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Haters Gonna Haste

*Tap Tap* Is this thing still on? I’ve been very busy lately between holidays, preparing for classes, and recovering from the plague. I’ve barely had time to play, let alone write blog posts. In fact, I really don’t have time … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Haste

Yesterday, we were informed of a few hotfixes that were being applied to protection paladins. From the hotfixes blog: Protection Mastery: Divine Bulwark now increases Shield of the Righteous’ damage reduction by 0.5% per point, down from 0.75% per point. … Continue reading

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Patch 6.0.2 Survival Guide

Patch 6.0.2 is upon us, and with it comes a host of changes to the game and our class. This post is your quick and easy guide to making the transition from raiding in 5.4.8 to raiding in the brave … Continue reading

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TC101: Testing Simulationcraft

In the last two installments, we talked about what it means to theorycraft and spent some time discussing experimental design. Today, we’re going to talk about how Simulationcraft fits into that picture. Simulationcraft is a numerical model of the game … Continue reading

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TC101: Experimental Design

In the previous post, we talked about what theorycrafting means and worked through a basic example of beginner theorycrafting. In this post, I want to go into a little more detail about the laboratory-based part of theorycrafting – in other … Continue reading

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TC101: Intro to Theorycrafting

On more than a few occasions I’ve been asked some variation of the question, “How do I get started in theorycrafting?” Which is a tough question to answer, since there’s a variety of ways to get started depending on what … Continue reading

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Velvet Resolver

On Monday, Celestalon kicked off the official Alpha Theorycrafting season by posting a Theorycrafting Discussion thread on the forums. And he was kind enough to toss a meaty chunk of information our way about Resolve, the replacement for Vengeance. Resolve: … Continue reading

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Leetsauced Podcast Appearances

Last evening, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Logan, Viktory, and Hi-Ya of the Leetsauced Podcast and recording an episode. We had a pretty wide-ranging discussion covering topics such as what separates WoW from other MMOs, content types … Continue reading

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5.4.2 Rotation Analysis

In December, I talked about the code I’ve written to automate the testing of Simcraft profiles. In that post, I tackled the two easiest simulations to write: glyphs and talents. In both of those cases, we’re just editing a single … Continue reading

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Itemization Value of 4T16

Last week, Fouton from Icy Veins asked me whether I had tried to determine an “ilvl value” for the tier 16 4-piece set bonus. Stated another way, the problem he was trying to solve was twofold: Is it worth using … Continue reading

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