Tag Archives: raiding

Modeling Seal of Insight

Seal of Insight is the last major paladin mechanic that has yet to be added to the simulation.  The last piece of the puzzle, as it were.  There are a number of reasons I’ve put off adding SoI, some of … Continue reading

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Sacréd bleu!

The comments section of last Friday’s post hosted some interesting discussions. Wrathblood pointed out that some of the avoidance gear sets were performing about as well as the Control/Haste set, and Kihra cautioned against counting out Control/Mastery entirely. There was … Continue reading

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Tier 14 Retrospective

You know that feeling sometimes, that those of us in our 20s or 30s get about our college days? We’ll look back and think, “Man, those were the best days of my life.” And that’s kind of a sad thought, … Continue reading

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Valor Morghulis

This is a post I wrote almost three months ago.  But I wasn’t very happy with it, and ended up letting it sit around as a draft.  Every few weeks I would come back to it hoping to edit 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 1 – The Model

It’s been quite some time since we last looked at warrior mechanics. While this is primarily a paladin-centric blog, I like to dabble in other classes from time to time, specifically when it seems like there’s something I’m uniquely suited … Continue reading

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Damage Smoothing for Paladins – Round Three

It’s been almost two months since we took a close look at damage smoothing and gearing strategies.  In that post, we definitively concluded that the “control” gearing scheme, which focuses on reaching hit and expertise caps before other stats, was … Continue reading

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Data Analysis and the World First Race

In catching up on the news from this week, I found myself reading comments on mmo-champion.  I know from previous experience this is a bad idea.  I know that reading these comment threads is only going to make me angry, … Continue reading

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Raiding’s Black (Market) Eye

Yesterday, we got some more details on the wares that will be available on the Black Market Auction House (BMAH).  In particular, it’s been mentioned in several blue posts that heroic tier 14-level gear will be listed.  For those who … Continue reading

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I was a 25H Progression Tank

I don’t play World of Warcraft anymore, and I haven’t in a couple of months.  There’s a lot of reasons for that, and I really don’t want to turn this into a QQ post, because I’d actually like to come … Continue reading

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