Category Archives: Raiding

I have the Annual Pass. Where’s my Beta Invite?

Oh man, it’s Friday evening. Crap! I am contractually obligated to rage about one (1) thing per week on Sacred Duty and I completely forgot to rage this week. How fortunate that I have such a great topic today. I … Continue reading

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Loot, Damned Loot, and Statistics

There really wasn’t much paladin-specific information provided in the MoP media event – at least, not the sort of crunchy, math-y sort of information I usually blog about.  However, there was a lot of talk about the new LFR loot … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with SW:TOR Is Over

Prologue: I wrote this post last week. After this was posted, I received confirmation from twitter courtesy of Asros that the log would be self only, and a preview of the log coming in 1.2 courtesy of Kadomi. I highly … Continue reading

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Mists of Pandaria Buffs/Debuffs Matrix

Yesterday, Ghostcrawler gave us a peek at the plan for buff and debuff distribution in MoP.  However, the blog format makes it tough to get a clear picture of who’s bringing what, and how evenly the buffs and debuffs are … Continue reading

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Cataclysm Post-Mortem: 10 Man Raids, Equality, and Tuning

It’s time for that post. The one I’ve been trying not to write for a year on 10 man raiding. I feel so strongly about this, but it has never turned into a blog post because I was pretty sure … Continue reading

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Vengeance: Once More, With Feeling

If you’ve ever read the blog, you might notice that one thing Mel and I agree on is Vengeance.  It’s one of the topics that we’ve covered several times before.  And it’s one that I’d like to touch on again.  … Continue reading

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Quit Telling Raiders to “Turn Off” the Dragon Soul Buff

Just to be clear, I don’t mind the Dragon Soul nerf at all. I have actually spent a good deal of my email and forums time arguing for the nerf, if you can believe that. I think it’s a pretty … Continue reading

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I Love Hardmode Raiding

I was searching through my emails the other day for something from my raid leader. I never delete anything ever, so I spotted a really old one– it was entitled “Still need a prot paladin?” and dated 2/16/2011. Today is … Continue reading

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The Lament of the Engineer

My name is Theck, and I’m an Engineer. I feel like that admission belongs in a support group for underprivileged tanks.  Because admitting that you’re a tank with Engineering is tantamount to admitting that you’re willfully giving up effectiveness.  By … Continue reading

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The LFant in the room

The looking for raid (LFR) feature is arguably the most controversial change the game has seen in years.  No other single feature has had as large an effect on so many players.  And it’s certainly one of the largest changes … Continue reading

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