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A Letter to Celesty Claus

Every Winter Veil, children of both factions write letters to Greatfather Winter and ask for toys and games. In the meantime, their parents are writing letters and saying prayers to a completely different deity: Celesty Claus, the great celestial dragon … Continue reading

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MATLAB Automation Code

So it’s finally time to unveil a project I’ve been working on intermittently for the last three months.  If you recall, in the past I maintained a suite of MATLAB DPS simulations that attempted to determine optimal rotations, stats, glyphs, … Continue reading

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SotRdämmerung

As was pointed out in the comments on a previous blog post, the protection 2-piece-turned-4-piece that returns holy power when Bastion of Glory (BoG) stacks are consumed will allow us to keep SotR up 100% of the time.  That comes … Continue reading

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Patch 5.3 WeakAuras Configuration

Since 5.2, I’ve made a few modifications to my WeakAuras configuration.  Nothing major, but definitely some quality-of-life improvements. One option that WeakAuras lacks is the ability to set a trigger based on Spell ID and time remaining.  You can do … Continue reading

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Is Nothing Sacred?

I’ve been hinting all week that there was some big news coming up regarding our gearing choices.  If you’ve followed the last two rounds of smoothness simulations, it looks an awful lot like Control/Mastery is the solid winner.  To put … Continue reading

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Control Shift En-tier

About a week ago, Wrathblood asked me to take a more thorough look at the Tier 15 2-piece bonus. The earlier simulations I ran were based on a lower-ilvl gear set (496) which was more constrained in its itemization, and … Continue reading

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Cruise-ader Control

Earlier this week, Ghostcrawler informed us that they planned on addressing the “haste problem,” which I discussed in my last post, by changing Grand Crusader’s proc trigger.  Rather than triggering off of Crusader Strikes and Hammers of the Righteous, it … Continue reading

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Protection Tier 15 Set Bonuses

Earlier this month, the set bonuses for T15 were revealed, followed by a few clarifications from Ghostcrawler.  To summarize what we know: T15 2-piece: Casting Word of Glory or Eternal Flame also grants you 40% (additive, not affected by DR) … Continue reading

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5.1 Warrior Simulations – Part 2 – Rotations

Last time, we went over the model we’ll be using to evaluate different rotations and looked at some basic queues.  We decided that we’d use the SB and SBr* queues (“Spam Shield Block” and “Spam Shield Barrier,” more or less) … Continue reading

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Patch 5.1 Itemization Considerations

Patch 5.1 brings absolutely no changes to our core mechanics, so… carry on?  Unless you’ve been heavily using Turn Evil or Hand of Salvation, you might not notice a difference. It does, however, bring up some interesting questions regarding gear.  … Continue reading

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