Unbearably HoT

[A US-PVE, Doomhammer] Dread Lobster Seeks Stellar Raiders!

Posted by in Dread Lobster

It’s that time again: countless masses are gorging themselves on laser chickens, chopping down Christmas trees, stringing up lights, dusting off menorahs, carefully wrapping gifts for clever little crushtaceans, and submitting applications to Dread Lobster. That’s right! Do you have someone on your Christmas list who sounds like this? Incredibly clever or sassy Able to tackle Heroics and raid instances in a single bound Can eloquently recite eight million reasons why his or her talent spec is the best suited for raiding Enjoys constructive and informed praise and criticism Min/maxes his or her performance…read more


Dread Lobster (A) (US-PVE) Now Recruiting Players for Makeouts and High Fives! Crushtaceans Unite!

Posted by in Blog, Dread Lobster, Raiding

Tired of the personnel logistics involved in 25-man raiding? Anxious to fine tune your reflexes for a competitive 10-man environment in Wrath of the Lich King? Do you want to combat the pre-expansion ennui by establishing roots with experienced raiders? Unopposed to the idea of playing multiple characters to better suit a particular encounter? Have a healthy sense of humor? Enjoy politics and unnecessarily large words? Confused as to whether or not crustaceans are truly underwater insects or kings of the sea? Do you want an [Amani War Bear]?  Shit,…read more


Not quite dead yet!

Posted by in Blog, Cataclysm, Rant

When we last met, I had forsaken my subscription and had moved on to other things. Of course, I don’t really remember what those particular things were, but the point is that life suddenly developed a new busyness. Seemingly overnight, I metamorphosed into the kind of person whose crankiness knew no bounds if she didn’t get to sleep sometime before midnight. How lame!  Thus for a time, I resigned myself to the drone of corporate life punctuated by brief sprees of gaming and occasional weekend badassery: playing D&D and painting…read more


Revelations 6:1-8 The Four Horsemen

Posted by in Guide, Raiding

Most, if not all boss encounters in both normal and heroic Naxxramas are relatively straight forward: DPS beats things, the tanks generate threat, healers play the bar graph game, and everyone makes sure they’re not standing in shit on the ground. Sure, there are tricks and gimmicks to everything; for example, kiting the Zombie Chow during Gluth’s encounter (if you have the tools to do it) is much easier on healers than standing there and letting 85 damage-increasing diseases (no exaggeration) stack on you.   But it rather goes without…read more


Swinging both ways: pussy one day, bare the next.

Posted by in WotLK

According to a recent blue post, spec switching is going to happen. Tigole says: We’re defintiely [sic] pursuing the ability to switch specs. The details are still being debated internally but we do have plans that would allow for players to switch between specs. He goes on to explain that this functionality likely wouldn’t be available at release (although really, would you even need it before you’re 80?) and would probably be included in a subsequent patch. While I’m clearly excited about making a switch from tanking to DPS in the blink of…read more