthly Archives: August 2012

5.0.4 Tankadin Spreadsheet

As a result of a twitter discussion between Rhidach, myself, and Kerridos, I took some time the other day and wrote up a spreadsheet for balancing avoidance and calculating stat weights.  You can access it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjPXp3A1frAgdFQzc3hRSjNuYUZDZzFqcjRESkVXb0E#gid=2 It’s on Google … Continue reading

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Tankadin WeakAuras String – 5.0.4 update

<edit4> Updated 9/18/2012 with minor tweaks/bugfixes. <edit3> On several people’s suggestion, I moved the “ding” sound for SotR to 5 holy power, from 3.  That even started to irritate me in LFR tonight. <edit2> One more minor update – I … Continue reading

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Patch 5.0.4 Round-Up

With patch 5.0.4 arriving on live servers tomorrow, and many of the fundamentals of our class turning upside-down and inside-out, I’ve been getting a lot of questions. It seemed like a good idea to post a quick summary of up-to-date … Continue reading

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MoP Beta Mitigation Stat Weights – b15983

The last few days have seen a flurry of beta activity, but none of the builds have done anything to change our survivability calculations. There was one significant survivability change: SotR was finally adjusted to grant the mitigation buff on-cast … Continue reading

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MoP Beta Mitigation Stat Weights – b15961

In terms of mitigation, there have only been a few changes since we last looked at this topic (build 15739). Most of the previous derivation still works. Here’s a quick rundown of the changes we did see: Block was changed … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Need Pants Anyhow

The recently-announced Vengeance revamp gives me a chance to revisit one of my favorite rants.  Vengeance isn’t exactly a new topic for us, as you may already know.  I’ve covered it in this blog post, and this one, and Mel’s … Continue reading

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Haste Makes Waste

In the last few weeks, I’ve been spending a lot of time working on my MATLAB/C# simulations for Mists of Pandaria (which, unfortunately, has also meant a lot less time for blogging). While there’s still a lot to do, things … Continue reading

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Turning off the buff rewards a Feat of Strength in MOP

Remember this post about “Stop Telling Raiders to Turn off the DS Buff?” UPDATE TIME! The buff has been a pretty active topic of debate these days. I have to say:I don’t know why we’re still arguing about this. People who … Continue reading

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